Pros and cons of every Epcot restaurant

(Article last updated: May 9, 2017)

Epcot has an abundance of dining options and it's often hard 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 prices, tips, links to menus + lots more.

Let's take a look...


In this article

Breakfast

Sunshine Seasons (breakfast)

Quick Service

sunshineseasons - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Nice selection of quick breakfast options, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Seating area can be quite hectic


Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (breakfast)

Quick Service

kringla - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$5.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

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


Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie (breakfast)

Quick Service

les halles boulangerie patisserie gallery05 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great use of snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan, lots of great food options available (ham and cheese croissant makes a good breakfast)

Cons: Limited seating


Garden Grill (breakfast)

Table Service

garden grill restaurant 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $32.00/$19.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Family-style, all-you-can-eat, restaurant rotates slowly (you can catch glimpses of scenes from Living with the Land), characters stop by for a visit (usually Mickey, Chip, Dale and Pluto)

Cons: Can be a bit tricky to get to and strollers aren't allowed after a certain point

Tips: It is often possible to get a reservation here when many others aren't available.


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $46.00/$27.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: One of the best uses of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan, good princess character interactions (characters here often include Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, and Mary Poppins)

Cons: Expensive if paying out-of-pocket, waits can be long even with a reservation

Tips: 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.


Lunch

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie (lunch)

Quick Service

les halles boulangerie patisserie gallery05 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great use of snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan, lots of great food options available

Cons: Limited seating


Yorkshire County Fish Shop (lunch)

Quick Service

yorkshire county fish shop 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.99/$10.99

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: The fish and chips (the only thing on the menu) are delicious

Cons: No indoor seating available (though there are many great outdoor areas in the U.K. section to sit)


Tangierine Cafe (lunch)

Quick Service

tangierine cafe gallery03 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $14.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: This location offers great options (including platters of lamb & chicken with couscous, hummus and chicken and lamb wraps), portions are generous and some might want to split a meal here

Cons: Indoor seating is limited (though outdoor seating is available)


Sunshine Seasons (lunch)

Quick Service

sunshine seasons 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Huge variety of food to choose from with sections that include the Asian Wok Shop, the Sandwich Shop and Bakery, the Soup and Salad shop, the Wood-Fired Grill Shop, and a Grab & Go section, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Seating area can be quite hectic


Sommerfest (lunch)

Quick Service

sommerfest 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice options including bratwurst with sauerkraut, frankfurters, salted pretzels, Black Forest cake, apple strudel, German beers and wine

Cons: Limited seating


Liberty Inn (lunch)

Quick Service

liberty inn 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Standard fare for those who want something familiar (cheeseburgers, barbecue pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets)

Cons: Food quality is sub-par compared to other options available at Epcot


Katsura Grill (lunch)

Quick Service

katsura grill gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

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


Electric Umbrella (lunch)

Quick Service

electric umbrella restaurant 00 new - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Plenty of seating indoor and outdoor, affordable food options, ability to refill your own drinks, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Food is fairly standard theme park food and not as tasty as most other options available at Epcot, lines can be long


La Cantina de San Angel (lunch)

Quick Service

cantina de san angel gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Menu includes several options, seating areas nearby offer great views

Cons: Can have long waits


Garden Grill (lunch)

Table Service

garden grill restaurant 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $41.00/$23.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Family-style, all-you-can-eat, restaurant rotates slowly (you can catch glimpses of scenes from Living with the Land), characters stop by for a visit (usually Mickey, Chip, Dale and Pluto), great use of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan

Cons: Can be a bit tricky to get to and strollers aren't allowed after a certain point

Tips: It is often possible to get a reservation here when many others aren't available.


