Published: October 21, 2013 at 7:48 PMI ate dinner there approx. two years ago and only remember that the order came out wrong (when I told the waitress, she said the kitchen had been getting things wrong all night) and the terrible din of children screaming bouncing off the walls and ceiling (when I asked the waitress how she stood the horrid acoustics of the place, she said she went home with her ears ringing and her brain numb every night).
Published: October 21, 2013 at 8:55 PMOMG!!! Today was like the best day ever on TPI. I loved Robert's update and his news about Saving Mr. Banks...and then I got the treat of a new Amanda Jenkins columns!!! I am just so happy right now. Fixing myself a big mug of chai tea and am going to relax and read and savor the wonderfulness of Amanda's terrific food writing. If tomorrow is half as wonderful as today, I am going to be on cloud nine! :)
Published: October 22, 2013 at 1:43 AMAmanda - congratulations on eating at all the sit-down places in the magic kingdom. I gues snow it is time for Disney to build new ones! :) I like the idea of having all the resturants as a goal though. I just eat with no plan in place...I think i should try your approach. :)
Thanks for ANOTHER great review and so quickly!!! Annette is right - this is a great day! :)
Published: October 22, 2013 at 3:28 AMWe have eaten there several times, making a reservation...one of the few places that would make a burger medium rare if you wanted it, and fresh. Not to mention when we went, a darn good tunafish sandwich. We loved the shakes. I think all the readers would love this place...Small and fast service and not the typical fast food served in the park. Highly recommended.
Published: October 22, 2013 at 5:14 AMThanks for sharing, Amanda.
I actually enjoy the Plaza Restaurant quite a bit and consider it to be a hidden treasure. The prices are decent, the food (when we have visited) was very good (the Plaza Club stands out if you ask me, as does the chicken salad with fresh strawberries), the service was top notch, and the desserts (made in the Main Street ice cream parlor) were wonderful. A couple of years ago, in 2010, I was able to feed my family of five (including dessert) for $65, which is a steal, imho. For all these reasons, I regard the Plaza Restaurant as the best full service option in the Magic Kingdom. However, it has been three years since I visited, so things certainly could have dropped off a bit. I will definitely check it out again when I visited sometime in the next year or two.
Published: October 22, 2013 at 9:28 AMThe Disneyland counterpart in Anaheim California is cafeteria style, but most people order pasta, fried chicken, a beef roast, or lunch sized salad and seat themselves. You ordered sandwiches in a table service restaurant. That is an expensive way to eat lunch. I usually skip dessert since the food is so filling.
Published: October 22, 2013 at 9:39 AMI usually don't get dessert either, but if you're on the DDP, which I believe Amanda mentioned she was during this trip, dessert is included with a TS credit.