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Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBig River Grille & Brewing Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 211
Beer Avg: 3.46

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
85
very good

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

2101 N. Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 33605
United States
phone: (407) 560-0253

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Shaw

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$

My girlfriend and I joined LuckySevens82, MrClean and futaboots here for the first Florida Area BA Gathering.

Big River has the distinction of being the only place in the Orlando area that brews its own beer. It's easy to find. It's on Disney World property, at Disney's BoardWalk. Tons of free parking. The place has the look of a brewpub: Brewing equipment visible behind windows, long bar, lots of seating. There is no smoking inside, a big plus. Though the chairs look (and feel) like they came off a Klingon attack cruiser. My fellow BAs tell me this is a chain owned by Gordon Biersch.

I got their sampler. They brew pretty mainstream beers. I'll save you the trouble of ordering the sampler. Get the ESB if they have it on cask. They also had it on tap -- cask was much, much better. Their Rocket Red Ale is also pretty good, as is their Sweet Magnolia Brown Ale.

And while our waitress had a habit of forgetting what we ordered, I am rating the service as good because the owner put the cask ESB on especially for us. Awesome!

I had their pork BBQ sandwich, which was very good, though pricey. My girlfriend had their meatloaf, which was expensive. The beer is reasonably priced, though be aware that they serve 16 oz. "pints" that look like Imperial Pint glasses but are actually smaller.

If you're looking for fresh beer while at Disney, check out Big River Grille.

08-08-2005 21:22:38 | More by Shaw
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-18-2014 20:04:51 | More by insearchofhops
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antman27

New York

4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

This place had great beer selection of there own micro brew ...got a sampler and there was not one bad choice ...great description of each beer on the menus ...the food was also top notch Kobe burger was great and the nochos were hands down the best I ever ate ... If you are in Disney resorts check this place out for sure .. In boardwalk Disney resort ..

03-24-2014 02:11:31 | More by antman27
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.2%

02-13-2014 12:57:06 | More by Kevincredible
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-04-2014 17:29:16 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-17-2013 23:07:45 | More by Sludgeman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 17:38:20 | More by dbrauneis
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21%

10-19-2013 01:08:45 | More by MPSTARR
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-09-2013 15:59:39 | More by ejimhof
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Lare453

Florida

2.79/5  rDev -25%
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
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Big River Grille & Brewing Works in Lake Buena Vista, FL
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.