The "mmm...I REALLY got my CS $ worth" thread

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by camdensmom, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. camdensmom

    camdensmom DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2006
    I know I've seen some people metion that @ Cosmic Rays you can get chicken, potato, veg as a CS meal. We have decided to do the dining plan b/c we otherwise find ourselves eating WAY too many chicken finger and fries plates. So with that being said I thought it would be fun to keep an organized list of counter service meals that you really felt were quality or extra yummy or just ranked high in your opinion: Feel free to cut and paste into your reply for all meals you enjoyed:


    Come on...make me hungry ;)
  2. ugadog99

    ugadog99 <font color=blue>Has been waiting patiently for a

    Feb 8, 2001
    Name of restaurant: Tangierine Cafe
    Location: Epcot
    Meal Included: Lamb Swharma Sandwich
    Dessert: Any of the yummy pastries

    We also want to try the lamb platter and we have had one person choose the Mediterranean wrap with couscous and lentil salad. I have also seen many of the meatball platters being ordered. It is our favorite cs at Epcot.
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  4. tndisneyfan

    tndisneyfan DIS Veteran

    Mar 8, 2005
    NAME of RESTAURANT: Flame Tree BBQ
    LOCATION: Animal KIngdom
    MEAL INCLUDED: 1/2 slab of BBQ ribs, baked beans, corn
    FOR DESSERT I HAD: chocolate cake

    To me the ribs were sit down restuarant quality and the portions were generous.
  5. mickeymousemom

    mickeymousemom Missing: Three tags last seen in this space. Larg

    Apr 2, 2005
    Last year, I got the ribs/chicken combo at Cosmic Rays and it was very good, IMO. Maybe not Flame Tree, but if you're in the MK, its a great deal on the DP. I love the chocolate cake too!
  6. pepperw23

    pepperw23 <font color=blue>Ouch, my brain hurts now<br><font

    Jan 5, 2006
    bump, cause i wanna know too.
  7. Mickeefan

    Mickeefan DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 1999
    NAME of RESTAURANT: Pinocchio Village Haus
    LOCATION: Magic Kingdom, restaurant overlooks "It's a Small World" ride boarding area
    MEAL INCLUDED:Grilled Turkey and Bacon Panini - smoked turkey, bacon, roasted red peppers, tomato basil on muli-grain bread, served with chips $7.19
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... cannoli $2.29

    I had never eaten here before and tried it last October. It was very tasty.
  8. disneyluvr913

    disneyluvr913 Earning My Ears

    Dec 30, 2004
    NAME of RESTAURANT: Pecos Bill Cafe
    LOCATION: Frontierland at MK
    MEAL INCLUDED: burgers, fries, lots and lots of toppings

    We didn't have dessert, but the meal was so large it filled us up right away!
  9. Cannot_Wait_4Disney

    Cannot_Wait_4Disney Ok all you A cattle, get in ...

    May 18, 2005
    On the meal plan eh.


    Name: Cosmic Rays
    Location: MK, Tomorrowland across from Indy Speedway.
    Meal: 1/2 chicken and ribs combo. Normally priced at $13.89 The ribs were really good. The chicken was good but nothing to write home about. My son ate most of the chicken because he didn't want a kid's meal. And I got mashed potatoes and greenbeens with it.
    Desert: Ii had the sugar free brownie. 2.49 I forgot they were sugar free. But it was still ok.
    Drink. Iced tea 2.29
    Grand total of!!! $19.88 worth of food.

    Is there a rumbly in your tumbly?

    This one was way too much food though and would get the ribs only next time unless my son wants "real chicken instead of fingers" again. But if you're coming up short at the end on counters, this is a good one to get because it will feed 2.

    Name: Flame Tree BBQ.
    Location. AK, as you head toward Asia.
    Meal: 1/2 slab of ribs. with Baked Beans and corn: 8.49
    Delicious. Some of the best ribs we had all week.
    Desert: Frozen Lemonade. 2.99
    Drink. Bottled water 2.00
    Total of!!! $14.36 worth of food.

    Drooling on your keyboard yet?

    Name: Tangierine Cafe
    Location. Epcot, Morocco
    Meal Chicken and Lamb Shwirma plater, with couscous, hummus, and tabbouleh. Yummmmm. 10.49
    Desert. Backlava (only desert available on meal plan 2.49
    Drink. Lemonade 2.45
    Total of!!! 16.43 worth of food.
    Do yourself a favor. Come here and don't bother with the sit down place. The food was better here. This was a lot of food. We had a signiture meal in our trip so we had to save up some counters out for the last day. This place was a great place to do that as one of these could feed me plus my son.

    I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry.

    Name: Everything Pop food court.
    Location. Pop Century resort
    Meal: Chicken Mediteranean oven fired flatbread. 7.19
    This was soooo good and it was piled high. It could feed two of us to be honest.
    Desert Chocolate Marshmallow Cheescake. Oh that was melt in your mouth delicious (Note: The tie Die one was :crazy2: 3.59
    Drink Bottled Water 2.00
    Total of!!! $13.61 worth of food.

    I gained 10 pounds just typing this.

    Name: Columbia Harbour House
    Location. MK, On the walkway between Liberty Square and Fantasy lland.
    Meal: Captain's Special. 7.09 Fried Fish and chicken planks.
    Desert: Apple Pie 2.99
    Drink Apple Juice 2.39
    Total of!!! $13.28 worth of food.

    Those meal cards burning a hole in your fanny pack yet?

    Place: Cantina:
    Location: Epcot, Mexico
    Meal: Plato combinacion 7.99 Chicken Taco, Beef Burrito, Quesadilla
    Desert: Churros 2.09
    Drink: Bottled Water 2.50
    Mexico, like Morocco, has a counter service that is better than the sit down.
    The food was yummy.
    Total of!!! $13.40 This one probably cannot feed two but two of them fed 3.
    I also went to the Margarita stand. MMMMMM. But that one's out of pocket.

