With Future World on one side and World Showcase on the other, Epcot is all about learning and exploration. There’s something else you’re able to explore at Epcot, however, besides science, technology, and culture: food. Yes, from restaurants featuring meals made with ingredients grown in The Land Pavilion over in Future World to cuisines from across the world in World Showcase, there is no shortage of things to eat in Epcot.
In general, Epcot has a mix of quick service restaurants, table service restaurants, character dining, food and drink stands, and even a few lounges. We do have a Best Restaurants at Walt Disney World guide if you’re looking for all over the resort. Here are some things to consider as you read through this guide on the best places to eat in Epcot:
- Quick service restaurants are casual with walk-up or mobile ordering and indoor and/or outdoor seating. Here, you pick up your food once your order is ready. A sizeable menu is provided, with options typically being less expensive than what you would find at a table service restaurant.
- Most table service restaurants are still casual (this is a theme park, after all), but many offer an elevated dining experience, either with the food, setting, or both. The type of seating depends on the restaurant – some have only indoor seating, while others will have both indoor and outdoor dining available. As you could probably tell from the name, you place your order with a server and your meal is delivered directly to you. Once again, the restaurant you choose will affect your dining experience. While some options have a more relaxed atmosphere, some, like Le Cellier Steakhouse, are decidedly more upscale and considered among the best restaurants at Disney World. Meal prices also vary dramatically.
- Disney character dining experiences are meals with Disney characters held at table service restaurants. Usually, the characters will move from table to table signing autographs and taking photos throughout the meal. It’s a very fun way see characters without having to wait in line for a meet-and-greet. Instead, for character dining, characters typically come to you. As a result, meals here tend to be more expensive than regular table serving dining. Unfortunately, as a result of the pandemic, character dining has been suspended or greatly reduced. Hopefully, these interactions will return to normal as COVID-19 recedes.
- Snack & drink stands offer very few items on their menus and no or little-to-no seating. Aside from snacks like popcorn and pretzels, these can also be good places to buy specialty or seasonal snacks like limited-time funnel cakes or character-inspired treats.
- Lounges are either attached to a restaurant or in a standalone space with seating. A few snacks may be offered, but the focus is definitely on the drinks. Drinking around the world is basically a sport at Epcot, so lines can get long. However, whether from a lounge or not, alcohol in Epcot is plentiful, so you’ll never have to look very long for a drink.
- You can expect almost every restaurant to have at least a few plant-based or allergy/gluten-free options. In fact, if you travel during the Festival of the Arts, Flower & Garden Festival, or Food & Wine Festival, you’ll probably even come cross a festival food booth with only plant-based options. To see what options you can enjoy before getting to the restaurant, just open the restaurant’s menu on the Disney World app and scroll to the bottom. And be sure to let a cast member know that you have a dietary restriction before or when ordering.
Now, without any further ado, here’s our list of all the places to eat in Epcot, along with some of our favorites.
Best Epcot Restaurants
Wondering which restaurants at Epcot to try? Well, look no further. Here’s our list of the best Epcot restaurants.
Best Table Service for Families – Teppan Edo
Determining which restaurant is the best at Epcot is a tall order. With so many different cuisines and atmospheres, it’s a challenge to decide what’s the best. Overall, when it comes to the quality of the food, the friendliness of the cast members, and the added bonus of the built-in entertainment, our pick for best Epcot restaurant for families is Teppan Edo.
Best Table Service for Couples – La Hacienda de San Angel
Naming the best Epcot restaurant for couples is similarly difficult. From Monsieur Paul to Takumi-Tei, there are many intimate restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner. Our favorite, however, has to be La Hacienda de San Angel. The lighting is dim, the food is delicious, and the view of World Showcase Lagoon is beautiful.
Best Quick Service – Sunshine Seasons
In contrast to table service restaurants, determining the best quick service restaurant is a no-brainer. It’s Sunshine Seasons over at The Land. With plentiful options that are reliably tasty, many healthy, a grab-and-go cooler, and plenty of seating, this is a quick service restaurant that’s sure to please both young and old.
Best Character Dining – Garden Grill Restaurant
Considering all the princesses over at Akershus Royal Dining Hall, naming Garden Grill as the best character dining at Epcot may come as a surprise. However, with its fun revolving dining room, bountiful comfort food favorites, and classic characters like Mickey, Pluto, and Chip & Dale, this character meal is sure to please, whether your kiddos are picky eaters or not.
