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Pros and Cons for All Epcot Restaurants

Pros and Cons for All Epcot Restaurants

Epcot has an abundance of dining options, and it’s often difficult to know where you should eat.

(That’s 1 reason it’s fun to stay at an Epcot-area resort: you can go to Epcot for dinner every night and try a new place to eat.)

Here’s a list of all Epcot restaurants with pros and cons, tips, links to menus + lots more.

Let’s take a look…

Disney World Dining Basics

While dining at Disney World isn’t all that different than eating in the “real world,” there are a few things to know about to make your experience easier.

Disney groups their restaurants into two main categories: Quick Service (which is like fast food) and Table Service (which are places that are a little bit nicer, where the food is brought to you).

Here is what you should know about each:

Quick Service

  • Sometimes referred to as “Counter Service”
  • Many locations offer Mobile Order which allows you to skip the line
  • Advanced Dining Reservations are not required or offered

Table Service

World Celebration

Your dining options in World Celebration are great for when you are looking for somewhere indoors to sit and cool off. Located near popular attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (which is in World Discovery), your 2 options here – Connections Café and Connections Eatery – offer everything from your favorite Starbucks drinks on the Café side, to complete meals on the Eatery side.

Because this is the only quick service dining with seating in both World Celebration and World Discovery, it can get pretty crowded (and noisy). If you can, try to eat during off-peak hours to avoid the crowds.

Connections Eatery

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Lots of indoor seating in the air conditioning, the only place to Mobile Order food at the front of the park, diverse selection of food options for both adventurous and picky eaters
  • Cons: The seating area can be chaotic during peak times, sometimes the food quality isn’t great

Connections Eatery opened in 2022 and is a Quick Service restaurant that serves a range of food and beverages for lunch and dinner.

There are burgers, salads, pizzas, plant-based options, fountain drinks, milkshakes, cocktails, and more.

connections eatery menu and counter - Epcot

Connections Eatery is a huge space and a popular one since it’s located near Creations Shop, Club Cool, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

This is really the main source of Quick Service dining outside of World Showcase and in World Celebration, hence why it’s so busy.

liege waffle - connections eatery - epcot world celebration

But, the food options are solid, especially the Liege Waffle, which is brioche dough with pearl sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

Tip: You can Mobile Order here, which we recommend.

Connections Café (Starbucks)

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Coffee and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Starbucks drinks and pastries, drinks are a great use of a snack credit (especially if you add extras to your drink), connected to Connections Eatery where there is lots of indoor seating available
  • Cons: No indoor seating and often very busy

Connections Café is Epcot’s Starbucks location. You can find it connected to Connections Eatery.

It’s popular for obvious reasons, so be prepared to wait in line.

connections cafe - Starbucks menu - Epcot

Like all of the other Starbucks’ across Walt Disney World, Mobile Order is not available.

connections cafe - Starbucks

Connections Café is open starting in the mornings until park close for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

World Discovery

World Discovery doesn’t have any sit down quick service dining (your closest option for that is Connections Eatery nearby in World Celebration), but what it lacks in quick service it makes up for in an out of this world themed dining experience at Space 220.

In addition to the Table Service location below, this area also has a couple of carts where you can get snacks (pretzels and popcorn), bottled beverages, and Mickey bars. There is also a Joffrey’s cart where you can get coffee and pastries.

Refreshment Station

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks
Seating Available: None

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Refreshing treats on a hot day that include frozen Coke slushies, cool misting features that can help you cool off
  • Cons: No indoor seating, but there is a small number of covered seats available

Previously known as Cool Wash, Refreshment Station is a Quick Service stand that’s hosted by Coca-Cola and serves assorted frozen refreshments, including Frozen Coca-Cola, Frozen Fanta Banana topped with Caramel and Blueberries, Frozen Coca-Cola topped with Assorted Candies, and more.

Space 220 & Space 220 Lounge

space 220 restaurant sign epcot

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Highly immersive space theming, unique food and cocktail options on the menu
  • Cons: Expensive prix fixe menu in the restaurant (although you can order a la carte in the lounge), reservations are in very high demand so it can be hard to snag one

Space 220 is the only Table Service restaurant in World Discovery.

