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Old 08-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Dining OOP questions

We are going to WDW next spring and staying offsite so no DDP for us...all OOP.

Can regular meals be bought and split between two people? I know buffets and family style meals cannot be done that way, obviously. Must pay for every person. But if me and DH or the kids wanted to split a burger and fries...can we do that? I didn't know if that was frowned upon.

Can an adult order off of the kid's menu?

Sometimes the portions are big enough to split. So I was thinking that may be a way to save a little.

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Most restaurants don't mind if you split a meal between 2 people. At QS restaurants, we did that quite a bit and they have no idea so that doesn't really matter. But at TS restaurants, they didn't mind us sharing meals at all. I think for the most part, the restaurants understand that you don't want TOO much food on your stomach when you're in the parks riding rides

From what i've seen on here, SOME places will allow you to order off the kids menu while others kind of look down on it. I'm not sure which ones it is that have issues with it, but surely someone on here knows. I believe it was a few from the World Showcase.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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You can absolutely split meals. The portions tend to be pretty big so both people sharing should have more then enough to eat.

From what I can understand yes you can order from the childrens menu.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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We plan on splitting a lot of meals this time around. We prefer to eat an appetizer or dessert and split a meal (especially since a lot of them are so big!)

On days that we have dinner we are really looking forward to, we split a QS meal and we each have an entree dinner!
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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It's very east to order off the kids menu at the QS places
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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We are not very bit eaters and we split meals all the time. Not a problem at all. We usually go OOP. We had the DDP one time and we even split meals on that.
Our servers have always been great about it, even splitting the meals onto 2 plates in the kitchen on occasion. We do make sure to tip as if we all ordered something, especially if the server goes out of their way like that.

I don't think we've shared at any of the places that don't allow it though. It seems like Via Napoli doesn't allow it, but that may just be if you're on the DDP.
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Most portions are HUGE and we share almost everything without hesitation.

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Old 08-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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We are going to WDW next spring and staying offsite so no DDP for us...all OOP.

Can regular meals be bought and split between two people? I know buffets and family style meals cannot be done that way, obviously. Must pay for every person. But if me and DH or the kids wanted to split a burger and fries...can we do that? I didn't know if that was frowned upon.

Can an adult order off of the kid's menu?

Sometimes the portions are big enough to split. So I was thinking that may be a way to save a little.

TIA!
Splitting entrees should not be a problem . Not sure about ordering off the kids menu at a TS restaurant. It would have to be a very big burger for DW & I to split.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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Last year DH and I shared the porterhouse at Yachtsman. The waiter didn't even give us a second look. He brought out 2 plates with our entree. We wanted to try appetizers there, and the porterhouse was something like 24 ounces so it was plenty for us. It came with seasoned fries and we ordered another side dish to share. We were too full to order dessert!

I've eaten off the kids menu at CS places when i wanted something small for lunch, but I'm not sure how this would work for TS.

Another thing I've done is order an appetizer or 2 as my meal. OOP, they have no problem if you do that. And there are some really good appetizers you could make a meal of, so that's always an option too.
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