Your Favorite Meal and Your Favorite Restaurant?

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Your Favorite Meal and Your Favorite Restaurant?

So in my past 20+ visits to WDW its been mostly quick service meals and a lot of times we actually ate off property at some places that are not near us in NH like Red Lobster or ages ago the Outback. But my grandpa was a truck driver and we always drove down so had a vehicle. The past two times I have gone we have taken the magical express and not taken a car and have eaten on property. For our honeymoon there is a bunch of all new places that we are going to try and I am having a hard time deciding what the heck I want and we also have two days where I don't have any dinner reservations booked. So what is your favorite restaurant in Disney and what is your favorite meal and from where?

So far my favorite meal has been from the Garden Grill in Epcot, the food was so good and fresh and I even ate the fish and I don't really like fish other than haddock. Although it wasn't my favorite restaurant. That goes to The Rainforest Cafe far as theming the food is good but better other places.

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I think my favourite was Be our Guest or Cinderellas Royal table. The theming and food were stunning in each. For me a meal is made up of lots of elements so I can decide I don't like something if say the atmosphere or service is not fitting for the place.

It also depends on what day it is, right now I'm into sea food, so I would rank that higher than last week where I wanted steak, next week it may be the other way around hahaha.

I like to classify my resturants into the following:
Awesome. Will visit again
Worth a second try. But will probably try new places 1st
Never again!

I know that when I get back to WDW Be our Guest has made the go back to list.

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I'm a simple man (at least that's what they told me in school) Yachtsman, rib-eye, baked potato, creamed spinach, beer.

Can't include V&A here. It's not fair.

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The beauty of the "fifth kingdom" is there is everything from walk up food carts to Victoria and Albert's. I think the best thing to do is schedule some of each. And don't forget the dining spots at the resorts. They are the best and can be overlooked.

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WOW, this is hard

Yachtsman - Filet - "cornbread" (I can't remember what the actual name was and it was not cornbread like you are thinking, it was corn) - truffle mac

Saana - Bread service with ANYTHING there. We've gone for dinner surf and turf and just apps ALL OF THEM

Mama Melrose Steak with the mac and cheese

There are so many but these are my top 3 as of our last visit LOL

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Mama Melrose, really? I have a Fantasmic dining package there and I really wasn't expecting much. That's great news.

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Brinbunny wrote:
I think my favourite was Be our Guest or Cinderellas Royal table. The theming and food were stunning in each. For me a meal is made up of lots of elements so I can decide I don't like something if say the atmosphere or service is not fitting for the place.

It also depends on what day it is, right now I'm into sea food, so I would rank that higher than last week where I wanted steak, next week it may be the other way around hahaha.

I like to classify my resturants into the following:
Awesome. Will visit again
Worth a second try. But will probably try new places 1st
Never again!

I know that when I get back to WDW Be our Guest has made the go back to list.

I agree that Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest are some of the greatest/ most beautiful themed places to eat. I have only been for breakfast at Cinderella's and to me it wasn't anymore awesome than any other breakfast at Disney. But I am also not a huge breakfast person either. Last time I went was in 2009. Be Our Guest we want to in 2013 and I think it had only been opened for a month or so. We got in for lunch bit it was a very confusing/rushed experience other than that standing in like for over and hour we got to see some cool stuff. But looking around was hard. I have an ADR for dinner is September though looking forward to a sit down dinner.

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I'm a simple man (at least that's what they told me in school) Yachtsman, rib-eye, baked potato, creamed spinach, beer.

Can't include V&A here. It's not fair.

Yeah you can't count V & A here lol

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WOW, this is hard

Yachtsman - Filet - "cornbread" (I can't remember what the actual name was and it was not cornbread like you are thinking, it was corn) - truffle mac

Saana - Bread service with ANYTHING there. We've gone for dinner surf and turf and just apps ALL OF THEM

Mama Melrose Steak with the mac and cheese

There are so many but these are my top 3 as of our last visit LOL

My mom said that Mama Melrose steak was the best steak she had all trip! She ordered steak almost everywhere we went. We have ADRs there for Fantasmic package and I'm ordering this with the GF Mac and cheese.

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Mama Melrose, really? I have a Fantasmic dining package there and I really wasn't expecting much. That's great news.

Yes, really. We went in not expecting much from all the mixed reviews I've read but it was the best meal of our Thanksgiving trip! Blondie's steak was a little overdone for her taste but she ate some of mine and Joe's and was happy.

Desserts weren't top notch but the entrees were great!

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The Colonel wrote:
Mama Melrose, really? I have a Fantasmic dining package there and I really wasn't expecting much. That's great news.

Colonel,

Mama Melrose was a big hit for our family this past February.. Definitely get the steak and mac-n-cheese.. awesome It won't disappoint!! yay

We even downloaded the recipe for the mac-n-cheese and had it during Easter.. stars

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Not even close, hands down....

Le Cellier wins it for me.. yeah The Filet with the wild mushroom risotto is by far the best I've had at all Disney restaurants I've eaten at and that's quite a few.. The poutine fries is just icing on the cake!! clapping awesome

Sanaa - Butter Chicken is right up there, coming in at 2nd for me..