It opened in September 2021 and has been hugely popular ever since. Space 220 offers a unique dining experience, in the sense that guests “travel to outer space” to eat.

You have 2 options when booking here: The restaurant and the lounge. Both offer seating in the same main dining room, the only difference being that the restaurant seating is on the lower level (a few steps down) closer to the “windows”, while the lounge seating is on the upper level. Both offer great views, though.

The restaurant menu here is prix fixe. Dessert is not included in your lunch price, but it is included for dinner.

space 220 lounge area and dining room

Of course, you’re not really dining in space, but it certainly feels that way.

space 220 atmospritz cotton candy cocktail

The lounge is a la carte, meaning you pay individually for each item that you order. You can order the same items that are available from the restaurant, or, you can just grab a drink and sit back and enjoy the views. This can be a much less expensive way to enjoy the restaurant’s unique interior without having to purchase an expensive meal.

We’ve yet to be disappointed with the menu here, especially the plant-based options (try the cauliflower and carrot cake).

space 220 plant based blue moon cauliflower appetizer

Reservations are highly recommended (they go fast), but you can also try to walk up on the day of your visit, which isn’t always guaranteed.

World Nature

World Nature doesn’t have a ton of Quick Service options, but it does have 2 of the most unique places to dine in Epcot: Coral Reef and Garden Grill.

The Coral Reef Restaurant stands out with its under-the-sea themed dining area (one wall literally looks out into one of the large aquariums!) and a menu rich in seafood, providing a unique visual and culinary experience.

And Garden Grill is not only one of our most favorite character meals in all of Walt Disney World, the entire restaurant actually slowly turns, giving you views of the Living with the Land attraction down below!

Sunshine Seasons

Sunshine Seasons

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Conveniently located to attractions like Soarin’ and Living With the Land, unique options from the rest of the park
  • Cons: Only serves grab-and-go options after 4 p.m., seating can be hectic

Sunshine Season is inside the main Land pavilion building on the lower level.

This is a large food court style restaurant with a wide range of items available.

There are snacks, kids’ meals, and entrées, typically including cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza rolls, along with macaroni and cheese.

The adults usually have more variety, often including items like grilled salmon, stri-fried chicken, sandwiches, plus several plant-based options, to name a few.

sunshine season - the land pavilion - epcot

Sunshine Seasons is also known for its specialty desserts, like cupcakes and cakes. They also sometimes have festival exclusive items. Be sure to check the menu to see what is offered during your visit.

As for drinks, alongside other beers, the popular Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen that many flock to the Germany pavilion for is also sold at Sunshine Seasons!

grapefruit beer - the land pavilion - sunshine seasons- epcot

There is also plenty of indoor seating for those eating at Sunshine Seasons or those who simply want a rest. And don’t forget to pay attention to where you sit, because each table has a different design representing the 4 seasons (fall, winter, spring, and summer).

Coral Reef Restaurant

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: African, Seafood
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: The view of the aquarium is the star here, can be a good use of Disney Dining Plan credits when ordering pricier entrees
  • Cons: Food and service aren’t consistent

Coral Reef Restaurant serves ocean-fresh specialities for lunch and dinner in a unique setting — a view into the pavilion’s aquarium.

While you eat, you can look through the panoramic windows into The Seas, which is one of the largest man-made ocean environments on the planet.

coral reef restaurant - epcot - seas pavilion

The aquarium also holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic-sized swimming pools and houses approximately 2,000 sea creatures (more than 60 aquatic species).

