Big River Grille - Disney

4.2
295 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on Disney’s Boardwalk near the Epcot Resort area, Big River features innovative cuisine and award-winning ales & lagers. A special children’s menu makes dining at Big River a fun experience for the little ones. Enjoy all the excitement and entertainment that Disney’s Boardwalk has to offer from our outdoor waterfront patio. The restaurant also features a brewery, bar, and full indoor dining area. Groups and parties are always welcome!
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.5
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3.9
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jessy was really attentive and friendly. Made great suggestions. Got the beef nachos which the kids tore through pretty quickly. Got two Wagyu burgers, a black and blue and some ribs. After a slight mixup which was quickly corrected by the manager, the food came out great. Beer was really good too. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Fish tacos were cold and tasted very dry. Rest of the burgers were barely a step up from fast food. Likely wouldn’t eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden GEM! Ask for Emily as your server! The gal was had such a sweetie of a personality and truly hit all the marks for great customer service! Our son Giorgio has autism and Emily was so patient with his needs! It is so refreshing to see a restaurant appreciate the guests!

The food was top quality and so reasonably priced! We will return for our next t trip! Every entree and appetizer was hot and delicious!

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MVGA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was very reasonably priced and unique beer options were delicious. Food is good, but the space is pretty noisy with kids and adults trying to talk over that. Don't eat here if you are looking for a quiet place to recharge or to hold a conversation with someone at your table without yelling.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Mac n cheese with chicken... actual mac and cheese was very good. The highly processed cheap dry chicken on it, was not.

I love the location at sunset and after dark. Food is hit or miss. Tonight's service was very slow. If this wasn't on the Boardwalk, it wouldn't be a restaurant we go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disney’s hidden gem! One of my favorite places to go on property.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope you get Tony for a server. I’m not sure if I have had a harder working person in type of restaurant experience. Good Food Good Beer!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Joe was our server and was outstanding. He really did a great job attending our families numerous requests. We had a great experience, but I would recommend reservations. People walking up we’re getting turned away or had a 2 hour wait

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tomzav1
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The staff was great. But the inside was too plain and didn't feel Disney like at all. Our waitress had to shout at us just to be heard. The menu seems limited and there were no additional specials. Over it was ok but not great

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Enjoyed everything. Double IPA was fantastic!

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Sara
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous burgers, brews and cheesecake as always! We’ll be back soon!

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vipsbux
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food sucked. Service was great

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PowerOf4
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Say outside and enjoyed the boardwalk view. Would recommend

ME
MichaelE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

If you are looking for a place that focuses on the beer, like the name suggests, this is not it. The food was decent overall. The beer they do have were okay, not that great or close to the style they were labeled as.

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JuneE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brews and burgers! No fried foods. Staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent server named Joe that was extremely helpful and provided great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was great , food was ok , just a little high !! But overall not a bad place to eat

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was good, the service was great, however the beer was quite expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! The food was fantastic, the service was great! He was helpful helping us select what to try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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ACAGMG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a reservation but were seated over 30 minutes past that point, even after checking in 15 minutes early. We were told we'd receive a text when our table was ready and when we did, the hostess mentioned she had been calling our name for a while (we were seated on a bench near the water and not that far from the hostess stand so I'm not sure why we didn't hear it, but why call out if you're going to text). We were a bit confused but were hungry and ready to try the restaurant out. The three of us were seated at a table clearly meant for two (a chair had to be pulled up from another table to seat us - one side of the tiny table was against the wall, so there was really very little room for legs or surface space). The restaurant looked full, which is nice to see, so we didn't ask to be moved. Our food was good and came out fast. The server was training a new server, and they both were really hustling to try to get to everyone. Not sure we'll go back, but I think our experience was probably the exception.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It started out with a 25 minute wait because they gave our table away to another family by mistake. We had the grilled Cali chicken sandwich and the pub chicken. It was very good. Had the double ipa draft and that was very good as well. Our service from Fabi was outstanding and we had a great view of the boardwalk. We would dine again

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JillC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Our servers were fabulous, the food was yummy, and a great beer selection.

