Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe: Lunch

My family and I tried Pecos Bill for the first time in September of 2016 and really enjoyed it, so Alec and I decided to return on our most recent trip this past January. In my opinion, the most filling (and best) menu item is the fajita platter.

As I’ve mentioned before, one thing I especially like is when there is a side bar. Pecos Bill offers a side bar that features a guac whip, sour cream, cheese, jalepenos, salsa, and more. Unlimited guac? Count me in!

Along with the fajita platter we also tried the Southwest Burger this time around and I am please to say that this is the best Southwest burger we enjoyed whilst on Disney property. The fajita platter mixed with my nice boat of items from the side bar was more than filling and we left Pecos Bill fuller than we needed to be.

While I enjoyed this meal at the time of consumption, both Alec and I did have issues afterwards in terms of digestion. I felt a bit nauseous for a good part of the day, but I am unsure if this was caused by the food itself or my overeating.

My rankings are:

Atmosphere: 8 – Food: 10 – Price: 8

The atmosphere of Pecos Bill is kind of like that of a cafeteria, but there are cast members that band together and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to people with buttons and really liven up the place, so along with the theme of the place it does not really feel like a cafeteria. The food is very good, but watch yourself or you might eat too much (maybe consider bringing Ziploc baggies to stow your leftovers). And finally, while the food is great, it is the number four ‘best credit value’ for your quick service credit, but that unfortunately means it is rather pricey to someone paying out of pocket. Overall, I am quite certain that I will end up at Pecos Bill again.

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The Daily Poutine: Dinner

Another place at Disney Springs that I really wanted to try was the poutine at The Daily Poutine. If you are unfamiliar with the term, poutine is a Canadien dish that consists of gracy, cheese curds, and fries. So, really, there is no way to go wrong with that kind of a combination.

We decided to order the traditional poutine with some Yeungling on the side (one of Alec’s favorite beers). While I enjoyed the dish, I have to say I have been spoiled by actually eating poutine in Canada and the two really do not compare.

Some notes I would say about the food include: the gravy tasted a little watered down and was not very flavorful, which I would say contributed to make the dish a bit mushy. The cheese curds were on top of the fries which cooled them down and made them stand out in terms of texture and consistency of the dish. Again, I thought as a whole the poutine was good, but it was not remarkable and Alec had similar feelings towards it as I did.

So if you’re down to try something new, I would say go ahead and give The Daily Poutine a go. But if you’re near somewhere that you can get a more authentic dish, I would definitely opt out and use your money or appetite elsewhere.

B.B. Wolf’s: Lunch

After my family’s trip to Disney, we had some time to explore Disney Springs before our flight. Hungry, we settled upon B.B. Wolf’s to grab a bite to eat. Considering we were no longer on the dining plan, this was an out of the pocket meal.

After a week of meats, I decided it was time for a change of pace with the vegetarian sausage (first picture). The sausage itself was rather bland, but the peppers, onions, and marinara helped liven up the dish. My mom and brother both ordered the foot-long Bavarian bratwurst (second photo) and neither had any issues finishing. Pretzel buns are always good, in my opinion and after taking a bite of my mom’s sandwich, I was pleased by the flavors. In this case, the meat definitely trumped the vegetarian sausage. I think my dad made the best decision with the 3 little pigs trio (third picture) simply because of the variety you get on one dish.

My rankings are as follows:

Atmosphere: 5 – Food: 8 – Price: 10

For the price, this is a fairly filling meal. Getting a meal at Disney Springs for four people costing about $40 is very reasonable. However, this is a simple food stand so the only seating is outdoors, which does not always work when it comes to Florida’s propensity to rain. This is in the 7-8/10 range for food.

 

Tangierine Café: Dinner

Alec and I saw the third place ranking (best in Epcot) on wdwprepschool.com for the most worthwhile use of a quick service credit and decided to give Tangierine a try.

We enjoyed the Shawarma Chicken and Lamb Platter. It was later in the evening so we opted to split a meal rather than get our own. This is a good idea if you are looking for a filling snack, but it is not enough food for two people. It is hard to go wrong with hummus and Moroccan bread, if you ask me. Both were quite good and my favorite part of the meal. Of the meats, I preferred the lamb; I thought the cucumber sauce was a good pairing considering the meats were a little dry. The tabouleh and Tangierine couscous salad were both different (considering my very American diet), but enjoyable.

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My rankings are as follows:

Atmosphere: 6 – Food: 8 – Price: 8

The location is cramped and it is hard to maneuver around the tables and chairs, plus it is hard to find a table that is not near an open door (we were there on a chilly evening). The food itself is quite good, but likely a little too pricey if you are not on a dining plan. Overall, a 7/10 experience.

