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NEW Menu Revealed at Trail’s End Restaurant and Davy Crockett’s Tavern

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You Walt Disney World vacation is about to get more delicious! Trail’s End Restaurant and Davy Crockett’s Tavern are BACK! Earlier this year Trail’s End left Fort Wilderness Campground guests in a pickle when it closed leaving campers without a casual dining food option. For those wishing to have a table service meal only the (expensive) Hoop-de-Doo Revue remained open. The dinner show, while casual dress is welcome and the food is definitely not what you’d call “fancy” was far from a casual eating experience. The multi-course dinner show is an event unto itself and not what you’re looking for if you just want to “fill the empty spot.” That all changes very soon as Trail’s End Restaurant and Davy Crockett’s Tavern return!

Both locations quietly closed in April for refurbishment with only “lengthy refurbishment” as any indication as to when or if the locations would return. Happily the lengthy refurbishment wasn’t really all that long, comparatively speaking (Disney speed is a commonly used phrase on our house to mean something is being accomplished very very slowly). July 27, 2023 both the restaurant and tavern will once again be open to guests, however, Fort Wilderness will still be without a casual sit down restaurant. Trail’s End has been reconfigured from a table service restaurant to a quick service location.

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The restaurant retains its rustic charm, but sports an updated look- call it rustic chic. The new look definitely keeps the theme of the resort alive but it perhaps kills a bit of its spirit. Nevertheless it is an upgrade on the restaurant’s tired and perhaps a bit cliché former look.

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As far as the food, it’s all upside! They have somehow managed to downgrade from table service to quick service and yet elevate the food offerings! Take a look at some highlights:

After a long day in the parks, nothing satisfies the powerful appetite all of that walking has worked up quite like Pizza! From classic Pepperoni to vegetarian options and everything in between, you can satisfy your hunger with a whole pizza or by the slice. They’ll even have a smokehouse brisket pizza!

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Over in the Hot grab and go section you can get homestead comfort foods to enjoy at your campsite. These meals are ready made home cooking that are designed to be shared. Options like a whole rack of ribs, pecan-smoked whole chicken, brisket, and fried chicken. You’ll also find a of the fixins’ you’d expect to go with these comfort foods like green beans, mashed potatoes and Mac & Cheese.

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Whole family not hungry (or like mone, can’t agree on what to eat)? Individual Homestyle Meals are also available and feature cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes with gravy and your choice of half a slab of barbecued ribs or two pieces of fried chicken. For the pickiest pardners in your posse, you can rustle up some cheeseburgers, plant-based veggie burgers, chicken nuggets, and french fries.

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At the end, top it all off with hand-scooped ice cream and specialty coffees, like the Wilderness Latte with flavors of chocolate and hazelnut. Or opt for other favorites like Banana Pudding, Carrot Cake Cupcake, Blueberry Bread Pudding, and the legendary Strawberry Shortcake from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, which will be available in a single serve portion! The plant-based Lemon-Blueberry Trifle is filled with layers of lemon curd, fresh blueberries, and whipped ‘cream.’

Davy Crockett’s Tavern

Davy Crockett's Tavern

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This down home watering hole has been sorely missed in the months it’s been closed. It also returns with a new “updated and upgraded” look. It now looks more “generic western steakhouse” and less ghost town saloon. That’s got its place, and it certainly feels more welcoming. The whole establishment has been expanded and is now a “lounge” (read: fancier bar). We imagine many evenings will be spent enjoying after-park libations here.

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Foodies will love the upgrade too as traditional “lounge food” like sliders and chicken bites are now served. Craving a sweet bite? The Trailblazin’ Dessert Trio has you covered. Sink your teeth into a petite trio featuring a s’more with chocolate pudding, graham cracker crumbs, and house-made marshmallow, a strawberry shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream, and a banana pudding with vanilla wafers, whipped cream, and a banana chip.

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The Tavern also has a brand new cocktail menu curated by Guest Experience Managers Hunter Bernreuter and Eric Borgsmiller that honors the Campgrounds rich history and keeps with the theme of the resort. The All Aboard! Moonshine Cocktail Flight is a sampling of guest favorite moonshine cocktails featuring the Gullywhumper, Blackberry Lightning, and Spiced Appleberry Shine.

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There’s also the Bear-y Buckle (Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, pure cane sugar, lemon juice, bitters, Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, and muddled blackberries), Camper’s Coupe (Laird’s Applejack Brandy, orange and lemon juices, and a hint of maple syrup), Meadows Cup (Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur Cup, Hendrick’s Gin, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, and strawberry) and a twist on an Old Fashioned featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters.

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Both of these restaurants will bring much needed comfort food to the resort and the return of Davy Crockett’s Tavern brings a great way to unwind at the end of the day! Best part? No reservations required! We are most excited to report that the walk up window at Davy Crockett’s will return. We can’t wait to try the newly upgraded locations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground

 

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.