Forget the Sushi! Let’s Dine on Pizza and Beer!

You’ll have to forgive me, folks.  I need to pass along one more little Splitsville “blast”.  This time, let’s dine on pizza and beer!

Actually, I might have been able to entitle this post as another in, what is becoming, a long list of Disney “before and after” reports.

How so?  Well, check this out … Splitsville used to serve their beer in an ice cold, frozen chalice.  Deliciously refreshing!

Now, however?  Well, they’ve taken a big step back in my mind.  Instead of setting themselves apart by serving that impressively unique chalice, they’ve switched to …

A much more mundane presentation, the beer is still cold and enjoyable, but I have to admit … a little bit of Splitsville’s “magic” has disappeared.  Too bad.

When it comes to foods, two of my personal favorites are, you guessed it, sushi and pizza!  Hey!  Why do you think I’ve devoted the last three days to both delights?!

Check out yesterday’s post – Dining Recon: Splitsville Luxury Lanes! Better Sushi Than California Grill?!

Anyway, for $17, this Meat Lovers is a very shareable meal.  Plus, loaded with smoked sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and Italian meatballs, it’s a delicious pie!

Wow!  Great pizza.  Ice cold beer.  How can you ever lose with that combination?

If you, too, want to enjoy great food, give Splitsville a shot.  Hey!  They’re not your everyday ordinary bowling alley, you know!

Dining Recon: Splitsville Luxury Lanes! Better Sushi Than California Grill?!

Oh, you bet, it is!  It’s a ‘cold-as-sushi’ fact!  In our opinions, Splitsville’s sushi is much, much better than that served by the Contemporary’s Signature jewel.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  We love California Grill.  We really do!  On a dollar-to-dollar basis, however, Disney’s “luxury” bowling alley wins any sushi showdown between the two restaurants … no contest!

See yesterday’s post – Dining Recon: Sushi at California Grill!

Hey!  The quality is equivalent, at the very least!  What’s the difference, then?  Hah!  Check out the alley’s full menu, but focus on the sushi!

On this particular day, we shared three rolls.  The Volcano Roll ($16) is one of my personal favorites.  Why?  I just love the ‘spicy volcano krab mix’ on top of the roll!

The Alberto ($13) is a healthy and unusual presentation.  No rice!  Lean protein.  Plenty of veggies.  Wrapped in thinly-sliced cucumber!  Quite refreshing.

Finally, how could we not end with the “king” of sushi rolls?  The Crouching Dragon ($16) is a meal in and of itself!  Take a look!  There’s that ‘krab mix’ again!

All in, $45 for those three rolls, folks.  Look back at yesterday’s post, and you’ll see that we paid $50 for what were assuredly much smaller portions.

Again, in sum, great sushi at both locations, but, in our book, the “bowling alley” at Disney Springs has Contemporary’s flagship beat … no questions!

Celtic Cuisine Reigns Supreme!

Wow!  The culinary kingdom of Celtic cuisine will just not be denied.  In the face of new, and very strong, competition, Disney Springs’ Irish eatery triumphs … once again!

Yes, my friends, it was a slim victory, but we have a winner!  Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service!

Although they took valiant shots, two rookies – “The Boathouse Amphicars” and “Morimoto Asia Iron Chefs” – were, ultimately, no match for Raglan’s “Celtic Thunder”.

Great new restaurants, both of them, but they just didn’t have enough support – this early in their “lives” – to topple the Irish pub that’s long-been a Walt Disney World fan favorite.

Interestingly, as you’ll see in a minute, Raglan is followed in our Top 10 by Disney Springs’ four newest venues.  Clearly, stout competition has already arrived.  With STK Orlando on the horizon, it’ll get tougher yet!

For my part, how did I rank yesterday’s twelve competitors?  Well, like this …

  1. The BOATHOUSE
  2. Splitsville
  3. Morimoto Asia
  4. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  5. Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
  6. House of Blues
  7. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  8. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  9. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  10. T-REX
  11. Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace
  12. Bongos Cuban Café

In the end, what is your All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Disney Springs Table Service Restaurants?  Here you go!

  1. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  2. The BOATHOUSE
  3. Morimoto Asia
  4. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  5. Splitsville
  6. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  7. T-REX
  8. House of Blues
  9. Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
  10. Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace

Great work, all!  Thanks for voting, and we’ll see you really soon with more fun and games!

The 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service Poll Has Arrived! VOTE!

As we ran through this past week’s “mini” dining polls, one of All in WDW’s readers asked, “When are you going to do a real dining poll, Bob?”

That caused me to look back into All in WDW’s archives.  When did I run our last full-blown dining poll?  I can tell you this … I ran a Downtown Disney “tournament” way back in June of 2014.  Yikes!  Almost two years ago?

Back then, of course, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant became the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Downtown Disney Table Service.

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However, with so many new venues already dishing out culinary delights, and more restaurants on the way, I think it’s way past time for a “refresh”!

My friends, welcome to All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service … 2016!

I present you with a group of TWELVE, below.  You can VOTE for THREE!  Yes, three!  At which three of these great establishments would you most like to dine?

Remember, you’re making your recommendations to the rest of the Disney-verse.  Where should they go when they have a craving to have a relaxing sit-down meal in Disney Springs?

Go ahead, my friends!  VOTE!

Sushi, Chicken, Fries, and Pizza? What a “Splitting” Combination!

Or, should I say … “what a fitting combination”?  Good morning, my friends.  Welcome to Friday!

Mrs. All in WDW and I, when we drop by Disney Springs, just can’t resist Splitsville.  What an active, exciting, and fun atmosphere!  Stop in.  It’s a blast!

And, the food?  Well, as I’ve written so many times before, whether it’s sushi, chicken tenders, french fries, or pizza, it all just rocks!

Oh!  And, for full disclosure … the food you’re about to see was enjoyed on three separate visits to Mickey’s bowling alley.  Hey, we couldn’t eat all of this in one sitting … even if we wanted to!

Let’s begin where I have started so many times before.  Sushi!

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Looks phenomenal, eh?  Splitsville has some of the very best sushi on Disney property.  Believe that!

Moving on, how would you like to try some chicken tenders and fries?

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Yes, folks, those fries are as good as they look.  Crispy and delicious!

On a side note, I just love crinkle fries!  What is your favorite cut of fries?

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Finally, we’d highly recommend Splitsville’s BBQ Chicken pizza.  Filling and delicious, it hits “the spot”!

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Of course, you can’t pass on beverages.  If you’re a beer aficionado, they have a wide selection of choices on draft – all served in an icy-cold goblet.  Yum!

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Splitsville!  It’s one of our favorite places.  Stop in!  Maybe it’ll become one of yours!