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Was on the Breakaway and know where to eat when you first board, like a burger or something... what would be a good choice when you first get on the Bliss?

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Was there a Burger place by the pools?  On Breakaway it was called 'Uptown Grill'

When I checked... there was no such thing on Bliss?

 

Also, I thought not all places are open until sailing out?

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on June 30 freestyle:  Garden Buffet-11-3,  Observation Lounge-11-3, Savor/Taste-12-2 and Local(24hrs), 11-3 lunch menu!

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if u want a very relaxing meal!   then we checkout the  crazy-ness @ buffet and grab some ice cream😋

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Agree, Taste or Savor is the best choice for sit down dining. It does not open until 12:00. We were onboard at 11am and went to Observation Lounge and got some great seats. They have small lunch buffet there . Remember, there are additional port taxes added to any drinks you might have while in Seattle, before sail away.

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24 minutes ago, Project-College said:

Thanks!!!  Which do you think would be the smallest crowds?

 

For a fee Margaritaville is great. Even though Haven peeps eat there free shouldn’t be too crowded.  

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16 hours ago, Project-College said:

Was there a Burger place by the pools?  On Breakaway it was called 'Uptown Grill'

When I checked... there was no such thing on Bliss?

 

Also, I thought not all places are open until sailing out?

The complimentary Uptown Grill closed several years ago. It was replaced with a for-fee Margaritaville restaurant. 

 

We we always go to Taste/Savor for a nice quiet lunch. If you are not that hungry, the Observation Lounge serves a light meal and is often (initially) overlooked by the masses. 

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On Escape in July, 2018, my group of 6 went to O'Sheehans (Local on Bliss) as soon as we boarded and had a fun lunch. Service was slow but we ordered a bunch of different stuff and had our first drinks so it was a successful start to a great week.

Sailing Encore coming up in January with our Aunt and Uncle and since my wife, daughter and I like to board early, we'll hit up the Observation Lounge first and wait for them. Some snacks will definitely be in order. Then, the plan is to have a proper lunch in Taste/Savor.

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23 hours ago, tokidoki said:

I run FROM the buffet and straight to Taste/Savor

I agree, we had a lovely luncheon in Savor on embarkation Day.  Not crowded at all.

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We always head to The Local ( formerly O'Sheehan's). Get that first drink and food before the crowd grows.

 

Many pax head to the buffet which is just plain crazy, unless you like a very crowded atmosphere.

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Thank you all for the wealth of info.

 

Probably will hit Taste or Savor (unless we board too early).  Observation Lounge an 'alternative' but knowing our boys (16 & 19) snacks won't cut it so we will see.

 

Again, thanks to all!!!!

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Finally did the MDR on my Epic trip last year and it was as lovely as everyone raves about. Probably the last peaceful moment of the entire trip. My friend who was a first timer was really in awe of the service and meal selections. We happened to time it right and were the first to be seated. Was one of the best memories of what ended up being an insane spring break cruise - not for us. We are young professionals but the service we got made it clear the staff assumed we were southern sorority sister 😞

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What time does the Haven restaurant open on the Bliss on embarkation day?

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We went to the Local when we boarded the first day 

 

Had a great cheeseburger, fries, chicken wings and spinach dip 😜🍹🍹

 

 

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On 9/8/2019 at 12:05 PM, Project-College said:

Thanks!!!  Which do you think would be the smallest crowds?

Local will have the smallest crowds 

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5 hours ago, LaCal said:

Local will have the smallest crowds 

True if you board fairly early. I think more and more pax are "discovering " The Local.

 

By the time were we finishing up it started to get busy.

 

Your menu choices looks just like ours😂😂, adding the corned beef though.

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1 hour ago, beerman2 said:

True if you board fairly early. I think more and more pax are "discovering " The Local.

 

By the time were we finishing up it started to get busy.

 

Your menu choices looks just like ours😂😂, adding the corned beef though.

 

we always head for O'Sheehans which is the Local on some of the ships: We love to grab our first meal and have our first drink while watching people getting on the ship. It has become our tradition and a great way to start our vacation. 

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