Where we ate from 8/5-8/10, and how we liked it...

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by goofy4tink, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    Aug 5 we arrived and ate at Chef Mickeys. This is our traditional first day dinner. But, this time around we left feeling very let down. We all felt that the food offerings just weren't that good or as plentiful. Yes, there were the great mashed potatoes and roast beef, but only a few other veggie choices..green beans or carrots. Desserts were limited as well. Our server seemed a bit stressed due to several large parties she had, besides us. We ate in the upper rooms, underneath the monorail and it should have been quieter but one of those large groups was really obnoxiously loud. Not sure if we'll do CM's for awhile.

    Then, we ate at Spoodles for breakfast and it was fine. Nothing that stood out though. My dd told us she thought the pancakes could have been used for hockey pucks!! That hadn't happened in the past.

    At Les Chefs de France, we were the most surprised and not pleasantly! The service was atrocious....really slow. One table sat down after us, got their food and were getting their check by the time we got our salads. And for whatever reason, my dh couldn't get iced tea. Sure, he ordered iced tea, but twice he was brought tepid tea with not one single ice cube!! He had flounder and found it to be very fishy, surprising since flounder tends to be one of the least fishy fishes I've eaten. I had beef and it was just okay. I had been looking forward to this spot and was really let down.

    'Ohana was another story. My dh and dd had never eaten there before, so I figured it was time they tried it out. They both enjoyed it immensly. I found the meats to be a bit oversalted though. But they liked it and that's what counts.

    Boma was wonderful, as usual. I tried some really outlandish stuff (for me!!) this time and only found one thing I didn't like, but that was it. Boma is a family favorite and we'll be back again!!!

    We had our last meal at the Coral Reef. I had talked to Debbie and arranged to have a personalized menu for my dd as well as the diver with a banner. There was no menu which disappointed me a bit since I had chosen such meaningful photos. But, we were seated right at the tank, the last table in the row. So we didn't have too many kids coming up to peer at the fish while we were eating. Now, you had to see my dd's face when the diver appeared, stopped right in front of us, and held up that banner wishing us a wonderful cruise....it was so incredibly magical. Blanca, our server, was the best server we had while at WDW. She was incredible...even went out of her way to find the diver to get our banner for us after dinner.

    Our last breakfast is traditionaly at Goofy's Beach Club Bash. It was as good as it always is. Nothing else to say about that one...the food and the characters are always good.

    I could go on and on about the food on our cruise but won't. Suffice to say, I couldn't fit into my capris when it was time to come home. Good thing I mistakenly stuck a larger size pair of shorts in my bag!!!!

    We did the dining plan, but it didn't work out well for us. I've done it before and it has been fine. I'm not sure whether it was the heat or what, but we left about 8 counter service credits behind and I ran to the Screendoor on our last morning to buy a bunch of stuff to use up my snack credits. We used all the table service credits, but I think that since it was so hot, and the parks were so crowded, we just didn't feel like eating lunch at the counter service spots each day. The counter service credits we did use, we used at breakfast several times.

    All in all, the food was good this time around. Not the greatest we've had, but it was okay.
  2. CamColt

    CamColt Moderator Moderator

    Aug 7, 2000
    Thanks for the reviews. I'm disappointed that Chef Mickey's wasnt so good for you(Ive been raving about that one lately).
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  4. Minniespal

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    Jan 14, 2003
    Enjoyed reading your reviews ~ Thanx for posting.
  5. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

    Apr 7, 2004
    thanks for posting your reviews :)
  6. bob6sims

    bob6sims Mouseketeer

    Aug 20, 2007
    Sorry you didn't enjoy Chef Mickeys.....:sad2:

    We have only ever had the breakfast here and have always enjoyed them :wizard: . We had been going to try dinner here next time round but I think we will just go for breakfast instead.
  7. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

    Sep 22, 2005
    I agree with CM and Spoodles. CM had great character interaction but the food was horrible. Spoodles was the worst breakfast ever, you wouldnt think someone could screw up breakfast but Spoodles takes the gold medal in this.
  8. dawgfan

    dawgfan from georgia ya'll

    Jul 11, 2003
    Thanks for the review.
  9. eeyore45

    eeyore45 <font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =

    Jun 18, 2004
    I''m so glad we include positive and negative reviews - and you gave reasons for not enjoying CM - not many veggie choices and an obnoxious large group next to you!!

    Of all the Coral Reef reviews, I wish I could add this one - I'm calling every day!! :thumbsup2

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