Best Lounge – La Cava del Tequila
If you’re looking for one of the best drinks at Epcot, without a doubt, La Cava del Tequila is for you. Their margaritas are reliably delicious and interesting (avocado, anyone?), and when the pandemic isn’t happening, it’s cozy little place to sit down for a drink and some guac. Plus, what’s good enough for Neil Patrick Harris is good enough for us.
Best Lagoon View – Spice Road Table
Many restaurants can claim a good view of World Showcase Lagoon, but we think Spice Road Table takes the cake. With it’s beautiful open-air seating (indoor is available too), flavorful Mediterranean-inspired small bites, and a lengthy drink menu, it’s the perfect place to soak up the afternoon or take in Harmonious once it opens.
Best Allergy & Gluten-Free – Coral Reef Restaurant
Unlike many other restaurants at Epcot, much of the menu at the Coral Reef Restaurant is already allergy & gluten-friendly. From seafood to chicken, steak, and even dessert (hello, flourless chocolate cake!), that’s a ton of options for our gluten-intolerant friends.
Epcot Food Options
Table Service Restaurants & Fine Dining
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Chefs de France
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- La Hacienda de San Angel
- Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Monsieur Paul
- Nine Dragons Restaurant
- Restaurant Marrakesh
- Rose & Crown Dining Room
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
- Teppan Edo
- Tokyo Dining
- Tutto Italia Ristorante
- Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Quick Service Restaurants
- Katsura Grill
- La Cantina de San Angel
- Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
- Lotus Blossom Café
- Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
- Sunshine Seasons
- Tangierine Café
- Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Disney Character Dining
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Garden Grill Restaurant
- La Cava del Tequila
- Rose & Crown Pub
- Spice Road Table
- Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Snack & Drink Stands
- Block & Hans
- Choza de Margarita
- Cool Wash
- Crepes des Chefs de France
- Fife & Drum Tavern
- Funnel Cake
- Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
- Joy of Tea
- Kabuki Café
- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
- The Land Cart
- L’Artisan des Glaces
- Les Vins des Chefs de France
- Popcorn in Canada
- Refreshment Outpost
- Refreshment Port
- Traveler’s Café
- UK Beer Cart
Future World Restaurants
Cool Wash | Snack & Drink Stand
Located across from Test Track, one of the most popular Epcot attractions, Cool Wash is a drink stand that’s made to look a little bit like a car wash. Sometimes, the “car wash” will be turned on with misters providing a refreshing escape from the Florida heat. Only open when crowds are heavy, Cool Wash serves a variety of Coca-Cola Slushies.
Coral Reef Restaurant | Table Service Restaurant
Located at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, the Coral Reef Restaurant is a unique table service restaurant with views of the pavilion’s aquarium. Braised Veal Osso Buco and a 10-oz Slow-roasted Grilled Rib-Eye are both on the menu here, but seafood is definitely the highlight – which, since you’re basically watching your meal swim by, is kind of awkward when you think about it. Although, you’ll probably forget about the awkwardness once you try the Lobster Bisque and Seared Mahi Mahi. And be sure to save some room for The Chocolate Wave, a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry gelato. That’s right, friends, this dessert is gluten-free. Overall, the view of the coral reef is the obviously the selling point here, making it a family-friendly place to grab a bite to eat in Epcot.
Garden Grill Restaurant | Disney Character Dining
Homespun comfort food favorites and visits from Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto are highlights at this revolving table service restaurant in The Land Pavilion. Guests can look out over scenes from Living With the Land as they dig into farm-fresh dishes like Grilled Beef with Chimichurri and Berry Short Cake, all served family style. Characters swing buy to say hello throughout the meal as well. All things considered, with its wholesome dishes, character interactions, and unique rotating dining room, Garden Grill is a ton of fun for families and one of our favorite character dining experiences at Disney World. Unlike other restaurants, character dining isn’t completely canceled here due to COVID-19, however interactions are at a distance.
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company | Snack & Drink Stand
Joffrey’s is a mainstay throughout Disney World, offering up tons of hot, iced, and frozen coffee beverages and tea. Pastries are usually available as well, and kiosks will often feature seasonal drinks for a limited time. This is just a kiosk, so expect lines to get long and move slowly. Joffrey’s stands can be found in Future World, World Showcase, and near the Epcot entrance.
