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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