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Old 08-01-2014, 10:08 AM   #16
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Uh... pretty much all of German cuisine is meat and potatoes and not spicy.

If she's unwilling to try anything new, then I would just cancel all TS ADRs and get a cardboard burger every night, like Disney wants everyone to.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #17
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...cardboard burger every night, like Disney wants everyone to.
Using an emoticon/smiley for the first time in my adult life (and I promise not to make a habit of it), but...
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #18
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German food is certainly not for everyone, but I would argue that there is plenty of food here that doesn't come across as particularly "German" and could serve as kid-friendly fare, even without a dedicated kids' area. Our whole family loved it, from one fairly picky daughter to slightly more adventurous daughter to steak-loving mom to I'll-try-anything-once dad (me). Honestly, I was surprised that the whole gang liked it, but now that I know that, I have no doubt we'll be back soon(-ish).
Yeah, my 6 year old son who ate only fruit, hot dogs, and mac and cheese LOVED Biergarten. He's now 12 and it's a must do every time we go to Epcot.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:32 AM   #19
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My wife and I really enjoy German food, though we're otherwise not generally particular to "plain" types of food (love Indian and Thai, for example). The only German restaurant in our immediate area closed before we really got into it, though I think one opened up somewhere else recently. We hit Das Festhaus in Busch Gardens at least twice during a 5-day visit (yeah, we usually hit BG 4-5 days out of a 7-day Williamsburg trip).

We've only been to Biergarten once (in 2010) and are very much looking forward to returning this month, and I'm very happy to learn about the 10% discount with the Disney Visa card. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere immensely, even though our tablemates were, well, uninterested.

One other option for German food that we are considering is Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe (VERY interested after seeing it on TheTimTracker). The prices on the web look REALLY good and the food is reported to be a-mazing (for "plainish" German food). The only downside is that I think it's like a 45 minute ride from our (offsite) hotel. I may see if we want to do it on one of our non-park days, I'd hate to regret not going there.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #20
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We enjoyed the food at Biergarten, though admittedly we're not picky eaters. However, what keeps us from dining there more often is that we HATE the communal seating/table sharing.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #21
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One other option for German food that we are considering is Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe (VERY interested after seeing it on TheTimTracker). The prices on the web look REALLY good and the food is reported to be a-mazing (for "plainish" German food). The only downside is that I think it's like a 45 minute ride from our (offsite) hotel. I may see if we want to do it on one of our non-park days, I'd hate to regret not going there.
Thanks for this tip. I may try this restaurant on our next trip if our schedule allows it. I like different cultural food and I like German food but I'm sorry Biergarten just doesn't cut it for me. And for the price I pay for this restaurant is an insult.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM   #22
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We have an ADR booked here for 6 of us. Out of the six of us, 2 are very picky. I've told our 16 year old son if he's not full after the meal, we'll get him a counter service meal. Our middle son who is 25 will probably be as bad as the 16 year old but we'll get him a beer and then maybe he won't be as picky!!!! :-)
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:44 PM   #23
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We went in June for the first time and really enjoyed it. Everyone tried new foods. My 9 year old ds mostly ate pretzel rolls but did try other foods. My older 2 enjoyed it. We had 2 others at our table, a young woman from Germany and her bf from Australia. She didn't speak English so he translated. My mother and my Dh said they were very nice and enjoyed talking to them. I was at the other end of the table. Make sure you time it so you can enjoy the music.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #24
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DH is super picky and Biergarten is his favorite Disney restaurant. He likes the abundance of meat and potatoes.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #25
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We have an ADR booked here for 6 of us. Out of the six of us, 2 are very picky. I've told our 16 year old son if he's not full after the meal, we'll get him a counter service meal. Our middle son who is 25 will probably be as bad as the 16 year old but we'll get him a beer and then maybe he won't be as picky!!!! :-)
If nothing else, a 1 liter beer will certainly help fill him up!!!
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:32 PM   #26
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If nothing else, a 1 liter beer will certainly help fill him up!!!
You beat me to it Maybe a few beers will reduce the pickiness??

We love Biergarten, have booked it for our Christmas dinner. There's a big variety and nothing is too spicy, I'mm sure you'll all find something you like
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #27
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You beat me to it Maybe a few beers will reduce the pickiness?? We love Biergarten, have booked it for our Christmas dinner. There's a big variety and nothing is too spicy, I'mm sure you'll all find something you like
I'm sure there is something for everyone.

How does everyone feel about sharing tables? I think it may be fun, but is there a down side?
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:59 PM   #28
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Biergarten=Yuck=Would worry me

Sorry to say I am with the do not like this restaurant camp, and I liked Chef Mickey's. I would not call myself a picky eater but the food there was blah. I was expecting ok German food and we didn't get it. I say have the picky one go eat a counter service meal and meet up with you later. Sure the kids can eat mac and cheese, the show is cute but not worth it. [Loved the Costco hotdog meal is better comment! LOL, I agree!!]
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #29
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I find this one of the best buffets on property--also love the beer and entertainment
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #30
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Entertainment? Please elaborate. I am picturing something like Clark Griswold dancing in lederhosen in European Vacation.
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