The Best Restaurants in EPCOT

by | Apr 28, 2023 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Looking for the best restaurants in EPCOT? These are our top picks in World Showcase, World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature.

If you are like us, you probably love spending a full day in EPCOT. Whether you are discovering World Showcase or heading Under the Seas in World Nature, there is a lot to explore around EPCOT. And the same is true for the food! There are over 50 different kiosks, quick service locations, and table service locations around EPCOT. How do you choose? We’re breaking down our favorite restaurants in EPCOT, both table service and quick service. 

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World Nature, World Celebration & World Discovery Areas

World Nature: Garden Grill

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Garden Grill – Photo courtesy of disneyworld.disney.go.com

Experience a unique meal at the Garden Grill Restaurant in the World Nature section of the park. Sharing its home with fan-favorites Soarin’ and Living with the Land, The Garden Grill Restaurant actually rotates as you dine. How cool is that? Plus, starting June 14th, 2023, the Garden Grill will resume breakfast

You’ll get to check out views of Living with the Land while dining on some delicious fare and meeting some of your favorite Disney characters, like Chip, Dale, Mickey and Pluto. So what does this all-you-care-to-enjoy meal include? Guests can enjoy BBQ Roasted Chicken, Grilled Beef with Chimichurri, Southern-Style Spoon Bread, Macaroni and Cheese and Berry Shortcake, plus more all for $55/adult and $36/child. 

World Celebration: Connections Eatery

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Photo by Laurie Sapp

A  newbie to the quick service scene, Connections Eatery in the World Celebration area is a spot to try. If you aren’t looking to head right into the World Showcase area, Connections Eatery is a great option for families with different palettes. Inspired by the nearby countries of the World Showcase, Connections Eatery has dishes inspired by Italian, French, and Asian cuisines. 

Whether you try the French Bistro Burger, the Meatball Pizza, the General Tso Chicken Salad, the exclusive Liege Waffle dessert, or a Gelato Shake, Connections Eatery will make everyone happy. Plus, if you need a pick-me-up after dinner, visit the Connections Cafe side, which serves as the Starbucks location in the park. 

World Discovery: Space 220 Restaurant 

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Photo by Danny Shuster

Blast off into space as you enjoy a meal on the Centauri Space Station at Space 220 Restaurant. Located next to Mission: SPACE, Space 220 lets guests dine among the stars, with an amazing aerial view of EPCOT and Earth down below, 220 miles above. 

If lunch is the way you prefer to dine, you’ll be treated to a 2-course prix-fixe meal for $55/adult. At dinner, guests can enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe meal for $79/adult, complete with your Lift-Offs (Appetizer), Star Course (Entree) and SuperNova Sweets (Dessert). Favorites at Space 220 among guests include the Starry Calamari, the Blue Moon Cauliflower, the Slow Rotation Zero-G Short Rib, the Galactic Miso Salmon, the Carrot Cake and the Chocolate Cheesecake. Be sure to grab a photo while on the Space Station! How often can you say you’ve dined in space? 

World Showcase

Italy Pavilion: Tutto Italia 

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Photo by Cliff Wang

Tutto Italia is one of two sit-down restaurants in the Italy Pavilion, which offers guests a cozy restaurant feel. Translated to “Everything Italian,” Tutto Italia offers guests an old-world Italian feel, complete with immersive decor and dishes from around Italy. 

Guest favorite dishes at Tutto Italia include the Lasagne alla Bolognese, the Manzo Brasato, Chicken Parmigiana, and the Fettuccine. Plus, don’t skip dessert! Try some authentic Italian Gelato in either chocolate or vanilla, an Italian favorite, cannoli, and even Tiramisu. While this isn’t the spot for pizza, it’s an excellent spot for a nicer dinner that will cool you off! 

Canada Pavilion: Le Cellier Steakhouse

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Photo by Bill Sferrazza

Looking for a cozy, delicious meal in the heart of EPCOT? Head to Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion to enjoy a truly authentic Canadian meal. Themed after a chateau, Le Cellier Steakhouse is decorated in stone arches and candle sconces, lending to the steakhouse ambiance. 

Options at Le Cellier include the Canadian favorite, Poutine, a Bison Strip Loin, the Le Cellier Filet Mignon, the Dry Aged Pork Chop, and their famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. Plus, be sure you try the delicious pretzel bread that is brought to your table. All of these options are delicious, but just remember, this restaurant is quite pricey, so if you are on a budget, we could offer some other options instead.

American Adventure Pavilion: Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue

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Photo by Judd Helms

Another quick service location we recommend is the Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue, located in the American Adventure Pavilion. This newer restaurant in the American Adventures Pavilion is a celebration of all things backyard BBQ and craft beers, some American classics. Themed after the Muppets, Sam Eagle is a judge at a BBQ competition, and he’s saluting all meats!

Sink your teeth into some BBQ classics such as Memphis Dry-Rub Pork Ribs, Kansas Smoked Half-Chicken, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket, or North Carolina Chopped Pork Butt Platter, all a salute to American Barbecue. Don’t skip dessert, either. American classics like S’mores Brownies, Fresh Watermelon Cups, and Banana Pudding are options for you to end your meal. Is it just us, or does this not sound amazing? 

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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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