The Garden Grill Restaurant is one of our favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort and is located in Future World at the Land Pavilion of Disney’s EPCOT theme park. This specialty Character Dining experience features American comfort food served family-style in a casual environment.
This restaurant is quite unique as the floor slowly rotates in a circle, providing views from difference scenes of the Living with the Land attraction immediately below. Guests will see the rainforest, prairie, farmhouse and more; but don’t forget to take the boat ride on this amazing attraction after your meal.
Open for lunch and dinner, the Garden Grill is known for the Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast (partly because the food just keeps on coming as it’s an all you can eat restaurant) where guests will mingle with the likes of Chip, Dale, Mickey and Pluto. This is one of just two character dining experiences at EPCOT and the only one where you can see Mickey up close.
Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for the Garden Grill Restaurant?
The Garden Grill Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Lunch service begins at 11:30 AM and runs to 3:30 PM while dinner service begins at 3:45 PM and extends to 8:30 PM. Make sure you allow for at least an hour not only to enjoy the food, but get to see all the characters.
What kind of food is served at the Garden Grill Restaurant?
The Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast is the only food option at the Garden Grill which is served family style. According to the menu, the Chip ‘n’ Dale Feast includes:
- Harvest-inspired Garden Salad
- Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls
- Grilled Beef with Chimichurri
- All-Natural Sliced Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy & Cranberry Sauce
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Herb and Leek Stuffing
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Berry Short Cake with Whipped Cream
Additionally, during our list visit to the Garden Grill the feast also included Pork Short Ribs which were absolutely delicious.
Some of the items in the feast are grown locally on the grounds at Disney. Check out our video of Living with the Land to see Disney’s operating greenhouse.
Is the Garden Grill Restaurant expensive?
The Chip ‘n’ Dale Feast at the Garden Grill Restaurant costs $55.00 per adult and $36 per child (ages 3 to 9). Annual passholders can get a 10% discount on the food and non-alcoholic beverages for the passholder and up to 3 additional guests.
It should be noted that Disney Dining Plans are currently unavailable at the Garden Grill Restaurant.
What Disney characters are present at the Garden Grill Restaurant?
The Disney characters that come out to visit the guests tables at the Garden Grill Restaurant include Chip ‘n’ Dale, Farmer Mickey and Pluto.
Does the Garden Grill Restaurant serve alcoholic drinks?
The Garden Grill Restaurant serves beer, wine and a specialty cocktail known as the Citrus Freeze. The Citrus Freeze includes Florida Cane ‘Orlando Orange’ Vodka, Peach Schnapps and Mango Puree and costs $14.00.
The wine list is fairly extensive for a Disney character dining experiences and has nine different selections of of red and white wines.
Non-alcoholic frozen lemonade is offered ($5.29) along with a Specialty Character Drink which includes zero sugar lemonade served in a character cup with a glowing character clip-on light ($6.00)
Does the Garden Grill Restaurant accept reservations?
The Garden Grill Restaurant accepts reservations online up to 60 days in advance. Click here to check availability and make a reservation or visit the MyDisneyExperience app.
If the Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast at the Garden Grill Restaurant worth the cost?
At $55 per adult and $36 per child, the cost of lunch and dinner can get a bit pricey. However with the quality (and amount) of the food along with the up close character interaction, it is worth the cost.
Our Review of the Chip ‘n’ Dale Feast at the Garden Grove Restaurant
During one of our recent visits to EPCOT we did not make a reservation but were able to join the “Walk-Up” list on the MyDisneyExperience App and get a table in less than an hour on a busy Saturday afternoon in June 2021.
As always, the food just kept on coming out and we were able to interact with Chip, Dale, Farmer Mickey and Pluto. Our server Kim was excellent and she kept our drinks full as well as our plates stocked.
One unique aspect of this dining experience was the barbeque flavored pork short ribs where were part of this feast. The short ribs are not currently not on the menu but they were a nice addition to the feast.
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.