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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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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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1 - 10 of 1,102 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I've ate at this restaurant before for breakfast never for lunch until we came here our last day. Staff was great, food was average, prices were average. Would come again.

Thank JLD35MCD34
Reviewed 2 days ago

We never miss dinner at The Wave during our trips to WDW. It's a true hidden gem tucked away inside the lobby of The Contemporary. Even though the atmosphere doesn't offer the most spectacular views of the parks, you won't miss it because the service...More

1  Thank CTMom73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a last minute decision to have dinner here while staying at Bay Lake Tower. It was a great surprise! While we waited for our table, we sat in a cute lounge (couches and coffee tables) and a server actually came and waited on...More

1  Thank CBomb3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem on disney property. We ate dinner here and very much enjoyed our meal. I had fish and it was delicious. Fresh, healthy food that doesn't sit really heavy on your stomach. The service was fantastic, I have food allergies and...More

Thank HyperChick921
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner here. The food was good and the service was attentive and helpful (which is, frankly, a rarity in Disney dining). The decor is dated, but that is the whole Contemporary Resort for you. This was a non-crowded break from all...More

Thank EPB30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our family dinner so much! We all enjoyed our choices, service was ok - waitress not very personable. Diverse menu and accommodating of no dairy needs. We made a reservation but still waited 20 min. which is always annoying. Would recommend the food!

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four ate here this past week and completely enjoyed it. We arrived and were informed they were running behind so we did wait about 20 minutes past our reservations but that was ok for us as we had no other plans. After...More

1  Thank CampinMama123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Disney 2 times a year. Every trip, we make a reservation to eat at The Wave for breakfast. It is the BEST breakfast buffet on Disney property! The presentation is perfection, the variety is amazing, and the CHEESE GRITS are to die for!...More

3  Thank MurphyDadOfThree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have been five stars for this nice meal and WONDERFUL server, but after I'd carefully selected this restaurant based on the online menu (picky eaters in the family), we arrived to find the menu had JUST changed that day. So, beware that fact and...More

2  Thank travelmon5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went once here for breakfast, the sever gave us a very limited menu then told us we could go to breakfast buffet as it was mainly same items on menu, just omelettes made to offer, he didn't offer us any toast or bakery...More

Thank kazandpaz2016
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lisalouauger
How does this restaurant compare to the ones in the Magic Kingdom park itself? we're booked in for dinner on our last night but can't help but feel unsure when there are still so many reservations still available.
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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Heather H
Can you see the fireworks from The Wave?
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.
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Danielle D
Is the buffet available for dinner? Kid friendly choices?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Description
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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