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RP food too high: Please recommend close off site places to eat

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  1. Puffy2

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    Royal Pacifics food prices are way out of line. Please recommend food places very near the RP within easy driving distance - Driving directions??
     
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  3. Antonia

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    How do the food prices at RP compare to the food prices at PB and HRH? Are they similar or is RP out of lilne with even its sister hotels?
     
  4. rocketman23

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    There are several food places on Kirkman or I-Drive. To get to Kirkman, take a right out of the resort, turn left at the light where you could go into the general parking lot, follow that down to take a right towards the big twin hotels Radisson, turn left at that light and go from there. If you want to go to I-Drive, follow the same directions and substitute the last step for turn right and go toward I-4 East sign and you'll come out to I-Drive...
     
  5. WebmasterBarry

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    You can also do Citywalk restaurants. Prices are a bit lower there.

    If Citywalk is out of your range, I found some places from www.switchboard.com. I used 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. (the Universal office address) as the main address.

    Blimpie Subs & Salads
    0.09 mi.
    5989 Turkey Lake Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-4201
    Phone: (407)248-0560

    Papa John's Pizza
    0.09 mi.
    5922 Turkey Lake Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-4217
    Phone: (407)363-7272

    Kobe' Japanese Steak House
    0.93 mi.
    5605 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7917
    Phone: (407)248-1978

    Orlando Ale House
    0.94 mi.
    5573 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7915
    Phone: (407)248-0000

    Ponderosa Steakhouse
    0.94 mi.
    5529 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7915
    Phone: (407)345-0200

    Emeril's
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Phone: (407)224-2424

    Mc Donald's
    0.96 mi.
    5400 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7926
    Phone: (407)352-1528

    TGI Friday's
    0.99 mi.
    5933 Caravan Ct
    Orlando, FL 32819-7900
    Phone: (407)903-0338

    Waffle House
    0.99 mi.
    5350 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7908
    Phone: (407)351-0730

    Domino's Pizza
    1.02 mi.
    5320 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819-7951
    Phone: (407)248-8434

    Sawadee Thai Restaurant
    1.02 mi.
    5320 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)370-2200

    Hooters Restaurant
    1.04 mi.
    5300 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)354-5350

    Egg Roll 99
    1.08 mi.
    5697 Vineland Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)363-4466

    International House-Pancakes
    1.08 mi.
    5203 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)370-0597

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Str
    1.09 mi.
    5859 Caravan Ct
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)248-6260

    KFC
    1.10 mi.
    5173 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)351-8669

    Taco Bell
    1.10 mi.
    5147 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)352-7517

    Denny's
    1.11 mi.
    5827 Caravan Ct
    Orlando, FL ZipCode

    Burger King
    1.13 mi.
    5624 Vineland Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)248-9051

    Trey Yuen Restaurant
    1.14 mi.
    6800 Visitors Cir
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)352-6822

    Pizza Hut
    1.14 mi.
    5937 American Way
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)354-1582

    Wendy's
    1.15 mi.
    5503 Major Blvd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)370-0806

    KFC
    1.18 mi.
    6217 International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)352-9203

    Dunkin Donuts
    1.18 mi.
    6227 International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)351-3597

    Black Angus Restaurant
    1.18 mi.
    6233 International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)354-3333

    Las Palmas Restaurant
    1.18 mi.
    6233 International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)351-3900

    Kanpai of Tokyo
    1.19 mi.
    6687 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)352-4811

    Dairy Queen
    1.20 mi.
    6301A International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)352-9691

    Kim Wu Chinese Restaurant
    1.20 mi.
    4904 S Kirkman Rd
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)293-0752

    Wendy's
    1.21 mi.
    6320 International Dr
    Orlando, FL ZipCode
    Phone: (407)351-1060

    There's a lot more out there. International Drive seems to have every restaurant franchise, but I would stay away from that area if possible. Traffic can be terrible there.
     
