Just a short boat ride away from the Wilderness Lodge lies one of my favorite “secret” Disney restaurants, the Trails End at Fort Wilderness. With it’s hearty down home cooking and easy on the budget prices Trails End offers a meal that just about anyone will enjoy.
Trails End is located in the settlement area of Fort Wilderness right next to Pioneer Hall. This restaurant has a easy old west style with weathered woods and a front porch full of picnic tables and rocking chairs. Inside the servers are friendly and welcoming to their guests, however for those in more of a rush, the Trails End also offers a ‘take out” menu of some fan favorites. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner guests stopping by here can be assured to get some tasty stick to your ribs style food.
Start the morning off with a Buffet Breakfast full of all your country favorites. Breakfast Pizza, Mickey Waffles, Hot Cinnamon Spice Apples, and Biscuits and Sausage Gravy are just a few of the highlight on this all you care to eat menu. The adult price range is $17.03-$19.16 with children (ages 3-9) costing $10.64-$11.71. Tax is included; Disney Dining Plan accepted; gratuity is not included.
Trails End offers an a la carte Lunch menu with the same great flavors we’ve come to know and love at Dinner. Open from stop on by from 11:30am-2:00pm and grab a bite!
My favorite meal of the day at Trails End, there’s some real down home cookery going on with famous fried chicken, BBQ short ribs, and all the country fixin’s one can muster. There’s something for everyone on the buffet and the friendly servers just keep it coming. Open for dinner Sunday – Thursday: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday – Saturday: 4:30 – 10 p.m. if you leave hungry, it’s your own fault. Adult price range: $24.49-$26.62; Child (ages 3-9) price range: $13.84-$14.90. Tax is included; Disney Dining Plan accepted; gratuity is not included.
It is worth noting that the price of this meal varies based on the time of year (peak seasons vs regular season), and even on the day of the week. However though it fluctuates in price, it is always one of the best values for an all you care to eat meal in Walt Disney World.
On your next Disney vacation I highly suggest you take an evening off, hop a boat, and take the family for a night over at Fort Wilderness. While there you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the Trails End, visit the petting farm, and swing in a hammock on the beach.
That sounds like a great plan to me! How about you? Leave a comment and let me know.