ABC Commissary: Lunch

One of the places that I intentionally decided not to return to on my most recent Disney World trip was ABC Commissary. While the food was good, it was not filling and the experience itself felt more like a cafeteria than Disney dining. Although, my expectations for a quick service may be too high from the times I have been to Be Our Guest.

I tried a little of the various menu items (the steak, southwest burger, and Mediterranean salad with chicken breast) and out of these items, I would recommend the steak the most and likely the burger the least. The steak gives you more value for the meal plan, as it’s a higher priced item. The salad is still very good, but it is still a salad and when I am at Disney, I like to go all out. I enjoyed the burger, but the southwest burger at Pecos Bill outshines this one by a long shot.

My favorite items were actually the adorable cupcakes we got as our deserts. I loved the decoration on them, and while I am not always a fan of sweets, these cupcakes were surprisingly not dense and the icing was quite sweet, but still enjoyable.

If you are looking to grab a quick bite to eat while at Hollywood Studios, ABC Commissary is rated the best value quick service at this park by wdwprepschool.com. However, if you have a park hopper ticket and do not plan to spend a full day at Hollywood Studios, I would suggest looking elsewhere to use your dining credits.

My rankings are as follows:

Atmosphere: 7 – Food: 7 – Price: 7

Again, the setting is more like that of a cafeteria and I did not find the food filling for the price allotted to the entrees.

Be Our Guest: Lunch

The first stop on my most recent trip to Disney was, of course, Be Our Guest for lunch. Ranked #8 as best use of quick service credits on wdwprepschool.com, you still are getting your money’s worth by choosing this location for lunch while on the dining plan.

Borrowing the description from wdwinfo.com, I went with the roast beef sandwich and french onion soup. One thing I was very excited about was that I could substitute a dessert for soup, which was well worth it in my opinion.

Carved Prime Chuck Roast Beef Sandwich

Served warm on a Baguette with Horseradish Sour Cream and Pommes Frites. Also available on Millet Bread – $16.99

French Onion Soup

Topped with a Crouton and Gruyère Cheese. Available without Crouton and Gruyère Cheese – $6.49

I have never left Be Our Guest hungry. The sandwich on its own was enough to fill me up, so I opted to leave behind some of the bread in order to eat the soup. I absolutely love roast beef and this sandwich did not disappoint. The bread was a bit dense for me, but my fiance being the baguette lover that he is had not problems or complaints while chowing down. The french onion soup was just the right ratio of crouton, cheese, and soup.

I also snapped some photos of my dad’s desert (creme puff) and brother’s (The Master’s Cupcake) and may have stolen a bite as well. The creme puff left something to be desired, it was more dense than I would have hoped, but the cupcake was delicious. I especially love the little ‘Be Our guest’ chocolate squares.  I’m sure I will end up back at Be Our Guest for lunch again.

My rankings are as follows:

Atmosphere: 10 – Food: 10 – Price: 9

Obviously my atmosphere will match that of BOG Breakfast, but I must say I may have liked the roast beef sandwich even more than their breakfast options. And at $17 for a meal, this price is much more reasonable for non dining plan participants.

Be Our Guest: Breakfast

One of my favorite places to eat in all of Disney World is Be Our Guest. I have been to BOG for every meal now and have yet to be disappointed. The first experience I had with BOG was for breakfast.

We used a part of our extra magic hour to get to BOG at opening and had no problems ordering and being seated. While waiting for our food, I took in the scenery of the restaurant.

I enjoyed the Eggs Florentine (which appears to no longer be on the menu) while my fiance opted for the Croque Madame (he is a sucker for open-face sandwiches). We were also served a little tray of breakfast desserts. There was so much food, I had a hard time finishing my main meal, much less moving on to the tray.

 

Taken from wdwinfo.com, here are the descriptions of our food:

Croque Madame

Open-faced Ham Sandwich topped with a Fried Egg, Gruyere Cheese, and Béchamel served with Fresh Fruit and a selection of pastries. – $24.00
Eggs Florentine

Puff Pastry Shell filled with Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, and fresh Spinach served with Country Ham, Roasted Plum Tomatoes, and a selection of pastries. – $24.00

We absolutely had no issues chowing down this awesome food and according to wdwprepschool.com, Be Our Guest for Breakfast is the number one ‘bang for your buck’ quick service meal to get while on a dining plan for 2016!

My rankings are as follows:

Atmosphere: 10 – Food: 10 – Price: 7

While I love the setting and the food, paying $24 for breakfast is a bit steep if you are not on the dining plan, which give Be Our Guest’s Breakfast a 9/10 score.