Spoodles or Concourse Steakhouse?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Demon Llama, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Demon Llama

    Demon Llama Mouseketeer

    May 12, 2005
    Hi Everyone! I have a party of 9 and I called and found out that there are availabilities for my party at Spoodles and Concourse Steakhouse. I've never been to either of these restaurants - which one should I book???

    Opinions please, and thank you!
  2. srgibbs

    srgibbs Mouseketeer

    Jul 1, 2006
    We ate at both 2 Sept's ago and they were both good. Last Sept. we didn't eat at Spoodles but at concourse and it was not nearly as good as the year before. Quality and service had gone dowb. Our 1st year DH thought spoodles was our best meal. We are going back next week and have Spoodles booked again. The boardwalk is a fun area to walk around before or after dinner. Also, easy to get to Epcot or MGM after dinner if you wanted to.
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  4. beachblanket

    beachblanket DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2006
    Both have strengths and weaknesses.

    Concourse: when it's good, it arguably offers some of the best steak on property at prices far below spots like the Yachtsman and Le Cellier (ergo, think value). Those disliking it often wandered too far from the core items on the menu (stick to beef and you'll generally be safe). Can be noisy given the location (right next to Chef Mickey's).

    Spoodles: eclectic menu that offers lots of items available nowhere else at WDW (breakfast here is the sleeper of TS breakfasts at WDW). Boardwalk setting includes a small amount of outdoor seating. Will probably not appeal to those with less adventurous palates, and service can be slow.
  5. magicmommy

    magicmommy DIS Veteran

    Oct 1, 2004
    We have eaten at both and much prefer Spoodles to Concourse although I can't say the Concourse was bad.
  6. Mackey Mouse

    Mackey Mouse <font color="blue">Me read the Navigator? I don't

    May 21, 2000
    I am a huge Spoodles fan, good food and great service, love the ambiance and the hustle bustle of that restaurant.. The Chef does a good job there and we always eat at Spoodles....
  7. Tiffer

    Tiffer DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2006
    I have never eaten at Spoodles, but I ate at Concourse and it was the worst meal ever.

    I won't miss it when it is gone.
  8. tashasmum

    tashasmum DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2006
    We ate at both of these restaurants in Aug. It was a first for both restaurants but i would definitely choose Spoodles. The Concourse food and service was terrible. We felt as though they couldn't wait to get us out of there.The steaks were the fattiest we had had all holidays.After we complained the manager offered us some more food,but who wants more of the same awful food.
    Spoodles was great food and service. The ambience is very noisy but all in all a nice place to eat.
  9. MaryD73

    MaryD73 Mouseketeer

    Oct 31, 2006
    Never been to Concourse so i cannot comment on that, but I love Spoodles!!!! It is a must for us on every trip.
  10. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Another vote for Spoodles!!
  11. bentleygirl22

    bentleygirl22 disney queen

    Apr 28, 2007
    my vote is for Concourse Steakhouse .. We love it there ... MMmmm
    I'm sad to see it go!!
  12. RAD

    RAD DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 1999
    Been to Concourse a number of times. Only one time did we had a problem, all the filets we ordered were overcooked. They took everything back, made it right and gave us free deserts.

    Also, Concourse will be shutting down next year I hear so you might want to do it before it's gone.
  13. schatterjee

    schatterjee Mouseketeer

    Jan 20, 2002
    We've been to Concourse twice and it was just OK both times. Spoodles only once but it was great! But, that was before the menu update. Have a great meal!
  14. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    My parents and I have had dinner two times at the Concourse Steakhouse and each time it was amaizing. The food was great and our servers were excellent.

    Also the Concourse Steakhouse is closing in April 2008 so this might be your last chance to go there, since Spoodles is still going be open for a long time.
  15. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

    Oct 9, 2000
    We've eaten at both many times and will always choose Concourse over Spoodles. The only reason is that the menu at Spoodles is so limited now. If the menu changes I may revisit. For a large group I think Concourse has a better variety of choices. I've never had a bad meal at either. I just returned 2 weeks ago and took our group of 11 to Concourse and everyone was happy with their meals. Your best bet is to check out the menus of each place and see if there are choices that will appeal to the group.

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