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Unread 28 May 19, 11:28 AM  
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McDONALDS BREAKFAST

Not somewhere I'd planned to be eating but we didn't want anything massive and this was a quick easy option on our way from Clearwater to Busch Gardens.

This was about 15 minutes outside Clearwater. The staff were really friendly and it was very clean inside.

The girls both has sausage McMuffins which they love.



Kelly had an old favourite of hers, the big breakfast.This is no longer on UK menus so she was pleased to see it. Only difference was the inclusion of a U.S. style biscuit.



I had something I'd never had before, a sausage McGriddle. This basically replaced the muffin with pancakes with maple syrup. It was nice but a bit sickly.



Not much to complain about for a breakfast pit stop at $20.

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BUSCH GARDENS

This was meant to be a big comprehensive report on the food at Busch Gardens after spending a full day here but this place was a nightmare. Everyone always says how quiet it is but it was packed. End of May school trips. At the moment its the hottest its been in May since 2000 so eating outside was unpleasant option, anywhere inside was wall to wall coloured t-shirts from the school trips with horrific queues. The Serenghti Overlook restaurant had a queue going down the stairs. All we could manage was a couple of measley snacks. Also the rides kept breaking down. I paid extra for a Tigris fastpass but never got to ride it. I've felt compelled to complain to them which isn't something I normally do.

A big let down





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MILLERS ALEHOUSE

So after our rubbish day at Busch Gardens we were all really hangry, yes hangry. We stopped at the Millers on the 192 near us. It was about 5pm so it was fairly quiet.

Our server was very friendly and brought us needed drinks straight away and the massive menus.





Again we ordered appertisers we didn't need but we cant resist.

I ordered Garlic hot Zingers. When they came they were parmesan ones which the server realised as she put them down, she said she'd switch them but I said not to worry. They were ok but nothing special.



She did bring out four of the ones I had ordered as well!



Kelly ordered pot stickers which she said were good.



The girls went for Calamari to share again which they both loved.



For mains both girls went with fajitas, Lily a steak and chicken combo, Evie just chicken. Both found it a bit too peppery for their tastes unfortunatley.





Kelly had a philly cheesestake which she said it was ok but ended up asking for a to go box.



I had the roast beef with au jus sandwich with fries. I didn't enjoy this at all. The beef didn't have a great taste to it and the one I had at Be Our Guest was so much better.





So overall a mixed bag but its pretty good value at Millers. around abour $100 with tip.

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Sorry about your day at BG- we also had a difficult day there with the school trips. When we went in October it was so quiet! We did still get to ride most of what we wanted though so can't have been as bad for us.

However Seaworld was an absolute write off, just a sea of coloured tshirts and ear splitting noise everywhere you went. Honestly it's enough to put us off going in May again.

Shame the food at Miller's was dissapointing, we tried it once and thought it was just ok. Don't really understand the love it gets!
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Sorry to hear you day at Busch Gardens didn't go to plan (and there was no food to report). We have budgeted a bit of money to get express passes incase it is really busy when we get there in July but worrying to hear that you didn't get to ride Tigris even with an express pass.

Hope the rest of the trip between than and now has gone better.
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What a shame that Millers didnt blow you away, its a big favourite of ours. The starters look amazing.

I had noticed lots of people commenting on how hot is it just now but I had no idea that it is unseasonably warm, were planning a May trip in a few years so I am glad to know its not the norm.
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Originally Posted by gjdjud View Post
McDONALDS BREAKFAST

Not somewhere I'd planned to be eating but we didn't want anything massive and this was a quick easy option on our way from Clearwater to Busch Gardens.

This was about 15 minutes outside Clearwater. The staff were really friendly and it was very clean inside.

The girls both has sausage McMuffins which they love.



Kelly had an old favourite of hers, the big breakfast.This is no longer on UK menus so she was pleased to see it. Only difference was the inclusion of a U.S. style biscuit.



I had something I'd never had before, a sausage McGriddle. This basically replaced the muffin with pancakes with maple syrup. It was nice but a bit sickly.



Not much to complain about for a breakfast pit stop at $20.
McGriddle! Cant wait to have one of these again
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Originally Posted by SquishTheWhale View Post
Sorry about your day at BG- we also had a difficult day there with the school trips. When we went in October it was so quiet! We did still get to ride most of what we wanted though so can't have been as bad for us.

However Seaworld was an absolute write off, just a sea of coloured tshirts and ear splitting noise everywhere you went. Honestly it's enough to put us off going in May again.

Shame the food at Miller's was dissapointing, we tried it once and thought it was just ok. Don't really understand the love it gets!
If we go again it wouldn't be in May for school reasons but we've already decided no Seaworld parks. Unorganised and not in the same league of customer service as Disney and Universal which is a shame as they have some good rides.

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Sorry to hear you day at Busch Gardens didn't go to plan (and there was no food to report). We have budgeted a bit of money to get express passes incase it is really busy when we get there in July but worrying to hear that you didn't get to ride Tigris even with an express pass.

Hope the rest of the trip between than and now has gone better.
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Originally Posted by collybird View Post
What a shame that Millers didnt blow you away, its a big favourite of ours. The starters look amazing.

I had noticed lots of people commenting on how hot is it just now but I had no idea that it is unseasonably warm, were planning a May trip in a few years so I am glad to know its not the norm.
I like Millers but I think we made bad meal choices. This our 4th time in May and never had heat like it! It was 97 today. Its so hot!

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McGriddle! Cant wait to have one of these again
Nice but I'll stick to mcmuffins from now on!
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