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“Dinner was good, but...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Floridian Cafe

Grand Floridian Cafe
Ranked #115 of 3,637 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Viera, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dinner was good, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our dinner was very good but very quick which may not be a bad thing however we think out food was meant for someone else. The food was good but not real hot so it must have been sitting under the warming lights? I had the shrimp with grits which was delicious. My daughter had the kid' meaty macaroni. We ordered and the food literally came out in under 3 minutes (I thought the runner was bringing us the wrong food it was so quick). No way could it have been cooked to order that quick. Felt like a "quick service" meal, just a strange experience. Just felt like it could have been "fresher"?

Visited February 2013
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Windermere, Florida
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“We loved it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This was some of the best food of our whole trip! I ate here with three friends for lunch and we all loved the Grand Floridian Cafe. We were seated immediately and our server was very happy to help with any requests we had. The atmosphere was very fancy, but not stuffy - we didn't feel like we stuck out, as is usually the case in the rest of the hotel. We were really surprised at how moderately-priced things were - we expected them to be a lot more expensive, especially for such a fancy place. And everything was absolutely delicious - we all left absolutely stuffed after lunch and dessert. Things we tried included the Orecchiette Pasta of the Day, Grand Floridian Burger, Tropical Infusion Cocktail, Florida Sunshine, and four of the desserts from the dessert platter. Definitely would eat here again - a hidden gem!

  • Visited April 2013
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Bangor, ME
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I enjoyed this restaurant very much after eating here by myself last week. It's a very attractive but not overly formal setting where I was warmly greeted by the various staff. The food was very tasty--all three courses (appetizer, entree, dessert). The Grand Floridian hotel itself is amazingly attractive if you like the a classic refined look. I would definitely return here if I am in the area again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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South Florida, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Attentive waitress and quality food, no complaints.if your into gourmet burgers they have a sirloin burger topped with a butter poached lobster tail which my wife allowed me to sample . One of the best burgers I ever tasted.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Not so "Grand" anymore”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Bad service, slow, unfriendly, tired menu but that's only dinner - just bother with breakfast and make sure you get Rola - she's awesome and this place does breakfast well. Dinner is blah and those uniforms are a joke. We used to love this place but now it's gone downhill!

  • Visited May 2013
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