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Big River Grille and Brewing Works

At Big River, they brew their beer on site and provide seasonal options with unique flavors. Foodwise, everything is pretty standard for brew pubs. To guests from the West Coast, Big River may have a familiar feel to it, which would be because Big River is owned by Gordon Biersch, making the restaurant very similar to Gordon Biersch restaurants. The restuarant serves an almost identical menu for lunch at dinner, with the dinner menu eliminating most of the lunch sandwich options except the burgers.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Along the Boardwalk toward Epcot, next to the ESPN Club.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: Tables in Wonderland accepted.
  • Sponsor: Operated by Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants.
  • Reservations: None
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of November, 2012

Starters

Jalapeño Spinach Cheese Dip - Spinach and onions blended with melted jalapeño Jack cheese. Served hot with tortilla chips. $9.99
Asiago Artichoke and Crab Dip - Blended with creamy cheese, topped with pico de gallo. Served with crostinis. $12.75
Guacamole and Chips - Fresh, housemade guacamole. Served with tortilla chips. $8.99
Chicken Quesadilla - A large tortilla with ancho flavor, grilled chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese. Served with sour cream and guacamole. $10.50
Beef Nachos - Tortilla chips, creamy pepper jack cheese, sliced jalapeños, topped with pico de gallo and sour cream. $11.99; Add guacamole $2.75
Chicken Nachos - Tortilla chips, creamy pepper jack cheese, sliced jalapeños, topped with pico de gallo and sour cream. $11.99; Add guacamole $2.75

Soups & Salads

Fresh cut salads served with your choice of dressing: balsamic vinaigrette, ranch, blue cheese, or honey mustard.

Grilled Chicken Cashew Salad - Marinated and served cold atop a bed of mixed greens with artichoke hearts, feta cheese, tomatoes, and cashews. Dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. $12.99
Grilled Salmon Caesar - Served over romaine lettuce with creamy Caesar dressing. $12.99
Grilled Chicken Caesar - Marinated chicken served on a classic combination of romaine lettuce with creamy Caesar dressing. $11.99
Greenhouse Salad - Fresh mixed salad greens, topped with roma tomatoes, carrots, cheddar and jack cheeses, sunflower kernels and croutons. $7.99
Dinner Salad - $4.99
Beer Cheese Soup - Cup $4.50 / Bowl $5.99

Main Dishes

Add a dinner salad for $4.99

Chicken Alfredo - Penne pasta and grilled chicken in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with fresh vegetables. $15.99
Shrimp & Scallop Penne Pasta - Sautéed shrimp and scallops in pesto cream sauce with penne pasta. $23.99
Signature Ribeye - Char-grilled 12 oz. USDA Choice ribeye steak, served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $25.99
New York Strip - 8 oz. USDA Choice New York strip steak, served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $18.99
Rocket Red Ribs - A full slab of pork ribs, dry-rubbed and basted with Rocket Red Barbecue Sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $23.50
Flame-Grilled Meatloaf - Made with ground beef and Italian pork sausage. Topped with a rich, brown gravy and served over garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $15.99

Brewer's Selections

Hazelnut Crusted Chicken - Sautéed and served in sun-dried cherry sauce. Accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $16.50
Atlantic Salmon - Flame grilled and topped with dill butter. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $22.99
New York Strip & Shrimp Combo - Grilled 8 oz. New York strip with large scampi-style shrimp, served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. $25.99

Sandwiches

All sandwiches served with kettle chips.

California Chicken Sandwich (Lunch only) - Grilled chicken topped with Swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing.chips. $10.99
Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich - Spicy seared fillet on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomatoe, and chipotle mayonnaise. $13.99
Honey Dijon Chicken Sandwich (Lunch only) - Grilled chicken breast basted in honey dijon mustard and topped with smoked bacon and Swiss cheese. $11.50
Roasted Turkey & Swiss (Lunch only) - With lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and Swiss cheese on sourdough bread.  $10.50
Blue Ridge Pork Sandwich (Lunch only) - Traditional pulled pork with Rocket Red Barbecue Sauce. $9.99

Burger Specialties

Kobe Burger - Our premium 8 oz. American-style Kobe beef burger is grilled to order and served with lettuce and tomato. $14.50
Big Brew Cheeseburger - 10 oz. Grilled to order and served with lettuce and tomato. $11.50; add bacon for $1.00
Mushroom Swiss Burger - 10 oz. With Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms, served with lettuce and tomato. $12.50
Hickory Bacon Burger - 10 oz. With smoked cheddar cheese, bacon, and Rocket Red Barbecue Sauce. $12.50

Desserts

Chocolate Confusion - Chocolate mousse layered between Oreo brownie cake with chocolate icing and chocolate chips. $6.50
New York Cheesecake - A traditional New York style cheesecake, served with raspberry sauce. $6.50

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Lemonade - $3.25
Strawberry Lemonade - $3.50
Peach Iced Tea - $3.50
Raspberry Iced Tea - $2.99
Arnold Palmer - $3.25
Red Bull Raspberry Rush - Red Bull and Monin raspberry. $4.95
Red Bull Energy Drink - $5.00
Red Bull Sugarfree - $5.00
Fiji Bottled Water - $3.95

Handcrafted Beers

Southern Flyer Light Lager
Gadzooks Pilsner
Steamboat Pale Ale
Summer Wheat - Summer seasonal
Rocket Red Ale
Sweet Magnolia Brown Ale - Winter seasonal

Mojitos - $9.75

Classic Mojito - Bacardi Limon rum, fresh mint, fresh-squeezed lime juice and a splash of soda.
Pineapple Mojito - Malibu pineapple rum, Bacardi rum, fresh mint and pineapple, fresh-squeezed lime juice and a splash of soda.
Pomegranate Elderflower Mojito - Bacardi Limon rum, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh mint, POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and a splash of soda.

