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“A Good Character Breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's
Ranked #193 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
River Ridge, Louisiana
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A Good Character Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Plenty of characters mingling with diners the entire meal. The food is served buffet-style and it is great for kids and perfectly fine for adults as well. Our daughter was mighty impressed that they serve brownies for breakfast! Attractive, light, clean restaurant with pleasant staff. We would definitely consider returning though we loved the Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast even more.

Visited February 2013
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Linn, Missouri
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“Who wouldn't love a meal with Mickey?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our recent visit in February was our 3rd time at Chef Mickey's. We celebrated my husband's birthday this time and this kids thought it was a hoot that they brought him out a cupcake with a candle and that Goofy made him walk around like an old man with a cane. Our server was excellent with her Disney trivia and spent tons of time answering my 5 year olds many questions about the characters. The kids always love getting to interact with the characters, although they always wonder why Donald is there and not Daisy??? The food is always warm and fresh. However, we thought it wasn't as good this time as previous visits, perhaps it was just the time of day we visited. A must do if your kiddos like these characters.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York, NY
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562 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food & Almost All of the Characters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The dinner buffet is among the best I've ever experienced. It's kept clean & fresh and each choice tastes as if it's been made just for you. Wait staff are friendly & helpful. All of Mickey Mouse characters were there with the exception of Daisy Duck. (There was duck on the buffet so an Indictment may follow. Be sure to make reservations weeks in advance because it fills up quickly. Don't miss it if you have small children!

  • Visited January 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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“Chef Mickey's Birthday party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had dinner here as a birthday party for a 3 year old - PERFECT venue for this. The buffet not only has the greatest mac and cheese for kids (and adults) but has an excellent selection of seafood, I had scallops, peel and eat shrimp and mussels. There is also yummy garlic mashed potatoes, and a baked potato with all the fixings. The carved beef is also a winner. Of course, there is the dessert bar afterwards - all in smaller portions for kid size, and adult tasting.

Keep in mind this place is a little pricier due to all the characters that come to your table - but it is worth it for a special event.

You also get your picture taken in the beginning with Mickey - and you can purchase these when they bring them to your table - you are also able to take a picture with your own camera - no pressure, but a very nice layout of pictures.

We have been here many times and enjoy the atmosphere and the food - very high energy and the staff is always wonderful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Crestview, Florida
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“Always Great for the Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

This restaurant/buffet is great for the kids with characters always keeping the kids occupied.

The food for a buffet is quite good and always fresh. The wait staff is accustomed to the kids and deals with screaming children quite well and does everything they can to keep them in check and the parents comfortable.

The wait is sometimes an issue as the character dining can be horrendous. Our wait was minimal this trip and made our dining quite enjoyable.

Visited February 2013
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