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Old 02-20-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Chef Mickey's: Breakfast or Dinner?

From these boards, I know that this place is not known for their stellar food, BUT, we are doing this purely for the experience and for the kids.

So breakfast or dinner? Which is better?

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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I say breakfast, to me the food is really good! I have heard more complaints about dinner than breakfast. Haha But Tucker House in AK and Cape May Cafe (youll have to look up where it is, i cant remember!) have the same characters basically and the food is really good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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We like breakfast. I think the food is perfectly fine for a breakfast buffet and you can make an early one (7:30-8) and walk on over to MK for rope drop! One of my favorite WDW mornings!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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Another breakfast fan! It's a tradition for us. Even my almost 10 year old is super excited about going again!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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We have done both Breakfast and Dinner. Despite some negative reviews, we have had good experiences at both meals. I have a family of picky eaters and everyone found things they liked! In fact, Chef Mickey is my 11 year old son's favorite restaurant. I was faced with the same decision for our up and coming trip this summer. We chose dinner this time and will do breakfast at Cape May Cafe, which is awesome by the way!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
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Without hesitation...breakfast. The food there is much better at breakfast. My girls love having breakfast there. Dinner is another story. Not.good.at.all, and we're not picky.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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If you *have* to pick one or the other, I'd very reluctantly choose breakfast. Been there three times; twice for breakfast, once for dinner, and I'd give a nod to the variety on the breakfast side.


If you're aware of the marginal food reviews, and you know you're doing it for the kids, that's great, and you know you're at least going in with your eyes open. The last time we went (in '11), the kids relayed to me "uh, dad, this food really isn't that good," (a sentiment with which I heartily concurred), combined with the fact that they were both teenagers who were past the novelty of the character breakfast, I realized that was our last visit to Chef Mickey's.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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Agree...not a big fan of dinner..Breakfast is good and fun for the kids.

If I was to do a Character buffet for dinner, I would choose the 1900 Park Fare

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #9
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We loved the breakfast, didn't care too much for the dinner.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #10
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We've done breakfast and dinner and both have been fine with us. We're not super picky people - if it tastes good, we're happy!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #11
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We always go for dinner and never have any complaints. The food is always good to us! We go because we prefer a character dinner over breakfast. DH doesn't really like breakfast food and we prefer to spend our mornings either in a park or sleeping!
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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Have not done breakfast there, but it would get my vote. Dinner at Chef Mickey's was the nastiest meal we have ever had on WDW property. The food was bad and the restaurant was so filthy that my definite NON neat freak DH whispered to me "Are we actually going to eat here?" when we walked in. If DH actually notices it is dirty, it is really bad. This was early in the dinner service too, so there was no excuse for the floor being absolutely disgustingly dirty. We watched utensils that had been dropped on the floor be put back in the buffet food by a kid and the CM do absolutely nothing about it even after the kids mortified mother told the CM about it. They didn't even change the utentils out, much less the food tray. My MIL got sick from the meal. Maybe we hit is on a bad night, but we will never set foot in that place for dinner again.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #13
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I haven't had supper there but it was definitely our favourite Breakfast of the whole trip so I would vote BREAKFAST.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #14
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We went for Dinner and are again this year. It's decent food but I go for the kids to meet the characters not the food.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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Definitely breakfast. The dinner food when we went was soooo bad...only redeeming aspect...the mashed potatoes. Breakfast on the other hand was on par with Crystal Palace...which is usually pretty good. And if you're paying OOP...breakfast is cheaper. I also love that they start seating around 7am so you can pretty much make to any park at opening after an early Chef Mickey's breakfast.
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