What are the best, non-character restaurants???

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  1. Mom22girls56

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    Need to know your opinions on the best non character restaurants! Thanks so much!
     
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  4. JimmyV

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    Ummm....all of them. Hardly anyone's list of "best restaurants" includes character meals. Scroll down a bit and find the "Top 5" thread and you will see the restaurants that this Board views as the best places to eat.
     
  5. wcpamotm

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    "Best Non-Character Restaurant" is a rather redundent qualification.

    Not the least of which is because most character meals are served at buffets. And while I think buffets can have certain advantages, I also think they almost never represent the best representation of the food they offer.
     
  6. vcgirl925

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    Boma Breakfast and Le Cellier are two of my favorites.
     
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    Breakfast: Kona Cafe or Boma
    Lunch: Le Cellier
    Dinner: Les Chefs de France, Yachtsman, California Grill or Narcoossee's
     
  8. Mom22girls56

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    I asked for your opinions on "non-character" restaurants because I tend to cater to my small children and their love for Disney characters, but we also wanted to try a couple of non character restaurants as well, but didn't know which ones we should try. Character meals are a must for families with small children. Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  9. GaBelle

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    Our favorite all around non-character restaurant is Kona Cafe. A lot of people like their breakfast offerings, but we love dinner there as well.
    Another good and fun meal is 50s Prime Time Cafe. We always have a BLAST there and my kids expect us to have dinner there on our arrival day! I guess its a tradition.
     
  10. rznhal

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    Will your kids be with you? If so, I would choose coral reef (not character, but still neat for kids), or teppan edo (my favorite meal last trip)!

    I also like yak and yeti.

    Happy planning!!
     
  11. FREEZIN

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    Boma's at AKL and O'hanas at the Polynesian,but make reservations
     
  12. princessSunshine

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    We like 50's Prime Time, 'Ohana, and Beirgarten for non-character meals - love the atmosphere, food, and interaction/entertainment.

    Hope this helps :thumbsup2

    oops I forgot - we LOVE Cape May for supper (well 3 out the 4 of us do - youngest son isn't a seafood lover, but he finds other things to eat)
     
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    If you wait long enough, you'll probably have a list with almost all restaurants at WDW on it. :rotfl: "Best" is really subjective and depends on what you want and are looking for. Here are my suggestions based on places where I've eaten.

    In terms of food (Signature): Narcoossee's (GF), California Grill (CR)
    In terms of food (In Park): Le Cellier (Epcot)
    In terms of food (non-Signature): Via Napoli (Epcot), Raglan Road (DTD)
    In terms of atmosphere: Biergarten (Epcot), Sci Fi (DHS), 'Ohana (Poly)
    In terms of value: Liberty Tree Tavern (MK), Rose & Crown (Epcot)
    In terms of buffet: Boma breakfast (AKL)

    If you have small children, then the ones with the most going on (e.g., atmosphere) might be a better fit. The food at the Signatures are generally really good, but the atmosphere is more "adult" (though, there are children there and they are welcome).
     
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    We tend to like the high-end places like Jiko and Artists Point but really will eat just about anything you put in front of us. I liked Boma for the eclectic variety and Biergarten for the sheer fun.
     
  15. Mom22girls56

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    Ya'll are awesome! Thanks so much for your input!
     

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