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The park has added some new menu item signage, just prior to entering the outside seating area, for Outpost Cafe.

Aside from fitting perfectly into the theming of the area. The signs are cool, as from a distance, the artwork looks as if it's painted directly onto burlap canvas. But it's not till you get close enough that you realize it's an actual print.

I'm sure the primary reason these were added was from a business perspective; enticing potential customers with the awesome prime rib 😊

But from a visitor perspective: I appreciate the signs as the entrees clearly show me what the restaurant has to offer, at a glance - unlike most amusement park restaurants where you're left hunting for some menu posted outside (if one even exists). Or walking indoor, and squinting at an overhead menu some distance away, just to figure out what they serve.

Very cool.

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I assume confusing because you were getting one of everything?
I have eaten there so many times that on my last visit I was greeted with nice to see you again what are you having today. Honestly I don't think there is a bad item on the menu but I lean heavily to the cold sides being better then the hot ones.
 
As a minor change, Outpost is now offering Mac & Cheese as an additional side; where granted, not an earth-shattering change - as it seems to be very similar to the same side offered at Grain & Grill - I like how it gives families (especially mine) additional "comfort food" options.

This change also reminds me of a conversation I had with Chef Denis back in May, where he mentioned that he may give the Outpost Cafe sous chefs the freedom to add new sides, as time goes on.

So though the restaurant has only been open for a little over 2 months now, it's cool that we're already getting new options (and yet not taking anything away).

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As a minor change, Outpost is now offering Mac & Cheese as an additional side; where granted, not an earth-shattering change - as it seems to be very similar to the same side offered at Grain & Grill - I like how it gives families (especially mine) additional "comfort food" options.

This change also reminds me of a conversation I had with Chef Denis back in May, where he mentioned that he may give the Outpost Cafe sous chefs the freedom to add new sides, as time goes on.

So though the restaurant has only been open for a little over 2 months now, it's cool that we're already getting new options (and yet not taking anything away).

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Damn that chicken looks good though
 
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With the opening of Jungle X this past weekend (3/11), I finally got my Outpost-fix; which I've been craving ever since the restaurant closed with Haunt.

As expected, the menu is still the same. But what I was really impressed with was the size of the grilled chicken pieces.

Though the following picture does not adequately convey the size, here was my plate from Saturday:
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And then on Sunday, take a look at this (better photographed) gargantuan piece - noting how it almost doesn't even fit on the plate:
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From the pics, you can see that the serving size of the sides has shrunk a bit (at least for chicken as the entree). But if they continue serving up chicken like this... 😍
 
Wife's chicken portion was massive. My prime rib was two very fatty slices, albeit delicious, and the saddest piece of bread ever. Potatoes were delicious, but the sides have definitely shrunk in size. I'd have been a bit upset with the portion sizes on a $20 meal had it not been for the season dining. I think I'll keep my beef fix satisfied at Grain & Grill with that spectacular chimichurri and stick with other options at Outpost.
 
On the 4th, the Grain & Grill sides were well-portioned and the sirloin was amazing. That chimichurri is sooooo good.
On Saturday, the Outpost portions (prime rib, side of potatoes, and bread) were very small. The G&G sides were still well-portioned but the sirloin was a bit tough and over-done.

Outpost has always been my favorite since it opened, but G&G is quickly becoming my undercover love this season.

Edit: I realized I've raved about the chimichurri twice in two hours. Sorry not sorry 🤣
 
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Honestly if you told me last year I would be posting a negative review about an Outpost experience I would have told you that you were crazy but that exactly what I am here to do.

For starters the 12:00 opening did not happen till 12:50 today. Things happen I get that but at no point did any team member communicate the situation to a LONG line of guest waiting. In fact when the bar opened pretty much on time staff there kept telling guest that the restaurant would open at 12 even though we were well after 12 at that point already. At 12:30 it was any minute to still not open for another 20 minutes.

When it did finally open the menu was not complete and some items sold out almost immediately with no backup prepared. The line single register open moved extremely slow and m food was no longer hot by the time I actually got through the line and to a table. I know it's only spring break given the menu changes at some restaurants and the new one opening at the Chic-fil-a location I almost wonder if Chef is maybe trying to do a little to much to fast and if quality might be suffering as a result.
 
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A lot of incidental factors can cause a singular bad day at a theme park restaurant — it doesn’t have to be an indicator of a larger trend. Maybe the restaurant manager called out sick and whatever supervisor they brought in from another location for the day wasn’t up to snuff. Maybe they had a ton of last-minute no-shows or callouts.

That doesn’t excuse a poor guest experience, but I’m not worried about a (seemingly thus far) isolated incident being a bellwether of bad things to come for the park’s culinary scene.
 
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