What's the Best Restaurant for a Big Group?

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What's the Best Restaurant for a Big Group?

WDW had so many fantastic restaurants with all sorts of themes, but which do you think is the best place to go when you're planning a meal for a group of 10 or more?

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ohana or boma

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We've done Boma w 10, it was great (always is). We see large groups every time we're there.

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I agree with the buffet style restaurants as well. Boma is definitely amazing for large groups.

For a non-buffet style, I have seen many large groups enjoy meals at Via Napoli. They have huge tables. I had a group of 9 sitting at a table next to mine and their food came out together and they seemed very happy with their meal.

Love Via Napoli!

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I've never eaten with that many people in Disney, but the times I've been to Restaurant Marrakesh there have been groups of 8 or more people. They seemed happy!

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Anywhere but the Kona Cafe! I had a terrible experience there when my family had breakfast there. It was a group of 14. We had a reservation for months, so they knew that a big group was coming. our waiter only had one table, US, and he was never around. Some of the drinks did not come right away, and when he forgot my nephews milk he finally brought it out but it was warm. When we made a comment about the warm wilk he said, "oh you wanted cold milk?". Seriously?!?! Who doesnt want cold milk?!?! It finally came out, barely colder, and his refill was also warm and we made another comment just to inform him, but we didnt request a new glass of milk. Everybody but the kids ordered the same thing, banana stuffed french toast, yet some of the orders took 10 minutes more than the others. Upset about the waiters lack of presense and general satisfaction, we asked to talk to a manager. The MANAGER said sorry, but told us that with a big group in the future we should request a second server!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! A restaurant can see that there is a reservation for 14, and only gave our server this one table, KNOWING that it would be demanding to have a large group. If they felt like he couldnt handle a large group then its the restaurants responsibility to plan and coordinate a second server for large groups. We ate MANY meals that week with a group of 14 and never had 2 servers, but never got poor service like we did at Kona Cafe. If it wasnt for their banana stuffed french toast I dont know if my family would go back haha. In the gift shop at the Poly the CM asked about our breakfast and we filled him in. He was even upset that the manager did nothing about the situation, and gave us a couple free pins! Disney always finds a way to right the wrongs!!!

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The Steakhouse in Japan (I forget the name) seems like it would be a good place for that.

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I have had 12 or so at Teppan edo and le chefs de france, they both handled the size of the group very well but i was not impressed with the food at le chefs de france, however teppan edo was awesome as always and it was fun to have the whole table to ourselves

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Oh Corey that's an awful story about Kona Cafe! It was totally not your job to ask for a second server, the manager should have been on top of that. I would have been at guest services talking to the resort F&B manager so fast! When you say the banana french toast, are you talking about the Tonga Toast?

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Yes, I mean the Tonga Toast. I don't order it when we go there, so I couldnt remember the name.

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My vote is Biergarten for Epcot, Liberty Tree Tavern in MK or Ohana at the Poly.

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Any one of the value resort food courts.
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