If you are visiting Epcot at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, use this dining guide to plan your visit. Epcot’s World Showcase restaurants serve menu items representative of the cuisine of the countries represented, so you can “dine around the world” at Epcot. The restaurants are staffed with citizens of the countries represented, so this is a terrific way to get to know people from around the world.
Many of the full table service restaurants at Epcot are extremely popular, so make reservations up to 180 days in advance. There is a $10 credit card charge per person if you cancel within 24 hours of the reservation, but you can change the reservation for a future time. Make reservations in advance and check for the latest updates at Disney’s official dining website:
Quick service restaurants and kiosks offer additional opportunities to get authentic tastes from around the world. During the popular Food and Wine festival in the fall, there are additional kiosks around Epcot that feature the food of even more countries. There are many special tasting events. This year’s festival ends November 13. Stay tuned here for 2018 dates.
Additional special tasting events are included as part of the International Festival of the Arts. The next date for this festival will be January 12 – February 19, 2018. The International Flower and Garden Festival is held each spring and also includes special tasting events. Stay tuned here for the 2018 dates.
The diagram shows the relative locations of each of the permanent countries of Epcot. Mexico is to the left of the main entry from Future World as you face World Showcase, and Canada is to the right. The International Gateway entrance is between the United Kingdom, to the left as you enter, and France, to the right as you enter. The International Gateway entrance is most convenient if you are staying at or near Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, or the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
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(1) Canada – Epcot – World Showcase
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Full Table Service – Menu items include steak, seafood, and cheesy poutine fries. The Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup is a specialty. Steaks, prime rib and salmon are always offered. Canadian wines and beer are on the menu, as well. Make reservations well in advance for this restaurant, as it is one of the most popular restaurants in Disney World. The restaurant is inside the giant chateau in Canada to the right as you enter World Showcase from Future World. Entree prices range from about $35 to $60. Reservations are accepted.
(2) United Kingdom – Epcot – World Showcase
Rose and Crown Dining Room and Pub
Full Table Service – The menu includes delicious battered fish with chips (fries), batter banger and chips, and scotch egg. There is live music with sing-a-longs during busier times. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available. Entrée prices are under $19 to $33. Reservations are accepted.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Outdoor Kiosk – The menu includes delicious battered fish with chips (fries), English cookies, soft drinks and “draught” beer, including Bass and Harp Lager served in a souvenir glass. This is a walk-up cart. There is seating available at tables outside near the cart and overlooking the World Showcase lagoon. You can also take your fish and chips to other areas nearby along the lake to make an impromptu picnic. The Yorkshire County Fish Shop is on the same side of the walkway as the Rose and Crown Pub along the lagoon. Entrée prices are under $15.
(3) France – Epcot – World Showcase
Les Chefs de France
Full Table Service – served in a brasserie style setting. Your waiter will be from somewhere in France. The French nouvelle cuisine menu includes grilled beef tenderloin, an excellent cheese plate, and macaroni and cheese made with Gruyere cheese. This restaurant is a great choice for dinner, too. Ask for a table along the window if you want to people watch. Entrée prices range from about $15 to $36. Reservations are accepted.
Full Table Service – This is an upscale restaurant that is usually only open for dinner. Offerings include duck breast, steak, Norwegian salmon, and sea bass. Entrée prices range from about $35 to $60. Reservations are accepted.
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
Counter Service – This restaurant at the end of the alley in France offers croissants, eclairs, mousse, quiche, souffles, tarts, cheese platters and sandwiches accompanied by soft drinks and French roast coffee. There is plenty of air-conditioned seating.
L’Artisan des Glaces
Counter Service – This shop offers a wide variety of ice creams and sorbets served either in cups or cones. Adults may also add a liqueur to their ice cream. There is some seating outdoors at small café tables. Feel free to take your ice cream inside Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie for air-conditioned seating.
Crepes des Chefs de France
Outdoor Kiosk – Crepes are offered with toppings including sugar, chocolate, strawberry preserves, and they can even be topped with soft serve ice cream. Espresso and cappuccino are also available.
(4) Morocco – Epcot – World Showcase
Full Table Service – Traditional Moroccan dishes made with chicken, fish, lamb, and beef are served, as are vegetarian offerings. Entertainment with belly dancing is included! Morocco is located at the back of World Showcase between France and Japan. Entrée prices range from about $22 to $30. Reservations are accepted.
Spice Road Table
Full Table Service – focuses on a menu of “small plates.” This restaurant is located right on the water, so during the day, guests can enjoy the sunshine. On a nice day, the view of Epcot’s World Showcase is so beautiful, you may find it hard to believe it is real and not a painting! Nighttime diners will have a great view of IllumiNations. Live entertainment is often provided, henna tattoos are offered, and guests can stop at the juice bar or merchandise shop to take home some of the flavors they enjoyed with their meal. Entrée prices range from about $15 to $35. Reservations are accepted.
The Tangierine Café
Counter Service – This air-conditioned restaurant offers Mediterranean specialties, salads and desserts. Children’s menu options include hamburgers and chicken nuggets. Entrée prices are under $15.
(5) Japan – Epcot – World Showcase
Full Table Service – Watch talented sushi chefs prepare traditional Japanese dishes of steak, grilled fish, or vegetables as you gaze out of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking World Showcase lagoon. Eight guests are seated together at counters surrounding a grill where chefs entertain as they cook. Entrée prices range from about $15 to $35. Reservations are accepted.
