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Any decent food at Legoland?

Snoopy Jul 30, 2010 04:08 PM

Heading to Legoland and wondering if there is anything that's actually good or anything that must be avoided. Thanks.

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  1. Fake Name RE: Snoopy Jul 30, 2010 04:27 PM

    If there is, I've not found it. Even the fried apples were awful.

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      RB Hound RE: Snoopy Jul 30, 2010 04:37 PM

      Inside the park only?

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        Snoopy RE: RB Hound Jul 30, 2010 04:39 PM

        Yes. We have a pretty limited time there and want to try to maximze it. Thanks!

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          RB Hound RE: Snoopy Jul 30, 2010 05:08 PM

          My recommendation is that unless you are there on a weekend and waiting for fireworks, you do most of your eating *after* you leave the park. Like any other theme park, the food is very expensive for what you get, and at best average. Maybe somebody here knows of a gem, but I do not.

          Though their text is pretty adamant about not allowing food and drinks to enter the park gate, my experience is that you can get a few snacks through without them making too big of a deal about it. Sorry I can't be of more help than that.

      2. kitchenhag RE: Snoopy Jul 31, 2010 12:16 PM

        Maybe alittle late,but I have found the salad bar place the only wise choice for food in there. It's near the fire fighters ride

        1. bizzwriter RE: Snoopy Jul 31, 2010 03:29 PM

          Catch breakfast at Tip Top Meats BEFORE you head into the park -- it's pretty much right across the street from Legoland. Terrific breakfasts at very affordable prices. Get a Big John Breakfast with FIVE different all-you-can eat meat choices, and you'll easily sail through lunch without the slightest hunger pang.

          6118 Paseo Del Norte
          Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
          (760) 438-2620


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            Fake Name RE: bizzwriter Jul 31, 2010 03:44 PM

            While I'd make the same choice, and I agree one may make it through lunch without hunger pangs, I wouldn't use the word "sail" after any Big John breakfast. Happy, sure. Satisfied, absolutely.

            But sail? No.

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            The Office Goat RE: Snoopy Aug 1, 2010 11:09 AM

            Would a Goat eat it?
            -Pizza place in the back (better than the one in the front, iirc)
            -lots of places have fresh fruit and juice
            -pastries/muffins in the cafe on the left corner after you enter are not horrible
            -panini in the back near the pirates cove
            -ribs by the knight's kingdom
            -stir-fry in the marketplace in the back is made in front of you and has recognizeable chicken (if you order chicken) and veggies. Do NOT get the churros. :(

            Would a Chowhound eat it?
            I'll try to recalibrate my taste buds the next time I go to give a better answer.

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              Snoopy RE: Snoopy Aug 1, 2010 04:37 PM

              Well, we ended up eating lunch at the place that serves pizza and pasta near Duplo village (or whatever it's called). The "wood fired" pizzas looked better than by the slice so we went with one of those (it was edible) and pasta with marinara. The pasta was super over cooked, but my 2 1/2 year old didn't mind! :) We also got some fresh fruit. We did try the apple slices (even though we were warned), which were mediocre. Overall, not as bad as my last two park/attraction experiences which were a disgusting pizza at the Long Beach Aquarium and a horrible lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe in Downtown Disney. Thanks for all the responses.

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                diningwithkids RE: Snoopy Aug 2, 2010 10:27 AM

                UGG. Was just there last weekend with the kiddos. Ate at the Garden restaurant by the pirate section and it was sad. Meager skimpy sandwiches for the grownups (about $9) and $8 grilled cheese sandwich combos for the kids. It wasn't bad, just small portions, limp bread and boring stuff inside. They didn't check bags so I would say try to smuggle your own stuff in.

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                  danieli10 RE: diningwithkids Aug 3, 2010 08:51 AM

                  Just there yesterday. You can bring in any food you want. We still got suckered into lunch but at least we had plenty of snacks for the day.

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