Dining recommendations at Downtown Disney?

Walt Disney World: Any good dining recommendations for a nice sit-down meal at Downtown Disney?

From Melissa Donahue
Posted June 26, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Besides Rainforest Cafe & T-Rex, are there any good recommendations for dining options at Downtown Disney? I'm looking for something more than just the usual theme park fair. Thank you!

From Robert Niles
Posted June 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM
I was always fond of Portobello, though I've not eaten there in some time.

From James Rao
Posted June 26, 2010 at 3:51 PM
Raglan Road. Go read the reviews and follow my three step plan for dietary success. It never fails.

From David L.
Posted June 27, 2010 at 6:02 AM
I really like the Earl of Sandwich but it isn't fancy and can get really busy.

From Tim W
Posted June 27, 2010 at 6:32 AM
Well not T-rex cafe.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 27, 2010 at 7:11 AM
T Rex Cafe is ok. I have no complaints about it and I think its better than Rainforest.

I would go with Bongos Cuban Cafe on the West Side. Fantastic Food and usually some live music! I have always been a fan. Despite the low score on TPI, it really has only been reviewed 7 times giving each voter a large sway on its score. I would say this is your best bet if you are trying to stay away from the usual theme park food and are looking for something a bit different. The Chicken Soup there (yes, I said it) is really suprisingly good!

Wolfgang Puck's is also very good with a pretty large menu of options. However, I am from Chicago where you can get alot of the same items like pizza and pasta. Is it good? yes, but not too unique!

From Melissa Donahue
Posted June 27, 2010 at 8:03 AM
Thank you all very much for the awesome suggestions!

From James Koehl
Posted June 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM
Maybe it was a fluke, but we had a great meal at Planet Hollywood. Service was great, the food was wonderful (my son ate more at that one meal than he usually eats all day, then wanted (and ate) dessert!). We had fun checking out all the props, etc.

From Rob P
Posted June 28, 2010 at 12:36 AM
You have to try the House of Blues. Good food, good live music and good fun.
The place quite literally rocks. If you like the blues you'll love it here.

Bongos is pretty good too. It's not the best Cuban in town but it's still worth the visit.If you get a table on the floor you'll be able to see or join in the dancing. A balcony table gets you the view but you may not feel so much a part of what's going on.
A toe tapping evening for sure.

From Carrie Hood
Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:03 AM
I'd have to toss in my vote for Earl of Sandwich, it's a stop we make several times anytime we're in town. Even busy, I've never gotten anything less then excellent there.

As for sit down service I'd have to opt for Wolfgang Puck, though it's been several years since we ate there. I can't vouch for if their still has good as in the past.

From luis gonzalez
Posted June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM
fultons crab house is the funk, its expensive but you will know where the money went. stay away from t-rex, its crap. wolfgangs is good, descent sushi.


From Thomas Caselli
Posted June 29, 2010 at 1:39 PM
T-Rex is not crap!

From Don Neal
Posted June 29, 2010 at 1:51 PM
Earl of Sandwich is the best value at DTD in my opinion. It's hit and miss with all the "chains" like Planet Hollywood, Rainforest, etc.

From Honor Knight
Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:06 PM
If you want something light to eat and wish to save a few dollars in the process, check out the House of Blues between 3-5pm daily. Their domestic beers are only $2 a bottle and all of their appetizers are half off!

Not a bad way to break up your day while strolling around Downtown Disney.

From Melissa Donahue
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM
Thank you all so much for the suggestions! It's going to be difficult making a decision.

As I write this, I'm sitting in The Three Broomsticks... Just finished a delicious fish 'n chips dinner, and I am in heaven after finishing my frozen Butterbeer... :)

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