Full Table Service – This elegant restaurant has some tables with windows that look out over World Showcase Lagoon. It is possible to watch the Epcot Illuminations Fireworks from these tables. The restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine and ingredients with innovative presentations. Entrees include sushi and sashimi, steak, chicken, and shrimp, as well as beverages such as sake, green tea and Kirin beer. Reservations are accepted.
Counter Service – The outside of this restaurant indoor/outdoor restaurant is modeled after the gardens of the villa in Kyoto by the same name. It offers sushi, teriyaki, edamame, a panko-breaded chicken sandwich, Okonomiyaki Japanese “pizza,” Japanese beer, wines, and sake.
(6) USA – Epcot – World Showcase
Counter Service – This counter service restaurant offers plenty of air-conditioned seating. It serves hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, salads, fruit, ice cream and apple pie, of course!
Fife & Drum
Outdoor Kiosk – This cart offers turkey legs, hot dogs, Mickey pretzels, slushies, root beer floats, and beer.
The Funnel Cake Stand
Outdoor Kiosk – This cart sells funnel cakes with optional toppings.
Block & Hans
Outdoor Kiosk – This cart serves American craft beers, Mickey pretzels with optional cheese sauce, and bottled water.
(7) Italy – Epcot – World Showcase
Tutto Italia Restaurant
Full Table Service – Dishes of spaghetti, lasagna, salmon, chicken, and seafood are served in traditional Italian style. Italy is located at the back of World Showcase between the American Adventure and Germany. Entrees range from about $24 to $36. Reservations are accepted.
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Full Table Service – Located right off the lobby of Tutto Italia, this bar and lounge is designed to look like a rustic Tuscan wine grotto. It offers wine flights, cheeses, small paninis, pastas, seafood and mini desserts, as well as the full menu from Tutto Italia Restaurant. Reservations are accepted.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Full Table Service – Pizzas, including build-your-own pizzas, and traditional Italian dishes are served. Italy is located at the back of World Showcase between the American Adventure and Germany. Entrees range from about $18 to $48. Reservations are accepted.
There is also an Outdoor Kiosk in Italy. The cart offers Italian pastries, wines, and Italian Margaritas.
(8) Germany – Epcot – World Showcase
Buffet, Oktoberfest-style Long Table Seating – Food is served in a family style German buffet set in a boisterous Oktoberfest-style beer hall with live music and dancing. Entrees are $35 to $60. Reservations are accepted.
Counter Service – This walk-up, restaurant inside the Germany pavilion serves bratwurst, frankfurters, sauerkraut, soft pretzels and apple strudel. Entrée prices are under $15.
(9) China – Epcot – World Showcase
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Full Table Service – This restaurant has some windows that overlook the Epcot promenade. It offers Chinese food and features Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialties, including honey-sesame chicken, peppery shrimp and fried rice. Drink offerings include blackberry-jasmine iced tea, fruit smoothies, iced coffee, iced chai tea, frozen daiquiris, wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Entrée prices range from about $15 to $35. Reservations are accepted.
Lotus Blossom Café
Counter Service – This indoor/outdoor restaurant offers pot stickers, egg rolls, orange chicken, shrimp fried rice, beef noodle soup and other Chinese favorites. For dessert, try the ginger ice cream. Plum wine and beer are also available. Entrée prices are under $15.
Joy of Tea
Outdoor Kiosk – This outdoor shop offers a variety of teas and treats.
(10) Norway – Epcot – World Showcase
Family Style Buffet – This all-you-care-to eat buffet restaurant features dining with Disney princesses in a castle near the Frozen attraction with Disney Princesses. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, so make reservations early if you want to take your princess to this restaurant. Breakfast offers a typical American breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potato casserole, cinnamon rolls and fruit. Lunch and dinner feature Scandinavian seafood, salmon, chicken, imported cheeses, sliced meats, salads, fruit and a Norwegian meatball dish called Kjøttkake. The children’s menu includes pizza, pasta, grilled chicken, and salmon served with vegetables and fruit salad. Adult buffet prices are about $35 to $60 per person. Reservations are accepted.
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
This bakery serves open-faced sandwiches and Norwegian pastries including Kringles candied pretzels, Lefses potato bread rolled with a cinnamon sugar, and school bread. Specialty coffees are offered, as well.
(11) Mexico – Epcot – World Showcase
La Hacienda de San Angel
Full Service Restaurant – This restaurant is inside the Mexico pyramid in a cool, candlelit indoor spot at the back of this large pavilion. Choices include tacos, quesadillas, chicken, beef, margaritas, and a full bar. Entrees are approximately $9.25 for a salad to $30 for a combination plate. Reservations are accepted.
La Cantina de San Angel
Counter Service Restaurant – Choices include nachos, tacos, salads, churros, margaritas, and non-alcoholic drinks. You will need to stand in line at this fast-food type restaurant, located along the World Showcase lagoon outside in front of the Mexico pyramid. There is usually plenty of covered seating in this outdoor pavilion along the lake until about 90 minutes before the IllumiNations light show in the evening. The cantina is in front of the giant pyramid outside along the World Showcase lagoon. Entrees are $14.99 and under.
La Cava del Tequila
Full Service Bar with Counter Service and limited Full Table Service – seating with available snacks, including guacamole dip and chips. In addition, tequila tastings are held here on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 3:00 PM. The cost for the tasting is $35.00 per person plus tax. Gratuity is included.
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