EPCOT is one of the most unique theme parks as it is known for it’s annual festivals as well as some of the best restaurants within the Walt Disney World Resort. There are dozens of places to eat at EPCOT include quick service dining venues, pop-up marketplaces and table service restaurants. Guests will fine great dining experiences not only within the World Showcase but also in Future World.
In this article we share our list of the 13 best table-services restaurants found at EPCOT. While there are a number of Disney “Signature Dining” restaurants on this list, there are a number of resort-casual dining experiences that make the cut.
While everyone as different tastes, especially when it comes to food, your list may vary but we built our list based on those on-site restaurants that serve high quality food in a unique and creative setting. While several of the Endless Summer favorites did not make the cut, we believe that those on our list stand above the many dining options at EPCOT.
The 13 Best Table-Service Restaurants at EPCOT (2023)
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Tappan Edo
- Nine Dragons Restaurant
- Monsieur Paul
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- Tutto Italia Ristorante
- The Garden Grill
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Space 220 Restaurant
- Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Rose & Crown Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Located within the Mexico pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, the San Angel Inn Restaurante is a Mexican style restaurant where guests dine in twilight at the base of a Mayan pyramid while watching the boats go by from the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction.
The restaurant service a variety of unique Mexican fare including Pool a Las Rajas ($30.00), Baja Tacos de Pescado ($30.00), Carmarones a la Diabla ($31.00), Carne Asada ($52.00) and Enchiladas de Pollo ($27.00). Cocktails including specialty Margaritas are also offered along with a number of desserts. Try the chocolate “Fiesta” pyramid – it’s pricey at $34.00 but worth it.
There is a limited children’s menu for kids ages 9 and younger which features tacos ($11.00), chicken tenders ($11.00) and a number of other options.
The San Angel Inn Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner service typically starting at 11:30 AM.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Character dining at it’s finest takes place at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall which is found in the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase at EPCOT. The dining room is themed after a medieval castle and the characters include your favorite Disney princesses including Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora and Ariel.
The banquet hall services a buffet style feast which includes both traditional American and Norwegian cuisine. Dinner entrees include Laks – Grilled Fillet of Salmon, Viking Mixed Grill, Flyt-stuffed pasta and Svinestek med Frukt – Seared Pork Tenderloin. Children dinner entrees include grilled chicken breast, grilled beef, traditional pizza and mac & cheese. Specialty cocktails, wine & sangria as well as non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is open for breakfast lunch and dinner service and prices for the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are as follows:
- Breakfast: Adult $53.00 / Children $34.00
- Lunch: Adult $63.00 / Children $41.00
- Dinner: Adult $63.00 / Children $41.00
Teppan Edo is located on the second floor of the Japan Pavilion in Epcot’s World showcase. Guests will enjoy not only amazing food but a great experience as the Teppan chefs cook authentic Japanese cuisine right at your table.
Dinner entrees include a variety of shushi like the Volcano Roll ($20.00) and the Sashimi Sampler ($16.00), NY Cut Steak ($40.00), Salmon ($37.00), Ebi ($33.00), Hotate ($44.00), Asakusa ($44.00)and Ninonbashi ($43.00). A children’s menu for kids ages 9 and younger is available which includes grilled shrimp ($19.00), salmon ($20.00) and chicken ($18.00). Beer, Sake, specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are also offered.
Teppan Edo is open for both lunch an dinner service and starts at noon.
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Do you like contemporary Chinese food? If so, then you will definitely need to visit the Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China Pavilion within Epcot’s World Showcase.
Cantonese, Mongolian and other Pan-Chinese Cuisine entrees include crispy duck friend rice ($28.00), Kung Pao Duo ($25.00), Kowloon Spare Ribs ($30.00) and Canton Pepper Beef ($24.00). Kids entrees include honey chicken nuggets ($8.98) and sweet-and-sour shrimp with lo mein noodles ($9.98). Cocktails, beer, wines and specialty desserts are also offered.
Nine Dragons is open for both lunch an dinner service and starts at noon.
Located on the second floor above Les Chefs de France in the France Pavilion within Epcot’s World Showcase, Monsieur Paul is inspired by world renowned French chef Paul Bocuse. This Disney Signature Dining experience is one of the best not only at EPCOT but also throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
The $175.00 “Gastronomic Meal of the French” features a choice of three courses plus a choice of dessert. The courses are indicated as follows:
- First Course: Oxtail Broth with Braised Beef or Poached Lobster
- Second Course: Red Snapper or Seared Scallops
- Third Course: Beef Tenderloin or Chicken with Morel Cream Sauce
- Dessert Course: A variety of ice cream / sorbet / Meringue or Chocolate Almond Cake
French artisan cheeses and Beaujolais sorbet is also part of the dining experience.
Monsieur Paul is only open for dinner service and is one of the few restaurants within Walt Disney World that has a dress code.
Coral Reef Restaurant
Guests will enjoy dining right next to a living coral reef where there is over 2,000 sea creatures swimming by their table. Located in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, the Coral Reef Restaurant is popular with visitors of all ages.
This unique dining experience serves a variety of American fare with a specialty in seafood. Dinner entrees include shrimp & grits ($32.00), seared Mahi Mahi ($32.00), seared sustainable Salmon ($29.00) and slow roasted prime rib ($36.00). Children’s entrees include a fish of the day ($13.00), Jr. Reef Steak ($13.00), grilled chicken with soy sauce ($11.00) and grilled shrimp ($11.00). Cocktails, beer, wines and specialty desserts are also offered.
The Coral Reef Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner service starting at 11:30 AM.
Tutto Italia Ristorante
The Italy pavilion is among our favorite places to eat. If we are in the mood for pizza, then typically we head to Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria but for a complete Italian meal, Tutto Italia Ristorante is not to be missed.