Via Napoli (lunch)

Table Service

via napoli 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$9.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Casual dining in a beautiful restaurant, good food (1 pizza can usually be shared by 2 people)

Cons: Restaurant can be loud, service can often feel rushed


Tutto Italia Ristorante (lunch)

Table Service

tutto italia ristorante 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $28.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of great Italian food that includes seafood, vegetables, pastas, meats, gelato and cannoli

Cons: Expensive


Tokyo Dining (lunch)

Table Service

tokyo dining gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$13.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious sushi and sashimi, fantastic service, usually easy to get a reservation

Cons: Doesn't open until noon (most Epcot restaurants open earlier), bit expensive


Teppan Edo Restaurant (lunch)

Table Service

teppan edo gallery04 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $32.00/$14.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Hibachi-style meal with good food and entertaining chefs, kids' meals are served in a monorail dish, good service

Cons: You'll be seated with other diners which some people may not like, often a wait to be seated


Spice Road (lunch)

Table Service

spice road table 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $27.00/$27.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great atmosphere, usually easy to get into

Cons: A lot of the seating is outdoors (but covered), service can be slow, menu for kids not available


San Angel Inn Restaurante (lunch)

Table Service

san angel inn restaurante gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Authentic Mexican food, strong margaritas and great ambiance

Cons: Mediocre food quality


Rose and Crown Pub and Dining (lunch)

Table Service

rose and crown pub and dining room gallery09 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Good food and service, and lots of beer, scotch, cider and cognac options

Cons: Indoor seating is limited


Restaurant Marrakesh (lunch)

Table Service

restaurant marrakesh gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $25.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

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


Nine Dragons Restaurant (lunch)

Table Service

nine dragons restaurant gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $20.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Recently renovated, usually easy to get a reservation

Cons: Food and service are inconsistent


Le Cellier Steakhouse (lunch)

Table Service

le cellier steakhouse gallery06 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $40.00/$15.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Great food, especially the cheese soup and pretzel bread

Cons: Pricey


Coral Reef (lunch)

Table Service

coral reef restaurant gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $27.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

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


Chefs de France (lunch)

Table Service

chefs de france gallery04 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $28.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of windows make it a nice way to sit in the air conditioning but still see outside. Service and food are usually great.

Cons: Tables are close together


Biergarten (lunch)

Table Service

biergarten restaurant gallery00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $32.00/$18.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet-style meal allows you to easily sample German food, live music is played on the stage area, variety of beer options available (including a personal favorite, Schöfferhofer Grapefruit)

Cons: The family-style seating means you'll probably be seated with other people which may not appeal to some people


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (lunch)

Table Service

akershus royal banquet hall gallery05 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $47.00/$30.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: One of the best uses of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan, great princess interactions (characters here often include Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, and Mary Poppins)

Cons: Expensive if paying out-of-pocket, waits can be long even with a reservation, traditional Norwegian foods may not appeal to everybody

Tips: 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.


Dinner

Yorkshire County Fish Shop (dinner)

Quick Service

yorkshirecountyfishshop - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.99/$10.99

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: The fish and chips (the only thing on the menu) are delicious

Cons: No indoor seating available (though there are many great outdoor areas in the U.K. section to sit)


Tangierine Cafe (dinner)

Quick Service

tangierine cafe gallery03 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $14.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: This location offers great options (including platters of lamb & chicken with couscous, hummus and chicken and lamb wraps), portions are generous and some might want to split a meal here

Cons: Indoor seating is limited (though outdoor seating is available)


Sunshine Seasons (dinner)

Quick Service

sunshineseasons - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Huge variety of food to choose from with sections that include the Asian Wok Shop, the Sandwich Shop and Bakery, the Soup and Salad shop, the Wood-Fired Grill Shop, and a Grab & Go section, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Seating area can be quite hectic


Sommerfest (dinner)

Quick Service

sommerfest - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice options including bratwurst with sauerkraut, frankfurters, salted pretzels, Black Forest cake, apple strudel, German beers and wine

Cons: Limited seating


Lotus Blossom Cafe (dinner)

Quick Service

lotusblossomcafe - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Generous portions that are easy to split

Cons: Seating is open air which usually feels fine, but some people may prefer air conditioning to cool off


Liberty Inn (dinner)

Quick Service

libertyinn - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Standard fare for those who want something familiar (cheeseburgers, barbecue pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets)

Cons: Food quality is sub-par compared to other options available at Epcot


Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie (dinner)

Quick Service

les halles boulangerie patisserie gallery05 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great use of snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan, lots of great food options available

Cons: Limited seating


La Cantina de San Angel (dinner)

Quick Service

cantina de san angel gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Menu includes several options, seating areas nearby offer great views

Cons: Can have long waits


Katsura Grill (dinner)

Quick Service

katsura grill gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

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


Electric Umbrella (dinner)

Quick Service

electric umbrella restaurant 00 new - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Plenty of seating indoor and outdoor, affordable food options, ability to refill your own drinks, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Food is fairly standard theme park food and not as tasty as most other options available at Epcot, lines can be long


New Signature dining location in Japan pavilion (opening date TBD)

Table Service

worldshowcasejapan - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $/$

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Signature dining experience inspired by the natural beauty of Japan. Opening date and name TBD.

