Big River Grille - Disney

4.3
229 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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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaxMan
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Great Beer, Mediocre Food. The salsa was clearly Pace from a jar and the burgers were pre-frozen from Costco.

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JoeO
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. Antispating our needs without hovering. But we won't be back till they put the meatloaf back on the menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing special but not bad either kinda like a “fancier” golden coral. Their nachos were Tostitos which was a total disappointment and looked like something a toddler made with “beef” which was actually Taco Bell ground beef. One of those, if you’re really hungry and nothing else around it’s worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The host was negative, the atmosphere was really below standard for Disney property. My husband’s burger wasn’t cooked and then we were told they would remove it from the bill (I would hope so?). We were charged for his replacement entree after having to wait an additional 20 minutes and the food was mediocre at best. I’m really disappointed. We’re annual passholders who have dined at most restaurants on Disney property and probably won’t return.

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vipJiaW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is well seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always.

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TONIL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Staff is great service is very good. They definitely need a mew cook. I was there two different days once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the food was way over cooked. I’ve been at Big River in Nashville; so much better.

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JenniferS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant desperately needs an update once you take into account Disney Springs is right down the street. The menu is very basic. It was sad to see the Boardwalk still mostly closed. It makes staying in this area a hard sell.

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vipNoraK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

They didn’t have a number of things in their menu and the quality of the food was not great

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StephanieT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not really great. No atmosphere, service wasn't great either. Trying to get the attention of our server to order food was a challenge and it wasn't exactly packed!
Food was pretty average too.

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Theresa
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable experience!

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Nascargirl
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see them come back after the pandemic. Our server was very attentive. Drinks came out very quick. Menu wasn't as large before covid but it has something for everyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So far the best well-done ribeye I’ve ever had. Temp was perfect and yet tender still.

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vipJenniferH
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This is a very enjoyable place at The Boardwalk.
I did feel bad for our waitress- she was SLAMMED. They are hurting like everyone else unfortunately with a lack of workers.
The food is consistently good- nothing out of the ordinary but still very yummy. I highly recommend their light beer. Its soooo delicious and refreshing.
The portions are VERY large which is nice to be able to split.
I do wish they would update the interior, the decor is terrible. But outside seating at the right time is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was very bland and not worth the money spent to come here. Server kept forgetting things and wasn’t very attentive. Overall, wouldn’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark provided us with fantastic service and the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great location, but that’s about it. The food was very meh...many better options available in the area

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very accommodating staff.

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FigmentFan
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends who were in from Ohio and spending the day at EPCOT - perfect spot to meet for dinner. Food was all very good and the staff friendly.

JL
vipJasonL
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food quality was awful for the price. Had the Santa Fe grilled chicken salad, the chicken was not grilled rather chicken from a can. Reminded me of canned tuna with the taste and texture. The fish tacos were cold. No real cooking on the property as took 5 minutes from order to receiving the food. A positive note the wait staff was friendly and attentive, which I feel bad for having to serve this slop. Find a chef that doesn’t now how to use a microwave. Disney needs to do a better job with quality control of outside vendors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was just ok. Very bland. Even the guacamole and cajun pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big River Grille has been a long time favorite of my friends and family at Disney's Boardwalk. It has American fare and a microbrewery. I love the ambiance, either seated outside along the boardwalk or inside along the windows overlooking the boardwalk. It's a great casual option. We can feel comfortable eating there on evenings coming straight from the theme parks, and nice enough to plan for non park evenings as well. The menu has healthy options, such as entree salads, or more hearty dishes such as pasta, ribeye, ribs, or burgers. Nice option for adults or families.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Chicken for nachos an quesadilla is consistency of canned chicken. No freshness appeared in meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food. Good prices. Service was almost nonexistent. 10 min late for reservation... transportation issues... my bad. We waited another hour to be sat. Long waits for menus, drinks, food. Never checked on for refills or dessert. Had to go to go ask for refills and dessert. Automatic gratuity that clearly wasn’t earned. We had been here before and we excited to share with our family... so disappointed and embarrassed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice view on the boardwalk

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KimP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat while at the Disney boardwalk area.

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ErichK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a little loud, but less loud than most Disney-based eateries. Beer was fine and had so e variety. Food was pretty solid. Kids crushed the burgers and the California Chicken was solid. Our server Joe was absolutely amazing and made it special.

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KathyG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Decent food. A bit over priced for what you get. It's def worth going to the bar for some great beer but the meal is only mediocre.

HJ
HeatherJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay. Probably should have tried their ribs or a hamburger which sounded tasty;). Did not sit inside so can’t review indoor atmosphere.
Boardwalk was enjoyable to view while sitting outside if you like to people watch.

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Greg
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice lunch outdoors. Great for people watching, enjoying the boardwalk views, all complimented by good food and good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor setting at Disney’s Boardwalk

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are on our honeymoon. It was really nice and relaxing. Our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time, I miss the old menu though and the broader selection of beers. I hope with time everything will return to normal.

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vipDomesticWanderer
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While it was quite difficult to get a reservation any where on such short notice, we were able to get one here. While it did take a few minutes to get seated it wasn't a problem and when we did our server was quite prompt in getting our orders. I had the Big Brew cheeseburger and it was quite good. It was interesting that this place didn't offer fries as a side but not a big deal at all. Our burgers were quite good and not dried out while the amount of sides was perfect. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

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Pattyo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was okay not great not terrible. Staff and service was very good.

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NR79
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very hard to make a reservation. They only take Open Table but do not let Disney guests know this even tho the restaurant is at DW. Dumb! Steak was so tough it was barely edible. Our server mumbled when he talked which was made all the worse by the noise level in the restaurant. We were seated near the kitchen and could hear the employees screaming at each other over the very loud music. Menu options were very limited. Overall, I do not recommend eating here unless you can't get in anywhere else.

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Schnicker00
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great service. Will come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a nice relaxing atmosphere! Austin our server was amazing! Very attentive and he made sure our experience was perfect! So happy with our lunch we will most definitely be going back!

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 4.3 stars by 229 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.