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The Wave...of American Flavors

#136 of 2,920 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) WDW-DINE
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for dinner in between a day at MK. Got the monorail over. Everything fine at first, our waitress was really friendly and talkative but it seems there is some lack of communication between the kitchen and wait staff as I'll explain later. The air conditioning is way too much here - I know in Florida it is common... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here before playing tennis on the Contemporary Disney courts. They offer a menu and a buffet. Last time here, we ate at the buffet. It was pretty good. This time, we surveyed it and some items were in need of re-stocking and overall it looked kind of tired. Opted to order off the menu, and had very good... More 

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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night. We both had the cioppino. This has scallops,shrimp, grupper and muscles. In a broth. The portion is small, but the quality is excellent. The service was also great.my wife had a excellent piña colada,and I had the recommended Chardonnay from Russian River valley. Also perfect with the food. Nice comfortable restaurant. Tables not too close.... More 

Thank SMS_Bob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner (arrived 15 minutes late due to traffic) with our two young children. We were seated after a few minutes. Food and wait staff were really excellent. This was the best tasting and most relaxed meal we had in Disney. Try the gnocchi for sure!

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best places for dinner that we enjoyed on our disney trip. Restaurant was clean, waitress was great, and food was very good. I had the rib eye and loved it. I would definitely go back.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had our family Thanksgiving Day Lunch here - all you can eat, Salmon, Pork Loin, Turkey or Prime Rib entrees - STUFFED! Food and service absolutely wonderful!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made reservations a few months prior - for brunch on a Sunday for 945am. didn't think it would be busy, but I guess they were, and maybe a bit short-staffed? tons of people checking out of the contemporary resort and going in for b'fast before they left. It was the end of Thanksgiving week so i get that people were... More 

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Swansea, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family had the pleasure of eating at the wave in Oct 2014. The food was excellent as well as the service. We attend dinner at the Wave on November 22,2016 and unfortunately did not have the same experience. The service was terrible, had to ask 4 times for bread, the proper silverware was not served with the beef dishes,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for the breakfast buffet when I was unable to get a Chef Mickey's reservation. They were busy but the line for the buffet stayed short while we were there. The food was good, fresh, and well prepared. When compared to what you get at Chef Mickey's and Boma this buffet is NOT such a great deal. The... More 

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Mount Kisco, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smaller buffet but has a lot of healthier options. The food was good, our server was wonderful. Not at all crowded. I would visit again.

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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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