Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has a number of restaurants and dining experiences. The resort boasts nine different dining options, which leaves you with some decisions to make when making reservations.
This article will preview the different restaurants at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Between the resort’s counter service, pool bars, table service, and signature dining locations, you’ll want to know your options when planning a stay here.
As far as signature dining goes, you’ll probably have a hard time choosing which restaurants are a must. That’s because the Grand Floridian has three signature Disney dining locations!
All of the deluxe resorts at Disney have signature dining locations. But none of them have three!
This article was last updated on December 25, 2021, to provide updates for 2022.
Grand Floridian Restaurants
Below is a list of all the restaurants available at the Grand Floridian.
- Gasparilla Island Grill
- Grand Floridian Cafe
- 1900 Park Fare
- Victoria and Albert’s
- Enchanted Rose Lounge
- Beaches Pool Bar
- Courtyard Pool Bar
- Garden View Tea Room
Additionally, Citricos has a separate lounge with walk-up seating. And in-room dining (room service) is offered at the Grand Floridian.
Now, let’s preview each dining option at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Gasparilla Island Grill–This is the main quick-service restaurant at the resort. Unfortunately, the Grand Floridian does not have a food court as you might find at a value or moderate resort.
The good thing is you will find items like chicken fingers, burgers, flatbreads, and kids’ meals at this counter-service location. Below is a look inside Gasparilla Island Grill. Guests can use Disney’s mobile order service or order inside the restaurant.
Mobile order is fast and extremely convenient. In addition, it will allow you to customize special orders. For instance, I ordered this sausage and peppers flatbread with house-made chips. The app allowed me to remove the sausage, making it vegetarian.
This counter-service has a lovely outdoor patio in front of the restaurant. All orders are boxed to go, giving guests the option to eat inside, outside, or take a meal back to their room.
Gasparilla serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So this is the perfect place to pick up your morning Mickey waffle fix! They come in adult and kid-size orders.
You can read our full review here.
Grand Floridian Cafe–Next, we have one of my favorite stops at the resort. You’re in for a treat when you plan a meal at Grand Floridian Cafe! The restaurant is located on the backside of the lobby. I consider the cafe one of Disney’s hidden gem dining locations.
My favorite thing is the ability to enjoy breakfast items for lunch! The great thing about the restaurant is they offer the full breakfast and lunch menus during lunch service.
I’ve had breakfast here so often that I created a separate review of only breakfast items. That article includes popular breakfast items like chicken and waffles and a lobster Benedict dish.
My son, who has food allergies, enjoys having Mickey waffles at lunchtime with a double side of meat.
Another popular menu item is the cheesy hash brown casserole. So good!
Related: Best Breakfast at Disney World
This chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail was out of this world good!
I’ve enjoyed several Impossible Burgers across Disney property. However, this version at the Grand Floridian has been my favorite to date. It comes with caramelized onions and is topped with a plant-based smoked gouda.
Whether you are staying here as a guest or visiting for a meal, I highly recommend securing a reservation for the Grand Floridian Cafe. Reservations are relatively easy to get on the day of if you can adjust your schedule to their available times.
You can learn more about the restaurant in our full review here.
1900 Park Fare–Grand Floridian has one character dining restaurant with two different meal options. Note, the restaurant has not re-opened at the time this review was last updated. Check for availability before your vacation.
The first option is the breakfast buffet at 1900 Park Fare. This is called the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, and the following characters make appearances:
- Mary Poppins
- Mad Hatter
- Winnie the Pooh
Guests that visit for dinner will enjoy Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. These characters are present during that meal period:
- Prince Charming
- Lady Tremaine
If you decide to enjoy character dining at the Grand Floridian, make sure to bring an autograph book and something to take photos with during the meal. There are usually no photographers present, so you will want to take pictures of your children when the characters visit your table.
Narcoossee’s–Out toward the resort’s boat dock, you will find Narcoossee’s. The resort’s boat service will drop you off immediately next to this Grand Floridian restaurant if you are coming from Magic Kingdom.
Narcoossee’s is one of the three signature dining restaurants at the Grand Floridian. The restaurant does require advanced dining reservations and is open nightly for dinner between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
One of the perks of dining here is that you can enjoy a view of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks from the restaurant’s back deck. The music is piped into the area, and you’ll have a different view of the fireworks than you would from inside the park. You might also enjoy seeing the Electrical Water Pageant drift by if you time your reservation just right.
