REVIEW: Diamond Horseshoe Begins Table Service Dining; Quite Possibly the Worst Disney Restaurant Ever

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On March 13th, the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom began a table service dining offering. For $33.00 for adults and $19.00 each for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), guests can enjoy all-you-care-to eat portions.

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Pick one, but you can get more of anything and everything anyway.

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There is no live entertainment offered, just music playing from the machine on stage.

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The location offers one unique drink offering for $5.50 extra, a “prairie punch” which is a frozen watermelon lemonade. It was way too sweet, not very good.

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The upstairs is sadly not being used, but there is about 100 seats downstairs in use.

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The tableware matches those found at Liberty Tree Tavern and Skipper Canteens since the kitchen is being shared for this venue as well.

To start, the table is brought cornbread and a “frontier salad”…

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I actually really enjoyed the salad with the cornbread croutons, the dressing had a nice kick to it as well.

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You can’t beat cornbread, but this was not as good or as fresh as it is at say Trail’s End or Boatwright’s.

Then there is the entrees…

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The turkey was the best of the entrees, but it still wasn’t all that good. Its placed on top of cornbread, but it did little to enhance the flavor.

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I liked the ham even though it was over-salted, but the beans were not all that tasty.

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The beef was quite possibly the worst entree I’ve ever had in a theme park (outside of Lombard’s at Universal probably). I wish I could more adequately describe how bad it was, but I’m not even sure what it tasted like. The mashed potatoes were fine, just nothing special.

For dessert, they offer a brownie and an apple tart with Craisins…

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This was OK, but nothing extraordinary about it.

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The brownies were horrendous. They had been sitting out for a while, but there was almost zero taste. It was like eating moist cardboard.

If you couldn’t tell by this review, Diamond Horseshoe is bad, very bad. Under no circumstances should you waste your time and/or money here. You will be much better off indulging in the new menu nearby at Pecos Bill’s or even eating the mediocre BBQ sandwiches from Tortuga Tavern. Luckily, this offering is temporary and concludes May 30th, but honestly, the effort to make this worth any amount of money was minimal. It’s pretty much all-you-care-to-eat counter service swill.

Most of the food was cold, none of the entrees were very good, and the specialty drink was just awful. Outside of the exceptional service from the wait staff, this was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.

This is only being used to handle the abundance of guests who need to eat in the park during this busier season, but if they ever plan to bring this back, I would hope they revamp the menu.

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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