Last trip for a while...where to eat?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by debdebdebby13, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. debdebdebby13

    debdebdebby13 Mouseketeer

    Jan 28, 2009
    We've done Disney as a family twice before and we are going again at the end of October. DH has put a kabash on it after this trip so we won't be heading back for at least 2-3 years. (silly DHs and their lack of Disney love :confused3 )

    So, after our last 2 trips we've been to the following table service restaurants:
    Akershus- 2x,one breakfast, one lunch
    50's Prime Time-2x
    Yak and Yeti
    Les Chefs de France
    The Crystal Palace
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Tony's Town Square
    Rainforest Cafe DTD
    Coral Reef
    Raglan Road
    Whispering Canyon Cafe

    So, if this was the last time you would get to go to Disney for a while, what table service meal would you not miss out on? I don't necessarily mind any repeats of where we have been, but I also would not mind trying some new places either. I'd prefer to keep it to the one table service credit/meal, rather than the signature meals. Also, DD is 6 and while she would still enjoy the character meals, I don't know if they are essential anymore. Her princess love has been slowly dwindling since our last trip, just as she grows up :-(
  2. juliebug1997

    juliebug1997 DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2011
    We don't like missing:

    1900 Park Fare breakfast
    Garden Grill (dinner only)
    Via Napoli
    Crystal Palace (any meal, but we like breakfast and lunch)
    Earl of Sandwich
    'Ohana breakfast

    As you can see, we really like character meals. We have also enjoyed Cali Grill, Le Cellier, Cape May Cafe breakfast, Yachtsman, and Captain's Grille.
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  4. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2006
    Via Napoli
    Restaurant Marrakesh
    Kona Cafe
  5. Quin

    Quin DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2010
    These are more Disney-unique places you probably ought to think about:
    Boma dinner
    Biergarten lunch or dinner (nearly the same menu; lunch is cheaper if oop)
    Cape May Cafe dinner (especially if you live in an area that doesn't have much seafood available)
    Garden Grill or Chef Mickey (gotta go with the classics!)
    1900PF dinner (at 6 years old, Cindy should still be a draw but you also get her Prince, plus Lady Tremaine and the StepSisters)
    Teppan Edo (only if you don't have teppanyaki-style restaurants available at home. If you do, then skip this one).
    HDDR (I know, you said 1-credit meals and you might even want to pay oop for this one instead of using 2 credits. But it's a classic show. And might DH appreciate the adult beverages that are included in the price?)
  6. Kimosabe

    Kimosabe DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2012
    I have DD7 and DD10 so I can appreciate the dwindling allure of the princesses...although they manage to get back into it once they are in the parks and away from the pressure of being "cool" from friends at school who don't have the love of all things Disney like our family.

    With that in mind and knowing she will likely be even more beyond the characters when you are back in a few years, take advantage of it now. 1900PF is great for breakfast (Poppins, Alice, Mad Hatter, Pooh characters) or for dinner (Cinderella and her whole family). Thus, neither is an endless supply of princesses only...there is good variety. Stepfamily is tons of fun, and our girls got to dance with Prince Charming. Depending on arrival or departure plans, this is also an easy option for first night dinner or last morning breakfast without having to have a park ticket that day.

    Also fun and/or good - Hoop De Doo Revue at FW, Via Napoli and just snacking around the world in EPCOT. We did the latter a few weeks ago and it was fun to explore options online with our girls and then seek out the items when we got there. That gave all of us a chance to try some of the classic favorites and also discover a few new things along the way (e.g., chocolate/caramel covered grapes in Germany).
  7. Celestia

    Celestia Mouseketeer

    Jul 11, 2003
    Another vote for 1900 Park Fare. My teenagers still enjoy the antics of the stepsisters at dinner.

    One we have recently been to is Sanaa - ask for a window seat. It is a really neat experience to eat while you watch the animals.

    We also enjoy HDDR!! Very fun experience.
  8. DisneyHardin

    DisneyHardin DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    We really enjoy Crystal Palace. Also 1900 Park Faire was fantastic for the characters, but we didn't think the food was as good as Crystal Palace.

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