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    The Crystal Palace: Magical Place in the Magic Kingdom Park

    by starship Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    As I've probably mentioned before, one of the special things you can do while at Walt Disney World is to pick a few very special restaurants to enjoy your meals and dining with Disney characters is a very special thing to do. Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom park is not only beautiful architecturally but a wonderful place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet style. The very pleasant interior design is warm and welcoming and comfortable, there are always special flower arrangements or displays which follow the seasons. There is a very large variety of food choices for all meals served here, but the lunch and dinner offerings are really special, and everyone should find something they like.

    Try the Mickey-shaped waffles for breakfast along with some of your favorite American breakfast classics. For lunch you will find everything from appetizers to salads, to entrees and all types of desserts. You'll have to try a little of everything in that department IF you have any space left in your stomach after you've had one of the following: citrus marinated flank steak, BBQ tenderloin, flame roasted chicken, Atlantic salmon, green Thai chicken curry, vegetable pasta, pizza, etc. I'm sure you'll have room for Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Mango Flan, Double Chocolate Brownies, Tres Leches Cake, Apple Cobbler, Banana Bread Pudding with Bailey's Irish Cream Sauce, soft-serve ice cream, etc., etc.,

    NOTE: OLDER PRICING LISTED BELOW:

    Breakfast Buffet is served 8 - 10:30 am; $18.99 for adults; $10.99 for children 3 - 9
    Lunch Buffet is served 11:30 - 3pm; $20.99 for adults; $11.99 for children 3-9
    Dinner Buffet is served 4pm to park closing; $27.99 for adults; $12.99 for children 3-9

    Favorite Dish: You wouldn't particularly call the food here gourmet, but they do a very nice job of offering a well-rounded menu and very good food. Reservations are strongly recommended and I can tell you from experience you will definitely need reservations unless you are prepared to wait for a while to get in.

    Disney characters from Winnie the Pooh and most all of Winnie the Pooh 's friends such as my favorite, "Tigger" they will come around to delight your children, and you too! Love those Mickey Waffles!!

    The magnificent architecture of the Crystal Palace Gosh they're cute! My Tigger in Flowers Eyore in Flower Form Winnie the Pooh with Guess Who
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    Pat O'Brien's: Loved this place!

    by joysmart Written Oct 13, 2014

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    We landed at this restaurant after a bad experience at Emeril's. Turned out to be a blessing. We loved everything about this place. We could eat in the lounge, taking in a dueling piano show, or enjoy the warm evening on the outdoor patio - which we did. Service was quick, but not rushed. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Even had Hurricanes in souvenier glasses. A great meal and great time!

    Favorite Dish: Cajun Mac & Cheese - the sauce wasn't too heavy. A delicious combination of flavors. Portion size just right.
    Also, loved the beignets!

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    Emeril's Orlando: Don't waste your time

    by joysmart Written Oct 13, 2014

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    We arrived at this restaurant at 8pm and asked to be seated in the bar (for dinner). We were completely ignored for 15 minutes before someone told us there was no table service (although the bar has approx. 20 tables!). With all the great places to eat in CityWalk, don't waste your time here. Turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it is VERY pricey.

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    Fuddruckers: A cut above the rest

    by alancollins Written Feb 19, 2014

    I love a trip to Fuddruckers. You make a choice from their extensive menu, decide how you want it cooked and what extras you would like. You pay up front and sit down to await you meal. Having received your meal you then visit the fresh produce bar and decide what you want to place on top of the burger and what sauces you what. Construction complete, it's time to get stuck in. If I eat there at lunch time I usually do not require anymore to eat for the rest of the day.

    Favorite Dish: I love an original half pound Fudd topped with cheese, complete with onion rings & fries. I usually pile salad on the side and have a strawberry milkshake to drink.

    They also sell cake

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    Burger 21: Mmmmmm..yum!

    by GreenOlive Written Oct 3, 2013

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    On my first day in Orlando i decided to visit the Mall at Millenia and on the way back to the hotel i ordered a burger from Burger 21 (located across the street from the mall).
    I had a Spicy Thai Shrimp Burger: shrimp burger, lettuce, tomato, Sriracha aïoli, hot chili slaw, pure Sriracha, toasted sesame bun! Yum! I also ordered a portion of half sweet/half regular french fries. They had a huge selection of dipping sauces. Everything was delicious!

    Favorite Dish: Spicy Thai Shrimp Burger

    Yum!
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    Crystal Palace: Upscale Buffet with Disney Characters

    by nicolaitan Written Sep 23, 2012

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    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.

    carving station buffet stations

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    McDonald's: World's largest McDonald's!

    by UKDaisy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Mango Joe's Café Ole: A good dinner

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Sep 17, 2010

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    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.

    SeaWorld
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    american: wildside bar & grill

    by doug48 Updated Dec 26, 2009

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    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.

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    The Crystal Palace: The Crystal Palace

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 18, 2009

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    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....

    Mickey Waffles Tigger and Liz Liz & Piglet Liz & Eyore Liz & Pooh
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    buffalo wild wings: best wing's in the world!

    by nwestwood Written Nov 4, 2009

    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.

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    Cattleman’s Steakhouse & Saloon: over priced and very odd atmosphere

    by nwestwood Written Nov 4, 2009

    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.

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    Steak-N-Shake: Fresh Budget Food

    by jumpingwithnorman Written May 12, 2009

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    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.

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    Rainforest Cafe: Rainforest Cafe Great Food and Atmosphere

    by sunloverinatlanta Updated Apr 2, 2009

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    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.

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    Great Breakfast before Heading for our Cruise: IHOP

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 4, 2009

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    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.

    Strawberry French Toast Cinnamon Bun French Toast
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