Mama Melrose now tops Yachtsman's for 3rd place for me.. The Mac-N-Cheese were the BOMB!!! yay clapping

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I've only ever done signature dining at Le Cellier and Brown Derby and I thought both were awful and tremendously overpriced for what they were. Actually, the salmon at Brown Derby tasted good, but it wasn't anything special. Mt current top 5 (in no particular order) are:

Cape May Cafe
Garden Grill
Be Our Guest
Sanaa
Ohana

All lunch/dinner--we don't do sit-down breakfast

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Sanaa. I don't have a favorite meal, but my favorite starter is Sanaa's bread service.

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Sanaa Anything really I could eat there several times each visit.
50's Prime Time the trio: pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken
Yak and Yeti - the wonton dessert

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alicemouse wrote:
I've only ever done signature dining at Le Cellier

And this is why I've never eaten there. I have heard that "back in the day" it was the bomb, but as popularity increased they cut costs, messed with the menu, and raised the prices. That doesn't really make me want to go.

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California Grill is my favorite and, IMO, totally worth the money.

I had:
Spicy Kazan Roll Sushi
Bison Strip Loin
Chocolate Pudding Cake

OMG, I'm having flashbacks thinking about it. muchlove

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What is everyone's favorite dish at California Grill? I am having a hard time deciding what I want and the mixed reviews are hard too.

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When we went back in 2014 we had the goat cheese ravioli and sweet corn and halibut soup for appetizers, the bison tenderloin and sushi (can't remember which one), and the creme bruelee. Everything was delicious!

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tenderloin

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Pork Two Ways! Fantastic.

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Bison and Kazan Roll

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volcano roll at Teppen Edo

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Favorite Restaurants:

Table Service:

Jiko ....at Animal Kingdom Lodge
California Grill .... at Contemporary Resort
- I can't remember the full meal that I had, but I do remember us enjoying the Sushi, which would have been California Rolls or forms of Vegetarian Sushi rolls. - Yum! All enjoyed with the evening's MK fireworks.
Cinderella's Royal Table .... in Magic Kingdom (Character Meal w/ Princesses)

Quick/Counter Service at Epcot:

The Tangierine Cafe ... at Morocco
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe ... at Norway
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie ... at France
Sunshine Seasons Food Court ... in The Land

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I have a new favorite! Without a doubt Art Smith's Homecoming has become my new favorite Disney Restaurant. Everything we ate was awesome - I had the pulled pork and thought that it was amazing. The real highlight though was the absolutely sinful mac-and-cheese that comes with it.

Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen

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100% for me was the Filet Minion at California Grill.
The atmosphere, and beautiful views were also amazing and we had the best waiter as well. This was by far my favorite meal on our trip and both myself and my husband said we would be back again.

His favorite meal was The Hoop Dee Doo Review.
I don't think he has stopped talking about he fried chicken since we ate there. He said it was to die for and the corn bread and butter was amazing and he managed to eat that all by himself. Although, expensive, this will also be added to our list when we go back again in two years.

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Kristen K. wrote:
I have a new favorite! Without a doubt Art Smith's Homecoming has become my new favorite Disney Restaurant. Everything we ate was awesome - I had the pulled pork and thought that it was amazing. The real highlight though was the absolutely sinful mac-and-cheese that comes with it.

Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen

muchlove muchlove muchlove Can't wait for February! I have the Pulled Pork and Mac and Cheese on my list!

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Kristen and/or Allie,

I can't say, I've heard of Art Smith's Homecoming... where is it located? What types of food do they serve? Full service bar? On water? Thanks! Might have to check it out while there in November... Always looking for new places to eat.. mickey awesome

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It's Art Smith's new restaurant that opened up a few months ago in Disney Springs. It is elevated comfort food known for it's fried chicken, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, etc. They have a full bar and are located between STK and Morimoto. Menus can be found here:

http://allears.net/dining/menu/homecoming/lunch-dinner

http://allears.net/dining/menu/homecoming/lounge

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Thanks, Allie!! awesome

We'll have to check it out..

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It's Art Smith's new restaurant that opened up a few months ago in Disney Springs. It is elevated comfort food known for it's fried chicken, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, etc. They have a full bar and are located between STK and Morimoto. Menus can be found here:

http://allears.net/dining/menu/homecoming/lunch-dinner

http://allears.net/dining/menu/homecoming/lounge

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Not a meal but my new favorite appetizer is the Bacon and Eggs at The Wave! OMG sooooo good!!!

Maple-lacquered Pork Belly with Lake Meadow Naturals Perfect Egg and Tillamook Smoked Cheddar Grits

I want this right now for breakfast!

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Did someone say "PORKBELLY"!!!!!! eek yay

I've got to give that a try... awesome

JMed wrote:
Not a meal but my new favorite appetizer is the Bacon and Eggs at The Wave! OMG sooooo good!!!

Maple-lacquered Pork Belly with Lake Meadow Naturals Perfect Egg and Tillamook Smoked Cheddar Grits

I want this right now for breakfast!

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LouisianaMike wrote:
Did someone say "PORKBELLY"!!!!!! eek yay

I've got to give that a try... awesome

JMed wrote:
Not a meal but my new favorite appetizer is the Bacon and Eggs at The Wave! OMG sooooo good!!!

Maple-lacquered Pork Belly with Lake Meadow Naturals Perfect Egg and Tillamook Smoked Cheddar Grits

I want this right now for breakfast!

It really was outstanding! We like the porkbelly at Brazil for Food and Wine, this blew it away!

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