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    Question A Lou Dining Experience...a little help

    Hello Lou,

    I just recently found your podcast back in Nov. of last year. (By the way I have been searching for others out there and none have captured my Disney spirit like yours, Big THANKS! ) Ok enough of the brown-nosing and back to my inquiry. My family and I are heading off to The World for the, well I honsestly don't know how many times. We have eaten at numerous restaurants and want to completely shake up our experience. We will be celebrating my 7 year old daughters B-Day a little late and want to add in some dining fun for her as well. The party also includes my wife, myself, and my 3 yr old son. Alright, well now that I was long winded enough and haven't asked a thing here goes. I need some dining advice for some good eaten (points to Lou "resident mastication expert"). We will have the dining plan (1 table service, 1 counter service, and snack). Now this is where I need your superior expertise in Disney food. We have 6 nights of fun and food so if I may ask your advice where in The World should we go for some good eaten? We want at least one character dining experience, a good steak dinner (Brown Derby used to be our favorite until our last visit and they removed the filet from the menu) and I would also like any input regarding our counter service meals to boot. As always Lou we appreciate your sincere dedication to our love of the Mouse and also any input you can lend to my next dining extravaganza.

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    P.S. I am glad to say that this is my first Mouse-Fan trip, thanks for some other great advice. Also I don't want to exclude any other advice or recommendations from other members, I just pointed at Lou for his obvious expertise in the realm of food! And besides I heard about his ability to get a private table in PA!

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    Re: A Lou Dining Experience...a little help

    Hi Peter . Obviously I am not Lou but I can give you my 2 cents worth on Disney Dining. As far a a character breakfast goes, it depends on who you daughter likes as characters. Chef Mickeys is probably the most popular but being a 7 year old girl she may prefer one of the Princess breakfasts. I like the one at the Crystal Palace with the Pooh characters. For a good steak I would head for the Yachtsman, you will use 2 points for this but I think it's the best steak on property. Although if you can get into LeCellier, I believe that is only 1 point and they have a good filet (not easy to get into though) It's hard to give you other suggestions, not knowing what kind of food you like or where you have been before. But we always like the restaurant in Japan with the habatchi cooking (Teppen Edo), I think is a great place for families. Your kids may also enjoy the Garden Grill in Epcot with the revolving restaurant. They would also get a kick out of Sci-Fi Diner over in MGM, stick to the basic food and it's fine. In Animal Kingdom, Tusker House has been getting rave reviews and I also like Yak and Yeti and I love the Flame Tree BarBCue (counter service). Another really good counter service is Pecos Bill's in Magic Kingdom and in downtown Disney The Earl of Sandwich is very good. Well that's just a few of my suggestions, I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas.
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    Re: A Lou Dining Experience...a little help

    Great & much thx for info! We have hit almost every restaurant ya mentioned, but there were a few that we have not. The Yachtsman or LeCellier both sound great and we haven't been to either. Think we might try a bid for LeCellier first just to stay on the park, but Yachtsman will be our backup. Any thoughts on character dining in the evenings with resorts in mind as well as the parks? Thanks again for the input really appreciate it.


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    Re: A Lou Dining Experience...a little help

    Nor I am Lou but the best steak I had at WDW and in my Top 3 ever is at The Wave, it was amazing!

    I have heard great stories about Le Cellier but sadly I have not been able to get ADR for it.

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    Is The Wave a 1 pt or 2 pt restaurant? Cause I do love the Contemporary . Thx again.
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    Re: A Lou Dining Experience...a little help

    Quote Originally Posted by captainhook1970 View Post
    Is The Wave a 1 pt or 2 pt restaurant? Cause I do love the Contemporary . Thx again.
    ok, sorry Stanlol, I'm not sure but I think the Wave is a 1 point. Also here is a rundown of the Character Dining for all the parks and resorts........ Character Dining Locations
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    I am not Lou either, but I too have 2 cents to put in...

    I think that your daughter would enjoy the princess breakfast at Akershus in Norway (I'm pretty sure they have American Breakfast food) Or Chef Mickey's (Contemporary) if she's more into the Fab 5 or so.

    If your family loves Meat, Ohana (Polynesian) is the place to be. Very Friendly service, a lot of great flood, to DIE FOR bread pudding with warm bananas foster caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, and you might even get a window looking out at the castle.

    There are 3 great (from what i've heard and experienced) restaurants to choose if you're spending your day in the Animal Kingdom Area: Tusker House (AK), Yak and Yeti (AK), and Boma (AK Lodge). I've only been to Boma, and it was very yummy, especially being able to look at the animals while we waited.

    Pretty much anywhere you choose, I think you'll be Ok, There isn't too much "bad" disney food . Have a great trip and amazing meals!!!

    P.S.--I know Lou hasn't replied yet, but I'm sure if he would have, there would be a mention of Pecos Bill's (MK, Frontierland) for the best burgers in the world.
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