Crystal Palace

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by kitkatsmom, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. kitkatsmom

    kitkatsmom Mouseketeer

    Oct 20, 2003
    Would you recommend eating Breakfast or Dinner at the crystal palace?

    I was thinking breakfast but then thought I would rather eat a light breakfast in our room or at our hotel and get right to the rides when we arrive at the park...
    But I love crystal palace and don't want to miss it, so I thought well maybe we can do dinner there...

    But is the food decent? I mean you can't really go wrong with a breakfast buffet.. but you certainly can go wrong in a dinner buffet.. lol

    So what do you all think?

    And for those who recommend against crystal palace for dinner, can you recommend somewhere else in the park to eat.
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  2. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    We have only done breakfast. I would say do breakfast and get the 8:05 a.m. adr and you'll be done with breakfast just about the time the park opens (this way you also get unobstructed pictures of the castle as you will be one of the few people on Main Street).

    As for dinner, we really love the Plaza Restaurant at the MK. It is basically soups, salads and sandwiches (burgers, clubs, reubens, etc.) and great shakes and even better desserts. We find it a nice change of pace from all the "heavy" meals we eat the rest of the trip on teh dining plan.
  3. MickeyNicki

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    Sep 22, 2005
    We love both but after eating breakfast there last week (pics in my Jan link) I have to say breakfast, it was sooo good and the characters were great and it wasnt busy at all!
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    ROEDISNEY DIS Veteran My name

    May 30, 2004
    We've done both and both are very good. So it's really your preference as to what meal you want there.
  6. pumba

    pumba DIS PUMBARIZER Moderator

    Dec 28, 1999
    I too love both....but I love the salmon at dinner is awesome and so is all the rest of the food.....
    chef Mickeys is also a good breakfast with characters.....

    Hope you have a good time where ever you go....
  7. Perditamarie

    Perditamarie DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2006
    We really like breakfast at CP...the food is excellent, hot, constantly replenished and the waitstaff is very attentive regarding drinks, plates and any questions. The characters are also fun! We like to schedule a late breakfast and have it serve as breakfast/lunch. This has worked really well for us.
  8. Cinderumbrella

    Cinderumbrella Wench

    Aug 9, 2005
    We have done both and FAR prefer breakfast.

    It is a first day tradition. We do the 8:05 am and are finishing up just as the park opens. Then we head off to Fantasyland and get through all of those rides in the first hour! :thumbsup2
  9. KimmyDisneyNerd

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    Apr 23, 2007
    I have done both and really love the breakfast more.
  10. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2008
    We did dinner there on January 14th. It was excellent. :thumbsup2 Great food, excellent service, and was arguably our best dinner buffet of the trip. It is #1 on our "must do" list for any future vacations.

    If on the DDP, having your TS as a dinner rather than a breakfast gets more out of your plan. Though we are big breakfast lovers, this sells me on the dinners. I admit, I like to know we are getting "the most" money-wise out of the DDP. :)

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