Sunshine Seasons | Quick Service Restaurant
Enjoy dishes inspired by and made from the bounty of The Land Pavilion at this quick service restaurant next to Living With the Land. Set up like a food court with several different food counters, Sunshine Seasons serves up fresh, flavorful meals like Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken, Oak-grilled Salmon, Strawberry Shortcake, and even a massive sandwich called The Land Crusher of pulled pork and cheese on top of garlic Texas Toast. Abundant seating, tons of healthy or not-so-healthy options, and a grab-and-go cooler make this one of our best restaurants in Epcot.
The Land Cart | Snack & Drink Stand
Need a place to grab a quick snack in Future World? Stop by The Land Cart outside of the The Land Pavilion for healthy-ish options like a Fruit and Cheese Plate, Vegetable Plate, Hummus with Pretzels, or a Mickey Pretzel. Slushies and other fountain drinks are also available.
World Showcase Restaurants
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway | Disney Character Dining
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall has been playing host to Disney princesses and guests long before Anna and Elsa swept into the Norway Pavilion. Disney character dining is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner here, with guests dining on Scandinavian-inspired dishes like Norwegian Meatballs and items off of the Norwegian Smorgasbord. While the smorgasbord items are served buffet style, entrees are delivered to your table. Overall, the food might seem a bit unfamiliar here, which isn’t a bad thing by any means, but we assure you that there’s much to enjoy. Plus, with the princesses stopping by to say hello, this is a unique character dining experience for the whole family.
Biergarten Restaurant – Germany | Table Service Restaurant
Ever wished you could eat at a traditional beer garden underneath the stars in Germany? If so, you won’t want to miss Biergarten. And even if you haven’t, you should still give it a try. From the immersive theming of a quaint Bavarian village in the moonlight and an oompah German band to the German favorites served at communal tables, this is a unique table service restaurant that’s fun for everyone. Typically buffet-style, dishes like Schnitzel, Red Cabbage, and Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce are currently being served family-style at Biergarten. Additionally, while parties would normally mix at the communal tables prior to COVID-19, tables are currently restricted to members of the party only.
Block & Hans – The American Adventure | Snack & Drink Stand
In front of The American Adventure, Block & Hans is a small kiosk serving craft beer, cider, and even mead from across the United States. Mickey Pretzels with Cheese are also available.
Chefs de France – France | Table Service Restaurant
With its beautiful mosaic flooring, an airy color scheme of cream and gold with dark wood accents, and flavorful French nouvelle cuisine, a meal at Chefs de France feels a bit like a miniature trip to Paris. Guests can choose from a prix fixe meal or a la carte options including blissfully cheesy French Onion Soup, melt-in-your-mouth Boeuf Bourguignon, and fun-to-crack Crème Brûlée. Expertly prepared French cuisine and a romantic setting make this an ideal spot for an Epcot date.
Choza de Margarita – Mexico | Snack & Drink Stand
Want a margarita but don’t want to brave the line for La Cava del Tequila? No worries, just swing by Choza de Margarita outside the Mexico Pavilion for tasty concoctions like the Spicy Blackberry or the Smoky Pineapple. Snacks are also available including Tacos Al Pastor and Empanada de Barbacoa.
Crepes des Chefs de France – France | Snack & Drink Stand
Looking for a light snack or some caffeine to keep you going as you make your way around World Showcase? Stop by Crepes des Chefs de France for sweet options like a Crepe with Strawberry Preserves or Homemade Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread (AKA Nutella 😍).
Fife & Drum Tavern – The American Adventure | Snack & Drink Stand
According to the Disney World app, the Fife & Drum Tavern, a small food kiosk in front of The American Adventure, has “a menu commemorating all things Americana.” Which apparently means Turkey Legs, Mickey Pretzels, popcorn, a hot dog, and a Root Beer Float. This is a good stop if you have some picky eaters in need of a snack while exploring the World Showcase pavilions.
Funnel Cake – The American Adventure | Snack & Drink Stand
Another American Adventure food kiosk, even more fried food to enjoy. This time, funnel cakes are the focus, including a Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce. This snack stand also plays host to seasonal-inspired funnel cakes when festivals are happening.