Garden Grill

farmer mickey at garden grill in epcot

Location type: Family-style character dining
Characters available: Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Chip, and Dale (dressed as farmers)
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Seating Available: Indoor

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Meals are served family-style, which may be easier for families when compared to a buffet. The restaurant rotates, offering cool views of Living with the Land. You can meet Chip, Dale, Pluto, and Mickey, who wears farmer overalls. Good use of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan.
  • Cons: While the rotation of the restaurant is super slow, it may bother some guests.
  • Tips: It is often possible to get a reservation here when many others aren’t available. Garden Grill is often included as an option for dining packages like those for the Candlelight Processional.
garden grill - the land pavilion - epcot

Garden Grill is a character dining spot, where you can meet farmer Mickey, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

Better yet, this is a rotating restaurant that offers cool views of the rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorm, sandstorm, and prairie scenes from Living with the Land.

You’re served an all-you-can-eat family-style meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Garden Grill

Breakfast includes Mickey waffles, pastries, fruit, bacon, eggs, grilled steak and potatoes.

Lunch and dinner include salad, chicken, macaroni and cheese, grilled beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, Southern-style spoon break, and berry short cake.

There are also plant-based and allergy-friendly platters available upon request.

Garden Grill whole gang

Advance reservations are highly recommended. You can book up to 60 days in advance.

World Showcase

The World Showcase is our absolute favorite place to dine when at Epcot. Whether we are sampling something from one of the many festival booths, or dining in one of the many table service or quick service locations around the park, we love indulging in the fantastic food options around the World Showcase Lagoon.

Here’s all the delicious food options you’ll find there, broken down by country (from Mexico to Canada):

Mexico pavilion

Choza de Margarita

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Drinks and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: The stand offers a wide range of margaritas, including unique flavors like Guava Pink Peppercorn and the Fiesta Margarita, which combines different flavors and the food menu, though limited, is highly praised
  • Cons: There is no seating, the food options are very limited, and the lines here can be very long

You’ll find Choza de Margarita outside of the pyramid. You can’t miss it, because it usually has a long line. Plus, it’s the one outdoor stand that margarita lovers are attracted to.

The menu here consists of snacks, like tacos, empanadas, and guacamole, to name a few.

The guacamole is really good here and the chips are always crispy. This definitely makes for a great snack.

beer and guacamole - choze de margarita - mexico pavilion in epcot

You can also find margaritas that are frozen and on the rocks, along with a variety of Mexican beer. Plus, there are select non-alcoholic drinks.

La Cava del Tequila

la cava del tequila - epcot mexico pavilion

Location type: Lounge
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Drinks and chips only

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Fantastic drinks and atmosphere (even though the space is small)
  • Cons: Waits here can be long if you want one of the limited tables, and while the drinks are really good, it is also quite expensive

La Cava del Tequila is inside the pyramid and it is a hot spot. Why? One word: margaritas!

Reservations are not accepted here, meaning they only take walk-ups. You can either take your drinks to go or you can ask to sit at a table.

la cava del tequila - epcot mexico pavilion

However, seating is minimal and you may have to wait a bit. They won’t give you an estimated wait time, because there is no guessing how long other guests will stay.

blood orange margarita - la cava del tequila - epcot mexico

But, if you do manage to snag a table, it’s such fun spot! You can also order some chips with salsa, queso, and/or guacamole.

This is the only food available here.

chips and queso from la cava del tequila - epcot - mexico pavilion

But, of course, the margarita and tequila menu is huge here, so there are options for everyone.

avocado margarita - la cava del tequila - mexico pavilion epcot

If you’re looking for a popular drink to order, the avocado margarita (“La Cava Avocado”) is a good choice (above).

La Cantina de San Angel

la cantina de san angel - mexico pavilion - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Menu includes several options, seating areas nearby offer great views
  • Cons: Can have long waits, no Mobile Order

La Cantina de San Angel is the other Quick Service spot in the Mexico pavilion that is located outside the pyramid.

Don’t be surprised if you walk past here and the line extends close to Norway. It is very popular.

la cantina de san angel seating area - epcot - mexico pavilion

The food is pretty good here, making it a solid Quick Service option. There’s also a really great vegetarian offering — the Empanadas con Queso — along with nachos and a range of tacos also on the menu.

cheese empanadas - la cantina de san angel - epcot mexico

If you’re not super hungry, try a side of black beans. These are some of the best black beans you will ever have. Yes, they’re that good.

