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Old 11-01-2004, 06:28 PM   #91
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Just back from a long budget trip

We are just back from a long budget trip. 16 days in fact to celebrate our anniversary.

We ate off site a bunch of times, usually before or after leaving the parks. Here are my opinions.

Orlando Ale House- ate there 3 times. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. The best low carb menu I have ever seen. My hubby loved the huge steak for only $13. If you order the onion rings be aware that you will not have room for anything else. Beer battered and a huge portion! WE will return here often. You can get a bucket of 4 beers for about $5 or so also if you are so inclined.

TGIF- tasty but small servings. They did give us a free dessert for our anniversary and the service and atmosphere was awesome.

Golden Corral Breakfast Buffet, if they did not have it on there it does not exist. I think there were 3-4 versions of every possible breakfast food. $6 with coupon and it included milk, coffee, orange juice etc. WOW!!

Perkins, not as good as it has been in the past but not bad. Love those muffins. Guess calling them muffins instead of cupcakes takes some of the calories out of them? LOL

Chili's, we always love it there and no exception this time either.

We have eaten at Pebbles in the past and the quality is fantastic but the quantity does not please my hungry hubby.

I did sort of write down a list and where they were if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-02-2004, 07:17 AM   #92
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Re: Just back from a long budget trip

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We are just back from a long budget trip. 16 days in fact to celebrate our anniversary.

We ate off site a bunch of times, usually before or after leaving the parks. Here are my opinions.

Orlando Ale House- ate there 3 times. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. The best low carb menu I have ever seen. My hubby loved the huge steak for only $13. If you order the onion rings be aware that you will not have room for anything else. Beer battered and a huge portion! WE will return here often. You can get a bucket of 4 beers for about $5 or so also if you are so inclined.

Golden Corral Breakfast Buffet, if they did not have it on there it does not exist. I think there were 3-4 versions of every possible breakfast food. $6 with coupon and it included milk, coffee, orange juice etc. WOW!!

I did sort of write down a list and where they were if anyone is interested.

SG/Linda
Linda, I am interested in the Orlando Ale House location because it sounds awesome as well as the Golden Corral Buffet. I would like know more about the Ale house if possible like what is on the menue and did you do lunch or dinner?

For the Golden Corral Breafast Buffet-Where is it in respect to Disney and where did you get a coupon?


Thanks for the info!!!!
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:59 PM   #93
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Good food

Doodlebug939, I will gladly attempt to answer your questions.

The Orlando Ale House is a sports bar type place but I saw many children there and I would feel comfortable in taking mine there and I am an overprotective type person. The bar area is open, but somewhat seperated from the booth area. A bit dark and televisions are everywhere. The menu is very varied and reasonably priced. My hubby's 20 oz porterhouse was only $13 and came with sides.

The Golden Corral is better than any other I have ever been to. I believe it is a prototype and they are using it for an example and a test site. I got the coupons from one of the many coupon books you find everywhere in the area. You only save about fifty cents with the coupon so it is not a biggie if you do not want to hunt one up. I think the coupon books are in the front area of the restaurant itself.

As far as how to find either restaurant - you take Hotel Blvd (where all the tall hotels near Marketplace are) toward Crossroads Shopping Center. Golden Corral is to the right at the main road and is just past on the left. The Orlando Ale House is to the right of Crossroads and behind the 7-11 on the left side of the road. Just stay in the left lane, a turn only lane, and look to the right. It is a white oddly shaped building with the name on the top.

There are loads and loads of restaurants in this area. We drove down both sides of the road on our first day and picked up several menus so we could decide where we wanted to eat. All sorts of choices in food and prices. I am not an interstate type person so I was willing to drive the ten miles from the All Stars to this area but if you are braver it might be closer for you to try another spot. It is an easy ten miles from the All Stars though, you just stay in the right lane as you leave and stay left to go back. LOL

I see your trip is coming up soon. Have a safe and fun filled one.

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Old 11-06-2004, 10:46 AM   #94
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Checkers!

I hope to hit a Checkers on our November trip!

