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heartsy77
02-28-2005, 11:52 AM
We just returned from our wonderful Disney vacation Feb 14-19! We had dinner at Chef Mickey's and it was great! We also had dinner at the Crystal Palace, there was no compairson! Chef Mickey's had better food, atmosphere, and was a lot more variety! This was a huge suprise for me because I am a HUGE EEYORE fan, but the charecters where much more involved at Chef Mickey's. People with ps seating where lined for like 45 min waiting for a table at Crystal Palace! At Chef Mickey's we were seated within 5 minutes! I was so disspointed with the whole Crystal Palace meal, the children's bar was a joke 3 items! :earboy2:

vicceja
02-28-2005, 12:41 PM
Hi! :wave:

I'm so glad you had such a great time at Chef Mickey :cheer2: . On our trip in 2003 we had Breakfast there with my 3 boys - well me 2 1/2 year old had to sit outside the restaurant the entire time :guilty: . This year we are planning to have a Birthday Breakfast at Chef Mickey and my now 4 year old says he's ready for Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale :Pinkbounc . I think they are great and they really interact with all the kids. I'm also reserving Breakfast with Cindy...that ones just for me! :teeth:

Ely

2005 - POR June/July
2003 - AS June/July

rcraw45425
02-28-2005, 12:53 PM
glad you enjoyed it! It used to be one of our favorites but our trip in October found it lacking. They seemed very slow to replenish the food bars and they were not too great about keeping the bars wiped down (ie. spills). I agree about the character interaction though, it's one of the best ones for that. Characters each spent a good amount of time at our table.

DumboDreamer
03-02-2007, 02:35 PM
I am so gald you had a good time at Chef Mickey's I went there too! a year ago.adn we are heading back in April. tehe. well i am so excited. i loved the characters they had, and how the food we went for breakfast, and it was amzing, it had tones of variety and had every little detail. my favourite would have to be the french toast they had, the cinnomen covered. it was amzing. it was shaped as mickey, and it was delicous!! mhmm. good. :woohoo:
but we are still wondering about Crystal Palace. not so many good reviews but it sounds amazing. i heard some good stuff about it.and they say it's one of the best. so we might be heading there as well.. do you think i will be disappointed? well. i wanna make the best decisions.
:rolleyes:
:cheer2:

Cinderumbrella
03-02-2007, 02:39 PM
We have never been to CM for dinner (but breakfast is a must do for us everytime- even before we had kids!!).

However, ITA about CP dinner. We were so turned off by it last December that we didn't make any character buffet dinner ADR's this time. (Exception: Cinderella dinner at the GFC cafe(1900 is closed while we are there), here's hoping it's decent!)

ETA: We love CP breakfast, though. We always go at 8am so we are exiting just as the park opens for the day!

Dis1978
03-02-2007, 04:51 PM
Love Chef mickey for late breakfast - definitely has the best food.
Love Crystal palace for Pooh etc. No kid should miss it.

mickeysgirl17
03-02-2007, 05:17 PM
We love chef mickey's too!!

Cinderella1122
03-02-2007, 10:59 PM
I'm so glad to hear that chef mickey is so enjoyable! I'm planning on surprising my mom and dad with a breakfast here for their anniversary!

dawgfan
03-03-2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the review.

WETWHISTLE
03-03-2007, 01:35 PM
Would you say the breakfast at Chef Mickey's is better than the breakfast at Crystal Palace?

twoeeyy
03-03-2007, 02:22 PM
I am glad to hear it was enjoyable.

We ate dinner there in oct of 05 and it was GROSS, filthy , filthy, filthy. Last year we did not even try it but maybe this oct we will try it for breakfast.

