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“We eat here 10-12 times a year. love it.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trail's End Restaurant

Trail's End Restaurant
Ranked #140 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We eat here 10-12 times a year. love it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

We are Orlando locals, have annual passes and east at Disney restaurants all the time. Trails End is one of our favorites. We love the food, the service, and the environment. In my opinion its the best value for the money of all the buffet style restaurants at WDW (and we've eaten at them all, many times).

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim W
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Augusta
1 review
“One of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

We always enjoy Trails End. My husband loves the buffets, so we had tried this one a few years ago, we like the lodge, rustic atmosphere,the wood grilled smell inside and the food is really good.It is a smaller selection, but we always get filled and its one of the lower priced restaurants,also its one of only three Disney restaurants that serve SWEET TEA !! Very enjoyable. Give it a try.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jerry and Tina C
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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227 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Good food and a quiet respite from the parks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

On our last day in the parks, we escaped from Magic Kingdom and took the boat over to Fort Wilderness. The restaurant wasn't very busy, so we were seated immediately without a reservation. The beer tasted great! The server said that the burgers were the best in Walt Disney World, so my wife ordered an angus chuck bacon cheeseburger. It was, indeed, one tasty burger, but at $12.99 (with sweet potato fries), it shoulda been! I had the pan-seared catfish. It was very nicely cooked and delicious. It came with coleslaw, half an ear of corn, and some dynamite chive hush puppies. Again, the price was typical of Disney - $14.99. Despite the cost, Trail's End is a nice, cool escape from the hustle and bustle with very good food.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zaphod
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Murray, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice getaway.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2011

Typical buffet food, but pretty good! Ribs were excellent, vegetables were perfectly cooked and seasoned, not mushy! As other reviews have said, mashed potatoes were a little off, but roasted potatoes provided an excellent alternative. Apple crisp was also great. Hosts and servers were very attentive and nice. We were about half an hour early for our reservation and were seated almost immediately.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mnelsonielsen
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Alpharetta, GA
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“There are many other better options at Disney besides Trails End”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

Our family of two adults and two children dined here on April 5, 2011. We were staying at the Wilderness Lodge and thought it would be fun to leave the Lodge by boat and try Trails End for dinner. While the boat ride was nice, but we found the restaurant choice to be a mistake. The restaurant's atmosphere was lacking, and it felt to me like the entire place needed a good pressure washing. The servers looked "unkept" and very unlike the rest of the Disney cast members we encountered on our week-long trip. The other people dining around us looked as if they had just crawled out of their camping tents and had not showered in days.

The food was average, not terrible, but nothing special and it was not worth the trip in leaving our resort. For the $100.00 including tip, taxes and two beers, there are many other better choices to be found on Disney property. I wish we would have stayed at our resort on this evening and dined a second time at Whispering Canyon instead.

Other Disney restaurants we love that can similarly priced to Trails End (depending on what you order) are Sanaa, Cape May, 'Ohana, Kona Cafe, le Celier, Coral Reef and Raglan Road.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mizzou93
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