Favorite restauraunts?

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Favorite restauraunts?

Ok, so I never really researched food before my Disney trips. This time, when I go, I want to have a list of the best foods on property. I have never done So what are your top 3 favorite restaurants in each of these categories, and what do you get there (2nd part is optional)?

Character Dining? - Garden Grove, Askershus, and the Cinderella breakfast up in the castle. Also like Garden GRILL.
1 table service credit restaurants - If I picked one, it'd probably be the Sci-Fi Dine-in, but I don't remember many of these. We didn't do any on my most recent trip, just Garden Grove. We stayed in the parks the parks as much as possible (that will change next time!)
2 table service credit restauraunts
Table-service, in park?
Counter-service? - Casey's, Pecos Bill to name a few. This is what we ate at the parks.
Desert/Treats? - DOLE WHIP, Writer's Shop Chocolate Danish
Any other must haves that don't fit into these categories?

Thanks for sharing! I know it might take a while for you, but it'll help me (and probably others) a ton as I take the small steps to plan my vacation that is a year and a half away Smile

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Character Dining?
Tusker House, winner hands down
Chef Mickey's
Cindy's

Advanced Dining?
Flying Fish Cafe - snapper, strip steak, soups
Citricos - crab pave, filet jardiniere, swordfish
Jiko - ostrich, tuna, duck

Table-service, in park?
Bistro de Paris - scallops st. Jaques
Coral Reef - creamy lobster soup, crusted mahi
Brown Derby - spring rolls, pork belly app, bison, duck duo

Counter-service?
Tangierine Cafe - schwarma platter
Wolfgang Puck Express - pizza
Earl of Sandwich - the Hawaiian

Desert/Treats?
Doh Bars (Cookes of Dublin)
Zebra Domes (The Mara, Boma)
Cream Cheese Pretzel (The Lunching Pad)

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Your post just made me realize something..they accept the Disney Dining Plan EVERYWHERE, I mean as long as you have a table-service meal! I did not realize that. So you can get a $50 meal and that's already paid for your dining plan (approximately) for the day. That's crazy! I never even realized that.

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Character Dining - Crystal Palace for Pooh Bear, Tusker House Mickey and the gang, and Cinderella's Royal table.

Advanced Dining
Table-service resorts - Boardwalk Kouzzina tasty Greek food, AKL Sanaa or Boma, EP Tokyo dining yummy, Kona at the Poly too.

Table-service -in park - DHS 50's Prime Time Cafe good food great CMs!, EPCOT I love the Coral Reef's atmosphere, really any sit down in Epcot, AK Yak and Yeti has some very tasty food and the wonton dessert is awesome!

Counter-service - EP Sunshine Seasons lots of great choices, DHS I love the curry at the ABC Commissary also Rosie's all-American -lots of choices, MK Casey's or Cosmic Ray's

Dessert/Treats - MK main street bakery, any cart that has Mickey ice cream sandwiches/bars, DTD Ghiradelli's shop

Any other must haves that don't fit into these - you gotta try the turkey leg once, the stuffed pretzels, beignets at PORFQ, any of the candy stores and jelly beans at Mousegears.

I didn't say CA Grill, LeCellier, Ohana, or other top named places because I haven't eaten there yet. I'm knocking off 4 new restaurants on my October trip wooohooo I can't wait!
Now I've made myself hungry. biggrin

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I'm looking all of these up as you go..BOMA LOOKS AMAZING! I've never had African dishes either! If oyu go to MK and have a counter-service, I feel like Casey's is a must-do. Good food too.

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I love the mini corn dogs from Casey's...we usually get some at least once a trip awesome

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We shared stuff when I went..I mainly had the Chili cheese dog though. Like I said, better than most counter-service meals for sure.