Gelati – Italy | Snack & Drink Stand
Needing a sugar rush to get you through the rest of your day at Epcot? Grab something sweet to eat at Gelati, a small food kiosk serving up all kinds of gelato in front of the Italy Pavilion. Get something small like a cone or a Gelato Sandwich, or try one of their special sundaes like an Espresso Affogato or the Coppa Amicizia (Cookies and Cream, Strawberry, and For Di Latte gelatos with mango sauce, raspberries, and whipped cream.)
Joy of Tea – China | Snack & Drink Stand
Sip on a cup of the world’s most popular beverage (that’s tea!) or a specialty cocktail at Joy of Tea in front of the China Pavilion. You can get some Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls here, but we definitely think the highlight is the drinks. As you might imagine, Joy of Tea has plenty of tea, including some peach-flavored Bubble Milk Tea. However, we suggest you skip over the tea a go for a cocktail instead, like the Canto Loopy (vodka and cantaloupe juice). Better yet, try the Tipsy Ducks in Love – bourbon, coffee, black tea, cream, and chocolate syrup – for a cocktail and tea.
Kabuki Café – Japan | Snack & Drink Stand
Enjoy Japanese-inspired snacks at the Kabuki Café in front of the Japan Pavilion. Grab something savory like California Roll sushi or edamame, something sweet like kid-friendly Kakigōri with Sweet Milk Topping (a Japanese style shaved ice), or something alcoholic like sake, beer, or plum wine. There’s even a less-kid-friendly version of the shaved ice available, the alcoholic Sake Mist.
Katsura Grill – Japan | Quick Service Restaurant
Scale the mountains of Japan (or rather, climb the steps on the left side of the Japan Pavilion) to reach Katsura Grill, a quick service restaurant serving up Japanese classics like sushi, noodles, and rice dishes like Chicken Cutlet Curry. For something on the snack-y side, try the sticky sweet Yuzu Miso Wings or the surprising Okonomiyaki Fries with unique toppings like tonkatsu sauce and bonito flakes. There is also a lovely, shaded seating area here, making this a relaxing spot for a meal away from the Epcot crowds.
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe – Norway | Quick Service Restaurant
Looking for dessert as you eat your way around the world? Stop into Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. This quaint little bakery has an array of Norwegian treats available, like traditional Lefse, the tasty Troll Horn, and the ever-popular School Bread filled with creamy custard and covered in coconut. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also available, including the Viking Coffee with Irish cream and coffee liqueur. A small, covered outdoor seating area is attached.
L’Artisan des Glaces – France | Snack & Drink Stand
Treat yourself to a scoop or two at L’Artisan des Glaces, a cute little ice cream shop tucked back in the streets of France. Stick to a simple waffle cone or dish of artisanal flavors like Caramel Fleur de Sel or Cinnamon with Caramelized Apple and Crumble Crunch, or try a handcrafted Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich or Croque Glacé, an ice cream sandwich with a toasted sweet brioche roll. Adults will enjoy the Ice Cream Martini with your choice of ice cream. As you might expect from all this deliciousness, this place can get very busy with quite long lines, which we only expect to get worse once the new Ratatouille ride opens.
La Cantina de San Angel – Mexico | Quick Service Restaurant
Refuel on Mexican favorites like the flavorful Pollo Cascabel, cheesy Empanadas con Queso, and Churros with Nutella(!) as you look out over the World Showcase Lagoon at La Cantina de San Angel. With covered outdoor seating, plenty of kid-friendly choices and an adult-friendly drink menu, and a front row seat to Harmonious once it kicks off at Epcot, this is quite the popular spot. If you do plan to see the nightly fireworks here, be sure to arrive very early so you can secure a seat.
La Cava del Tequila – Mexico | Lounge
Nestled inside the Mesoamerican pyramid of the Mexico Pavilion, La Cava del Tequila is a must-go for any margarita or, of course, tequila fan. Heck, if Neil Patrick Harris considers it one of his favorite bars in the world, it’s gotta be good. For a smooth sip, be sure to try La Cava Avocado. Plus, no serving of tequila is complete without a little salt, so chips and salsa, queso, or guacamole are also available. La Cava del Tequila is incredibly popular, so be prepared for lengthy wait times. At least you’ll be in the shade and A/C while you’re waiting.
Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada | Table Service Restaurant
Cut into one of the best steaks at Disney World at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada. This signature dining restaurant in the cellar of the Canada Pavilion’s towering chateau offers expertly prepared steakhouse classics and an intimate atmosphere. The Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Le Cellier Filet Mignon are favorites, as are the Maple Whiskey-glazed Brussels Sprouts. There are even a couple poutine dishes available. Keep in mind that while your kids may definitely like the food here, the vibe is decidedly more quiet than what they might enjoy.