    Fess up. You hit the icebox before you even got finished didn't you?
  10. SnwflkCts

    SnwflkCts I wanna go back ... when can I go back???

    Jan 22, 2006
    OK - I'm gonna start with the ol' chicken strips but ... thought these were really good! I was at WDW with DH so will put both our meals here if we got different things.

    Electric Umbrella
    MEAL INCLUDED: Chicken Tenders/fries (large enough for TWO!) & I dipped them in Honey Dijon dressing or Barbeque sauce. (I didn't like the fries but DH said it was "just me")
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... no sugar added brownie (wrapped in plastic - portable) & cookie - wrapped up cookie in napkins and we ate them later - both yummy. We ate there again another day and had fruit salad for dessert and it was VERY GOOD! Regular size Diet Sodas -- TOTAL $20

    Columbia Harbor House
    MEAL INCLUDED: Half Sandwich of Hummus and chili - good. Chili spicy. Ham Sandwich - HUGE - DH said good - I think his came with chips.
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... apple pie -- BEST PIE!!! Delicious crust! Coffee & Nestle Chocolate Milk -- Total: $20

    Pinnochio Village Haus
    MEAL INCLUDED: Bobili pizza & small salad. Italian sub w/baked Lays. - Both good.
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... Cannolli - tasty and just enough!
    Large Light Lemonade & Nestle Chocolate Milk.
    Total: $26.00

    MEAL INCLUDED: Chicken sandwich and steak fries.
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... Chocolate cake - REALLY REALLY GOOD! and Carrot cake - a bit dense and dry.
    Large Diet Coke & Large Light Lemonade. Total: $27.00

    Captain Cooks
    MEAL INCLUDED: Hamburger and chips, carrot sticks. 2 Nestle Chocolate Milks
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... Rice Krispy Mickey Total: $22.00

    We enjoyed our counter meals -- found the food to be good and desserts were excellent too! Too much food though. Most of these meals could be shared. I just added costs cause another member said that was useful.
  11. kerry34

    kerry34 DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2004
    Okay, I am writing a note to myself....DO NOT read this thread while on Weight Watchers!!!! AAAAACCCKKKKK, I am so hungry now! :sad:

    I agree with all those who posted about Cosmic Ray's....great deal!!!!
  12. Tegra89

    Tegra89 DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2006
    I'm on WW too! I have decided not to even count points while on vacation. I don't think I'll be able to count that high!!! :scared:
  13. Mad4Dizne

    Mad4Dizne DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2003
    We loved the food at Boardwalk to Go and Spoodles Pizza window--large portions; We split a footlong hotdog meal at boardwalk to go with a large drink for about $8! The pizza is great, a very large slice. Earl of Sandwich though has to be my all time favorite CS of this trip--for about $14. we got two DELICIOUS! sandwiches, chips, coleslaw (excellent) and drinks(the Earl Grey Iced Tea! The Beef and Bleu was the best sandwich I have ever had!!!!!--We are definately going to make this a stop every trip! :thumbsup2
  14. wilderness01

    wilderness01 Been There, Done That, Going Back!

    Dec 7, 2002
    Ok is the Boardwalk to go the separate kiosk that is on the Boardwalk itself?
  15. gigi1313

    gigi1313 DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2001
    NAME of RESTAURANT: CS @ Mexico in Epcot
    LOCATION: (see above LOL)
    MEAL INCLUDED: a platter of 3 or 4 different mexican delicacies like quesadilla, burrito, taco maybe (i cannot remember, just know i loved it! LOL!), rice and beans and great salsa and a coke!
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... a churro! YUMMY!

    two of these platters easily fed three of us and the churros were huge enough to share :)

    LOCATION: (see above again LOL)
    MEAL INCLUDED: Large Pizza to go and two side salads and two bottles of powerade
    FOR DESSERT I HAD... two orders of beignets
    and it only "cost" two CS credits yet it fed our entire family of four w/some leftover (love those free fridges! LOL!)
  16. Sleeping Jedi Beauty

    Sleeping Jedi Beauty Jedi Knight seeking his Disney Princess

    Feb 11, 2006
    Subscribing since we're on the dp for our trip. This is a very useful thread. Are all CS on the plan, or just the ones that the dining guide lists?

    MOMOFMNM DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2005
    NAME of RESTAURANT: Seasons
    LOCATION: Epcot
    MEAL INCLUDED: dh and I got a flatbread/steak wrap with some kind os garlicy/oil sauce on it...good!! Tons of variety here!!! Cafeteria style service set up in little stations... kids had mac n cheese w appleasauce and corn breaf which dh ate (he is the scavenger of the group and eats all leftovers, this is how we save$$$ in our family!!!!) The deserts were great!! Big assortment..awesome brownies, strawberry shortcake, huge moist cookies...very very good!!
  18. TSM1993

    TSM1993 DIS Veteran

    Feb 2, 2006
    subscribing going down in Oct doing dp
  19. Samsma

    Samsma DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2002
    Also subscribing. We really like Casey's. It is a must do at MK. I don't remember the costs and we've never done the dining plan before.
  20. mum of two pirates

    mum of two pirates DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2004
    I'm going to print a few of these thanks
  21. tinkerbell211

    tinkerbell211 are we there yet?

    Apr 14, 2003
    This is a great thread! A special thanks to those of you who included prices (w/out the dining plan).
    I remember a couple of years ago, we FEASTED at the PepperMill @ CS with our Quick and Casual Vouchers. Has anyone used the dining plan there?

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