Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 202
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by GallowsThief:
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Big River in February 2011. Long lines as expected in everything Disney. We sat at an outside table which really was nice as it is right on the boardwalk. The server was excellent and very attentive. They have about 6 in house local brewed beers. I picked the Sweet Magnolia brown which was nice. The wife and I both got burgers which were very good. They are served with chips. It's a good size portion. The menu is not huge but they probably have enough of a selection to make most people happy.
The atmosphere here is really a nice selling point. If you can sit outside and enjoy the views its well worth it. We talked to some other folks sitting near us and they enjoyed the food and drinks as well. It's worth a stop on your Disney trip.
02-20-2011 19:41:09 | More by GallowsThief
More User Reviews:
2.79/5 rDev -24.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$$
A kinda modern with a lot of brushed aluminum... Cool that you can see the brewing stuffs.
Q the beer is well crafted but lacks flavor and variety...
S this is the highlight of the place, bartenders are very nice.
S same thing every time... Nothing new or exciting in the past five years.
F eh... Mostly fired, comfort food. Nothing too fancy
V very expensive, but its disney so it's expected.
06-07-2013 17:52:17 | More by Lare453
3.48/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I took the family to Walt Disney World for a mid -February vacation, and we visited this brewpub for a quick lunch soon after we checked int a nearby resort. I had actually visited this brewpub several years ago (1999, I think) with my wife, before we had children. Nothing had changed. Modern decor, malt aroma, moderately limited seating. The location on the boardwalk is nice, and it is a great place to people watch. The beer is typical ales, oohing adventurous. They were well made, and there was nothing wrong with them. I particularly liked the winter rotation, a brown ale. The service was fast, and, typical of Disney, very friendly. The food was somewhat better than most pub fare. I had an excellent mushroom Swiss burger. The prices are higher than. Necessary, but in line with a vacation resort/theme park. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
02-18-2013 21:05:32 | More by Suds
3.66/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Snuck out of the Boardwalk resort one night last week to have a few beers at Big River. I'd been here last years ago (at least 7, if not more).
Atmosphere: Tuesday night, not too crowded. Entering through the now white awning, the bar is straight on. To the right, a small seating area and brewing equipment. To the left, more seating. Behind the bar, additional tanks. The bar area has a second, long table that passes for a second bar. Tap handles and alcohol behind the bar.
Quality: The restaurant was slowing down. So despite a few fratboy shenanigans all was quiet. That gave me the opportunity to talk with the bartender. Plus there. Six beers on tap and a full menu. Also, very busy at regular meal hours.
Service: The bartender was friendly but not overly talkative. He did, however, make some recommendations for me.
Selection: Six beers on tap. A stray firkin and handpump sat unused as well. The regular lineup included a pale ale, red, and pils with a seasonal hefe and IPA. I liked the pale and and red best and, after the sampler went with a full pint of pale ale. Several were good.
Food: A full menu is available but I didn't eat.
Pricey like everything else in an around Disney. Despite the Boardwalk being a mecca for outdoor drinking, Big River's license doesn't allow for carry-out to to go sales. Too bad there.
07-02-2012 00:45:38 | More by akorsak
Big River Grille & Brewing Works in Lake Buena Vista, FL
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.