I know my wife always bought some sort of meal deal during our Disney trips, but the only place that sticks in my mind is Ohana. Great Mai Tai's and meats on sticks.....
*slightly related* I'm really glad Universal has a real winner on their hands with the new Simpsons restaurant. As a 90's kid, I grew up watching the series and look forward to eating there when I head back next. It sounds like it might even surpass Louie's on my list.
Also all the bad places are Disney? Come on man....,
For what it's worth Artist Point delivered the single best meal I've ever eaten in Orlando, and to be honest one of the best meals I've ever eaten anywhere, period.
Where is Sunshine Seasons?
First the good (actually great): Mythos! By far it is my favorite theme park restaurant in the history of theme parks! The food is outstanding, the service is great and the ambiance is quite good as well.
The Hollywood Brown Derby is also quite good, however, several years ago they changed the recipe for their signature dessert, the grapefruit cake and to me it has never been as good.
I know it is everybody's personal opinion, but from the unremarkable experience we received from both Lombards and Finnegan's I have no idea how they made the list. I can think of at least a half dozen sit down eateries on property that are better.
I am also stunned that the readers would recommend the NASCAR Cafe, because without a doubt it is one of if not the worst sit down restaurant of any theme park in Orlando. The food and service was terrible before they remodeled the place a few years back and my wife and I decided to try it again after it reopened and it was the same (exact same) poor quality food and the service was similarly poor.
In my opinion outside of Mythos, one cannot go wrong eating at the Biergarten or Le Cellier for either lunch or dinner at Epcot and La Hacienda de San Angel at Epcot for dinner only. Excellent food and atmosphere.
These are what I call the "normal" restaurants. Obviously if your taste buds want more excitement and your wallet can support that, Victoria and Alberts, the California Grille, and Todd English's bluezoo are all top notch choices!
One restaurant i was surprised didn't make the "I'll Pass" list was the Cape May Cafe in the Disney's Beach Club Resort. We dined with friends and my takeaway from the experience was it was a slightly dressed up version of Angel's Seafood Buffet on 192. MEH is an understatement!
IMO, that's the worst counter-service restaurant in Orlando. Inedible trash.
I was surprised that anyone mentioned NASCAR, too, but several people did. Outside of Emeril's, I can't remember getting consistently good meals anywhere in CityWalk.
At WDW, I prefer the pavilions at Germany, Mexico, Canada and Norway.
I must also agree with a lot of your commenters that service and quality has generally lagged behind the high-brow average prices charged.
Flame Tree is okay, but again, I wouldn't put it in the top 5. Three Broomsticks is awful. Great ambiance, but the chicken is always dry and overcooked.
I'd like to see Clumiba Harbor House up there, and maybe even Village Haus. Both have significantly stepped up their game in the past couple of years. Aside from those two, I generally try to avoid counter service in the parks, although I do admit to generally hitting up Flame Tree in a pinch. AK just doesn't have a ton of great options.