Must do dining?

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  1. keith

    keith Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I guess I have to apologise for this one because I know it's been asked a lot :lol:

    We're going in June and I'm trying to come up with a list of absolutely must do dining. It seems more and more that the ADRs dictates where we go on what days (fantasmic only on certain days, EMH nights, etc.)

    So, if you were planning for your next Disney holiday, what restaurants, dinner shows, on or off Disney, would you just HAVE to do?
     
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    hmmmm

    Some of our must do's for onsite are:

    'Ohana for dinner

    Whispering Canyon Cafe for any meal really. We do like the skillet. Go for the earliest lunch ADR you can get if you don't want any action.

    Boma for dinner. LOVE the bobotie

    Le Cellier is a must if we have the dining plan. I love the cheese soup.

    We really enjoyed T-Rex. The food was much better than RFC. At least what we ordered.

    Beaches and Cream if we want a good burger

    1900 Park Fare soley for the character interaction at dinner. It is the best!!


    Off site

    We love Bahama Breeze. I always get the wood grilled chicken breast. It is soooo yummy. The closest BB is in MD.

    Sweet Tomatoes- really need veggies after all the other dining

    Margarittaville at City Walk- food is good and the atmosphere is fun

    We really have all the other chains so no other must do's.

    THOUGH I do advocate going to The Melting Pot and Cheescake Factory. MP is our favorite restaurant bar none.
     
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    boma
    ohana
    whispering canyon
    crystal palace
    le cellier
    teppanyaki or whatever it's called now
    i'll think about some more
     
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    Ok this year hopefully we are doing:

    CP breakfast (1st morning tradition)
    Kona Cafe Dinner and breakfast (not done dinner before)
    Tusker House breakfast (new - not done before)
    Boma breakfast and dinner (a favourite must do)
    1900 Park Fair Dinner (not done dinner before)
    T Rex (new not done before)
    Raglan Road (not done before)
    Biergarten (not done before)
    Cape May breakfast (done dinner before but not breakfast)
    California Grill (not done before)
    50's Prime Time (must do favourite!)
    Mama melrose (for Fantasmic package)
    Liberty Tree tavern dinner (favourite - just a shame no characters)
    Whispering canyon breakfast (done dinner but want to try breakfast)
    Hoop De Doo (our new must do)
    Mickeys Backyard Barbeque (love it :D)

    Sure there is more - our kids still enjoy character meals and a lot of those restaurants we haven't eaten before. After this trip we will have nearly eaten at all onsite restaurants :lol:


    Off site we will be going to Sweet tomatoes, bahama Breeze, and Cheesecake factory.
     
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    Must do? For a bona fide holiday?

    Bistro de Paris. :yes:

    Melting Pot (Dr. Phillips).

    Beaches and Cream

    Cape May Dinner Buffet

    YSH

    Those are the ones that first come to mind. :yes:
     
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    Always Ohana for a late dinner
     
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    This is brilliant! Thanks all.. anyone else got any? :D

    There are quite a few on your lists which haven't entered into my thoughts previously so I'm going to try and get to some of them

    I may even share an itinerary (shock) :lol:

    What's the melting pot?
     
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    You know, I have never in my life tried fondue :lol: I've tried lots of things but never ever ever come even close to fondue.

    No idea at all what to expect, zero, nada
     
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    It's a long experience but oh so much fun.

    We bought a fondue pot for home so we can do it here too.
     
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    So remembering that I'm a total newbie, what types of things are there to dip?
     
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    A Mickey bar and a pink lemonade :thumbsup:
     
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    ok.....there are several choices. You can go all out and get The Big Night Out. This includes everything.

    You start off with a cheese fondue. There are several choices. You then dip granny smith apples, cauliflower, carrots and lots of different types of bread. They will bring as much of the dippers as you need.

    There is a salad offering next. There are usually four or so choices.

    Next comes the meat. The meat is raw and you dip into the broth that you choose. It also comes with potatoes, broccoli, squash and mushrooms. They will refill the veggies.

    Lastly is the best part of all! The chocolate fondue. There are lots of choices for the type of chocolate. You then get brownies, cheesecake, marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, rice kripsie bites, and I am forgetting something to dip. I tell you I don't much care for chocolate but I could lick the pot clean!!!

    You can also go for just cheese, chocolate or cheese and chocolate. They also have a HUGE wine list.

    The Big Night Out is roughly $100 per couple without tip or alcohol. Well worth every penny imo.
     
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    Be sure to make a reservation for the Melting Pot. The one here at Dr. Phillips is wicked popular and I've never seen them be able to accommodate walk ins.

    We always get the court bouillion to cook the vegetables and meat. You can get hot oil. The meat selections are up to you for the most part. We like the choice that features quite a bit of seafood, but there is poultry (chicken and duck) and red meat.

    The potatoes are a bit of a pain, other than that we like everything.

    It takes time, clearly so plan on a leisurely (romantic!) dinner. The cheese fondue that comes before the main fondue will keep you from starving to death as you cook your main course. :D

    It's great fun. :yes:
     
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    oh! There is also Texas de Brazil. We have one here and goodness knows I am cheap but it is FABULOUS!! It's about $40 a person but wow is it ever good. You can sign up for their email club thingie and get discounts.
     
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    oh yes! Reservations are a must! Don't eat much before you go either. The whole thing usually takes about 3 hours for us.
     
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    Texas de Brazil has just come out with a new card that you purchase ($50 or so, closer to $60) that will provide you with 12 dinners at half price. Might be worth looking into if you want to go more than once. :D

    Sometimes you can find really decent coupons too. It's a meat lover's paradise so the undiscounted cost doesn't seem exhorbitant given all the meat.
     
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    oooo now THAT sounds perfect for me :yes:
     
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    Thanks for the info about the card! Do you know if it has a time limit? Like it has to be used in a year or something?
     
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