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The Garden Grove

1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
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Ranked #1,138 of 3,102 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The SWAN and DOLPHIN resorts are not Disney properties, but are in DisneyWorld. Both have excellent restaurants and are included in the Disney transportation routes.
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52% Recommend
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the Garden Grove at the Swan resort Disney. Okay the food is less to be desired. However, the customer service is excellent. Natalia is a waitress and she is friendly and attentive. They messed up twice on my Omlet. However, superior Angela took care of the problem the following morning. I was very pleased with the courtesy of... More

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Brooksville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was by far the worse place I have eaten at Disney. I gave it a one star only because it was clean and the staff were attentive. I know restaurants at Disney are expensive but this was crazy expensive for what you got. Start off with the soup - it was way below acceptable temperature - can I say... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Friday night seafood buffet was great. On the buffet was onion soup and clam chowder (only luke-warm), salads, salmon, chicken, vegetables, large peel & eat shrimp, ceviche, clams, mussels, and more. They serve you a large stuffed Maine lobster that is split, and a bucket of fried shrimp and calamari. They also have a kids buffet area (I tried... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First off this is not a Disney owned hotel though it is on Disney property. Most of the restaurants in this swanky hotel are overpriced. On Fridays nights they have a seafood buffet which on their menu seems plentiful enough. Too bad all of what the say is on the buffet is not. For example, they advertise scallops, which were... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nothing on the adult menu appealed to me, and they wouldn't allow me to order off the kid menu! After paying the $70+ bill for my all you can eat soup and salad I was furious! You cannot get the soup and salad alone they force you to buy a meal too. The kiddo had noodles and sauce and I... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Please review the very limited dinner menu before going. Limited, expensive, and food is mediocre. I was so excited booking a character dinner with my 5,10,15 years old. Sadly the character was Pluto circling 3x around and Goofy once, a matter of 35 seconds with only 4 other dining families. Took 10 mins for us to get a side of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have stayed at WDW at least 4 times a year for the last 10 years, but I have never been to the Garden Grove. I chose this restaurant because they had Disney characters at dinner for my grandson. I had no expectations for the food (I am from Chicago and we have great food - not so in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! I recently visited (June 15, 2014) the Garden Gove for dinner with the "characters". I had read reviews about the experience but thought I would give it a shot since it was my daughters first trip to Disney World. I was completely and utterly disappointed since the minute we arrived and I was told parking was... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Crab legs from the buffet, replenished regularly, and lobsters, cooked to order. Crisp Caesar salad. Sangria and white wine to wash it down. Chip & Dale, Goofy, & Pluto came by for a very quick photo op, and let us be. We didn't have room for dessert. Took the boat a few steps out the door, to Epcot, in time... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale were visiting with everyone during the breakfast buffet. My husband and I enjoyed eating breakfast here even thought we didn't have children with us. The food choices were abundant and delicious - waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, etc..

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