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PeterHolbrook May 18, 2011 11:07 AM

Hey, next month I will be staying at the Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista. I will be
visiting all of the Disney parks and am just wondering if there are any must eat places?
I have heard good things about Earl of Sandwhich which is close to the hotel.
Any suggestions? Thanks

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    hmp2z May 21, 2011 12:27 PM

    I definitely second the suggestion to make reservations in advance! We live in the area and have a few favorites:
    Boma (Buffet in the Animal Kingdom Lodge): It's buffet, but better than standard buffet fare. Their soups are amazing (they change every night, but I highly recommend the night with Carrot Ginger Soup - it's creamy and sweet and gorgeous). There are some inventive sides, though a bit watered down to fit the palates of the tourist populace, but it's definitely one of the few Disney restaurants that we return to.
    Victoria & Albert's: Upscale, very expensive, prix-fixe menu, with the best food we've ever eaten anywhere, and that includes Thomas Keller's restaurants. Jacket is required for men, and women should dress accordingly.
    Earl of Sandwich: Inexpensive, good sandwiches, with delicious bread
    I know that Le Cellier in Epcot gets a lot of good press, but we've never been fans. If you're looking for that genre of food, we prefer the Yachtsman Steakhouse in the Yacht Club Resort right behind Epcot, or Shula's, also right behind Epcot.
    Not truly in the Disney area, but not too far, are some of the Restaurant Row restaurants like Roy's, which has outstanding seafood.
    For more detailed reviews of local area restaurants, along with photos, see our dining blog:
    http://hpandaw.wordpress.com

    Cheers!
    Heather W

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    Disneys Yacht Club Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

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      cavandre May 21, 2011 03:32 AM

      If you want to eat in any of the sit down restaurants on Disney property in June (thru Aug.), make your reservations now & don't wait until you get down here.

      1. srsone May 18, 2011 01:04 PM

        your right near downtown disney...we like a few places there....
        and u can get disney buses to any where..

        and like Sam posted..plenty of places...

        also just you?
        or your family?
        kids?

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          PeterHolbrook May 20, 2011 05:07 PM

          me (20) and my girlfriend (22) her mother will be joining us for dinner most nights, she is there for a nursing convention

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          YosemiteSam May 18, 2011 12:55 PM

          Start here and then ask any further questions:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/710743

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            PeterHolbrook May 18, 2011 03:15 PM

            sorry brah, should have checked out any stickies or previous threads, my bad

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              YosemiteSam May 18, 2011 09:40 PM

              No worries - for what it's worth my favorite by far out that way is La Luce which is but a short cab ride from where you are. High, high end Victoria & Alberts is great also.

              Earl of Sandwich is just a sandwich joint with a limited menu - no big deal.

              And IMO - Vancouver = best city in the world -bar none. I'd kill for another meal at Hapa Izakaya, Kintaro Ramen, the seafood at Blue Water Cafe or just a stroll around the Granville Island market. And that leaves out North Vancouver, trips to Whistler and ferries to Vancouver Island. Sigh

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              3970 Tampa Rd Ste Q, Oldsmar, FL 34677

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                srsone May 19, 2011 06:17 AM

                so the canada pavillion at epcot doesnt do it for ya YS?

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