Overwhelmed by the massive number of Epcot dining options? We’ve got you covered.
Epcot is known for it’s exceptional restaurants, drinks, snacks, and desserts, but it’s also known for being the most spread-out park at Disney World. It can be difficult to navigate if you are visiting for the first time or planning your trip without the help of an expert.
That’s why we created this HUGE dining guide to share with you everything Epcot has to offer. We’ve ranked every table service restaurant, quick service restaurant, bars, snacks, drinks, and more.
There’s definitely something here for everyone, so dig in!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- Best Table Service Restaurants
- Best Quick Service Restaurants
- Best Snacks
- Best Drinks & Drinking Spots
- Character Dining
- Fireworks Dining
- Festival Dining
- Private Dining
Best Epcot Table Service Restaurants
#1. Monsieur Paul
We’ve chosen Monsieur Paul as our number one table service restaurant because it truly outshines the rest with it’s elegance and grandeur. The French cuisine here is top notch and the ambiance is perfect for special occasion dates and anniversary celebrations.
Don’t let the theme park location fool you-Monsieur Paul is a true fine dining experience. As you’d expect for a restaurant owned by the family of its namesake, legendary Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse.
You can find Monsieur Paul in the French Pavilion, located up the stairs of Chefs de France. The menu features gourmet creations like Roasted Duck and Crusted Lamb Loin and boasts an extensive French wine list.
Monsieur Paul also ranks high on our list of best Disney World restaurants for adults. We highly recommend reading it if you want to find all of the best dining spots at all of the parks, resorts, and even Disney Springs.
#2. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Via Napoli is one of the most casual restaurants in our top 5 and the food here will absolutely knock your socks off. We love the open kitchen with large Italian wood-burning ovens and the overall decor feels like home away from home.
The menu has great offerings like Calamari, Pollo Parmigiana and delicious pastas, but it’s hard for us not to get their authentic pizzas every time we go. Not only is this the best pizza at Disney, it’s some of the best pizza anywhere.
Feel free to eat as much pizza as you can. In case you didn’t realize it by now, Epcot is absolutely huge. You’ll have plenty of steps to walk off some the calories!
#3. Le Cellier Steakhouse
For those who want an upscale meal but would prefer something a bit less white-tablecloth than Monsieur Paul, Le Cellier Steakhouse is the best option. We love the cozy Canadian chateau and have enjoyed each meal we’ve selected from the menu.
Le Cellier can be found in the Canada Pavilion and offers exquisite steak, seafood and Canadian comfort food entrees. If this is your first time visiting, we highly recommend trying a steak dish with an order of Poutine to share with the group.
#4. Chefs de France
It’s no mistake that we put both of the France Pavilion restaurants toward the top of this list. Chefs de France is the perfect balance of refined and approachable, great for date night or family dinner. The building itself is inspired by the Belle Epoque architecture of Paris and the decor inside is stunning.
We recommend just about any dish listed on the menu, our favorites being the Canard a l’orange and Filet de Boeuf. Children will especially enjoy the cheesy pasta with ham (Pates au Jambon on the kid’s menu) and adults will be grateful for the enormous drink menu.
We recommend Chefs de France at any time of the day. It’s location in the park also makes it an easy walk from the nearby Epcot resort hotels, so we always suggest it as a good lunch option for resort guests.
Located in the German Pavilion, Biergarten is one of the most entertaining dining experiences Epcot has to offer with a German Polka band playing every night. We love the family style seating of this excellent buffet, which pairs separate parties together at larger tables to encourage conversation and enhances the friendly atmosphere.
Don’t let the fact that this is a buffet fool you – the food here is truly delicious! You’ll find an array of sausages, roast chicken, potatoes, sauerkraut, schnitzel and assorted desserts like black forest cake and apple strudel.
#6. La Hacienda de San Angel
Traveling back to the Mexico Pavilion, La Hacienda de San Angel is easy to miss, but is very much a worthy candidate for your dinner time reservation. La Hacienda is a truly unique experience located directly on the World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot.
