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Old 06-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #16
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If quick service is important BWI doesn't cut it. There are a lot of great table service restaurants at BW but no QS. My vote for Maya at AKL. OR Poly
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we will be on the DDP and we usually eat probably half of out quick service meals at our resort so having a decent selection is important! I think having the dole whip in the resort may sway my DH to the poly!
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Another 1st place vote for Roarin Forks ...
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:19 PM   #19
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Poly & WL are my favorites then SSR, AKL, Dolphin, GF, CR in that order. I will say Captain Cooks can get crazy, wish it was bigger
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I actually like the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary. All-time favorite is Capt. Cook's - followed by Roaring Forks at WL.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #21
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Best I can say is all the CS options at Deluxe resorts are not good at best.
the only thing we get is maybe breakfast on occasion and childrens meals we will wait to take the bus to DTD .
I have not been to a moderate in a while but from what I recall they always had the best of both with a nice CS and a good TS.
If your goal is to keep a stomach satisfied at a CS look at Moderates.
I recall POR Riverside having a nice CS and Pepper market was great at CSR.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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Animal Kingdom Lodge
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All 3 of them are very good and offer a large variety of food
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #23
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I've stayed at all the Deluxes and like Mara at AKL best
They're all fine but Mara is my favorite.
I've only stayed at WL, the Poly, and AKL. I agree with you on the Mara. The grilled tomatoes at breakfast are to die for. I could eat a huge bowl of just those.
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I prefer Capt Cook's or Roaring Forks too, but I have to give Capt Cook's the edge, simply because you can also get that fantastic Kona coffee at the Polynesian (not in Capt Cook's, but close enough).

That coffee is to die for, IMO.

Roaring Forks used to have the best Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. I'm not sure if they still have them or not, but they were better than you'd expect to find.

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We like The Mara at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Our favourite by far was AKL, the food was GORGEOUS, followed by WL. The qs at GF was lovely too but is
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away from the main building and took us ages to find! Calm and peaceful in there though when we visited.

I got put off Captain Cooks by the grumpy staff. We got "snapped at" 3 times in one short visit, and we are actually a very well behaved family!!! lol!

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Gasparilla's at GF---delicious breakfasts and lobster salad at lunchtime.

Mara at AKL.

Not a fan of Roaring Forks and Captain Cook's was closed during our last Poly stay.
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Gasparillas at the GF is amazing if you are looking for sandwich/wraps type of food but if you prefer burgers or salads then I would say Contempo Cafe. Contempo also do some great cupcakes as a dessert for a cs credit.

Never tried the one at WL or Poly but found the Mara at AKL very basic except for the flatbreads and the fact you can have 5 zebra domes as your pudding for one cs credit.

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #29
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The Mara at AKL. Perfect size, relaxing (for a quick service).
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Originally Posted by tarak View Post
I've only stayed at WL, the Poly, and AKL. I agree with you on the Mara. The grilled tomatoes at breakfast are to die for. I could eat a huge bowl of just those.
Yummy! Will look for those tomatoes next week
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