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Old 05-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Talking Recently back from a Disney Noshfest!!! Reviews w/pics!!(Updated 5/19 Be Our Guest!!)

HELLO hungry Dis'ers!!!!

My family and I came back on Monday from 11 days in the World and I just wanted to give some quick reviews of where we ate!!!

This was the first time we have gone without the DDP. We used TiW instead, and found it to be much better for our family. Over 11 days, we ate the way we wanted and came in at just under $1,020.00 for food!!! The DDP would have cost us about $1500 and we would not have eaten all of the food (we never do).

So, without further ado...the restaurants! In no particular order, we ate at:

1) Hurricane Hannah's
2) ESPN Club
3) Tusker House (breakfast)
4) Via Napoli
5) Yachtsman Steakhouse
6) Captains Grille
7) 50's Prime Time
8) Be Our Guest
9) Biergarten
10) Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party

And....a few Flower and Garden food booths!!!

Hope you'll follow us on our delicious journey!!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Travel Food

Well, every journey starts somewhere...and our journey to WDW started at Boston Logan Airport.

We ended up eating at Johnny Rocket's, which I had never had before. I ordered....wait for it....a bacon cheeseburger.



This was a pretty good cheeseburger, and definitely hit the spot before our 3 hour flight to MCO. Lots of bacon!!!

My whole family got the same thing...except the kids got the smaller sizes.

Again, it was a burger, but we were then on our way to some yummy Disney dining!!!


Up Next: Our 1st encounter with Disney food upon arriving...it was a surprise!!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Arrival at the Yacht Club!

So, after some delays we arrived at the Yacht Club pretty late. We were supposed to get in around 9:30 pm but ended up not getting to YC until about 11:30 pm!

Thank God we had eaten those cheeseburgers or we would have been starving.

So we arrived to find out that we had been chosen as YC Family of the Day!!!

That was pretty exciting! When we got to our room, there was a little treat waiting for us! It was this little number...



I personally did not eat any, but our girls quickly started carving white chocolate Minnie up with a knife...

They quite enjoyed her and the strawberries!

But it was time to go to bed, because we had some Disney dining ahead of us!!
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WOW! What a great surprise! They look delicious!
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What a great surprise! How nice to get some pixie dust!

Looking forward to the rest of your reviews. We are not using the dining plan for our August trip. I do love the DxDDP but I wanted a little more freedom to choose this trip. I know I am looking forward to a couple of meals of two or three appetizers rather than an entree!
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What a great surprise! How nice to get some pixie dust!

Looking forward to the rest of your reviews. We are not using the dining plan for our August trip. I do love the DxDDP but I wanted a little more freedom to choose this trip. I know I am looking forward to a couple of meals of two or three appetizers rather than an entree!
It was a wonderful dose of pixie dust!! We even got upgraded from our standard view club level room to LAGOON/POOL view club level!!!

We had an enormous amount of pixie dust this trip.

In regards to not having the DDP...we only made a few ADR's, as we were excited to not be controlled by where we we eating so much. We absolutely LOVED the freedom. I often order appetizers as my meal at home, so it was nice to be able to do that at Disney. With the 20% TiW discount on food and alcohol, we saved a boatload and will definitely be doing that again on our next trip.

Thanks for reading along guys!
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Captain's Grille

I should note that I am not going in any particular order with these reviews...just kind of as I come across my pictures.

Well, we did not have an ADR at Captain's Grille. The night we ended up eating here was a night we had wanted to eat at Beaches and Cream, but were to,d it would be an hour and 45 minute wait.

So, we checked at Captain's Grille and they had immediate availability. We were psyched!...until we figured out why they had such availability...

We were actually with a group of 9 (with friends of ours). 4 adults, 5 kids. 3 of the kids ordered chicken noodle soup. It should have been called celery soup, because that's basically all that was in it...seriously. There was about 3 pieces of pasta in it and we couldn't find chicken in any of the three bowls...

I ordered the crab cake entree. Now, there is a crab cake app as well, that is $10 less. I ordered the dinner entree because 1) it was dinner and 2) I wanted a full meal and potatoes came with the entree.

So, here is my crab cake "entree"



Do you see the potatoes??? Because I see a potato...as in one, flaccid sliver of a potato...for $10 more...

Hmmmmmm.....

The crab cakes themselves were decent. Good amounts of crab meat, and not a lot of filler, but c'mon....where's the rest of the entree? I really should have been charged for an app.

My DH ordered the strip steak. This was it



He was eating it and said it was kind of gristly...then he had to go to the bathroom....and came back saying he wasn't feeling to good....not blaming it on the steak necessarily, but he was seriously getting grossed out by the fat, so I don't think that helped.

He did not finish this.

My friend had ordered the scallops (sorry, no pics)...she said that they were not cooked all the way through.
She did not finish this.

Overall, we really did not like this place and will not be returning. Our waitress was extremely slow and we were kind of held hostage there for 2.5 hours because she kept disappearing.

Not to worry, because now we know...and there was plenty of other deliciousness to experience!!

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Okay....so scratch Captain's Grille off our must do list! No really, sorry you had to pay an entree price for that? Where was the potato....was it that little beige object to the left of the salad? Brutal!!
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Okay....so scratch Captain's Grille off our must do list! No really, sorry you had to pay an entree price for that? Where was the potato....was it that little beige object to the left of the salad? Brutal!!
yup. That was the potato.

Some people really like the place...we just did not enjoy our experience.
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I have debated trying Captain's Grill on and off the past few trips and then I read a review like yours and eliminate it from contention! Sorry you had such a bad meal! That is always so disappointing in Disney.
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Great start! Can't wait for more!
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I have debated trying Captain's Grill on and off the past few trips and then I read a review like yours and eliminate it from contention! Sorry you had such a bad meal! That is always so disappointing in Disney.
We could have hit it on a bad (very bad) night?? I have seen good reviews of the place and I am a firm believer in trying things for myself. Maybe you would have better luck?? It's just not one that I could recommend.

I did realize that in the picture of my DH's steak, you can see my friends scallops in the background....the little white lumps on the plate...yeah, those were the scallops. They were tiny little bay scallops (we are used to sea scallops here in New England), and they weren't even seared on top or anything. I'm so confuzzled by our whole experience there.


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Thanks for reading along! I've got more to come, some really good stuff so stay tuned!
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I'm enjoying your reviews and pictures, looking forward to more!
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