A Complete Guide to World Showcase Dining at Epcot
There are numerous guides to drinking your way around what Epcot’s World Showcase but what about those of us who prefer to eat our way around the world Disney style? At each of the 11 incredible countries that make up the World Showcase, you’ll find a mouthwatering array of eats and treats. This includes everything from snacks and quick bites to some of the finest table service restaurants you’ll find in all of Walt Disney World. To help you with you Disney Plans we here at MickeyBlog thought we’d give you a quick rundown of what’s on offer at each country to help you plan out your Epcot visit.
Let’s start our list with some good home eats, delicious local brews and more!
Block & Hans – This American Pavilion snack shop is the perfect pit stop for those looking for some refreshing craft beers and ciders as well as Mickey-shaped pretzels served with cheese perfect for dipping!
Fife & Drum Tavern – This kiosk at the American Pavilion is a great place to satisfy your turkey leg cravings! You’ll also find beer and wine, popcorn and my personal favorite – the root beer float.
Funnel Cake – The name says it all, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a classic funnel cake or cookies ‘n cream funnel cakes complete with delicious toppings like powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream and more! The kiosk also sells funnel cake gift kits to take home!
Liberty Inn – This is the main quick service eatery at the American Pavilion. Here you’ll find classic star-spangled platters including hamburgers, chicken breast nuggets and salads. Our favorite is the Macaroni and Cheese All Beef Footlong Hotdog which is topped with Macaroni and Cheese and bacon! Dining here will set you back one quick service dining plan!
Celebrate some of the most popular dishes of our neighbor to the North with some delectable dining options:
Le Cellier – This is one of only two Signature Dining restaurants in the World Showcase which means that what you can expect to find here is Fine Dining at it’s best. The restaurant is popular with couples on a romantic night out as the dining room with its beautiful stone arches and flickering candles lends itself well to romance! The menu features delicious offerings like the Canadian cheddar cheese soup, filet mignon and for dessert save room for the Maple Creme Brulee. Dining here will usually set you back over $59.99 per adult or 2 Table Service Dining Credits.
Popcorn in Canada – This is the home of the amazing Maple Popcorn which is every bit as delicious as it sounds and has a bit of a cult following. It’s also a nice spot to pick some nice Canadian draft beers!
Joy of Tea – This snack stall located along the waterfront of the China Pavilion serves up a lot of great treats including egg rolls, Bubble teas and hot teas. Joy of Tea is also known for its creative cocktails. Our favorite is the Tipsy Ducks in love which is made of Bourbon Whiskey, Coffee, Black Tea, Cream and Chocolate syrup.
Lotus Blossom Cafe – This is the China Pavilion’s quick-service eatery. Here you can expect to find a variety of Chinese favorites including pot stickers, egg rolls, orange chicken, shrimp fried rice, beef noodles and more. We also recommend the plum wine. Be sure to save room for dessert as the ginger ice cream is amazing! Dining here will set you back one Quick Service dining credit.
Nine Dragons Restuarant- This underrated Table Service eatery in the Chinese Pavilion features an array of Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialities. Highlights include honey-sesame chicken, peppery shrimp and fried rice. There are a few tables by the windows which do offer beautiful views of the World Showcase Lagoon making it a nice spot to check out IllumiNations from. Dining here is 1 Table Service dining credit. Entrees are between $15 – $35 for those paying out of pocket.
As you would expect from one of the culinary capitals of the World, the cuisine in the France Pavilion is exceptional. From crepes and ice cream treats to high-end cuisine, you’ll find it all!
Chefs de France – This table service eatery is a delicious little slice of Parisian life. The menu celebrates fresh and simple ingredients and includes classic French specialities like beef tenderloin, onion soup and roasted duck with cherries. For guests ages 21 and older there’s also an extensive list of French wines and dessert lovers won’t want to miss the restaurant’s signature creme brulee or the lighter-than-air profiteroles served with vanilla and chocolate sauce! The cost here is $15 – $35 per adult or 1 Table Service Dining Credit
Crepes des Chefs de France – You’ll find this creperie along the waterfront in the France pavilion. This kiosk includes delicious crepes in a variety of flavors from plan sugar, chocolate, and strawberry jam. You can also get yours topped with soft serve ice cream. It’s also the perfect place to stop for a quick espresso or cappuccino to perk you up during your visit.
