Favorite restaurants that are but a memory


#1

Was wondering about some of your favorite dining establishments that are no longer there??

The wife and I have 3 that come to mind quickly…

Bonfamille’s at POFQ
Juan & Only’s at WDW Dolphin
Steerman’s Quarters at Empress Lilly

Bonfamille’s was our first dinner in WDW as husband and wife, and will remain a fantastic memory!

Juan and Only’s was outstanding for Mexican…wife was struggling with a head cold until she ordered the stuffed poblano pepper one night, worked better than any decongestant on the market.

Steerman’s was awesome for steaks and service!


#2

Spoodles Spoodles (had to say it twice because I needed more than 10 characters to post!)


#3

Boatwrights had the best breakfast french toast. Also i remember empress lilly as a kid


#4

Tony’s for breakfast the cinnamon rolls were to die for and the sausage links were the best anywhere.


#5

We enjoyed Ariel’s @ the Beach Club. It’s still there “physically,” but not as a restaurant.
In the '70’s, The Outer Rim @ the Contemporary was an entirely different place. Riptide was a fun bar @ The Beach Club. White Horse Saloon @ the Grand Cypress is now a Bar & Grille. They had great prime rib.
I loved the Empress Lilly. I believe they had a steak place and a seafood restaurant. I liked and miss both. Anyone remember Sir Edward’s Haberdasherie at the Marketplace<g>?? I remember when Germany wasn’t a buffet. I remember the early Alfredo’s in Italy. LePetit Cafe in France. Outdoor eating!!
I do remember going to a place I believe was somewhere in Spaceship Earth to make dining reservations for Epcot.
My wife and I get to exercise together on Sunday morning. We usually put on old family DVD’s. Ran one from Easter 1994 @ Disney when our kids were real early teens. What fun!!!
Frank


#6

Another that I REALLY miss but forgot about earlier is Pure & Simple. It was a counter service restaurant in the Met Life-Wonders of Life pavilion @ Epcot. Used to go for breakfast. Great waffles, etc.
The counter is still there. You can get wine and champagne during Food & Wine.
Frank


#7

We loved Bonfamille’s. It was such a nice little restaurant and the food was excellent.

I’m don’t think I’d ever miss Boatwright’s. Not because of the food - but because our daughter had a total “meltdown” there. Too much park, too little rest. It was so embarrassing!:laugh:


#8

Only a counter service, but we loved the Diamond Horseshoe Salon (I think that’s what it was called :blush:). I remember getting burgers and going to the 2nd floor to relax and watch the show. I think it was can-can dancers. I don’t know why, but we really enjoyed this!


#9

Does anyone else remember the original location of Chef Mickey’s?? It was at the Marketplace, wife and I loved it there!! I used to get the rack of ribs there that were outstanding!!

Another favorite was the Fireworks Factory at Pleasure Island.

OK must stop with this, I’m getting all nostalgic, and a tad hungry I must say!


#10

Tutto Italia… I know it is still there. But I miss the old owners. (The food was 100% better then)


#11

[QUOTE=jerseymouse;1012838]Does anyone else remember the original location of Chef Mickey’s?? It was at the Marketplace, wife and I loved it there!! I used to get the rack of ribs there that were outstanding!!

Another favorite was the Fireworks Factory at Pleasure Island.

OK must stop with this, I’m getting all nostalgic, and a tad hungry I must say![/QUOTE]

Yes we used to go to both of those, and Goofys Grill, and Donald’s Dairy Dipper??? and there was a Minnie’s Pizzeria, but I can’t quite remember the name of it?


#12

Yep, it was called Minnie Mia’s…pizzas were along the lines of what you can now find at Pizza Planet @ Hollywood Studios.


#13

I was born in '78 so my first trip to WDW wasn’t until '83, one of the biggest things I miss restarant-wise is when Chef Mickey’s was in the Marketplace. Does anyone else remember this? I want to say it was over by where Wolfgang Puck Express is now but I am not positive on the location.

Another random place I miss is the “Pizza & Pasta” counter service restaurant that was in EPCOT. It was where the “Fountain View” cafe now is & also took up some of the space that’s used by the “Character Connection” now.


#14

YES! TOTALLY! I loved that too! They even pulled me into the show one time, I was about 13 years old & was SOOOOO embarrassed. :laugh:


#15

none come to mind…but you have to have a mind for it to get there


#16

We used to love to go to the Marketplace. Lots of neat places in the “old” days.
Frank


#17

I remember going to both The Fisherman’s Deck and the Steerman’s Quarters both on the Empress Lilly when I was on my honeymoon. I remember both were very good and romantic for honeymooners. I loved the lounges on the boat too. I still miss them…


#18

We loved the Baton Rouge Lounge on the Empress Lilly, and remember dining at Fisherman’s Deck on our honeymoon year, as well!!


#19

Chef Mickey’s at the Marketplace was a must for us every trip. I was really young, but I remember I used to get this pasta dish that was really good. Chef Mickey’s now is still good, but it is a completely different experience. I like the old place because it was just a nice, laid back meal.


#20

I went to a seafood themed resturant that seemed like you were under the sea. Don’t remember what park I was in and it was 1990. Can anyone tell me what it is/was?