Epcot is a foodies paradise and has the largest amount of restaurants in all the parks. Entering the park, you’ll find the World Celebration area that is bordered by 7 pavilions, each with different and unique theming. As you walk further, the central lagoon of Epcot is surrounded by 11 pavilions, each representing a different country from around the world. This post will detail the best Epcot restaurants for families. (See here for EPCOT breakfasts only.)
As with all the parks, there are both quick and table service options at Epcot. Epcot quick service restaurants allow you to order and collect your food at a kiosk and either find suitable seating close by or take your food on the go with you.
Table service restaurants are like normal restaurants out of the parks and a server will seat you at a table, take your order, and bring your food to you. Table service restaurants need to be booked in advance and Disney now allows you to do this 60 days before your trip.
Highchairs are widely available throughout all Epcot restaurants and if you have trouble finding them, it is best to ask a cast member who will be more than happy to assist you. Cutlery in Disney is all adult-sized and I’ve found it’s best to bring an extra set of kids’ cutlery for my little ones.
The baby care centre in Epcot is found to the right of the World Showcase entrance in Future World. Should your child get lost during your Epcot trip, a cast member will escort and care for them at the baby care centre until you collect them.
Disney does an amazing job of catering for dietary requirements and most restaurants will have a separate menu to accommodate your needs. If a particular restaurant doesn’t have a dietary menu, you can ask a cast member to help you substitute parts of your meal instead.
Dining plans are currently unavailable throughout all Disney parks and it is best to regularly check the official Walt Disney World Website for any further updates regarding your trip.
There are an extremely large number of restaurants at Epcot, all with foods from different countries and it really can be hard to choose which one to eat at, so to make your trip easier I’ve narrowed down the best Epcot restaurants for families, that both adults and kids will enjoy.
Best Quick Service Epcot Restaurants for Families
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La Cantina de San Angel
La Cantina de San Angel is found on the right side of Mexico overlooking the Epcot lagoon.
A large shaded seating area at the back of La Cantina de San Angel overlooks the water and is the perfect area to sit and enjoy the World Showcase fireworks from.
The Mexican themed quick service restaurant has a large selection of tacos, nachos, and empanadas for adults and older children and the mini Mexican food lovers can choose from chicken tacos or empanadas, both served with tortilla chips, cheese, fruit and a drink.
For the little ones who aren’t brave enough to branch out of their comfort zone just yet, chicken tenders and macaroni cheese are the other two options on the La Cantina de San Angel’s kids menu.
The full La Cantina de San Angel menu can be found here.
Lotus Blossom Café
Opposite the Reflections of China building is the Lotus Blossom Cafe that serves up Chinese orange chicken, Mongolian beef, and chicken fried rice.
Sweet and sour chicken or pot stickers and spring rolls are on the kids’ menu and are accompanied by apple sauce and a choice of drink.
Lotus Blossom Cafe has both indoor and outdoor shaded seating and is a great pitstop if you’re needing a midday break.
The full Lotus Blossom Cafe menu can be found here.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
To the right of the American Heritage Gallery is the Regal Eagle Smokehouse. The smokehouse is home to all American favourites that the whole family is bound to enjoy.
The adult’s menu consists of ribs, burgers, chicken and smoked pork, whereas the kids is made up of chicken legs, BBQ ribs, and burgers. All kids’ meals at Regal Eagle Smokehouse also come with watermelon and a choice of drink.
Vegetarian options of a plant-based jackfruit burger and a salad can also be found on the Regal Eagle Smokehouse menu.
Ragle Eagle Smokehouse is one of the few indoor air-conditioned quick service restaurants, so if you have fussy eaters and you want to beat the heat, you best head here!
The full Regal Eagle Smokehouse menu can be found here.
A small kiosk called Kabuki Cafe is found on the edge of Japan and hosts a small selection of grab and go sushi and Japanese shaved ice.
California rolls, spicy rolls, and nigiri can be purchased from the kiosk and enjoyed overlooking the lagoon or as you leisurely stroll around the Japanese pavilion.
The full Kabuki Cafe menu can be found here.