Dis1978
03-03-2007, 05:57 PM
The breakfast at Chef mickey is much better than crystal palace but both are well worse doing.:cool1:

jenseib
03-03-2007, 08:10 PM
We are doing a Chef Mickey's breakfast next week. We are also doing a Crystal Palace dinner. What didn't you like about it. I hear so many mixed reviews. Do they have prime rib or any kid of good meat? I guess thats the most important to us. We can fool around with sides, but my DH and DD like meat!!:)

Minniespal
03-04-2007, 05:43 AM
Glad you enjoyed it:thumbsup2

Disney owl
03-08-2007, 05:29 AM
Sounds like you had a great meal

jenseib
03-08-2007, 05:37 PM
We got back from our trip today!
We did a Chef Mickey's Breakfast Tues. The food wasn't all that great. I liked the omelet, and a few other items. But the sausage gravy wasn't too good. Alot of it was kind of bland and needed salt! DH wasn't impressed at all. I would go back though for the characters. They were great and the food wasn't so bad to deter me. They also have fruit, donuts and cereal. I loved the pancakes and waffles as well!

castleri
03-08-2007, 07:05 PM
Did they have peel and eat shrimp on the buffet? We will be making ADRs next week and I think CM is one the rest of the gorup wants to do. We did it last year and the characters were great but the food made no impression on me at all. DD says there was shrimp - I don't remember. I am not a buffet fan these days so will be okay if there is shrimp and a good roast preferably prime rib along with some salad.

jenseib
03-08-2007, 08:24 PM
I don't know about CM's dinner. But Crystal Palace had both prime rib and peel and eat shrimp. I found the food there REALLY good! Pooh characters are there.

annie1995
03-08-2007, 09:15 PM
My kids loved Chef Mickeys. I really wasn't impressed with the food for dinner, but we loved the atmosphere. So we'll be back in September.

mom2my3kids
03-09-2007, 09:22 AM
It is on our list..:banana:

dfarner
03-09-2007, 02:17 PM
but we are still wondering about Crystal Palace. not so many good reviews but it sounds amazing. i heard some good stuff about it.and they say it's one of the best. so we might be heading there as well.. do you think i will be disappointed? well. i wanna make the best decisions.
:rolleyes:
:cheer2:

We have always had good experiences w/ food and characters at CP. I would try to experience it at least once.

lbullard
03-09-2007, 05:36 PM
Hi, I just made reservations for May 12 the day we arrive for dinner. The lady stated they had Prime Rib and peel shrimp salad and other. The dinner for 3 will cost about 75.00. Is it worth it? I really wanted to try Hoop De Loo, you know, but they only have 3 cat, can you still see from there or are those seats bad? Any advice on resturants, I have a boy age 8. We did Cinderella's Castle last year for dinner and my son love the kiss from her.

Please any advice on dinner the night we show would be great.
:dance3:

dfarner
03-09-2007, 07:01 PM
Hi, I just made reservations for May 12 the day we arrive for dinner. The lady stated they had Prime Rib and peel shrimp salad and other. The dinner for 3 will cost about 75.00. Is it worth it? I really wanted to try Hoop De Loo, you know, but they only have 3 cat, can you still see from there or are those seats bad? Any advice on resturants, I have a boy age 8. We did Cinderella's Castle last year for dinner and my son love the kiss from her.

Please any advice on dinner the night we show would be great.
:dance3:

Are you staying on property? I would suggest getting the dining plan if you are. For 3 of you it is about $90/day. I don't know about that category at Hoop de Doo so I can't comment on that. Other suggestions for restaurants would be Concourse Steakhouse at Contemporary, Crystal Palace at MK, and Coral Reef at Epcot.

Kazzy1548
03-09-2007, 07:17 PM
We booked one of our ADR's at Chef Mickey's , but don't know what to expect. Maybe will have to re-think about Cristal palace. We also just changed Mama Melrose for Wolfgang puck.... We keept reading that it'sgreat, plus my dd enjoys sushi. Wherever we will go, it will still be magical ,because we will be at WDW.:cool1:

Kazzy:cool2:

MelanieC
03-09-2007, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the review - We love CM too!

Steph9072
03-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Great to hear. I have recently canceled a ADR @ Crystal Palace for Whispering Canyon. But kept Chef Mickey's. So glad to hear how good of a time you all had. We will be eating dinner there in May.

