Located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, "Boma" is a great place for a breakfast or dinner buffet! Following the decor of the Lodge itself, the Boma restaurant has an African Lodge decorl. One side of the restaurant is made up completely of windows and faces the beautiful pool area. This inviting dining area inside is enhanced by artistic and brilliantly colored hanging glass-shaded lights and rustic furniture. The buffet serving area has a thatched roof. We have eaten breakfast here 3 times now and the first time & this last time (October, 2006) was the best.
As soon as you sit down to table, you will be offered a tall, cool glass of tropical fruit juices! On to the all-you-can-eat buffet! The buffet is very well displayed and offers a good number of choices from fruit, yogurt, cold & hots cereals, bacon, egg, sausages and a ham carving station. Hot and spicy potatoes, omelets-to-order, and a few international dishes such as pap along with a very large selection of pastries, breads, bagels, and even scones will satisfy any appetite. The Kenyan coffee is fabulous! Refills are free
The breakfast buffet for adults is about $14.99 per person but on this latest trip, we were on the Disney meal plan so the buffet, plus tax and gratuities was covered under the plan.
Favorite Dish: The Kenyan coffee was superb. I also loved the scones, ham and spicy potato dishes! I also like to try African-type items such as the pap.
Boma is only open for breakfast and dinner daily. It would be wise to make reservations because it is one of the more popular venues for dining because of its excellent reputation for food, service and value.
If you have a buffet breakfast at around 10 or 10:30, you will most likely be able to skip lunch and have an early dinner thereby saving the price of a lunch, so this is well worth the price!
NOTE: PLEASE TRY TO ADHERE TO THE RULE OF DECENT HUMAN BEHAVIOR---TAKE ALL YOU WANT, BUT EAT ALL YOU TAKE!! DON'T TAKE FOOD YOU ARE NOT GOING TO EAT JUST BECAUSE IT'S THERE!!
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late-night light meals and is located in the centre of Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.
As the name suggests, this pub restaurant serves authentic Irish food which is created under the direction of Kevin Dundon, one of Ireland's celebrity chefs. Here, you can relax and chat or listen to the melodies played by one of the many bands who grace the pub with their music. Enjoy dishes like beef stew with Guinness, creamy colcannon soup, fish and chips and bangers and mash.
Favorite Dish: I had a delicious steak which was served simply with mashed potato and crispy fried onion rings.
The Turf Club Bar & Grill can be found within Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. This casual dining restaurant serves a variety of American fare and is open for both lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is home to numerous horse racing memorabilia which decorates the walls whilst the windows give great views over the resort and, in the evening, overlooks the lights of Downtown Disney.
Favorite Dish: The grilled New York strip was divine! Simply melting in the mouth and served with mashed potatoes. Everyone truly enjoyed their meals amongst a relaxing atmosphere.
The only downside was the presence of some children who's parents did not exercise sufficient control.
Captain Cooks is one of the many dining opportunities at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
This fast food outlet has ordering via display screens so you can see what you're getting and choose from a great selection of fast food options.
Favorite Dish: I had the ham and pineapple flatbread (bit like a pizza). As far as fast food goes, this was fine.
I stopped here for lunch during one of my strolls through Downtown Disney.
Ghiradelli is famous for its chocolate, and its ice cream. The company has a rich history lasting over 150 years. It opened its doors to customers in Downtown Disney in 1996.
Shop Hours :
Sunday to Thursday
9:30am - 11:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Holidays
9:30am - Midnight
Sunday - Thursday
10:30am - 11:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Holidays
10:30am - 12am Midnight
Favorite Dish: I had The Haight Ashberry - a decadent desert lashed with strawberry cheesecake ice cream which smothers sliced strawberries under a layer of vanilla ice cream, topped with blueberry topping, whipped cream and delicious chocolate-covered blueberries; a chocolate dipped waffle roll tops it all off which cost US$7.95.
Bravo is the latest in the big Italian chains, following in the footsteps of Olive Garden, Carrabba's, Buca di Beppo, Macaroni Grill, Spaghetti Warehouse, and others. Bravo's most unique feature that distinguishes it from these other chains seems to be the huge Roman columns and faux-ruins in the restaurant.
It is not a cafe. You, most likely, need reservations
Shrimp Curry soup (2), sm Kona Salad (1), Chicken Pasta (2), Mahi Mahi (1) desserts (3)
Total with tax and tips $110
Dessert - Kona Kone: waffle cone with ice cream, chocolate swirl, m&m's & blue candy floss.
Food is very pricey and my family spent tons of money to buy high end food at the expensive restaurants and the quality of food is not what it use to be.
