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Artist Point
Hollywood Brown Derby
50's Prime Time Cafe
Akershus
Restaurant Marrakesh
Tempura Kiku
California Grill
Beaches & Cream
Olivia's Cafe
1900 Park Fare
Cinderella's Royal Table
Grand Floridian Cafe
Biergarten
Tony's Town Square
'OHana
Liberty Tree Tavern
Polynesian Luau
Portobello Yacht Club

 

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Restaurants

We go to Disney World at least once a year and find the food very good with large portions, although expensive. We have two suggestions to make this easier on the wallet: 1) share an entrée, we just did this at Artist Point* and had plenty of food and they didn't mind splitting it at all.. 2) Take home leftovers for lunch the next day, if you have a kitchenette this is not too difficult. If your doing the Park it may be tedious to return to your room for lunch but usually you want a break at this point and it's usually crowded and hot at this time of day.


Artist Point
We had a great meal at this restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge. The fare includes standard American entrée's with a Northwestern flair. We had an appetizer that had shrimp salad, buffalo, asparagus with a raspberry vinaigrette, smoked salmon, sea grass salad and nectarines. Our entrée was teriyaki grilled halibut with black rise and steamed vegetables. It was so good we expressed this to our server and also asked a couple of questions about the chef and she said she would ask him to come out and to our surprise he did. We had a long conversation with him about the meal and he was very nice.

We went back for a second time on our last trip. And it was just as good.

Cuisine: American Northwest
Breakfast: 7:30-11:15am
Dinner: 5:30-10pm
$$$


Brown Derby
We went to the brown Derby with my sister and her boyfriend (now husband). On our last trip it was very disappointing. We actually had a package deal were we would eat at the Brown Derby and get priority seating for Fantasmik. Well I wasn't that hungry and we wanted to split a meal. We were told that that was not possible with our priority seating arrangement, so we left and went to Prime Time and had a much better time and better food and more reasonable rates.

Cuisine: American
Lunch: 11:30am-4pm
Dinner: 4pm-park closing
$$$


50's Prime Time Cafe
Wash your hands and don't be late for supper, because Mom is waiting for you at the 50's Prime Time Cafe. Relax in the living room or dine in Mom's kitchen while watching some of your favorite 50's sitcom clips on Mom's old fashioned TV's. Try one of Mom's homemade favorites like meatloaf or pot roast. But you better clean your plate, and that includes the vegetables (Yuck!) because Mom also makes the best desserts in town. S'mores, apple pie, and plenty of fountain favorites including those delicious Prime Time milk shakes!

We've been here twice and had a great time both times. Our first time we just had the greatest server. She just played along with the we are the kids and Mom's in the kitchen routine throughout our meal. We were punished if we put our elbows on the table. If we didn't eat our vegetables we were sent to the corner. It was great fun. Our second trip wasn't as fun filled but it was still cool.

Cuisine: American
Lunch: 11am-4pm
Dinner: 4pm-park closing
$$


Akershus
I love Akershus. The menu is very mid-western, since a lot of Norwegian's immigrated to Minnesota. It includes such foods as roast beef, macaroni and cheese, pickled haring, new potatoes. It is served as a buffet.

Cuisine: Norwegian
Hours vary with park hours
$$


Marrakesh
In the Epcot land Marco, this is a very interesting meal. During your meal you may get a belly dancer.

Cuisine: Moroccan
12-park closing
$$


Tempura Kiku
Do not pass up this Japanese restaurant just because you think all Japanese food involves raw fish. I do not eat raw meat of any kind but I love this food. The most American type meal is the Tempura, which is battered shrimp, carrots, zucchini, etc.

Cuisine: Japanese
$$


Portobello Yacht Club
Portobello Yacht Club invites guests to sit back, relax and bask in the glory of a "sunny day on the Italian Riviera," in a celebration of award-winning Northern Italian food and spirits. Portobello offers a bountiful menu full of imaginative seafood, homemade pastas, specialty gourmet pizzas and flavorful desserts, all complemented by polished service.

Cuisine: Northern Italian & Seafood
Lunch: 11:30am-4pm
Dinner: 4-12pm
$$$


Polynesian Luau
This is wonderful fun, and you should do it if you get a change. The food is wonderful, I loved the Island Pork, as the waiter said it didn't look to appetizing, but it was delicious!

Early Luau: 6:45pm
Late Luau: 9:30pm
$$


Liberty Tree Tavern
In the Magic Kingdom, we like this restaurant best. The food is wholly American and very good.

Cuisine: American
Lunch 11:30am-3pm
Dinner: 4pm-park closing
$$


'Ohana
Located in the tropical and lush Polynesian Resort, 'Ohana restaurant offers a taste of the Islands. You and your guests will be transported to a Polynesian Island as skewers from a flaming fire pit are served in a casual and entertaining setting.

Cuisine: Polynesian
Breakfast: 7:30-11am
Dinner: 5-11pm
$$$


Tony's Town Square Restaurant
On our latest trip to the World, we finally went to this popular restaurant. It was pretty good. It would be our 2nd favorite in the Magic Kingdom

Cuisine: Italian
Breakfast: 8:30-11am
Lunch: 12-3pm
Dinner: 3:45pm-varies with park hours
$$


Biregarten
This was fun. I have been shying away from this one because of it's 'family style' service, but it was much better than expected. The food, as always was great!

Cuisine: German
Lunch: 11:30am-3:45pm
Dinner: 4-8:30pm
$$


California Grill
This authentic "California Style" restaurant is located at the top (15th floor) of Disney's Contemporary Resort. It's colorful, casual atmosphere combined with a "live" stage kitchen cerate an innovative yet comfortable dining experience. The menu of the California Grill is ever changing, inspired by the season and market. A full spectrum of wines from California will be available, with extensive by the glass wine programs offered daily.

Cuisine: Californian
Dinner 5:30-10pm
$$$


Beaches and Cream
This is a classic American soda fountain. The have sodas, shakes, malts and oversized sundaes. They also serve burgers and other lunch favorites

Cuisine: Ice Cream & Snack
Breakfast: 6:30-10:30am
Lunch/Dinner: 11am-11pm
$


Olivia's Cafe
This restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner in Disney's beautiful Old Key West Resort.

Breakfast: 7:30-11am
Lunch: 12-5pm
Dinner: 5-10pm
$$


1900 Park Fare

Cuisine: American
Breakfast: 7:30-11:30am
Dinner: 5:30-9pm
$$


Grand Floridian Cafe

Cuisine: American
Breakfast: 7-11:30am
Lunch/Dinner: 12-11pm
$$


Cinderella's Royal Table (this has changed I have no new information though)
There is something in the Castle, and this is it. A wonderfully fun restaurant, right in the middle of the Castle. Although the food was not as exceptional as any other Disney restaurant, you should go, just to say you 'dinned' in the Castle. (When we were there it was called King's Stephan's, the actual castle's owner)

Cuisine: American
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