Specialty Cocktails - $9.75

Pomegranate Peach Punch - Skyy vodka, DeKuyper Peachtree schnapps, POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, sour mix, and Monin peach fruit purée.
Homemade Bloody Mary - Our housemade bloody mary mix with Absolut Peppar vodka.
Raspberry Bay Breeze - Skyy Infusions raspberry vodka and Monin raspberry syrup with a splash of Ocean Spray cranberry juice and pineapple juice.
Barbardos Rum Runner - Malibu Pineapple rum, DeKuyper Banana Liqueuer, grenadine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a float of Myers's Dark Rum.
Ultimate Arnold Palmer - Grey Goose Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and fresh-brewed tea.
Long Island Iced Tea - Svedka vodka, Beefeater gin, Bacardi rum, Cointreau Orange liqueur, and sour mix topped with Coke.

Martinis - $9.75

Classic - Your choice of Bombay Sapphire Gin or Grey Goose Vodka. Stirred or shaken, served up or on the rocks.
Cosmopolitan - Featuring Ketel One Vodka, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh squeezed lime juice.
Lemon Drop - A refreshing combination of Absolut Citron Vodka, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, sweet & sour, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Pomegranate - Ketel One Citreon Vodka and our fresh pomegranate juice.

Margaritas - $9.75

Patron - Patron Silver Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and fresh-squeezed lime juice.
Pomegrante - Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Grand Marnier, and POM Wonderful pomegranate juice.
Grand Reposado - 1800 Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier, and a splash of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Sangria Margarita - Milagro Silver Tequila, housemade sangria, fresh-squeezed lime juice.
Strawberry - Patron Silver tequila, Chambord, housemade strawberry purée, fresh-squeezed lime juice.

Wines also available

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
Number of Big River Grille and Brewing Works Reviews: 7
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   04/05/08-04/11/08
Reviewer: brs214 Philadelphia, PA     April 13, 2008
My husband and I love beer, so we were very excited about this brewery, however we were very disappointed. We arrived at the Brewery around 9 pm with no reservations and got seated right away. We started with the Jalapeno Spinach Cheese Dip, and I think this was the best part of the meal. The dip was OK; it was creamy with a little kick to it. I originally chose the Wowzers Wheat beer, but was quickly informed that it wasnt available yet, so I chose the Sweet Magnolia Brown ale, which was pretty good. Then our main courses came. I ordered the Hazelnut Crusted Chicken and my husband ordered (a special) Seared Ahi Tuna. My chicken was rubbery and not good at all, there was no flavor to it. My husband ordered Seared Ahi Tuna and that wasnt properly seared and it was completely unseasoned. For my second round of beer I choose the Steamboat Pale Ale, and it really wasnt good at all, there was no flavor to it. We opted not to get dessert because we were so disappointed in dinner. I would not recommend this restaurant.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   February 4, 2007
Reviewer: celtfiddler Everett WA     February 08, 2007
We were very impressed with the quality of service and food at the Big River Grille. The Hazelnut Chicken with Sun Dried Cherry sauce is outstanding. The quality of beer selection is excellent.
 
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   Oct 05
Reviewer: TinaMouse Farmington, MN     September 10, 2006
They were all but empty the day we went (Hurricane Wilma was on the way and everyone was heading in). The host called my son a girl, which didn't go over well with him, but he apologized profusely, both on the way in and out of the restaurant.

Our server was eager to give suggestions. We had the spinach and cheese dip for an appetizer. It was spicy and slightly hot, but not overy zesty. It was just enough to whet our appetites (party of 6).

Meals ran the gamut--meatloaf, salmon, chicken, salads. Everything was fine. None was outstanding; none was poor. The interior looked a little shop-worn to me. The floor should've been vacuumed, and there was no reason they couldn't have since there were so few patrons.

Our seat was against the windows overlooking the Boardwalk, and with the rain letting up temporarily, the boards glistened in the neon lights. That was cool.

Our food came in a timely manner. Entrees ranged from $10-20 pp. Micro-brewed beer selection was good; flavor was pretty good.

This restaurant is no Flying Fish, but it doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is--well-prepared, simple American food. On that term, it is just fine.
 
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Links of Interest - Hide Section

Offsite Links (we can not vouch for their accuracy or timeliness)
  • Official Page — Site maintained by Walt Disney World.
  • The Corporate Site — The official Web site for the four-restaurant chain.
  • Inspection Reports — Restaurant inspection reports from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.


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