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  1. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    My vote for one TS Meal at the resort is the Cape May Cafe Clambake. My family loves seafood, and there is plenty to go around at this dinner- the crab legs, mussels, clams are great, there is usually a fried seafood item on a rotating schedule- calamari, fried fish, shrimp?

    The non-seafood stuff is good too and the salads and chowders are yummy. Not that icky red chowder, either, the real milk-based stuff (Sorry, I'm not from your neighborhood) ;)

    If seafood doesn't do it for you, then the Captain's Grille is my backup suggestion. Not really outstanding theming, but the food is good and I think on the low to moderate price scale for Disney. It's a hidden jewel.

    I have reviews to some restaurants lined to page 1, but I don't think I have included mine, so I am off to add those now.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  3. Karebear

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    Another Somerset County person here--I grew up in Basking Ridge. I am in CA now and people think that I am crazy, but I miss NJ :thumbsup2
     
  4. Dis703

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    NJ is so different from CA. I'm not sure I'd miss it all that much, but I was Florida born and raised. I work in Basking Ridge (although on leave with the kids now) and live right next door in Bernardsville.
     
  5. GeorgiaHoo

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    Good selection of beer at Raglan Road but outrageously overpriced. A 22 oz Arrogant ******* that costs $4.99 at Whole Foods is $18 at Raglan Road.
     
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    Yup, I'm the town next door. It's amazing that a not very populated (relatively speaking) part of NJ is so well represented not only on the disboard but in the YC/BC thread! Of course you miss NJ, the world thinks that it's all Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of NJ, Jerseylicious, etc but we know what it's really like in the beautiful Somerset Hills... :):):)
     
  7. mademluc

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    It helps quite a lot! And really, in your heart of hearts, you know there's space in the world for two chowders :hippie:
     
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    The non-seafood stuff is good too and the salads and chowders are yummy. Not that icky red chowder, either, the real milk-based stuff (Sorry, I'm not from your neighborhood)

    Now now "Nate" the red chowda isn't bad (icky)... just not as good as the real milk-based stuff!! :)
     
  9. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    I'm sorry, but I must respectfully disagree.

    I thought I could be open-minded when I ordered the following on a trip to Puerto Rico last year. The waitress warned me "It's tomato based"

    Here's a little portion about the encounter from my trip report


    Caribbean Seafood and Yucca Chowder with Cilantro Oil, $14

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    The chowder was ok. I should have listened to the waitress. My New England prejudice may be rearing its ugly head, but seafood chowder NEEDS a cream base. And skip the tomatoes. It just aint right!



    ETA- Ok OK, not icky.

    I worked for a seafood restaurant, The Weathervane based in Maine/NH. When we opened a couple of restaurants in NY, I went out to train the staff. What fun I had when I served the guests milk based chowder. They were all like "What's this???"

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  10. DancinDaisyDuck

    DancinDaisyDuck Nothing left for me to do but dance

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    Thanks! I've never stayed anywhere but Pop Century and if I'm going to be running 13.1 miles on this trip I want nice linens and a hot tub, lol! So deluxe it is! I love everything about the Yacht and Beach Club, but the lack of cabanas at EPCOT resorts is a bummer. Our other option is the Grand Floridian. However, we also have an epic night planned at Jellyrolls after the half and it's much easier to stumble home to the EPCOT resorts than having to grab a cab to go back to GFlo. It's still up in the air but hopefully we'll decide really soon!
     
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    I vote for Cape May too! It's my husband's only request for the whole trip. We also had a nice dinner at Captain's Grille if you want something a little more quiet that is not a buffet. I'm with you on the chowder too, Dee.


    We will be in Disney then too. But, we will be at AKV then, and move to BCV that Sunday or Monday. My girls are hoping to see you and trade pins again. They met you in December and you told them all about the mystery pin. My daughters wanted to see you the next day to trade for the mystery pin, but they were ill. :( Hopefully, they can trade with you in August.
     
  12. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    :wave2:We're staying at the Beach Club CL for our first time & my first Princess Half, it just seems like an easier location for that particular week. I never ever thought I would leave the Polynesian but hubby requested we try something different & since we'll be back at WDW in June, I figured he was right!!! pixiedust:

    Is Jellyroll's fun, My hubby & I have never been to any night clubs or dance places at the Boardwalk, just restaurants with kids. We thought about one night strolling over to one while my (15, 13)teenage kids chilled at room. Not sure though, we've never done this before, but considering it isn't very far--might be an option.:scratchin
     
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    Just an FYI to one of the questions a few pages back, Contemporary Resort also has cabanas. I wish SAB would get them but then it would probably take up too much room and no one would like losing that seating space.
     
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    Jellyroll's is a blast!! My oldest son goes there every time we go now that he is over 21. We've been twice (DH & myself). I'd definitely go again.
     
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    DancinDaisyDuck Nothing left for me to do but dance

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    You will LOVE Jellyrolls! And if you go before 9 p.m. there's no cover, which is $12 per person. If you want a table, go early because the place gets crowded. It's a blast!

    Good luck running your half!
     
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    Hello everyone! My family and I just returned from an 8 day stay at POR and DH said next trip absolutely HAD to be at BC/YC! We typically go in late July/early Aug and I can't wait to book. I think we would probably prefer to do CL wherever we decide.

    I've read a lot of this thread and everyone seems so welcoming and friendly here--I love it!
     
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    Ok, my husband and I are planning a May trip for the 2 of us. We usually stay CL at the BW, but are going to venture out of our comfort zone and try the BC CL. Looking forward to it.
     
  18. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    Exciting, we might really do that!

    Thx for the info, sounds fun! Is this the place with the piano bar? Good luck to you also....:woohoo:
     
  19. Missyrose

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    We went to Jellyrolls for the first time last week and LOVED IT! It was so much fun. They played all kinds of different music and all the musicians were so much fun. People were up dancing, it was great! :thumbsup2
     
  20. DancinDaisyDuck

    DancinDaisyDuck Nothing left for me to do but dance

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    Yes, this place has two guys on pianos and they are phenomenal!

    We were standing in the back last time because there were no tables available. It actually made for a better experience because we could dance. I am in my element when at Jellyrolls- singing, dancing, pianos, and beer make a fantastic combination. The nice thing too is that they get requests for very popular and classic songs that most everyone knows (except for when they do Jimmy Buffet I'm like :confused3) so the whole bar usually sings along.
     
  21. logpey

    logpey Disney or bust!

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    I'll be staying BC CL in a week & 4 days, so I will give you my honest opinion & TR! It is our first time at the BC as guests as well, we usually stay at the POLY CL!:cloud9:
     
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