What are you thoughts on Chef Mickey's?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by cmonroe, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. cmonroe

    cmonroe DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2004
    May is around the corner and I have to get ready for my ps'
    When I told them I was making a ressie aft CM, they looked at me a little cross-eyed. We are all Disney Vets (since 81), but I've never been to Chef Mickey's . They said the experience is great, but the food is not that good.

    What are your thoughts on how their food is?

  2. sunking

    sunking Tag Fairy? We don't need no stinkin' Tag Fairy.

    Aug 18, 1999
    the atmosphere is great with lots of character interaction...however, i would have to say that the food is not the "greatest in the world"...they have a pretty good selection to choose from (i've only been for dinner) and i always walk away satisified but i feel the selections always seem to have been prepared a long time ago and they don't always taste the freshest...
    all that said, chef mickeys is someplace we go each time we visit the world and i will be paying the restraunt a visit in june...
    have a great time!!!!
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  4. Epcotgal8

    Epcotgal8 DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2003
    We love Chef Mickey's but we go there knowing it is typical buffet food, not fine dining. I think it depends on personal tastes because I, for instance, am happy eating a salad and peel and eat shrimp, roast from the carving station (usually make more than one trip), parmesan mashed potatoes, a fresh roll, and then sample the different desserts. That's basically what dh and kids eat also, and we leave happy. I have never tried some of their other entrees or hot vegetables because although I love home made hot vegetables I have never found any at ANY buffet that were anything but tasteless so I can't comment on those. The whole experience just really puts us in a Disney mood and the one trip we didn't eat there we were sad when we passed over it on the monorail.
  5. arizonacolbys

    arizonacolbys Owner of 2 Crazy Labs!

    Aug 9, 2002
    We have only been to Chef Mickey's twice. The first time we tried dinner there after hearing how great it was. We didn't enjoy it at all - little character interaction - we didn't even get pictures with some of the characters because they were in such a hurry to get to the next table. The food was just OK - some of it wasn't very hot by the time we ate there. I think our PS was for 8:30 pm & I think this may have attributed to many of our problems with the meal.

    Well, my MIL & family love this place so much we gave it another try last March. This time we went for an early breakfast at 7:15 am. The restaurant was half empty & the characters were much less rushed this time around. All of the food was delicious & fresh out of the kitchen. :)

    We will definitely be returning to Chef Mickey's in September - but just for breakfast. For us it is much cheaper & we enjoy it much more. Many families do really love it there - give it a try - you might really like it! :) ::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo
  6. JKanownik

    JKanownik <font color=green>Pack up the Tag Fairies in your

    May 1, 2003
    Chef Mickey's is nice to do once just to see what all they hype is about and to be able to say you had the experience, but there are far better character meals out there. DH and I went last May and would not do it again. It is way too crowded and the food is just ok. Not to mention, it took quite some time for all the characters to reach our table. With that said, you might as well give it a try at least once. Good luck and have fun with your planning!
  7. don8life

    don8life Please don't take your organs to heaven. Heaven kn

    Oct 9, 2003
    The food is good. It moves quiclky so it is fresh.
  8. CamColt

    CamColt Moderator Moderator

    Aug 7, 2000
    Weve only done CMs for breakfast, but every time we do, we really enjoy it. I think the food is very good as is the character interaction and the overall fun factor. :D We have done a couple other character breakfasts and none seem to measure up to Chef Mickeys.
  9. cmonroe

    cmonroe DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2004
    Thank you for your input.
    From it, I have decided to disregard my family's opinion and get the PS.

    Thank you all for your feedback! I love DISboards!
  10. Terk-1

    Terk-1 Cinderella's Castle is My 2nd Home!! Only 1,3

    Aug 26, 1999
    I may be the minority here, but I think Chef Mickey's is a bit overrated.

    Breakfast is ok. There is a nice selection. :)

    Dinner is awful. Complete waste of money.
  11. cobbler

    cobbler <br><font color=blue>Tag #1: (Under Construction:

    Mar 18, 2004
    I like Chef Mickey's. We have always gone for breakfast though. Dh loves it and yes it is buffet style eating but that is fine with me, hubby and the kids.

    In fact Dh likes it so well it has become sort of "tradition" that we have to go to Chef Mickeys for bfast before we go to the MK whenever we go to Disney.

    We have a great time with the characters and the kids really like it. I have never been for dinner though.
  12. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    You might be too late for PS at Chef Mickey's. We tried about two weeks out and no luck. this books quickly, so you should probably book as soon as the PS window opens on a future trip.

    To your original question -- its a lot of fun and the food is pretty good.

  13. cmonroe

    cmonroe DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2004
    I have the dates set out with the PS calculator. It hasn't reached 90 days yet. I still have about 2 1/2 weeks until the date.
  14. TinkKel

    TinkKel Mouseketeer

    Aug 31, 2003
    I made 7:45 PS for breakfast 1 month out with no problem. :Pinkbounc
  15. Katiebug

    Katiebug Mouseketeer

    Aug 30, 2000
    We love it for breakfast. They do great kids birthdays. When oldest dd was 2 they brought her a big cupcake & all the characters sing and dance. Really cute.

    The food is good too!

  16. accomp

    accomp <font color=coral>I know- we're a little behind th

    May 13, 2001
    I'll have to say I agree with Terk regarding dinner. For three straight years we went to Chef Mickey's for dinner (we do love the characters), but this year we have made other plans for a character meal dinner. (Crystal Palace, here we come!).
  17. slo

    slo My tag used to say - I'm a Tonga Toast Junkie :-)

    Feb 28, 2004
    We have done Chef Mickey's for both dinner and breakfast and we prefer breakfast hands down.

    I actually was going to skip it this year until my DH said that he really wanted to go. The restaurant is good, clean, fun!!:wave:
  18. Tamickey

    Tamickey Mouseketeer

    Oct 26, 1999
    We've gone once for breakfast. The food was fine, but we remember it being sooooo noisy! I would go at least once. It's such a matter of opinion, what's good for one family may not work for another! Lots of atmosphere.
  19. 4greatboys

    4greatboys DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2002
    I went there in 2002 with a bunch of Disers at Dis con. Had a blast!! Going this year also with the family.
  20. HollyJoy

    HollyJoy DIS Veteran

    Feb 4, 2004
    We had a character meal at Chef Mickeys on our honeymoon and I thought the food was fine. It was buffet style if I remember correctly. I'd opt to do the breakfast this time, but my little girls want a breakfast with the Princesses.
  21. hometech99

    hometech99 May I have 10,000 marbles, please?

    Jul 8, 2003
    food was ok. just ok.
    Kids enjoyed the characters.

    We sat by a window, straight back through the restauarant.

    I noticed grime and spider webs on the windows.

    I asked a CM about this (they have been in WDW for many years).

    They said the cleanliness isnt what it used to be.

    Years ago, they used to hose down the inside!
    They said I should mention it.

    anybody else noticed this there or anywhere?

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