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East Haven, Connecticut
May 13, 2007
This was our first time successfully visiting the Flame Tree Barbecue. We had attempted to eat lunch here last year on our 2006 Disney vacation with the whole family, but at the last minute opted to pass on to a different counter service meal because the lines at the Flame Tree were outrageous. It was simply too crowded and too hot in the Florida sun to wait with two small children, and we left. This time, however, we visited the Flame Tree Barbecue for a later lunch (around 2:30pm), and found that the lines were much easier to manage this time, and the crowds were more sparse. The lines moved very quickly and we brought our food to the table seating area. The tables are located primarily in the shade, and set back from the hustle and bustle of park-goers, allowing you to enjoy your meal with a little serenity in this nature setting, complete with friendly birds and ducks looking for a falling crumb to eat. However, Disney warns you, "Please don’t feed the animals!"
The menu was small, with limited choices. My husband chose the half chicken with a side of beans and a corn muffin for $7.99, I had a smoked turkey breast sandwich with a side of coleslaw for $7.29, and we shared an order of onion rings for $3.79. The portions were decent, and we left with our stomachs full. The onion rings were quite possibly the best we have ever had, and we definitely recommend them for a side dish to your meal, or for a quick snack.
However, as far as our meals are concerned, we both agree that we could either take it or leave it. For a quick/counter service meal, the Flame Tree Barbecue was average in both price and taste, but the portions were fairly generous. One recommendation for this establishment would be to make moist towelettes available to its patrons; this is especially helpful since this restaurant serves a half slab of St. Louis ribs that could potentially be very messy!
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