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Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern to Reopen at Walt Disney World July 27, 2023

Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern

Walt Disney World has announced both Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern will reopen at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground on Thursday, July 27, 2023, and we have the details.

Trail’s End

Trail’s End restaurant closed on April 17, 2023 for a refurbishment that has transformed the beloved down-home buffet into a quick service restaurant.

It will now have a marketplace concept with different stations to visit.

There is an on-stage pizza station where you can grab a slice or a whole pie. There are two new topping combos – a smokehouse-style pizza topped with house-smoked brisket, sausage, and pepperoni, and a delicious roasted vegetable pie – in addition to traditional pepperoni or just cheese.

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A Hot Grab and Go section will feature pecan-smoked whole chicken or brisket, a rack of pork ribs, and the fan-favorite fried chicken. Sides will be available by the pound including macaroni & cheese, plant-based cowboy beans, and mashed potatoes.

Homestyle Meals feature cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes with gravy, and a choice of half a slab of barbecued ribs or two pieces of fried chicken.

And, of course, classics like cheeseburgers, plant-based vegetable burgers, chicken nuggets, and french fries are also available, along with the new Chicken Wrap featuring a new house-made blueberry BBQ sauce, and the returning favorite Pioneer Berry Salad.

Trail's End - ribs and sides

There will be house-made bakery items for everyone’s sweet tooth, including old favorite recipes from years past like the Banana Pudding, Carrot Cake Cupcake, Blueberry Bread Pudding, and the legendary Strawberry Shortcake from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, plus the plant-based Lemon-Blueberry Trifle, filled with layers of lemon curd, fresh blueberries, and whipped ‘cream.’

New bakery items to check out include the Fort Fruity Cookie featuring fruity cereal and white chocolate chips, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake, the S’more Cupcake, and the S’mores Cookie.

Finally, there will be hand-scooped ice cream and specialty coffees, like the Wilderness Latte with flavors of chocolate and hazelnut.

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Crockett’s Tavern

Conveniently located near Trail’s End Restaurant, Crockett’s Tavern has been refreshed as a lounge with expanded seating, both indoors and outside.

The reimagined menu was designed by a talented culinary team with new bites and sips paying tribute to the heritage of the resort and its inspiration from the American frontier.

Snack items include:

  • A Trio of Sliders – This features a pulled pork slider with BBQ sauce and coleslaw, a brisket slider with Carolina BBQ and pickled onions, and a buffalo chicken slider with house-made blue cheese dressing and dill pickles, served with seasoned french fries.
  • Chicken Bites – These are served with celery, house-made ranch, blue cheese, and seasoned french fries, and your choice of buffalo, garlic-parmesan, or blueberry BBQ sauces.
  • Charcuterie Board – This features a selection of meats and cheeses with house-made bread and butter pickles, tomato jam, cornbread crostini, and sesame lavash.
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  • Crispy Cauliflower – A fan favorite of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue plant-based menu, this is gluten/wheat friendly.
  • Fried Green Tomato Sliders – Another plant-based favorite, this is served with a southern remoulade, citrus greens, and seasoned french fries.
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  • Trailblazin’ Dessert Trio – This features 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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Embracing Crockett’s Tavern’s new lounge atmosphere, there is a heritage cocktail program curated by Guest Experience Managers Hunter Bernreuter and Eric Borgsmiller to pay homage to the resort’s over 50-year history

The Bear-y Buckle combines Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, pure cane sugar, lemon juice, bitters, Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, and muddled blackberries for a touch of sweetness in this cocktail. The team is pleased to be serving Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, which honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green.

If you prefer brandy to whiskey, the Camper’s Coupe is for you. This cocktail features Laird’s Applejack Brandy, orange and lemon juices, and a hint of maple syrup.

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Other craft cocktails to enjoy include:

  • Meadows Cup – Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur Cup, Hendrick’s Gin, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, and strawberry.
  • Clementine Old Fashioned – Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters, and cane syrup garnished with a clementine wheel and Luxardo cherry.
  • Quail Trail Paloma – Teremana Blanco Tequila with Hella Cocktail Co. Smoked Chili Bitters, grapefruit soda, and a chili-lime rim.
  • Moonshine Margarita – Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ Moonshine, Triple Sec Liqueur, sweet-and-sour mix, and lime juice.

Or try the All Aboard! Moonshine Cocktail Flight, a sampling of moonshine cocktails featuring the Gullywhumper, Blackberry Lightning, and Spiced Appleberry Shine.

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