Dining Recon: Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion!

Long known as his very-favorite Quick Service on Walt Disney World property, Doug Davis of the WDW Mainstreet Podcast cannot wait to go back to visit the Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion.  He’s told me so … many, many times!

Well, not to worry, Doug.  Are you craving a Macaroni & Cheese All-Beef Foot Long Hot Dog?  Topped with Macaroni and Cheese and Bacon and served with French Fries or Apple Slices, you can get a sneak preview in ResortTV1’s presentation of …

Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion Review

Check it out, folks!  Join Jenna and friends as they present a short but very sweet 5-minute glimpse of this much-maligned Disney Dining alternative.  Do they suggest that you grab a taste of “liberty”?  Hey!  Watch the video to find out!

Menu “Recon”: Liberty Inn

I don’t know about you, but it has been a busy, busy week.  In fact, Mrs. All in WDW didn’t even catch up on my posts until yesterday!

She wasn’t entirely pleased.  “The people are going to think all we do is go to Disney to eat, Bob!”

Well, in my defense, the pictures I displayed this week [ here and here ] were taken over the course of several years.  We certainly didn’t eat all of these items on one trip!

To be honest, we probably eat no more food per trip to WDW than any other Disney fan!

Before I move on with today’s “business”, I want to stop back to my appearance on this week’s WDW Main Street Podcast.  I promised to post this picture …

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Proof positive that Dennis Conroy did indeed enjoy a plate of the Rose & Crown’s Bangers and Mash. Delicious, wasn’t it, my friend?

Now, on to my other pal’s favorite … Doug Davis’s beloved [did I just “say” that?] Epcot Quick Service venue – Liberty Inn!

Located on the left side [as you look at the building from the promenade] of the American Adventure Pavilion, Disney bills this restaurant as a salute to American fast-food favorites.

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Looking at the menu, you’ll find quite a wide selection of burgers, ‘dogs’, salads and more.  They even offer a vegetarian “chicken” option.

In addition, although it wouldn’t typically be considered a fast-food choice, you can select Liberty’s New York Strip Steak!  Yum!  [Photo courtesy of Disney’s site.]

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Sporting a ton of choices, and with plenty of seating – both inside and out – I can see why Doug loves Liberty Inn so much!

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Full disclosure, it hasn’t made our target list, as yet, but I can assure you that Mrs. All in WDW and I will find a way to fit this popular stop into our plans in the near future.

What about you, my friends?  Have you been to the Liberty Inn?  Do you like it?  What did you [or would you!] order?  Let us know … below!

The All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Epcot Quick Service Restaurants!

Good morning!  Did you have a chance to listen to the WDW Magical Main Street Memories Podcast starring … me?!  Well, not “starring” little ole me, but I made a solid contribution … I think!

Anyway, if you missed it, Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy of the aforementioned show asked me to “pull up a barstool” and join them in a rousing discussion of Disney food and, most of all, the upcoming Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival.

It’s worth the listen … if I do have to say so myself!  See that nice “triple-shot” picture off in the top-right margin of All in WDW’s home page?  The one labeled “All in WDW Talks Food & Wine ’14!”?  Click it!  It’ll take you right to the show!

Did you listen to the show?  Which one of these Sunshine Seasons dishes did Doug Davis rave about?

Did you listen to the show? Which one of these Sunshine Seasons dishes did Doug Davis rave about?

OK.  Enough with the commercials!  Back to today’s business!  To formally conclude our contest to crown Epcot’s “king” of Quick Services, let me introduce your Top 10 Epcot Quick Service Restaurants!

  1. Sunshine Seasons
  2. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie
  3. La Cantina de San Angel
  4. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
  5. Yorkshire County Fish Shop
  6. L’Artisan des Glaces
  7. Sommerfest 
  8. Tangierine Café
  9. Electric Umbrella
  10. Liberty Inn 

Great support last week, my friends!  Thank you, very much!  You constructed a great Top 10, too, by the way!  Have a great Monday … if there is such a thing!

Let’s “Quickly” Unveil the Epcot “Champ”, Shall We?!

It’s no secret that Epcot is the All in WDW family’s favorite park, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve sampled the cuisine from most of the Quick Service options in this week’s “tournament”.

Take the Yorkshire County Fish Shop, for instance.  One of our favorite activities is to take a seat in the Rose & Crown Pub, sample some of Carl the “infamous” bartender’s beer, and nibble on a serving of Yorkshire’s delicious fish and chips.

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It’s an excellent way to relax and spend a few hours out of the Epcot crowds and Florida heat.

Then, there’s La Cantina de San Angel.  One evening, some months back, Mrs. All in WDW and I staked out a table at the edge of La Cantina’s “deck”.  Prime Illuminations real estate.

Armed with waves of nachos and margaritas, we held onto that spot for hours … much to the chagrin of other hungry diners.  Of course, the show was great!

Who can turn down a School Bread?  I mean, really.  We were skeptical the first time we bought one from the infamous Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, but it, too, has become a family favorite.

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I knew that Norway was one of my favorite pavilions!

Custard.  Coconut.  It’s a great treat to have between meals or as a dessert.

Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie.  Oooh, fancy name.  Great selection of food!  An example of a refurb that went right.  Sandwiches upon sandwiches, and much, much more!  The only thing we don’t like about France’s bakery is the seating.  I wish it weren’t so darn hard to find a seat!

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Like I said, sandwiches and …

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… much, much more!  Delicious!

So.  Why do I babble on about virtually every contender in Epcot other than the true “champ”?  Simple.  Because, as good as all of the aforementioned places are, as good as any Quick Service in Epcot is, you can’t escape one undeniable fact.

The monumental variety of options and quality of cuisine at The Land’s Sunshine Seasons cannot be beat. In this series of polls, it wasn’t even close!

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Step into the “Sunshine”!

Seasons?  You are our “sunshine”. There’s not much more we need to say.

From soup to salads or sandwiches to entrees, you are the best. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, your overall offering is top-shelf. As a Quick Service option, you are the total package.

And, as a result, you are the two-time All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant! Congratulations on the repeat!

One Last VOTE! It’s the HUGE Epcot Quick Service Finale!

The “destination” is always fun.  I love it when the winner of one of All in WDW’s “tournaments” is revealed.  And, I’m really excited about our Top 5, Top 10, and Top 15 lists.

But, the “journey” getting to all of these final results is the real entertainment.  For me, at least.  I love watching you guys vote.  To see two or three attractions, resorts, or restaurants engaged in a day-long “dogfight” for your support is an absolute blast!

Oh, I DO love a French bakery!

Oh, I DO love a French bakery!

OK!  One last day … one final vote!  It’s the HUGE Finale!

Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Keep bringing your friends!  Your support this week has been PHENOMENAL!  Vote for ONE!  YOUR favorite!  One of these Counter Services will become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant!  Which will it be?!