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1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
+1 407-934-1613
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Fort Meade, Maryland
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We did take out lunch here as well as a character dinner. I did not have high hopes based on reviews but it was wonderful. The lunch fish tacos are delicious (not a lot of fish though so get something on the side). My husband loved the chicken wings and the pork Mac and cheese is SO good! The character... More 

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Northern VA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The restaurant has an excellent variety of prepared food for the buffet. Be aware of the close time of the restaurant, as they take late reservations and rush you to finish your meal. This can be extremely difficult with little children. I can't comment on how the food actually tastes, because I had to swallow the food.

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Newnan, Georgia
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We ate here for the seafood buffet. Not the best. Limited selection. Mashed potatoes, green beans, halves of corn, sitting in some kind of sauce. Kernels were all dried out. Not fresh. Good peel and eat shrimp and a fish, probably Salmon..Crab legs, which were the best thing there. A half lobster brought for each adult at our table, which... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We went on the seafood buffet night. Let me tell you for the love of God go somewhere else. This place is gross. None of the food was worth the expensive price to eat there. The kids buffet has some really dried out chicken nuggets and some corn dog minis. The only thing that was good was that goofy and... More 

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Port Charlotte, FL
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The choices here are far better than most buffets on property. Besides great seafood selection, other selections include risotto, gourmet pastas, soups, and other sides. Different days of the week showcase different themes along with special themes for holidays. On that day, Timon made a guest appearance.

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Northern Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Last minute weekend trip to WDW, so didn't have reservations anywhere for Saturday night. After walking the Boardwalk with no luck, and checking with Yacht Club concierge, we decided to just head back to our hotel (Swan) and take a gamble. Garden Grove was more than willing to get us in last minute. Service was great, and so was dinner.... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great Breakfast Buffet. Fresh Juices. Service was slow even though it was a buffet, the Swan really needs more help!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I know the workers do their jobs day in and day out, yet when we come to your restaurant, it's our first time! We don't want to see workers arguing, we want our omelette cooked without attitude (Ms. Hot Salsa Mamma in the Hightop white hat). We want lobster on seafood night that isn't grainy, watery and mushy (even my... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

the garden grove was a great character dining experience. four characters out, great service and tasty food

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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Compared to other Disney Hotels and Restaurants this Buffet Style Restauarant is quiet and the food is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, WDW Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-934-1613
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Description
The SWAN and DOLPHIN resorts are not Disney properties, but are in DisneyWorld. Both have excellent restaurants and are included in the Disney transportation routes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?