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We have a 17 night trip coming up in late May - early June.  We'd like to try some table service restaurants that we've not tried yet.  Below is the list of ones that we have eaten at.  We're a family of 4 with two teenage sons.  Tell me where and why I should eat at for this trip.

**Places we've eaten at.

Ohana - Love this place

Coral Reef - Meh

Hoop-de-doo - Have to go every time

Sci-fi Theater - Was OK

50s Prime Time - Not my favorite

Sanaa - Loved it - Did Dine with Animal Specialist

California Grill - Awesome

Spirit of Aloha - Fun and good food

Mickey's Backyard BBQ - Did this on Christmas day.  What fun!

Tokyo Dining - Kids and I love sushi

**Already have reservations for

Tusker House - ROL Package

Trattoria al Forno - Bon Voyage Character Breakfast, so it really doesn't count?

Yachtsman Steakhouse

 

 

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1 minute ago, DaveInTN said:

Since you said "table service", you may not be looking for buffet recommendations, but I highly recommend Biergarten.  

Buffet is ok.  I just don't want to have to stalk people for their table when their done (you know you've done it).

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6 minutes ago, DavinD said:

Buffet is ok.  I just don't want to have to stalk people for their table when their done (you know you've done it).

Biergarten is nice as you are seated by a hostess to an assigned table, and you do get a waitress that brings drinks and clears plates.  

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19 minutes ago, Travisma said:

Monsieur Paul was real good, a little pricey.

Duck was unbelievable and so was the chocolate dessert.

I would second this.  We did the fixed menu for $89 at Christmas and had the Venison.  Had the lobster salad for appetizer and the chocolate sphere for dessert.  One of the most enjoyable meals I've had at Disney.

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1 minute ago, DaveInTN said:

Biergarten is nice as you are seated by a hostess to an assigned table, and you do get a waitress that brings drinks and clears plates.  

the Biergarten is excellent.  As Dave said, you are assigned the table.  It is a "community table" in the sense that you may not know some people at the table if you are smaller than a party of 8.  Always enjoy meeting the people though.  The entertainment is also a lot of fun.

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I Like whispering canyon (do they still do the goofy stuff?) at wilderness lodge. Food is good and I think they have bottomless milk shakes. 

Also a fan of plaza restaurant in MK.

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1 hour ago, Cortezcapt (Derek) said:

Wait nobody's mentioned Trails End yet!

I guess it falls under a buffet but they have a great breakfast have never personally eaten any other meal there. 

Sorry, given we always stay at the fort, we've eaten there many times.  Should have mentioned that.

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Are considering any spots at Disney Springs? With teenagers try Splitsville, we have eaten there twice and enjoyed it both times plus you can choose to bowl or not, It's not a nice plush sit down of course but the kids might get a kick out of it

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3 hours ago, dblr....Rennie said:

Are considering any spots at Disney Springs? With teenagers try Splitsville, we have eaten there twice and enjoyed it both times plus you can choose to bowl or not, It's not a nice plush sit down of course but the kids might get a kick out of it

Yes, we'll go to Disney Springs

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17 hours ago, mouseketab.....Carol said:

Cape May Buffet for dinner, Yummmm, all you can eat crablegs!!!

 

17 hours ago, DaveInTN said:

Do they have clarified butter and warmers?

 

17 hours ago, mouseketab.....Carol said:

Not sure if it's clarified, but they do have melted butter :)

 

17 hours ago, DaveInTN said:

And the little warmer thingys to keep it melted?

 

17 hours ago, DavinD said:

Mmmm, love crab legs.  Sounds like a good one.

WINNER WINNER, Crab Leg Dinner!!  One of our favorites...  It is a buffet, but like Dave mentioned for the Biergarten, its a table service experience.  You may have to stalk that lady or man in front of you in the line for the "special cluster of crab legs that you have spotted a few feet away. Or hang back and wait for the steamer to open for the next fresh batch, but none the less, lots of other good choices on the bar to choose from.

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Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom.  We really enjoy going there each trip.  We go during lunch though as the menu has more variety at lunch.  Dinner is the patriots platter  only. All you can eat, but it's turkey, dressing, roast beef, pork, mashed potatoes and mac n cheese.  It's good, but lunch offers pasta, salads, burgers and such.

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We're trying to visit some of the resorts that we've never been to.  I decided to look up places to eat at the All Star resorts.  Man there's nothing there!  Just a couple of counter service places.  Anybody know if they're any good?

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25 minutes ago, DavinD said:

We're trying to visit some of the resorts that we've never been to.  I decided to look up places to eat at the All Star resorts.  Man there's nothing there!  Just a couple of counter service places.  Anybody know if they're any good?

The Disney Value Resorts all have huge food courts with a lot to choose from. All of the food comes from a centralized location, so the burgers, fries, chicken nuggets or whatever are the same here as what you'll find at all of the quick serve places throughout the WDW property. The Mickey waffles here are the same as you will find at a Deluxe resort's quick serve restaurant. It's all Disney-quality food  

There are variations on the menus from resort to resort. For example, Pop Century serves a nice chicken Parmesan dish at its food court. 

A quick serve is a quick serve. If that's what you want to eat, go to a Deluxe or moderate resort- the atmosphere and surroundings are nicer, but the food is basically the same. 

TCD 

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