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Jul 6, 2011 03:54 PM

Disney chow for foodies

Helping brother in law plan, two foodie adults and children who go with the flow.
What are chowworthy eateries in the Disney resorits?
Quick bites, snacks and sit down please.

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  1. yosemite sam has several posts about orlando/disney area...

    this one should help

    u can search for/check his other posts for places off disney and farther away...

    1. Here's a good blog on this topic from a board regular

      My favs on-property:

      Best Overall:

      La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek resort

      Best Hotel options

      Victoria & Alberts (VERY high-end
      )California Grill
      Bull & Bear Steakhouse

      Best In-Park (really none, but)

      Biergarten (for show not really for food)
      Via Napoli
      Brown Derby

      Downtown Disney

      Raglan Road
      Meatball Bar at Portobello's

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      1. re: YosemiteSam

        the best snack i like in the parks...especially on hot summer day, is in MK ...the dole whip

        and idk if they still have it but dino bites in AK had this huge ice cream cookie sandwich thing ..

        and i guess sam just waits for me to mention his posts....

        1. re: srsone

          Nah, you're just faster than me. I'm just glad people find them useful

          1. re: srsone

            ...mmmmmmm......Dole Whips are my favorite, too, followed by frozen Coke at the American pavilion in Epcot.


          2. re: YosemiteSam

            California Grill is closed until August 31st for renovations... it was my favorite restaurant during our last visit... Jiko was also excellent!
            We also loved the Brown Derby.

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            1. Our favorite places to eat in Disney proper- (if you go off site, it's not high end, but i have to say orlando ale house is a fave low brow place)
              In resorts:
              Jiko, Sanna, California Grill, Blue Zoo, Kona
              In Parks
              Tusker House for lunch (i know buffet.. but still good), Via Napoli, Bistro de Paris,
              For counter service, Morocco in Epcot and the Columbia Harbour House

              Downtown Disney
              Bongos, Raglan Road ,earl of sandwich or Wolfgang Pucks

              California Grill
              Disneys Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

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              1. re: scholar399

                Second Columbia harbor house for counter.

              2. Depends on the age of the kids. Victoria & Albert's is a great dining experience but not worth it for young kids who won't eat much. I think there is a minimum age.

                You specifically asked for "in the resorts" so I'll answer that:

                One of our favorite places to eat is Animal Kingdom Lodge. In the main building (Jambo House) we like Jiko and the the buffet there is Boma which is really good if you are adventurous eaters. They have regular stuff like a meat station, but they also have neat African dishes you could try. In the Kidani building is Sanaa which is also good with more of an Indian influence I'd say.

                In the Grand Floridian, I like Citricos. You can't beat the view from California Grill at the top of the Contemporary.

                One other favorite is Yachtsmans' Steakhouse at the yacht Club.

                My husband's favorite is Flying Fish Cafe which is at the Boardwalk.


                California Grill
                Disneys Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

                Flying Fish
                Disneys Boardwalk Resort, Orlando, FL 32830