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Old 06-29-2018, 01:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs down During your trips- any place that you ate that you won't ever return?

We as Disney People plan our trips and we go over and over our plans for our meals. We sometimes change the times and even change the places, because we don't think it would be a good place to go.

However once you get to Disney you hope all goes well.

Plus the fact you are looking forward to all the places that you picked too.

But during your trip one of the places you did pick something doesn't go right. Either its the service or the food, or Both. After leaving the place, do you think about going back OR can you not stomach that place again?

The reason I am posting this question is because my son & I went to a place that I was really looking forward to. I had seen good reviews (not that makes my decision). It was a place that was new to me. Afterwards we both are not interested in any type of this food again, more so at Disney. Even being at home we are still not so interested in going out to any place here either.

The place I am talking about is Trattoria al Forno. I heard good things, and they make their own pasta. We both love Italian food. We left full and it wasn't until maybe an hour later my intestines didn't like it. I didn't get sick but it just did not like it...and I found out later that my son was having the same issues too. I ate maybe 1/2 of my pasta and my son ate most of his dinner. I want nothing to do with that place every again not even for breakfast. This was our last meal of our trip too.

Since we have been home, I have made a lasagna which was VERY good, but not interested in going out to an Italian place. Also the fact since I got the "bacon & egg" carbonara with shrimp- never again anywhere else will I order that!

Is there a place that you won't ever return? Please let me know and why?

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Old 06-29-2018, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hey Kate, the one place we were not thrilled with was Mama Melrose. Service was very slow and inattentive, two of our meals were wrong, and the food just wasn’t very good, very heavily seasoned and over cooked. And I’m not a complainer, but I’ve had much better meals and service at the local Olive Garden, for 1/4 of the price. But generally every other meal we’ve experienced has been super!
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:46 PM   #3
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I won't go back to Via Napoli or Tony's after absolutely terrible meals and service at both places. I don't see any reason to try them again with so many other wonderful places there. I love Tutto Italia and Tutto Gusto, so if I wan't Italian at Epcot I'm all set.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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There are a couple places we won't return to. First is Hollywood and Vine because the food was terrible and we were sick later. The other we won't return to is Crystal Palace. The food was ok but the service was terrible. I won't go into the long story but will say waitstaff and even talked to the manager who was just as bad.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:15 PM   #5
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Counter service, but Pecos Bill’s at MK. We don’t like the menu change.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:37 PM   #6
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Never Hollywood and Vine. The food was absolutely awful. They never cleared our used plates or refilled our drinks and the restaurant shares bathrooms with 50's Prime Time. It was a complete waste of money.

Also, never Sanaa. I'm allergic to coconut and when the chef heard this he told me he would make me a special plate and I was not to touch anything else on the table. I guess they cook with a lot of coconut oil or something. What I got appeared to be a boiled chicken breast and a pile of white rice. Nothing else. No vegetables or anything. I wish he would have told me to eat somewhere else.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:40 PM   #7
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For us, its Liberty Tree Tavern. The first time we tried it, we really enjoyed it. The problem was we couldn't hardly eat anything. We were on the Deluxe Dining Plan and it was near the end of our trip. We were stuffed and could barely eat anything, but we enjoyed what we had.

So, we tried again on a different trip. Our waiter was rude when he was there, but mostly inattentive. He acted like we were a bother and frankly, I was annoyed by the whole thing. So, never again.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:11 PM   #8
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I wont say I'll never go back but it's been about four or five years and I still have no interest in going back to 50's Prime Time Cafe. I felt incredibly rushed and thought the cm outside would have preferred to not have to deal with me and the scooter I was using.
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Whispering Canyon Cafe. We didn't get any interaction from our server - and he actually kind of rushed us along because he had to leave for some reason. I don't remember the food being all that wonderful either.

Another never for me I would have to say is Tony's. The last time we were there, we got the food literally in like 5 minutes so it was all prepared early and just sitting waiting and I'm not that fond of Italian anyway. I went because Lenny likes it and wanted to eat there.
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•50's PTC. Food and service were "meh" and we had to wait a loooong time for our table - and yes we arrived before our ADR time.
•Le Cellier. Not worth the $ anymore. If I want a steak at a sig restaurant I'll go to Yachtsman - better food and better ambiance.
•Cape May for dinner.
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Mama Melrose's for dinner. Service and food meh. Lunch wasn't bad, surprisingly. We tried that first and thought dinner would be just as good. Not so much.

Pecos Bill, not a fan of the menu, truthfully.

Bongos, the food was terrible and I love Cuban food. And Paddlefish. I wish it were still Fultons. The only choices were different boils, it was very noisy and our server really didn't want to be there, yet fawned all over the table of guys behind Dave. Dave and I could not carry on a conversation over the noise, and our server never came back to refill my iced tea or Dave's water.
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Last year I gave Ohana's breakfast a second chance, and it will be the last. The food is not great, and the service absolutely sucks. I literally had to go get my own creamer for coffee after asking several wait staff over a prolonged period of time. I ended up asking a manager because she was the only one around. The food was all cold. The character interaction was sub-par in comparison. The wait even with an ADR is ridiculous. Too many other good places to spend my money.
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Last year I gave Ohana's breakfast a second chance, and it will be the last. The food is not great, and the service absolutely sucks.
How odd! We were simply blown away by how terrific the food and service were last fall. Characters came too rapidly which wasn’t a huge deal as great as the rest of the experience was.

Perhaps we were so impressed because food and service were just okay when we’d been there several years before. I wonder, also, if the fact that we had an opening ADR made the difference.

Guess we’ll find out this fall since last year’s experience encouraged a do-over.
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Isn't it interesting how different our experiences have been? I've had excellent experiences at most of these restaurants.
The only place I'd probably never go back to is Big River Grille, simply because it had no theming that I can't experience here - gastropub - didn't seem special at all. It didn't help that they enthusiastically said they could seat us late in the evening, but our waitress stood in a corner and stared us down while looking at her watch
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Dot--I continue to hear so many good things about Ohana, but both my experiences were lacking. The last was totally awful. I had that thought about the ressie being at the end of the breakfast hours for our first visit, so the second I made it about 9am if I remember correctly. We were staying at Poly this trip so it was perfect. It was beyond disappointing. We went for dinner and the service wasn't great either, but the food and ambiance were such that I will go again for dinner. We got to see the fireworks out the window because I had booked at that time.
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