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Shades of Green the military owned and operated resort on Walt Disney World property offers many dining options.
Dining Options at Shades of Green
Note: During the current reduced operations, the Garden Gallery and Express Cafe remain closed. Mangino’s is open for breakfast as is the Java Cafe.
Shades offers both quick service and full service options as well as a buffet. The quick service options are open throughout the day while the full service and buffet are closed for lunch.
Shades of Green Quick Service
Express Cafe – Is a counter service location which features breakfast sandwiches, pastries, snacks, fresh coffee, tea and more. For lunch various sandwiches are available. It is located next to the resort bus loading area, making it a great option for picking up something eat on the go. Express Cafe Info and Review
Java Cafe – The Java Café is located in the lobby. They serve fresh Starbucks coffee and assorted pastry items, a variety of flavors of handmade ice cream cones and sundaes, and adult beverages (bee, wine, and spirits). Get your morning Joe and a pastry here before you head out to the parks! Java Cafe Info and Review
Chip n’ Dale’s Deli is located near the Magnolia Pool. They serve quick and delicious grilled hot dogs, Italian sausage, hamburgers, sandwiches, quick snacks and cold drinks. Chip n’ Dale’s Deli is located between the Magnolia Pool and the Magnolia golf course putting green and is available to all Shades guests. Beer and wine are available. Chip n’ Dale’s Deli Review
Shades of Green Full Service and Buffet
Shades full service option is Manginos Steakhouse. Manginos serves a variety of steaks, seafood, and chicken plus they have nightly specials and a very large wine list. Mangino’s Info
For daily breakfast and dinner buffets, head to the Garden Gallery. The Garden Galley buffets include a great selection of American and international cuisine and a fresh fruit, soup and salad bar. Lines can be long in the morning.
The breakfast buffet includes: Pastries, breads, eggs, omelets, waffles, quesadilla, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, and fresh fruit.
Kids 2 and under are free at the Garden Gallery
An Ala Carte menu is also available.
See our Buffet Breakfast Review
Evergreens Sports Bar & Grill is located next to the Mill Pond Pool Serves sandwiches, wraps and burgers, salads, pizza, wings, and nachos. There is an extensive game room for the kids (young and old) which is attached to Evergreens. Evergreen’s Info and Review
Disney Dining Plan and Shades Discount Packages
Note: Both the Disney Dining Pan and Shades of Green’s discounts have been suspended until further notice.
Shades of Green is not a Disney owned resort (it is owned by the DoD) and so does not participate in the Disney Dining Plan (DDP). Those who desire to participate in the paid (or sometimes free) DDP will need to stay at a Disney resort.
Shades of Green does from time to time include either free Garden Gallery breakfast or breakfast/dinner buffets as part of their discount packages.
Good Food at a Good Price
All in all, Shades of Green offers good food at a reasonable price. You most likely won’t be wowed, but you won’t be disappointed. And you can’t beat the price!
The buffets are plentiful and when you combine the sometimes free breakfast buffet with a room package, you can’t beat it!
What Military Families Think
Check out our Shades of Green Reviews by other military families. There’s a section on dining!
Have you eaten at Shades of Green? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or take our Shades of Green Dining Survey!
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages. Shades of Green Links
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- Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Rooms
- Shades of Green Room Rates
- Disney Tickets at Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Blog Tour
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
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