First Look at Updated Quick Service Menu for Trail’s End Restaurant, Reopening July 27

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First Look at Updated Quick Service Menu for Trail’s End Restaurant, Reopening July 27

Shannen Ace

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First Look at Updated Quick Service Menu for Trail’s End Restaurant, Reopening July 27

Trail’s End Restaurant and the nearby Crockett’s Tavern at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will reopen with new menus and updated interiors on July 27 after a months-long refurbishment.

Trail’s End Restaurant Menu

Trail’s End Restaurant has been reimagined to a quick-service restaurant . Whether you’re looking for family-sized entrees and sides to bring back to your cabin or campsite, or freshly prepared individual-sized entrees to feast on inside the restaurant’s casual seating area, here is a first glimpse at what’s on offer.

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The refreshed marketplace concept now includes an on-stage pizza station where you can pick up a slice or the entire pie. There will be two new options available. A smokehouse-style pizza topped with house-smoked brisket, sausage, and pepperoni and a delicious roasted vegetable pie. And yes, classic pepperoni and cheese are still available.

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In addition to these offerings, the Market-style Selections are filled with a variety of items. Before heading back to your campsite, mosey on up to the Hot Grab and Go section where you can pick from the proteins. This area features pecan-smoked whole chicken or brisket, racks of pork ribs, and fried chicken. Sides will be available by the pound including macaroni & cheese, plant-based cowboy beans, and mashed potatoes. 

These aren’t the only bites to be had. You can order classics like cheeseburgers, plant-based vegetable burgers, chicken nuggets, and french fries. For some comfort food, the Homestyle Meals feature cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes with gravy and your choice of half a slab of barbecued ribs or two pieces of fried chicken. You can also treat yourself to hand-scooped ice cream and specialty coffees, like the Wilderness Latte with flavors of chocolate and hazelnut. 

To keep refreshed at Trail’s End, there are also a variety of beverages and snacks on the go, like the new Chicken Wrap featuring the new house-made blueberry BBQ sauce or the returning favorite Pioneer Berry Salad. 

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A vast lineup of new and returning sweets will also be featured in the market, a house-made bakery. The pastry team dusted off 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, 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.’

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Also new, the pastry team has created some original recipes: the Fort Fruity Cookie featuring fruity cereal and white chocolate chips and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake. Since no camping trip is complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire, there will be two sweets inspired by those classic flavors – the S’more Cupcake and the S’mores Cookie.

Crockett’s Tavern

Crockett’s Tavern has been refreshed as a lounge with expanded seating, both indoors and outside, to offer an enhanced view of Bay Lake. Conveniently located near Trail’s End Restaurant, this guest favorite has been updated with a collection of elevated lounge-style snacks to accompany the array of new and returning beverages and specialty cocktails.

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This reimagined menu will feature new bites and sips paying tribute to the heritage of the resort and its inspiration from the American frontier. But don’t worry, there will still be a ‘to-go’ window for those looking for a libation or mocktail to enjoy before experiencing the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue!

New to the menu is A Trio of Sliders. This features a pulled pork slider with BBQ sauce and coleslaw, 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. 

The new Chicken Bites allow guests the option of picking their favorite sauce among buffalo, garlic-parmesan, or blueberry BBQ. These bites are also served with celery, house-made ranch, blue cheese, and seasoned french fries. The new Charcuterie Board addition 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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Some new plant-based offerings include the Crispy Cauliflower paired with a tasty garlic aïoli. This fan-favorite from the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue plant-based menu is also gluten/wheat friendly. Plant-based fried green tomato sliders featuring a southern remoulade and citrus greens served with seasoned french fries are also arriving.

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For a sweet finish, the Trailblazin’ Dessert Trio 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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For those looking for an adult beverage to accompany their meal, Crockett’s Tavern has multiple options to choose from with their heritage cocktail program curated by Guest Experience Managers Hunter Bernreuter and Eric Borgsmiller to pay homage to the resort’s over 50-year history. Inspired by the Fort Wilderness Railroad that once ran throughout the resort, the All Aboard! Moonshine Cocktail Flight is a sampling of moonshine cocktails featuring the Gullywhumper, Blackberry Lightning, and Spiced Appleberry Shine.

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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. 

The Camper’s Coupe features Laird’s Applejack Brandy, orange and lemon juices, and a hint of maple syrup. 

Those who prefer bright and refreshing flavors can seek the Meadows Cup, with Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur Cup, Hendrick’s Gin, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, and strawberry. 

Any old fashioned fans out there? Our barkeep will be serving up a rotating selection of old fashioned cocktails as well. The summer version will be a Clementine Old Fashioned with Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters, and cane syrup garnished with a clementine wheel and Luxardo cherry. This sip is a nod to Clementine Beach at the resort. 

Tequila fans will be pleased to try two beverages on the menu. A nod to one of the historic camping loops at Fort Wilderness, the Quail Trail Paloma serves up Teremana Blanco Tequila with Hella Cocktail Co. Smoked Chili Bitters, grapefruit soda, and a chili-lime rim. And, of course, you’ll still be able to enjoy your porch sippin’ favorite – the Moonshine Margarita with Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ Moonshine, Triple Sec Liqueur, sweet-and-sour mix, and lime juice. 

What are you most curious about in this new menu? Are you excited for the reopening of Trail’s End? Let us know in the comments.

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