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Epcot - Dining

Updated: Mar 3




The Epcot has a lot of different dining options, from yummy iconic snacks, to hearty quick service locations, and some fabulously themed (with equally fabulous food) table service restaurants. Read more about dining at Walt Disney World here.


When thinking about where to eat at the Epcot you need to first consider the different kinds of dinning options. There are elaborate prix fixe meals, yummy quick service and snack locations. Then you need to consider your family needs and budget. We've broken down quick service, table service, character meals, and snacks.



A list of the different dining locations, types, and menus can be found at the Walt Disney World website. If you are using the Disney Dining Plan, click here to read our overview.


Here are our favorite dining locations at the Epcot broken down by caragory.


Quick Service


Sunshine Season - Located in the Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons has a wide variety of great options, which makes it a great place to bring the family if you all have differing food opinions (or just want a lot of options). They have good rotisserie chicken, salad options, pizza rolls, and even some asian dishes.


Festival Booths - Epcot almost always has a festival going on and there are festival-specific booths set up all over the park with some excellent small plate options. It’s worth checking online or finding a festival guide map to see what food is being offered where.service. Check our post about the current festival.


Table Service



Rose and Crown Dining Room - There are a whole slew of fabulous dining options in the pavilions around the World Showcase. But one we find ourselves returning to again and again is Rose and Crown dining. Back in the day you could show up to your dinner reservation a little early and request a patio table, and then get a front row, seated, view of the Epcot fireworks. This has since been upgraded to it’s own dining experience with a prix fixe menu, but we still think it’s worth it if you want a great view of the nighttime show without having to stand around for an hour or more. Plus, the food is really good so even if you aren’t looking for prime fireworks viewing this is a great place to go.


Character Meals


Garden Grill - Serving family style, the Garden Grill boasts vegetables that were grown right there at the Land Pavilion and has characters all day long. This is one of the most affordable character meals with Chip and Dale coming to meet guests as they dine. We love to snag breakfast reservations here before park opening, chow down on the family style Harvest Feast, and then run over to Soarin’ as soon as park opens to ride it with little to no wait via the standby line. It’s also fun to walk through the park over to the Land Pavilion before park opening and see the park so empty. Also the restaurant rotates, slowing changing the view diners have of different scenes in The Land ride below.

Pricing for the Garden Grill is as follows: Breakfast - $42 per adult, $27 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax and gratuity; Lunch/Dinner - $55 per adult, $36 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax and gratuity


Snacks

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe - If you follow the hordes of little girls (or if you are part of the horde) on their way to Frozen Ever After in the Norway pavilion, and veer left, you’ll find yourself at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. This is a great little pastry shop that often doesn’t have too long a line and has a small nice covered seating area in the back. We recommend getting the School Bread, this cream-filled coconut topped confection is a great way to sugar up for the trek around the World Showcase.


Crêpes à Emporter - This is the walk up window for the Crêperie in the new Ratatouille area of France. Here you can grab sweet or savory crêpes that make an excellent snack for sharing (or not, whatever your mileage).


Popcorn in Canada - This one is a bit obvious, but if you are looking for sweet popcorn this is a great place to stop. Most people will point you toward Germany for the caramel popcorn (which is also good) but we recommend the Maple Popcorn found here.


Choza de Margarita - For those drinking around the world this is a popular stop for the wide variety of margaritas to choose from. While we recommend it for that, here we are recommending the guacamole that is topped with mango and pumpkin seeds. It’s a great shareable snack, plus the added toppings make it extra yummy.

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