• On Sep 22, 2012
    Nicholas from PA 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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    What do you recommend and why? VIa Napoli, Le Cellier, or Coral Reef (picking 2 of 3 for 2 days of lunches) at Epcot? Fulton's or Portobello for dinner at DD? Mama Melroses or Brown Derby for lunch at HS? Thanks for being so helpful.

    Welcome back to the Moms Panel, Nicholas!

    I'm sure that you would get a wide variety of answers to this question if more than one panelist responded.  We all have different food preferences and favorite Disney restaurants but here are the choices I would make:

    Le Cellier is my hands down choice for lunch at Epcot. Not only does it have a more romantic setting, in my opinion, their steaks and pretzel bread are scrumptious!  Via Napoli would be my second choice because it is new and the desserts are amazing.

    Fulton's will always be one of my favorite restaurants because I ate there as a small child when it was known as the Empress Lily (after Walt Disney's wife).  If you're a big fan of seafood, this is a superb choice.

    For the last decision, I would opt for Brown Derby because the decor in this restaurant is so unique.  Very few restaurants in the world capture the essence of old Hollywood as well as the Brown Derby.   It is more expensive than Mama Melrose's but I can easily access Italian food back in the northeast so for me, the Brown Derby it is!

    If you want to check out the actual menus for these restaurants, go to the unofficial fan site,  The listings of food items and prices may help you make more informed decisions.  Once you know where you want to eat, call (407) WDW-DINE to make your reservations.  Plan to call 180 days prior to your trip.

    Bon appetit!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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