Try new restaurants or go back to favorites?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by robinbutterfly, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. ppony

    ppony Artist in residence DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 23, 1999
    Being as a lot of our "favorites" have been letting us down, we've been trying new places. But there aren't too many "new" places that we want to try given poor food quality. Shula's was one we tried in January and fell in love with. All these years, we've been missing out on this deliciousness! :goodvibes
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  3. Roxychica7

    Roxychica7 DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2008
    There is definitely a fine balance between trying new restaurants and doing family favorites! We have 1 or 2 must do restaurants each trip (like Sci-Fi and Ohana's), have a rotating list of restaurants that we have tried before and do them every other year or every few years and then we try and pick one new restaurant each trip.

    This year's new restaurant is Cape May Cafe for breakfast!

    I have a blast when it comes time for ADR's because I love menu and restaurant choosing! Have fun!
  4. Pixiedust34

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

    Jun 23, 2005
    We do a mix. We return to favorites, but try at least 1 new restaurant on each trip. If you don't try new places, you won't find new favorites. Last month, we tried Via Napoli and Trail's End for the first time for lunch and loved both!

    There are so many good places to eat that it is hard to narrow down the choices. A lot of our favorite places to eat are in Epcot (both counter service and table service) and it's really tough for us to decide where to eat there.
  5. cluvsdisney

    cluvsdisney DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    We are creatures of habit so we usually go back to our favorites and try one or two new places each trip.
  6. robinbutterfly

    robinbutterfly DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2008
    I feel like we keep trying new ones...but I miss my old favs!
    Some favorites that we are not going back to this trip are:
    Flying Fish
    Whispering Canyon Cafe.

    But I am excited about trying new ones.
  7. Starclassic

    Starclassic ‎"The way to get started is to quit talking and be

    Aug 6, 2011
    Since this trip will only be our 2nd, we've decided to try different restaurants than last time. Except for one-- Raglan Road. We loved it so much that we'd be upset if we didn't go back again! :laughing:
  8. chicharitta

    chicharitta Earning My Ears

    Feb 23, 2011
    January will be only our 2nd trip and we have a good mix of old and new. I would have preferred more new ones but when your going with 6 other people you have to try to please everyone.
  9. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

    May 27, 2002
    On a long trip, we try at least one new place. This upcoming trip we are going to Yak and Yeti 1st time.
  10. dvcterry

    dvcterry DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    we have a repeats each trip like Brown Derby, and either Y & Y or Tusker House as far as parks go. We do try a new restaurant each time, but there are some that have made the--never going back to list.
  11. SnowWitch

    SnowWitch DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2001
    If it is a 6 day or less trip, we stick to favorites. If it is 7 or more days, we add at least 1 if not 2 new ones. We have alot of favorites so we generally end up only trying 1 new one.
  12. mowatm

    mowatm Earning My Ears

    May 26, 2012
    One of the things I look forward to the most when it comes to Disney is my favorite restaurants! So I always end up back at the favorites, but I am always sure to try a couple of new places, just in case they turn in to favorites!!!
  13. DisneyDetective

    DisneyDetective DIS Veteran

    May 18, 2010
    We kind of mix and match. In terms of picking our ADRs at WDW we tend to rotate from year to year with our faves so we don't get fed up with them. Outside the WDW we will tend to try different restaurants but also stick to the ones we like so not disappointed.

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