We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Impecaable Service, Great Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Floridian Cafe

Grand Floridian Cafe
4401 Disney's Grand Floridian, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 32830
407-939-3463
Improve this listing
Ranked #237 of 3,000 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Grand Floridian Cafe offers a moderately priced breakfast, lunch and dinner of American favorites. This casual, light-filled restaurant has a charming Victorian setting and overlooks the lovely gardens and pool at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.Start your day with a plate of Mickey Waffles or a hearty Three-Egg Omelet. For lunch, choose from an assortment of salads, soups, sandwiches and daily specials. Dinner selections include fresh seafood, chicken and delectable steaks.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Impecaable Service, Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Dinner at least, is far beyond casual in my humble opinion. With appetizers such as a gourmet cheese plate and lump crab cakes, it felt much more than casual.

I had the special Lamb Shank that was tender you could eat it with a fork. Mom had the grilled pork chop cooked to perfection.

Dessert was a sampler platter with four delicious offerings.

Top it off with expert service and great suggestions and it was the perfect meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

630 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    297
    204
    87
    27
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place is a little like a rich grandmother style house. Lace draperies, wall paper, gaudy fake flowers, but it's still grand! And grand is always very vice. This year, we went to about 20 different Disney restaurants and this place was my second favorite (first is Raglan Road Irish Pub). My Husband ordered the lobster burger and claims it was the best burger EVER in his life. 2 other adults had steak which was delicious. I had the Salmon tasted pretty good. They had a neat feature here. Dessert for 2. You get this long rectangular plate with different samples of small cakes. Yum!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ocoee, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Nice place to relax for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We eat at the GF Cafe as a pre-race meal for the marathon. The menu is fresh and has a great variety. The wait staff were eager to serve.

Visited January 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Grand Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

If you don't want to shell out the big bucks for the larger restaurant at the Grand Floridian, you can still have a lovely experience at the Cafe. We were seated at a nice, large round table, and were served promptly and graciously by the staff. Frozen drinks and cocktails were delicious, and our meals were attractively presented. No complaints at all. We would return to this taste of the grand old days of Florida.

Visited December 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Grand sandwich - it's all about the sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I (and friends and family we have introduced to it) have eaten the Grand Sandwich at the Grand Floridian (only available at lunch) MANY times and it is always delicious. It is almost too big ... but I clean my plate every time, and such a tasty blend of flavors and textures with turkey, ham, bacon, creamy cheese, and crispy onion straws on a buttery rosemary bread. We had an excellent server, the food was great, and the only issue we had was with the hostess team seating people. They walked us to a cramped table in the corner right next to a larger group they were seating at the same time. We asked for a different table by the windows, she left us there while she went to "check", then she seated us at another table by the windows but not the one we wanted. She said we could not sit there. We were there almost an hour and no one ever sat there - in fact the restaurant was only about 1/3 full when we left because lunch had just started when we arrived. I really don't know why that table was off limits to us. Just a little annoyance that made the experience less than Excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grand Floridian Cafe also viewed

Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 
Orlando, Central Florida
 

Been to Grand Floridian Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grand Floridian Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.