This restaurant has great options for sharing, like La Hacienda (beef and chicken) or Del Mar (seafood). Best of all, you’ll leave satisfied with a belly full of authentic “Old World” Mexican cuisine and a picturesque view of the fireworks on the water.
#7. Tokyo Dining
The Japan Pavilion has lots of choices for eating, but our favorite is Tokyo Dining. It’s located above Mitsukoshi on the second floor, with another great view of World Showcase Lagoon.
We always enjoy starting our meal with a tempura appetizer, then diving into the entrees. The menu offers an extensive list of sushi rolls, but also has great options available for guests who don’t love sushi like Teriyaki and Noodle dishes. Pro tip: Order the Ginger Mousse Cake for dessert.
After dinner, head downstairs and walk through the Mitsukoshi Department Store. It’s so big that we recently wrote an entire article dedicated to the coolest things you can buy at Mitsukoshi.
#8. Rose & Crown Dining Room
If traditional English comfort food tickles your fancy, Rose & Crown in the United Kingdom Pavilion has what you’re looking for. Rose & Crown has a great secluded atmosphere with delicious food and another beautiful view of the water if you happen to be seated outside.
Go for a traditional Shepherd’s Pie or Bangers & Mash, or branch out with Chicken Masala Curry or the Welsh Pub Burger – our favorite! The menu has delightful options that both adults and children will like. To finish, try the Sticky Toffee Pudding or a pint from the Rose & Crown Pub.
#9. Restaurant Marrakesh
Restaurant Marrakesh is somewhat of a hidden gem tucked away in the marketplace alleys of the Morocco Pavilion. Once you find it, you’re in for a treat with live musicians and belly dancers amid intricately decorated walls and columns.
The air of hospitality is immediately evident with the offering of Moroccan Mint Tea and spectacular service. You can’t go wrong with most items on the menu, but for a great cultural experience, get the Taste of Morocco.
Akershus is the second character dining experience in Epcot and the only table service restaurant in the Norway Pavilion. A great family-friendly option, your little ones will have the chance to meet Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White and Aurora.
A tasty Norwegian buffet is offered to all guests, featuring smoked salmon, imported cheeses and various meats and fruits, but you get to choose the main entree from the menu. Our favorite is the Norwegian Meatballs, but the Pork Tenderloin or Citrus-Smoked Salmon are also great choices.
#11. San Angel Inn Restaurant
Located inside the Mesoamerican pyramid of the Mexico Pavilion, San Angel Inn offers authentic Mexican cuisine in a twilight setting. The Inn is “at the base of Mayan ruins”, clearly depicted in a beautifully painted forest scene looking up to a large Mayan Pyramid.
Here you can enjoy classic taco dishes or large entrees like Carne Asada and Pescada a la Talla in a fairly quiet, scenic setting.
#12. Coral Reef Restaurant
We’ve given you restaurants by the water, but at Coral Reef you can dine under the sea! Located behind the Seas with Nemo & Friends, dive into the seafood experience of a lifetime with underwater views of sea creatures like sharks and sea turtles.
The menu changes seasonally, but you’re sure to find delectable lobster, scallop and shrimp dishes year-round. At Coral Reef Restaurant, fish are friends, but they make good food, too.
#13. Garden Grill
Garden Grill is one of the only character dining experiences in Epcot and is a family-friendly choice. Perhaps the most unique part about Garden Grill is the fact that it is a rotating restaurant located in the Land, where you can peek into scenes from the Living with the Land water ride.
The menu is designed for families, so everyone will be sharing the platters that come to the table. What better Disney experience than meeting Mickey and friends while filling yourself with turkey, stuffing and mac & cheese with the whole family?
#14. Tutto Italia Ristorante
Indulge in classic Italian fare at Tutto Italia located in the Italy Pavilion. The dark, cool atmosphere and gorgeous Italian artistry make this another great choice for date night.
The gourmet menu items are sure to please any guest, but the pastas are the best choice here. Order the Maccheroni with a glass of Italian red and you’ll find yourself directly transported to Naples, Italy.
