Big River Grille and Brewing Works - Florida

2101 N. Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 33605, United States
(407) 560-0253
Latitude: 28.36684, Longitude: -81.55363

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 3.88 | Service: 4.50 | Food: 4.00
80.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 2 reviews.
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Friday 22nd of February 2008 12:05:33 AM
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This is kind of a hard place to find. I am usually good for directions, well maybe not but why is it that no one I spoke to at this place knew how to tell me how to find it! Anyway once you are here you will enjoy a few great beers. This establishment had seven of their own beers on tap, three of which I tried and all of the three I liked a lot...the stout, the IPA and porter. My favorite was the stout which I drank with my mahi -mahi spicy sandwich....very tasty! The service was great but we were seated indoors at the back near the kitchen. Frankly at this point of our evening after pushing the kids around in a stroller all day long at Epcot and walking a good distance to get to this place, I wasn't about to care about where we physically sat as I was just glad to have a beer in hand and a full belly from my fish sandwhich!

This is for sure a Grill as most of the items were either surf or turf as well as some gourmet'ed up average pub grub. The price was average for Walt Disney World eats but above average for the rest of Florida. For sure one of the more expensive meals we payed for that week. I would suggest that if you come to this brewpub on an evening where its not too hot out, request to eat outside as there was some really nice seats outside on the boardwalk for this place.

The atmosphere was high energy as it was really packed but this was not a low scale brewpub at all and seemed more up scale catering to the higher end Disney Family Vacation customers. Very family friendly and would for sure come again with such great food and awesome beer. I may be easy to please when it comes to craft beer but I also know that I have had my fair share of bad craftbrews...can you say Geneva, IL?
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25
80.0
Overall

BahHumBrew (539)
Monday 2nd of July 2007 10:54:51 PM
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After visiting the Big River in Nashville, I am a bit disappointed by the Orlando (Lake Buena Vista) version. It is located on the Boardwalk at Epcot and although it does have onsite brewing capabilities, the décor reminds me of a Gordon Biersch airport location. There is a reasonable bar area and table seating as well as separate dining areas and outside tables on the boardwalk.
The biggest disappointment is the brewlist which includes only 5 taps (with 1 seasonal, Wowzer’s Wheat). I had the Steamboat Pale and Rocket Red Ales. Both were acceptable but would have liked a darker style (the Sweet Magnolia Brown is their winter seasonal and currently not available).
The lunch menu includes several moderately priced sandwiches as well as some more upscale entrees. Entrees are pricey. While it’s nice to have a brewpub option at Disney, if you are staying outside the park, there are other pubs that offer better selection. Several free transit systems are provided by Disney and if you arrive by car, tell the security booth that you are visiting the brewery and parking is free.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
81.7
Overall

Ronof61 (2)
Sunday 15th of April 2007 06:57:47 PM
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This person needs 3 or more reviews on the site for their scores to start counting.

What can I say, it's on Disney property. It has the atmosphere and looks very nice. The Brewery is behind glass, behind the Bar.

We went with the sampler to make a choice and liked 2 of the 8 we tried. Had a couple of pints with lunch and the walked around for while.

We will go back again, but one major drawback is no little brown jug or any "to go" containers. Go for lunch or dinner and enjoy the beer.

Best Regards

Ron & Mary Lynn
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.5
98.3
Overall
A shot of the main bar and stainless steel at BIg River Grill & Brewery -yum
A shot of the main bar and stainless steel at BIg River Grill & Brewery -yum
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Menu and my beer at Big River Grill & Brewery on the boardwalk just outside Epcot
Menu and my beer at Big River Grill & Brewery on the boardwalk just outside Epcot
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Out Front with the help posing at Big River Grill & Brewery
Out Front with the help posing at Big River Grill & Brewery
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Patio seating
Patio seating
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Bar area
Bar area
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Big River front entry
Big River front entry
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