So I’m planning a new trip with just 35 days to go and I’m thinking about dining options. I asked my kids where they wanted to eat and they said “the usual”. It’s making me think that I need to mix things up and not eat at all the same places.
What are some of your favorite restaurants that perhaps aren’t the most popular but that you love?
Favorite meals this trip, not necessarily underrated: Teppan Edo, Storybook Dining, Topolino’s for breakfast. Ale & Compass had a nice buffet option at breakfast that gave you an entree and a beverage as well as the buffet. My entree plus coffee would have equaled the cost of the buffet, so it was a very nice deal.
I love the French fries at Sci-Fi.
I love Rainforest Cafe for some weird reason… so much so that my kids call it by it’s slogan “a wild place to shop and eat”. I know there are probably better and fancier places in AK but it works for us and they have good salad options which can be lacking at WDW.
We really like Tony’s as well which I assume is similar to MM based on menus. Is it basically Olive Garden quality? Yes. (And don’t get me wrong, I can holler at some Olive Garden.) But they have wine and the staff have been so fun there, plus the location puts you in prime spots for parade and fireworks.
We went for dinner last trip and because our ADR started late we were just finishing up when fireworks started so we kind of waited to leave until it was all done. Next time I would try to time it to finish our meal right before fireworks so we can watch close to the front of the park and then make a quick skedaddle out. Or the parade viewing package if that is back.
Yeah I think Olive Garden is fair enough for MM. our last meal there was a touch better but I like to keep expectations low However we really like the dark atmosphere on a hot lunchtime rezzie. It says little Italy to me. And also says dark and air conditioned.
At night it would not strike me the same in terms of nice contrast to outside so I like it for lunch.