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LeahA 04-10-2013 04:07 PM

Grand floridian cafe vs. Kona cafe
 
We will be at the MK and were looking to monorail it over to either the GF for lunch or the POLY for lunch. Both menus look good to me. We ate at Kona once for breakfast, but never for lunch. We have never dined anywhere at the GF. Which do you all prefer? :)

Disney Fool 04-10-2013 04:15 PM

Both!!!:thumbsup2

Ro Z 04-10-2013 04:24 PM

Love both. But the chocolate fondue is better at Kona. Hope this helps. :goodvibes

momofboyz3 04-10-2013 05:00 PM

I'm having the same exact dilemma!!! So glad you posted this. I am leaning Twd floridian cafe but Kona cafe looks more fun.

LeahA 04-10-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by momofboyz3 (Post 48068899)
I'm having the same exact dilemma!!! So glad you posted this. I am leaning Twd floridian cafe but Kona cafe looks more fun.

I have 3 boys too! Just trying to come up with some new ideas without breaking the bank!

Polybound 04-10-2013 05:27 PM

No question, Kona.

momofboyz3 04-10-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by LeahA (Post 48069037)

I have 3 boys too! Just trying to come up with some new ideas without breaking the bank!

:) boysss! I'm on the DDP so Im not thinking really about the price (never thought I would say that). The floridian cafe looks soothing & it's someplace I think I would love. Plus looking at the menu I know my boys will like the food. I think it's a calm escape from Magic kingdom (we will be doing RD to Wishes). As much as my boys enjoy a wild & fun time, they don't mind relaxing @ a nice place. ***** on the other side Kona looks like tons of fun w/ more food choices that the boys will love. Someone else recommended Whispering Canyon @ WL that u can take a boat to! But, that seems a bit loud although the most fun of them all!!!! Let me know what you decide! :) :) :)

mom2of2 04-10-2013 07:36 PM

Not sure why you think Kona would be tons of fun.....they don't have any activities or anything. For fun, go to WCC.

I love Kona's menu but have been wanting to try the GFC.

Maleficent Dragon 04-10-2013 08:12 PM

Kona's food is much better than Grand Floridian Cafe. We have tried GFC several times and have never been impressed. We left feeling like we wasted money. Counter service would have been better. :(

autumnpalm 04-10-2013 08:34 PM

I'm not sure I would describe Kona as fun- it has a great menu and consistently good reviews, however the atmosphere is pretty but kind of like a quiet coffee shop.

I would choose Kona over GFC and WCC, though!

dmaxphil 04-10-2013 08:53 PM

Had the steak for lunch at Kona during our Feb stay at Poly. It was not good. Tough and overseasoned. Wife had a brie-bacon burger (iirc) and it was fantastic.

momofboyz3 04-10-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mom2of2 (Post 48070500)
Not sure why you think Kona would be tons of fun.....they don't have any activities or anything. For fun, go to WCC.

I love Kona's menu but have been wanting to try the GFC.

I don't know... It was explained as "more fun than floridian cafe" again I've never been. So what do I know? **sorry *** I'm trying to figure out between those 2 restaurants as well so thanks for the feedback!

Ro Z 04-10-2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by momofboyz3 (Post 48071834)
I don't know... It was explained as "more fun than floridian cafe" again I've never been. So what do I know? **sorry *** I'm trying to figure out between those 2 restaurants as well so thanks for the feedback!

Kona seems more laid back than GFC. Just because of the GF itself. Not really the restaurants fault. Neither one is fun. No entertainment but KC is probably more casual. JMO

bluejasmine 04-11-2013 06:54 AM

I've been to both & I love experiencing both resorts! So I'd do one for breakfast & one for dinner!

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Ilivetogo 04-11-2013 08:18 AM

GFC is very beautiful. When we ate there (dinner) we skipped over from MK also. We found the food to be very very good! We loved it. Very upscale, pretty -- nice views ...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7...8d18ab90_b.jpg
IMGP7483 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

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View from our table:

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GF-DSCN0264 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

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IMGP7490 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

KONA was wonderful -- we ate there for breakfast (awesome!!) and dinner. This is much more relaxed-feeling. Pretty surroundings, of course - it's the Poly! (ha) Being "open" to the lobby area, it's a little noisier than GFC because people are walking/talking, music playing from lobby and shops, etc.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7...bc55d253_b.jpg
DSCN9261 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

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DSCN9262 by Ilivetogo toFL, on Flickr

I think they're both really great choices. They're both really good. If it was ME ... I'd go to the one I hadn't been to before - just so I could experience it. Especially with DDP ... you don't have to worry about the cost.

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