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Old 07-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Cape May or H&V?

We currently have dinner reservations for Captains Grille on our DHS day.

I am seeing some very mixed reviews and it's making me second guess.

So now I'm trying a different approach. Anyone care to help between Cape May or Hollywood & Vine?

Two adults and 2 teens (17). One is a very adventurous eater, the others a bit more cautious.....

BTW, one of the reasons we booked Captains Grille was so we could check out the Epcot area resorts.....

We only have one other dinner buffet booked for our 7-night stay (Boma).

Thanks for any/all suggestions!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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Based on reviews, dinner at H&V is known to be disgusting. Cape May dinner has great reviews...we have enjoyed their breakfast many times. Thy have tons of seafood options, all you can eat crab legs, ribs, salads, and plenty options for non seafood eaters.
If you want to splurge, you can try Flying Fish Cafe on the Boardwalk, which is a signature restaurant.
If you want to dine inside HS, you can try 50's Primetime Cafe or Mama Melrose.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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The only meal we some what enjoyed at H& V was breakfast. Lunch and dinner was terrible.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:24 AM   #4
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I've done dinner at H&V around 3-4 times and every time it's been great! I'm going again next week and super excited, I really don't understand the terrible reviews it gets on here. There is always plenty of great choices and the desserts are wonderful.

I also enjoy Cape May but only for breakfast considering I'm not a seafood fan.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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Definitely NOT H&V. It's on our Must NEVER do again list. Messy buffet area...food not the right temps, and a mostly missing server. NEVER again.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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Cape May

We're giving Captain's Grille a shot this year (at least that's the plan). We did Cape Mays last year, and are doing it again this year. GREAT choice. We will not be going back to H&W however. Went there in 2010 and nothing there to bring us back.

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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Both Captain's Grille and Cape May Cafe are great choices. This year will make the 3rd year in a row that we booked Captain's grille. IMHO, it is a hidden gem. Their lump crab cakes are yummo. Cape May Cafe is also a hit with us. Their clam bake is really good because it incorporates both sea food and traditional american barbecue. The deserts here are good too!

I know that others HATE H & V but we didn't hate it. We didn't exactly "like" it either. We also did not like 1900 Park Fare or Chef Mickey food that much either.

I think that you will like Cape May or Captain's grille.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #8
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we usually go to Cape May Clam Bake. I love the crab legs and steamed corn, but do find it a bit hectic. Confusing buffet lines and inconsistant service. I just made a reservation for Captain's Grille and hope the crab legs are as good there. If so, it will be great for us so DH can get a steak. He doesn't eat the crab legs and doesn't love Cape May food as much as I do.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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We had never eaten at the Captains Grill any of the many times we've been to DW but decided to try it on our last trip. It was probably the pricing that kept us away but I have to say that we got a rib-eye steak and the pork chop and they were worth every penny. We tried each others entree and we both loved each one. I'd say go for it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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We have had Cape May and Hollywood and Vine. Cape May is a must do favorite for us each time because we love seafood. Hollywood and Vine can be a little chaotic at dinner with the characters. Very noisy and busy. The food has always been okay. If you like a little more quite atmosphere and seafood Cape May is the place to go. Its also a nice stroll from Epcot and the International Gateway. We enjoy walking the boardwalk and around.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #11
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I *love* Cape May!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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Another vote for Cape May from me!! It is my favorite and the kids always like it too (lots of stuff for non-seafood lovers.)

We only go to H&V for the characters. The food is on par with Golden Corral. Not inedible, but just not wonderful. For the convenience of a character meal though, it's worth it for us.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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Hands down def cape may over H&V.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #14
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Cape May VS. H&V

I actually liked H&V...

We've done Both H&V and Cape May about 4-5x EACH.... albeit it has been a few years..

I really do think both buffets are VERY similar....

H&V has a "Make your own Sundae buffet" that is very appealing to the kids... the carved roast, potatoes, some seafood is very similar...

Cape May... the new crab legs are a plus

If we Did Cape May again....it would be if we were staying at BC... it is not a "Destination" restaurant IMHO

If we did H&V again it would be if we were getting the Fantasmic Dining Package...and had "picky" kids who would not like Mama Melrose

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #15
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Hands down, Cape May! Cape May has a very good buffet with a nice variety.
H&V is by far the WORST meal I have ever had at Disney! The food was cold and horrible. The service was bad too.
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