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“Beautiful restaurant service could be better!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Garden Grove

The Garden Grove
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Ranked #858 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Morganton, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant service could be better!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This restaurant is located in the Swan hotel which is beautiful however the service was not typically what I find from Disney. The food was all very rich so make sure you have lots to drink! I enjoyed the characters they were great!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went on a weeknight for a buffet dinner. It was a tad expensive, but extremely good! The place was kind of dead, so you might get away with walking in (we called an hour before). Goofy and Pluto were there to make the kids smile.

Visited April 2013
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Round Rock, Texas
1 review
“Don't bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We took our family for dinner.

1. This is NOT a Disney hotel!!!!

2. This is NOT a Disney hotel, so don't expect much!

The food had been sitting in the warmers for a long time. Everything was "extra crispy". The service was horrible. Waitress barely checked on us to refill drinks. The characters costumes were very worn.

We were very disappointed. Can't believe Disney allows you to make reservations for a non-Disney dinner even though it's on their site. They should definitely print that it is not a "Disney" experience. :-(

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Fishkill, New York
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“very very nice room good service limted food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

this is a buttet style dinner in the swan hotel. the room is really one of the nicest i have seen in disney really well done. servive is what one comes to expect in disney which is usally very good.
food is good but it is very limted as to what is there. seems most of the disney buffet style are very limted on the food but again it is fresh and well cooked. this buffet seems a little more limted which is why i only give it 3 stars.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lansing, MI
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

The atmosphere was great. Really looked like you were in the middle of a garden however the service was horrible. We went at the typical lunch time and were sat right away but no one came to our table to take a drink order. After about 15 minutes I went and talked to the hostess and someone finally came to help us. Our drinks were never refilled and no one ever stopped by to see how our meals were. The place did not seem that busy to have such poor service. The food was good, what you would expect of a salad and sandwich.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Catherine M
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