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexico | Table Service Restaurant
There are many things that can make a great dining experience, such as food, atmosphere, the view, entertainment. Fortunately, the waterfront La Hacienda de San Angel has it all. Overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, this table service restaurant dishes out cuisine inspired by Southern Mexico like the Alambre de Res Flank Steak, the unique Sweet Corn Ice Cream, and the delicious Crema de Elote Soup. There’s truly something here for everyone, with plenty of tasty appetizers and drinks for groups, dim lighting for date night, and kid-friendly options for families. If you want to see Harmonious once it opens from here, be sure to plan your reservation accordingly.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie – France | Quick Service Restaurant
One of the best things about wandering the streets of Paris is coming across little patisseries serving baguettes so delicious you’ll gladly throw out your no-carb diet for. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie offers the same at Epcot. Tucked back in the streets of the pavilion, this quick service restaurant serves quintessential French classics like Jambon Beurre, a ham and cheese with Dijon mustard butter on a baguette, Mousse au Chocolat, and Napoleon, along with a very taste Frosé. Air-conditioned seating is also available.
Les Vins des Chefs de France – France | Snack & Drink Stand
Drinking around the world? Stop by Les Vins des Chefs de France for a glass of wine, champagne, or beer. Or better yet, give one of the slushes a go, like the Citron with vodka and lemonade.
Lotus Blossom Café – China | Quick Service Restaurant
Neighboring the full service Nine Dragons Restaurant, the Lotus Blossom Café is a quick service restaurant with basic Chinese food and some covered outdoor seating. By basic, we mean the same Pot Stickers, Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls, Orange Chicken, and Chicken Fried Rice you’d find at basically every other Chinese restaurant in America. There are also some unique Lychee and Caramel-Ginger Ice Creams available.
Monsieur Paul – France | Table Service Restaurant
For us, one of the best things about Epcot is being able to enjoy food from around the world. It’s even better when a restaurant serves up an authentic atmosphere to match. Monsier Paul is a tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse, one of France’s most recognized chefs. This signature dining restaurant serves “inventive twists on traditional French cuisine” like Roasted Duck Magret both a la carte and prix fixe in an upscale setting. A dress code is also required. Please note that, as this is Disney, kids are welcome. However, the atmosphere is very subdued.
Nine Dragons Restaurant – China | Table Service Restaurant
Nine Dragons Restaurant offers guests contemporary Chinese-inspired cuisine amid hanging lanterns and ornate woodwork. We say Chinese-inspired because while this isn’t exactly authentic Chinese food, it is certainly better than what you usually get ordering takeout back home. Highlights include the Honey-Sesame Chicken, “numbingly spicy” Spicy Mala Beef, and Banana Cheesecake Egg Rolls.
Oasis Sweets & Sips – Morocco | Snack & Drink Stand
Stop by Oasis Sweets & Sips in the Morocco Pavilion for Moroccan Pastries and an array of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including Moroccan beer and Frozen Mint Tea with gin.
Popcorn in Canada | Snack & Drink Stand
Grab a handful of everyone’s favorite snack, including Maple Popcorn, at this food kiosk in the Canada Pavilion. Drinks are also available including Moosehead Draft and an Ottawa Apple cocktail with Crown Royal’s maple and apple flavors and cranberry juice.
Refreshment Outpost – Between China and Germany | Snack & Drink Stand
Looking for something to quench your thirst or a quick bite to eat? Visit the Refreshment Outpost, a food kiosk serving a Hot Dog, slushies, Ice Cream Floats, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like soda and beer. When there’s a festival going on, you can also catch seasonal-inspired snacks and sips here.
Refreshment Port – Near Canada | Snack & Drink Stand
Snacks and drinks are the name of the game here, with Chicken Breast Nuggets, Traditional Poutine, and an assortment of beverages including draft beer and cocktails like the Dragon Berry Refresher with dragon berry rum. Festival items are also available here.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – The American Adventure | Quick Service Restaurant
Eat your way across America at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, a quick service restaurant serving up regional barbecue favorites like the Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich and the North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter. There’s even a plant-based BBQ Jackfruit Burger available. Plus, with kid-friendly items like Macaroni & Cheese and Banana Pudding, this is an easy place to get lunch in World Showcase.
