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The Wave… of American Flavors

4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first time at The Wave even though we travel to Walt Disney World every year. We made a reservation for 7:05 for all eight in our group. We were seated at 7:45. Food arrived at 8:47pm. Just everything took a long time...More

Thank 1thebus1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would not expect anything less from a Disney operated business and the Wave measured up to my expectations. I ate a simple breakfast but they have a way of making everything taste better a notch above on other "normal" eateries. Our service was prompt...More

Thank finsterErie_PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is a spectacular meal. My finicky kids even like to eat here. But, the cherry on top is how wonderfully they handle food allergies. NEVER making me feel out of place, never making me look odd and NEVER humiliating the small child...More

Thank Denise Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were vacationing at Bay Lake Tower for an extended Labor Day weekend trip. We dined at The Wave each morning for breakfast. It was fabulous as always. The buffet has an array of selections, hot and cold, sweet and savory. The cheese grits and...More

Thank LoveTenn4life
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a handful of times and have always enjoyed it. Sometimes we just stop in at the bar and eat there. Each time Beau is working and he is a great bartender. You can tell he really enjoys his job and wants...More

Thank ZsaZsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the wave in the evening at about 7 and found the restaurant to be quiet with a lovely atmosphere. Jim, our server, was fantastic and very chatty and informative. The complementary bread and butter was delicious and the service was really well timed....More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good, although might be pricey for some, very loud in restaurant with no atmosphere to speak of.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customer service was excellent. When it comes to Disney they know how to make their guests feel special. This place is made for families, its not quiet. The food was delicious. The absolute best was the crab cakes.

1  Thank Christy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked past many times but never ventured in until now. What a hidden gem. Safe to say this is now our favourite breakfast buffet on Disney property. All the food was delicious, great variety and service was excellent. Can't wait to return.

2  Thank Happymummy1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice varied menu and quick and efficient service. Lovely cocktails! Bar area nice as well as the restaurant.

1  Thank Famcarter
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2 May 2017|
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Response from mary68gary | Reviewed this property |
I would give it 5 stars. It tends to be overshadowed by the gourmet restaurant on the top floor, but it really excellent. The filet mignon was so tender you could cut it with your fork, the salad was so good we asked for... More
Heather H
11 January 2017|
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Response from Ping1965 | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you ask the waiter, they will allow you to go upstairs to the 4th floor to watch it, they will hold your table.
Danielle D
18 November 2016|
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Response from 3lionsfan | Reviewed this property |
I second the recommendation of Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Great buffet w/ good kid selections.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, you can enjoy American-style dishes with international flavors, healthy dining options and trendy cocktails.BreakfastChoose from a la carte breakfast options or a bountiful buffet and enjoy a delicious start to your day at The Wave...of American Flavors. The a la carte menu features traditional American breakfast fare, like egg dishes, Muesli and Omega Berry Smoothies. For a speedier dining experience, the breakfast buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite. Savor all-you-care-to-enjoy servings of breakfast favorites, including eggs Benedict, cheese grits, sweet potato pancakes, Mickey waffles, house-made granola and more.LunchFor lunch, light eaters can choose from chilled Laughing Bird citrus-marinated shrimp, lump crab-Florida rock shrimp cakes with cucumber tomato salsa, crispy salads, or a delicious vegetarian wrap with seasonal vegetables and fajita-seasoned tofu. And for the heartier eater, the menu includes a classic Reuben sandwich, and a bison burger served with salsa verde and a 3-cheese spread.DinnerEvenings bring distinctive dinners that combine American and world flavors, such as a sustainable fish selection paired with corn and edamame (soybean) stew and cilantro chutney, grilled beef tenderloin with shallot butter, potato gateau and summer ratatouille, or naturally raised, oven-roasted chicken with locally sourced seasonal vegetables.Refreshing BeveragesEnjoy the featured trendy cocktails for Guests 21 years of age or older, like the Mudslide Martini (Baileys® Irish Cream, vanilla vodka, Kahlua® liqueur and vanilla ice cream) or the Antioxidant Cocktail (wild berry vodka, black raspberry liqueur, acai and other juices). Delight in sparkling wines from Tasmania, Rieslings from South Australia, floral New Wave whites from Argentina, Pinot Gris from Oregon and Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, along with certified organic beers from Orlando Brewing Company.DessertsTop it all off with The Wave...of American Flavors' signature dessert trios. Choose from New York-style cheesecake with house-made seasonal fruit compote, white chocolate crème brulee with raspberry macaroon, olive oil-infused chocolate truffle mousse with salted caramel sauce and more!Whether you're seeking imaginative desserts, classic breakfast favorites or international fusion cuisine, this restaurant delivers a variety of delectable dining experiences. Walk through the brushed steel arch ""tunnel"" into The Wave...of American Flavors and find out what culinary treats await you!
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