You will do well at the 5900 at the Grand Floridian
The Jungle Lodge - nighttime buffet at Boma
Marrakesh - Stay away unless you like ecclectic food
The bakery - no fresh flaky croissants
Vegetarian Food - go to Whole foods (off property) or go to Walmart and buy 'Amy's' products.
the cafe trastevere roman-italian kitchen is a good italian restaurant located on magnolia street downtown. they offer very good italian cuisine moderately priced. they offer a outdoor patio which is a good place to dine when the weather is nice. cafe trastevere is a good value in downtown orlando.
wai tiki retro tiki lounge is a very good restaurant and bar in downtown orlando. wai tiki serves caribbean and hawaiian cuisine. they have a very good sandwich selection on their lunch menu. good food moderately priced.
Probably the best restaurant in Disney is Fulton's Crab House. Located at Downtown Disney's Marketplace on Pleasure Island, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood flown in daily for a fine dining experience. The restaurant is located right on the water in a riverboat replica, and it features over 50 seafood selections and a few non-seafood specialties. Their signature dishes include 1.5 pounds of Alaskan king crab legs for about $50 and Australian lobster tail.
I kept my lunch simple with a Yuengling lager for $6, their club sandwich and crab and lobster bisque. The club is not any old club, this is a blue lump crab club, triple stacked, with citrus aioli, crab boursin, field greens, tomatoes and bacon. The bisque, "Robert Fulton’s favorite after a day of seafaring," is made with brandy, sherry, blue crab and lobster... very tasty! While the sandwich is normally about $14 and the bisque $8, they have a great lunch special with a cup of soup and half a sandwich for just $13.
This is an expensive, but excellent restaurant with friendly top-notch service and great food. Highly recommended!
We had a great lunch at the Wolfgang Puck Cafe in Downtown Disney during a recent conference nearby. This is a great restaurant with wonderful food, though a little pricey. After arriving, we were warmly greeted by the hostess and quickly seated in the large, high-ceiling dining room overlooking the water.
The menu (.pdf) is extensive and interesting, so it was tough to decide among their sushi, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, salads and more. I settled on the blackened mahi mahi sandwich served on a toasted brioche bun with red pepper remoulade for $15, while my companion had the soup and sandwich combo with the beef and gorgonzola pocket along with a butternut squash soup for $13. My sandwich was seasoned perfectly, and certainly one of the best fish sandwiches in recent memory.
This is a very friendly and professional atmosphere with great food, and easy to access even if you are just passing through the area. They have plenty of free parking and are located very close to Cirque du Soleil and other attractions such as a temporary Princess Diana exhibit.
While at a conference at a nearby hotel, we decided to try Havana's as a spur-of-the-moment decision for a quick bite to eat. This turned out to be a quiet but friendly location with good food and reasonable prices.
We both had their Sandwiche Cubano with fries for about $7 or $8. You can add other side dishes such as fried plantains or beans and rice for an additional cost. The Cuban sandwich was served the traditional way on warm pressed bread with pork and ham.
Other meals here include a variety of Cuban entrees including grilled, fried, and roasted skirt steak, chicken, pork, and seafood.
The waiter was friendly and helpful when explaining items on the menu, but he did disappear for about 10 minutes right at the end of our meal when we wanted to pay and get back to our meeting.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What a treat this place is! Blink and you might miss it. Located at Washington and Bumby and tucked right behind The Book Worm used book store, is this hidden gem of a restaurant.
Run by a husband and wife (he is Mexican and she is Puerto Rican) This tiny place has tons of character. Just a few tables and a very small bar/counter can cause this place fill up quick. Vibrant colors and a friendly attitude make this place seem much larger. The locals that do know about this restaurant almost treat it as a secret that they come back to time and time again. The menu is not expansive and this is not to be confused with those Tex-mex places that fill you up on chips and salsa. There are only a few things on the menu, but What you will get is authentic food. Corn tortillas made right in front of you, in fact your entire meal is made right in front of you.
As an added bonus, there are paintings on the walls featuring frogs (hence, El Coqui) painted by the co-owner, Evelyn.
If you are in town, this is definitely worth going out of your way to find. You will not be disappointed.
Favorite Dish: Honestly, everything I've had here is great, but I'd have to go with the tinga sope, a corn tortilla topped with spicy shredded chicken, fresh mexican cheese, spicy guacamole, and beans. The portions seem small when they first come out but trust me, this will fill you up.
One important note, they don't serve alcohol here but you are welcome to bring your own and put it in the fridge. They do serve soda, bottled water and coffee.
We had occasion to visit the Bama last weekend and found it interesting for several reasons. First we made breakfast reservations over the internet for 10:30 am. We went early and watched several African animals outside including giraffes, gazelle's and others. At first the breakfast buffet seemed a little pricey at $16.97 but it included juices, beverage and a huge buffet that included made to order omelets. The Buffet had everything you could possibly want and included over 50 items including a hot sauce for the turkey or ham that was really good. The buffet had some surprises with traditional dishes from Africa.
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