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.
There are hot and cold service lines as well as pastries and the big crowd pleasers, fresh made omelets, waffles and Mickey Pancakes!
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 – 3.74, -0.08
Garden Gallery Value – 3.75, -0.09
Garden Gallery Food Quality – 3.64, -0.09
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!
This MDT Post By: Steve Bell
Steve is the the Military Disney Tips Founder. He a retired U.S. Military Member who's been touring the Disney Parks since 1971! Steve's mission is to help military families with their Disney vacations in every way. Check out Steve's Bio.
Subscribe to Steve's email newsletter to get website updates and news by clicking this link.
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages
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
- Shades of Green
- Military Members Review and Rate Shades of Green
- Why Stay at Shades of Green?
- Shades of Green Rooms
- Shades of Green Room Rates
- Shades of Green Resort Activities and Amenities
- Disney Tickets at Shades of Green
- Magic Bands for Shades of Green Guests
- Shades of Green Fact Sheet and FAQ
Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused?
See Our Great Disney Discount and Planning Info:
- Disney Veteran & Military Discount Eligibility Guide
- The Military Family’s Walt Disney World Comprehensive Vacation Planning and Preparation Guide
- Military Disney Tips Disney Packing Checklist
- Disney Military Tickets – Your Start to Finish Guide
- Resorts/Hotel Overview Page
- Dining Overview Page
- Transportation Overview Page
- Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort
Military Disney Tips' Recommended Disney Travel Agent
Ears of Experience Disney Only Travel Agency. Military family owned and operated! They know all the ins and outs of Disney military discounts!
Michael Randall says
Made several stays at SOG in the last four years and always had both breakfast and dinner a few times each trip. Always was able to fill up on things I like and everything tasted great. You are right about the lines being long for breakfast, but if you can, the wait is worth your time.
Thanks for sharing Michael.
Bryan Pilz says
Outstanding breakfast buffet,looked forward to it every morning!!Can’t wait to go back!
Awesome, thanks Bryan
Cindy Rester says
We love Shades of Green! Always do the Sunrise Package and have a great breakfast before heading out to the days adventures!
We stayed at Shades in October of 2014 and had the free breakfast buffet as part of our fall special rate. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and this is coming from someone who has not been thrilled with the meals in the past at SOG. As with any restaurant, there are hits and misses. Each persons palate is unique. However, we found the range of options completely satisfying and you can’t go wrong with the Mickey pancakes for the little ones. We will not hesitate to stay at this lovely resort, and eat the breakfast buffet again. Hope this helps our fellow military friends!
Thanks Michelle, the food does seem to be improving. Had an awful dinner buffet a couple of years ago.
Kenny Bruner says
Over the last 43 yrs I have visited Disney World over a 100 times. Many times staying at Shades of Green, especially the last few years since the expansion. It always feels like coming home when we stay at Shades of Green. The last time we stayed was 13-23 December, 2014. When we arrived and registered we were told that we had been signed up for the free breakfast for two. Somehow I missed that when we got our reservations, but the breakfast are always great, but to get them free was even sweeter. The food the past few stays has been of high quality, numerous selections, and if you get the chance to talk with one of the cooks while they prepare your omelet, that is just an added bonus. Love Shades of Green and just made our next reservations for May 2015.
Thanks for your thoughts Kenny.
Daniel Patrick says
We have been to Shades of Green seven times. The hotel atmosphere is beautiful. The staff is extremely friendly, and helpful. All of the restaurants including the Garden Gallery have great meals. I also have some food allergies, which they take extreamly seriously there. They make sure to help with different food choices or to alter your dood items. Always with a smile. We can’t wait to come back! See yoy soon!
Nice to know they were so accommodating Daniel.
Margaret Miller says
We have stayed at Shades, whenever we go to Disney, almost every year! For a family of 4, we add the sunrise package to our room and it is an EXCELLENT deal!! We also are sure to grab a piece of fruit or two, to take with us to the park!! I feel it is the best deal for breakfast in the park!
Hard to beat the buffer breakfast there!
We were just there last week and the quality of the food has greatly improved over years past. What a great economical way to feed our family of 7 and everyone is always happy with what they get… Something for everyone. Even my husband who is gluten sensitive was able to eat there.
The dinner buffet is very good as well and you will not be able to feed your family for that price anywhere else in Disney that’s for sure!
Thanks so much for your review Katie!
I would love to know what types of gluten free offerings they had. sandwiches? burgers? fries? waffles and/or pancakes? THANK YOU!
I’ll leave that up to readers, I’m not really tuned into gluten free.
They had a specified gf dessert a couple of times. Other than that it was just the wide variety of choices…. Potatoes, eggs etc at breakfast. Rice, great salad bAr, baked potatoes and always a couple of protein choices. No they didn’t have gf breads or waffles etc while we were there.
Anyone been recently? Looking for an updated review! We are going next month
I wish they would use yellow American cheese for omelettes . What they use doesn’t melt right
I agree, or at least give the option!
I grew up on American cheese in my omelets and still make them that way most of the time.
Anyone know if garden gallery at SOG has gluten free Mickey waffles? I know pretty much all the Disney resorts do, not sure about SOG.
Will the this buffet be open for Easter April 17, 2022?
Shades of Green hasn’t mad any announcement to that effect.
The Garden Gallery Has re-opened.
Is it reasonable to think that if you’re in line at opening at 7:00 AM when opening, that you could be in and out in 45 minutes?
You probably could Kara.
Let you server know you wnat the check right away when you get to the table, make one trip, then head out.
But Note: The Garden Gallery Is currently closed and has been since the 2020 shutdown. It’s not known when they will re-open.