#15. Teppan Edo
Back in the Japan Pavilion, this restaurant is right down the hall from Tokyo Dining but Teppan Edo is vastly different in style and cuisine. The whole family will love choosing their appetizer and entrees, then watching as their food is expertly prepared on the large hibachi grill before their eyes.
The chef performs the usual hibachi tricks, but the real fun comes with enhancements to your meal like Wagyu Steak, Lobster Tail or Sea Scallops.
#16. Spice Road Table
Spice Road Table is another waterfront option on World Showcase Lagoon. The restaurant has an open-air layout with a walk-up bar and patio seating and offers tasty Mediterranean fare.
Spice Road Table is the most relaxed of the table service restaurants, located at the front of the Morocco Pavilion. Small Plates like Hummus Fries and Fish Croquettes are great for lunch and larger entrees like Coriander-crusted Rack of Lamb are good for a casual dinner.
#17. Nine Dragons
This China Pavilion restaurant is worth visiting if you go to Epcot on a regular basis or really have a craving for Chinese. Nine Dragons has ornate, colorful decor and a new and improved menu, which we prefer to the old one.
They make great Kung Pao Chicken and Honey Sesame Chicken, and you won’t be sorry ordering the Banana Cheesecake Eggrolls for dessert!
Honorable Mention: Takumi-Tei
Opening in Summer 2019, we have yet to patronize this new Japan Pavilion restaurant. From what we hear, Disney has planned an artisanal Japanese inspired menu and we can’t wait to try it!
Best Epcot Quick Service Restaurants
#1. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Stroll down the charming back alley of the France Pavilion and you’ll run straight into Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.
This eatery is the perfect quick service choice for most guests as they serve delectable pastries and desserts, as well as a variety of sandwiches, snacks and coffees sure to please any palette. The indoor seating is also a plus!
#2. L’Artisan des Glaces
Just before Les Halles, you’ll find this beautiful ice cream parlor. There are cold treats galore, like sorbet, sherbert and ice cream.
But none can compete with the Croque Glace: one scoop of ice cream pressed inside a warm brioche bun. It’s the perfect combination of hot and cold, not to mention very photogenic.
#3. Yorkshire Fish & Chips
You haven’t had fish & chips until you’ve tasted Yorkshire Fish & Chips. As the name implies, this quick service location only serves one dish, but many will agree that this is the best tasting fish & chips meal they’ve ever had.
Enjoy it outdoors by the water in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
#4. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
Similar to Les Halles, Norway Pavilion’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe offers a variety of sandwiches and snacks, along with unique desserts worth trying.
Our absolute favorite dessert is the School Bread with a Viking Coffee to wash it all down. Lefse, Troll Horns and Rice Cream are also a few traditional Norwegian treats that are regularly found in the display case.
#5. La Cantina de San Angel
As soon as you enter the World Showcase, you make the decision to start your journey right to Canada or left to Mexico. If you chose left, La Cantina de San Angel is the first thing you’ll see.
We think their chicken tacos and fish tacos with extremely good salsa and black beans and rice are the best we’ve ever had. If it’s not too busy, grab a seat on the patio overlooking World Showcase Lagoon.
Gelati is found toward the front of the Italy Pavilion and has a whole lot of unique gelato creations, as well as cocktails and wine.
Here you can make a Gelato Sandwich and Coppa Delizia (which is like a giant sundae, Italian style). Our favorite is Espresso Gelato Affogato: an Italian delicacy with fresh espresso poured over Fior de Latte (sweet cream gelato).
#7. Katsura Grill
Sitting on a quiet little hilltop in the Japan Pavilion, it’s easy to miss Katsura Grill. But if you’re in a rush and craving Japanese food in any form, this is the best place to rest your feet with a quick meal.
Katsura Grill has sushi rolls, noodle bowls and teriyaki meals, and also includes a special kids menu. Grab some ramen and an iced green tea to refresh yourself for the next experience.
