Garden Grill is an all-you-care-to-enjoy character family-style meal located in the Land at EPCOT that costs $55 for adults and $36 for kids. The whole restaurant very slowly rotates to give you ever-changing views of Living with the Land. We experienced Garden Grill on both of our late 2022 and mid 2023 trip, and both times we had a fantastic experience and rate this restaurant highly.
✅ All characters were awesome and so much fun
✅ The food options were all soooo good. The steak, the chicken, the mash. All stunning!
✅ While I only had room for one bite of dessert (berry shortcake), it tasted like those arctic rolls we get at home, yum!
✅ Arguably our best meal of any trip
When you've checked in and taken to your table, your table will be set up with the plates laid out in a Mickey shape- a really nice touch.
First up is the bread service and salad. The bread rolls were plain but they were warm and the whipped butter served with them was nice. I'm super fussy with salad vinaigrette, but this one I actually quite enjoyed.
After bread and salad, it's time for the main event! We were presented with a skillet that contained Grilled Beef with Chimichurri, Barbecue-roasted Chicken, Southern-style Spoon Bread, Seasonal Vegetables and a side of Macaroni & Cheese.
All the food that we were served was absolutely delicious and freshly cooked. The only nitpick I had was, as I said earlier, the bread rolls were pretty plain, and the mac and cheese was probably not quite as good as we've had elsewhere- but still very good. All the food worked so well together, and as someone who loves meat & spuds, this was an incredibly satisfying and delicious meal.
It was time for dessert but sadly we were already very full. However, we did take a bite of the berry cake to try and it was very nice. It almost tasted like those frozen Arctic rolls you often find at supermarkets- and I love those!
The 4 characters you'll meet here are Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. As expected, they were all incredible and so much fun.
There was a time when you would have to somewhat sacrifice food quality at the character buffet restaurants. That might be true at other places at Walt Disney World, but that certainly isn't the case here at Garden Grill. The characters were on their top game and the food was fantastic. From an overall experience point of view, this was probably the best meal of the trip. If you or your family were only going to do one character meal at Walt Disney World, this would be the one to do. We have the best time each time we visit.
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