Garden Grill or Coral Reef?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by crazy_cremello, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. DisneyHardin

    DisneyHardin DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    Garden Grill is not a buffet. It's all you can eat served family style. What the online menu states is the meal.
  2. sanapp

    sanapp DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2008
    I would choose Coral Reef. The food at Garden Grill for lunch doesn’t appeal to me at all. Just the thought of that yellow macaroni and cheese grosses me out!
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  4. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    I think that if you want breakfast I wodul suggest GG. It is a fun character meal, and you can snack around the world later on. If you want lunch, choose CR. Teh food can be hit or mis, honestly, but that happens in every restaurant. The atmosphere is pretty darn nice.

    I also would look at San Angel Inn. THis one also has a lot of diverse reviews, however I really like it, and you cannot get a better atmosphere thn dinign in a pyramid.
  5. vanillarum

    vanillarum DIS Veteran

    Nov 14, 2006
    We were there the end of September/first week of October. While we have never eaten at the GG in our 20 years of going to WDW, we have eaten at CR numerous times. We ate there this past trip and will NOT eat there again. We were a party of 5, 2 adults and 3 - 22+ year olds. I had the mahi mahi and it was terribly dry. Definitely over cooked. Also had the shrimp skewer appetizer, and they were extremely peppery. My son also had the fish and agreed that it was extremely dry. I say go for the GG. Good luck.
  6. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    I would pick Garden Grill for sure. I actually loved the food there and had a great experience with the characters. :)
  7. sullyfam

    sullyfam Mouseketeer

    Mar 13, 2015
    With a group of 3 adults, I would go with Coral Reef.
  8. rosiebean

    rosiebean DIS Veteran

    Sep 17, 2005
    This was my exact experience at GG for breakfast! Right down to the sticky buns! I was so excited to go because it was so well reviewed, but it was one of the most underwhelming meals I’ve had at WDW.

    I’ve been to Coral Reef and was also pretty meh about it. There are so many better places to eat in Epcot, that I wouldn’t choose either GG or Coral Reef. But between the two, Coral Reef would be my choice by a hair.

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