The pros and cons of all Epcot-area restaurants

Staying at one of the resorts near Epcot provides guests with easy access to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and all of the fabulous dining options inside those parks.

So beloved are many of the restaurants in the nearby parks that it may come as a surprise that there are some equally fabulous choices for dining - or even grabbing a cocktail - outside the park gates at the Epcot-area restaurants and lounges.

From the plentiful entertainment options surrounding Disney's Boardwalk to the nearby Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course to just needing to escape from the nearby parks, there are lots of reasons to find yourself near one of the restaurants in the Epcot-area even if you aren't staying there.

Think you might want to try one (or more) of them out? Check out the list of all of the Epcot-area restaurants and their pros and cons below.

Note: even though the Caribbean Beach Resort is technically considered part of the Epcot Resort Area, their restaurants aren't included in the list below since they aren't easily accessible by foot or boat from Epcot. 

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Breakfast

The Market at Ale & Compass (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $6.50/$6.50

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills

Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


Beach Club Marketplace (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $8.00/$6.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great place to grab quick breakfast basics

Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


Picabu (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $11.50/$5.25

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Open 24 hours, lots of options

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, a lot of food is mediocre, lines can be long


Lobby Lounge (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $4.00/$4.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great place to grab a cocktail, lots of seating

Cons: Not open over the lunch hour


Java Bar (breakfast)

Quick Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Spot to grab a quick coffee and pastry at The Swan

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


Fresh Mediterranean Market (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $26.00/$16.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fresh, affordable food

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted


Belle Vue Lounge (breakfast)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $4.00/$4.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Often quiet, comfortable seating, great place to grab standard breakfast items

Cons: Limited menu


Boardwalk Bakery (breakfast)

Quick Service

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Large selection of baked goods

Cons: Limited seating


Trattoria al forno – Bon Voyage Breakfast (breakfast)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $34.00/$20.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Unique breakfast offerings and the only place to see Rapunzel and Flynn Rider & Ariel and Prince Eric together

Cons: Service can be slow at times

Tips: A small selection of princess and prince apparel and accessories are available to purchase right as you enter.


Garden Grove (weekend breakfast)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $24.99/$15.99

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet and a la carte menu options, characters appear on the weekend, easier to get a reservation here than most other character meals, nice ambiance

Cons: Not on the Disney Dining Plan, can't charge to your Disney resort room or use Disney gift cards here since this isn't an official Disney hotel, inconsistent service

Tips: Unlike the other character meals, in addition to their buffet, Garden Grove also offers a menu that can be ordered from instead.


Garden Grove (weekday breakfast)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $22.99/$13.99

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet and a la carte menu options, nice ambiance

Cons: Not on the Disney Dining Plan, can't charge to your Disney resort room or use Disney gift cards here since this isn't an official Disney hotel, character dining only available Friday-Sunday, inconsistent service


Ale & Compass (breakfast)

Table Service

ale and compass - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

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

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Under refurbishment

Cons: Under refurbishment


Cape May Cafe (breakfast)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $38.00/$21.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice variety of foods to choose from (such as chorizo with eggs, Mickey waffles, cheese grits, bacon, etc.), characters (Donald, Goofy and Minnie) are dressed in beach attire, often easier to find a reservation here than other character dining locations

Cons: Only 3 characters here, fairly expensive for breakfast food


Lunch

Leaping Horse Libations (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $10.00/$7.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Convenient location especially if you have a room near the pool

Cons: Limited menu and hours


The Market at Ale & Compass (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $8.50/$8.50

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills

Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


Boardwalk Pizza Window (lunch)

Quick Service

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Convenient to grab a pizza to eat on the Boardwalk or back in your room

Cons: No indoor seating


Picabu (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $14.00/$6.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Open 24 hours, lots of options

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, a lot of food is mediocre, lines can be long


Fresh Mediterranean Market (lunch)

Quick Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fresh, affordable food

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted


The Fountain (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $16.00/$11.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fairly good diner food (hot dogs, burgers, ice cream), but the ice cream offerings (including milkshakes) are a highlight here

Cons: Kind of pricey, not on the Disney Dining Plan


Boardwalk Bakery (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $12.00/$6.50

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of fresh baked goods and a few sandwich options available

Cons: Limited menu for entrees, limited seating


Hurricane Hanna’s Grill (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $11.00/$9.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Some tasty options for a pool bar, kids meals are served in a pail

Cons: Birds are often around and can snag your food


Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $10.00/$7.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good place to grab a quick snack or meal

Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


Crew’s Cup Lounge (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $17.00/$17.00

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Specialty drinks available (in addition to standard drink options), good appetizer options, usually pretty quiet

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted


ESPN Club (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $17.00/$11.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good sports bar food and lots of TVs to watch sporting events (even in the bathroom!)

