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7 Things to Know About Grand Floridian Café

The Grand Floridian Café is one of our favorite spots to enjoy when are at the Grand Floridian. If you haven’t tried this one, you definitely need to.  If you are considering it for your next trip, then you definitely want to know these 7 things about Grand Floridian Café:


7 – The location is very convenient.

If the name didn’t give it away, the restaurant is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. It is on the 1st floor of the resort in the main building, so it is easily accessible from the monorail, water transportation, and bus transportation. It is especially convenient if you are coming from the Magic Kingdom since there are multiple options to get to the Grand Floridian Resort from there.

6 – Another dining location beside the restaurants at the Magic Kingdom.

If you are trying to find a place to dine and want a table service location, you may find that it is nice to get a little bit of a break from the park and eat at the resort. There are typically fewer crowds at the resort, and it is much easier to get into, especially if you don’t have a reservation. If you are looking for a last-minute reservation or a walk-up spot, then you may be more likely to find it at Grand Floridian Café than at the restaurants located inside the park. You still get a delicious meal and fantastic service without as much of the chaos. It is definitely a win-win.

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5 – The theme and atmosphere are beautiful.

The restaurant is perfectly themed to match the resort. It has the feel of a fancy, English tea party with all of the white décor and elegant finishings. It has a quiet atmosphere that feels more peaceful than many of the other restaurants that are typically roaring with activity and movement. This location feels much more laid back and is a great place to relax for a meal with the entire family. You get the feeling of a fancy place without the lavish price tag, and feeling like kiddos won’t have a good time there. It is the best of all worlds.

4 – It’s a kid-friendly location.

Even though the Grand Floridian Café looks like a location that may be on the ritzy, elegant side, it is actually very kid-friendly. The restaurant has menu items that the kids will enjoy and is a welcoming atmosphere for the entire family. There is a lot of booth seating, which is also great for smaller kids so that they have a little bit more freedom than they have sitting in a regular chair. Our kiddos love it there and getting to hear the orchestra playing in the lobby before and after the meal.


3 – The food is delicious.

It really is fantastic food. The breakfast options are classic, yet still classy and a notch above what you might expect. You can even get shrimp cocktail, quiches, and a smoked salmon platter in addition to classics like pancakes, waffles, bacon, and eggs. For dinner, you will find steak, shrimp and grits, pork chops, and more. They are dressed up a little more than what you might be used to, but oh so delicious. The Mocha Pot de Crème is one of my favorite desserts, and I have to save room for it every time we go. You will definitely love a meal here!

2 – The service is fantastic.

The service really is impressive at all Walt Disney World restaurants, especially compared to so many restaurants around the United States. Still, we have always had a great experience each visit at this restaurant. The servers are accommodating and great to talk to. We always try to strike up a conversation with our servers when we dine at Disney, and it definitely makes a huge difference in our enjoyment of the entire meal.

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1 – The food is moderately priced compared to other restaurants at the resort.

Editor’s Note: At this time, dining plans are temporarily suspended, but will return.

The dinner entrees range from $21-33, which is pretty reasonably priced compare to other dining locations at the resort. The resort is home to 2 Signature Dining experiences and the most expensive, luxurious meal on property. These experiences are quite costly, so for a family on a budget, this is an excellent alternative to some of the other restaurants at the resort.


Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!
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