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Nov 7, 2006 02:44 AM

Anything remotely "chowish" in Disney World? At all?

Staying there in a couple weeks. Do not have the transportation to leave the resort.

Saw a lot of threads of people asking which Disney restaurant has the best steak. I don't mind steak, but that's a pretty easy thing to make. Which Disney restaurants (if any) are more ambitious?

Also, if anyone knows of any above-average bartenders at WDW, please share their name(s) and where they work with us!


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  1. While Disney isn't a gourmet heaven, it isn't as bad as some people make it out to be.

    With exception of the back end of EPCOT, the first advice it to get out of the parks. Downtown Disney has some good restaurants. Our personal favorite is Raglan Road. Good food with a Celtic twist. Excellant bar, with a good selection of beers on tap.

    FL residents.

    1. I know its a chain, but I like Wolfgang pucks at downtown disney.

      1. More later, but the Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney sells good, fresh, hot and cold sandwiches at reasonable prices.


        1. anything disney is going to be very, very expensive. (ie, $7 for a pint of beer at raglan) that said, you CAN find some decent choices in and around downtown disney if you search around, and they won't break your bank if you stick to sandwiches or appetizers.

          1. Thanks for the tips.

            How about the restaurants in the various WDW hotels? Any standouts?

            I've heard the sushi in the Dolphin or Swan (one of them) is really good.

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            1. re: Alcachofa

              It's called Mikado. It's in the Swan. One of the longest running sushi bars in Orlando. Small, just basic nagiri, sashimi, maki rolls, but fresh, high quality fish and made to order.

              California Grill has a separate sushi bar where one can eat, next to the hotel bar. First rate there also.

              The only other sushi on the property I know of is at the Japan pavilion restaurant -- it's actually served out of the tempura restaurnt -- the bar part. Nothing great, but adequate.


              1. re: Alcachofa

                We are "Disney-holics" and have eaten just about everywhere in Disney. One of our favorites is Artist's Point at the Wilderness Lodge. Their smoked portabello soup is great. They also serve game which they do very well. The Flying Fish at the Boardwalk is very good for sea-food. Bon Apetit!

                1. re: Alcachofa

                  Stay away from the ones at Coranado Springs. Everything taste the bland. There is Little seasoning to the food.