Restaurant Marrakesh – Morocco | Table Service Restaurant
Hidden at the back of the Morocco Pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh transports you to Northern Africa with its flavorful cuisine, ornate tilework, and live entertainment. Restaurant Marrakesh is one of the more adventurous options at Epcot, with favorites like the Beef Brewat Rolls, Bastilla, Lemon Chicken Tagine, and Couscous. Just because the flavors are unfamiliar here, however, doesn’t mean this Restaurant Marrakesh isn’t kid-friendly. Options like Chicken Nuggets and a Hamburger are available, plus kids are encouraged to join in with the traditional belly dancing. This unique restaurant is truly what Epcot is all about: discovering different cultures.
Rose & Crown – United Kingdom | Table Service Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy a British invasion of a different sort as you eat up and drink in some classic Brit favorites at the Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room. Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion, the Rose & Crown is a handsome yet lively place to throw back a pint or two and have a bite to eat. The UK inspiration can be seen throughout the menu, from the Fish and Chips, Scotch Egg, and Bangers and Mash down to the Pimm’s Cup. The highlight, however, is definitely the beer. Guests can choose from a variety of lagers, ales, and stouts, or opt for a little bit of a couple things with one of their pub blends. And of course, don’t forget the whiskey and whisky. While the Rose & Crown Dining Room is temporarily closed for refurbishment, the Rose & Crown Pub is open.
San Angel Inn Restaurante – Mexico | Table Service Restaurant
Dine al fresco (sort of) at the San Angel Inn Restaurante. Though inside the Mexico Paviliion, this table service restaurant takes you to a vibrant Mexican courtyard at twilight. Talk about atmosphere! Enjoy Mexican dishes like Queso Fundido, Tacos de Ribeye, and Pollo a Las Rajas as you gaze out at the Mayan ruins and boats floating by. This is a classic Epcot restaurant, intricately themed and immersive with atmosphere for days.
Sommerfest – Germany | Snack & Drink Stand
Looking for a snack and/or some alcohol to carry you through the rest of your day at Epcot? Swing by Sommerfest, a small food kiosk next to Biergarten. Seating and food are minimal, just a Bratwurst and Jumbo Pretzel, but drinks are abundant, with a mix of both German beer and wine.
Spice Road Table – Morocco | Lounge
Technically a lounge, Spice Road Table feels like so much more. Yes, there are drinks, with an extensive menu including Mediterranean Beers, Sangria, Spanish and Moroccan Wines and cocktails. But there is also a tempting array of small plates like Naan Spreads and the Spice Road Table Sampler available, both indoor and outdoor seating, and a beautiful view of World Showcase Lagoon. However, flavors might be too adventurous here for picky eaters.
Takumi-Tei – Japan | Table Service Restaurant
Takumi-Tei, meaning “house of the artisan,” provides a truly unique dining experience in World Showcase. One of Disney World’s newest restaurants, Takumi-Tei offers Japanese fine dining in an atmosphere that can only be described as zen. Guests can order a la carte or, if you have a lot of time, try the Omakase Tasting Menu. With its quiet setting, interesting flavors, and potentially long meal time, Takumi-Tei is a great choice for couples, groups of adults, or families with older children and open-minded palates.
Tangierine Café – Morocco | Quick Service Restaurant
Looking for something light and fresh to keep your going in your journey around World Showcase? Give Tangierine Café a try! With tasty favorites like Shawarma Platters, Harissa Rotisserie Chicken, and a Vegetarian Platter, kid-friendly picks like Chicken Tenders, and a variety of beverages (Tangierine Coffee with orange liqueur, anyone?), this is a nice place to grab a quick lunch for kids and adults alike.
Teppan Edo – Japan | Table Service Restaurant
We love to eat, and the only thing better than dinner is dinner and a show. That’s why we love Teppan Edo. This table service restaurant in the Japan Pavilion is hibachi style, with chefs cook your food with flair right in front of you. Plus, with everything from NY Cut Steak and Filet Mignon to Ebi (grilled shrimp) and Tori (chicken breast) available, as well as drinks like the Nigori Mimosa, this is a great spot for kids and adults alike. Tables here are family style, however plexiglass walls have been erected since COVID-19 to ensure health and safety.