Cons: Can get really busy on game days


Ale & Compass (lunch)

Table Service

ale and compass - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $14/$9

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Under refurbishment

Cons: Under refurbishment


Big River Grille & Brewing Works (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $22.00/$8.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Extensive drink menu (including several beers brewed here), glass walls give you the ability to watch the brewing process, both indoor and outdoor seating options (choose outdoor seating if you want to overlook the Boardwalk area)

Cons: Limited menu, food is often not great


Beaches & Cream (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $14/$9

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great burgers and ice cream (including The Kitchen Sink sundae which can be shared by several people) plus some amazing alcoholic milkshakes

Cons: Menu is kind of limited, seating is more limited than most other Table Service locations


Dinner

Leaping Horse Libations (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $10.00/$7.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Convenient location especially if you have a room near the pool

Cons: Limited menu and hours


The Market at Ale & Compass (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $8.50/$8.50

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills

Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


Boardwalk Bakery (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $12.00/$6.50

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of fresh baked goods and a few sandwich options available

Cons: Limited menu for entrees, limited seating


Beach Club Marketplace (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $10.00/$7.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good place to grab a quick snack or meal

Cons: Limited menu, can be busy


Boardwalk Pizza Window (dinner)

Quick Service

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Convenient to grab a pizza to eat on the Boardwalk or back in your room

Cons: No indoor seating


Picabu (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $14.00/$6.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Open 24 hours, lots of options

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, a lot of food is mediocre, lines can be long


The Fountain (dinner)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $16.00/$11.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fairly good diner food (hot dogs, burgers, ice cream), but the ice cream offerings (including milkshakes) are a highlight here

Cons: Kind of pricey, not on the Disney Dining Plan


Todd English’s bluezoo

Table Service

bluezoo - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $42.00/$15.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: One of the best restaurants at Disney World with great food and ambiance

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, pricey


Beaches & Cream (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $14/$9

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great burgers and ice cream (including The Kitchen Sink sundae which can be shared by several people) plus some amazing alcoholic milkshakes

Cons: Menu is kind of limited, seating is more limited than most other Table Service locations


Trattoria al forno (dinner)

Table Service

Trattoria al Forno - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $25.00/$12.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Often easy to get in without a reservation, all wines are Italian

Cons: Service is inconsistent, food is often mediocre


Martha’s Vineyard (dinner)

Table Service

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

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quiet spot to grab drinks and appetizers

Cons: Only open in evenings, Disney Dining Plan not accepted


Kimonos

Table Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Voted 1 of the top best sushi spots in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted here, reservations not accepted


Il Mulino (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $24.00/$12.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious Italian options, groups can opt for family-style dishes (piatti per il tavolo)

Cons: Not on the Disney Dining Plan


ESPN Club (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $17.00/$11.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good sports bar food and lots of TVs to watch sporting events (even in the bathroom!)

Cons: Can get really busy on game days


Crew’s Cup Lounge (dinner)

Table Service

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

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Specialty drinks available (in addition to standard drink options), good appetizer options, usually pretty quiet

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted


Yachtsman Steakhouse (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $50.00/$12.00

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Amazing service, fantastic food

Cons: Expensive


Garden Grove (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $36.00/$17.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good ambiance, characters offered nightly (depending on the day, the characters can include Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale), more availability at this location than most other character dining meals

Cons: Not on the Disney Dining Plan, can't charge to your Disney resort room or use Disney gift cards here since this isn't an official Disney hotel, inconsistent service

Tips: Unlike the other character meals, in addition to their buffet, Garden Grove also offers menu items that can be ordered instead.


