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If you could only eat in one restaurant onsite, which one would it be and why?

Submitted by VICKY CHAUDRY
Published: January 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I love eating out in Orlando, there are many restaurants onsite that I've yet to try. My fav to date would have to be Be Our Guest for the quality of food, the ambience and over all experience. Very enjoyable for all our family. I'd love to hear your favourite and the reasons as to why.

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From Robert Niles on January 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

I'd love to try the new California Grill. Of the places at WDW where I have eaten, and would most want to go back, I guessed I'd probably go with the Brown Derby. But I always feel like I should try something new when I visit WDW, or at least someplace I haven't been in years.

From James Rao on January 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

The Plaza Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is a hidden treasure. The prices are decent (for Disney), the food very good (Plaza Club stands out to me), the service is usually top notch, and the desserts (made in the Main Street ice cream parlor) are wonderful. I have never been disappointed in a visit to the Plaza Restaurant.

From Mark Fairleigh on January 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

The spot for me is the Sunshine Seasons food court in The Land at Epcot. Of all of the pavilions, it still carries the 80's spirit the most for me and being an 80's kid, I eat that up. Between the variety of offerings at all times of day to the hectic vibe, I just love it. I always joke that I feel like I'm back home at my favorite 80's mall. :)

From Russell Meyer on January 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

It's got to be Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian. As usual, we're going to try to get reservations for the Chef's Table, but I think we're going to break down and do the Queen Victoria Room if we aren't able to do the Chef's Table this year, assuming there aren't any really interesting EPCOT Food and Wine events that cause us to rethink our dining reservations.

Inside a park, we missed trying Be Our Guest by a week in October 2012, so that's definitely on the docket, and we might have to try the new Diagon Alley restaurant.

From Jacob Sundstrom on January 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM

The Brown Derby was our undisputed favorite in our last trip to Walt Disney World, but like Robert I feel like we'd try something new next time. That being said, in both of our trips we've gone to the Yak and Yeti restaurant in Animal Kingdom for lunch and we likely will again next time.

From James Koehl on January 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

OK, here's a weird one, but to be completely honest, I would chose the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Hollywood Studios. Does it have the best food? No- but the entire ambiance of the place, the setting, the theme, the fun that I and my family have always had while eating there, watching the tacky movie clips, the fun interaction with the car hops has always made it the highlight of my visits to WDW. We've eaten at lots of the "best" restaurants- Le Cellier, California Grill, Artist Point, but for sheer fun, immersive atmosphere and entertainment value, Sci-Fi Dine-In does it for me. The food isn't memorable, but it is comfortable and enjoyable, and I won't go to WDW without having lunch under the stars sitting in a convertible while watching the B-monster movies of my childhood.

From Anthony Murphy on January 24, 2014 at 6:03 PM

A very hard choice! I am a really big fan of Bongos!

From Terry O'Neal on January 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

The Pirate and the Parrot Tavern or whatever they named that taco place in Adventure Land.
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