Published: November 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM
If the park has a defining, stand-out, table service (non-buffet) restaurant, I am all in. However, I am not opposed to counter service at all as long as the prices are right, the food is good, and the tables are in an air conditioned building.
Incidentally, I do not mind paying a little extra (take note, Disney, I said "a little extra") if the quality is there as well. But, I absolutely hate paying high prices for food that is a step down from McDonald's (everything at SFSTL and Worlds of Fun - except for All Stars Grill which is actually pretty good).
Some of my favorite table service joints: Tokyo Dining (Epcot), Plaza Restaurant (Magic Kingdom), Blue Bayou (DL), and Mythos (IOA).
Sadly, Missouri's best theme park, Silver Dollar City, does not have a table service restaurant. The food at SDC is mostly excellent, but I would love to see them add true table service dining in the future.