My niece Stephanie has come with us to Walt Disney World for our last three trips, so I decided that I would poke her brain a bit and find out what her favorite restaurants were. After trying to work out our schedules, and locking her in our living room (where she is visiting us this weekend) I got her to write her list. So, without further ado, here is my niece Stephanie, and her review, which she calls…
“There’s a party in my tummy…so yummy, so yummy” :)
Almost a month later here I am finally doing what my uncle asked me to do, write this blog! My intention is to tell you all about my Top Ten favorite places to eat in Disney and in the process tell you why (after all, that is the part that counts!) When he first asked me to write this I figured it would be easy, ha… that was a joke. Everything that Disney World has to offer is all fantastic so it simply comes down to a personal opinion. So, after putting a lot of thought into my ten choices, I finally came up with this list. Enjoy!
Stephanie’s Top Ten
1. Captain’s Grille
Two years ago I found myself sitting in this restaurant with my uncle, aunt and cousin. Being the loving and generous family they are, I was given the opportunity to tag along on their trip. As a way to show me what Disney really is, they wanted me to eat at the fancy schmancy places. Given that fact, Captain’s Grille is my top choice because this is where my experience began… where my little girl dream of feeling the Disney wonder came true all because my aunt and uncle were willing to bring someone like me along with them.
Again, another no brainer, PRINCESSES! The food offered here is also fantastic. You may be thinking that it won’t taste as good because it’s not American, but you will be pleasantly surprised as soon as you take your first bite.
WARNING: Make sure you are not wet prior to going inside because you WILL freeze (and you won’t be as pretty for your princess picture).
Also, if you are married/dating… beware because your prince may be admiring all the princesses instead of you, the true princess.
4. Main Street Bakery
Despite the occasional long line trying to get in, it is worth it if you love a GOOD cinnamon bun!
I highly recommend this place to eat for breakfast. When we went, I remember waking up fairly early to make it here for the reservation. For those of you that don’t know me, I love my sleep (especially since I was in college at the time, sleep is a college kid’s best friend) but this place got me motivated to get up. Not only does a morning reservation give you motivation, it also starts your day off right because the Disney magic starts early.
I must admit, I really liked this place because of their entertainment. While you are eating in a well decorated place, there are four men playing cowbells, something that you can’t see everyday at McDonald’s.
Now tell me, what American doesn’t like a place that serves good BBQ? Not only do they offer BBQ but you and your family have the chance to dance with some of Disney’s characters!
9. Columbia Harbour House
In case this list is intimidating because I have mainly listed table service restaurants (places that might cost a little more ;)), I figured I’d throw in a counter service one. If you are on the go and want a quick bite to eat, Columbia Harbour House would be my top pick. I have eaten here more than once and each time have had great service and great food.
10. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream! While watching the night parade and fireworks, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor makes for a tasty, cool-down, treat!
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