The Germany Pavilion is charmingly decorated with teddy bear shops and candy stores. Past these storefronts, you’ll find the Sommerfest walk-up counter at the back near Biergarten restaurant.
The smell of bratwurst, pretzels and caramel corn have gotten you this far – we think this is the best-smelling pavilion. Now try a Frankfurter with sauerkraut and Paprika Chips and a Warsteiner Dunkel to wash it all down while seated next to the fountain.
#9. Pizza al Taglio
As mentioned before, Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion has some of the best pizzas in all the land. Recently, Disney opened a window out of Via Napoli called Pizza al Taglio to serve walk-up customers slices of this delicious pizza.
Enjoy many flavors of pizza with wine and beer, or even a cocktail like Limoncello Mule. The only downside is that there is very little room to eat, but a counter was recently created for you to stand and eat off to the side in the shade.
#10. Liberty Inn
What the American Adventure lacks in table service restaurants it makes up for in great American staples at the quick service stands. This is the only one with indoor seating, located in the Capitol Building.
Get your fill of burgers, fries, chicken nuggets and hot dogs, or on special occasions you’ll find some great barbecue options.
#11. Tangierine Cafe
Tangierine Cafe is a small restaurant in the Morocco Pavilion with limited seating but hearty meals. The menu is Mediterranean-inspired, but kids can still get hamburgers and nuggets here.
The most notable menu items are the delicious Shawarma platters with chicken and lamb options.
#12. Fife & Drum
Back in the American Adventure, fix your cravings for Turkey Legs, Root Beer Floats and Bud Light at Fife & Drum.
This little walk-up stand features all things American from popcorn and pretzels to ice cream and draft beer. Plus, you might catch a show at the America Gardens Theatre.
#13. Sunshine Seasons
While we typically recommend spending your dining credits in the World Showcase, Sunshine Seasons is actually a great option with lots of indoor seating in the Land Pavilion.
The menu features Asian-inspired dishes, as well as a few sandwich, soup & salad or grab-n-go options. But the coolest part is that the majority of the ingredients used are from the Land Pavilion Greenhouses.
#14. Kabuki Cafe
Kabuki Cafe in the Japan Pavilion serves up small sushi plates alongside Japanese draft beers. But don’t underestimate this one – it has a lot of unique drinks to offer!
Choose from Kirin Frozen Draft, Hot Sake, or Kakigori: Japanese shaved ice with colorful flavoring of your choice. Adults can take shaved ice to the next level with Sake Mist.
#15. Lotus Blossom Cafe
Lotus Blossom Cafe is a quick service counter in the China Pavilion with patio style seating overlooking a beautifully manicured garden and pond. Favorites like Orange Chicken and Shrimp Fried Rice are great staples to rely on.
The most unique items on the menu are desserts like Caramel-Ginger or Lychee Ice Creams. Wash your egg rolls down with a glass of the Plum Wine and you’re set to go.
#16. Electric Umbrella
Are your little ones getting restless from a long morning in the hot Florida heat? Look no further than the Electric Umbrella in Future World.
It’s a pretty standard cafeteria with items ranging from cheeseburgers to flatbreads and has a better kids menu than most of the other places.
#17. Crepes des Chefs de France
Crepes des Chefs de France in the France Pavilion is a darling little stand with various crepe styles and coffee drinks.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Strawberry Preserve or Ice Cream Crepe and a Cafe Espresso.
#18. Popcorn in Canada
Disney didn’t bother giving this little cart a creative name, but the contents of the cart are what matter most.
Popcorn in Canada is always a sure place to find Disney’s souvenir popcorn buckets and buttered popcorn. But the cart’s best item is the Maple Popcorn which pairs well with a Canadian draft beer.
#19. Funnel Cake
Another self-explanatory stand name; you’ll smell the funnel cake before you see it in the American Adventure. You can add creative toppings like chocolate sauce, ice cream or cookies & cream.
If you know, you know.
#20. Fountain View
Fountain View is actually Starbucks. It’s great for those who didn’t get their coffee fix or who are looking for a nice place to relax in the air conditioning, but doesn’t offer a lot of food choices.
