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    • Cstauffer1

      Registered: July 2006
      Posts: 28
      Review Date: Sun November 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food quality, portion
      Cons: portion, crowds

      Had a quick lunch here as we didn't want to go elsewhere to find something to eat. Must have arrived during lunch break for a convention as all the stations had long lines, but they moved fast. I ordered the Italian sandwich which included a good sized portion of deli meats and cheeses, along with lettuce and tomato, and what was supposed to be a herb dressing, (which I couldn't taste) on a gigantic slab of herbed focaccia bread. While the portion was a good value, and the food had good flavor, there was just too much bread. The sandwich was also served with house-made kettle chips which were tasty. Also enjoyed the variety of desserts available, my favorite being a chocolate fudge cake.
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      Registered: March 2015
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Mon March 2, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Options for Restricted Diets, Good Food, Quick
      Cons: Noisy & Crowded at peak times

      Pepper is a very casual dining experience. I found that most people will come here with their families and grab food in the morning before heading out to the parks so at peak times it gets very crowded and noisy, which is expected from a food court. Not recommended if you are looking for an intimate breakfast hangout. (We ate here mostly for breakfast and once for dinner around 7 or 8pm. During that time there were less people.)

      I found that they were very accommodating for gluten and dairy-free food. We had to ask at the griddle station and they would call the chef for us. The chef would then personally bring out our meals which was GREAT because, unlike the other food that was available, our food was fresh and hot. I never had a problem at Pepper and found that there were wonderful options for me.

      For those without restricted diets there seemed to be a lot of options: Fancy egg dishes, continental pickings, and the breaded offerings (french toast, pancakes, waffles) with sides like sausage, potatoes, and bacon.

      I thought Pepper had a nice atmosphere and I felt comfortable eating there. I would recommend as a nice place to grab a bite. We preferred it over Maya Grill as there were more options and it was easier to personalize your meal.
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      Registered: September 2011
      Posts: 9
      Review Date: Wed January 7, 2015 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food was decent.
      Cons: Cashier was unfriendly and very slow. Lack of desserts (no fruit option)

      The good thing here s the fried chicken. People worked behind the food areas seem much nicer than the cashiers and willing to help. They don't have any cup of fruit like other food court for desserts.
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      Registered: August 2010
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Tue December 30, 2014 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 2 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Large Selection
      Cons: Few people working, poor food quality

      We ate breakfast twice at the Pepper Market during a recent stay from 12/20 - 12/28. Both times we waited in line, once we got to the front of the line the person working went to another station. We waited so long for someone to return, that we finally went to another line to get our second choice. During the second visit, we were running late for the Magic Express bus since the hotel completely messed up our check out paperwork. I finally went behind the line to grab a breakfast sandwich, no one said anything. As soon as I left, a worker came over to help out the next guest. Food was very average. I wouldn't go there specifically, and was glad I wasn't paying for it since we had a free dining offer.
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      Registered: April 2012
      Location: St. Pete, Fl
      Posts: 12
      Review Date: Wed June 4, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food, portion size
      Cons: none

      We had breakfast and lunch there. Plenty to choose from, decent prices, large portions, excellent taste and texture.
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      Registered: January 2006
      Location: Jacksonville, FL
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Wed May 1, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 2 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Close parking
      Cons: Food

      This use to be a great place for a light meal but the food has been downgraded. I second the previous review on the Nachos but feel they were too kind. They are now served in a plastic container, paper on the bottom and about 50% smaller serving (same price), it was a real disappointment. They also used to have some nice pastries and this visit they had only one and the server did not know what the filling was.
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      Registered: February 2008
      Posts: 6
      Review Date: Fri February 8, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 1 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Friendly Staff
      Cons: Decline in Food Quality

      We were so disappointed in our recent (2/3/13) dinner visit to Pepper Market. My old favorite, Market Nachos, was one of the worst nacho plates ever--I could have gone to a convenience store and had better. It was mostly nacho chips (one color), lots of jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes and a very dry, crumbly meat mixture. The small amount of cheese was liquid, tasteless, and seemed squirted on with a bottle. I received no guacamole. This dish used to be one of my favorite treats--with so much moist meat mixture, cheese and guacamole that I always ran out of chips before I was done. Such a letdown.

      My husband's panini special (beef with peppers/onions) was acceptable, though not remarkable, and it took much longer to prepare than he was told.

      What used to be a favorite treat for us will be a "not again."
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      Registered: December 2007
      Location: Brookfield NY
      Posts: 42
      Review Date: Sun January 6, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): love the choices and price.
      Cons: service fee

      Best buffet for breakfast and lunch for the price! We love this place. Even if not staying at Coronado (my favorite moderate resort) we take a bus just to eat here.
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      Registered: December 2011
      Location: South Carolina
      Posts: 13
      Review Date: Tue December 18, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Incredible Value (Breakfast Buffet!)
      Cons: Go before 9 am!!!

      What a deal!!!
      This is maybe 2 small steps below Crystal Palace (minus the puffed french toast) and only counts as 1 Quick Service credit! Eggs & Omelets cooked to order, fresh fruit, Mickey waffles, etc. All of it is fresh and delish. We're all about a quick service restaurant that still offers table service (waitstaff). Went there 2 different mornings. I never looked at Coronado Springs Resort before, but may consider it now- much nicer than I had expected!!
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      Registered: September 2008
      Location: cape may, nj
      Posts: 33
      Review Date: Mon October 8, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): buffet selections
      Cons: none

      Ate both the breakfast & lunch buffets here (on different days) Both meals were filling, fresh, hot, and diverse. The servers were attentive & friendly. We ate a lot of different things and enjoyed everything. Didn't even realize there was a convention in the hotel til we saw people at tables all getting separate checks & taking out the VISA cards..felt sorry for the wait staff, all that hassle! Guess they are used to it, working @ a hotel known for holding conventions. But the food displays were always filled & the hardest part was choosing what to eat next!
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      Registered: September 2012
      Posts: 5
      Review Date: Thu October 4, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): delicious food, wait staff nice
      Cons: long lines

      We LOVED the Pepper Market!! The choices were really good - I usually chose the Mexican things, such as fajitas, nachos, or burrito. My husband usually had the roast or the chef's special. The kids usually picked hamburgers or chicken. The only con was the line to get the food was a long wait at times.

