Dining recommendations, please.

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  1. MystikPiglit

    MystikPiglit Well-Known Member

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    We're going to try out Resort eateries that we haven't been to before, so it would be lovely if you could help with your views.
    We are looking for nice atmosphere, good service and tasty food. :dine: Lunch or dinner, not breakfast, and must be on the dining plan.

    The contenders are:
    Contemporary
    Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Wilderness Lodge
    Grand Floridian
    Boardwalk
    Fort Wilderness

    Thank you. :martini:
     
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    Some of our favourites are:~
    GF...Citrico`s [and of course V & A`s if you want to splash out!]
    WL....Artist`s Point
    BW....Flying Fish

    Never tried fine dining at the other places for ages, and I`m not sure if they are on any dining plan as we don`t go down that route.
     
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    Thank you. :) I do like the sound of the Flying Fish menu.
     
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    Contemporary - California Grill, The Wave
    Animal Kingdom Lodge - JIKO, Boma, Sanaa
    Wilderness Lodge - Artist Point
    Grand Floridian - V&A, Citrico's, Narcoossee's
    Boardwalk - Flying Fish (haven't tried their new menu yet though)
    Fort Wilderness - Hoop Dee Do Revue.
     
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    This is one of the posts that I always find very difficult as everyone seems to have very different opinions on Disney restaurants. Over the years, I have eaten at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast (my kids preferred that characters there) and it was excellent. However the range of options has decreased and last time we went we were very disappointed. AT WL we used to eat at Whispering Canyon (again when they were young) - noisy as could be, but they liked it a lot - I suffered! lol Away from those two, I too love the Flying Fish. It is certainly worth the 2 credits. We much preferred it to The Yachtsman. Service was exemplary, the food exceptional and I believe it is just as good since the refurb and menu change. You must must must go to the Boardwalk Bakery for lunch. I don't think that they still do the lobster roll (best value ever on the ddp) but the other options are great and the sweet treats the best. What we do is usually spend the morning in HS and then take the boat across to the Boardwalk. Ample Hills Creamery (which I knew about a long time before it came to WDW - was so excited to hear it was coming) has a range of snacks that you can get there for a snack credit! It absolutely is on my to do list. If you go on to MDE you will find the list.
    Animal Kingdom Lodge - I will go against the flow here as I did not like Boma - tried it twice in the evening (second time after I thought it may have been just me) and second time found it still noisy, service was poor and food just OK. Sanaa was OK and service fine, but TBH it was not even as good as many of the Indian or Indian fusion restaurants I have tried here in the UK. Hope this helps. :)

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    I am down with all those recommendations but never have been a big fan of Hoop De Doo. Maybe that is just us, but the food is ok.
     
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    My experiences with the resort restaurants are so far in the past, that I really don't have anything useful to add. We did have a Christmas season breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe last Christmas with some relatives, and it was very nice. That's no help though, as you are not breakfast folks!
     
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    We have eaten at 1900 Park Fair, California Grill, Ohana, Boma, Hoop De Do, and Olivia's in OKW. We had a great meal at Olivia's quite a while back, wonder if it is still pretty good. We have enjoyed all the dinners at the mentioned places.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. :)
     
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    I have just booked Boma for our Sunday brunch, so almost breakfast.:wink:
     
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    Oh speaking of breakfast...forgot Chef Mickey's, and another character breakfast at Cape May....Cape May Cafe perhaps? We also ate at ESPN and Big River Brew place....avoid the last one! Terrible service and the food was pretty bad to be honest.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. :)
     
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    I've just booked lunch at the GF cafe for Valentine's day, so that's nice. :)
     
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    Oh that is really nice! :yes:
    We used to love breakfast at Cape May Cafe! We've not been in years... (4 maybe!) but it was great fun, and really nice food selections. :yes:
     

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