Best American Meal?


Proud Momma to DD
May 19, 2018
I just joined DVC and my first trip is in July, with me, grandpa, grandma, and DD3.

We are staying at Vero for 3 nights, then BLT for 3 nights. We plan to focus solely on MK. With DVC, our travel style is changing. We used to be a park a day people, but now I’m super excited about being able to take our time.

Food wise, if you did one “nice” meal, what would it be? Grandpa is meat and potatoes. None of us are really adventurous (Tusker House was too much for my group). Would Homecomin’ at Disney Springs be worth the trip there? Would Liberty Tree Tavern work better? I want good food, but food we will eat, and I don’t want it to be a headache to get there.

  • Deb & Bill

    DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
    Mar 20, 2000
    You might try Olivia's at OKW. They have a pretty good Southernmost Buttermilk Fried Chicken breast with mashed potatoes.


    DIS Veteran
    Sep 19, 2010
    Homecomin' is very nice, but going to DS solely for a meal is a lot of effort. Liberty Tree is wonderful. As a PP mentioned, The Wave (in the main building of the Contemporary) is very good (especially since you'll be at BLT). Grand Floridian Cafe is very good and right on the monorail line (you can take from either MK or Contemporary). I hope you have a great trip!


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 1, 2016
    We liked LTT for perfectly adequate comfort food type stuff.
    We liked the Wave a lot.
    We also liked Trails End, and I think that would be my favourite for the atmosphere (we also got a lovely server which helps) and you can get the boat there from the contemporary.
  • Raven01

    Proud Momma to DD
    May 19, 2018
    I’m thinking LTT for lunch one day and The Wave for dinner. Both are easily accessible, which is a huge plus. I have heard good things about Homecomin’, but I don’t want to deal with the transport on a short trip.

    Thanks guys!


    Nov 22, 2019
    I mean the wave is one of my favourite, but from what you say it might be a bit too adventuous for you guys. I think Home Coming and Gran Floridian cafe would be a better choice. LTT is very mediocre food in the MK area Roaring Fork would be a better choice in my opinion.


    Offical Disney Dork
    Apr 29, 2011
    I agree w/ previous poster about Disney Springs. Just for a meal, I probably wouldn't go there. Homecomin' didn't float my boat but others seem to like it.
    Grand Floridian Cafe, Trails End, Whispering Canyon in Wilderness Lodge & LTT are all "safe" choices I would also include The Plaza in Magic Kingdom. Small menu but they have things like meatloaf on the menu there. All of these are within easy access to BLT.
    The Wave is very good but does have some adventuresome items on the menu.


    Mar 15, 2018
    If I were looking to slow down a bit, enjoy American comfort food and was staying at The Contemporary, I would consider Hoop Dee Doo Revue. I know it isn't exactly what you were asking about, being a dinner show, but it is one of my favorite experiences in WDW. Of course, it will be a bit more pricey than a 'normal' meal, but we love it. You can take a boat right from the dock at The Contemporary or from MK.
  • Haley R

    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Sep 3, 2017
    I’m a very picky eater and I love The Wave. Dh and I both got the short rib and it was delicious. He still talks about the crab cakes from there too.


    Earning My Ears
    Nov 25, 2015
    Disney Springs- not the most "American", but we love house of blues. Believe it or not, Olivias at OKW resort is a great choice. For Disney, pricing is reasonable. We are DVC since 1993. Home resort is OKW and Poly.
    But, don't forget about restaurants right outside Hotel Plaza drive across 535. We do Uno's & Red Lobster. We usually hit a Red Lobster right after the airport upon arrival.


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