(On the road)
This one is going to be short and sweet, or maybe not so sweet. Here are Dad’s Picks for Signature or Two Credit Restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Just like last week when I talked about Table Service dining, I am only ranking restaurants I’ve eaten at. When it comes to 2 credit or Signature restaurants that’s a pretty short list. I’m kind of frugal so going out and spending a couple hundred dollars on a restaurant that I might not like is not something we do very often.
Dad and the family at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue (minus the Southern Belle who took the picture)
Plus, I’m a meat and potatoes guy so I’m not real adventurous food wise. When a menu starts talking about Chimicurri or Couscous, Tamarind, or Confit I run for the hills. Give me a good piece of meat and a potato and Dad is happy.
That all boils down to this is going to be a very short list. I’ve only eaten at 4, yes FOUR, Signature or two credit restaurants. That’s it. Yes, there are a few I hope to eat at some day (and a few you can’t make me eat at), but my rankings are based on the 4 I’ve actually tried.
#3 – The Boathouse
The Boathouse is cool – Photo by Judd Helms
Coming in at the number 3 position is The Boathouse in Disney Springs. I can’t say I had a great meal there, but it was good. (Too much bread on the lobster roll.) The look of the restaurant is really special. If you like boats, you need to see this place.
#2 – Cinderella’s Royal Table
Dessert was fun and really good – Photo by the Southern Belle
We had the BEST. MEAL. EVER. according to The Man-Child’s Southern Belle when we went to Cinderella’s Royal Table a couple of years ago. Yes, 6 full grown adults and no kids at Cindy’s. The food was awesome. We all cleaned up all of our plates. There wasn’t a morsel of food left over. Every course Appetizer, Entree, Dessert. YUMMY!
Plus we got to see a couple of birthdays and a proposal. It really was a great experience.
#1 – Hoop Dee Doo Revue
Good food and a FUN show! – Photo by Brett Svenson
YES. I’m serious. The Hoop Dee Doo Revue may be my favorite place in all of Walt Disney World to eat. No, I’m not kidding.
I told you I am a meat and potatoes kind of guy. What does the Hoop Dee Doo Revue serve? Chicken and Ribs and mashed potatoes and a whole lot of corn (even some that’s not on the table). I even love the salad. In fact, it’s BEST. SALAD. EVER!
We ate at the Hoop Dee Doo a couple of nights after Cinderella’s Royal Table and The Man-Child’s Southern Belle pronounced it the BEST. MEAL. EVER. Sorry Cindy, your title didn’t last long.
Didn’t make the list
Yes, I said we had tried 4 restaurants and I’m sad to say that I can’t recommend the fourth because of the experience we had there.
I’m talking about Le Cellier. Yes, Le Cellier. I know. Quit yelling at me. Everyone loves Le Cellier but I can only speak from what I experienced. We had mediocre and undercooked steaks. Terrible desserts (the worst thing I ever put in my mouth and that includes Brussel Sprouts), and really, really bad service. When a meal takes 2 hours your glasses shouldn’t sit empty for over an hour at any restaurant and especially at a Signature or high end restaurant.
So, no. I can’t put Le Cellier on my list.
There are a bunch of restaurants I would like to try on upcoming trips. STK Orlando, the Yachtsman Steakhouse, and maybe I’ll even get adventurous and try Paddlefish (but probably just at lunch when I can get the lobster roll).
Dad’s Bottom Line
So there you have it. Short and sweet. Dad’s Picks for Signature/Two Credit dining. Yeah, it could be more comprehensive and some day, maybe it will be.
How about some help? What are your favorite Signature/Two Credit Restaurants? Leave me a comment below and let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.
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