Yelp, Tripadvisor, Urbanspoon, etc....

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Herfnerd, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Herfnerd

    Herfnerd DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2006
    Do any of their reviews influence your ADR decisions or do you rely solely on DIS?
  2. PoohsFan1

    PoohsFan1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    I don't go to any of those review sites, I like to read reviews from the DIS and on I also like to look at the different food pictures and read the menus from the different restaurants. If everything sounds good and looks good (there there are pictures), and I know my family will enjoy that restaurant, then I will book it.
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  4. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    I don't rely on other people's reviews at all.

    I read the menu, if it looks good, I try the place.
  5. kanderson89

    kanderson89 Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2009
    I look at Tripadvisor a lot and was just on it the other day in preparation for our trip. Mostly, though, I'm looking at certain menu items people have tried and photos. I have never used it for Disney ADRs.
  6. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    When it comes to anything Disney I rarely take reviews into consideration.
  7. GeorgiaHoo

    GeorgiaHoo DIS Veteran

    Nov 7, 2005
    If I'm interested in reviews I look at those as well. A lot of "Disney can do no wrong" posters on Dis.
  8. Kimosabe

    Kimosabe DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2012
    I look at Yelp occasionally, but mainly to see if there are pictures of menu items. As with any website that offers reviews of anything (Yelp, Amazon, etc.), there will be people who love something and other people who seem to hate it, and you never really know the specific circumstances that might influence a bad review (or a good one, for that matter). Thus, while I do look at outside reviews from time to time, I am firmly in the camp of looking at the menu and, if it looks good, giving it a try. If it stinks, then I'll know better the next time, but I have had several great experiences at Disney restaurants where the trend of reviews had been in the other direction. For example, last year, I saw lots of reviews saying that Le Cellier was going downhill fast. We went anyway and all four of us (me, DW, DD10 and DD8) all agreed that it was one of the best meals we've ever had on property. We also went to Ohana for dinner, and it immediately became one of my favorite places, but not so much for DW and DDs....just a matter of preference, and those preferences can even differ within a family. (In this case, my family is just wrong -- ha!)

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