What restaurant was a pleasant surprise for you?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by glaserjm, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. teacup princess

    teacup princess DIS Veteran

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    Liberty Tree Tavern. I avoided it for years after hearing it was subpar food. It was our favorite of the trip. Everything was so yummy. My kids still talk about it.
     
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  3. jhryb

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    I must add another thumbs up for Portobellas in DTD. My family ate there for the first time in January and we were so impressed. After numerous visits to WDW I am so happy to have another new favourite to add to my list.
     
  4. John Paul

    John Paul 42 Wallaby Way

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    Mama Melrose and the Maya Grill:thumbsup2
     
  5. DEA

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    I went to Coral Reef a few years ago under protest, but I had a really good piece of fish there. My younger daughter also loved the bread and basically ate the entire loaf, which was roughly the size of her head at the time. I can't say I loved the atmosphere or the service, but I had expected very little of the food, and really enjoyed my food.

    Tusker House was one where I went in with relatively high expectations, and they were surpassed.
     
  6. Jetta8300

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    We had very good meals at Maya Grill, and Kouzzina!
     
  7. JennyDrake

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    Maya Grill at CSR.
     
  8. daizieduck

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    Sanaa. I didn't know if I would like this type of food. Not familiar with African cuisine and not a fan of Indian dishes. Was expecting strong, overpowering spices or seasonings but everything is actually pretty mild. Have eaten there twice now and will eat there again I am sure! :thumbsup2
     
  9. EspositoScoresOTR

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    I generally avoid Disney pizza like the plague, but ended up where with my inlaws one day when my wife wasn't feeling well. Loved it and have been back every trip since.
     
  10. Hollymom1229

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    Cape May Cafe for the dinner. We ended up getting our reservation for that evening that afternoon as we sat around the BCV and all realized we were too tired to travel for food. It was surprisingly delicious, and I'm a total seafood snob. Service was also great, and the theming was cute.
     
  11. L&Lfan

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    I have been recently pleasantly surprised by:

    Sci-Fi Diner
    Picabu
    'Ohana
    Tokyo Dining
    La Hacienda de San Angel
    The Mara
     
  12. 2012DisneyWorldBride

    2012DisneyWorldBride <font color=royalblue>I was a Disney Bride on 12.8

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    In December we were surprised with how much we enjoyed Coral Reef. We went to see the fish tank and knew it would prob be just ok and it turned out really good!
     
  13. dsneygirl

    dsneygirl <font color=blue>My little pirate is here<br><font

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    The Wave last year was an awesome surprise. Was a last minute with no ADR and food and service were excellent.
     
  14. Pete S

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    Two real surprises - Teppan Edo, we just stopped by because we were hungry and loved the food and service/show. And Plaza was the same, so good we made sure to go back on another visit.

    We are looking forward to our trip in two weeks, 10 ADRs all at restaurants we have never tried before so hopefully we will get some new favourites!
     
  15. GrumpyBelle

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    For me it would be Beaches and Cream--found the sandwiches there to be excellent--so much that we ate there twice in the same trip.

    T-Rex I also thought to be a pleasant surprise.... Thought the food here was slightly better than RFC.
     
  16. bluejasmine

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    For us LTT lunch & Nine Dragons!

    Sept 2013 Poly, 2012 Disney Fantasy, BC CL, GF CL, POR, 2011 Poly CL, CR, Poly CL, AKL, 2010 Poly CL, ASMu 2009, SSR 2008, Pop 2006, POR , Asmo 2005, Asmo 2003, offsite 2000, 1999,1989, Poly 1980, offsite 1979
     
  17. aceguitarist3

    aceguitarist3 Earning My Ears

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    We ended up going to Kona Cafe one year when 'Ohana was full. We enjoyed it immensely! Excellent food and service, we would go back anytime!
     

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