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The Wave of American Flavors

American Restaurant$$$$
Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista
  • Russ W.
    "Breakfast buffet is our fav in WDW with many great gourmet choices."(10 Tips)
    Lindsay B.
    "sweet potato pancakes are perhaps the best thing"(5 Tips)
    Zach M.
    "The Beef Tenderloin was one of the best ones I have eaten!"(7 Tips)
    Kasey B.
    "A hidden gem in The Contemporary!"(5 Tips)
110 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • magic star
  • beef tenderloin
  • hidden gem
  • sweet potato pancakes
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  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HOctober 14, 2013
    Danielle is awesome if you can sit in her section! Coolest cast member ever! Very personable and friendly if you don't get sat in her section ask to meet her when you leave. She'll make your day!
  • Kasey B.
    Kasey BSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A hidden gem in The Contemporary! Fantastic breakfast, including a buffet. Great lunch & dinner menu with bar menu. The seating area of to the side is very cozy and usually not too crowded!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RApril 17, 2015
    Loved it, Fish tacos, crab cake appetizer was a perfect entrée for me. Great service from our waitress Stephenie also. My wife loved the chicken, brussel sprouts, and cheesy grits also.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HackettJune 21, 2016
    Even if you don't like the sound of a part of the dish avoid the temptation to request it to be removed/substituted as you are likely to be pleasantly surprised by an amazing dish 😊
  • Adam P.
    Adam PresetDecember 15, 2012
    This is the most relaxing restaurant on property for breakfast, and the quality of the buffet is stellar. Eggs Benedict! Your wild kids may actually sit still and chill out. Mine did.
  • Hugo H.
    Hugo HJune 4, 2013
    The crab cakes were awesome, but the side of avocado gelato was to die for. Service & atmosphere were superb. The ruben was really good as well. A great spot for lunch.
  • Tara C.
    Tara ConklinJune 24, 2013
    The breakfast buffet has no equal. Sweet potato pancakes, whole grain Mickey Waffles, eggs Benedict with Kay lime hollandaise sauce... Amazing
  • Dave F.
    Dave FortinSeptember 24, 2011
    Had the short ribs the other night, they were really good. Expensive, but we are on the deluxe dining plan so who cares. I will be having the beef tenderloin tonight. Pic is of current menu.
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BMay 9, 2013
    Get here for breakfast. $20 buffet and no wait. But more importantly the sweet potato pancakes are perhaps the best thing I've ever ate anywhere in Disney!
  • Russ W.
    Russ WakelinApril 28, 2016
    All meals are fantastic. Breakfast buffet is our fav in WDW with many great gourmet choices. Be sure to order the French press coffee!
  • Iris W.
    Iris WJuly 2, 2014
    best beef tenderloin i've ever had! our server was really nice and service was great! (went really late so it was pretty much empty)
  • Sean L.
    Sean LebAugust 6, 2014
    A fresh, always changing menu that reflects the season's availability. A modern and clean setting, it offers local flavors in American inspired dishes.
  • Elissa F.
    Elissa FalloSeptember 18, 2014
    One of my favorite Disney restaurants... A hidden gem that most people over look! Excellent local menu! It is so yummy!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MurrayJanuary 8, 2014
    Try the Seared Lamb Chops - Great dish. No so much that you take half home with you and very tasty. Lamb was cooked perfect.
  • Lee B.
    Lee BartonMay 12, 2014
    Great breakfast buffet and service. Remember everything tastes better with bacon .... And maple syrup ;) cinnamon rolls are awesome too
  • Chris S.
    Chris SNovember 20, 2012
    Good fresh dining experience. Great value for the Disney parks and would return over most all other restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FortinSeptember 30, 2011
    Maker's mark for me, and a power berry mojito for her. The mojito was really yummy. I've never had bourbon before, I liked ikt very much.
  • Vineet K.
    Vineet KumarJuly 29, 2014
    One of the best meals on the Disney dining plan. I recommend the scallops on risotto and the tenderloin.
  • Beth W.
    Beth WolfMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the breakfast buffet! It was delicious & had some unique offerings!! Also the Bay Lake Sunrise was delightful!
  • Soren S.