La Hacienda de San Angel

la hacienda san angel - epcot - mexico pavilion

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Fresh Mexican dishes, options to sit indoors or on an outdoor terrace (if you arrive about 1-1.5 hours before fireworks, you can try to request a table with a view)
  • Cons: Service and food quality can be inconsistent

La Hacienda de San Angel is a Table Service restaurant located directly next to La Cantina de San Angel.

You can order a range of Mexican cuisine here for dinner service, including starters, sides, entrees, desserts, and beverages. There are also a variety of offerings for kids.

Plus, if you sit along the windows, you get some stunning views of the World Showcase Lagoon.

Reservations are accepted here and recommended. You can also always ask the host stand if you can snag a table.

San Angel Inn Restaurante

san angel inn restaurante - epcot mexico pavilion

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Authentic Mexican food, strong margaritas and great ambiance
  • Cons: Food quality can be inconsistent

You can find San Angel Inn Restaurante inside the pyramid.

The restaurant sits along the same water the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros floats on.

san angel inn restaurante - epcot - mexico pavilion

The Table Service spot serves both lunch and dinner. This is a popular place to eat, so you should try to book reservations.

san angel inn restaurante - epcot mexico pavilion

Yes, you can order tasty Mexican food and drinks here, but the restaurant is all about the ambience and views.

Norway

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

kringla bakeri og kafe - Norway epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Norwegian bakery
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Several delicious options to choose from, usually less crowded than the bakery in the France section
  • Cons: Seating isn’t inside in air conditioning but is covered

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe sells traditional Norway treats, like sweet pretzels and sweet lefse flatbread.

kringla bakeri og kafe treats - Norway epcot

The most popular and famous snack you can get is School Bread, as you can see below.

It’s a sweet roll filled with custard and dipped in coconut.

school bread - kringla bakeri og kafe - Norway epcot

You can also order viking coffee and beer at Kringla.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offers character dining featuring a variety of Disney princesses. Meals here are served family-style.

ariel at akershus royal banquet hall

Location type: Family-style character dining
Characters (typically a combo of 5 from this list): Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Tiana
Type of food: Norwegian, American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Seating Available: Indoor

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit for Breakfast and 2 Table Service credits for Lunch and Dinner
  • Pros: Meet multiple Disney princesses at once, that usually include Princess Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Princess Aurora, and Snow White.
  • Cons: Norwegian-style food may not appeal to everyone, especially little ones.
  • Tips: While Cinderella has met here in the past, Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White are usually the main princesses who meet here now. The characters appearances are subject to change, so it’s kind of a “surprise” who you’ll meet during your meal. Eat breakfast here if you have picky eaters since lunch and dinner feature foods that are a bit more adventurous and not as popular for families

Akershus Royal Banquet hall is where you can normally meet Disney princesses, like Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Ariel.

The character dining spot is usually open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is a popular place to dine, so reservations are recommended.

While breakfast is pretty standard food, lunch and dinner features a “Taste of Norway,” which includes Scandinavian seafood, imported cheeses, cured and sliced meets, salads, fruits, and desserts.

There are also hot plates, like grilled fillet of salmon, herb-roasted chicken breast, and a Norwegian meatball dish called Kjøttkake.

China

Joy of Tea

joy of tea - china pavilion - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Chinese
Meals Served: Drinks and snacks
Seating Available: None

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: The eggrolls here are a relatively affordable snack and although it is called “The Joy of Tea” they do serve quite a few cocktails, too.
  • Cons: Very limited snack menu

Joy of Tea sits outside the pavilion and is where you can get snacks and beverages.

You’ll find a range of of teas (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) here, along with a super tasty drink called “Tipsy Ducks in Love.”

As you can see below, this alcoholic beverage features bourbon, coffee, black tea, cream, and chocolate.

tipsy ducks in love - joy of tea - china pavilion

If you’re in the mood for Pork Egg Rolls, you can order a dish of 2 at Joy of Tea.

egg rolls - joy of tea - china pavilion

Egg rolls are the only snack served at Joy of Tea, but this is the Quick Service spot to visit if you want China-inspired and tea-infused drinks.

