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Steakhouse 71 Breakfast Review

This restaurant is nestled in the lower floor lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It was formally known as the Wave and when it comes to breakfast it had some big shoes to fill. The best thing about starting your day here is it’s a quick walk over to Magic Kingdom once you are done your Steakhouse 71 breakfast.

Quick Breakdown

  • Service: Table-Service
  • Type of Food: Eggs, Vegan, Allergy Options
  • Price: $$
  • Location: Contemporary
  • Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credit
  • Discounts: Annual Passholder, DVC
  • Features: Reservations, Alcohol
  • Good For: Casual Dining
  • Menu: Official Disney Menu

Photo Tour Around Steakhouse 71

Steakhouse 71, which gets its name from the year the resort opened, has a sleek yet comfortable décor with fun design elements from the ‘70s and hints of our Florida heritage with subtle sightings of the beloved Orange Bird and citrus groves.

The entrance to Steakhouse 71 does have steakhouse vibes with the rich stained wood but the stark bright white contrast gives it a very modern vibe.

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Once you pass through the entrance the hall is covered in photos of important moments of the creation of Disney World as well as moments from when it first opened. Some have not ever shown publicly before! Make sure to take a look before you get seated for your meal.

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The outer rim of the restaurant includes all booth seating, the perfect option for larger parties.

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In the middle area, you will find the space filled with 4 top and 2 top tables. They are sleek white tables with comfortable plush chairs. Everything gives off a very mid-century modern vibe.

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This may just look like a jumble of modern shapes but take a deeper look. Do you start to see Space Mountain, Astro Orbiter, and a monorail?

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This series of canvases is to the left of the ones pictured above. The abstract castle in these is much easier to spot. If you are seated near these it would be fun for the whole family to see what other icons they see inside these paintings.

Breakfast Menu at Steakhouse 71

Here is a look at several of the dishes we have tried from breakfast at Steakhouse 71.

Avocado Toast

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The dish is comprised of avocado, toasted sourdough bread, and caramelized onion jam. I wanted to up the protein in my breakfast so I opted to add a side of eggs to my meal. It’s not as good as the avocado toast over at Flower and Garden at Epcot but it was still a solid choice.

Steakhouse 71 Seasonal Pancakes

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The flavor of these pancakes changes with the season, when we went in early February the flavor was lemon. The dish is described as seasonally-inspired Pancakes with a choice of Bacon, Pork Sausage, or Chicken Sausage.

Western Omelet

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This was a great selection for the omelet lover in our family. It came stuffed with Ham, Onion, Peppers, and Cheddar served with Breakfast Potatoes.

Steakhouse 71 Feast

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This big breakfast comes with Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg, Bacon, Sausage, Mickey-shaped Waffle, Bacon-Cheddar Grits, Breakfast Potatoes, and Fresh Fruit. This breakfast is perfect to fuel up for a long day at the Magic Kingdom or for splitting and making sure you have plenty of room to snack throughout the day.

Steakhouse 71 Pros and Cons


  • A cheaper option that feels like a signature dining spot without the price tag
  • Super close to the Magic Kingdom
  • Filled with historical pieces, great for those who love Disney’s history


  • Slow meal service, don’t come here if you are in a rush
  • Noisy when the restaurant fills up, not for those looking for a quiet meal

Conclusion on Steakhouse 71

This is a great addition to the Contemporary resort. The menu selection isn’t as good as the former Wave but still tasty. Being only steps away from the Magic Kingdom this is a great location for a breakfast. It doesn’t have all the fun and charm of Chef Mickey’s but it’s a fraction of the price.

After reading our Steakhouse 71 dining review, if you are interested in booking a reservation for Steakhouse 71 you can do so through My Disney Experience. We have found it pretty easy to scoop up a reservation here. It helps that this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.