Another quick service restaurant found in the centre of Japan is Katsura Grill and, like Kabuki Cafe, sushi is on the menu.
Along with sushi, adults can choose from ramen, udon, meat teriyaki, and curries.
Kids’ have the choice of chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki, or shrimp teriyaki, all served with rice, vegetables, a cookie and a choice of drink.
Katsura Grill has outdoor tables with umbrellas as well as indoor seating in a pavilion type setting.
The full Katsura Grill menu can be found here.
Crêpes À Emporter by La Crêperie de Paris
If you’re into savoury or sweet crepes, then La Crêperie de Paris has you covered!
Crêpes À Emporter is the quick service crepe option from La Crêperie de Paris and is found right outside the restaurants entrance.
Sweet crepes stuffed with berries, chocolate, or ice cream and savoury crepes with cheese, ham, or ratatouille are sure to satisfy your whole family.
Unfortunately, there is no seating at La Crêperie, but their crepes are the perfect grab and go food as you’re walking around the park.
The full Crêpes À Emporter menu can be found here.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
As you enter the Impression de France, you’ll find Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie to the left.
A fantastic selection of sandwiches, croissants and other French favourites can be enjoyed and taken away by both adults and children.
Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, it really is worth going in and taking a look at the beautiful cakes and pastries on display.
The full Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie menu can be found here.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the United Kingdom pavilion only serves up fish and chips, but they do it well.
Their generous helping of fish and chips can either be taken on the go or enjoyed in their outdoor seating area.
The full Yorkshire County Fish Shop menu can be found here.
A quick and easy lunchtime snack can be found at Refreshment Port on the edge of the Canadian pavilion.
Chicken nuggets and poutine can be collected at the kiosk window and taken with you on the rest of your Epcot adventure.
The full Refreshment Port menu can be found here.
Epcot’s dedicated Starbucks venue is found at the edge of Canada and is called the Traveler’s Cafe.
At the kiosk, you can find your all-time favourite Starbucks drinks, along with a selection of sandwiches that can easily be packed into your bag and saved for later.
The full Traveler’s Cafe menu can be found here.
Sunshine Seasons is a quick service restaurant found on the right side of the World Celebration area near the entrance of Epcot.
At Sunshine Seasons, they serve a huge variety of foods, from fish and curries to Mongolian beef and salads.
Salmon, chicken drumsticks, macaroni cheese, and flatbreads are the menu options for the little ones and all come served with applesauce and a drink.
The indoor air-conditioned seating area replicates a food court and has adequate seating for the whole family – a perfect option if the sun is at its highest or you have reservations to ride Soarin.
The full Sunshine Seasons menu can be found here.
Best Table Service Epcot Restaurants for Families
La Hacienda de San Angel
La Hacienda de San Angel is found right next to the quick service La Cantina de San Angel and like its quick service cousin, it overlooks the Epcot World Showcase lagoon.
If your little ones can hold out eating until 9 pm, you can book your dinner reservation around this time so you can enjoy your meal while watching the World Showcase firework display through its floor to ceiling windows.
The theming inside La Hacienda makes you feel like you’re in an authentic Mexican restaurant with globe lamps and star lanterns throughout.
The adult’s menu features traditional Mexican foods of tacos, chilli, and various chicken dishes. La Hacienda de San Angel also offers free chips and salsa to eat while you wait for your food to be served, not many restaurants in Disney offer a free starter so this is a definite plus!
Kids have the option of tacos, quesadillas, chicken tenders, or macaroni cheese. They can then build to their meal and choose 2 sides – green beans, corn, rice, or fruit. All kids meals also come with a drink of choice.
The full La Hacienda de San Angel menu can be found here.
San Angel Inn Restaurante
The atmosphere of the San Angel Inn is like no other. San Angel is conveniently placed over the Gran Fiesta Tour and a huge replica of the Mayan ruins can be found at the back of the twilit restaurant.
While you watch the boats float by, you can enjoy a huge selection of Mexican foods such as enchiladas, tacos, and huarache.
The kid’s menu is slightly more basic with traditional Mexican tacos and quesadillas, as well as American favourites of chicken tenders and macaroni cheese.