  6. WebmasterBarry

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    I don't know why there are frowny faces before the phone number. I blame it on gremlins. :)
     
  7. Peterd

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    You should check out Chapparals. It's about 4 miles from Universal. We love the steaks and bacon shrimp. The prices are very reasonable, even the drinks are relatively cheap. A 32 oz. margarita for about 7 bucks. Most of the golfers go there when they're in town for one of the tourneys. Our last trip, we ate there 3 times.
     
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    If you like Indian food, there are two good Indian places nearby, both near the intersection of Kirkman and International Drive:

    Passage to India (on I Drive)

    Far Pavilion (on Kirkman)
     
  9. Bchamp

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    Ponderosa is supposed to have a wonderful buffet for, I think, 3.99. Never tried it but next time it is on my list of musts.
    I think it is breakfast but I am not sure. Maybe someone on here who has gone there can post. Can't beat the price though.
    And Fridays is right across the street from the universal parking garage. We went in for lunch one day and it was empty. Food was good though. Too bad that the prices are so high at RPH, I wanted to go hotel hopping next trip and try out some of them.
     
  10. nhrenee

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    We ate at the Ponderosa breakfast buffet during our last trip. It was around $23 for 3A and 1 ch breakfast (the $4.99 buffet price doesn't include drinks). It was pretty yucky but the kids liked having many choices.
     
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    These gremlins you speak of, do they tell you to burn things? :D ;)
     
  12. WebmasterBarry

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    No, the gremlins just hang on the side of airplanes. :)
     
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    Well, it seems to me that at PBH you can find it a bit more reasonable. Mama Dellas is a great family place so is Trattoria. Also you can just get a pizza or asomething at Sals market.
    At HRH even the pool menu is better then RP's poolside menu.
    The buffet at Islands restaurant at RP is great for kids at $3.99 but then they charge you $2.00 for a soda & the adult buffet is $24.50!
     
  14. SRRN

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    Peterd,
    Where is "Chapparal's"?
     
  15. robvia

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    Great list Barry. This info should be added to the permanent threads. Hope the "insiders" see this and lower the prices. It's supposed to be a budget hotel. It would be cool if they had a food court like the All Star resorts at Disney.
    Here's the Publix locations if you want a grocery store.

    7640 Sand Lake Road
    Orlando FL 32819

    Or

    4606 S. Kirkman Road
    Orlando Fl 32811
     
  16. Peterd

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    Chapparal's is about 4 miles from universal, I think their web site is chapparalsteakhouse.com. They have directions and their menu. The steaks are very big and the prices are very reasonable. It's one of those places where you would normally just drive by it without noticing it. We had several friends reccomend it, and we love it. Our kids love it. I guess the professional golfers know food, their pictures are all over the wall from their visits.
     
  17. Lewisc

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    The great opening specials gives the wrong impression. The hotel is intended to be a 4 star hotel in the same category as the other 2 hotels (rack prices are a little lower but the rooms are smaller). If you look at the amenities of the hotel it's clear it's not intended to compete with the All Stars. It's true we have to give back some of the room savings (pay for parking and more expensive food options).
     
  18. Buschfan

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    McNalley's All American Burger with French Fries $9.29

    Panko Crusted Chicken Breast $17.00

    I think one of the reasons for the high prices (see above) I have seen posted is that this hotel is geared towards the convention market. If your company is footing the bill, who cares about the prices. It just doesn't sound like they really care about the family market in their pricing. It is a shame that people are forced to order in pizza and drive down the street to get an affordable meal when traveling with their children.
     
  19. Puffy2

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    Thanks Barry for such a great listing.

    Budget minded companies consider all the costs when booking for conventions too (otherwise they would go broke) -

    It's true that when traveling we generally expect to pay a little more for hotel food, but $24.95 for a buffet without even giving you a cola with that price is riduculous, and I think even those with the extra cash will tend to choose their dining options more wisely. I love a luxury hotel, but I'm not completely out of my mind. Fortunately, City Walk offers some reasonable dining choices - all within walking distance.
     

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