Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 6, 2015
    Carrie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What time do most restaurants switch from lunch to dinner? Have ADRs at 4:30ish since we are a very large group (18 people). BOG, Chefs de France, Tutto, Crystal Palace, Mama Melrose. Thanks for the info.

    Hi, Carrie!  The switch from lunch to dinner varies by restaurant, but by 4:30-ish, you will definitely be in the dinner time frame.  

    Buffet restaurants, such as the Crystal Palace, usually begin switching the buffet items to dinner beginning at 2:45.  Mama Melrose begins dinner at 3:30.  You'll find a little bit of a later start at Chefs de France, with the dinner menu kicking in at 4:30.  

    I think this is a great time with a big party to enjoy dinner.  You have a better chance of being seated in the same area, and you may even find that while everyone else is enjoying dinner at a more traditional time - say between 5 and 6 - some of the lines are a bit shorter.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation.  I love going with friends and family - the bigger the group the bigger the fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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