Oh by the way I live in Tony Stewarts home town. I actually have seen him a few times around town. We love him here too.

MommaTinkerbell
03-09-2007, 10:50 PM
:confused3 We have ADR's on our trip...for dinner. Prime rib & shrimp sounds great. We thought a big breakfast would be the wrong way to go(aka-nap required). So we booked dinner.....please, someone give me a great review so I will feel better. This is our only character meal and buffett planned.popcorn::

Cannot_Wait_4Disney
03-10-2007, 01:26 AM
Would you say the breakfast at Chef Mickey's is better than the breakfast at Crystal Palace?

Cant tell you about CM's breakfast. But our breakfast at CP was first rate. Exceeded all expectations. The characters were wonderful. CP had a station where the guy cooked omelets up fresh on the spot with whatever you wanted in em. He'd also throw it all in and scramble it if you wanted too or he'd fry one for you if you wanted. They had a breakfast lasagna that sounded totally gross in the description. But it was awesome!!! They had all the usual stuff plus a hashed brown caserole that was good. They also had a southwester egg caserole that was really good. The breakfast was so good we tried dinner. It was passable but we were very disappointed. It fell way short of the breakfast. We had a long wait outside. It was easy to identify who's fault it was too. Whoever was in charge that night stank. The rest of the staff knew what they were doing. The in charge didn't have enough sense to get out of their way and let them do their jobs.

Did they have peel and eat shrimp on the buffet? We will be making ADRs next week and I think CM is one the rest of the gorup wants to do. We did it last year and the characters were great but the food made no impression on me at all. DD says there was shrimp - I don't remember. I am not a buffet fan these days so will be okay if there is shrimp and a good roast preferably prime rib along with some salad.

Chef Mickey's has had both prime rib and peel em and eat em shrimp every time we've gone. We hit it on Fridays. Menu's change a lot on buffets so no guarantees. We had a delicious seafood salad with shrimp and scallops in it and also a nicely done seafood penne. YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!

Dis1978
03-10-2007, 08:58 AM
I would suggest changing to a breakfast reservation at CM because their breakfast is sooooo good. My kids are counting the days until they go for their mickey waffles.:banana: For dinner we much prefer Boma or Marrakesh.

mom2my3kids
03-10-2007, 11:36 AM
:confused3 We have ADR's on our trip...for dinner. Prime rib & shrimp sounds great. We thought a big breakfast would be the wrong way to go(aka-nap required). So we booked dinner.....please, someone give me a great review so I will feel better. This is our only character meal and buffett planned.popcorn::


We also are going to book for dinner, we are not big breakfast eaters. A small roll or some fruit holds us over till lunch.

GOOFYDONALDMICKEY
03-15-2007, 11:57 AM
We always try to hit Chef Mickey's on every trip.

GreatLakes5
04-04-2007, 07:18 PM
I've gone to Crystal Palace since my first visit waaaay back when with mom and dad - back in the dark ages before reservations. We walked into this atrium-like restaurant and were in awe. Went again this past January for dinner. It was pretty, daughter loved the Pooh characters, adult food was phenomenal, kid food average (though to them it was exactly what they like)...only real complaint was the lengthy wait to sit in spite of reservations.

I do think it's a place to experience at least once - love both breakfast and dinner though dinner wait seems much longer for seating.

graciegirlie
04-04-2007, 08:58 PM
We ate at both CM & CP for breakfast last sept. I am so looking forward to CP but we are skipping CM for our Dec trip. Characters were great at CM but food was bland. CP was sooo good. My fav breakfast buffet was 1900 Park Fare, CP close second, for food and Cape May for the characters. We also did CRT and Norway Princess for dinner and CRT is not great food for dinner or character interaction, Akershus had such good food and great character interaction.

marcyinPA
04-05-2007, 03:10 PM
We love Chef Mickey's for dinner. It's a must-do for us on the first night of every trip! This year we're also doing the CP for breakfast. It's been about 9 years since we've done that one, so we're looking forward to it!

Marcy