TON’S O’ PIC’s FREE DINING REVIEWS '05

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  1. toyman70

    toyman70 Mouseketeer

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    We just got back from 6 nights at Pop Century on the free dining plan.
    All I can say is FAb-u-lous !!!
    Little prolog:
    Me-Jason 34 my 8th trip to WDW. I have 70 Disney restaurants under my belt.
    Wife- Patty 25 her 5th trip. NEVER ate at any sit down restaurants EVER, what a shame.
    Married 3 years and this is our first Disney trip together. So I had to let her eat around the world.
    This is the first time I had used any dining plan. Food was in abundance.
    Since the plan was free for us it was well worth it (when is free food not).

    Now go grab your favorite snack, loosen your belts, fetch a bib and let’s get your eat on!!!!


    Legend:

    C.S. = Counter service
    T.S. = Table service
    Paid cash= means I paid cash for that item and did not use any credits.
    All snacks will be pictured together at the end of the reports. I will not list them the days they are eaten (to much eating going on to remember where and when).


    DAY 1 9/18/05
    Lunch:
    Cantina san angel – 1 C.S. credit
    combo platter:
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    Rating:good.
    Thoughts: not bad but nothing special.filling

    Dinner:
    Sci-Fi dine in – 2 T.S. credits
    bacon cheeseburger:
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    steak:
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    BLT soup:
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    onion rings:
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    cookie & cream shake:
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    apple crisp:
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    moon pie:
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    Rating:very good
    Thoughts:I like the burgers here alot.the onion rings are great.desserts are OK
    nothing special.shake was awesome

    DAY 2 9/19
    Lunch 1:
    Cosmic Ray’s – 1 C.S. credit- we split this meal
    double cheeseburger & fries:
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    carrot cake:
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    Rating:OK
    Thoughts:a filling counter service.decent carrot cake

    Lunch 2:
    Flame Tree BBQ – 1 C.S. credit – we split this also
    ribs,corn,beans:
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    onion rings:
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    chocolate cake:
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    Rating:excellent
    Thoughts:the ribs were perfect,beans sweet and tender,corn juicy,cake rich &
    moist,onoin rings super.I highly recommend this place.Plus it's only a counter service.I paid cash for the onion rings

    Dinner:
    Le’Cellier – 2 T.S. credits
    cheese soup:
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    shrimp cocktail:
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    bread sticks:
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    glazed filet & cheese mashed potatoes:
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    N.Y. strip & rosted potatoes:
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    fruit cobbler:
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    club cake:
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    free aniversary choc.mouse:
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    Rating:excellent
    Thoughts:everything was perfect.pretzel bread was so good.ny strip not as good as filet.
     
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  3. toyman70

    toyman70 Mouseketeer

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    DAY 3 9/20
    Universal
    Lunch 1:
    Richter burgers - cash out of pocket
    double cheeseburger & fries:
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    Rating:not bad
    Thoughts:little over priced,freshly cooked.

    Lunch 2:
    Beaches & Cream – cash out of pocket-split meal
    Burger & onion rings:
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    no way jose:
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    Rating:excellent
    Thoughts:I love the burger & onion rings here.juicy and tasty.icecream is awesome of course

    Dinner:
    O’Hana’s – 2 T.S. credits
    menu:
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    pina colada & strawberry daq.:
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    salad:
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    sweet & sour shrimp:
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    mixed veggies:
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    dipping sauces:
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    meats on a skewers:
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    scalloped potatoes:
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    honey corriander wings:
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    fried wontons & shrimp wontons:
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    bread pudding w/banana foster sauce & vanilla icecream:
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    steak:
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    Rating:soooooo good
    Thoughts:One of our favorite meals.We never ate here before but the menu
    was incredible.The potatoes are like crack,you can't stop eating them.
    the meats were juicy.The shrimp wantons were awesome.Salad is plain,nothing special.bread pudding,the BEST!!!!!! I love this place.
    Only complaint is we were sitting next to the fire pit and the singer was right there and the coconut races & hula hooping got on my nerves.My wife didin't mind though.Highly recommend this place.
    DAY 4 9/21
    Lunch:
    50’s Prime Time Café – cash out of pocket – split meal
    fried chicken w/mashed potatoes & greenbeans:
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    Rating:very good
    Thoughts:just like homemade.Good mom interaction.very quick service.15 min.
    between getting seated and walking out the door.Love the theming.


    Dinner:
    Concourse Steakhouse – 2 T.S. credits
    smoothies:
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    rolls & butter:
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    shrimp cocktail:
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    wings:
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    filet & mashed potatoes:
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    peach & blueberry cobbler w/vanilla icecream:
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    chocolate cake:
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    Rating:very good
    Thoughts:everything was great.The strip steak was a little tough ( the only picture I forgot to take)the desserts were very good.
     
  4. toyman70

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    DAY 5 9/22
    Lunch:
    Wolfgang Puck – 2 C.S. credit
    rosemary chicken w/garlic butter mashed potatoes:
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    pepp. pizza:
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    soda:
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    choc.cake:
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    choc.chip cookie:
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    Rating:excellent
    Thoughts:the food is so good here.everything was cooked to order.the potatoes were the best.desserts were also very good.A great counter service.

