Olivia's or Offsite on Arrival Night?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by amym2, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. amym2

    amym2 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    We're staying at OKW, so I made an ADR at Olivia's for 7:10pm. Our flight arrives at 3:49pm and we're renting a car and will need to pick up some groceries on our way from the airport to OKW. Now I'm wondering if it doesn't make more sense to eat offsite instead. Any suggestions for places near OKW? Or would you stick with Olivia's?

    I should add that we are not going to parks on this trip, so eating in a park is not an option.
  2. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    We've enjoyed Olivias many a time. We've also enjoyed off-site many a time. Its kind of up to you as to what you are looking for that night. You can check the Olivia's menu here on the DIS to get an idea of what is offered. As far as off-property goes, you can find anything you can dream of within just a few miles of WDW.
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  4. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2006
    We love Olivia's and would definitely go there over eating off-property. That said, although we don't tend to leave WDW for meals, the one place that we will go off-site for is Bahama Breeze. There is one on SR 535, with a Super WalMart and a Publix right down the street so it would be convenient for you. My advice would be to check out their menus (and those of anywhere else you might be interested in) and decide which you would like best.
  5. amandaC

    amandaC DIS Veteran

    Aug 9, 2003
    Olivia's is great- but I would probably eat offsite. If you're like me, once I am on world, I don't like going off. And since you are staying at OKW, Olivia's is the perfect backup plan for a day you don't want to leave your resort. Odds are, you will end up at Olivia's at some point during your trip.

    As far as where to go, I second Bahama Breeze. We also love Sweet Tomatoes.
  6. travisx4

    travisx4 Mouseketeer

    Aug 12, 2008
    The Bahama Breeze on 535 is excellent or you could just head to Downtown Disney and eat at Earl of Sandwich, never a bad meal.
  7. Sweet Melissa

    Sweet Melissa DIS Veteran

    Nov 13, 2009
    We're doing Olivia's for dinner on our arrival night and it's not even our home resort! If you feel like the schedule is tight, though, I'd push your reservation back by an hour.
  8. amym2

    amym2 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Thanks for the input, everyone. I think we'll go ahead and stick with Olivia's. We're actually only staying at OKW for two nights and then we're moving to the THV, and the second night at OKW we have ADRs for Cali Grill. So that first night will be a good time to fit in Olivia's. If we're crunched for time I can always go to the grocery store after dinner.

    We have eaten at that Bahama Breeze and Sweet Tomatoes and love them both. We'll definitely keep them in mind for later in the week. And we do plan to eat at Earl of Sandwich also.
  9. Disneymadhouse

    Disneymadhouse Always planning a Disney holiday!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Hi can I just jump in and ask a quick question please?

    We are flying in from England and won't get to OKW until approx 8.30pm. I don't think we would need or want a TS meal, so can anyone tell me what time goods to go is open until please? I think some chicken nuggets and fries before we crash out is all we - and particularly DD would manage!

    Thanks for any help :goodvibes

    Claire :)

    BEASLYBOO 2017, watch out!

    Oct 5, 2007
    When staying at OKW, it's our arrival night dinner tradition! We love the casual, tropical atmosphere and the food is good. But as you are only a boat ride away from DTD, a miriad of other options await you. 2 weeks ago we ate at eh House of Blues, had a wonderful dinner! Or, as we drive in, eating off-site is another option!

    Head out of Disney and at Crossroads pick the left or the right!

    Right, Bahama Breeze, Golden Coral, Lone Star Steakhouse........
    Left, Olive Garden, NY China Buffet, Chilis's, Giordanos......

    The hardest part, deciding where & what to eat!

    Good Luck!

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