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Florida Guide > Dining

Whether you are staying in a villa or a hotel when you are visiting Walt Disney World one thing for certain is that you will be eating out quite a lot.

In the UK we are used to eating out for dinner and lunch but eating out for breakfast isn’t something we tend to do on a regular basis so for me it is something that really makes me feel as though I’m on holiday.

When our children were young we tended to head for the buffet restaurants because we were sure of finding something they would like and it was a very economical way of filling us all up ahead of a busy day in the theme parks. Now they have grown up and we often holiday as a couple breakfast out tends to be a much more leisurely affair where the emphasis is more on quality and atmosphere than quantity and speed. This is why we have now started to explore the breakfast menus of restaurants that in the past we have only considered for dinner or the occasional lunch.

On our last visit we decided to try out Cracker Barrel Old Country store and we were not disappointed. They offer a huge range of breakfast dishes with the traditional American favourites. There is of course bacon, sausage, ham, eggs of any description in a number of different combinations served with their warm homemade melt in the mouth biscuits and corn muffins, or a huge range of homemade pancakes from plain buttermilk pancakes topped with maple syrup or a varied selection of fruit toppings with or without lashings of whipped cream. They also offer pecan pancakes which are packed with pecans and served with butter and an individual bottle of pure maple syrup or wild Maine blueberry pancakes served with Maine Blueberry syrup. There is also a choice of the usual cereals, toast (plain or French variety) and regular “specials”.

When we visited I opted for the in store special of a “wholesome morning sampler” which was absolutely delicious it consisted of low fat natural yogurt with a layer of fresh chopped pineapple in the middle and a topping of crispy oat honey oat granola with almonds, a pineapple wedge and a slice of orange, there was also a huge muffin (I chose banana nut) plus a choice of 2 eggs cooked however I wanted along with my choice of hickory smoked bacon, sausage patties or turkey sausage. Not a breakfast for the faint hearted and I ended up taking the untouched muffin home with me which I ate for breakfast next day by the pool. The price tag of $6. 99 meant it offered excellent value for money and we will definitely be visiting breakfast again during our next visit.

Author: Steve and Julie Roach (Villa link: click here)
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