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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Every trip we make to Disneyworld we always try to make a new experience. During this journey we made reservations for The Wave....of American Flavors in the Contemporary Resort. I had read many reviews prior to making this decision and most referred to the high...More

1  Thank MrDisney1313
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Attractive bar, well made drinks. Very well appointed restaurant, good selection of meats, fish, and vegetarian. Very nice salads. Swordfish was well prepared, juicy, with an excellent mushroom risotto. In the Contemporary Hotel, a quick monorail trip from MK or TTA.

1  Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Service is great and the food is wonderful. The cheese plate is a good start with a nice wine. I think most of the food is all local and very fresh. Located in the Conteperary Resort there is lots to see and do.

Thank scottl926
Reviewed 4 January 2015

While our server was exceptional, the food was good, but no choices for a regular American family. I liked my chili and salad, but husband and son were disappointed and thought it too organic.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is still a 1 TS credit restaurant and at the top with Coral Reef. A must do if you are on the regular Dining Plan. The atmosphere is cool, get a drink at the bar. Love it here!

Thank Summerfun49
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Really? In a 4 star old resort in Disney? This is what we do not expect. A limited menu for lunch, a slow service and the food was terrible not for a kind of money that we pay.

Thank Benjaminfg
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch twice at the bar in the past month. They have a great selection of beer and tasty food. The bartenders are fantastic and always accommodating. The entire menu is available at the bar. I recommend the buffalo chicken flatbread and the chicken...More

1  Thank Baf1979
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Of all the meals/drinks I had in one week at Disney, this was my least favorite restaurant. Not worth the trip if not staying at Contemporary.

Thank VanLaanenkugle
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Dined here NYE only because it was impossible to get any reservations anywhere and as luck would have it, a spot opened up and we jumped on it. Atmosphere - This place really throws me off. They have all these wavy looking things on the...More

Thank Jherome241
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We ate here for lunch in Dec and the menu left a lot to be desired. We were a party of 12 with varying tastes and almost all of us had issues finding something we liked on the menu - some members of the party...More

Thank JessLynn84
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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
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.
Danielle D
Is the buffet available for dinner? Kid friendly choices?
17 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
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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 32830-8413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • E-mail
  • 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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