Lotus Blossom Café

lotus blossom cafe - china pavilion - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Chinese
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Large portions, familiar to what you’d find in American-style Chinese takeout, usually pretty fast
  • Cons: Not the most exciting or adventurous option in Epcot and the menu, while familiar, isn’t large

The Lotus Blossom Café is another Quick Service location, but unlike Joy of Tea, you can order actual meals here.

From Orange Chicken, to Mongolian Beef, to Vegetable Stir-Fried, there are several choices.

There are two covered seating areas attached and restrooms (shared with Nine Dragons Restaurant) for customers to use.

lotus blossom cafe - china pavilion - epcot

Lotus Blossom Café also has Pork Egg Rolls and Chicken Pot Stickers on the menu, if you want something lighter.

Nine Dragon Restaurant

nine dragons restaurant - china pavilion - epcot

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Chinese
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Typically easy to get reservations for and the service is fast
  • Cons: Inconsistent food quality, and what they serve isn’t authentic Chinese food, but rather the Americanized version

Nine Dragons Restaurant is the only Table Service option in the China pavilion. Reservations are recommended.

For lunch and dinner, there are many highlights, including Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialties.

nine dragons restaurant menu - china pavilion - epcot

Nine Dragons serves appetizers, entrées, desserts, kids’ meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Germany

Sommerfest

sommerfest - germany Epcot pavilion

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: German
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Authentic German food including bratwurst and pretzels, one of the few places you can Mobile Order in the World Showcase, generous portion sizes
  • Cons: Limited menu and no indoor seating

Sommerfest offers a range of German snacks and drinks.

germany pavilion - snack and beer

You can order a bratwurst with sauerkraut, a jumbo pretzel, pretzel bread pudding, and, of course, beer. Mobile Order is available here.

Biergarten

Biergarten entrance

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: German
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Buffet offers plenty of unique, German-style options, along with live polka music
  • Cons: It can get a bit loud in here while the band is performing

Prost! Biergarten Restaurant is the place to visit in Epcot if you want to celebrate Oktoberfest.

biergarten restaurant - germany pavilion - Epcot

There is German cuisine and lively entertainment you can watch as you eat and drink your way through the buffet offerings.

Biergarten is open for both lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly recommended.

Italy

In addition to the 2 table service restaurants in Italy, you can also purchase pizza by the slice at Pizza al Taglio (next to Via Napoli). Just know that while this window is popular, the pizza served here is NOT the same as what you’d get in the restaurant.

Gelateria Toscana

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Italian
Meals Served: Snacks
Seating Available: None

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Authentic Tuscan gelato with a variety of flavors, plus gelato floats, and sundaes
  • Cons: No indoor seating, pricey, and sometimes long lines

Gelateria Toscana is a Quick Service stand located at the front of the pavilion, closer to the American Adventure pavilion.

gelato - gelateria toscana - italy pavilion - epcot

The menu consists of a variety of snacks, including (and most importantly) gelato! From chocolate, to vanilla, to pistachio, to cherry, they aren’t short on flavors.

italian margarita - italy pavilion - gelateria toscana - epcot

You can also order other Italian desserts, like tiramisù. Plus, there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Try an espresso, or a Lemon Italian Sparkling Soda, or a Frozen Sangria, or an Italian Margarita.

Tutto Italia Ristorante

tutto italia ristorante - italy pavilion - epcot

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Italian
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Authentic Italian cuisine with a pleasant ambiance and attentive service
  • Cons: Some guests find the menu limited and the food quality to be average, not exceptional

Tutto Italia Ristorante is a really nice sit-down restaurant, where reservations are highly recommended.

The menu (which is created by award-winning chef and California restaurateur Joachim Splichal) includes many favorites, like a selection of different pastas, fish, and steak. There are also some great vegetarian options and of course a kids’ menu.

