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“Character Dining is the way to go!”
Review of Tusker House

Tusker House
Ranked #129 of 3,790 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Travelers! Take a break from your safari and enjoy a taste of adventure at Tusker House Restaurant, a colorful and bustling Harambe Marketplace eatery.
Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Character Dining is the way to go!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were on the meal plan and this restaurant only used one of our dining points! So we were highly impressed by the value. Our gauge of value may have been different if we paid full price for the meal. The characters were amazing, it didn't feel rushed at all and they were very personable. Our waiter was very attentive and we were able to change beverages throughout the dining experience. As far as the food went it was quite good, would recommend the potato gems and the Mickey Mouse waffles for breakfast!

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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I have had a bad Disney experience”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Well! I have finally found a restaurant in Disney that had sub par service!! We waited over 30 min. just to have our drink orders taken!!! In that time we saw all the characters and still waited for a server!! The food is good and the characters are all adorable but it won't make up for this cranky hungry park thirsty customers that will not be back!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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167 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good food, including kids' choices”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of kids' choices on the dinner buffet. My husband and I were also pleased with the choices offered on the buffet and appreciated the different experience from most of the other restaurants. The tables were too close together and it was very loud in the dining area, but that was ok by our toddler.

  • Visited December 2012
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Goodrich, Michigan
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food and good time”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Late review. We went in Dec 2011. We have been here before and liked it enough to come back. The service was great. My son has alot of food allergies and the chef came out to our table and took him and I to the buffett and went over the things he can and cant have. The food is great and fun to try the different foods.

  • Visited December 2012
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Carmel, Indiana
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“better experiences elsewhere”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The Tusker House was adequate for a character experience. We went for the lunch buffet with my two year old. The dining areas are loud, cramped, and huge. The characters came around at least once but spent very little time at the table. A quick photo and they were off to the next table. The food was interesting. They had the basics for kids (mac and cheese, pb&j) and some more native dishes for adults and adventurous children which I did enjoy tasting. But overall, we had a far better experience in 2013 at the Garden Grille at Epcot with personal attention from the characters and feeling less like cattle shoved into a dining room.

  • Visited March 2012
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