Grand Floridian Cafe- Disney

4 out of 5 sprouts

4 out of 5 sprouts

There are so many excellent places to eat at Walt Disney World and rarely have I ever had a bad meal.  There was no exception here at the Grand Floridian Cafe located just off the lobby in the Grand Floridian Hotel.  A bright atmosphere that is inviting for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Grand Floridian lobby

We arrived just at the start of lunch.  A few appetizers like Shrimp Cocktail or Crab Cakes, a few salads, a small selection of sandwiches and a few main entrees make up a small but pretty basic menu.

Grand Floridian Cafe Carrot Ginger Soup

I started with the soup of the day which was Carrot-Ginger.  It was actually very good (which says a lot coming from me because I am not usually one to order anything with ginger).  I especially loved the chopped carrots used as a garnish.  However, the only option was a bowl and it was very large for a starter.  I would’ve preferred just a small cup- it was good but it filled me up pretty quickly.

Grand Floridian Cafe Vegetarian Cobb Salad

For my main dish I ordered the Cobb Salad minus the turkey and bacon.  The Chef did a great job making the salad look full with extra egg, tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese- like the meat was never even supposed to be there in the first place. Grand Floridian Cafe dressing It was served with a tangy Balsamic vinaigrette which was good but almost a little over powering in taste to the salad itself.  I had filled up on my big soup bowl that I could only eat less than half of the salad.  It would’ve been a great second-day lunch if Chad hadn’t left the doggie bag on the monorail.

Grand Floridian Cafe Orrechiette Pasta

Chad got the Orecchiette Vegetable Pasta– (minus the mushrooms of course).  Another meal Chad got that I wish I had ordered.  The pasta was mixed with red peppers, onions, carrots, peas and green beans in a light cream sauce.  He really enjoyed it and he isn’t the biggest fan of Alfredo-type sauces- but this one he really liked.

Grand Floridian Cafe dessert tray

We didn’t get any dessert but I couldn’t help but snap a picture of the dessert tray.  Next time.

Grand Floridian Hotel

The Grand Floridian Cafe was a great little spot for a nice leisurely lunch.  We had dined with my Dad and he liked his Crab Cake entree, but he started to eat it before I was able to snag a picture (I had forgotten to inform him of rule number one- no eating until all the pictures have been taken).  Again- next time.

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1 comment for “Grand Floridian Cafe- Disney

  1. Helen Corbin
    July 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Grand Floridian – one of my most favorite places. Yes, people that dine with you NEED to know the RULES :-)

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