You’ll find Fountain View in Future World near Club Cool.
#21. Refreshment Port
Refreshment Port is the only place outside of Le Cellier with Poutine, so take advantage if you couldn’t snag reservations!
The stand also has a few specialty alcoholic beverages, fountain drinks and ice cream desserts.
#22. the Land Cart
You can find the Land Cart located between Imagination! and the Land Pavilion. It’s known for carrying some of the parks healthiest snacks packaged nicely for you to grab-n-go.
You’ll typically see fruit and veggies, as well as hummus and pretzels at this cart.
#23. Promenade Refreshments
This stand is only open seasonally but is a great little place to find unique beverage items.
Promenade Refreshments is at the front of the World Showcase and features a few food options with great seasonal drinks like Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy or Key West Sunset Ale in the summer.
#24. Test Track Cool Wash
As the name implies, Test Track Cool Wash is found near Test Track, but is only open seasonally.
There are some notable frozen beverages like Frozen Coke or Lemonade (adults can add liquor like Absolut or Jack Daniel’s) but the only food item on the menu are assorted chips.
#25. Refreshment Outpost
The Refreshment Outpost is located in “no man’s land”; the long walkway between China and Germany which looks like a lost piece of Animal Kingdom washed up in Epcot.
Sometimes this stand will get noteworthy snacks. But currently – Unless you’re in the mood for Nigerian Meat Pie, continue on your journey through the countries.
Best Epcot Snacks
#1. Chips, Queso, Quacamole & Salsa
When it comes to a great snack that will appeal to just about any guest, Chips & Salsa in Mexico Pavilion’s La Cava del Tequila is where it’s at.
Trust us, we’re not lying. La Cava is one of the first stops we recommend in our guide in our list of 60 Things to Do in the World Showcase. It’s the perfect way to start your day at Epcot.
This combo is extremely tasty featuring crispy yellow corn tortilla chips served with a fair amount of medium salsa, guacamole and mild queso. You may not find Chips & Salsa listed on the menu; if so, you’ll have to special request it, but it won’t disappoint!
#2. School Bread
Next door in the Norway Pavilion, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe has some of the most delicious snacks in Epcot. School Bread is a popular choice and one of our most favorite snacks to get in the World Showcase.
This sweet roll is filled with vanilla custard and topped with toasted coconut flakes for extra yummy goodness. It’s large enough to split with a friend, but I often devour one all by myself.
#3. Croque Glace
The France Pavilion is the best spot in Epcot to find a plethora of excellent goodies to snack on. A delicious choice is the Croque Glace served up in L’Artisan des Glaces toward the back of the pavilion.
Croque Glace is a mix of your favorite ice cream with chocolate sauce wrapped in a warm, pressed brioche bun. The flavors are extremely good together and a beautiful, instagram-worthy dessert.
#4. Chocolate Beignet or Eclair
We’d be remiss if we didn’t select another snack from the France Pavilion and feel like the most obvious next choice is a baked good from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.
Of course, Les Halles has a great selection of small plates, but on the lighter side we suggest you try chocolate Beignets or Eclairs. It’s difficult to decide between the two if you truly love chocolate as both are chocolate filled pastries that really hit the spot with a cup of coffee.
#5. Espresso Gelato
The best place to find great treats in the Italy Pavilion is Gelati, an unassuming little cart along the walkway. Gelati has a multitude of frozen gelato treats, the best being the Espresso Gelato.
Espresso Gelato, or Affogato, is a scoop of Fior di Latte gelato with espresso poured over it. They also put a sprinkling of chocolate covered coffee beans and a pair of cookies on top to create Mickey ears.
#6. Caramel Popcorn
The caramel in the Germany Pavilion is very hard to miss. The sweet smell of caramel calls you from the walkway and slaps you in the face once you enter the doors of Karamell-Kuche, presented by Werther’s Original.
Karamell-Kuche has various caramel treats to choose from with chocolate and nut variations to please any caramel-lover, but our favorite is the Caramel Popcorn made fresh daily. It’s a great snack to carry while walking and easy to place in a backpack for later if you don’t finish it in one sitting.