And, we can’t forget the most important meal of the day: dessert. If you love Italian sweets, cannoli, anyone?), there are plenty of menu items to order for either lunch or dinner.

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

via napoli - italy pavilion - epcot

Location type: Casual Dining
Type of food: American, Italian
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Excellent pizza, often regarded as the best in the southeast U.S., with authentic ingredients and flavors that consistently impress diners
  • Cons: Can be very noisy, which may detract from the dining experience for some guests, reservations can be competitive

Via Napoli e Pizzeria is the most popular place to dine in the Italy pavilion. Reservations are definitely recommended (and go fast) here.

While the lunch and dinner menu has other choices besides pizza, you definitely want to get the pizza.

pizza - via napoli e pizzeria

As you can see here, the pizzas are huge and perfect for sharing!

pizza - via napoli e pizzeria

If you’re in the mood for pizza, this is the place you want to visit. Trust us.

The drinks are also pretty tasty here too, like this sangria. You can either order a glass or a carafe for the table.

sangria - via napoli - epcot - italy pavilion

FYI: You can take your drinks with you here. Just ask your server for a to-go cup!

The American Adventure

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Beers & Barbecue

regal eagle smokehouse - epcot - american adventure pavilion

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American/BBQ
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, delicious food with good-sized portions, self-service soda fountains that allow for easy refills
  • Cons: Can sometimes be quite loud and mobile order slots go quickly during busy times

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is a really great Quick Service option.

There are so many items to choose from for lunch and dinner, including all kinds of barbecue dishes (pork, burgers, brisket, chicken).

regal eagle smokehouse - epcot - american adventure pavilion

Plus, there’s a delicious plant-based offering, a BBQ Jackfruit Burger.

If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, you can try some of the sides, like the homemade Macaroni & Cheese (so much yum), the Beer-battered Onion Rings, the Seasoned Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, or the Baked Beans with Burnt Ends.

regal eagle smokehouse macaroni and cheese - epcot - american adventure pavilion

You also don’t want to miss out on the variety of dipping sauces. Plus, you can also order fountain drinks, craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.

Important: You can Mobile Order here, which we always recommend taking advantage of, especially on a busy day. And, in addition to plenty of outside tables, there is a decent size indoor dining area here, too.

Block & Hans

block and hans - american adventure pavilion - epcot

Location type: Walk-up bar
Type of food: Beer and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Unique American craft beer selections, often a short wait
  • Cons: Only beer and a pretzel available

Block & Hans is the stand to visit if you’re craving an American beer. There is always a range of brews to choose from, including a beer flight.

Fife & Drum Tavern

fife and drum tavern - epcot - american adventure pavilion

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks and drinks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: A variety of popular theme park snacks such as popcorn, Mickey pretzels, and turkey legs
  • Cons: Limited menu

If you’re in the mood for popcorn, the famous Jumbo Turkey Leg, a hot dog, ice cream, a Mickey Pretzel, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages (like a root beer float or frozen slushy), you’ll want to check out Fife & Drum.

Funnel Cakes

funnel cakes - american adventure pavilion - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Funnel cakes only

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Funnel cakes are made fresh to order and are delicious
  • Cons: Pricey, often a long line that moves slowly

This is one of the most popular Quick Service snack stands in the American Adventure pavilion.

Funnel cakes are strictly sold here, including a limited-time offering sold during Epcot’s annual festivals.

strawberry cheesecake funnel cake - funnel cakes - flower and garden 2022

Keep in mind that due to popularity, , the line can grow here and there isn’t Mobile Order available, so you may end up waiting quite awhile.

Japan

Kabuki Cafe

kabuki cafe - japan - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals Served: Snacks and drinks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Sushi and kakigori (shaved ice) available here
  • Cons: Limited menu

Kabuki Cafe is a stand that you can find immediately on your left as you enter from the American Adventure. Here, you can find sushi and assorted beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

shaved ice in japan pavilion at epcot

The most popular items here are the Kakigōri (Japanese shaved ice) with and without sweet milk topping.

kirin frozen beer in japan pavilion at epcot

This is also where you can order Kirin Frozen, which is beer served with a frozen beer foam on top.