    Soren SchomburgSeptember 5, 2014
    Great American cuisine in the Contemporary Resort. The food is always delicious. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SeedykJanuary 4, 2012
    For breakfast, skip the buffet and go for the entree if you have a dining plan with table service -- the buffet is mostly continental offerings with bite-sized portions of hot foods.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CucchiJune 15, 2014
    The food was alright for lunch...however my order came out wrong. I don't know that I would make it a must visit destination, but the price is just right for lunch!
  • Heather M.
    Heather M.July 18, 2011
    The servers and bartenders are the best! Be sure to see Kim and Chris at the bar & Barbi, Tim, Dave, and Kim S. are great and fun servers!
  • 44
    44July 16, 2011
    Underrated, very good food at a reasonable price. No view, but overall the food quality and Drinks beat the California Grille hands down.
  • PSU-Lion D.
    PSU-Lion DiOctober 18, 2013
    Get the French Press Columbian coffee. It's not covered under any dining plan but it's sooooo good, so worth it
  • Bonny P.
    Bonny PoohDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish tacos are great they come with 3 gelatins (avocado, salsa and lemon) really yummy!
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 31, 2011
    Show up after a birthday party and get free cake... Granted it's a rare occasion but still a good tip if you can swing it.
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie ChampeauOctober 30, 2012
    Dinner was excellent! This is truly a hidden gem that's sure not to stay a secret for long!!!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PaluszakMarch 4, 2016
    The Reuben is great. A great place to escape the hectic day spent at the convention center.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarballoMay 26, 2012
    Phenomenal food. Geaux with the lamb shank or beef tenderloin. Ask for Ali... Excellent server
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BlairJuly 29, 2013
    Amazing restaurant, fantastic atmosphere, and the most INCREDIBLE fish tacos ever!!!
  • Beach B.
    Beach BunniiJune 4, 2013
    Amazing restaurant! Food is great and the servers and hostesses are very fun :-)
  • keith
    keithDecember 2, 2010
    lamb shank is the best I have EVER had. meat falls off the bone. one of the best restaurants in Walt Disney World.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RowanFebruary 18, 2013
    Ok service. AMAZING FOOD! Great coming from magic kingdom. Highly recommended
  • Shannon R.
    Shannon ROctober 4, 2016
    Steak was a bit too charred for medium well. Green beans were way undercooked. Friend rice was pretty good minus the bean curd. Typical prices for here. Service was fairly quick.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the press pot coffee (it's worth it)
  • Tony C.
    Tony CaselnovaFebruary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for local and micro beer and seasonal food
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BeckerSeptember 22, 2013
    Breakfast buffet was excellent value for the $19.99 price. They take Tables in Wonderland
  • Sandy
    SandyNovember 15, 2011
    Everything here has a healthy touch, i.e. wheat pasta and breeds. It was yummy!!
  • John H.
    John HaddockJuly 17, 2012
    DJ GRE3NMNKY recommends the magic star or the GREEN drink
  • Eating WDW
    Eating WDWAugust 24, 2012
    We tried their latest flatbread creation: Our “Everything on it” Bison Burger Flatbread Read more
  • Suzanne, L.
    Suzanne, LopezMay 10, 2012
    Try the spinach, tomato and feta eggs!!!! You won't be disappointed!
  • Selena R.
    Selena RoyleMarch 17, 2013
    amazing breakfast buffet, has almost everything on the menu!
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PerezFebruary 29, 2016
    Bartenders are super sweet and will offer great suggestions.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WrightJuly 4, 2014
    The sustainable fish with edamame stew was phenomenal!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BaranikApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service too slow. If you have to go, have your drink & food order ready to go and even get your bill ahead of time. They need to have more servers working when a convention is in town.
  • abdulla77
    abdulla77July 27, 2015
    Their beef tenderloin is out of this world!
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van DillewynJanuary 9, 2012
    Awesome breakfast buffet including eggs Benedict and sweet potato pancakes!!
  • Eric K.
    Eric KassermanFebruary 4, 2012
    Enjoyable atmosphere. Drinks could be a bit stronger. Prices are on par with the Disney experience.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FortinSeptember 24, 2011
    The pan seared scallops are smothered in bacon. What isn't good that is smothered in bacon?
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