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    Thumbs down Trail's End Buffet @ Fort Wilderness

    Was it just me and my husband or has anyone else eaten at Trail's End and found it to be some of the worst food ever? We were just there last week and went for lunch one day; the buffet is $15 per person and was just awful. Certainly not worth $15!! How can you mess up mac and cheese? Kraft would have been better. That is the reason we never eat on Disney property. I'm afraid we won't like the food and it is way too expensive to even try. I have had the breakfast before at Trail's End and it is ok.

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    I'm sorry that you had an awful experience. On our last visit to Disney we ate dinner at the Trails End and it was not only very good but we had terrific service.

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    OOOO....sorry to hear you didnt like it. It is one of our favorite places!!!! We go out of our way to make it over to the Fort, just for Trails End.

    Maybe it was an off day??
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    We ate there last year and we also hated it. I got very sick after eating the peel and eat shrimp. We will never go there again.

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    I went there for breakfast once and did not think it was worth the trouble to get there. The selection wasnt impressive, wasn't that good and it took forever for us to get the check so we could get out of there. It was the towards the end of breakfast so there were only three other tables seated.

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    Another vote to say it was a let down .
    We had a CM with an attitude and they were so slow in filling up foods that were running down and yes the food was ordinary .
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    We've eaten there twice and loved it. Sorry you had a bad experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristineC68 View Post
    I went there for breakfast once and did not think it was worth the trouble to get there. The selection wasnt impressive, wasn't that good and it took forever for us to get the check so we could get out of there. It was the towards the end of breakfast so there were only three other tables seated.
    That was our sentiment exactly. On all of our trips, Trails End is the ONLY restaurat we won't return to... Oh, and we went for dinner and the food was just eh.
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    Another example of "some like it, some don't)

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    1) I think you got a bad day.
    2) Trail's End is usually pretty good. *
    3) It is meant as a campground eatery.
    4) So, it must meet camper's expectations.

    * They changed lunch, and it no longer has good value. But breakfast and dinner are better value-packed than any other WDW eatery.
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    We ate breakfast there on our last trip. I thought the food was good, but the price was hard to swallow.

    Yes, it's a good price for WDW, which still doesn't make it worth the money. I could feed my family for half the price down the road, and food is just as good. Which makes it worth the trip.
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    We tried Trail's End for dinner a few trips ago. Never again. We arrived just before it opened for dinner, we were seated quickly and found plenty of food available. The food quality was poor overall, with some items just OK.
    For us, it is not worth returning to give it a second try.
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    I am sorry you all had a bad time there, but this remains as one of our favorite places at Disney. To each their own...
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    Was there for breakfast last Feb before my flight. Food OK service terrible and slow. I love FW and HDD, but I will never make a special trip again to trails end,

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    Trail's end is a family favorite for breakfast (Mickey Waffles Yum!) we go there atleast twice each trip. We had dineer there a few times and it was fine, but we are not big on buffets normally. We just like the breakfast because there is good variety. Sorry you had a bad experience.

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    Sorry you had a bad experience.

    We a very nice dinner at Trail's End in January. The food is not fancy but the meat and fish where very good. It pleased everyone in our family.
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    We ate here for lunch in March. Delicious chicken, chili, salads..we will definitely return.
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    We haven't had a bad experience there, thou it has been a few years since we dined there. As for never eating on property, while the food is often times overpriced, most of what we have eaten there over the years has been pretty good...so good infact that the dining choices are one of the things that bring us back time and time again. But to each his own.
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    Wow.... Sorry to hear all the bad reviews. We've been a couple times but haven't been in about 2 years. We always thought the food was very good -for the money. And we don't generally gravitate toward buffets.
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