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KPcc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was the first time here. My first thought upon entering was this place was smaller than I expected. Upon being seated we were greeted by our server and asked for a drink order. We downloaded the QR code food menu but didn’t know there was a separate QR drink code. I wanted to try one of the beers that they make on site but guess what, they don’t have beer listed on their drink menu. When I asked about it, our server rattled off a few beers and I just basically chose one without knowing much about it. A printed menu with a description would have been nice if not expected.
We ordered the nachos with a side of guacamole which was extra. The nachos were a big portion, enough for four people to share. The guacamole was a disappointment because there was garlic in it. I know the trend is to put garlic in everything, but garlic doesn’t agree with us and it’s never been in any guacamole we have had.
We were enjoying our nachos for two minutes when our entrees arrived. Were we being rushed? I hate when a restaurant does this. They should space the meal giving you a reasonable amount of time between servings.
Our entrees were the Santa Fe Ranch Chicken Salad and the Habanero Chicken. Both entrees were good. The salad came with beans, corn, avocado, etc. The chicken came with two thin chicken breasts glazed with a sweet and smoky glaze that had a good spicy kick to it. This came with cilantro rice and mixed vegetables. The rice was okay but the vegetables were like the frozen variety and were not seasoned.
All in all our experience was okay and I might come back again but that would only happen if I can’t score reservations at another place on Disney property.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The staff was in disagreement with allergen info, salad came out after the meal and one meal needed remade due to not being made as requested. Also. Desserts were included with the kids meal and they were out of them.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

AWFUL dining experience. We had reservations for my girlfriend and I for our first night in Orlando. First, the place was freezing, we couldn’t even take our sweatshirts off. The waitress told us that they didn’t have any bacon or ribs, so we ordered other dishes. Then, the waitress brought our food over and told us that they are also out of chicken, meanwhile my girlfriend ordered the mac n chicken (so she got plain Mac and cheese). To top it off the food was cold. The vegetables with my steak were unseasoned. Finally, the waitress said she took off 25% of our bill because we never got the chicken, but she only took 25% of THE CHICKEN DISH. We argued that and got the dish taken off the bill. Overall horrible experience and would never go again. I wish I could give it 0 stars and overall ruined my first night in Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Over a Hour late sitting us (we had reservation)
Food delivered wrong , missing chicken from Mac & cheese dish, had shrimp in pasta dish when asked for no shrimp, had plain hamburger come out with cheese. It was a total disaster Workers heard saying “this was the worse day ever” as they were chit chatting Server went back to get chicken for pasta never came back with it. No one seemed to know what they were doing!

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Melsical
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was a little slow and restaurant was a little loud, but that was because of a big party that was there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Dirty, dingy, and dodgy. Zero ambience. Packed in like sardines. Do yourself a favor and select anywhere else.

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LizaB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We made this reservation to make sure we could get into the area because we were visiting friends that were staying at Boardwalk. They were able to sit both parties together which was great. Our server was very attentive. The restaurant overall is small and the bathroom is in need of an update. Food came out quickly and was all hot. It is a limited menu without a lot of choices for sides. Everyone ate their meal without many complaints. It was all very basic though for the price. They show a different menu with better options online than what was available.

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vipRickG
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accessing the Big River Grille on the Boardwalk at the Disney Resort started our enjoyable dining. We started with made on the premise’s drafts selected from a wide range of choices. A generous starter of quality quesadillas and tasty and fresh entre like salads proved satisfying. We recommend a visit.

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DanaT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We’d recommend for food and service. No ambience, tables jammed in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Looks like someone’s basement. Extremely noisy. Quality of food is like most of Disney’s restaurants lately. Overpriced and poor quality

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ShawnV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

If you get the chance to eat here while at Disney...don't! The food is ok (we had the crab dip, burger, and cajun pasta), but it is certainly not good enough to overcome the overall experience. The restaurant was not clean (it didn't help that we sat with a view into the kitchen), it was loud and the food was very slow coming out. There are much better options than this place.

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ElizabethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We asked for napkins and we were given bathroom paper towels.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish sandwich was awesome and so were the nachos.
Good service. Overall great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as well
As service

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10005Gal
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Laura and Waiter were amazing. They were very friendly, accommodating and welcoming!

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nickw
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was meh but is probably a result of new staff from covid

FAQs

Big River Grille - Disney offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 751-1544.

Big River Grille - Disney is rated 4.2 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.