Cons: Opening date and name TBD.


Via Napoli (dinner)

Table Service

via napoli 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$9.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Casual dining in a beautiful restaurant, good food (1 pizza can usually be shared by 2 people)

Cons: Restaurant can be loud, service can often feel rushed


Tokyo Dining (dinner)

Table Service

tokyo dining gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$13.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious sushi and sashimi, fantastic service, usually easy to get a reservation

Cons: A bit expensive


Teppan Edo Restaurant (dinner)

Table Service

teppanedo - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $32.00/$14.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Hibachi-style meal with good food and entertaining chefs, kids' meals are served in a monorail dish, good service

Cons: You'll be seated with other diners which some people may not like, often a wait to be seated


Spice Road (dinner)

Table Service

spice road table 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $27.00/$27.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great atmosphere, usually easy to get into

Cons: A lot of the seating is outdoors (but covered), service can be slow, menu for kids not available


Le Cellier Steakhouse (dinner)

Table Service

le cellier steakhouse gallery06 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $40.00/$15.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Great food, especially the cheese soup and pretzel bread

Cons: Pricey


Garden Grill (dinner)

Table Service

garden grill restaurant 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $41.00/$23.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Family-style, all-you-can-eat, restaurant rotates slowly (you can catch glimpses of scenes from Living with the Land), characters stop by for a visit (usually Mickey, Chip, Dale and Pluto), great use of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan

Cons: Can be a bit tricky to get to and strollers aren't allowed after a certain point

Tips: It is often possible to get a reservation here when many others aren't available.


Tutto Italia Ristorante (dinner)

Table Service

tutto italia ristorante 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $32.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of great Italian food that includes seafood, vegetables, pastas, meats, gelato and cannoli

Cons: Expensive


San Angel Inn Restaurante (dinner)

Table Service

san angel inn restaurante gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Authentic Mexican food, strong margaritas and great ambiance

Cons: Mediocre food quality


Rose and Crown Pub and Dining (dinner)

Table Service

rose and crown pub and dining room gallery09 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Nice ambiance, good food and lots of beer, scotch, cider and cognac options

Cons: Indoor seating is limited


Restaurant Marrakesh (dinner)

Table Service

restaurant marrakesh gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $25.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

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


Nine Dragons Restaurant (dinner)

Table Service

nine dragons restaurant gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $20.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Recently renovated, usually easy to get a reservation

Cons: Food and service are inconsistent


Monsieur Paul (dinner)

Table Service

monsieur paul 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $42.00/$16.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quiet restaurant with upscale offerings like filet mignon, escargot, duck breast, and creme brulee

Cons: Expensive


La Hacienda de San Angel (dinner)

Table Service

hacienda de san angel gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fresh Mexican dishes, options to sit indoors or on an outdoor terrace (if you arrive about 1-1.5 hours before Illuminations, you can try to request a table with a view)

Cons: Service can be inconsistent


Coral Reef (dinner)

Table Service

coral reef restaurant gallery02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $27.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

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


Chefs de France (dinner)

Table Service

chefs de france gallery04 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $28/$9

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of windows make it a nice way to sit in the air conditioning but still see outside. Service and food are usually great.

Cons: Tables are close together


Biergarten (dinner)

Table Service

biergarten restaurant gallery00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $40.00/$22.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet-style meal allows you to easily sample German food, live music is played on the stage area, variety of beer options available (including a personal favorite, Schöfferhofer Grapefruit)

Cons: The family-style seating means you'll probably be seated with other people which may not appeal to some people


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (dinner)

Table Service

akershus royal banquet hall gallery05 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $52.00/$31.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: One of the best uses of a Table Service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan, great princess interactions (characters here often include Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, and Mary Poppins)

Cons: Expensive if paying out-of-pocket, waits can be long even with a reservation, traditional Norwegian foods may not appeal to everybody

Tips: 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.


