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“Great Experience for the Kids”
Review of Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's
Ranked #186 of 3,829 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Chef Mickey's is a buffet restaurant serving breakfast and dinner flavors—and your favorite Disney Characters!—at Disney's Contemporary Resort.The whole brood will chow down in smiles while the likes of Mickey or any assortment of his pals roams the restaurant. You never know who might show up! Delicious seasonal specialties make for a spectacular spread in this bright, happy space located beneath the quiet whisks of the monorail. Breakfast includes a premium fruit bar, cereal selections, American classics like pancakes (with fun toppings!), Mickey Mouse waffles, eggs, omelettes and pastries. Dinner is a delectable affair with roasted chicken, carved beef, savory sides and kids' favorites (like mac 'n' cheese). Make your meal end sweetly ever after at the sundae bar.
Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Experience for the Kids”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Chef Mickey's is located inside Disney's Contemporary Resort and is a must if you have small children. Try to imagine through their eyes the joy of having Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Minnie come around to their table to spend a little one on one time with them. It's a great opportunity to take pictures with the character's and if you think about it will save you some time from waiting in line to meet them in the park's.

The food is good! The breakfast buffet features eggs, pancakes, Mickey waffles, cereals, and breakfast meats among other traditional breakfast items. The service was also good and considering the restaurant was packed our server did a great job at keeping up with juice and coffee refills.

Reservations are pretty hard to make since it seems to be the most popular character breakfast at Walt Disney World so get to work early and make reservations as soon as they are accepted for your time of travel.

  • Visited September 2011
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New York, NY
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“Great Memories - ok Food”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Fun time in WDW - we went for the dinner buffet, where we had lots of options, as well as the opportunity to make special requests of the kitchen due to some allergies of the other diners. The staff was very helpful in all cases.

The real star of this restaurant are the character interactions - the Fab 5 joins you as you eat. All in our party enjoyed it, and once the 5 arrived, everyone returned to another trip to the buffet and then on to the equally friendly dessert bar.

A must do if you are staying at WDW, just be sure to get a reservation as soon as you can (generally 180 days before your arrival).

  • Visited April 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun while eating breakfast”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Great place for good food and fun for children. Disney's characters are wonderful! However, is child is around 2 year-old the size of the characters may be scaring to the child. Otherwise older children will have fun shaking hands and getting autographs and pictures.

As I said food is delicious with a large selection and types of food. Cost is fairly high for a family of 5-6. Life only come once. Enjoyed and make memories for your children and grandchildren.

Have fun! We did!

  • Visited March 2012
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Macomb, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Kids will love it.”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

When it comes to character dining, it doesn't get better than this. You get a chance to see all the main characters, have them sign your autograph books and allow for photo opportunties.
It's a buffet style dinner with lots to offer and food is very good quality. It's definately on pricey side ($200 for family of 5, 3 kids) but definately a must if you can afford. They take on-line reservations but you need to do so well in advance as seats fills up quickly.

Visited March 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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“We weren't delighted as much as we were in the past.”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

The restaurant seemed a bit dirty - crumbs floating in the creamer, food particles on the table and silverware. The coffee carafes were stained and dirty on the outside. The buffet was nothing special - but good.- go if you have little ones and you are looking for a character breakfast. They'll love it.

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