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1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
407-934-1613
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The SWAN and DOLPHIN resorts are not Disney properties, but are in...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 71
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All looks and no substance

My family just visited Disney World and as a birthday surprise for my mother we decided to visit the Garden Grove restaurant for dinner. It is located inside the swan hotel and it looked amazing. A large multilevel cylindrical room with a dome ceiling and a tree in the center. We were there... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Oscarhair77
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My family just visited Disney World and as a birthday surprise for my mother we decided to visit the Garden Grove restaurant for dinner. It is located inside the swan hotel and it looked amazing. A large multilevel cylindrical room with a dome ceiling and a tree in the center. We were there on a Saturday night so they have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was possibly one of WORST places I have EVER been to. The food was cold, salty and often inedible. Most of the food appeard to have been sitting there for at least a week. When then characters came around if you asked them to stop more than once the woman that escorted the characters was off putting and told... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Service is terrible, and the staff does not know how to deal with requests for adult drinks, since there is no bar at the restaurant. The buffet station for salad dressing was not manned continually, and they do not refill the serving dishes frequently. If you want to dine with Goffey (the character and not the staff) try another location;... More 

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Johannesburg
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7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food was disappointing - looked mass produced and was tasteless. Pluto needed to have a bath. don't recommend it

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Awful awful restaurant. This is the only restaurant in the Swan and Dolphin where the "Kids Eat Free" offer applies to dinner (except on Fridays and Saturdays). So we had no choice but to visit this restaurant if we wanted to keep the cost of our holiday down. It has an extremely disappointing selection of just 4 entrees - this... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went there the first night, the waitress put us right by the entrance with the other three families (no one else there). Asked to move but was told no as all the other empty tables had be reserved (this was at 9pm!). Looked at the salads and walked straight out. Waste of money!!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food was barely fit for human consumption and priced egregiously. Avoid this place for its high fat and sodium content. Disgusting.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not to much to choose from on their menu. Soup Salad and Dessert are buffet style. 4 Main entrees to choose from. Gotta say the staff was Excellent!

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Love the all you can eat salad bar and dessert bar; but the selection of meat to choose from was very, very small. I asked for a children's menu, not much better.

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38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Garden grove, in the Swan, is dated in appearance and mediocre in quality. The usual omelet station with limited ingredients. Horrible hash browns. Lukewarm French toast, etc. At $26.99 per adult, meaning anyone 9 or older.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-934-1613

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?