Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Lake Buena Vista) | Lake Buena Vista, Florida
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Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Lake Buena Vista)
Above Average based on 38 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2101 N Epcot Resort Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States 32830 [ print map ]
407 560 0253 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sun-Sat: 11:30 AM - 11pm

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Lake Buena Vista)

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Beer Available At Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Lake Buena Vista) (arranged by most recent)
Big River Grille White Oak Aged Dry Hopped Soleil IPA , Big River Grille Disney World Weizenbock 61, Big River Grille Disney World Steamboat Pale Ale 46, Big River Grille Disney World Gadzooks Pilsner 32, Big River Grille Disney World Winter Tartan Ale
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38 reviews for Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Lake Buena Vista)
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  70%
 Selection  50%
 Food  64%
 Value  48%
 Overall  59%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
markwise  (173) North of Tampa, Florida | August 14, 2012
First of all, the location- it is a convenient stop if youíre already at Disneyís Boardwalk or the Swan and Dolphin, or Hollywood Studios, otherwise itís a real pain. The look from without makes it seem huge, but the inside is relatively small. Very clean and fitting with Disney, the food is pretty typical Gordon Biersch restaurant with fewer options. For the vegetarian, not much going except a pretty tasty beer cheese soup and some apps or a salad. The beers were par for a Gordon place and there is one rotating brewerís select tap, and that one is usually the best of the bunch. Service is beer-competent and the brewer was accessible when I was there. The prices were a bit much, but it is Disney, so it is expected. Overall, I would stop in for a pint when I am in the area. If I was staying anywhere at Disney it is probably the only place to get a better-than-below-average beer as Disneyís beer selection is worse than most grocery stores.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
BVery  (471) Burnsville, Minnesota | September 8, 2013
Stopped in on 9.8.2013. 6 house taps, none were very good. Had a great sandwich though. Prices were average.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
csaso  (157) Missouri | April 2, 2013
As about as good as you can get for a beer place in Disney, but not bad overall. About 6 of their own beers on tap, all fairly decent - not great but not bad. Food was pretty decent - steaks, ribs, some seafood, burgers. Service was very good by the two bartenders there.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES  (113) New Jersey | February 19, 2013
went here twice four years ago when the espn heisman show was next door. the place is warm and california like when you walk in and is like a johnny rockets in the back. asked the guy for a sample after i had one and he gave up the smallest sample i ever saw. asked cause i wasnít impressed with the first brew, the second was good and i bought one. he seemed perterbed that i asked and then broke and offered up a hospitable smile and some history about the beers. seemed like a harried supervisor type. food was good and my wife liked the martini. very clean diner type joint with service people moving harriedly about. the place was half full.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad  (445) Olympia, Washington | February 7, 2012
Right on the Boardwalk for Disney World how can this be bad. We had a great time loved the food and beer was pretty decent. Not the best but when in need of a cold beer this is much better than the crap in the Epcot area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13  (70) Richmond, Texas | December 27, 2011
Nice setting, out on the boardwalk, and being December rather than June, the weather was great. Server was knowledgeable about the beers, and there were six on tap; around average quality to a little better, depending on the beer. The food we had wasnít great, but the things other people ordered sure looked better. Nice time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer  (54) Kissimmee, Florida | October 14, 2011
Nice setting on The Boardwalk looking out onto the dock. Great service as our server was attentive and pretty knowledgeable about the beer. Decent selection of styles (brown ale, pilsener, pale ale, oktoberfest, light lager and a red ale) though none of them were particularly good. Food was maybe a tiny bit better than average pubfare. Overpriced, however, that is to be expected if youíre at Disney. Not a bad place though if you donít feel like leaving Disneyís premises and want to relax with a few beers.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree  (175) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 29, 2011
Yeah, it Disney, so itís gonna be a little bit overpriced, and itís gonna be a little bit artificial. What do you expect? But after 4 days of putting up with Obese people in crocs ( apparently people still wear those. I had no idea), eight year old in strollers (seriously. Make íem walk) and Florida heat, this was a godsend. There isnít much craft beer in Disney, even in Epcot, so I enjoyed this - probably more than I should have...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock  (146) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | January 18, 2011
Ate here in October 2010. The food provided huge portions and was good overall. I couldnít finish the meatloaf. The service was very good,m and the beer selection had 6 beers, ranging from OK to very good. In my opinion, the ratings are on the low side, and I would go back here.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 7/20
sebletitje  (306) Enghien, Belgium | December 15, 2010
Located in the wonderful make belief realm of American dream, Disney World, we have well ... a corporate wanna-be brewpub with all the corporate elements, except tasty beers and food. What to say about this place? I would say the highlight was the service, nice staff that was very willing to answer our beer related questions. Just too bad that the beers do not allow for much conversation. The food was .. well ... for the price I paid, $13.50 for a Mahi-mahi burger, I was expecting more than a cheap Gordon Fisherman slapped with a bunch of extra Cajun spices, all served with cheap Frito chips served on a potato bun. The beers were forgettable at best, all seemed overly hoppy, and the brewers reserve should remain just that, a reserve. The brown had nothing of a brown, and tasted more like a sweet tea, the IPA was well, lacking hops.The waiter told us the brewer had messed up the brew, but still they went ahead and called it a brewers reserve. Not worth going there again. Only highlight was he service and the cold December weather which meant no tourists. I donít even want to imagine this place when itís busy.

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