Katsura Grill

katsura grill - japan - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Several Japanese food options (including sushi, miso soup and Teriyaki chicken), rarely a line
  • Cons: Indoor seating is limited, though there are many picturesque places to sit outside

Katsura Grill has a lunch and dinner menu featuring sushi, noodles, salad, teriyaki, and more.

sushi from japan pavilion at epcot

There’s also dessert, a kids’ menu, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You can browse the menu online.

Teppan Edo

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Hibachi-style meal with good food and entertaining chefs, good service, often easy to get into
  • Cons: You’ll be seated with other diners which some people may not like, often a wait to be seated

Teppan Edo is located on the upper level of the pavilion’s main building — above Takumi-Tei – and shares an entrance with Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya.

Teppan Edo is a sit-down restaurant serving authentic Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Here, you’ll discover that Teppan Edo offers an experience that is part meal, part show. Chefs chop and stir-fry dishes on grills at your table, in the communal ritual of Teppan-yaki-style cooking.

Teppan Edo - Epcot - japan pavilion

The menu includes a range of choices, like choice steak, chicken, seafood, and vegetable entrées. Plus, there are other favorites including edamame and assorted sushi rolls.

Shiki-Sai Sushi Izakaya

shiki-Sai sushi izakaya restaurant in epcot's japan pavilion

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Large menu with an extensive sushi and nigiri selection
  • Cons: Menu isn’t approachable for picky eaters

Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya is located on the upper level of the pavilion’s main building — above Takumi-Tei – and shares an entrance with Teppan Edo.

As for Shiki-Sai Sushi Izakaya, this is a sushi bar and grill serving both lunch and dinner. You can choose from a range of izakaya-style delicacies, including savory skewers, crispy tempura, succulent sushi rolls, and hearty okonomiyaki.

shiki-Sai sushi izakaya menu at epcot

The restaurant also celebrates the spirit of Japan’s vibrant seasonal festivals. A cultural representative from Japan will guide you through each unique festival experience, one bite at a time.

The dining experience also includes the chance to participate in Tanabata festivities during the summer, savor moon-viewing dumplings in the autumn, and more.

Takumi-Tei

takumi tei - japan pavilion - epcot

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Meals Served: Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Delicious Omakase multi-course meals in a beautiful setting
  • Cons: Limited operating hours and expensive

If you want a signature dining Japanese experience while at Disney World, Takumi-Tei is the restaurant to book.

Keep in mind that this is one of the more expensive dinner options you can reserve at Epcot.

takumi tei - japan pavilion - epcot

The restaurant has 5 rooms, each inspired by a natural element —water, wood, earth, stone, or washi paper.

You can choose from a la carte or multi-course tasting menus, which include a range of Japanese-inspired dishes and beverages, including wagyu beef, roasted duck, maki sushi, yuzu cheese, premium sake, and more.

takumi tei - japan pavilion - epcot

Takumi-Tei is located on the bottom level of the pavilion’s main building.

Morocco

Tangierine Café

Tangierine Cafe - epcot - Morocco

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Delicious food, large portions at great prices, rarely a long wait
  • Cons: Often only open during festivals, limited seating

Tangierine Café is normally a standard Quick Service restaurant, but it hasn’t reopened in its original form since 2020.

Currently, the dining location is operating as a festival booth and usually goes by “Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina.”

tangierine cafe - epcot - Morocco

Even though the original menu isn’t being served right now, Tangierine Café works extremely well as a festival booth.

The offerings normally hit it out of the park. So much so, Tangierine Café is often one of our favorite booths of any festival.

tangierine cafe flower and garden menu items

If you’re not into Moroccan food and beverages or are unsure about trying something new, Tangierine Café is a good place to start.

Oasis Sweets & Sips

oasis sweets & sips - epcot - Morocco

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American, Bakery, Mediterranean
Meals Served: Snacks and drinks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Affordable and unique pastry options
  • Cons: Limited menu

Oasis Sweets & Sips is a small Quick Service right next to Souk-Al-Magreb.

