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I love eating out, and I love Disney, so it makes perfect sense that I’d love dining at some of the best restaurants in Walt Disney World. My favorite park for dining at Walt Disney World is Epcot. There are so many Epcot restaurants, including a few character dining options and some fine dining options. Wondering where to eat in Epcot? Here are some great options. Keep in mind that there are some restaurants I didn’t mention because I haven’t experienced them – not because they aren’t good.
Epcot Restaurants: Where to Eat in Epcot
Future World Restaurants
While many of the great Epcot restaurants are in the World Showcase, there are still some options in Future World as well.
Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion is a quick service restaurant that’s a convenient choice for families. There are some great, healthy meal options, including some produce that’s grown right in the Land.
Seafood lovers will enjoy dining at the Coral Reef, which is located in the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. You can enjoy delicious entrees with views of the sea animals living in the Seas.
Epcot World Showcase Restaurants
We typically stay at Disney’s Beach Club resort, because it’s so convenient to the World Showcase of Epcot. I get park hopper tickets for our family, and we head to one of the Epcot restaurants for dinner before going back to our resort.
Le Cellier, Canada Pavilion
It look a few times for me to try to get Le Cellier reservations before I lucked out. It’s a popular restaurant. If you love steak, this is definitely a spot to try. It’s a dark restaurant, so it may not be the best option for the youngest kids, however.
Rose and Crown, England
This casual English pub is located in the England pavilion. It looks like an authentic pub, so it’s a fun spot for the atmosphere. As you’d expect, the specialty here is the fish and chips, which is their signature dish.
Spice Road, Morocco
One of the newest restaurants in Epcot is Spice Road, located in on the waterfront in the Morocco pavilion. Spice Road offers table service with both indoor and outdoor seating. For dinner, they offer both standard entrees and small plates, so it’s a great place to try new foods.
Tangierine Cafe, Morocco
Tangierine Cafe is my favorite quick service spot in Epcot. Like Spice Road, it’s located in the Morrocco pavilion. The food is delicious – I love the Shawarma Chicken Platter, while my kids enjoy eating the chicken nuggets.
Teppen Edo, Japan
Love Teppanyaki? Teppen Edo in Japan offers traditional teppanyaki in a family-friendly environment. You won’t feel rushed while you are there, and you’ll completely forget that you are in a theme park. If you like scallops, definitely consider that entree. Sushi is also available.
Tutto Italia, Italy
I’m a sucker for Italian food, and Tutto Italia is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. I recommend ordering the Grande Antipasto Misto, which comes with different Italian delicacies. Don’t skip dessert, because they are absolutely delicious.
Via Napoli, Italy
Another one of my favorites is the more casual Via Napoli, located adjacent to Tutto Italia in the Italy pavilion. Via Napoli is known for its delicious Neopolitan-style pizzas, although they also offer other delicious Italian specialties. While you are there, try one of their house-made Aqua Frescas.
It’s (family-friendly) Oktoberfest everyday at Biergarten, located in the Germany pavilion. In addition to a delicious German buffet, you’ll be treated to some fabulous German entertainment. Seating is at large tables, and the atmosphere is very festive.
La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico
This counter service restaurant on the World Showcase lagoon offers large plates of delicious Mexican food. This was the first counter service restaurant that we ate at with our kids, and it’s one of our favorites. Entrees are big – you get great value for your money here.
San Angel Inn, Mexico
If you are looking for a slightly more formal atmosphere, the San Angel Inn is a great option. It’s located in the Mexico pavilion building, overlooking the Gran Fiesta Tour boat ride. We love the atmosphere here, because it always feels like a fiesta.
Character Dining at Epcot Restaurants
Young kids will love the character dining options in Epcot. We’ve been to both Akershus and the Garden Grill and loved the experience.
Akershus, located in Norway, is home to a princess breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has more seating capacity than Cinderella Castle, so it’s a great option for princess-loving families that can’t get a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Despite the larger capacity, it’s still a challenge to get a reservation, so be sure to make one as soon as your window opens.
The Garden Grill, The Land Pavilion
This is one of my favorite character meal options. The Garden Grill, located in the Land pavilion, is a rotating restaurant, featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale and other Disney characters. Meals are served family-style, and include some of the delicious produce grown right in the Land pavilion. As you dine, the restaurant slowly rotates around.
Adult Beverages at Epcot
In addition to wondering where to eat at Epcot, you may also wonder where to get a great adult beverage at Epcot. There are a variety of options. The restaurants mentioned above have alcoholic beverages, but if you just want a quick drink while you are walking, stop at one of these spots.
Les Vins De Chefs de France
Located across from the restaurants at the French pavilion is a Les Vins De Chefs de France. The booth features delicious French wines, as well as the popular Grand Marnier Orange Slush and the Grey Goose Citron Lemon Slush. They are both refreshing, but popular, so be prepared for a line.
La Cava Del Tequila
Love margaritas? La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion offers margaritas to go or for dining in. There are a number of different delicious options, so be adventurous.
What is your favorite of the Epcot restaurants?
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