Having second thoughts about Spoodles

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Treacle44, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Treacle44

    Treacle44 DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2006
    Have printed the menu out to look at, I've gone off eating here now. We're staying at the Beach Club, can somebody please recommend an alternative instead? We have two young children (5 and almost 3), would the Clam Bake be a better alternative?


  2. jtnsami

    jtnsami DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2006
    I liked Spoodles, but my kids (5 and 11) at the time didn't. They loved Cape May for the clam bake. They've already informed me they definitely want to do it again. They had plenty of options to choose from at the buffet.
  3. Redbudlover

    Redbudlover DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2005
    I like the Clam Bake better than Spoodles - it is pretty noisy in Spoodles and though sometimes the food is good, sometimes it is pretty uninspiring...
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  5. daisyduck123

    daisyduck123 <font color=green>I just love those parmesan mashe

    Aug 18, 2005
    We had the same dilemma this past August while staying at BCV.
    We had an ADR for Spoodles, walked over about 10 min. before our ADR & just decided that the kids wouldn't like it that much. They have a take-out window right there, so we ordered pizza (YUM!) & ate it right outside on the boardwalk (they have tables out front).

    We were on the dp, but I think we were over our credit number with our ADRs that week anyway & just payed oop for the pizza.
  6. laughinplace199

    laughinplace199 <font color=blue>AKA Shrimpo or Flamingo Legs<br><

    Apr 28, 2001
    I guess my kids are in the minority because they love Spoodles. It is one of the few places where they can get Mickey-shaped mac & cheese (and the cheese sauce is yummy). They love that. They also love the make your own sundae dessert. It is brought out on an artist's pallette, with little cups of various toppings. We make sure that we go to Spoodles every time we visit WDW.
  7. JandT'smom

    JandT'smom Mouseketeer

    May 2, 2000
    My kids at that age were not big spoodles fans but loved and still love Cape May.
  8. mom0299

    mom0299 DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2006
    That's exactly what my kids had at Spoodles when they were 7 and 9. They loved it - and loved going to the candy shop next door. Spoodles is a family favorite.
  9. byoung

    byoung <font color=coral>You are keeping us alive<br><br>

    Jun 22, 2005
    Go and try you will be OK there.
  10. buzzgirls&dad

    buzzgirls&dad DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2003
    We have always loved spoodles for dinner. DD went with the grilled cheese at the time, loved seashore sweets and a stroll on the BW. DD also loved Cape May as there were many options to choose from. We, however, were not all that thrilled with Cape May, nothing was terrible or cold and service was great just not for us. We were sad, as we stay at BCVs and were hoping Cape May could always be our default restaruant if we were to tired to make it anywhere else. Now it's spoodles. Cape does get a lot of great reviews so you should be fine.
  11. TigerLaw

    TigerLaw DIS Veteran

    Mar 17, 2000
    We love staying at BC, and often went to both the clam bake and spoodles-that was until our last trip in may. We went to spoodles not knowing they had changed the menu so that there was like 6 main entree choices - I literally had to fight to come up w. something I wanted to eat. Needless to say, we won't be going back there for dinner again (love their breakfast though)

    As for the clam bake, my wife and I believe this has been one of the dining plan victims in terms of decline in quality, but we still go every time we come down. Good food, good kid food. It is noisy, if that's a concern.

    I would also think about flying fish if you want a more formal, quiet dinner - I hear goood things about it and kid friendly as well
  12. evenpar4me

    evenpar4me Mouseketeer

    Jun 14, 2007
    had dinner there 9/15.won't be going back.loudest place I have ever eaten,food wasn,t good,but service was.
  13. Ms.Mouse

    Ms.Mouse DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2006
    Oh ya, the Clam Bake for sure... Not only for the clams but the ribs were delicious!!!
  14. MomofKatie

    MomofKatie Dairy World? Fairy World! OH, DARN IT!!

    Apr 4, 2004
    My DD loved Spoodles, too- but she is REALLY in the minority, because she didn't eat any "kid food" at all! She ate- and loved- the different appetizers with us. We had the Mediterranean dips, flatbread, lamb cigars, garlic shrimp, calamari, hummus, and Greek salad. DD has a very adult palate, though.
  15. GinnyFavers

    GinnyFavers Rescued Princess of Chickapin Hill

    Jul 23, 2007
    Yes, go to Cape May's buffet instead, or the Yacht Club Galley might be a good pick for you.

    I don't know if the DDP is accepted at Beaches & Cream, but that's a great place for dinner with kids.

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