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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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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was not impressive in any way. The chicken was bland, no flavor. French fries almost cold. There was another dish which was good, though. Desert - looked good but none tasty. Characters (Minnie and Pluto) were friendly, but in a hurry (even though the restaurant was quite empty). At the end, coming together with a bill, options to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my 3 year old son with Pluto and Goofy!! Our server Larissa was great and made my son feel extra special for his birthday! Kathryn the restaurant manager also came over to our table to check on us a few times and also made my son feel extra special! Pluto and Goofy came over... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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488 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to dolphin every Christmas and live the menu at garden grove. My wife gets the paleo crunch cereal with fruit and I the eggs Benedict

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Thank Patrick W
Westfield, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and I was not impressed. The onion soup was overly salty. The fish tacos were bland and the red cabbage was very course. The portion size was large but without the taste it really doesn't matter. The meatball sub was dry. The French fries were mediocre. I would not return.

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Florida
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When something really stinks the place has to be called out. It began with the 4 of us having to wait to be seated for about 15-20 minutes which isn't a big deal normally but the place was not that busy on a Sunday morning. So they basically just made us wait for the sake of making us wait. Then... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crab leg and salmon were Delicious, lobster not Wow . the characters Were there and my kids relay had good time .

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Middleburg, Florida
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed in the Swan before (where the Garden Grove is located) and really enjoyed the buffet breakfasts in the Garden Grove. The Disney characters make their rounds for the kids (or kid inside us adults) and the breakfast choices are vast. However, our service all three mornings (by different waiters/waitresses) was below par for the price we paid. Not... More 

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Thank Dwight K
Sylvania, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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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
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?