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The Garden Grove

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1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
+1 407-934-1613
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Sylvania, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please do not patronize this restaurant. Go to one run by Disney. The customer service is deplorable. The food was not worth the expense.

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1 Thank gschworm
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a great hotel and location but the food and service are terrible! The restaurant was practically empty and I had to wait 15 minutes with my 2 year old. Then I had to wait another 10 minutes for a server and then 25 minutes for Mickey waffles! There server and hostess could have cared less. I... More 

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Thank M Z
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for five nights at the Dolphin and had free continental breakfast included at either the Garden Grove or Fresh each morning. We liked both for different reasons, but overall preferred The Garden Grove. For an upcharge we could upgrade for the full breakfast buffet, but we didn't find that to be necessary, especially since who wants to head... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Thanksgiving 2016 dinner there and regretted every minute. This was our 12th trip in 6 years and we've eaten everywhere. Having dined many times at the likes Chef Mickey's, Boma, Crystal Palace, Cape May, Hollywood & Vine, all buffet style restaurants, the expectation was that Garden Grove would be a similar experience. Not at all. We had no... More 

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atlanta
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After looking over the menu we decided on the buffet. Plenty of excellent choices, they also have a omelet station for special orders. Beverage service was very efficient. Pluto & Goofy were both in the dining area which all the children seemed to enjoy having their photos taken. Buffet is a little pricey, $24.99 each. Food was good but not... More 

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Florida
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally come to this restaurant for its breakfast buffet when I am staying at the resort for a conference. The food selections are great and all are very tasty. The price is a bit high, but for a luxury resort during a conference, it is actually not that bad. I have always enjoyed my meal, the staff, and the... More 

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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here a few years ago but, based on the name, we didn't realize that it was the same place we had been until we got there. It was awful a few years ago and it was awful again this time. It took forever for the wait staff to realize we had arrived. Then it took an inordinate amount of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially looked like should be a good meal, not too busy, good salad selection and soup, arrived at opening time 11 of us incl 3 kids under 3. However kids menu hard to read... And no prices which we found out to horror at point of payment were $17 ... Absolutely shocking for what was on offer. More later. Rib... More 

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Nice, France
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated in the Swan hotel. I went there for lunch with a colleague. The food was good, quality is ok but nothing exceptional. I took a burger which had nothing exceptional, the meat was dry and no savour. The Chef's special Mac and cheese are really just reheated pasta with some industrial cheese melted in them. The... More 

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Washington, DC
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We started our Disney vacation with a character dinner at Garden Grove. The all-you-can-eat soup, salad, bread, and dessert is great while you wait for your ordered meal and the characters. Our kids were very excited to meet Pluto and Goofy, who spent several minutes each with our delighted children. The restaurant wasn't crowded, but we saw them turn away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-934-1613
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?