Near the Canada Pavilion, the Refreshment Port has two great options for savoring Poutine like a true Great Northerner. The portions can be large and are easy to share with a group on the move.
The Traditional Poutine comes with beef gravy and cheese curds drizzled on top of crispy french fries and the Beef Brisket Poutine is to die for. It kicks your poutine up a notch with beef brisket, beer-cheese, gravy and crispy onions.
#8. Green Tea Cheesecake
Katsura Grill, the quiet hilltop quick service restaurant in the Japan Pavilion, serves a couple green tea flavored treats. Our recommendation is the Green Tea Cheesecake for a satisfying snack.
Cheesecake lovers will enjoy this one most, but everyone should try a bite of this Japanese delicacy. The green tea flavor is subtle in the cheesy goodness of the dense cake.
#9. Funnel Cake
We covered this one briefly before, and while Funnel Cake isn’t for everyone, those that can’t pass a stand without stopping will find Epcot’s version a worthy choice.
The American Adventure Funnel Cake stand serves up regular funnel cake and cookies & cream flavor with various toppings like chocolate or strawberry. You can even top yours with ice cream for a real American junk food experience!
#10. Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls
China Pavilion’s Joy of Tea has a few snacks that are sure to please your party. Our favorite for a quick item are the Egg Rolls. They have both pork or veggie available in a crispy wrapper and served with duck sauce.
Bonus: The Classics
Of course, there are always the Walt Disney World staple snacks great for first-timers and for when you just need a taste of nostalgia. Multiple carts and quick service locations offer Mickey Bars, Churros, Mickey Pretzels, Rice Crispy Treats and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Best Epcot Drinks & Drinking Spots
#1. La Cava del Tequila
The storied Mexico Pavilion tequila bar is by every rite the best drinking spot in Epcot. La Cava del Tequila is best experienced at night, preferably at the end of a Drinking Around the World Tour.
Definitely check out our guide to Drinking Around the World at Epcot too. It covers everything you need to know about prices, best drinks, and more.
What makes this place great is that the bartenders are pro mixologists, who make exquisite margaritas and other cocktails to order with top-shelf Mexican tequilas.
We highly recommend getting a margarita or shot of tequila while you’re here and pairing it with their delicious chips and dip trio which is unbelievably good.
#2. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
On the other end of the spectrum, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion is a new level of seclusion. It’s a little room off the side of Tutto Italia Ristorante with a dark, cozy wine bar vibe.
You can order select dishes from the Ristorante, mostly small plates like cheese boards or meatballs, and indulge in desserts like Mocha Tiramisu. Choose from over 200 featured wines or grab an Italian beer while you relax in the cellar.
#3. Rose & Crown Pub
For a little more lively experience, visit Rose & Crown Pub at any time of day and you’ll find a crowded room of cheerful people. The Brits know how to have a smashing good time, as evidenced in the United Kingdom Pavilion pub.
Just off the Rose & Crown Dining Room, pop by the bar for a Pub Blend like Black & Tan or a Bumblebee Pint and snack on a Battered Banger with Chips. Or if you’re looking for something truly special, order a shot of the Macallan or Johnny Walker Blue Scotch Whisky.
It’s easy to lose a few hours in Rose & Crown if you’re not careful. There’s a good reason why it’s a fixture in the Insider’s Guide to Epcot for Adults.
#4. Les Vins des Chefs de France
Not all drinking spots in Epcot are lounges. You’ll find that some of the small stands are dedicated to alcoholic beverages like Les Vins des Chefs de France. This stand is a perfect stop during a hot day in the France Pavilion.
Our favorite drinks to get here are the Slushes, be it Orange with Grand Marnier or Citron with Grey Goose. The stand also offers premium French wines and beer, as well as champagne.
#5. Block & Hans
The self-proclaimed “Purveyors of Fine American Ale” are located in the American Adventure. Block & Hans is another walk-up stand, this time featuring craft beers from around the United States.