The full San Angel Inn Restaurante menu can be found here.
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Step into China at the Nine Dragons restaurant and enjoy a selection of Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialities.
Wood carvings, lanterns, and glass artwork can be admired from all tables while you indulge in traditional Chinese food.
Fried rice, honey sesame chicken, salt and pepper shrimp, and Canton pepper beef are just some of the dishes found on the adult’s menu, along with honey chicken nuggets and sweet and sour shrimp for the little ones in the family.
The full Nine Dragons Restaurant menu can be found here.
The German restaurant of Biergarten has an authentic German theme with long wooden tables and surroundings to make you feel like you’re dining outdoors, even though it is all indoor air-conditioned seating.
The menu at Biergarten is buffet style and servers will come to your table with a selection of German foods like schnitzel, rotisserie chicken, and traditional sausages.
The kids will especially love the polka show which takes place on a dance floor in the centre of the restaurant.
The full Biergarten Restaurant can be found here.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Via Napoli in Italy is a great option for fussy eaters because… who doesn’t love pizza?
The large Italian themed restaurant has a wall of wood fire ovens that perfectly cook the pizzas to your desired liking.
Via Napoli is said to be the spot with the best pizzas in the whole of Disney, so if you’ve got some pizza lovers in the family, you won’t want to miss it.
The Via Napoli menu has a vast selection of pizzas, pasta, and salads for both adults and children.
The full Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria menu can be found here.
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Another great Italian themed restaurant is Tutto Italia. The dark wood furnishings, painted murals of Italian cities, and chandeliers complement the Tutto Italia’s menu and create an old-world ambience.
Their pasta dishes claim their menu’s top spot with choices of lasagne, spaghetti, fettuccine, and penne alla vodka.
Alternatively, if you aren’t a huge pasta fan, adults can opt for salmon, NY strip steak, and parmigiana.
Simple Italian meals of spaghetti, pizza, and mozzarella sticks can be enjoyed by your little ones and finished off with a fantastic selection of desserts.
The full Tutto Italia Ristorante menu can be found here.
Teppan Edo in the Japanese pavilion is dinner and a show all combined into one thanks to its hibachi-style restaurant.
If you’ve never heard of a hibachi restaurant, it’s where a chef cooks your meal on a hot plate in front of you. During your meal, your chef will normally end up launching vegetables or other small foods into your mouth from a distance – something your kids won’t stop talking about once the meal is over.
Your choice of steaks, salmon, shrimp, and vegetables are all cooked on the grill in front of you and your family can also order a selection of sushis to enjoy while your food is being cooked.
The fill Teppan Edo menu can be found here.
If your family are big sushi lovers, then Tokyo Dining has you covered. The sleek, contemporary Japanese themed restaurant has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the World Showcase lagoon and make the perfect viewing point for the 9 pm fireworks.
All of your favourite sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, and donburi dishes are available on the menu for both adults and children!
The full Tokyo Dining menu can be found here.
Chefs de France
Chefs de France mimics a Parisian bistro and has giant windows throughout the entire restaurant that fills the room with sunlight (but don’t worry, there is air conditioning!).
Braised beef, ratatouille, and salmon are just some of the entrees on the adult’s Chefs de France menu. Their wine and cocktail lists are extensive and they also do a menu Francais Prix Fixe Meal for $59.90 that includes a choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine or soda.
Chicken tenderloin, seared salmon, and ground beef steak make up the kid’s menu with a chocolate mousse or strawberry tart dessert.
The full Chefs de France menu can be found here.
Rose & Crown Dining Room
The Rose & Crown in the United Kingdom pavilion is split into 3 sections: a bar, a full-service restaurant and an outdoor seating area that is another fantastic place to watch the World Showcase fireworks while enjoying your traditional British meal.
The indoor dining room is fitted with fireplaces and dark wood furnishings, whereas the outdoor seating area gives the vibe of a British beer garden overlooking the lagoon.
Traditional favourites of shepherds pie, fish and chips, and bangers and mash are on the adult’s menu and children can build their own meal with a main of fish and chips, bangers, or pasta, and a choice of two sides – carrots, rice, peas, or mashed potatoes.
