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The Wave...of American Flavors

#176 of 2,933 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
07:30 - 21:00
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to The Wave for 9 years and it never disappoints!! We have never had a bad meal! This trip specifically was AWESOME! Our waiter ALI was not only attentive and knowledgeable he inquired about our plans for the rest of the night and when he saw how tired the kids were he gave us a fast... More 

1 Thank Kathleen F
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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for Easter brunch. There was a buffet of fruit, pastries, cold shrimp, salmon that was fine. The Breakfast entree options were limited - ordered at the table - and somewhat odd choices. We waited a very long time for our breakfasts to be served. As always, the chef came out to discuss safe options for our nut- allergic... More 

Thank Familyvacationmom5
Windermere, Florida
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went there for Easter brunch and it was extremely disappointing. While it is advertised as a buffet, it isn't. There is a buffet of cold items, but the hot items are ordered entree style. We tried may of them. The fritatta wasn't. It was so thin, you could see thru it, pathetic. The chicken and waffles,... More 

1 Thank Jim R
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends a month ago and highly recommended it to EVERYONE! I went on April 12 at 730 pm and it was not good. The bread and crab cakes were fantastic! The pork chop and steak were both overcooked and dry. We waited almost an hour for the main course. These are pictures of pork chop 2 days... More 

Thank Debbie S
Ajax, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always you expect the best from a Disney resort... we booked the breakfast buffet at this location for my son's birthday. The selection is very limited and taste is just ok, for what you pay, it is not worth it at all. It was truly a disappointment but the service is pretty good, we had Ernie (Peruvian server). He... More 

Thank Peggy M
Thomaston, Georgia
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time dining at The Wave. It was a wonderful dinner. We loved the atmosphere. Our server was great. The food was wonderful...the crab cakes were FABULOUS! One of the kids had never been on an escalator nor the monorail- so eating here was a great opportunity for her to experience both! We would definitely dine here... More 

Thank Richarda M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast at the Wave one morning so we wouldn't have to stop in the park. The buffet is a little pricey at $ 23 each, but had a nice selection of fruit, yogurt, eggs, breakfast meats, and the cutest Mickey waffles you have ever seen ! Your coffee and juice are included in the price, however after tax... More 

Thank Nprus
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast menu here is affordable and super high quality! Service is amazing! If you're at the Contemporary, this has to be where you dine in the morning!

Thank Jason R
Parlin, New Jersey
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the breakfast here, buffet or menu, we had the buffet and they had the best grits I've ever eaten. All was delish and fresh. Service was very pleasant also. What a beautiful resort, just visiting before the Kingdom. Actually stayed parked there all day.

Thank ritaj132015
DeKalb, Illinois
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...then you'll enjoy at good meal at the Wave. Came here a couple times in late March for breakfast. First time in, no problem. Second time in, Hispanic/latino guard that the parking gate demanded to know if I had a reservation. (We frequent the Contemporary both for breakfast and dinner at Caly Grill.) Every other time I visit, I just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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