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The Wave...of American Flavors

#171 of 2,885 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) WDW-DINE
07:30 - 21:00
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very convenient in the lobby of the contemporary resort at Disney. Walk a long tunnel which feels nothing like going through the tube of a wave, into the bar/restaurant. Feels like a cave, a little claustrophobic. Probably ok at night to have drinks but skip the food. Small portions, high prices, and just not a good option. Extremely limited menu.

Thank Ken R
Metro Manila, Philippines
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352 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with dishes around $25-35 along with $10 glasses of wine. Kids meals around $11 so moderately high priced but great food and good service. Kids really enjoyed the kids meals and the adult meals were cooked to perfection with fast and friendly waiters who go out of their way to serve. On our recommended list for fine dining... More 

Thank MakatiJoe
Columbus, Ohio
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187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like everything at Disneyworld overpriced. The food was ok and the service good. Portions were on the small side and the prices on the high side. But then like everything you are paying because it is Disney

Thank disgusted012
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four adults and 2 very young children made for an interesting meal experience. The food was excellent. Our server went above and beyond taking care of us. Wish I had his name. Do know he is originally from England so with the British accent I'm sure others will remember him. Yes, Disney is extremely pricey especially when you add in... More 

Thank catrina391
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. We come here for breakfast everytime we are at Disney, and it never disappoints. Always get the buffet, food is always fresh and hot (which is not always the case in Disney) Sweet potato pancakes, cheesy grits, banana parfait YUM YUM! I want to go back just thinking about it. Highly recommend

Thank Michele L
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was typical Disney. Overpriced, limited menu and not the best service. Our cheddar cheese mashed potatoes came out lukewarm. When we complained, the waiter did bring out some hot ones for us. The tenderloin was good, and so was the noodle dish. You have to make a reservation. I simply don't understand why almost every Disney restaurant with table... More 

Thank Bill and Jackie P
Williston, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 7:00 pm dinner reservation here on New Years Eve. We arrived at 6:30 and choose to eat at the bar. Our server Bo was great as always. He is the main reason we eat at the bar, his service is top notch and the food comes out hot and quickly. Our main place to go eat when... More 

1 Thank GTcoyote
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good but lacked attention to detail... Plates were sloppy and it seemed kind of thrown together

Thank Stephanie S
Valley Stream, New York, United States
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone tries to get into chef mickeys for breakfast but this place is 10 times better and only costs 1 point on the dining plan. The buffet is the best and includes everything on the normal menu minus the shrimp omelette. Definitely go here for breakfast.

Thank Thomas_Cuccio_Jr
Horse Cave, Kentucky
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always love The Wave. I always get the tenderloin and it's been perfect every single time. This trip everything just seemed off here to me. I can't say that anything was wrong, the steak was still good and I enjoyed my meal but it just wasn't the over the top good that it was the last couple of times.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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: (407) WDW-DINE
  • 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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