The season often determines the kinds of craft beer they offer, so selections will range in flavors and boldness, but they almost always have a local Florida option. Pair it with a signature Mickey pretzel with cheese.
#6. Choza de Margarita
Choza de Margarita in the Mexico Pavilion is one of the newest drink stands added to Epcot’s list as of late. They serve regular and frozen margaritas as well as a few Mexican beers.
You can also grab a few small plates here, the most notable being the Esquites – spicy corn topped with a mix of chipotle mayo, queso fresco and chile lime powder.
#7. Joy of Tea
As the name implies, China Pavilion’s Joy of Tea stand has a variety of teas sure to bring a smile to your face. Bubble Milk Tea and Milk Cap Lychee Tea are interesting flavors worth trying.
The menu also includes loads of unique mixes like Canto Loopy (vodka and cantaloupe juice) and Tipsy Ducks in Love (whisky, coffee, black tea, cream and chocolate syrup) – yum!
Quite simply, this Germany Pavilion stand sells, you guessed it: Beer! However, they do have a few other intriguing menu items like Jager shots, Grapefruit Hefeweizen and red wine to mix it up.
In addition to your German Bier selection, they have giant soft pretzels served with yellow mustard.
#9. UK Beer Cart
Not nearly as exciting as it’s neighbor, Rose & Crown Pub, the UK Beer Cart seems to have one purpose – to serve Drinking Around the World parties who are flying from Canada to France.
While we wouldn’t suggest skipping Rose & Crown Pub in favor of the UK Beer Cart, for those truly in a hurry we’d advise a Frozen Pimm’s Lemonade.
Epcot Character Dining
We touched on this briefly before, but Epcot has two Character Dining choices: Garden Grill and Akershus. To determine which is best for your group, review the menus and the characters present at each location.
We recommend Garden Grill for any family looking to share a great meal that would appeal to each guest. Plus, you get to meet Mickey, Pluto and Chip & Dale while you dine on American food.
If you are celebrating a special occasion or have a group of girls, Akershus may be more your style. The castle setting and more upscale food choices provide a more elegant ambience, and girls of all ages will enjoy meeting the princesses.
Epcot Fireworks Dining
Currently, both dining options mentioned below are available until September 30, 2019 for the final showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Stay tuned for announcements on updated options with the new show coming later this fall!
Frozen Ever After Dessert Party
The Frozen Ever After Dessert party is great for families and couples alike. It requires reservations and includes exclusive seating for watching the fireworks along with Frozen themed desserts to eat during the show.
Word to the wise: Seating is so spectacularly close to the show that debris may fly toward your table. For those with allergies or breathing problems, take this into consideration.
Illuminations Dining Package
The Illuminations Dining Package is perfect for dates and special occasions. The package includes a pri-fixe meal provided by Rose & Crown Dining Room and seating is located on the United Kingdom patio by the water.
This experience is far more relaxing for only $5 more per ticket than the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party. Not to mention the distance keeps you a bit more out of the way of flying firework debris.
Epcot Festival Dining
Epcot has really kicked up the way they do festivals in the last five years. The recurring ones you’ll see each year are Festival of the Arts, Flower & Garden Festival and Food & Wine Festival – the most popular.
During these festivals, they do special dining offers like concert & dinner packages and celebrity chef cooking experiences.
But we especially love the seasonal carts put out on the World Showcase walkway serving small plates, desserts and drinks unique to each festival.
Epcot Private Dining
Ever wonder how people get exclusive dining rights on World Showcase Lagoon complete with custom buffet or dessert bar, roped off from the crowd? We had the pleasure of experiencing this when we hosted our rehearsal dinner at Epcot.
Private Dining can be booked for special family or business events where you tailor the food selection, location and even character meet-and-greets to the occasion. You can find out more by contacting Disney Meetings & Events about your next event.
Hopefully this comprehensive guide has you feeling more confident about which dining options are best for your group. It is a lot to consider as you’re planning, but eating well is one of the most satisfying things about vacationing in Walt Disney World!
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