      They accepted the dining plan, so we ate some of our quick service meals there - much better than quick service meals in the park because it was more like a table service meal.

      My son said it was his favorite place to eat in all of Disney World.
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      Registered: October 2007
      Location: New York
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Mon October 1, 2012 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 2 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Decor is very pretty
      Cons: Food hit or miss, long lines, confusing set-up, service charge

      We stayed at Coronado Springs from 9/23/12-9/28/12. We ate at the Pepper Market 4 times for dinner since we had a toddler and it was the easiest place to eat dinner each night. Our first night we ate in. Our server was very friendly and did not remind us about the tip which was nice. We really did feel that he earned his tip.

      There is a 10% service charge which the bill very prominently states is NOT the tip. I don't understand why there is a service charge and yet one is expected to tip. What is the service charge for? Who is it going to? We ate our dinners take-out each night after that to save money but you are still charged the 10%. It just didn't make sense to us. Also we noticed that your order ticket states that if you lose your ticket you will be charged a penalty - really? We really felt like this place was trying to charge you at every turn.

      The set-up was very inefficient and confusing. There are basically 8 or so different stations, but only about 4 or 5 cast members working them. It looks like stations are closed but actually it's just that the cast member is working elsewhere. It's hard to tell where to order, and twice we were moved to a different line by a manager and then we watched other guests walk right up to where we just were and order with no wait! The line builds up fast since the food is made to order.

      The food itself was hit or miss. I had the chicken quesadillas, the BLT with chips, the vegetarian pizza and the pasta with pomodoro sauce. The quesadillas were wonderful, absolutely delicious. The BLT had a TON of bacon, was super-greasy and did not agree with me at all. The vegetarian pizza was okay but had this weird crumbly cheese on it that was odd. The pasta was very bland and the sauce watery. My husband had Market Nachos which he loved, Mediteranian salad which was very small and didn't have much to it, a chef's special which was a BBQ roast with potatos and slaw that he liked but the meat was kind of fatty and the Margarita pizza which he was very dissapointed with - instead of a margarita pizza it was a cheese pizza that they then topped with tomato slices and more mozzarella on top. It was a big cheesy mess.

      On a positive note I thought the desserts were great. I had turnovers and cookies and they were very good. Also the checkout ladies were very sweet.
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      Registered: September 2012
      Posts: 23
      Review Date: Tue September 25, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great variety of food choices
      Cons: Dinner is not buffet

      We ate here on 9/18 for dinner using the dining plan. We were seated and told about the 10% gratuity that was not included. They had menus for dinner outlining the various things in the buffet area.

      Our server came up and asked about our drinks. We had our refillable mugs with us and she refilled those with soda and told us we could also have another beverage so we each got some juice. She then told us to take our tickets and we can get one entree and one dessert with our plan.

      We each decided to get sandwiches. I got a turkey club on a croissant, which came with potato chips. It was perfectly fine. The person I ordered it from made it right in front of me. However a line built up behind me as she made it.

      My companion got a tuna melt, which took even longer to make. His also came with chips. He said it was decent as well.

      For dessert I got an ice cream sundae from the sundae bar. There were quite a few toppings to be had. I almost forgot to get my card stamped though. My companion got a German Chocolate cake, which was also good.

      Our server was very attentive and almost hovered over us as we ate. Once we ate our last bite our plates were swept away. She once again reminded us of the 10% gratuity. The odd thing was, we were supposed to pay on our way out (there was a cashier at the exit). How did we know what 10% would be? One of us went to pay and got the receipt to find our 10% tip.

      It was an odd experience. I think that we didn't necessarily need a server for a quick service restaurant. It made it a bit classier, but it also muddied things up. There was no need for the constant reminders about tip (though I understand why). It was also odd that the rest of the day is buffet but for dinner it is not. We probably wouldn't have eaten much more food, but you still feel a bit ripped off. The area was very nice and clean. It also seemed that everyone had the process down so it was very organized. I enjoyed it, but wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to eat there again.
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      Registered: June 2012
      Location: Madison, WI
      Posts: 4
      Review Date: Wed June 27, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): A lot of variety
      Cons: Rude employee at dinner

      We had the breakfast buffet twice and it was delicious! I loved their biscuits and gravy, the omelet station and breakfast potatoes the best. We came here 1 night for dinner and I decided to order a philly steak sandwich, the cook was very rude and told me to come back in 10 minutes and she walked away! Other than that, I would recommend this place for breakfast if you're on the dining plan because it's the only buffet that accepts the QS credits!
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      Registered: June 2012
      Location: Indiana
      Posts: 18
      Review Date: Sun June 10, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): GREAT VALUE, decor, service
      Cons: Have to tip

      Hands downs, the best quick-service value on property! It is an all-you-can-eat buffet (with a server), and my husband noted it was the most relaxing meal he had all week since it wasn't interrupted with characters and commotion. The food was plentiful and had tons of delicious variety. Inside you feel like you're in Mexico.
      ALL FOR A dining plan QUICK-SERVICE ENTITLEMENT, NOT a table-service. Our server was so nice too and spoke a lot of Spanish for our girls. Smile You do need to leave a tip (which you wouldn't have to do other quick-service places), but it was worth it!
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