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tofubeast
09-17-2007, 01:47 PM
I have read some pretty iffy reviews on here esp about dinner. :sad2: We are having breakfast at Chef Mickeys (DH and I) and thought it would be fun to be with the "old school" disney characters. I am not expecting a 5 star dining experience, but will breakfast be at least good? :confused3 Just curious to hear your thoughts. We are going to be eating at Crystal Palace for dinner...so I do not want to switch and eat breakfast there as well.

THANKS!

PrincessHope84
09-17-2007, 01:57 PM
I have read some pretty iffy reviews on here esp about dinner. :sad2: We are having breakfast at Chef Mickeys (DH and I) and thought it would be fun to be with the "old school" disney characters. I am not expecting a 5 star dining experience, but will breakfast be at least good? :confused3 Just curious to hear your thoughts. We are going to be eating at Crystal Palace for dinner...so I do not want to switch and eat breakfast there as well.

THANKS!

I've been to Chef Mickey's for breakfast and I can honestly say that it was the best dining experience I had for breakfast in Disney World! It was so much fun! All of the characters came over to our table a couple of times. The food is great. There is a wide variety to choose from. I'm evening going back to Chef Mickey's with my DBF on our trip. I've also been to Crystal Palace for dinner and it was great there too! They had a large variety of food as well. They even decorated the table for my Birthday and the characters gave me a card and they all signed it. It was a great time! I think you will be VERY happy with both places!!!:thumbsup2 :woohoo:

cassie714
09-17-2007, 02:00 PM
Hi we just returned and we ate at chef mickey's for breakfast and dinner. Our party throughly enjoyed both. The selection for breakfast was good. All sorts of pastries, fruits etc. mickey waffles, pancakes, all of the usual breakfast fare. We are not picky eaters but I really think just about everyone would be happy there for breakfast. We enjoyed dinner too but everyone has their own tastes. We had 5 kids with us so it was a great dinner option.

*DisMom*
09-17-2007, 02:01 PM
We've been to Chef Mickey's several times. The character interaction is awesome, and the food is pretty good too...lots to choose from. We are going again over Thanksgiving!:goodvibes

edcrbnsoul
09-17-2007, 02:02 PM
Chef Mickeys for Breakfast is one of my favorites, don't worry about it I have yet to find somewhere in WDW that someone doesn't like it and the critics are usually louder than the supporters.

CamColt
09-17-2007, 02:41 PM
Chef Mickeys for Breakfast is one of my favorites, don't worry about it I have yet to find somewhere in WDW that someone doesn't like it and the critics are usually louder than the supporters.

Well said! :thumbsup2 If you look enough you will find all different experiences for every restaurant.

Personally, I have had many excellent brekafasts and 2 great dinners at Chef Mickeys.

tink's girls
09-17-2007, 03:38 PM
We loved our experience at Chef Mickey's (breakfast) the last time and have an ADR for our upcoming trip as well. A lot of fun and good food too! Have a great time!!!!!!!!:goodvibes

TheRatPack
09-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Although we do think it's loud and we don't like the way the restrooms are set up for dining guest....we book it every year on our ADR's :) We enjoy the food and the character interaction is good too.

You won't be disappointed....it's good basic food and great service and characters :)

septbaby
09-17-2007, 03:41 PM
I asked my 5yo (turning 6) for his top three things at Disney:

1. Characters

2. Chef Mickey's (we had breakfast there and celebrated his birthday)

3. Goofy's Barnstormer

He had so much fun at Chef Mickey's he didn't eat enough. We had him in McDonald's in DTD a few hours later! His fun started as soon as he got the pager. Seeing the characters, watching the monorail whiz by, napkin waving he was very stimulated! We are going back for dinner on our trip next summer. Mom and I paid OOP for this meal and felt we got good value too. Mom loved the Goofy's veggie lasagna and I LOVED the 3 cheese eggs. Also you've just gotta have a Mickey waffle at Chef Mickey's right. By the way, we had an 11am ADR and had fresh food the entire time.

I didn't eat again until after Spectromagic that night! I was that full from CMs.

