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Counter service eatery offering pizza, burgers, sandwiches. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Average Reviewer Rating:   3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5  Number of Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge Reviews: 6
4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   September 28-October 5, 2006
Reviewer: lisaboo Sacramento, CA     October 18, 2006
We were staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge so we ate at The Mara multiple times. Lunch/dinner entrees we had were the double bacon cheeseburger and the fish and chips. For breakfast we had the platter with eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage and a biscuit. All were hot, fresh, tasty and plentiful enough to share between two people. We also had many snacks from The Mara including donuts, fruit and yogert parfait, Chip & Dale Trail Mix and Boma desserts (chocolate mousse crunch and zebra domes). The ability to get the Boma desserts was the absolute best part of The Mara. The seating area is pleasant and nicely themed, although we often took our meals back to our room. Usually it was easy to get in and out of, but on Saturday morning at about 10am it was jam packed. We also bought a refillable mug and refilled it many times over the course of our stay. I thought that The Mara was very nice for a counter-service location.
3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   June 8, 2005 to June 12, 2005
Reviewer: badgerfam Wisconsin     June 13, 2005
We ate breakfast at the Mara each day of our vacation and the selection was fair--cold cereals, bakery rolls and a small variety of hot entrees. We usually just chose simply doughnuts, juice and cereal. The cost for three of us was over $20 each time. In the evening we returned for a snack. The chicken strips were good, the macaroni and cheese we ordered was cold. The fruit cup is always great! I like the fresh fruit/healthy choices that are available. Except for the fruit, nothing else was outstanding. The selection at the Pepper Market in Coronado Springs was much better, although also much busier. If we return to Disney, we'll go to Coronado again.
3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   March 31, 2003
Reviewer: AVP Anaheim, CA     April 10, 2003
*Date of visit: March 31, 2003
*Type of meal: Lunch
*Service: Fair
*Price: Fair, for Disney
*Food: D-R-Y
*Atmosphere: Nice, if you like birds

We stopped at Mara for a quick bite before heading into Animal Kingdom. We were the ONLY people eating in the restaurant, with the exception of a handful of Disney suits. We placed our order at the counter, and were directed to "pay the cashier" - who turned out the be the same person who took our order. (She ran around the counter)

Perhaps Mara has just added this, but we were able to buy fountain drinks without buying the refillable mug - the paper cups were $1.79 each, but did not have lids or straws. I think the point of the mugs was to reduce the possible litter in the very-nearby animal enclosures.

We took our drinks onto the patio, and waited for our food to be served. My chicken sandwich was dry beyond all reason, and needed lots of condiments to make it edible. Hubby ordered the famed suger-cane chicken, which was also dry. It was served with corn meal "pap", which he said was quite good.

As soon as our meals were served, we were suddenly surrounded by some very curious birds. Apparently AKL birds like pap, and were quite happy to eat any tossed to them.

In all, the food was standard quick-serve cafeteria, but the patio was very relaxing.

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