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Disney Boardwalk Restaurant, Big River Grille, Has Reopened!

If you’ve stayed at Disney’s Boardwalk recently, one thing you may have noticed is the difference in pre-COVID dining choices compared to now. While typically the Boardwalk is loaded with eateries, the space has been eerily quiet with the temporarily closures of Flying Fish, ESPN Club, Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas, Jellyrolls, Atlantic Dance Hall, and Big River Grille & Brewing Works… not to mention the permanent closure of Ample Hills Creamery. We do have exciting news however, as Big River Grille & Brewing Works has finally reopened!


You can once again enjoy the family-friendly microbrewery and restaurant with award-winning beers and fresh twists on American pub favorites. It looks like current normal operation hours are 11:00am to 10:00pm, with 11pm closure on Fridays and Saturdays.


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We’re thrilled to see some life coming back to Disney’s Boardwalk! Slowly, but surely, we’re starting to see the gradual return of the Disney restaurants and experiences we love. Enjoy your bites and brews, Disney fans!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.