I need restaurants for 10 days

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by newfiegirl, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. newfiegirl

    newfiegirl Hello Mickey!

    May 30, 2009
    Hi, we are a family of 4 (dh and 2 sons ages 5 and 8). We love a variety of food and we like doing mainly dinners (maybe 1 breakfast just for the characters). While the atmosphere is certainly important, we also like good food. I am open to anything really, so I am just interested in what the experts would suggest as must doers for a small family with boys! Thanks:dance3:
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  3. disneybliss2

    disneybliss2 DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2008
    I would suggest:

    'Ohana: delicious food, all you can eat, fun atmosphere for the entire family

    Boma: great buffet with very unique offerings (but plenty of plainer items if your kids are pickier), beautiful setting

    Via Napoli: good pizza, LOVE the zeppole di ricotta fritters for dessert...YUM!

    Teppan Edo: hibachi style Japanese cooking, very well prepared food

    Sanaa: great food, unique setting if you eat early enough and get a window seat you can view the animals while eating (it's at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani).

    Crystal Palace: (breakfast) wide variety, great omelet & pancake station that chef prepares before you, love getting an early reservation before park opening. Getting pictures without hoards of people in them is priceless!
  4. topmonkeygirl

    topmonkeygirl DIS Veteran

    Sep 24, 2008
    I would go to Sci Fi the kids will love the atmosphere, but stick to the burgers onion rings and shakes. Love the burgers, and from what I've heard everything else is either O.K. or not very good.

    Our fav character breakfast is Tuskar House. Food is good, hot, fresh. Not only do you get the standard breakfast buffet fare, but you also get some African inspired dishes. Try the corned beef it's to die for, it's not that canned junk either.

    Ohauna is another good breakfast it's served family style and you get Lilo and Stitch.

    Flame Tree BBQ is a good quick service meal, food is really good. Some of the best quick service on Disney property.

    Columbia Harbour House another good quick service meal. Fish and chips, really good.

    50's Prime Time Cafe' their fried chicken can't be beat. If you want some comfort food you've found it.

    What kid doesn't love Rainforest or T-Rex? Food is good a little pricey, but the atmosphere is worth the money and wait.

    Those are some of our favs. Hope it helps.
  5. jwfla422

    jwfla422 DIS Veteran/Philly Native

    Apr 21, 2000
    Wow, the list can be endless, from parks to resorts. What resort are you staying at, sometimes that can help make some decisions? And do you have a car or are you relying on WDW transport?

    A few places that come into mind at the park for the boys:
    HS - Prime Time and/or Sci-Fi Drive in
    EPCOT - Coral Reef
    MK - CP (I'd do lunch only if it was my choice)
    AK - Tusker House breakfast or lunch (Donald's Safari)
    Resorts - Cape May Cafe, Beaches and Cream, ESPN Club, O'Hana

    I have a review website with photos if you would like to view some photos and reviews of some of the WDW restaurants, feel free to check it out:
  6. G719

    G719 Mouseketeer

    Mar 7, 2012
    Another recommendation for the Tusker house breakfast and Via Napoli. I would say the Garden Grill would be good for the age of your kids. We thought it was good.
  7. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2006
    Character Breakfast - Tusker House

    Dinner Suggestions:

    AK - Yak & Yeti

    Epcot- Biergarten, Via Napoli, Le Chefs, Garden Grill

    MK - Liberty Tree Tavern

    Ohana, Kona, Cape May, Sanaa & Boma

    Check out the menus for all the Disney restaurants on property at allears.net - you may find some that appeal to you and your family more. My suggestion is to try what appeals to you.

    Good Luck & Congrats!
  8. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    There are over 100 sit down restaurants in WDW. You can get most anything you want. I would suggest a starting point would be to review the menus her on the DIS and on allears.net. It will help you get an idea of the menus and also the prices. It is a good way to see what appeals to your family.

