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“Great Restaurant and Character Experience”
Review of The Garden Grove

The Garden Grove
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Ranked #824 of 3,827 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $18 - $35
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
West Caldwell, New Jersey
1 review
“Great Restaurant and Character Experience”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great Restaurant. We were in the restaurant tonight and it only had about 5 other families in the restaurant. Our kids are 2 and 3 so I book a lot of character meals to avoid the lines. The characters - Goofy and Pluto - spend a lot of time with us and our kids and the environment was very laid back so all of the kids started playing with each other and with the characters together. Our waitress Kate was also phenomenal and had a good sense of humor. It is a bit pricey but for the individual attention we got, it was so worth it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Kathy B
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Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Experience!!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was our second experience at the Garden Grove. Our first experience left a lot to be desired. We were invited back to the restaurant to have the experience that the Garden Grove expects all of their guests to have. The seafood buffet was the best i have ever had. Snow Crab (hot and cold), prime rib, mashed potatoes,chicken and other seafood items. We had shrimp stuffed lobster brought to the table for every adult, and baskets of fried shrimp, calamari and hush puppies. All of the food met our expectations. The characters were great. We had pluto, minnie, chip and dale. All came by several times and stopped at the tables a couple times throughout a dinner. The kids had a blast with them. We would recommend the seafood buffet and character dinner on friday nights.

  • Visited December 2013
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Long Island City, New York
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Garden Grove”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have found the garden grove an enjoyable place to dine with the family. The food Is generally good, with a casual, bright atmosphere. A bit expensive, like most buffets, but it is a good place to bring the kids, especially when the characters are in. The tree, with the Christmas lights in the middle really makes the environment special.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious and fun!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time at the Garden Grove. We went on Friday for the seafood buffet. Everything was delicious. The red fish was wonderfully prepared. The selection was great. Soups were good. The waitress served fried items as they were eaten. Nice touch. It's tricky to keep fried food on buffet trays without overcooking. The lobster were tasty. We all enjoyed the dessert especially the creme brulee. We love the setup and the characters. They offer an American BBQ Buffet ALSO be sure you reserve on the night you prefer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A family favourite!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

This revolving restaurant, with Disney characters, is a firm favourite with our family! The food is great (and plentiful!), the setting is excellent (being within The Land pavilion at EPCOT), and we have always found the service to be warm and friendly!

Visited December 2013
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