Everything Else

Midnattsol Bakeri

Quick Service

output 9 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Alternative location for guests to get their Norwegian favorites during the lengthy Kringla Bakeri og Kafe refurbishment

Cons: Kiosk location with limited selection


United Kingdom Beer Cart

Quick Service

uk beer cart 00 new - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $9.50/$0.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great place to grab a quick beer as you stroll the World Showcase

Cons: Only beer, Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


Taste Track

Quick Service

taste track 02 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Ice cream floats and specialty sundaes including hard (alcoholic) orange and root beer floats

Cons: Very limited places to sit nearby


Popcorn in Canada

Quick Service

popcorn canada 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $4.25/$4.25

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick spot to grab popcorn (including a souvenir bucket) and a draft beer

Cons: Just a kiosk, so no designated seating here


Test Track Cool Wash

Quick Service

coolwash - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $3.00/$3.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Convenient spot to grab a frozen drink as you exit Test Track, cone-shaped souvenir cups available

Cons: Can have long lines, especially during the mid-day heat


Refreshment Cool Post

Quick Service

africacoolpost - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Frozen slushes available here which can be especially refreshing when walking through the hot World Showcase

Cons: Limited selection, no seating


Promenade Refreshments

Quick Service

promenade refreshments 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick place to grab basic snacks like popcorn

Cons: Very limited menu, no seating


Kabuki Cafe

Quick Service

kabuki cafe 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Sushi and kakigori (shaved ice) available here (and both are snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan)

Cons: No seating since this is a kiosk, but there is a beautiful seating area near Katsura Grill


Joy of Tea

Quick Service

joyoftea - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5/$5

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious drinks and a few snack options (including the Lucky Combo which allows you to sample all 3 snacks)

Cons: Lines can be long


Gelati

Quick Service

gelati - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $7.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Several gelato options available, including sandwiches and sundaes

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits are only accepted for a few beverages here


Funnel Cakes

Quick Service

funnelcake - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $9.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious funnel cakes with great toppings

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted here


Fountain View

Quick Service

fountainview - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5/$5

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Favorite Starbucks drinks and treats available right in the middle of Future World with a fair amount of indoor seating

Cons: Limited menu


Block & Hans

Quick Service

block hans 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $6/$0

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Craft beers and pretzels available

Cons: Limited menu and seating


Fife & Drum Tavern

Quick Service

fifeanddrumtavern - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $6/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Popular treats like turkey legs and The American Dream slush available here

Cons: No seating, though you can find some nearby


Refreshment Port

Quick Service

refreshment port 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $9.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great place to grab snacks (including croissant doughnuts!) and drinks on the go

Cons: No seating or cover from the elements, just a grab-and-go location


L’Artisan des Glaces

Quick Service

LArtisan des Glaces - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $7.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious ice cream options (including sorbet, ice cream martinis, and a brioche sandwich which allows you to choose an ice cream flavor and sauce to be served inside a warm pastry), can use a snack credit for a couple of the less expensive items

Cons: Lines can be long


Kringla Bakeri og Cafe

Quick Service

kringla bakeri og kafe gallery01 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$5.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

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


Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

Table Service

tutto gusto wine cellar 00 - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $15.00/$0.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Cozy hidden gem where you can sample wines and food

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


La Cava del Tequila

Table Service

lacavadeltequila - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$0.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Over 70 kinds of tequila to choose from, good margaritas

Cons: Limited seating, busy at night, full meals aren't served, can be hard to find (inside the Mexico pavilion temple)


On the Disney Dining Plan? Check out the post on maximizing DDP credits to see which Epcot restaurants offer the best value.

Did this list help you narrow down your options? Where do you plan to eat in Epcot on your next Walt Disney World trip? Is there a particular dining experience you're looking forward to? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Hi, all the links to menu that I’m clicking on are coming back, “somebody ate that page” with stitch.

Love this post and your similar ones about food options in the other parks!! One request….could you please add the location for each of these in your list? For instance, the country if it’s in the World Showcase or the land if it’s in Future World. That would be so helpful for planning purposes. Thanks!!!!

We are planning a trip to Florida next year with our 3 year old. We wanted to go for a romantic meal for our anniversary.we wanted to try and watch the fireworks at the same time. Any tips where to go for romance with a 3 yr old and see the fireworks.xx

We’ve decided to add Epcot to our trip this September and will be there 9/23. The Garden Grill is fully booked, but I read on another forum that it might be possible to walk up early around 4 pm when they open for dinner and get in. There are five of us. Have you heard of anyone getting in this way?

