With the start of the Food and Wine Festival Today at Epcot, I thought I would take the time to write about all of the eating opportunities that exist there year round.
Epcot is certainly my favorite Walt Disney World place to eat. The variety and quality of the food that you can get throughout the World Showcase keep me coming back again and again.
Instead of talking about all of the options that exist at Epcot (which would be a very long list), I will mentioned some of my favorites in both the Counter Service (CS) and Table Service (TS) categories.
Counter Service Locations:
Tangierine Café – Morocco: This is certainly my wife’s favorite CS location in Epcot. If you are on the Disney Dining plan, it is one of your best values. We enjoy the lamb and chicken Shawarma platter, and my children like the Mediterranean Specialty Meatball platter.
Sunshine Seasons – The Land: The menu is a wonderful departure from typical theme park food. This cafeteria style CS is located in The Land (Soarin’) building. Several podlike stations exist from which to choose from. Personal favorites include: Half Rotisserie Chicken and the Grilled Salmon.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop – Great Britain: My daughter loves to get the traditional English Fish & Chips. Nothing fancy, but never a complaint.
Others that we eat at depending upon our mood for different types of food include: Cantina de San Angel – Mexico, Yakitori House – Japan, and the Liberty Inn – America.
Table Service Locations:
Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada: This is definitely our favorite restaurant. We have enjoyed the ambiance, service, and definitely the food. Word has gotten out on this place and reservations are definitely difficult to come by. During busy seasons you need to make reservations as close to 180 days out as you can, in order to get the day and time that you want.
Coral Reef – Living Seas: We have had some excellent meals here. The service has been more hit or miss here - one night wonderful, another not so good. We have had excellent food and have not been disappointed on that end. This restaurant sometimes gets poor reviews, but I enjoy it and will continue to go back. The views of the sea life swimming by make for a unique dining experience.
Chefs de France – France: The service and food is excellent here. The ambiance is also very nice as you get the feeling that you are in a fine French café. The only drawback is that the menu is somewhat limited and picky eaters may have few options.
Biergarten – Germany: This is the only buffet on the Walt Disney World property that my family consistently enjoys. We all can find plenty of food that we like and the atmosphere and entertainment make it a fun evening.
Others we have tried include: Restaurant Marrakesh – Morocco, Tepan Edo – Japan, we used to enjoy the old restaurant (Alfredo’s ) in Italy, but have not tried the new one Tutto Italia yet.
Our Disney World Vacations would not be complete without the Epcot Dining experiences. Often we will plan these meals months in advance and make reservations at 180 days out, so that we can eat at our favorites. This is certainly a part of our trips that we look forward to.