L’Artisan des Glaces – Bring on the ice cream treats. This is THE place to go for frozen treats at Epcot. Here you’ll find a variety of delicious ice cream flavors and sorbets. Every one that visits Disney needs to try the Croque de Glace at least one. It features your choose of ice cream flavor and sauce stuffed into a homemade brioche bun, topped with your favorite sauce and pressed until its warm with all the ice creamy goodness sealed inside! It’s divine!
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie- Many people don’t know it but this quick service spot typically opens at 9 am (2 hours before most of the World Showcase restaurants) and is a perfect breakfast spot. Highlights include the ham and cheese croissant which is the perfect early morning bite. You’ll also find eclairs, macaroons, pain au chocolats and more! We also recommend complimenting your sweet treat with a cappuccino or latte!
Les Vins des Chefs de France – This kiosk located in the France Pavilion is perfect for those looking for a delicious drink. There’s a nice selection of wines and Champagne on offer. However, what we really love is the Orange Slush which is made up of Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange, and Orange Juice. It is the perfect cocktail to cool you off on those hot Orlando afternoons!
Monsieur Paul – This one of the few Fine Dining Restaurants you’ll find at Epcot and is perfect for those looking for a luxurious meal. The menu focuses on the flavors of France and is brought to you by renowned chef Paul Bocuse. You’ll find everything from Black Sea Bass, Roasted Duck Breast and Pork Tenderloin. You’ll also find an incredible wine list and one of my favorite desserts in all of Epcot. The Milk Chocolate Sphere features a chocolate almond cake, praline and chocolate cream, light hazelnut biscuit, chocolate ice cream, and warm chocolate and Cognac sauce! Dining here is will set you back $59+ or Two Table Service Dining Credits.
Delicious pretzels, awesome brews and a bit of Germany hospitality make Germany a great option for dining fun!
Biergarten Restaurant – It’s always Oktoberfest at this Table Service eatery where you can dine on much-loved German treats like bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel and a variety of salads available on a rotating buffet. The seating is at communal biergarten-style tables and a band is on hand to take you through classic german tunes. Dining here is typically $39- $59 per adult or one Table Service Dining Credit per person for those on the dining plan.
Karamell Kuche- This is technically considered a shop not a restaurant but not to us! No visit to Epcot would be complete without a stop at this incredible shop featuring all things caramel. Here you’ll find everything from Werther’s candies to caramel corn, delicious chocolates and more. And don’t worry about trying to find this sweet shop. Just follow your nose!
Sommerfest – This quick service spot is big on Deutsch delicacies. Here you’ll find everything from bratwurst to frankfurters with sauerkraut. However, for us, the highlight is definitely the Bavarian Apple Strudel. It’s served with a warm vanilla sauce making it a treat that is absolutely next level!
From Gelato to some of the best pizza you’ve ever had, this little slice of Italy is the perfect mealtime spot.
Gelati – Nothing beats 2 scoops of Italian gelato. Don’t miss your chance to try some of your favorite sandwiched between two warm chocolate chip cookies. The stand also serves other Italian sweet specialities like tiramisu and Cannoli. You’ll also find Italian wine, espresso and more!
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar – Made to look like an authentic Italian wine cellar Tutto Gusto offers over 200 bottles of Italian wines. You’ll also find a nice menu featuring an assortment of small plates! You’ll also find a nice array of popular pastas from a delicious lasagna to classic spaghetti. They also offer unique dessert shooters in flavors like Nutella cheesecake, tiramisu and cannoli. The dining plan is not accepted here but you’ll find most entrees around $14 and under.
