Favorite Dining in WDW?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by jwfla422, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jwfla422

    jwfla422 DIS Veteran/Philly Native

    Apr 21, 2000
    Due to circumstances beyond our control it has been a while since we've been to WDW, but may be able to plan a quick trip the end of next month.:banana:

    Curious to know what are some of your favorite restaurants now, (park or resort)?

    When you plan a trip, what restaurants are a "MUST" now? And any feedback on the newer restaurants or those that updated (ie. BOG, Bistro de Paris which is now called something else or even La Hacienda, etc).
  2. Ro Z

    Ro Z DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Via Napoli is our fav. We also like Coral Reef. Chefs and Rosecrown.
    BoG was great for both lunch and dinner. We had the steak sandwich for lunch. Easily shared. Save room for dessert! Dinner we had the steak again. Cooked perfectly.
    Beasts castle is amazing!
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  4. deakam

    deakam DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    Agree with PP on Via Napoli. But my absolute fave is Tony's. We sit out in the atrium. Try to get a window seat and just people watch. I also really like Tusker House. We always went for lunch but find the characters to be a bit of a distraction. I really like the food. We also loved Whispering Canyon Cafe but now with the menu change we won't be going back. With everyone getting basically the same food it left little to be desired. Just another seat them stuff them and move them out experience at Disney.
  5. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    I am here right now and Monsieur Paul (formerly Bistro de Paris) was surprisingly good. It remains a quiet elegant restaurant and although on the Dinjng plan, it was intimate and adult. And I love that an Amuse Bouche was included.

    Bluezoo remains a favorite; the only restaurant I've hit on all 3 WDW vacations this year. For fish, there is no better place. For a mixed drink, there is no better place.

    We have dinner at BOG on NYE. I look forward to a new place.
  6. FiggieFan

    FiggieFan DIS Veteran

    Sep 1, 2012
    Our must-do's are Biergarten in Epcot and 50's Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios. We liked the Crystal Palace in MK and are trying breakfast for our next trip instead of dinner. Have also heard great things about 1900 Park Faire in Grand Floridian so I am excited to try that - heard the character interaction is great! I personally like the BOG lunch menu better than dinner, so we will be doing a quick service meal there.
  7. dad4dis

    dad4dis Mouseketeer

    Feb 20, 2010
    Kona Cafe at the Poly is nice
  8. heynowirv

    heynowirv DIS Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    Every trip HAS to include California Grill for us.unfortuneatly they will be closed when we go in July:(
  9. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

    Sep 7, 2007
    We love Citricos and Flying Fish. Love liberty Tree tavern for lunch or dinner. Love Crystal Palace breakfast. Via Napoli and Tutto Italia are both great. We love tokyo dining.
  10. kkbutterfly

    kkbutterfly Mouseketeer

    May 18, 2012
    I know I'm in the minority, but my two musts for every trip are Earl of Sandwich (maybe twice if they have the holiday sammy) and La Cantina de San Angel. I love them both so much, I don't care if they're quick service!
  11. My2Cents

    My2Cents Earning My Ears

    Dec 25, 2012
    We enjoy the Flametree and the beautiful outdoor dining setting in the gazebos alongside the lake. We also like Cosmic Rays. Not much on atmosphere but the food is good for counter service.
  12. VillianDiva

    VillianDiva Falling in LOVE with Disney!

    Oct 17, 2012
    Kouzzina and Via Napoli are MUST for us now!
  13. LisaInNc

    LisaInNc Succulent Wild Woman

    Feb 18, 2005
    Jiko for:


    Great Service

    Amazing wine list

    The Food.....they are serious about the food here. My DH and I are filet people. He says it's the best filet he has ever had. You can taste the oak in the steak!

    Wish I was going there tonight!

  14. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

    Apr 1, 2006
    Our must do is the dinner buffet at Cape May Cafe. We also really enjoyed Rose and Crown, Kona Cafe, Grand Floridian Cafe and Captains Grille.
  15. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    Dec 30, 2011
    I'm probably in the minority as well, but most of my favs are QS. We love WPE (Marketplace) in DTD, CHH and Cosmic Ray's in MK, and the food courts at SSR (I believe it's called Artist's Palatte) and POP.

    As for TS, T-Rex is an absolute must-do for our next trip.
  16. jsgrand0

    jsgrand0 Mouseketeer

    Feb 14, 2007
    My only absolute MUST is Liberty Tree Tavern. I loved the home cooked style yummy food! We also make it a point to eat at Planet Hollywood...for the atmosphere, DH likes it.
  17. CLEO Z

    CLEO Z Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2005
    It varies depending on your budget, your ages and your time! Here is what we like:

    For Epcot: Sunshine Seasons for CS. Good food, decent prices and something for everyone. If you enjoy Mediterranian food, Tangerine Cafe is great.
    I adore Biergarten for TS. I'm usually not one for buffets, but if you like German food, you will LOVE this one.

    For MK: Columbia Harbor House and Cosmic Rays for CS. Rays has the burger/bbq thing going on. CHH has an AWESOME tuna sandwhich, great salads, fish & chips, nuggets, etc. Nothing beats breakfast at the castle if you can afford CRT! The Crystal Palace is an enjoyable buffet. Frankly, I'm not big on TS at MK.

    For HS: Frankly, I've always disliked the food here. That said, I've never been to the SciFi Drive In.

    For AK: Again, not big on the food here. I've had the CS bbq -its ok.

    For the family, we love the Hoop Dee Doo Review. It is expensive and cheesey and total fun for all ages!

    For nicer TS, we like the California Grill at fireworks time gives me goosebumps! We've enjoyed Narcoossee's for surf-n-turf. The Kona Cafe in the Poly has excellent food and isn't as pricey.
  18. amypetecar

    amypetecar DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2008
    My surprise answer to this is boardwalk bakery. First visit was last month, but ended up there 3 times in a week!
  19. StephC1217

    StephC1217 Mouseketeer

    Jun 24, 2010
    On our trip to WDW last October- our favorite was Le Cellier (went for lunch)- it was soooooo good.

    But we also really liked Tony's and Coral Reef despite other not-so-good reviews. Tony's had HUGE portions and we received great service. Coral Reef had delicious mahi mahi.

    We also went to several character breakfasts- they were good and we had fun but i wouldnt say there were MUST-DO.

    We enjoyed every meal we had at WDW- Enjoy your trip!
  20. RES1536

    RES1536 Earning My Ears

    Dec 29, 2012
    I love Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney. I still crave an All American. mmmm

    For atmosphere, I love SciFi Dine-In Theater. The food here is so-so.

    In terms of food, I like Liberty Tree Tavern.
  21. pmartzloff

    pmartzloff Earning My Ears

    Dec 29, 2012
    Kona for breakfast and O'Hana for dinner are our must-do's!

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