    We love the international restaurants in WS at Epcot.
    We enjoy the Biergarden for a great buffet and entertainment for the kids, Teppan Edo for the delicious food and the show the chefs put on while cooking at your table, Restaurant Marakkesh has delicious food, is a beautiful restaurant and has a band and belly dancer to entertain, Via Napoli for the delicious food and fun atmosphere and the Rose & Crown Restaurant for the food, warm friendly service and an excellent view of Illuminations, Reflections of Earth.
    Have Fun
  9. aml3679

    aml3679 Kita's Mom

    Jun 24, 2000
    We are going without children but did not realize how hard it would be to pick restaurants. We are getting the Deluxe plan and staying at The Wilderness Lodge. We want to relax and have fun. We want the dining plan but know it will be restrictive on our time. Good puck.
  10. aml3679

    aml3679 Kita's Mom

    Jun 24, 2000
    Luck - sorry!
  11. teach22180

    teach22180 DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2006
    If you have hibachi restaurants where you are from, I wouldn't waste time at Teppen Edo at Disney. We love them, but we have lots in our area.

    I took slightly older kids who loved the breakfast at Ohana with Lilo and Stitch.

    And, I would agree with the pp who mentioned Garden Grill for Chip and Dale and Mickey!

    Have fun choosing. :scratchin
  12. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    A few of our favorites are Boma (dinner), Cape May, Ohana, and Chef Mickeys (all 3 for both breakfast and dinner).
  13. Dziactor

    Dziactor Mouseketeer

    Apr 4, 2009
    My musts are Liberty Tree Tavern (love thanksgiving and this takes me there), Jiko is great (love the flatbreads and the filet), Ohana is good for Dinner - wasn't as into breakfast, Be Our Guest seems to have an amazing menu, ill be there in 7 days and cant wait.
  14. Julie711

    Julie711 DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2012
    Some of our favorites are :

    Breakfast - Tuskershouse - great atmosphere & food
    CS lunch- Cosmic Rays, Flametree BBQ , Casey Corner, Backlot Express, Fairfaxe , San Angel Cantina , EOS

    Dinner- Rainforest Cafe/ T Rex would be perfect for your sons!
    50' s Cafe, Crystal Palace, Chef Mickeys, Ohana,
  15. spidet1964

    spidet1964 Mouseketeer

    Sep 6, 2012
    Prime time cafe and definately Boma my favorite restaurant anywhere.
  16. stitchlover

    stitchlover DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2007
    We go for 10 days every spring. Here are ours highlights for the next trip:

    Wolfgang Puck Express for lunch arrival day
    Boma Dinner arrival day
    Crystal Palace Breaskfast
    Restaurant Marrakesh dinner
    Yak and Yeti dinner
    Mama Melrose Fantasmic package
    Gardenview Tea Room on rest day for afternoon tea
    Jiko dinner
    Cape May Cafe Breakfast
    Be Our Guest dinner
    Tusker House breakfast
    Teppan Edo
    Kona Cafe
    Boma breakfast before heading to the airport

    Seems like a ton of food to me but we go every year and my family really likes a sit down dinner every evening and our 17 yo DD likes character breakfasts. Thank goodness for TIW!
  17. jennylyn_b

    jennylyn_b Disney Fan for Life :)

    Jun 16, 2009
    We go every six months and have our dd who will be 2.5 on our trip in May. It will be her fourth. Here are our favs for food and atmosphere and they are good for dd.

    La Hacienda at Epcot
    Via Napoli or Tutto Italia at Epcot
    Teppan Edo at Epcot
    The Plaza at MK
    Be our guest at MK (haven't eaten here yet but will be in may)
    Hollywood Brown Derby in HS our dd loves the kids fish meal here
    Sci Fi in HS not fabulous food but great burgers and Reuben's and its fun!
    Yak and Yeti in Ak
    Raglan road in DTD
    Portobello in DTD
    Turf Club at SSR
    Flying fish at Boardwalk


    Les Chefs in Epcot
    50'S Primetime in HS for decent food great atmosphere
    Earl of Sandwich in DTD we usually have lunch on our checkout day here
    Columbia Harbor house for cs lunch In MK

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