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Non-Chain $$ Restaurant Recommendation

Discussion in 'WDW Offsite Hotels, Dining, Shopping' started by cindy_k, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. cindy_k

    cindy_k Well-Known Member

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    Hi!
    I have family in town. I live in the Lakeland area, so I don't eat off property by Disney very often, and when I do, I usually just pick a chain restaurant.

    My visiting family wants to eat dinner at a non-chain restaurant. I have no clue what's good.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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  3. Variable

    Variable Well-Known Member

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    AJH219 Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful!! I love eating a local eateries and I'm glad to see a semi-comprehensive list of one. Thanks!
     
  5. BASS

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    It's not off-property so to speak, but Bluezoo in the Dolphin is fantastic. Pricey though.
     
  6. Eddie Garrison

    Eddie Garrison Well-Known Member

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    A few of our favourites here in the Dr. Phillips area where we live:

    Beewon Korean Cuisine
    Rocco's Tacos
    Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ
    Dragon Fly
     
  7. hoffman1

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    It is a chain but not one we have in my local area...Giordano's pizza. It is Chicago style pizza. Not too expensive.
     
  8. steviej

    steviej Well-Known Member

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    4 rivers smokehouse. It's a chain but only within the state of florida.

    It's hands down the best bbq i've ever had.
     
  9. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    I second roccos tacos....i work there a bit great place.
     
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    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    You must do not get out much. While 4Rivers is good; in no way is it the best bbq. Go to the southside of Chicago or St. Louis, Nashville - that is real BBQ.
     
  11. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    For Florida, 4 Rivers is really good.

    For the BBQ capitols of the world, not so much.

    I will say that their brisket is about the best I have every had in Florida. It won't live up to Salt Lick's, but I have never left unhappy.
     
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  12. steviej

    steviej Well-Known Member

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    Well to me, that's pretty darn good. I'm from NJ, about 15 minutes outside of NYC, so it's very, very hard to find awesome mom and pop shop bbq
     
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    I would agree. NYC does not have good BBQ in any of the Boroughs. But they will remain King of pizza (with Chicago about a half point behind)
     
  14. steviej

    steviej Well-Known Member

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    Heres the thing about NYC and NJ pizza. NJ pizza is better. Because all the nyc pizzeria's just want to keep up with the rush at lunch and at 5.

    So they just half a** it when it comes to making the sauce. NJ pizzeria's take their time and let the sauce simmer for hours like it's intended.

    NJ pizza over NYC pizza any day of the week, twice on sunday
     

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