ILoveDisney&Cruising
09-17-2007, 03:46 PM
We eat at Chef Mickey's for breakfast on almost every trip! We've always enjoyed the characters & the food is good, imho.

Enjoy!!

Aye Sea Turtles
09-17-2007, 04:11 PM
We loved Chef Mickey's breakfast, no complaints here at all. Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. I am sure a lot of folks would disagree with me, though...everyone has different taste. My advice is to go and decide for yourself. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as we did! :thumbsup2

mom2aredhead
09-17-2007, 04:19 PM
We've done breakfast twice and dinner once and each experience was very good. My husband has now requested we go for dinner instead of breakfast, but only because he really liked their prime rib.
Just go with realistic expectations. It is not quiet, intimate, or gourmet. It is good buffet food with fun character interaction.
It's on our "must do" list for every trip.

goofy4tink
09-17-2007, 04:56 PM
I will say that my family has been very strong Chef Mickey supporters in the past. But, we had the worst dinner there in August...it was bad on many fronts. But, that was a first in about 10 dinners there. But, breakfast has always been very good. In fact, although I did have that bad experience last month, I did just book breakfast at Chef Mickeys for my Jan trip with my dd who has never been to WDW. She needs to experience Mickey at CM's!!!!

jess20k
09-17-2007, 04:58 PM
The food is nothing to write home about, but it is a fun atmosphere! So, I think that you should give it a try.

GinnyFavers
09-17-2007, 05:23 PM
Breakfast is fine. Eaten their breakfast buffet twice, now. I've had way worse, they don't have anything gourmet but they don't mess it up, and the character interaction and overall festive energy is really fun.

GoofTroop
09-17-2007, 06:36 PM
Our first time eating at Chef Mickey's (breakfast) was in 2004. My family (DH, DS12, DD8, and DS4) loved it. I really didn't care for it too much. The food was fine, it was just very loud and chaotic. However, my (then) youngest DS is autistic and I was building up my own anxiety about being in there with him with all the commotion. But he did OK.

Fast forward to 2006. We plan another trip to WDW, but have added another child to our family (youngest DS is now 2). My sister, her husband, and their new baby (their DS is 3 months older than our youngest) joined us as well. My kids and DH all request Chef Mickey's again for breakfast. I forwarn my sister, who's never been to Chef Mickey's before, that it's not all that great, it's loud, chaotic, etc. They say that's OK and want to go as well. So we go......Afterwards, my sister tells me "I enjoyed Chef Mickey's and the food. Not at all what I expected after your view on it." So, out of 9 people, I'm the only that doesn't care for it. Truly, it's not the food though, it's the LOUDNESS and craziness that I don't care for....But my family LOVES it! Including my son who's autistic (and is now 7)

We're heading back to WDW in January.....Guess what?

They've requested breakfast at Chef Mickey's again!

Sorry, this got to be a novel! LOL

Elizabeth

Tinkerbell1013
09-17-2007, 07:04 PM
I've never been to Chef Mickey's either, first time will be this upcoming December. I am definately feeling good about our breakfast choice after reading this thread! Yummm...Mickey waffles.

tofubeast
09-17-2007, 07:47 PM
Yes, reading all these responses to my post make me feel perfectly fine with dining with Mickey and co. THANKS! :thumbsup2

trypnotic
09-17-2007, 08:21 PM
We had an excellent Chef Mickey's breakfast! I loved the food and the interaction from the characters. I think our enjoyment largely had to do with the fact that we had one of the first ADR's of the morning and there were only a handful of people dining there with us so LOTS of attention from the characters. The only awful thing was the photo package they tried to sell us.

Aye Sea Turtles
09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
The only awful thing was the photo package they tried to sell us.

We avoided that by simply skipping the "photo op" altogether. I would highly recommend doing so if you don't care about getting an overpriced keepsake photo and wish to avoid a sales pitch while you are dining! :rotfl:

KBR3sComp4Micky!
09-17-2007, 09:17 PM
I have read some pretty iffy reviews on here esp about dinner. :sad2: We are having breakfast at Chef Mickeys (DH and I) and thought it would be fun to be with the "old school" disney characters. I am not expecting a 5 star dining experience, but will breakfast be at least good? :confused3 Just curious to hear your thoughts. We are going to be eating at Crystal Palace for dinner...so I do not want to switch and eat breakfast there as well.