If these things interest you, Disney’s California Grill offers the best views, in my opinion, of the nightly entertainment. No matter what time you dine there, you can bring back your receipt on the same night to enjoy their observation deck for fireworks. That is when they are available again.
Citricos– Our next restaurant at the Grand Floridian is Citricos. I dined at Citricos a few years back. Unfortunately, our service was lacking, and I haven’t desired to revisit since.
Citricos does consistently get rave reviews, and our food was okay. But you know how it is when you have a terrible experience at a restaurant? Or you spend an extremely long amount of time waiting for food because maybe your server had other things going on? It makes it hard to return.
So I wouldn’t let my experience keep you from visiting. And I eventually plan to dine here again to provide a better opinion. If you can’t secure an advanced reservation, you can check for availability at Citricos Lounge near the check-in area.
The good news is Citricos re-opened in late 2021, and the restaurant has been re-imagined to a Mary Poppins Returns theme. The menu is also entirely new, and I can’t wait to see what they have to offer.
Victoria and Albert’s–While I plan to return to Citricos, I don’t have any plans for Victoria and Albert’s. Not in my near future anyway. This restaurant is the most high-end dining experience in the entire Walt Disney World Resort.
You are looking at spending $200 per person at the very least when enjoying a meal here.
Since I haven’t had the opportunity to eat here, I can share with you a few facts about the restaurant you’ll want to know in advance:
- Victoria and Albert’s has been a AAA Five Diamond Award Recipient since 2000
- Chef Scott Hunnel has been a James Beard Foundation award nominee for best chef in the South.
- A strict dress code is required. (View here on Disney’s site)
- There is a $75 per person cancellation fee for no-shows and guests who cancel within 72 hours of their reservation.
- Valet parking is available for guests dining here at no additional cost.
At this last update, Victoria and Albert’s has not re-opened.
Enchanted Rose Lounge–The newest option for a meal or cocktail at the Grand Floridian is the Enchanted Rose lounge. It’s stunningly beautiful and a nice nod toward what the resort is supposed to emulate.
This Beauty and the Beast-inspired lounge features French and Baroque details. A formal bar is centered underneath the light of a chandelier that represents Belle’s evening gown.
The lounge area offers inviting spaces with its charming library-like feel. And don’t miss the patio off the back if you prefer to enjoy the Florida weather.
Menu highlights include crab mac and cheese, truffle fries, and brisket sliders at the lounge. Those fries are probably the best I’ve ever had.
You can read our full review of the Enchanted Rose Lounge to learn more.
Beaches Pool Bar–This pool bar is located next door to the Grand Floridian Villas portion of the resort. Additionally, the Courtyard Pool Bar sits directly behind the resort’s main lobby. So, obviously, it’s at the Courtyard Pool.
Related: The Pools at Grand Floridian
Between Beaches and the Courtyard Pool Bar, guests can enjoy salads, sandwiches, and cocktails. When spending the day at either pool, I suggest picking up something here or mobile order from Gasparilla and bringing it back to the pool.
Often, I tend to order fries at Gasparilla and then take them over to the pool. There are more food items at Beaches, but I usually prefer to hang out at the Courtyard Pool.
Garden View Tea Room–Guests can enjoy formal tea in the Garden View Tea Room with reservations when this experience returns. As with a few of the other Grand Floridian restaurants we’ve covered, check for availability before your arrival.
There are two different options for tea in the tea room. The first is Disney’s Princess Tea Party that typically beings at 9 a.m. on select days. This memorable experience includes a character meet and extra enhancements. You can read the complete list of benefits with prices here on Disney’s site.
Usually, afternoon tea is offered in the Garden View Tea Room throughout the week between noon and 4:00 p.m. The location is toward the back of the main lobby on the ground level.
Lastly, room service is available for guests staying at the resort.
For other Disney Hotel Restaurants, check out these resort dining guides:
- Contemporary Resort Restaurants
- Disney’s Riviera Resort Restaurants
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Dining and Restaurants
- Coronado Springs Resort Restaurants
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants
If you are looking for more dining experiences at Walt Disney World, visit the entire list of Disney restaurant reviews.
For more information about the Grand Floridian, you might enjoy browsing all of our articles related to the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Some of our favorites include:
- Review: Disney’s Grand Floridian
- Christmas at the Grand Floridian
- Grand Floridian Transportation Options
Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the Grand Floridian restaurants. Is there anywhere you are interested in dining here?