Amazing post. I’ve been to Epcot a bunch of times and have missed so much!
Of the restaurants I’ve been to, I can say that your assessments are spot-on.

Just a note though, the photo that you have for Liberty Inn isn’t Liberty Inn, it’s Kringla.

I don’t believe akershus has a print package any longer.

Wondering if Mickey is always at Garden Grill….? Or only sometimes.

mickey is usually always at the garden grill and he has a lot of interaction with you while you eat.

We ate at the Coral Reef on our day there. It was FANTASTIC! One of the best meals I have had anywhere, including a very tasty and well done Octopus for an appetizer, a fancy Shrimp & Grits for the entrée and a Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse dessert. This meal was 5 stars across the board. It was hot or else we would have enjoyed the walk around the world and sampling their foods more.

At Via Napoli, they do have individual pizzas, so you don’t have to get pizza if you’re going there. However, how could you go there and NOT get pizza?

Also, dinner at the Biergarten is more expensive due to the fact that they only have entertainment at dinner.

Is this really true? I was thinking about going for lunch, but if there is no entertainment will have to reconsider!

I have been there for lunch a few times and they have entertainment then, also.

Does anyone know if Via Napoli has gluten-free pizza? We are planning our first trip to WDW and would like to know the best places to eat that serve gluten-free options.

I can’t vouch for Via Napoli having gluten free pizza, but I can say that Disney will work with you on special food needs. Let them know when you make a reservation as well as your waiter/waitress. A chef will come out and let you know what your options are for food and sometimes they will make something special if needed. They did that for my son who is gluten and dairy free. As for the pizza, you might could check their menu out online or call Disney Dining . Good luck!

Hi Shannon, silly question but do you know of anywhere else in Disney that sells the Poutine? Hubby is taking me on a birthday/babymoon trip in August and I can’t have Le Celliars delicious steak cooked the way I prefer being pregnant but craving poutine and think Disney might have an issue of me booking a reservation at their 2 credit restaurant (regardless of whether we have dining plan or not) to get fries. Lol. Was just curious if there was a way around booking sit down signature for the dish. Thanks 🙂

Don’t be silly! I’ve gone to Le Cellier for the appetizers and drinks! They don’t care what you order 🙂 Go and enjoy yourself!

Also – golden oaks at MK sells poutine 🙂

These tips are amazing!!
sidenote: The Refreshment Port (by Canada) is the only place in all of Disney to get a Crossaint Donut (Cronut). You can add soft serve ice cream on top. They are to die for! We looped the showcase so we could get another one.

Do you happen to know if that qualifies as a snack crdit on the dining plan? That sounds amazing and I’ve yet to try a Cronut…wht not at Epcot?! Thanks!

Garden grill is yummy. Lots of character interaction too. We did dinner and they were able to add on 4 family members at the last minute.

I remember last year at Epcot, a couple friends and I went into I believe Nine Dragons. It’s quite gorgeous, barely any traffic(customers), and it’s quiet with good service. The food was actually delicious! It’s a bit pricey for high schoolers like we were, but not too bad. The best thing is, it seems it’d be good most of the time as it was during most school’s spring break week. The menu is great. If you ever visit, I highly recommend trying this one!

Great info. Going to wdw in sept. I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and cant deside were to dine in epcot. I have the dinning plan. Was thinking of coral reef or grill garden any input would be appreciated.

Go Garden Grill. The character interaction is the best hands down at WDW. We have been visited by the characters three to four times on most of our visits there. Plus, it’s served family style at the table so no having to get up and walk the buffet.

Hi Shannon! I have been reviewing this post for several weeks now since Epcot has soo many restaurant options. Our trip is planned for the second week of June and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for Breakfast at Epcot?

Hi Shannon! I have reservations in March for Chefs de France. I made them around Remy’s appearance for my son who loves Ratatouille. I recently read on disboards that after oct 24, remy will no longer be making appearances. Is this rumor or true? Do you know? Thanks!!!

What is your favorite quick service restaurant in World Showcase? (Anyone)

Thank you for the great, helpful info!