Guests will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine including chicken parmigiana ($34.00), Manzo Brasato ($42.00), Bistecca ($40.00), Lasagna ($29.00), spaghetti ($28.00) and ravioli ($29.00). Italian desserts include cannoli ($11.00) and Tiramisu ($13.00). In addition to the main menu, there is a children’s menu as well as a large selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails.
Tutto Italia Ristorante is open for a late lunch as well as dinner service, starting at 3:00 PM Dining plans are offered but are temporarily unavailable at this time.
The Garden Grill
Another of our favorites at EPCOT is The Garden Grill which is home to Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast. This experience is family-style character dining in a very unique setting as the restaurant sits on a revolving floor that provides different views during your dining experience. Guests will get to meet farmer Mickey, Pluto as well as Chip & Dale.
Located in The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World, family-style dining includes a harvest-inspired garden salad, grilled beef with chimichurri, all-natural sliced turkey breast, creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, seasonal vegetables and berry short cake. And during one of our visits they served barbecue short ribs (apparently it was a one time thing).
The Garden Grill is open for both lunch and dinner service starting at 11:30 AM and costs $55.00 per adult and $36.00 per child ages 3 to 9.
Guests visiting the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase should dine at the Biergarten Restaurant where Oktoberfest is celebrated all year long. This extraordinarily popular buffet-style restaurant features authentic German fare as well as lively entertainment.
Buffet offering vary but typically include schnitzel, traditional sausages, sauerkraut, spazle, rotisserie chicken and seasonal salads. Non-alcoholic beverages, German beer and wines also offered.
The Biergarten Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner service starting at 11:30 AM and costs $46.00 per adult and $25.00 per child ages 3 to 9.
Space 220 is the newest restaurant at EPCOT and is located just next to Mission: Space in Future World. Guests will enjoy a highly themed setting which beings with a trip on a “space elevator” that ascends 220 miles into space for an “out-of-this-world” dining experience.
This restaurant offers a priced fixed menu for a 2-course lunch meal ($55.00 adult / $29.00 child) or a 3-course dinner ($79.00 adult / $29.00 child). Dinner entrees include slow rotation short ribs, terra-bolognese, galactic salmon, Florida red snapper and supreme chicken breast. Premium entrees are available for an additional charge – 1.5 pound stuffed lobster ($22.00) and a 24 oz bone in ribeye steak ($20.00).
Space 220 is open for lunch and dinner service starting at 11:30 AM.
One of the finest steakhouses in Walt Disney World is Le Cellier. Located in the Canada Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, this restaurant features steaks and seafood inspired by the “provinces of Canada”.
Entrees include USDA Prime ribeye steak ($57.00), fliet mingon ($59.00), USDA Primate NY Strip Steak ($52.00), bison strip loin ($52.00), daily fish selection ($45.00) and steamed Asian Impossible™ Dumplings ($34.00). A children’s menu is offered and includes grilled chicken ($12.00) and macaroni & cheese ($11.00). Specialty beverages as well as beer and wine are available.
Le Cellier is open for lunch and dinner service starting at noon.
Rose & Crown Dining Room
The Rose & Crown Dining Room is one of the more popular dining experiences at EPCOT. Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, this restaurant serves family-friendly British pub food in a casual environment.
Dinner entrees include fish & chips ($26.00), Shepherd’s pie ($23.00), bangers & mash ($22.00), chicken masala curry ($24.00) and a Welsh pub burger ($22.00). Diners can finish their meal with sticky toffee pudding (9.00) or and English trifle ($8.00). A children’s menu is offered along with a large selection of specialty cocktails, ales and lagers.
The Rose & Crown Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner service starting at 11:30 AM.
Located in the Japan Pavilion in the Epcot’s World Showcase, Takumi-Tei is a Disney Signature Dining experience and one of the most unique restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. Dinner guests sit in one of five rooms at Takumi-Tei, each of which is “inspired by a natural element”; these include earth, wood, water, stone and washi paper.
Dinner entrees include Takumi Gyuniku – Artisan Beef ($120.00), Ushikai no Shukaku – Cattleman’s Harvest ($115.00), Makiba no Megumi – Gift of Ranch ($85.00), Kamo ($46.00), Temari Sushi ($37.00) and Takumi Sashimi ($40.00). There are also seven different Omakase tasting menu’s offered with are priced at $150.00 each.
In addition to the main menu, Takumi-Tei has a 3-hour, 9-course meal at the “Chef’s Table in the Water Room”. This amazing Kaiseki dining experience costs $180.00 per person. A six-course beverage pairing is also available for an additional $100.00 per person.
Takumi-Tei is typically only open for dinner service and is currently unavailable at this time.
Where should we stay when visiting EPCOT?
When we are visiting EPCOT (or Disney’s Hollywood Studios for that matter), our favorite place to stay is either the Walt Disney World Dolphin or Walt Disney World Swan hotels. Both are Marriott brand hotels so as a Lifetime Titanium Elite members, we can use or earn reward points when visiting either of these hotels.
The Dolphin and Swan are part of the EPCOT Resort Area and within walking distance to the EPCOT’s International Gateway (passing through Disney’s Boardwalk area). There is also a water taxi that will take guests from the rear of the hotels to just outside of the EPCOT entrance.
With these hotels so close to EPCOT, guests can take a break during the middle of the day and go back to the hotel and sit by the pool, take a nap or even check their e-mail if so inclined. There are plenty of amenities to enjoy but the best part is the extraordinarily close location to EPCOT.
Both hotels are fairly well priced for theme park hotels and we have recently stayed at both with room rates below $200 per night. The one drawback is that resort fees ($30/day), self-parking ($30/day) and taxes (combined 12.5%) could quickly add to the nightly rate.