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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Ohana vs chef mickeys?

I've never been to either. I'm looking for a fun atmosphere and decent food. (Sausage. Waffles. Cinnamon rolls etc)

What are your experiences?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Ohana for dinner and chef Mickey for breakfast
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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Can I suggest Crystal Palace for breakfast? It is our favorite. We love to get there for an 8:05 reservation before the park opens and take great pictures in front of the castle. The food is yummy and the characters are fun. We have never been to Ohanas for breakfast, but we LOVE their supper.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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Is ohana's dinner food kid friendly? When I looked at menu before it seemed like mostly meat and my son is not a big meat eater.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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I agree. I love Crystal Palace. The food is so delicious!
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Can I suggest Crystal Palace for breakfast? It is our favorite. We love to get there for an 8:05 reservation before the park opens and take great pictures in front of the castle. The food is yummy and the characters are fun. We have never been to Ohanas for breakfast, but we LOVE their supper.

There is 3 kinds of meat, noodles, potstickers, salad, bread, and wings. Honestly i didn't care for the food AT ALL. Very over hyped place. The breakfast is great thou!! Love it. You get mickey waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, pineapple bread, fruit, and i think that's all. The atmosphere is gorgeous, and its a nice and relaxing time. I highly recommend it.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Crystal palace is great and very kid friendly. Can't wait to try Ohana this time around. Have heard all good things about it
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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To be very honest, I have been to both and found the character breakfast at Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club resort to be better food wise - quality, and different things- and the character interaction better. Not so crowded and noisy.. And the walk to Epcot afterwards is so peaceful. Just my 2 cents
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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chef mickey's = bad food.

For that MK area:

breakfast - best Kona...GF Cafe also good...if you have to have the characters, then Park Fare or Crystal Palace.

Ohana ok for dinner - not great - but ok. used to be far better. alternatives in the area are all the Signatures, kona again, whispering canyon, avoid the park...no good grub available. highly suggest artists point...never gets that much love, but some VARIETY and a good spot/dining.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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Is ohana's dinner food kid friendly? When I looked at menu before it seemed like mostly meat and my son is not a big meat eater.
Yes, when dd was younger she at only kid's stuff and now that she's older when we go to WDW she still mainly eats kid's stuff lol! But O'Hanas has access to kid's menu items like Grilled Cheese, hot dogs, etc...I think whatever Kona has they can offer that there. (dd was a big grilled cheese eater and some things never change)
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #10
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Ohana offers kid's meals. My daughter had the choice of chicken nuggets, hot dog, hamburger, grilled cheese, pb&j, and macaroni and cheese. Even if they get a kid's meal they can still eat the other food that is brought out for the table.

My family all really loved Ohana. We loved the atmosphere and the food the night we went was really good. Chef Mickey's...ummm YUCK!
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:48 AM   #11
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I've never been to either. I'm looking for a fun atmosphere and decent food. (Sausage. Waffles. Cinnamon rolls etc)

What are your experiences?
Breakfast wise - Chef Mickeys will have more variety. I think Chefs gets a bad reputation. It is good and we have had fun here with the fab 5.

Breakfast wise - Ohana - great characters & juice. I wish there was more of a variety here. I do not like sausage or waffles. I wanted the potatoes to be more hash brown quality and they are not. That being said, it is fun but this does not take away from the experience of Ohana at breakfast.

Dinner Chef Mickeys - it is not as bad as people make it out to be. The dessert is good Oreo ganache mickeys are very good and the make your sundae bar is very good. Sides have a nice variety. I think part of the problem at Chefs is that the buffet is small and the restaurant is always crowded so there is not always a huge variety of food and at times it looks dirty because of the traffic and food is not always replenished fast enough. Also, protein selections here are lacking at times.

Dinner Ohana - I think Ohana gets a bad rep at times also. It is a very good at dinner, we love it. We have only had 1 bad experience here out of all our visits. We like the food here but the point is the food has to appeal to you. We do not lime sushi or fish, we avoid these restaurants because we do not like it. This is also another very busy restaurant that is often over booked. We really like the noodles, wings, potstickers, sauce, I like some of the meats but not all. I like the dessert but it is too sweet for me so I eat a small portion and leave the rest to Dd & DH to devour. Yes, they do have kids menu which is wonderful.


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I've never been to either. I'm looking for a fun atmosphere and decent food. (Sausage. Waffles. Cinnamon rolls etc)

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We have been to both for breakfast and to Ohana for dinner also. We liked Ohana so much better. We are not fans of buffets at all, so Chef Mickeys wasn't a winner for us. We knew it going in but wanted to experience it at least once. The characters seemed rushed and the food just meh.

The Ohana breakfast is good and delivered to your table family style, which we like much better. They have scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage and waffles. Also the pineapple bread and juice...yum! No cinnamon rolls tho. We thought the character interaction at Ohana breakfast was fantastic each of the 4 times we have done it.

Ohana for dinner is good too but really too much food, and that is coming from a family who likes to eat. My DH likes it but agrees too much food. It is just ok for me but Im not a big meat eater. The dessert is the BOMB tho and who doesn't like a Lapu Lapu??
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #13
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I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about Chef Mickey's here on the boards.
Personally- it was one of the worst Dining Experiences I have ever had at Disney. Atmosphere, food, everything. On the other hand I have read reviews that rave about how great Chef Mickey's was, so maybe it was a bad day for them when I was there.

O'hana on the other hand- my experiences with breakfast and dinner are outstanding! I have never dined at O'hana for dinner with a little one, so I did not really pay attention to the offerings for kids there. But I have dined with little ones at breakfast and they loved the character interaction and the food.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #14
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I avoid CM like the plague! Poor food quality.

'Ohana all the way! For both breakfast and dinner! Great food!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #15
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Hands down 'Ohana! Better food, better atmosphere, better character experience, and everything served family style. You don't have to time trips to the buffet around characters coming around. 'Ohana only has characters at breakfast.
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