On a recent trip to Shades of Green, Walt Disney World’s Military only Resort, we dropped by the Garden Gallery for breakfast.
The Garden Gallery is Shades of Green’s Buffet Style restaurant, which is open for breakfast and dinner.
The Garden Gallery serves a traditional American style buffet breakfast every morning. You’ll be sure to find something that everyone in your party will like.
After being seated, your server will get your drink orders and bring them to the table while you are making your first trip to the buffet.
The food at the buffet is good and plentiful, with food service workers refreshing the hot items continuously.
The Garden Gallery’s Ratings
Here’s how MDT Readers rate the Garden Gallery on a 1 to 5 scale in our Shades of Green Surveys.
You will also see the following symbols after the numerical rating to indicate the most recent trend:
- Rating Increased is +
- Rating Decreased is –
- No Change is =
This symbol is then followed by how much the rating changed.
Garden Gallery Overall Dining Experience – 4.32, +0.01
Garden Gallery Value – 4.27, +0.02
Garden Gallery Food Quality – 4.22, +0.02
The #1 draw for SoG dining is lower price. In exchange for lower price you get lower quality, especially at Mangino’s and Garden Gallery. The convenience of the Java and Express Cafe’s is wonderful and you get great value. The friendliness and attentiveness of all dining staff is also great.
The wait staff at the Garden Gallery was great. Food was very good too, although while we were there, they were offering the stir fry buffet. NOT worth the $29.00!!
The buffet breakfast was worth every penny! Very good.
“We love doing the breakfast buffet in the mornings, good service, quick, inexpensive. Evergreens is very limited menu and frozen food over priced.”
“Some of the staff seemed less than thrilled to be working. One waitress did not bring our drinks until we were just about finished eating. She had forgotten! And it’s a buffet.”
“Garden Galley Buffet was great value. Our family was glad to have fresh fruit and salads for a reasonable price (as opposed to greasy burgers at Disney prices). The food was “entirely adequate” — nothing special, but it met our needs. Service was almost always great. ”
“Garden Gallery overwhelmed by shear numbers, but always do a great job.”
See the Full Survey Post for all ratings plus guest comments in each category!
Military Disney Tips recommends the Garden Gallery Buffet if you’ve got the time for a sit down meal and want to fill up for your Walt Disney World day.
The buffet prices are: $17.50 for adults (12+), $10.00 for kids 5-11, kids 2-4 are $3.50, and kids under 2 are free. (prices increased 3 May 2022)
Check out the buffet pictures below.
Have you eaten at the Garden Gallery? Tell us what you thought in the comments below.
One word of caution, the lines waiting to be seated can be long during the morning rush when everyone is trying to get to the Disney theme parks at the same time. Be sure to build some extra time into your schedule if you want a big filling breakfast. There are several other Quick Service options if you’d rather grab something on the go.
The made to order omelets, waffles and Mickey Pancakes are the big hit!
Breakfast Buffet Information
Served Daily 7 am – 11 am
13 Hot Items Each Day
- On the Buffet – Eggs / Bacon / Sausage / Corned Beef Hash / Breakfast Potatoes / Breakfast Pastries
- Made to Order – Waffles / Pancakes / Omelettes
Adults – $17.50 / Children 5-11 – $10.0 / Kids 2-4 – $3.50
See the full Garden Gallery page for more information!
Be sure to tell us all about you Garden Gallery Experience in the comments!
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Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
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