First Look at Reimagined Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern

by | Jul 25, 2023 | Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Food, Walt Disney World Resorts

Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern are reopening soon with a reimagined look and menu at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

Later this week, two beloved restaurants will be reopening at Walt Disney World. On July 27th, Crockett’s Tavern and Trail’s End Restaurant will be reopening at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Both restaurants will be reopening with new looks, as well as a reimagined menu! Disney has shared a first look at what guests can expect when these restaurants return starting later this week.

Trail’s End Restaurant Reopening

Trail’s End Restaurant has been reimagined as a quick-service restaurant, with a menu that has both individual-sized entrees to enjoy in the restaurant’s seating area, as well as family-sized entrees and sides that you can bring back to your cabin or campsite.

The interior of the restaurant has a fresh new look, a rustic theme with warm wooden furnishings, beamed ceilings, and accents that make it fit well within the overall theme of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds.

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Reimagined Trail’s End Restaurant Menu

Disney shared a first look at the new menu for Trail’s End, including a refreshed marketplace concept that will include spots such as an on-stage pizza station. You can grab a smokehouse-style pizza topped with house-smoked brisket, sausage, pepperoni, or a veggie pie! Pepperoni and cheese pizzas will also be available.

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There will also be Market-style Selections and the Hot Grab and Go section. This is where you can pick up family-style entrees to bring back to your cabin or campsite, including a pecan-smoked whole chicken or brisket and a rack of pork ribs. You can also grab fried chicken or sides such as mac & cheese, plant-based cowboy beans, and mashed potatoes.

You can also grab Homestyle Meals, with cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes with your gravy and your choice of half a slab of barbecued ribs or two pieces of fried chicken. Want a coffee to finish off your meal> You can grab hand-scooped ice cream as well as specialty coffees like the Wilderness Latte. There are also beverages and snacks on the go, including the new Chicken Wrap with house-made blueberry BBQ sauce or the returning Pioneer Berry Salad.

There are also new and returning sweets in the house-made bakery. Enjoy delicious bites like Banana Pudding, Carrot Cake Cupcake, Blueberry Bread Pudding, or a single-serving portion of the iconic Strawberry Shortcake from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Plant-based eaters can also grab the Lemon-Blueberry Trifle, with layers of lemon curd, fresh blueberries, and whipped ‘cream.

There are also some new recipes for desserts, like the Fort Fruity Cake featuring fruity cereal and white chocolate chips or the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake. There are also two camping-inspired treats, the S’more Cupcake, and the S’mores Cookie.

Crockett’s Tavern Reopening

Crockett’s Tavern has been reimagined as a lounge with expanded seating both indoors and outdoors. Located near Trail’s End Restaurant, you can pick up lounge-style snacks as well as new and returning beverages and specialty cocktails.

Crockett’s Tavern Menu

You can choose to sit dor or use the “to-go” window at Crockett’s Tavern to grab a cocktail or mocktail before going in to experience Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Small bites will include a Trio of Sliders, featuring 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.

You can also grab new Chicken Bites, which you can get with sauces, including buffalo, garlic-parmesan, or blueberry BBQ. Plus, you can pick up the Charcuterie Board with a selection of meats, cheeses, house-made bread and butter pickles, tomato jam, cornbread crostini, and sesame lavish.

Plant-based offerings will include the Crispy Cauliflower with a garlic aïoli, a fan-favorite pick from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue’s plant-based menu. You can also grab plant-based fried green tomato sliders with a southern remoulade and citrus greens served with seasoned french fries.

Trails End Crocketts Tavern

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For dessert, there’s the Trailblazin’ Dessert 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.

For drinks, there’s the All Aboard! Moonshine Cocktail Flight with a sampling of favorite moonshine cocktails featuring the Gullywhumper, Blackberry Lightning, and Spiced Appleberry Shine. This flight is inspired by the Fort Wilderness Railroad that once ran through the resort.

Other options will include:

  • 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.
  • 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.

You can enjoy all these new eats when the restaurants reopen starting July 27th, 2023!

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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