Tutto Italia – This table service eatery specializes in handmade pasta, lasagna and more. Guests can choose between dining on the outdoor patio or among the beautiful murals depicting ancient Rome in the dining room. We recommend starting with a selection of appetizers like the Calamari before tucking into entrees that include pan-roasted fish, grilled steak, or the classic spaghetti and meatballs. Finish your meal with a crispy cannoli and you have all the fixings for a perfect Epcot dining experience. Dining here is one Table Service credit with entrees ranging from $15 – $35 per adult.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria- This is THE place at Walt Disney World to go for Pizza. The traditional Neapolitan pizza served up here is the stuff of legend. It’s delivered right to your table. Guests can choose from a variety of different toppings from cheesy quattro formaggi to sausage-topped piccante. The thin crust pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy. The water for the dough is even sourced from a spring similar to Italy’s Campania region. Pizza’s are then cooked in a wood-burning oven. Chef Nick Valenti even spent time in Naples studying the art of dough to bring you perfect crust! Dining here is one Table Service dining credit or $14 – $35 per adult.
From Hibachi to sushi to everything in between!
Kabuki Cafe – This snack kiosk serves up my favorite treat in all of Epcot! The kakigori is the Japanese take on shaved ice which comes in a variety of different flavors and is best when topped with condensed milk. The portion you get here is HUGE so feel free to share. This is also a great place to grab some otsumami-style sushi as well as plum wine as well as hot and cold sake!
Katsura Grill – This quick-service eatery is a nice quiet spot to enjoy some delicious dishes including teriyaki, sushi, chicken cutlet curry, salads and more. You’ll also find draft beer, sake and plum wine here!
Teppan Edo – This is one of the most popular table service spots in the World Showcase. What you’ll get here is more akin to dinner theater as you watch the amazing hibachi chefs mix up some incredible treats. Guests can choose from a variety of stir-fry options including steak, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. All dishes are served with Udon noodles and steamed rice. Also on offer is teriyaki chicken as well as sushi and edamame. Dining here is one Table Service Dining Credit or $15 – $35 per adult if paying out of pocket.
Tokyo Dining – Feel like your eating in the heart of Tokyo as you watch this restaurant’s amazing sushi chefs prepare their culinary works of art. Visitors can also dine on grilled steaks, fresh fish, and awesome Bento Boxes. Guests 21 and older can pick a sake or imported Japanese beer. I love to order up one of the delicious and colorful sake cocktails. For dessert be sure to save room for the chocolate ginger cake. This restaurant also offers beautiful views of the World Showcase Lagoon for those lucky enough to score a coveted reservation during IllumiNations. Those paying out of pocket should budget about $35 per person. For those on the dining plan, Tokyo dining is one Table Service Credit.
From the chance to dine beneath the pyramids to some of the best margaritas you’ll find ever – the Mexican Pavilion is a foodie lover’s dream!
Choza de Margarita – This Mexican Pavilion newcomer opened to a great deal of fanfare and it’s easy to understand why. Here you’ll find a wide array of amazing margaritas served on the rocks or frozen. My personal favorite is the Mango Loco made up of tequila, Orange Liqueur and Wild Passion Fruit and Mango Purees. You can also pick up some quick bites here from guacamole and chips to delicious tacos. I highly recommend the Empanada de Barbacoa made with Barbacoa Beef and topped with Chipotle Sauce, Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco!
La Cantina de San Angel – This counter service eatery is a great place to pick up some Mexican favorites including tacos de barbacoa, empanadas con queso, guacamole and sweet treats like churros and traditional fruit popsicles. You’ll also find some cool Mexican sodas, margaritas and draft beers.
La Cava del Tequila – Nestled inside the Mexican Pavilion this is the home of the awesome Avocado Margarita which is made up of Tequila Avión Blanco, melon liqueur, fresh avocado, Agave Nectar and fresh lime juice served frozen with Hibiscus salt rim. Trust me when I say it’s a wonderful thing. This watering hole is also known for their impressive tequila flights.
La Hacienda de San Angel – This Table Service eatery is a great spot to indulge in delicious Mexican Cuisine while enjoying beautiful views of Epcot. It is also one of the few locations where if you time your dinner just right you can enjoy amazing views of IllumiNations! Not to mention the food is also delicious! The corn tortillas are made in house each day as well as the fresh salsas which are expertly prepared with chipotle, serrano peppers, mangos and more! This is also a great Table Service dining location for those that want to enjoy a Margarita with your meal. Dining here will set you back 1 Table Service Dining Credit or between $15 – $35 per adult.