We had one here in NE PA but it closed.
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Old 11-06-2004, 10:50 AM   #95
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Ale House Directions

Can someone give me turn by turn directions to the Ale House that is closest to Disney Pop Century?

I tried mapquest but it does not recognize Pop Century's starting address!

Oh, Oh, can this be a Disney Plot to keep you on property! LOL!
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:57 PM   #96
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Old 11-11-2004, 04:12 PM   #97
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OLT2004, I had sent a reply to your question before but it must have gotten lost in cyberspace. I am so sorry. Here goes again.

You come out on Buena Vista (the main road that runs through the middle of the property) from Pop Century. Turn right and stay in the middle lane until you get up near DTD/West Side where the far right lane is a turn only into the Casting Center. Stay in your lane and it will wind around by all those high rise hotels that are on property but not owned by Disney. When you get to the end you need to make a left at the light when you reach the main light at Crossroads Shopping Center (it will be directly in front of you. Stay in the far left lane which is a turn only and you will see a light and a 7-11. The Ale House is directly behind it, a sort of white oddly shaped building with a cupola on top and the words Ale House.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Old 11-11-2004, 05:24 PM   #98
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SlightlyGoofy...Thank You!!!

Thank You Very Much!!!

I have copied and pasted your directions into OLT Day #4 - Thanksgiving Day - I hope to watch Chicago Vs. Dallas @ 4:15 PM - While my Wife & 2 Disney Daughters restore the retail economic health of hurricane ravaged Central Florida!!!

(Shopping!)

Thank You Again!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:13 PM   #99
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Bucket of Beer

OLT2004, check out the beer battered onion rings and bucket of beer. BTW, you can do a search on Orlando Ale House and see the menu for yourself. My hubby had the 20 oz Porterhouse for $13. Just try to do that at DW.

You will have a great view of whatever sporting event you choose to watch as the place is loaded with tv's. Only thing missing is your own remote but I guess they could not stand having a whole bar full of men switching the channels every six seconds. LOL

Hope you have a wager that will allow you to keep up with the shopping your wife will be doing. (grin)

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Old 11-14-2004, 02:15 PM   #100
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Pebbles & Ming Court

We ate at Pebbles in LBV on our recent rip and it was fantastic. Definately our best offsite meal. Ming Court was a disaster this time. We've eaten there before and we were really looking forward to eating at MC again., but they were extremely busy, poor service and the food was sub-par.
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:14 PM   #102
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Other off site

Someone on the boards said that you could take the road past Animal Kingdom Lodge and come out at a traffic light (I do not do interstate off ramps well, especially in a tourist area where few others know what the heck they are doing either). If this is true it would sure beat driving ten miles each way down to the Crossroads area.

Does anyone have info on this and if so, what restaurants might be found there?

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Old 01-04-2005, 07:05 PM   #103
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We went to the Golden Corral last month by accident. We wanted to go to the Premium outlets, but they weren't open yet so we asked someone on the road where a good place to go for breakfast was. They said golden corral. Being from NY - we were kind of skeptical of anything with "corral" in the name. We could not believe the buffet breakfast they had. It was unbelievable. They had every kind of breakfast food along with vegetables, fried chicken, steaks, all for $6.00 an adult. Definatley the best deal in the area. Too bad we found it on the second to last day in disney.
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Old 01-05-2005, 01:49 PM   #104
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Beverages also

We have a Golden Corral here so I was not exactly wanting to go to another one but that one in Florida is something special. A worker told me that it is a prototype for future restaurants.

There was so much variety (much better than back home) and I have never seen so many different kinds of pancakes, waffles, gravies and everything else. If you cannot find something here you just plain are not hungry.

Beverages were included as well, sodas, milk, coffee and tea and juices for breakfast. Check the coupon books in the lobby as there were $1 off coupons in there when we were there.

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Old 01-21-2005, 03:09 PM   #105
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We loved the Orlando Ale House also. After a funfilled day at Typhoon Lagoon, we asked a CM for a recommendation for a place for dinner - asking her where do the locals/CM go. She highly recommended the Ale House. We took our DS and had a great, inexpensive meal. Good drinks too
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