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    What are you favourite places to eat offsite please. So far we have always eaten offsite, but always at the same places ie ponderosa, maccy d's, Denny's diner.

    So where do you eat? Chinese, Indian, steakhouse etc and where. I'd like to broaden our horizons next trip as mostly we eat at the villa we rent.
     
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    Take a run over to Tampa one evening and go to Bern's Steakhouse, Mick.

    There's one you won't soon forget! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... no, a little thicker please!)
     
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    Local places we've tried and enjoyed (for the most part)

    Melting Pot
    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Uno's (not for the pizza).
    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
    Charley's Steakhouse
    Red Lobster (for a particular salad they have there with shrimp and crawfish)
    Fish and Chips (little place up in Apopka on 436)
    Yellow Dog Eats Cafe
    Maryland Fried Chicken (the only one we have been to is on 50 in Winter Garden).
    Olive Garden on I Drive (the largest one in the area)
    Memories of India (in the Kmart shopping plaza on Turkey Lake Rd).

    There is an Ethiopian restaurant on I drive but I don't remember the name of it. :sorry:

    Sweet Tomatoes used to be decent but has fallen off.

    Texas de Brasil (it's a churrascaria, an all you can eat meat place for the most part although they do have other things)

    TooJays Deli on Dr. Phillips

    We don't do MacDonald's or Burger King, or those sorts of places so I can't really comment on them.

    I will not step foot in a Chik Filet or a Denny's. Ever. Not if I'm starving.

    We have a couple of other little locally owned places, but they'd really be out of the way for you.

    We avoid all buffets off property except for those in Gaylord Palms. They are nasty dangerous places (again, with the exception of Sweet Tomatoes but they are getting icky now too).

    What sorts of food do you and your family like to eat, Mick?

    Oh, the places in Celebration are decent enough too, but the only Antonio's we really like is the original in Maitland. The last time we ate at the other two (one in Celebration and one in Dr. Phillips) we were terribly disappointed so won't be returning there.

    Ale Houses are decent. They've changed hands, but they are still ok. Basic food, but good enough and quite reasonably priced.

    We've tried Mimi's, Chili's, Urban Flats, places like that. Meh. Nothing to go nuts over, ya' know?

    For offsite breakfast we generally prefer Bob Evans. Very clean, very nice service and we do love those "oh so bad for you" biscuits and sausage gravy. :redface:
     
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    wow great post thanks Tink!!!
     
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    Oh! Forgot Bonefish. It's a restaurant along the lines of Longhorn (midrange prices) that specializes in fish. I go there for the Chilean seabass. They also do an incredibly good hamburger on a brioche roll!
     
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    another two are PERKINS OR GOLDEN CORRAL
     
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    Golden Corral is a buffet. The one nearest to downtown Disney is the only one I'd ever go into, but even then I honestly won't anymore. :sorry:

    However, there is a Bahama Breeze next to it, and that place can be fun. It's part of the Darden chain of restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn, Bahama Breeze...).
     
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    We like Bahama Breeze - had a very nice meal in the new one on the 192. :)

    Texas de Brazil is great for meat lovers, even better if you sign up to the website just before you go and get coupons!

    Didn't eat at Olive Garden this time but have always enjoyed it before.
     
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    We like Applebees and so many of our guests love it in there.

    Thai Thani at Celebration
    Bahama Breeze ( there's a new one at Rolling Oaks on the 192 along with a Olive Garden, Millers Ale House, Longhorn and Sweet Tomato's)
    Carrabas
    Manny's
    Sweet Tomatos
    Olive garden
    Kilwins at Celebration for an ice cream sundae

    Sandra
     
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    thanks everyone. ive not heard of a lot of these places so it will be nice to sample some food from some of them

    that was the other one i couldnt remember was golden corral on lbv that wasnt bad at all
     
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    we love longhorn steak house there is a brilliant one at lake mary if your flying in or out of sanford we use it as a after flight meal place or before we board our final meal.
    personally i find charleys as more of an experience place and over priced its great for once visit but its very server orientated with the explanation of where the steak comes from but to be honest if your wanting a quick meal for us it doesnt happen but as i say its personal my opinion.
    im not a buffet person either sorry so cant comment i find them like school dinning halls :(
    ive heard loads about mannys chop house which we must try at some point but i believe its a bit of a drive.
    to be honest there are so many places you could never eat at them all :)
     
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    Tink is right, we love the Golden Corral in Brunswick Georgia but the one in Erie Pennsylvania is totally disgusting. They seem to vary from place to place but be better in the South.
     
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    We are fans of the outback steakhouse - quite a few dotted around Orlando. You may have seen one near where you live Mick, it's just gone into liquidation.
    I was looking forward to going there after the baby to have their cocktails especially the wallaby darned, now I have to wait until next year for them :thumbsdown:
    Also recommend the Bubba Gump shrimp company over at universal - great atmosphere
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    yeah we had once a few miles from us and i noticed the other week it was closed. for what it was i thought it was quite expensive, i really preferred an american steakhouse called simply blues the fillets were to die for :D and quite reasonable and a better quality of food
     
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    You're only 10 mins from where I live, we used to go to the outback for birthdays and things like that. The service wasn't always that great but I loved those wallaby darned drinks and the chicken wings :yes:.
    Simply blues!!!! I haven't been there for years and from what I remember it's lovely - may have to go there again soon :thumbsup:
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    blimey i just noticed your just down the road from me lol my brother lives in wickford. small world eh!!

    yeah i love it there dont go that often but the service is 1st class as is the food. we go to the one in leigh, but they say the one in hornchurch is just as good if not better
     
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    Yeah small world :yes:
    Oh didn't know there were 2, we used to go to the one in Leigh. may have to drag my family there on the next birthday get together.
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    i didnt until i looked on their website. i reckon thats where we will go for laurens birthday next month :D
     
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    If you go you'll have to let me know what it's like
    :wiggle:
     
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    i reckon we will go weve been last three birthdays we like the chain that much

    of course i will let you know what its like sue :)
     

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