    Earl of sandwich - paid out of pocket
    The original (roast beef,chedder cheese,horseradish sauce):
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    rating:O.K
    Thoughts:nothing that special.The bread was good though

    Dinner:
    Whispering Canyon Café – 2 T.S. credits
    Corn bread:
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    nachos:
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    wings:
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    bottomless shakes (vanilla and black & white):
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    soda with long straw:
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    steak,mashed taters,corn,onion rings:
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    glazed porkchops,roasted taters,green beans:
    [​IMG]
    banana dustbowl:
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    caramel apple pie with vanilla icecream:
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    Rating:excellent
    Thoughts:very loud,but fun.Food was great but SOOOO filling.The steak was a
    little tough.desserts were very good.we love this place.
     
  5. toyman70

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    DAY 6 9/23
    Lunch:
    Coronado Springs Pepper Market – 2 C.S. credit
    smoothies (strawberry & mango):
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    chinese combo platter:
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    chedder bacon burger & fries:
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    oatmeal cookie:
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    banana nut muffin:
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    Rating: poor
    Thoughts:food was not good here at all.the desserts were the only good thing
    here.they only let you get cookies or muffins for the dining plan.
    They also allowed smoothies as drinks.Skip this place,what a waste of credits.

    Dinner:
    Mama Melrose – 2 T.S. credits
    menus:
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    caprino cheese & bread:
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    bruschetta:
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    chicken parm:
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    pepp.pizza:
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    chocolate pudding cake:
    [​IMG]
    coffee tartufo:
    [​IMG]

    Rating:OK nothing special
    Thoughts: pizza was good (small) caprino cheese was very good (like french bread pizza) chick parm not so good (a bad as olive garden) desserts very good but small
     
  6. toyman70

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    DAY 7 9/24 (final day)
    Breakfast:
    Boma – cash out of pocket
    frunch juice:
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    omelete (swiss,chedder,bacon,peppers):
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    french toast & bacon:
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    sticky nut bun,blueberry muffin,cinn.roll:
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    waffle,banana nut bread,seasoned potatoes:
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    pineapple,danish,watermellon,frenchtoast:
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    Rating:good
    Thoughts:the quality is good but not worth the money.

    Snack:
    Epcot U.K. -cash out of pocket
    fish & chips:
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    Lunch:
    everything Pop -cash out of pocket
    double cheeseburger w/fries:
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    Rating:good
    Thoughts:I love the food court here good food.

    Dinner:
    everything Pop - 1 C.S. credit
    moms night out-fried chicken,mashed taters,green beans,roll:
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    lunar cheesecake:
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    Rating:very very good
    Thoughts:love the chicken

    Total for ALL foods $888.84 ( we spent about $100 in cash for stuff)
     
  7. toyman70

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    Here are some snacks and misc. food pic's

    wife eating icecream cookie sandwich-1 snack credit:
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    great

    everything POP
    double cheeseburger w/cheese fries & twinkie tiramisu-1 c.s. credit:
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    very tasty

    waffle,bacon,sausage-1 c.s. credit
    [​IMG]
    tied dyed cheesecake:
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    choc.croissant:
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    it was all good!

    Port orleans-paid cash
    beignets:
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    So good

    MGM-ABC commissary-1 c.s. credit
    cheeseburger w/fries & mac.nut tart:
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    tart was good ,burger OK

    boardwalk bakery-cash
    choc.cupcake:
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    good

    choc.frozen banana-1 snack credit:
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    Epcot- japan - cash
    Kokigori:
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    yum

    DTD goofy's candy -cash
    carrot cake cookie:
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    german choc.chip cookie:
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    both were very good

    itzakadoozie - 1 snack credit:
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    main street icecream shop-cash
    choc.chip cookie w/van icecream:
    [​IMG]

    main street bakery-cash
    apple turnover:
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    yum

    french toast loaf:
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    so good it hurts

    mara-cash
    zebra domes:
    [​IMG]

    Popcorn-1 snack credit:
    [​IMG]

    dolewhip-cash:
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  8. CamColt

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    Thanks for posting! Im starving!!! :teeth:
     
  9. Wendaeh

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    Thanks for posting all the pics and reviews!

    Can't wait to try those potatoes at 'Ohana (like crack, huh :rotfl2: )

    Those frozen bananas are right up my alley as a snack -- where did you get them?

    Wendy
     
  10. MinnieM21

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    Fantastic pictures and review! :sunny: Thank you so much for sharing. I'm getting so excited for my trip! :cool1:
     
  11. PattiPB

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    Thank you for taking such time to post!

    I can't wait to show DH what we can do if we use our credits well. Now I'm headed to the kitchen...
     
  12. eeyore7567

    eeyore7567 Earning My Ears

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    How were the Fish and Chips at Epcot? We ended up skipping that and headed somewhere else in the World Showcase.
     
  13. Kinley'sMom

    Kinley'sMom Alli's Mom Too!!

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    Now I'm starving! :banana: Thanks for sharing the pics and reviews. I can't wait until our trip in April!
     
  14. robinb

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    Oh man! I'm stuffed just seeing all that great food :). Thanks for all the great pictures!
     
  15. disneyjunkie

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

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    Wow, those pictures are great.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. ladyjayhawk

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    YUM!!!!!! Thank you!! :)
     
  17. DaisyGirlAllTheWay

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    That review is spectacular!! Holy moly. *wiping drool*
     
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    Thanks for the picture of the Dust Bowl from Whispering Canyon. I was trying to explain it to DH now I can show him a picture. That was so yummy!
     
  19. ufgator

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    Wonderful pictures and reviews!! Thanks for sharing them. :cheer2: The bad part about your review is that I'm really hungry now! :) I'm going to bookmark these pics for future reference.
     
  20. dreams4disney

    dreams4disney DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I am so hunfry right now for a cheeseburger!!! Great review!
     
  21. NYRN

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    OMGosh what great pictures! :cool1:
     

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