We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lots of Potential, But Not Very Good” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Spoodles - CLOSED

Spoodles
2101 N. Epcot Resorts Blvd, Disney's BoardWalk, Orlando, FL 32830 (Walt Disney World Resort)
407-939-3463
Menu
Improve this listing
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Lots of Potential, But Not Very Good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

I agree with the last review. Spoodles is located on Disney's Boardwalk. It's a simple restaurant where you are served. The kitchen is open so you can see your food being made. I dined there while here on training, staying at the Dolphin Hotel. See my review of that place!

Anyway - the menu itself looks very appetizing. Mediterranean steak, poultry, fish dishes. It smells good when you walk in, with open fired-brick ovens.

The Greek Salad was good, and the bread with the olive oil spread was good as well. I ordered the steak-kabobs at the advice of the waiter. I ordered it medium-well and they were cooked very very well done. It smelled good, but the curry-based sauce was bland.

The waiter was nice, but took forever to bring my food. It was just me dining, so it was not a large order! I had to ask repeatedly for my tea to be refilled. And then my waiter disappeared for 20 minutes at the end of the meal. I finally had to ask another waiter to find my waiter.

The food is expensive, as one would expect at a Disney Resort. Steak-kabobs, greek salad, and an unsweet tea was $35. Kids are welcome - they have a kid's menu with pizza, kabobs, and grilled chicken, but it's $7.95.

I would not recommend this restaurant at this point. Instead, head into the Dophin hotel and eat a Shula's steakhouse.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1
    6
    2
    4
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bar Harbor, Maine
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“GREASY Breakfast!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2007

I usually try and start out with a positive note but there is none for this restaurant! The food is greasy! The waitress got my order wrong and never came back to fix it! I had to flag her down and remind her that I did not get what I was missing! Everything that we had (pancakes,eggs,etc) was greasy! You could taste the grease too! I would NOT recommend this to anyone!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Haven, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Spoodles: Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2007

What most people have to keep in mind is that Disney is all about attention to detail and keeping accommodations, attractions and restaurants as authentic to their origins as they can. When you think about authentic Mediterranean cuisine think Spoodles on Disney’s Boardwalk

After we stewed over the diverse menu of tastes from countries like Italy, Spain and Greece we decided that we would make our visit as authentic as possible and just order a few tapas. We ordered a four-cheese flatbread, fried calamari, margherita flatbread with beef slices, hummus and Mediterranean dips. Each of us also ordered a drink; Kathy ordered the Blue Spoodle, Theresa had a beer while Allison and I recommend a glass of the Tempranillo wine.

I found that the food at Spoodles was both unique and delicious, not to mention as authentically Mediterranean as food can be in central Florida. I would say that if you are planning on dining at Spoodles don’t go there expecting to taste the usual flavors from America, but rather to keep an open mind (and pallet) and experience how wonderful the rest of the world can taste.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tampa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A quality restaurant down the tubes”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

Spoodles and its take out window for pizza and meatball subs used to be the highlight of our family visit to Disney Boardwalk. They even used to have an outstanding Breakfast Buffet and a 'make your own' pizza at the table.The menu has been scalped with the few remaining items either tasteless or overspiced !!! The pizza was of the Dominos variety only $3.75 A SLICE. The yelling of the food orders is hardly entertaining. Don't waste your money here. Eat all your meals at the Boardwalk Bakery fresh and delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montclair, New Jersey
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Try the French restaurants in Epcot instead”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2007

First to note: breakfast is much, much better than dinner.

Apparently it was the first day with a new menu and perhaps, new chef? Our server was harried, though friendly. The bread was not simply not warm, but cold--- very strange, and awful. One wonders if anyone at Disney travels to the myriad of places which serve excellent food to large numbers of travelers. Spoodles did not. My son's steak was fatty and inedible. My pasta was edible, though not enjoyable. I would suggest skipping Spoodles and be sure to have a reservation at one of the French restaurants in Epcot center.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Spoodles also viewed

Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 
Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spoodles, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.