The large Crystal Palace buffet restaurant may trace its name to the glass and iron building built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, reconceived as a Victorian fantasy and apparently recently renovated. As one of only three sit down restaurants in the Magic Kingdom it is crowded and without reservations ( and perhaps with them as well it seems ) waits can approach an hour despite the size of the facility. Decor is ornate in a perfunctory way - indeed the entire operation reflects the Disney Mentality.
Expensive at $40+ pp plus an added 18% gratuity for basically cleaning the table and taking drink orders, Crystal Palace is not cheap. And the service here was nothing special either, although the server did make an effort to encourage the grandchildren to interact with the Disney Characters from Winnie the Pooh. There were simply too few characters for the number of guests. The tables were close together but somehow the buffet lines were not bad at all.
Sooner or later one has to eat the food. The menu promises something for everyone and ostensibly succeeds. Breads, salads, a soup, pastas, peel and eat shrimp, roast beef, salmon, chicken, turkey, a carving station, an abundance of sides, and several dessert selections - mass produced obviously, some selections are decent but one cannot know which as they approach the tables. As I recall, the turkey was safer than the roast beef, the desserts including an apple cobbler and my beloved p's bread pudding actually pretty good.
Avoid the dishwater recycled as coffee.
How can you go to the USA, home of McD's and not pay a visit to the world's largest McDonalds!? In addition to the regular McDonalds menu, you can choose from a large variety of meals from the Bistro Gourmet menu.
There's a play place and arcade games to keep the kids amused.
Open 24 hours.
Mango Joe's Café Ole is one of the many restaurants/café you can find inside SeaWorld and it is located near Shamu's Happy Harbor.
The food and the service was quite good especially if you're hungry and you spent a full day in SeaWorld :)! You can eat in the patio or indoor.
Favorite Dish: I can suggest to taste the following dishes: Combo Fajita Sandwich: tender marinated meats freshly grilled and full of flavor. As dessert you can eat a pudding and drinks coke.
located in the thornton park area of downtown orlando the wildside bar & grill is a fun place to have lunch or dinner. known for their huge barbecue sandwiches they also have a varied menu offering meat, chicken, and seafood. a fun and inexpensive restaurant.
The Crystal Palace is a Character Buffet that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. While you enjoy your meal Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore visit the tables. The Crystal Palace is a lrge Restaurant locate din the Magic Kingdom right off of Main Street. Reservations are suggested and I think it's a must since slots fill up very quickly especially for breakfast. We always make reservations for breakfast since it is one of our favorite meals of the day and the breakfast here is very good. I have eaten at other Disney buffets and this one is the best food quality, taste and service hands down.
You can't miss the Crystal Palace with it's beautiful Victorian structure and large porch. Check in withthe hostess and give her your name. They call your pary and bring you inside to be seated. Inside the dining area is large with light colored walls and an open, airy feeling. The centerpiece of the dining room is the Tigger, Pooh, Eyeore and Piglet colorful topiaries at the entrance. There are several table throughout the dining room that can accomodate as small a party as two people up to whole families of 10 or more.
Liz is a huge Tigger fan and always has a breakfast here when she is in Disney. I ialways indulge her wish and agree to breakfast here when we visit Disney. The breakfast is always excellent with a large selectons of : Mickey Waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, cereals, fruit, cheeses and assorted pastry.
Characters such as Tigger, Pooh, Eyeore and Piglet roam from table to table signing autographs and taking pictures with guests. Liz enjoys taking pictures with the characters more than any child I have seen. Her favorite character is Tigger but she has to hug all of them. She even told Piglet that she had just eaten her for breakfast much to Piglet horror.
$18.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids (3-yrs old) for breakfast.
Favorite Dish: The Mickey Waffles here are very good and cooked perfectly. The eggs here are very good and it's hard to decide between fried, scrambled or an omlette. The bacon and sausage are tasty and cooked well. The fruit selection is good and the fruit is very fresh and delicious. I am always happy with my breakfast here and leave with a full stomach.
Liz loves here Mickey Waffles and enjoys sprinkling them with brown sugar and maple syrup for a tasty sweet treat. She has her own way of eating her Mickey Waffle: at the ears first so Mickey can't hear himself screaming....
Best wings in the world! Love this place, great food, great atmosphere, cheap food and drinks. Lots of large TV's showing all kinds of sport so if the big game's on this is the place to come. Highly recommended.
Food was good but the restaurant had a very funny atmosphere. It was like all the staff had just been told they were being made redundant. Everyone was miserable, some seemed to be having arguments with each other. While the food was good it was also very over priced. I guess that's due to its location?? but saying that not far away is UNO bar and grill which was excellent with very good food and good price's. There are loads of places to eat in Orlando so avoid this one and go elsewhere.
Shake-N-Steak is a chain restaurant found throughout most of the Midwest & the Southern States. Luckily they are also in Florida with several locations in Orlando. This makes a great break from the "Disney"fare that abounds in Orlando. They serve simple American food for lunch & breakfast. Feeding a family of 5 in DisneyWorld is no trivial matter and going to this place makes everyone happy and budget-conscious.
Favorite Dish: I love their grilled chicken sandwiches for its simplicity and the fact that they can do it my way.
Their milkshakes and malts are very tasty too.
Fabulous atmosphere and great seafood dishes. They also have burgers and chicken. Amazing tropical aquariums, rainstorms every haf hour and animated animals. Always packed and always has a wait so get there before you reach the point of starving.
I have been to the one at Animal Kingdom and the one at Downtown Disney. Both were great. Pricey but not outrageous. $15-25 per person
Favorite Dish: Shrimp trio. Great sauces. Fresh seafood.
We had woken up early and were headed out to catch our cruise ship. We decided to grab breakfast on the way out of Orlando. When I suggested IHOP, Liz was all for it. The IHOP was pretty large and we were seated immediately. The service here was quick and friendly. As always were were very happy with our food and were able to head off to catch the boat with plenty of extra time.
Favorite Dish: Liz had her favorite the Cinnamon Bun French Toast and an Ice Tea. I ordered the Strawberry French Toast and an Iced Tea. We're never dissapointed by the food here, it is consistenly good at all IHOP locations we have visited.
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