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    Joe's Crab Shack: Tasty food and drinks and friendly service

    by jessicadf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The first night we were there, it became obvious that finding a really GREAT restaurant would be a challenge, and finding a place that wasn't part of a restaurant chain, nearly impossible.

    Even though there's a Joe's Crab Shack at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco (where I wouldn't go), we decided to go anyway.

    We were really pleasantly surprised by a fun atmosphere, really, really friendly and attentive service and very good food. Yes, quite touristy, but yes, very tasty.

    Favorite Dish: The coconut shrimp that Mark got were DELICIOUS, but I opted for grilled food. I had the grilled scallop, ahi tuna and prawn skewers with rice and veggies. Very, very yummy! Though the scallops were wrapped in bacon, which was too salty for me and I just took off.

    We had a shrimp dip (an artichoke/spinach/cheeze and shrimp hot dip) that was really, really, really yummy.

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    Shula's Steak House: 'HIgh End Steakhouse'?

    by ShamrockinGirlie Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you like steak, this is the place to go. If you don't, you might want to go somewhere else. The place looks very high-class...a little TOO high class for a steakhouse...and then they bring you a menu. A football on a tee. That's the menu. Yeah, it's fun, it's a novelty, but if you are going to have a 'high-end' steakhouse, bring out some real menus. The menu didn't have much variety, which was a problem for me. I'm not a big steak eater (this was hubby's night to choose the restaurant!) so I was hoping that they would have a little more to choose from. The steak was very good, but it was pricey. Nothing overly memorable (for me, at least!)

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    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

    by palmas57 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Best Known For...
    The Volcano Bar with active eruptions of Margarita mix every hour, great Margaritaville Tequila and Cheeseburgers in Paradise.

    Favorite Dish: Conch fritter, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Perfect Margarita
    Made just the way the map says it should be. Margaritaville Gold and Silver Tequilas, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Orange Curacao and Rose's Lime Juice on the rocks - (for margarita afficionados only)

    Creole Shrimp Marinara
    Straight from Margaritaville New Orleans, jumbo shrimp sauteed with Creole vegetables and simmered in a Creole Sauce Piquant. Served over Linguini

    There are so many favorite dishes and I wish I could list them all. Check out the websight to see all menu items.

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    Les Chefs de France: Experiencing a French Bistro at EPCOT

    by starship Updated Apr 2, 2011

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    Finding ourselves at the park one evening without dinner reservations, serendipity lead us to the French bistro in EPCOT named, "Les Chefs de France." Without having purchased the Disney Meal Plan, I can tell you that this restaurant would not even have been on our radar. However, the fact that there was no waiting line for this restaurant, and the charming Belle Epoque ambiance virtually radiated through its arched windows, Les Chefs de France seemed just the place for us.

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    Taverna Opa: A Fun Night Out

    by JBOO46 Updated Mar 14, 2011

    Taverna Opa is a Greek restaurant located in Pointe Orlando off International Drive, Orlando. It's definitely not a low key place - it's loud and rowdy, and FUN!

    First, I will start with the negatives.

    1) I had a party of 20 people, and they have a "won't seat you until everyone in the group is there" policy - meaning, since some people were stuck in traffic, we had to crowd around a very small space near the bar until everyone was able to get there.

    2) The manager was a little snippy with us since we originally had 30 people scheduled to come but about 10 of them called out last minute

    3) We felt a bit rushed - the food just kept coming and coming, one dish after the other, before we'd even taken a few bites of the previous dish!

    4) If it's your birthday and you're a bit shy and don't like being the center of attention, you may have a tough time. They kept trying to get me up on the table to dance with a belly dancer and then tried to get me up there again so they could sing happy birthday - both times I said NO!

    5) hard to hear each other talk

    6) A little bit pricey (not terribly so, but enough)

    Now, on to the positives

    1) The food is EXCELLENT, very tasty Greek food, and good vegetarian sub-outs

    2) Great entertainment. Doing the Greek dance (linking hands and forming a moving "line dance" throughout the restaurant) was fun, throwing napkins is encouraged, dancing is encouraged, and belly dancers and music to boot (as I said, it's a rowdy place).

    3) The wait staff was very nice, friendly

    4) It's hard not to have a good time, as they try to encourage everyone to get involved

    5) They validate your parking so you don't have to pay to park in the Pointe Orlando parking garage (make sure you bring your parking pass inside and ask your waiter to stamp/validate it).

    OVERALL, Taverna Opa is a fun place and a neat experience, though I wouldn't make it a regular habit of going

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    BOMA'S at Animal Kingdom Lodge: BOMA ~ A Bountiful Buffet!

    by starship Updated Nov 9, 2010

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    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!!

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    Raglan Road: Great food!!!

    by Gillybob Written Jul 25, 2010

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    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.

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    Turf Club Bar and Grill: Great grill!!

    by Gillybob Written Jul 25, 2010

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    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.

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    Capt. Cook's: Fast Food

    by Gillybob Written Jul 25, 2010

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    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.

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    Ghiradelli's : Downtown Disney: Delicious Delightful Decadence

    by Gillybob Updated Jul 25, 2010

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    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

    Fountain :
    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.

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    Bravo! Italian Restaurant - near Universal Studios

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 4, 2010

    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.

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    Kona Cafe: Polynesian Resort

    by Suzanne123 Written May 5, 2010

    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.

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    Disney food

    by Suzanne123 Written May 5, 2010

    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.

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    cafe trastevere: italian

    by doug48 Written Nov 29, 2009

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    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.

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    wai tiki retro tiki lounge: eating & drinking

    by doug48 Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    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.

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