THANKS!

OH YES! My kids were 19, 10 and 12. We loved it last december.

septbaby
09-17-2007, 09:25 PM
I actually bought that awful expensive photo package. It was his first trip and birthday (they added a Mickey HBday tothe photo). I bought no other Disney items, on the trip.

marivaid
09-17-2007, 09:32 PM
I wouldn't worry about breakfast. The food is very good and there's a lot of things to choose from.
We have dinner booked and usually I don't let negative reviews influence me, but gosh there's a LOT of them and all pretty much say the same thing.

Lyon_King
09-18-2007, 10:45 AM
We ate there for breakfast a couple years ago, and ate lunch and dinner there over Labor day weekend... We liked it alot. All 9 adults and one infant.
We already made reservations for our Thanksgiving trip.
The food is good, especially considering it's a buffet, and the atmosphere is great.

Ron from Michigan
09-18-2007, 10:56 AM
We have eaten at Chef Mickeys for breakfast and really enjoyed it.

Freyja
09-18-2007, 11:02 AM
We´ve had breakfast a couple of times at Chef Mickey´s and loved it both times. But then again the character interaction is more important to us than the food. Food was good though and of a great variety.

mslclark
09-18-2007, 12:02 PM
I've never had breakfast at CM, but we had dinner there a few weeks ago, and the food was very good. I think we had the best character experience we've ever had at a character meal.

lustergirl
09-18-2007, 01:08 PM
favorite place to eat for breakfast- enjoy!!

Surfingstitch
09-18-2007, 05:53 PM
Dinner was great, still trying to get in for a breakfast though.

Muffy
09-19-2007, 06:14 AM
My DD and her BF had breakfest at Chef Mickey's in Aug and thought it was great. They also had dinner there but enjoyed the breakfest better.

PJinNYC
09-19-2007, 07:34 AM
We did a Chef Mickey breakfast on our last trip and really enjoyed it! There was plenty of good foods to choose from.

Highly gourmet? No. But the crowd there tends to be there for the characters. I thought that there was a really nice selection of foods.

I would do it again.

Treacle44
09-19-2007, 07:35 AM
We loved it, the buffet choice was great and plentiful and the characters soent a lot of time with us.

DW Dad
09-19-2007, 08:03 AM
We've gone there for breakfast the last three years. I'm about to make ADR's for our upcoming trip, and the 1 place the kids want to go is Chef Mickey's for breakfast. I love it to, but wanted to try a different character breakfast this time around, but they still want Chef Mickeys. So I may have to book two even though my wife doesn't like that idea. It's loud, but the food is good for a buffet and the characters always spend a good amount of time with the kids.

jmkrat
09-19-2007, 08:20 AM
I really enjoyed Chef Mickey's for breakfast. They have a big variety of foods, actually the most I have seen at a buffet. Don't read to much into reviews. they are nice to read but every one has different tastes and opinions on food. What is great to one may not be great to another. It goes both ways. You have to try it for yourself. I have read rave reviews restuarants and with that decided to book it. When I actually went, I did not like the food or service. The atmospere is great a Chef Mickey's too. Have fun and relax.:)

DarthKTrava
09-19-2007, 06:39 PM
I thought the food was good at Chef Mickey's. We were able to walk up and get a table. Service was great and there was lots of food to choose from. Enough to keep one full until that evening.

jimmytammy
09-19-2007, 06:41 PM
We have only eaten breakfast there on 3 seperate occasions, but each time has been good.

vasusan
09-20-2007, 09:05 AM
We just returned and enjoyed our first visit to Chef Mickey. We all enjoyed our breakfast. This was my sons favorite meal. He is 13, so it was not the character interaction he liked. The food was fresh and there was a large variety. There was a tower of fresh fruit- apples and bananas. The selection of danish, coffee cake, donuts etc was very nice. We would return.

RJD
09-20-2007, 09:10 AM
I've never had dinner at Chef Mickey's so I can't comment on that. But as for breakfast, it's our favorite (O'Hanas is a close second). We always do Chef Mickey's our first morning at WDW.