Restaurant Review: Big River Grille and Brewing Works
Ever arrive early at your resort, and your room isn’t quite ready? That’s what happened to my girlfriends and me on our last Girl’s Getaway. We were all famished from our travels, and wanted to go somewhere we could sit awhile and relax, so this is what we did.
After debating a few of the area restaurants, we took a water taxi over to the Boardwalk to check out Big River Grille and Brewing Works. They do not take advanced dining reservations, so we were able to put our name in, and were seated within minutes.
We were definitely NOT disappointed! The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and perfectly air-conditioned, and the wait staff was friendly and efficient.
Here’s what we enjoyed so that you can get a visual.
First, drinks all around! True to the name, Big River Grille and Brewing Works has a distillery onsight and offers many unique beverages for their adult guests. I’m not a beer drinker, but two Big River I.P.A.s were ordered and thoroughly enjoyed.
As an appetizer, we ordered the Asiago, Artichoke, and Crab Dip. This came topped with Pico de Gallo and was served with toasted crostini. YUM! (Sorry for the hole in the dip. One of the ladies was too hungry to wait for me to snap a picture.)
Entrees came next. Each one was more delicious than the last. We highly recommend ordering a variety of entrees and sampling each one.
First came the Brewer’s Cobb salad. Grilled chicken with mixed greens, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.
Next came the Santa Fe Ranch Chicken salad. Grilled chicken over greens with corn, avocado, black beans, cheddar, and pepper jack cheeses, and Pico de Gallo tossed in a jalapeno-ranch dressing.
After that, the Pub-Grilled Sandwich arrived. This is a grilled chicken sandwich, topped with Swiss cheese, bacon, beer-simmered onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and the signature Pub Sauce. This came served with kettle chips, that were perfectly salty.
Our final entree was the Blackened Creole Salmon. This was served with a creamy cajun sauce, garlic butter, and green onions, with a side of seasonal vegetables and cilantro-lime rice.
After all that deliciousness, we were too full to order dessert. Although I will say that the Chocolate Confusion and Strawberry Cheesecake looked amazing. Maybe, next time!
If your mouth is watering now, check out the full menu to see what might tickle your fancy the next time you’re visiting Disney World.