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Character Dining- 1900 Parc Fare, Tusker House, Cinderella
1 table service credit restaurants - Rain forest cafe, Planet Hollywood,
2 table service credit restaurants Narcoosssee or Yachtman
Table-service, in park?My Husband goes to Le Cellier every time we go. Mk I would say Liberty Tree, HS 50's prime time.
Counter-service? - Cooks of Dublin, Earl of Sanwich. Yorktown fish shop in Epcot.
Desert/Treats? - Frozen bananas, mickey bars, beignets at POFQ

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character dining - tusker house for breakfast, crystal palace, akersus

advanced dining
table service 1cr - teppan edo, kona cafe, rose and crown pub

advanced dining
table service 2cr - hoop de doo review, yachtsman's steak house, hollywood brown derby

counter service - Pinocchio village haus, earl of sandwich, flame tree bbq

dessert - boulangerie patisserie,kringla bakeri og cafe, boardwalk bakery

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Character Dining- Crystal Palace

1 table service credit restaurants - Sanaa, Kona Cafe

2 table service credit restaurants - Narcoossee's, California Grill, Jiko

Table-service, in park - Coral Reef, Liberty Tree, Rose and Crown, Bistro de Paris,

Counter-service - Casey's, Peco's Bill, Fairfax Fare, Columbia House

Desert/Treats - Main Street Bakery, Starring Rolls, Dole Whip, Mickey Bar, Kringla Bakeri, Patisserie Boulangerie. (and yes, we love our treats!)

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Good morning,

May I chime in?

It's been a little less than five years since my last visit to WDW, but I will try to remember.

Character: Crystal Palace (MK); Liberty Tree Tavern (MK); 1900 Park Faire.

Table Service: see my user name; see above; Boma (AKL); 50's Prime Time Cafe (DHS); Yak and Yeti (AK); Kona Cafe. I miss the sweet potato pancakes I used to get at Boatwright's Dining Hall (POR) when it served breakfast.

Counter Service: Columbia Harbor House (MK); Flame Tree BBQ (AK); Dole Whip; Tangerine Cafe.

Sorry, can't remember much. At 49 (as of today!) I think I'm starting to lose my edge.

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Happy birthday, LeCellier! yay

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My picks are
Character Cape May Cafe for breakfast
1 table service credit Kona, Turf Club
2 table credits California Grill, Flying Fish, Brown Derby
Counter service Columbia House, Peco Bills
Dessert/Treat Turf Clubs Chocolate Espresso Torte/ Ice cream from Ghirardelli in DTD

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Ghirardelli's yum!

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birthday Jim!

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Happy 49th Jim.

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birthday Jim!

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Character Dining - We've never done character dining, but we're going to try a Tusker House lunch this October.

Table service - Restaurant Marrakesh is fun and not the kind of food we can get in our area. Same with Boma. I also like the Biergarten. We've never done a two-credit restaurant and probably never will - we have fine-dining restaurants here at home that cost half as much and probably are twice as good as most of the WDW two-credit restaurants.

Counter service - I love Sunshine Seasons at Epcot and can find something worth eating at most of the counter-service places in Epcot's World Showcase. Columbia Harbor House in MK is quite nice and Cosmic Ray's is better than average. None of the counter-service joints in DHS or AK really thrill me. Toy Story Pizza Planet isn't bad; neither is Yak & Yeti counter service.

Dessert/Treats - I'm not a huge fan of desserts. I've had a Dole Whip; it was good but nothing I'd go out of my way for.

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Character: Tusker House
1 table service credit: Liberty Tree Tavern
2 table credits: Hollywood Brown Derby
Counter service: Peco Bills and Everything Pop
Dessert/Treat: Dole Whip

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Characters: Tusker House, 'ohana (best breakfast)

TS: (I never do the dining plan): Boma, Kona, Teppan Edo, Yak&Yeti and La Hacienda

CS: Sunshine Seasons, Flame Tree, Cantina

Snack: dole whip

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Characters: Cape May Breakfast

TS 1: Sanaa for lunch

TS 2: California Grill

CS: Pecos Bills

Snack: Mickey Krispie Treats