365 Restaurants, 2 Kids, 1 Giant Fiasco
It’s Day 2 of our “Great Wolf Adventure.” Mina woke up at around 7am. Benji did not wake up until, oh, 9am. So, she and Papa went to get a breakfast snack. Once, all of Team Phipps was up and at ‘em, we headed to the breakfast buffet at the Loose Moose Cottage. We requested a booth and got a nice cozy one.
The kids initially wanted to just have us bring them breakfast. I checked things out and they had a little child sized tray and plastic kiddie plate. I brought it over to show Mina and she was now “in” for going up to the buffet with me.
We picked out some food for her and Benji. Then Ogre and I got ours and headed back to the table.
Mina noted that the waffles were hard as a rock. No one was overly thrilled with breakfast and we muddled through it. Benji had the right idea and wandered off and almost out of the restaurant. Mina asked if she could go to. I empathized her pain and let her go with Papa and Benji while I finished up my breakfast.
It’s a breakfast buffet. A not very good breakfast buffet.
None of it was very good, a lot of it was, well, just bad. Even Mina knew it. The best things were the oatmeal and the fruit. And you can’t mess up fruit too bad unless you serve it after it’s gone bad and thankfully, this restaurant didn’t stoop that low.
Our service was average. No complaints. It’s a buffet.
It has some kid friendliness with the trays and plates, and there are a lot of choices on the buffet that would be appealing to kids, but even the kids aren’t fooled by bad food.
And $8.95 for the kid’s breakfast buffet??? Seriously?? That hurt, it really hurt.
The total: $36.64! Yikes!!!!
We also went there for lunch because the Camp Critter Bar and Grille was closed and I didn’t know they had a little cabana downstairs. They have the same kids menu choices (but didn’t have tomato soup) and some bar type food. I had the kids spaghetti and meatballs and ate it, but didn’t particularly like it. Mina had mac and cheese again (she wanted a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup, but they didn’t have that). Ogre had the smoked chicken quesadillas, and those were actually quite tasty!
Childsplate.com chronicles our journey to find the perfect family restaurant. We are looking for restaurants with excellent food and a great attitude towards kids, even the whiny, cranky ones! We will be headed out to a different restaurant every single day to provide ourselves (and you) with some entertainment and good information about DFW area restaurants. We hope you will visit frequently and use our experiences to create some fun dining experiences of your own! Watch out, DFW, the Phipps family is going out to eat!