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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have eaten at the Wave several times, and have never been disappointed. It is located in the back, on the bottom floor of the Contemporary Resort. The first few times that I went, it was very quiet and elegant. The last time that I...More

Thank eileenm30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking for a quite place for lunch. The Wave was a great choice. The lunch selection was good and was a place to eat out of the hustle and bustle of Disney World. It is a hidden gem located in the Contemporary Hotel.

Thank jacktn13
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get the bacon and eggs appetizer if it's offered. I hate grits, and I ate the entire thing myself! There are a ton of gluten free options, just ask the waitstaff. They even brought out GF bread and a separate butter for me. The cocktails...More

Thank Feisqueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found ourselves at the Wave for dinner during a recent stay at Bay Lake Tower. The food was excellent. The filet and the potatoes au gratin were fantastic. The service was very good as well. We were so completely satisfied, that the following evening,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was amazing as far as friendliness and menu knowledge. The food was wonderful especially the salmon and beef tenderloin. The downside, it took a long time to get our food and then a long time after we were done to see our server...More

Thank Jrbacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with out of town guests because we came here for lunch before and it was very good. So we brought our friends here for dinner. The service was quick and there were a couple different managers who came to check on us so...More

Thank Mei W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this place for the first time and had the buffet breakfast. The price and food were both excellent. The atmosphere was very calm and relaxing compared to other buffet restaurants. The cast member who sat us and our server were both very friendly and...More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wave of American Flavors is one of the hidden gems of Walt Disney World. It’s located on the 1st floor of the Contemporary Resort. Great food and service. We make it one of our dinner spots each time we visit.

Thank prezNaperville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the first floor near concierge in the Contemporary, don't overlook The Wave. We stopped in for lunch and the food is great. Service is also outstanding. Portion sizes are generous and there are plenty of choices for all. Try the reuben!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for both breakfast and dinner and both were so good! The surroundings are lovely and the food is really good quality. Service is great too. I would highly recommend and if like me you are a vegetarian then you will be looked after...More

Thank Joanna S
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Jen A
28 March 2018|
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Response from jjillmomma | Reviewed this property |
Google "disboards aycte" they usually have all pricing for the buffets.
Maureen W
10 January 2018|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
One buffet at the wave was $23 per person when we went last fall, but remember they also accept the Disney Dining Plan. Just one meal credit per person can get you either a buffet or an entrée off the menu. We ate off the... More
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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