Tokyo Dining – Japan | Table Service Restaurant
When it comes to the number of Epcot restaurants, Japan takes the crown with no less than five dining outlets. At Tokyo Dining, sushi is the highlight, with standouts like the Fresh Sashimi Sampler and the Volcano Roll. At one time, steaks and udon were also on the menu. It remains to be seen whether they will return once COVID-19 goes away, but we hope they do. With its views overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon, this can also be a great place to watch the nightly fireworks spectacular.
Traveler’s Café – Near Canada | Snack & Drink Stand
Wondering where to get your caffeine fix at the beginning of your day at Epcot? Head on over to World Showcase and turn left towards Canada until you reach the Traveler’s Cafe, also known as Starbucks, for all of your frappuccino, latte, cold brew, and iced tea needs. As you might expect, lines can get very long here throughout the day but especially in the morning, so be ready for a wait.
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar – Italy | Lounge
Unwind with a glass of wine and a plate of luscious pasta at the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. With more than 200 bottles of Italian Wine, antipasti, and dishes like Petto di Pollo (grilled chicken and fettuccine with a dreamy parmesan cream sauce), this is a nice escape from the crowds of Epcot. There’s even a kids’ menu, so you don’t have to feel that bad dragging your kiddo there so you can work your way through the Under a Tuscan Sun wine flight.
Tutto Italia Ristorante – Italy | Table Service Restaurant
There’s no denying that Italian food is ubiquitous. Not just at Epcot, but Disney World in general. Tutto Italia Ristorante fits right in with Disney’s other Italian options: comforting and downright tasty, but not exactly what you’d call an Italian revelation. Still, the setting is fun, with murals depicting life in ancient Rome, and the food is yummy. Go for the Petto di Pollo and the Lasagne alla Bolognese.
UK Beer Cart – United Kingdom | Snack & Drink Stand
Is the line too long at Rose & Crown Pub? No worries! Just grab a pint of British Beer or Cider and a packet of Seasoned Crisps from the UK Beer Cart.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Italy | Table Service Restaurant
Japan may win the award when it comes to the most Epcot restaurants. Italy, however, puts up quite the fight. From pizza and gelato to a wine cave, there’s something for everyone. Wood-fired Pizzas are the highlight here, as is the Tortellini with pancetta and peas. It may not be adventurous, but Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria is a great spot with reliable food for both kids and adults.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop – United Kingdom | Snack & Drink Stand
Looking for a quick-but-satisfying meal to fuel you on your World Showcase adventure? Look no further than the Yorkshire County Fish Shop, the UK Pavilion’s Fish and Chips shop. Snag a boat of golden fried deliciousness along with a pint of British Beer.
Allergy & Gluten-Free Options in Epcot
If there’s anything that Disney World does well – you know, besides rides, characters, and resorts – it’s guest service, and a huge part of that is accommodating dining restrictions. Whether you need a tour of the buffet line from a chef of all the gluten-free items or just want to have an allergy-free dessert that isn’t fresh fruit, Epcot cast members are happy to help you find something to eat. For many restaurants, that means swapping out or eliminating ingredients, but some chefs will even create special off-menu items just for you.
Restaurants in Epcot are no different. Just let a cast member know as your looking over the menu or when placing an order that you have a food allergy, and they’ll be glad to let you know what’s possible. Many restaurants even have separate fryers for gluten-free foods.
Before your trip, we highly recommend you take some time to look over all the different restaurant menus to see what’s out there. That will help give you ideas throughout the day of places you can eat and save you the time and stress of having to do it in the park. Overall, there are plenty of allergy and gluten-free dining options at Epcot and cast members happy to make accommodations.
That completes our guide to Epcot dining. We hope we were able to help you decide where to eat at Epcot during your next Walt Disney World vacation. To get the most out of your day, you won’t want to miss our 1-day Epcot plan. We walk you through how to see all the attractions and stay ahead of the crowds, saving you more time for eating your way around World Showcase. We also have a Magic Kingdom Dining Guide and an Animal Kingdom Guide that you may want to check out.
Are you an Epcot foodie? Let us know! We’d love to hear about any tips, tricks, or favorite restaurants or meals you may have.
Amber is a proud former Walt Disney World Cast Member, an unabashed travel addict, and a hospitality and tourism specialist with over 10 years in the industry. She likes getting her wanderlust fix by sharing her favorite park tips and tricks with other Disney fans. When she isn’t working, you can usually catch her in a hot power yoga class or spending way too much money at Disney Springs.