Another home run Shannon! You have just the right touch with content. Each of these restaurants could (and do elsewhere) have pages of content but you boil it down to manageable and meaningful highlights! Loved the notes of those place where 180 days is a must (I’m still waiting to one day get into Le Cellier) and those where you can often pick up a reservation late in the game. Thanks for all the work!

WOW!
Just when I thought I knew everything about the Epcot restaurants!
Half these places you listed make me think WDW opened up a new park!
Well done, and now it means we have to plan ANOTHER trip to WDW to re-experience all this.

As someone who has contracted full blown Disney OCD in preparing for our March 2014 trip, where there’ll be 19 of us in attendance, I can’t tell you how excited I get reading each of your new posts…in addtion to waiting for your Sunday podcasts! I have scheduled Coral Reef for lunch, as we have marine lovers in our group, and Teppan Edo for a special dinner for just my family (5 of us). For the big group, I have also scheduled reservations for dinner at Rose & Crown. My reservations are for 7:10 p.m. I’m going to ask for… Read more »

“Full Blown Disney OCD”- I love it. I feel ya!

I keep wondering if there’s something wrong with me….it’s nuts! And then I think about what I’m going to do once the trip is over :(.

I have Disney OCD too!!! Planning a trip for 15 in November 2015. I’m so glad to hear that I am not alone!

Absolutely! My eyes don’t hurt whenever I’m reviewing your website :). Your level of professionalism is top notch!

Thanks Shannon. We were just looking at restaurants last night trying to see which ones would make a nice balance for our June trip with our daughter and grandson.

Creative and informative article! Thank you, Shannon! My family LOVED the Yorkshire County Fish Shop-great place for a quick lunch. I may consider staying in the Epcot area for this very reason (the variety of food) since my daughter is getting older.

We ate at Biergarten (dinner) and Coral Reef (lunch) during our trip in August. Everyone in our group (grandparents, myself, DH, DS age 11 and DS age 6) loved the Biergarten. Great food and entertainment. Seeing my dad dance with my 6 year old was a trip highlight! Sat with an aunt & niece who were Disney vets and got some great tips, so the seating arrangement was a plus for us. We all liked Coral Reef–great setting & good food, but I would have felt it was way overpriced if we hadn’t been on the dining plan. My 6… Read more »
Marrakesh is a favorite of ours. We loved trying the sushi, as well, at Yakatori (that’s what it was when we went there). The Fish and Chips is divine. We enjoyed the San Angel walk up, and we’re trying the table service this trip (my father made the reservations, so I’m not sure which one – we’re been to the San Angel Inn in Mexico City, which is why we chose to try the Epcot restaurant). We love to eat, and we tend to snack our way around the countries. Which is why F&W truly is the best time to… Read more »
Dumb question. If you stay at The Beach Club do you have to pay to get into Epcot every night that you want to try all the restaurants out? Also while I am asking dumb questions 🙂 When you stay at one of the Epcot resorts can you actually walk (with children mine are 7 and 9) to Epcot and do they let you in at a different Entrance then the one I normally go in at the “front”? thanks in advance for any help! This year was I first trip to Epcot and we were PLEASANTLY surprised by how… Read more »

You have out-done yourself this time! This has so much information. Thank you!

Love this! Thank you, Shannon!!

This was a lot of help!!! We are going for my twin sons birthday next year and was trying to find a restaurant for the lunch/dinner meal that 5 yr olds would like. Any suggestions? I was thinking the dinosaur restaurant…

Great post! As I plan our next trip, we are wanting to try out some more restaurants that Disney has to offer. We loaded up on character meals for the first time, but now I’m wanting to enjoy good food! Thank you!

Thank you so much! I have not figured out most of our restaurant picks for our May trip yet, and the 180 day mark is quickly approaching! Thank you so much for this. I am looking forward to the other parks and all of their restaurants!

I have been a follower of yours for awhile now and love finding new articles you have written in my emails. Amongst the boring ones I get lol… I always pin them to my pinterest board. I think you started following me last week (thank you by the way)
I wanted to tell you this is the most fantastic information you have done….
the range is huge, very informative, bright , appealing and making me even more adamant to get my children there asap…
Thank you again … congratulations….
Can’t wait for the next one

This is so great!! Can’t wait to see your pro/cons before my trip on Oct 26. I am so excited, it’s my husband’s first trip, and I haven’t been since 2000, when I was 12! Love your blog!!!

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