I agree with Saps saying that Columbia Harbor House has decent food and they offer a wonderful kids meal for $3.99 (the price may have changed) that our kids really enjoyed.
For Guests 9 and under
All meals include choice of two sides: grapes, carrot sticks or applesauce.
Choice of: 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water or apple juice.
Macaroni and Cheese – $3.99
Grilled Chicken with Cheese – $3.99
Columbia Harbour House, which is right by the Haunted Mansion, makes a pretty decent ham sandwich with a broccoli slaw that is good. Also, there chicken fingers are good. I’m not a chicken finger guy, but you become one after a while at Disney. This is our default place in the Magic Kingdom, as was the McDonald’s french fry cart.
I won’t go into the dinner places unless you want.
Whatever you do, do not eat at Cosmic Ray’s, and don’t eat any hamburgers in the parks.
You’re right about Epcot, it does have the best food. The sit-down Mexican place isn’t bad, but the outdoor fast food place is nasty. Morocco is a pretty decent place for fast food. There are also several decent places along the Boardwalk, which is a fairly short walk from Epcot. Flying Fish Cafe is only open for dinner, but it is a highly regarded restaurant.
I’ll talk to my wife and see if I can get more recs. She’s flowndown there with the kids a few more times than I have.
Sounds sort of like you should change your name to Griswald !! Sorry for the ‘downer’ so far, but maybe the trip will take a turn into the sunshine ![8D]
I’ve been to Disney many times and it’s really not about the food, although it is 1000 times better than it used to be.
On one trip, my brother swiped a small bottle of Tabasco from the ‘mess hall’ at the All-Star resort where we stayed. He carried it in the pocket of his shirt AT ALL TIMES to make the food palatable during his stay.
One fun activity for the grown-ups is the ‘drink your way around the World Showcase’ at Epcot – there is a beer from each featured country worth having at every stop. Kinda makes the day pass more pleasantly!
Please give Mickey my regards!
Nothing has gone well from a Roadfood point of view thus far.
We could not find Mamie’s biscuits in Conyers and so after a brief search, we ended up where my wife and kids always wants to eat breakfast – yes, the place with the arches.
The only decent food I have had so far was an order of chicken fried rice from the Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom. The burgers and chicken wrap at Pecos Bill in Frontierland (in the Magic Kingdom) were not good at all. Mind you, this includes lo expectations to begin with. My oldest daughter was throwing up just prior to the Hoop DE Doo show and dinner at Fort Wilderness, so I (who didn’t want to do this show in the first place) took her back to the hotel while the wife and youngest did the show. The wife said the food there was nearly inedible, breaking into cereal and milk upon her return to the hotel. I then had to go out and get to a pharmacy, and managed to wrangle a couple of burgers from Checkers – well above the average chain burger – in the process.
Yeah, we all left on the trip sick to one degree or another, but everyone seems reasonably well as of this morning. My personal silver lining thus far is that my antibiotics killed my taste buds as well, and I am only just starting to recover my sense of taste 🙂
For those of you with young daughters into the Princess thing – the Royal Princess breakfast, while pricey – is a really fun experience (for them) and the food is decent and plentiful. Your daughter will get to pose with and get the autograph of Cinderella and a number of other beautifully-costumed disney princesses – very lovely ladies who each took their role very seriously, staying completely in character as far as I could tell the entire time. Your wallet will cry out in agony, but your daughters will look back on it fondly. Oh….this books many months in advance…..so book it the moment you decide you are going. Requires full payment at the time it is reserved.
The food court at the all-star (read as: cheapest disney property) resort was also not so good. Prices are higher than they should be, but the one tip I can give it that you can generally purchase a "bundled" item – say sandwich wit fries – as just the sandwich for a much lower price. we didn’t know this and ended up with a lot more fries than we needed or wanted. They don’t tell you unless you ask if you can buy an item ala carte – so ask.
So anyway – from a Roadfood point of view – a complete disaster, so far 🙂
I look forward to LeCellier on Friday
Hey TJ, have a safe and fun trip and please report back. I am probably heading to the same place in February.
Enjoy watching the kids having fun at Disney. From the reviews it looks like you’re in for a great meal at Le Cellier.
Well, my long awaited Disney vacation starts tonight.
I don’t expect to see much Roadfood, as most of our eating will be done on Disney property for the week (after all, it’s about the kids, not about me) but I do hope to hit mamie’s Biscuits on the outskirts of Atlanta around breakfast time tommorrow. If the timing isn’t right, it’ll be McDonalds or some other schlock, but here’s to hopin’.
One place I am looking forward to in Disneyworld is Le Cellier at Epcot. which isn’t Roadfood but sounds awesome nonetheless. Near as I can tell, Epcot has the best overall eats of the 4 main Parks at DW. Unfortunately (for my stomach, at least) the worst eats seem to be in the Magic Kingdom, which – you guessed it – is where we’ll be at most of the time 🙂 I know we can leave and come back, but I doubt the wife or kids will want to do that much. We’ll see.
Anyway, here’s a link to some discussion about Le Cellier. The page includes links to their menu(s)
I don’t think I’ll have much to report, but if I do find something worth a Roadfood mention, I’ll be sure to post it here.
Cincinnati to Disneyworld
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