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Old 11-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #16
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If he doesn't like loud noises then definitely Garden Grill.

We love Chef Mickey's though and so did our 1 year old. She had a blast running around with Donald waving her napkin. I do think it gets a bad rap though. The food is not that bad in our opinion. And its a character meal and a buffet. I don't go thinking I'm going to get amazing world class food

We did Garden Grill too though on our 3rd night and it was a great way to ease her into character dining (I was afraid she would flip out if a character just popped up behind her because she cried our very first day when she met Mickey) because it wasn't so overwhelming.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #17
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We have not eaten at Garden Grill yet, but have given Chef Mickey's 3 chances to impress us, or even be decent and really it only got progressively worse with each visit.

The food quality was poor and the food temperatures were not appropriate. The buffet area was disgusting. Not only that but we have even had issues with the silverware cleanliness....seriously, on our last trip, I unrolled the silverware from the napkin to find that a brownie?? had been rolled up with them...how does that even happen???

Also, we have found (and maybe this is because of the "party" atmosphere) that although the characters would be making their way to every table to visit, that doesn't stop people from going up to the characters when they are at someone else's table. We missed two characters last time because of this issue.

I don't think you could pay my DD's to eat there again, they were so disappointed the last time, which is fine because we don't like it and now we don't have to go back.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #18
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Garden Grill here too. We have eaten at both and was disappointed with CM.

Cm - was bland and warm food. Nothing particularly enjoyable and was mediocre. The characters were ok, just felt like a conveyor belt madness. There was nothing private about it at all. Shame Liberty in MK stopped having characters. They were fantastic there.

GG - food was nice and loved the atmosphere. It felt private and no one was taking the character attention away. They sat at our table, pretending to eat dinner and draw with the kids. They even pulled me up to dance. I'm a huge GG fan. The staff were attentive too.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #19
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Chef mickey's!! The atmosphere is great and lots of fun, my daughters favorite place to go...i think the food is pretty good, not sure where all the hate and disappointment comes in for chef mickeys...its good food in my opinion and there is a bigger selection than garden grill...garden grill is quieter and nice as well but in comparing the 2 i woould take chef mickeys 10 out of 10 times...plus there is not much of a selection at the garden grill...both are good choices but we prefer chef mickeys...
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