Arriving from Ireland...NEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ireland, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. ireland

    ireland Earning My Ears

    Jul 24, 2003
    Hi there,

    Myself and my wife (late 20s!) are arriving from Dublin to WDW last Aug. We're looking for 4 or 5 good all-round post 7pm restaurants. We were thinking Brown Derby, Californian Grill. Any other comments /suggestions?

    Also, and I know this isn't food related, but we're staying at the Hotel Royal Plaza in Downtown. Is the bus service really that bad? Whats the story with taxis etc........

    Thanks for your help!
  2. GlennandAnn

    GlennandAnn <font color=9966FF>If found, please return to Boar

    Jan 22, 2001
    Hi Ireland, and welcome to the DIS! :D

    I can't help you with the bus service from your hotel, but I can recommend some good restaurants to begin your trip. How about San Angel Inn in Epcot, or Le Cellier? If you're looking for something more casual, we love 50's PTC. Enjoy your planning, and have a wonderful trip.

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  4. Strings

    Strings <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>I'

    Jun 26, 2003
    We like San Angel Inn as well. Artist Pointe is also a favorite.
  5. diskids2

    diskids2 <font color=CC66CC>Not above grovelling for a tag

    Jun 7, 2000
    Hi! Enjoy your trip. I like the California Grill, Boma (Animal Kingdom Lodge), and Palio's in the Swan. Check out the dining reviews and menu's on this site. It will tell you alot.
  6. donna in Oz

    donna in Oz <a href="

    Aug 18, 1999
    Hello, ireland . . . welcome to the DIS !!

    Are you thinking of having your evening meals while still in the parks, or were you perhaps thinking of leaving the parks and having your dinner in one of the resorts or downtown Disney?

    And is this your first trip to WDW??
  7. Harambe

    Harambe I miss Tapestry of Dreams!

    Mar 30, 2003
    Head over to the Cape May buffet for dinner. It is at the Beach Club resort, which is a nice, pleasant stroll from Epcot! Quite a few different offerings, and the desserts are nice.

    Also stop at the Yakatori House in Epcot for nice counter service - beautiful gardens and great beer! You can watch Illuminations after (don't miss this show!!!!!).

    Taking a taxi back to your hotel is a good idea if you don't want to wait for the bus. My recommendatoin is to ask the restaurant (which ever one you choose) to get you a "legitimate" cab - that will charge you reasonable rates.

    Have fun!
  8. SamSam


    Jan 21, 2001
    There are soooooo many good places to eat, here's a few of our favorite's:
    Jiko's at Animal Kingdom Lodge
    California Grill at Contemporary
    Palio's at The Swan
    Marrakesh in Epcot at Morrocco Pavilion
    Portobello's at Downtown Disney
    Prime Time Cafe is fun at MGM

    There are so many good places to eat that it can be difficult to decide which one's you would like to go to.
    Have a great trip!
  9. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    It's fun to take the boat from the Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness and eat at Trail's End. The food is simple but the best part is enjoying Fort Wilderness for a while. Of course, you could also go to Hoop de Doo. :)

    This dining information on this very website might help:
    Or for extra information the menus:
  10. PrincessAurora

    PrincessAurora <font color=blue>Hmpphh! Who needs that boy in gre

    Oct 26, 1999
    Hey Ireland! Just LOVE your Country! The nicest people and politest drivers on the Planet.

    My favs are:
    Citricos - Grand Floridian
    Artist Point - Wilderness Lodge
    Jiko - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Le Cellier - Canada/Epcot
    Flying Fish - Boardwalk
    California Grill - Contemporary

    Unfortunatly, there are no potatoes in this country that compare to yours. For the first time I really understood what Frank McCourt meant by floury, buttery potatoes. I ate so many, they were out of this world!
  11. ireland

    ireland Earning My Ears

    Jul 24, 2003
    Thanks for your help so far everyone.

    Can't wait to get to WDW in Aug, although I'm not the best person for getting up early. Still we'll make the effort when we're there.

    Is there any good restaurants close to our hotel in Downtown Disney??

    Thanks again, and the next time any of you visit Dublin, the Guinness is on me!!!!!!!
  12. athena's mommy

    athena's mommy Mouseketeer

    Apr 20, 2003
    Downtown Disney has some great restaurants. We like House of Blues for soul food, Bongo's Cuban Cafe is good for cuban food. Do you like seafood? Fultons Crab house is excellent. There is also Wolfgang Puck's, Rainforest Cafe, and Planet Hollywood. The best place there is the Portabello Yacht Club. Excellent food, a little pricey, but worth it.

    Enjoy your trip!
  13. Micca

    Micca SAHG: Stay At Home Grandfather

    Dec 5, 2000
    In case of emergency: You can get a pint at the Rose&Crown pub in the UK area of Epcot;)
  14. athena's mommy

    athena's mommy Mouseketeer

    Apr 20, 2003
    BTW, your hotel is very beautiful. I don't know anything about the bus service, but I know the hotel is gorgous!
  15. BCV23

    BCV23 <br><img src=" DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Feb 11, 2002
    Lots of good advice for you. If there was one place not to miss I think it would be California Grill. Great food and great view of the MK.

    I too love your country. I loved driving there and it was hard to stop lifting my index finger in greeting when I returned home. Unfortunately around here there are some folks that use a different finger with a rude intent:rolleyes:. I prefer the Irish way!

    Welcome to the DIS.
  16. suevee

    suevee <font color=red>I am in a frenzy!<br><font color=r

    Mar 28, 2000
    We liked the Steak Concourse restaurant in the CR. If it is late and we are not very hungry we will stop here for appetizers. They have a good French onion soup, crab cakes, and Ceasars salad. The service has always been great and we are sitting right by the monorail, so it feels very special.

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