San Angel Inn Restaurante – This is the famous restaurant housed inside the Mexican Pavilion in front of a giant pyramid and an erupting volcano. Now that we’ve covered the amazing ambiance you’ll find here, let’s talk food! You’ll love the menu that features a taste of Mexico including starters like tortilla soup and steak chicken and fish entrees served with amazing sauces like chipotle pepper, chocolaty mole and green tomatillo. We also recommend finishing your meal with their cheesecake covered in caramel sauce! Dining here will set you back one Table Service Credit per person or between $15 – $35 per person.
Dining at this gorgeous pavilion is consistently underrated. Opt for dinner as this location has some of the most amazing lighting you’ll find at the World Showcase.
Restaurant Marakkesh – This is one of two Table Service eateries you’ll find at the Moroccan Pavilion. Here you’ll find delicacies like roast lamb, shish kebabs, brochette of chicken, couscous and more. However, the real draw here is the belly dancers that perform throughout the day. Also, be sure to save room for dessert and tuck into one of their amazing varieties of Baklavas.
Spice Road Table – This is my favorite place to eat in the World Showcase. This indoor/outdoor restaurant offers incredible Mediterranean small plates and speciality entrees. Highlights include spicy garlic shrimp, fried calamari, beef and chicken skewers and coriander crusted rack of lamb! They also offer a wonderful array of Greek, Moroccan and Spanish wines that really help set the mode. The restaurant’s prime waterfront location also makes it a popular IllumiNations dining location. Dining here is 1 Table Service Dining Credit per person or entrees range from $15 – $35 per adult.
Tangierine Cafe – This is the Moroccan Pavilions quick service dining location. This eatery is known for its Shawarma. Guests can choose from Chicken or Lamb and it comes with a side of Hummus, Tabouleh, Couscous Salade and Moroccan Bread. Dining here will set you back one quick service dining credit.
One of the few pavilions in the World Showcase open before 11 am, this is the perfect place for Princess dining, Frozen-themed fun and Nordic treats!
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – At this Table Service eatery specializing in awesome Norway-inspired dishes (think lots of seafood) you’ll find many of Disney’s Princesses making breakfast, lunch or dinner here and nice and slightly more affordable alternative to Cinderella’s Royal Table. For breakfast, you’ll find a continental buffet as well as heaping portions of eggs, potatoes and meat brought to your table. For lunch and dinner you’ll find everything from meatballs and salmon to Scandinavian potato dumplings. The cost to dine here is $59 per adult or 1 Table Service dining credit.
Kringla Bakery Og Cafe – This is the place to go for two of the World Showcase’s most iconic treats. First, there’s the School Bread which is a sweet roll filled with custard and covered in coconut. The other is the Troll Horn which is cloudberry jam and whipped cream served inside a Crispy Pastry. I’m also a huge fan of the Viking Coffee flavored with Kamora Coffee Liqueur and Bailey’s Irish Cream
From amazing teas and pub classics to the all-important pint of lager, United Kingdom is a great spot for those in search of comfort food!
Rose and Crown – At this replica of a British Pub you’ll find all the classics from Shepherd’s Pie and Fish and Chips to melt in your mouth Yorkshire puddings to bangers and mash. Be sure to save room for the Sticky Toffee Pudding and Whiskey lovers will want to be on the lookout for the Johnnie Walker flight! The Rose and Crown also has an outdoor patio offering great fireworks views but space is usually at a premium. Dining here will set you back one table service credit or between $15 – $35 per adult.
UK Beer Cart – Located just across the way from the Rose and Crown this is a great place to pick up a pint of Bass, Harp or Magner’s Pear Cider. However, we go here for the delicious Housemade Crisps – Yummy!
Yorkshire County Fish Shop – This is the place to stop if you want your Fish and Chips on the go! The savory strips of battered fish served with piping hot chips are absolutely perfect. You can also stop here to pick up a quick pint of Bass Ale or Harp Lager.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at the amazing places to grab a bit at the World Showcase and that we’ve helped you highlight a few of your favorites!
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