Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jun 6, 2012
    Jessica from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, Dining advise please! in terms of variety & quality (regardless of price), which of the meal below is better in these 3 restaurants: (1) Chef Mickey - Breakfast or Dinner? (2) Crystal Palace - Lunch or Dinner? (3) Kona Cafe - Lunch or Dinner? Th

    Hi, Jessica!  We aren't really comparing apples to apples, but I can give you my opinion of the restaurants!

    When it comes to character buffets, I prefer to do a lunch or dinner.  My gang just doesn't eat a big breakfast, and when I think of the cost of the buffets in the morning, it just doesn't make a lot of sense for kids who are going to eat a bowl of cereal and a mom who might eat a few pieces of bacon.  We are not morning people.

    For lunch or dinner, you'll find a wonderful variety of food at the Crystal Palace.  The characters are Pooh and friends, and there is something for everyone on the buffet.  The same can be said of Chef Mickey's at dinner, where you'll find Mickey Mouse and some familiar faces.  You'lll find fresh salads, a variety of main courses, and some wonderful desserts.

    The Kona Cafe to me is almost like a hidden gem.  I don't think it hits a lot of people's radar, but the food is very good.  You'll find many menu items have an Asian/Polynesian flavor, and they have some wonderful seafood dishes. 

    If you are looking for the ultimate in variety, I'd say you might enjoy one of the buffets more.  Kona, however, is a wonderful spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner.

    You can check out some recent menus by visiting and clicking on the Walt Disney World dining tab at the top.

    Have a great visit!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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