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Old 05-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Solo Dining at a "Family Style" Restaurant??

Has anyone done this?

I would love to eat at Garden Grill, Liberty Tree Tavern, or maybe 'Ohana for breakfast (Stitch lover here ), but I am wondering if it might be too strange to be dining alone at this type of restaurant.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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I have eaten solo at virtually every restaurant in the parks, and have always had a good time. Don't even give it a seconds thought and go have a blast.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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I find trying to make conversation with strangers while eating mortifyingly awkward..it happened several times at CS tables when I had to share. Needless to say I avoided the family-style dining...it's not for me. But if you're an outgoing person I'm sure it would be fine!
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Biergarten and Teppan Edo are the only locations where they will sit you with others. In all other situations you will get your own table (usually a two-top or four-top). If it is a served all-you-can-eat (such as Garden Grille or dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern or the Skillet at Whispering Canyon) the initial serving will be done as a single plate, and you can order refills of any or all as you desire.
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Has anyone done this?

I would love to eat at Garden Grill, Liberty Tree Tavern, or maybe 'Ohana for breakfast (Stitch lover here ), but I am wondering if it might be too strange to be dining alone at this type of restaurant.
I have dined solo many times at both WDW, DLR and five of my six Disney Cruises.

You shouldn't worry yourself on what others might think. Go out and enjoy life.
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I dine solo all of the time, lot's of people to watch, I enjoy my meals without a care what other people think?

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the feedback.
I am in the process of deciding ADRs and I am going to include 'Ohana for breakfast and Liberty Tree too.
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Thanks for all the feedback.
I am in the process of deciding ADRs and I am going to include 'Ohana for breakfast and Liberty Tree too.
Awesome. You will have a great time. Please post your experiences when you get back - I'll bet they will be positive.
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What about a solo having dinner at Ohana? Would that person be seated with others, or at a separate table?
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 AM   #10
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What about a solo having dinner at Ohana? Would that person be seated with others, or at a separate table?
Separate. When I went I was at a two top.
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Separate. When I went I was at a two top.
Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in mind for my next trip!
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How about character meals?

Are you seated by yourself at character breakfasts or dinners, like Tusker House or Chef Mickey's, or with others? And do the characters stop by your table just the same way they would if you were with a group and/or children?
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Are you seated by yourself at character breakfasts or dinners, like Tusker House or Chef Mickey's, or with others? And do the characters stop by your table just the same way they would if you were with a group and/or children?
You get your own table. And the characters will treat your table just the same as others. You may need to ask a CM or a neighboring table to help take pictures.
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I ate solo one time at Liberty Tree Tavern (husband came down later) and it was a wonderful experience. The waiter was sooo nice and felt like I got more attention than when I ate there with spouse. Enjoy!!!
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Has anyone done this?

I would love to eat at Garden Grill, Liberty Tree Tavern, or maybe 'Ohana for breakfast (Stitch lover here ), but I am wondering if it might be too strange to be dining alone at this type of restaurant.
I dine solo maybe 2 times per month at WDW. At first it was an odd feeling but now it doesn't bother me at all. In fact I prefer it at times.
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