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“Affordable and Amazing!”

Grand Floridian Cafe
Ranked #102 of 3,808 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Affordable and Amazing!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was our first time dining at the Grand Floridian Cafe. We made a reservation there when all of the Magic Kingdom restaurants were booked up on December 6th at the opening of the New Fantasyland Expansion. Located in the beautiful and elegant resort of the same name it is a short (10 minute?) boat ride from the Magic Kingdom. This casual dining room is Victorian style and lovely.

Our waiter, Ben, was outstanding! He was friendly and welcoming and he spent time describing the meals and made recommendations. We took his recommendations and had the most delicious meal of our trip. My husband had the fish of the day and was extremely pleased. I chose the New York Strip Steak with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. I couldn't have been happier. For dessert we had the 'Dessert Sampler for Two" which allowed us to sample very generous portions of every sweet on the menu. It doesn't get any better than that!

Having had such a great experience here I believe that we will have to return on every trip! The best part is that this restaurant is very reasonably priced compared to other Disney dining venues (not to mention a fraction of the price of two of the other signature restaurants on this property.) When you add stellar service and delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere you have an instant favorite!

  • Visited December 2012
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Only place we got into”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We couldn't get a reservation anywhere, but we ate twice (late dinners) at this cafef. Really enjoyed the food, great Soup and salad. Cheese burger was great- with Lobster on it! And they had a great pasta dinner.

Visited December 2012
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Hicksville, NY
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Must have Lobster Burger!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is our 3rd time eating at this restaurant. The Lobster Burger is off the charts delicious! All 3 of us ate this and we loved it and were very full! It is such a nice place to eat, pretty clean and excellent service! Our reservation was for 5:20 but were able to be seated at 5pm

  • Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, nice ambiance”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This restaurant is in the Grand Floridian Hotel, which is across the lake from the Magic Kingdom. We had reservations and were seated quickly. Menu is fairly small, but had several solid choices. I had the burger, as recommended by numerous reviewers. This is not just any burger - it's high quality beef, topped with lobster and carmelized onions. A burger would not typically be my first or even second choice, but I highly recommend this burger. The side of chips was also good, a blend of several types of seemingly homemade chips including banana chips. The desert sampler was nothing special, I'd pass on it next time. The view of the garden area is lovely, walk out to the dock and you can see Cinderella's castle across the lake.

  • Visited November 2012
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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice break from park”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Just a monorail or boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom is a great restaurant that provides good table service, a decent wine list, and good food. Had a nice dinner here with my husband that wasn't as expensive as at other Grand Floridian restaurants but still an elegant change from park restaurants. We had a relaxing glass of wine with my grouper and his Florida Burger, both very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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