The full Rose & Crown menu can be found here.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Le Cellier is home to some of the finest meats in Disney World and is fittingly located in a cellar.
Sweeping stone arches and candles throughout the room accurately represent the wine cellars of grand château-style hotels.
Le Cellier is a higher-priced restaurant option in the Disney parks but the food doesn’t disappoint.
Perfectly cooked steaks and seafood are some of Le Celliers best dishes and are raved about by Disney lovers everywhere.
The little ones can also indulge in strip steak, grilled chicken, and seared salmon with their choice of side and dessert.
The full Le Cellier menu can be found here.
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Coral Reef Restaurant is one of the few restaurants in Epcot that isn’t found in the World Showcase. Tucked away next to The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a restaurant like no other.
What makes the Coral Reef Restaurant special is that it is found inside an aquarium! As your little ones enjoy their meals of fish, steak, or chicken, they can watch over 2000 amazing sea creatures swim right past them.
The full Coral Reef Restaurant menu can be found here.
Garden Grill Restaurant
Character dining restaurants are fantastic experiences for both adults and children and at the Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land, you’ll be able to dine with Chip, Dale, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto.
Not only do you get to eat your food and be greeted by some of your favourite Disney characters, but the Garden Grill Restaurant also rotates above Living With the Land. As your meal progresses you’ll view scenes of a rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorm, sandstorm and prairie.
The buffet-style dining menu consists of salads, turkey breast, grilled beef, stuffing and seasonal vegetables – all of which were produced in Epcot’s very own garden centre.
The full Garden Grill Restaurant can be found here.
Space 220 Restaurant
A truly out of this world experience can be had at Epcot’s signature Space 220 Restaurant.
Found in the World Discovery section of Epcot you can dine amongst the stars in a space station themed restaurant surrounded by a celestial panorama view.
As this is a signature restaurant, the prices are slightly higher than most other restaurants in the parks, however, the experience and food quality make up for it.
Macaroni, chicken, burgers, or salmon can be accompanied by a cosmic cupcake dessert and drink of choice for the little ones, whereas adults can choose from steaks, burgers, chicken, or fish.
The full Space 220 Restaurant menu can be found here.
Best Snacks at Epcot
No matter which park you visit, snacking should always be on your to do list. The unique thing about Epcot snacks is that you can get a different snack from 11 countries (if you have room), all in one place.
I’ve narrowed down some of the best snacks at Epcot that you need to try on your next visit!
Brazil – Brazilian Cheesebread
The small Brazil kiosk is found between the French and Morrocan pavilions. Brazil’s Pao de Queijo AKA Brazillian Cheesebread is a gluten-free cheesebread made from tapioca flour and are essentially mini cheesy ball-shaped puffs.
France – Raspberry and Lime Macaron
The pink coloured French macaron is filled with fresh raspberries, jam, and lime cream. The most perfect fresh but sweet treat.
France – Croque Glace
L’Artisian des Glaces in France is home to the Croque Glace AKA brioche ice cream sandwich. To make the sandwich you choose your sauce and ice cream flavour and place it on a slice of brioche bread. The brioche and ice cream is then topped with another brioche slice and pressed down in what looks like a waffle maker to make the warm ice cream sandwich.
Norway – School Bread
School bread can be found in the Kringla Bakeri in the Norweign pavilion. The bread is sweet and filled with custard or vanilla pudding and is then covered with sweet icing and coconut.
Norway – Berry Creme Puff
Kringla Bakeri is also known for its berry creme puff that is big enough to share. The traditional cream puff, made of pate a choux is then filled with sweetened whipped creme. The creme is also filled with fresh berries and powdered sugar is dusted on top.
Germany – Caramel Corn
The caramel corn found in Karamell-Kuche in the German pavilion is essentially popcorn coated in Werther’s original caramel. The caramel coating is buttery, creamy, and salty all in one and the popcorn makes a great snack to enjoy while you watch the fireworks.
Germany – Butter Bar
Karamell-Kuche is also home to the famous butter bar. The butter bar, however, is not made up of butter, but caramel sandwiched between a shortbread cookie.
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