Counter service resturants

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  1. robertcraig

    robertcraig Well-Known Member

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    What are your favourite counter service at WDW
     
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    Cosmic Rays for sure

    I love chicken and ribs in there of an evening whilst people watching. Sometimes, on a party night, they'll have a dance party there and I love how happy everyone is there.

    I just hate it when I go there and they've closed the chicken counter! What's up with that?!
     
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    Well, I used to like Tangierine Cafe, but haven't been there in awhile, so can't comment on the quality right now. Same for Yakitori House. Liked their udon, quite well. Germany's Sommerfest. :yes:

    Other places, not so sure. Cosmic Ray's has been ok, but again haven't eaten there in some time. Used to like Columbia House in MK, too.

    Counter service in AK never much cared for it. We liked Tusker House's buffet (used to like their counter service, but that's long closed, of course).

    Like the walk up window at Bongo's in DTD on the West Side. :yes:
     
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    At MK we are kind of partial to Casey's but also like Cosmic Ray's. At AK it used to be Flame Tree BBQ but we rarely do CS there any more. We also don't have a fave at DHS. EPCOT has, IMHO, the best variety. We do quite like Tangierine Cafe
     
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    AK - Yak & Yeti counter service
    EPCOT - Tangierine Cafe for hubby, for me....can't remember the name of it but it's the counter service in Norway for a toasted ham and cheese sandwich
    MK - Columbia Harbour House although the past few visits we have gone to Gastons for the pork shank
    DHS - We are really unhappy with the restaurants and counter service at this park and have nothing to recommend.
     
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    Tangierine Café was awesome last year. :-D
     
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    Fish and chips at Cookes of Dublin
     
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    Cosmic Rays at MK, my absolute favourite, and Flame Tree Bbq at AK. :)
     
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    Another one for Cosmic Rays at the Magic Kingdom. I am rather partial to lunch in BoG though (if you can get in)
     
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    I like Cosmic Rays and Casey's however for some reason I really really like Restuarantasaurus (spelling) over at Animal Kingdom.

    The food is simple but I just have this sence of happiness whenever I am in there. I don't know why but I really like it :)
     
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    Columbia Harbour House is my absolute favourite, closely followed by sunshine season.
     
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    That sums up how I feel about Cosmic Rays I think. It's nothing amazing perhaps but I've been there for years and its such simple pleasure and happiness. I know I'm in MK when I'm there
     
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    MK = Cosmic Rays
    Epcot = Katsura Grill
    DHS = ABC Commissary
    AK = Flame Tree BBQ
    DTD = Wolfgang Puck Express
     
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    I think Cosmic Rays is very popular with us here at Secrets :D
     
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    Love, love that :) thank you :D
     
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    Oh Vikki, you are right. I forgot about Sunshine Seasons, but that is a very nice place. Particularly if you are looking for something the least bit unusual like soy milk, etc.
     
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    Cosmic Rays is top of my list, too!

    Although anywhere that serves a veggie burger and has a toppings bar and I'm sold. :)

    I used to love Restaurantasaurus (well, as much as I love anything in Animal Kingdom) but they took they veggie burger off the menu and I still haven't forgiven them. :mad:

    I quite like Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney, although their one solitary vegetarian option is a fancy cheese and tomato sandwich but has no onions, so gets boring quickly.
     
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    Tony, somehow I missed that you were vegetarian. There is a Veg Fest today in downtown Orlando. We may stop after the community sale that I want to attend. :yes:
     
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    I think what we like so much is there's something on offer for everyone!
     

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