Columbia Harbor House

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by allisonswonderland, May 9, 2006.

  1. allisonswonderland

    allisonswonderland DIS Veteran

    Nov 4, 2005
    I have seen some great reviews about this counter service place- I always walk past and mean to eat there, but never do- I will be at Disney on Monday- the next Tuesday. What do you all think? Is this place that great? Are the chicken strips like the ones all over the park or more like the fish and chips and the CS in UK
  2. jiminyC_fan

    jiminyC_fan <font color=FF00CC>Missing Captain Mickey!<br><fon

    Jul 24, 2001
    We love Columbia Harbor House. It is a must do restaurant each time. We love the fish and chips.
  3. stonewall1

    stonewall1 Earning My Ears

    Aug 1, 2003
    A must do for us, love the atmosphere and location. Food is always fresh and plenty, be sure to sit upstairs with a view of The Haunted Mansion.
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  5. Pixiedust34

    Pixiedust34 <font color=blue>It's like I'm stuck in a music ti

    Jun 23, 2005
    They have a pretty good salad. We didn't do the upstairs seating, but it's probably quieter up there than it is downstairs. I hope to eat there again someday!
  6. all4disney98

    all4disney98 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2006
    We love Columbia Harbor House - just found this one last fall. We always get a sandwich and the bread is delicious. Our kids like the sandwiches better than what they offer for kids meals though.
  7. Bev J

    Bev J DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2000
    We eat here at least twice each trip. Fish is yumm, DH eats the chicken strips. Now last trip I tried the ham sandwich with the broccoli slaw on it, my goodness it was good!
    We have never had a bad meal here and there is lots of seating. If you don't have to drag along a stroller there is quieter seating upstairs. I never even knew it was there till last trip, it was a nice place to get away from the crowds...

  8. Magickndm

    Magickndm <font color=magenta>The man in black fled across t

    Aug 27, 2001
    They serve their clam chowder in a bread bowl and man is it goooooooood! :thumbsup2

    One word of advice, try to eat around 11 a.m, after that it gets so crowded in there you may not find a seat.
  9. cdntourguide

    cdntourguide DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2004
    Unfortunately, the Columbia House no longer serves soup or chili in a bread bowl.
    the soup is still good, but not as good without the breadbowl.

    I really like the tuna sandwich here.
    I usually eat here about once per trip.
    never had the chicken fingers, but everything else is pretty good to eat.

    Ber sure to eat upstairs: seems less crowded. and nice views out the windows.
  10. Magickndm

    Magickndm <font color=magenta>The man in black fled across t

    Aug 27, 2001
    Guess that shows how long it's been since I had their clam chowder. :blush:
    I do love their chicken strips though.
  11. nluvwithmickey

    nluvwithmickey DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2005
    One of the best counter service restaurants in MK. LOVE the tuna sandwich and the fish n chips.

    Last year they had a heavenly apple pie. It was the best I had in all of WDW. We also ate upstairs and we agree, it is much quieter if you eat early.

    Try it!
  12. paras4ri

    paras4ri Wishing upon a star........

    Jul 5, 2001
    I tried it for the first time in December, while on the Keys to the Kingdom tour. I look forward to going back again in September - it was great.
  13. lovmy2girls

    lovmy2girls DIS Veteran<br><font color=purple>I tell ya, if yo

    Jun 1, 2002
    Save the Chicken strips for another CS place because there is so many other things to get here that you can't elsewhere :teeth:

    Our favorite is that Tuna Sandwich. WOW! great on a hot day. That bread is so yummy!
  14. NC State

    NC State DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2005
    We too just walked pasted this place in the past until this past September. We took the Keys Tour and on that tour you stop to have lunch there. It's great, I have planned to have lunch there again come October '06. I just love the tuna sandwich and we dine upstairs, it's nice and quiet there.
  15. La2kw

    La2kw DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2003
    We never miss CHH. Upstairs is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the MK. The chicken strips are the same as everywhere else according to DS who lives on chicken strips. I prefer the salad with pineapple, feta cheese and chicken, or the tuna salad. The only place to find Harry Ramsden's F&C are at the UK in Epcot- those are the best on property, IMO. CHH are different, though not bad either.
  16. Luv4Disney

    Luv4Disney DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2004
    After passing it a bazillion times, we finally tried it last year (it was lunch for the KTTK tour). Now we're in love! It's great and we love the atmosphere as well. DBF already asked if we could eat there as our first CS. :thumbsup2
  17. princess pooh

    princess pooh <font color=deeppink>I bet there's some jerk livin

    Aug 7, 2004
    This is one of my favourite CS restaurants. I always get the clam chowder and veggie sandwich :love:
  18. Cannot_Wait_4Disney

    Cannot_Wait_4Disney Ok all you A cattle, get in ...

    May 18, 2005
    Think Long John Silvers with a heavier, less tasty breading. The soup was ok and it's no longer served in a bread bowl. They had Apple Pie that day. The CM suggested it as it wasn't on the menu. Boy was it great. I sure hope that made it to the menu somehow. Now that was worth a visit. The Big plus is even when Ray's is out the door, this one you can get into and if you get upstairs is rather quiet. It was overall good, but it didn't live up to the hype it receives on this site.
  19. disneyjunkie

    disneyjunkie I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU!!!

    Mar 2, 2001
    We had lunch there during our trip last year. It was great! Here's a picture of our meal. (We were on the dining plan.)

    I'm sorry the picture is so large, I don't know how to make it smaller. :rolleyes: :badpc:

  20. Boncho

    Boncho DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2006
    We love Columbia Harbour House!!!! It is a must when we go to MK. When it is hot outside and there are alot of people, we eat upstairs where it is usually pretty quiet. :thumbsup2
  21. mlg32

    mlg32 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Oh my God the red r

    Apr 4, 2004
    I love the hummus sandwich with broccoli slaw and a cup of chowder. It is the same yummy bread and so refreshing on a hot day! They used to have a bologna sandwich for kids that my girls loved but last year they had a cold chicken meal that wasn't bad either for the kiddos.

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