Flying Fish (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $38/$12

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Though they serve many great fish dishes, their steak is especially good

Cons: Pricey


Ale & Compass (dinner)

Table Service

ale and compass - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $25/$9

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Under refurbishment

Cons: Under refurbishment


Cape May Cafe (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $50.00/$28.00

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Wide variety of seafood (all-you-can-eat crab legs are very popular), lots of non-seafood options as well

Cons: Expensive if paying out-of-pocket


Big River Grille & Brewing Works (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $22.00/$8.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Extensive drink menu (including several beers brewed here), glass walls give you the ability to watch the brewing process, both indoor and outdoor seating options (choose outdoor seating if you want to overlook the Boardwalk area)

Cons: Limited menu, food is often not great


Everything Else

AbracadaBar

Quick Service

AbracadaBar - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$0.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fun themed drinks and atmosphere

Cons: Small with limited seating, limited food options


Ample Hills Creamery

Quick Service

Ample - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Charming ice cream parlor home to 16 signature flavors plus lots of fun cone options including one made out of pretzels and one that is made out of cookies

Cons: The dining plan isn't available and the menu is limited to only ice cream products


The To-Go Cart

Quick Service

To Go Cart - Beach Club Marketplace (lunch)

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great spot to grab popular quick food items like hot dogs, wings, and chicken fingers

Cons: No indoor seating


Splash Terrace

Quick Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice selection of subs, snacks, and drinks (including vegetarian options)

Cons: Not on the Disney Dining Plan, open seasonally


Java Bar

Quick Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Spot to grab a quick coffee and pastry at The Swan

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


Il Mulino Lounge

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $13.00/$0.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice ambiance, good drink options, light menu available

Cons: Not open mid-day


Cabana Bar and Beach Club

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $15/$8

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good food and drink selection, more upscale than many other lounges

Cons: Service varies a lot, can be noisy


Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas

Quick Service

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

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick place to grab a margarita and a snack (like a Mickey pretzel)

Cons: Limited menu


Belle Vue Lounge

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $12.00/$0.00

Location: Boardwalk Inn

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Often quiet, comfortable seating, great place to grab a drink (drink menu is fairly extensive compared to many locations), board games available

Cons: Limited food options


Ale & Compass Lounge (evening lounge)

Quick Service

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

Location: Yacht Club

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Under refurbishment

Cons: Under refurbishment


Todd English’s bluezoo Lounge

Table Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Ability to grab a drink at the bar or order from the full restaurant menu, delicious food

Cons: Pricey, Disney Dining Plan not accepted


Shula’s Lounge

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $50.00/$12.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great steak in a sports-themed restaurant, service is usually fantastic

Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted, noisy


Martha’s Vineyard

Table Service

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

Location: Beach Club Resort

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quiet spot to grab drinks and appetizers

Cons: Only open in evenings, Disney Dining Plan not accepted


Lobby Lounge

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $12.00/$0.00

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great place to grab a cocktail, lots of seating

Cons: Not open over the lunch hour


Kimonos Lounge

Table Service

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

Location: Swan/Dolphin

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

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Extensive drink menu (including Japanese sake and whiskey), karaoke

Cons: Can get busy


Getting to your reservation at one of the Epcot-area restaurants

You can access the Epcot-area resorts via bus and boat (and someday in the future, via gondola!). To figure out which you'll need to use check out the WDW Prep School Navigator.

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Other reasons to dine at the Epcot-area restaurants

The holidays at Disney World are another time when heading to the resorts around Epcot for a meal or even a cocktail might make sense. During the holiday season, all of the resorts will be decked out in their finest with lots of seasonal decorations to explore.  If you are visiting during the holiday season, it is well worth it to set aside a couple hours to check out what they have to offer.

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Complete guide to Festival of the Arts at Epcot
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Complete guide to Epcot
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All about the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot
Planning Process Overview Step 1: Pick a Date Step 2: Lodging Step 3: Make a Daily Plan Step 4: Dining Step 5: Park Touring Step 6: Extra Magic
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Best Disney Dining Plan credit values for 2018
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All about Disney World tours
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Disney World crowd calendar
Babies and Toddlers Characters General Reference Group Travel Luxury Saving Money Special Needs Technology Transportation
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How Minnie Vans at Disney World work
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Best Disney World restaurants to share meals
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How to rent DVC points (deluxe hotel for moderate prices!)