Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 11, 2008
    Melody from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I would love to have opinions on the following 'table service" restuarants? This is for 2 adults, 11 yr.old and 9mo.old. Sci-Fi, Ohana's, Planet Hollywood,Cape May's, Rest. Marrakesh, and Crystal Palace. All of these are for dinner except Crystal Pa

    Sci-Fi Dine In (Hollywood Studios) - Average food, but the fun and unique atmosphere make up for it.  In my opinion good table service meals in the Studios are lacking, so unless you spring for a 2-credit meal at the Brown Derby I'd choose Sci-Fi also.

    'Ohana(Polynesian Resort) - One of our favorites!  We have dinner at 'Ohana on every trip.  From the great food to the fun kids games to the amazing view of the castle, this is an all-around winner.

    Planet Hollywood (Downtown Disney) - Skip it!  Unless you have free meal coupons this is really not worth the trouble.  It's always crowded and loud with long waits.  Once seated, we feel the food is average to poor, and service is consistently less than impressive.  We'll not go back again.

    Cape May Cafe (Beach Club Resort) - Dinner here is a clam bake, and if you love seafood then you'll love this meal!  If someone in your party doesn't like seafood there are lots of other selections as well.  However, if none of you are seafood eaters then I'd go somewhere else, as this really is their specialty.

    Restaurant Marrakesh (Epcot-Morocco) - Fun atmosphere!  The belly dancer will keep everyone amused while you enjoy the good food and service here.  I do recommend checking out the menu at before you reserve to be sure it suits everyone.  If your kids are picky eaters you may want to know upfront what will be served. 

    Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom) - I can honestly say I don't think I have ever heard a bad review of the Crystal Palace.  It's a very popular spot to meet Pooh & friends and have a great meal in the process.  My only note would be that this can be a crowded spot, so plan on a shot wait before you are seated.

    Hope this helps you plan!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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