This is where you want to go if you want to try a variety of Moroccan pastries.

oasis sweets & sips moroccan pastries - epcot

You can order individual pastries or boxes with 3, 5, or 7 options!

There are also both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

frozen citrus-pomegranate slush - oasis sweets & sips - epcot Morocco

At Oasis Sweets & Sips, we recommend the Frozen Citrus-Pomegranate Slushy. The Frozen Mint Tea is also popular.

These both can be ordered with or without alcohol.

Spice Road Table

spice road table - epcot - Morocco

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Mediterranean
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Wide variety of small plates and alcoholic beverages
  • Cons: May not be ideal for kids or picky eaters

Do not sleep on Spice Road Table.

It is one the best places to eat in the World Showcase. Plus, you can sit outside and enjoy gorgeous views of the lagoon.

spice road table - seating area - epcot - Morocco
spice road table - seating area - epcot - Morocco

Reservations are accepted here and they do also accept walk-ups. You can also join the walk-up list via the My Disney Experience app.

spice road table - walk up list - epcot

This is more of a “lounge” experience, meaning you’re able to order from a list of mediterranean small plates. Plus, they have a good-sized drink list.

Here are a few of our favorite menu items:

The House-made Hummus Fries are top-notch (and a little spicy). These are also plant-based.

hummus fries - spice road table - Morocco - epcot

Another superb plant-based offering is the Pomegranate-Chili Crispy Cauliflower, which is perfect for sharing (or eating all by yourself).

pomegranate-chai crispy cauliflower - spice road table

The Naan Spreads is just as delicious as it looks. It’s served with Hummus, Chermoula, Marinated Olives, Za’atar.

naan spread - spice road table

One of the more popular drinks is the Iced Mint Tea (with Bombay Sapphire Gin). It’s definitely minty, so avoid if you’re not a mint fan.

iced mint tea - spice road table

If it’s busy or you don’t want to eat here, there is a bar where you can order a beverage to-go as you walk around the World Showcase.

Restaurant Marrakesh (Temporarily Unavailable)

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Moroccan music and belly dancer entertain diners while they eat, usually easy to get a reservation, good chance to sample Moroccan foods
  • Cons: Picky eaters may not like the menu

Restaurant Marrakesh is the one Table Service location in Morocco that accepts dining reservations (for lunch and dinner).

It’s a truly gorgeous restaurant. Just look at all of these details:

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

And more:

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

As for the menu, there are all kinds of options to choose from, including roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous, and brochette of chicken. 

There are also usually belly dancers and live music to entertain diners.

France

Les Vins des Chefs de France

les vins de chefs de france - epcot france pavilion

Location type: Walk-up bar
Type of food: Wine and beer

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Several popular France slushes sold here
  • Cons: Only wine, champagne, beer, and slushes

If you want a tasty alcoholic French beverage, Les Vins des Chefs de France is the stand to visit.

You won’t find snacks here, just drinks, including French beer, wine, and champagne.

les vins des chefs de france - epcot

But, the alcoholic slushes are the most popular beverage to order. There are different flavors, including the Orange Slush (below), which is made with Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange and Orange Juice.

les vins de chefs de france - epcot france pavilion - alcoholic slush

Usually, the slushes are served in a fancy (plastic) martini glass.

france orange slush - les vins des chefs de france - epcot

No matter how they’re served, the drinks are still tasty (and strong).

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

les halles boulangerie patisserie - france - epcot

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: French, Bakery
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Great use of snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan, lots of great food options available
  • Cons: Limited seating

The menu includes a range of French and beverages, including, but not limited to, sandwiches, pastries, desserts, coffees, and more.

les halles boulangerie-patisserie - epcot france pavilion

You can order macarons, croissants, beignets, baguettes, cheese plates, and so much more.

les halles boulangerie-patisserie - epcot france pavilion

It does get busy here and the line can build, so patience is key if you want to eat here.

L’Artisan des Glaces

l'artisan des glaces - epcot france pavilion