Epcot has more restaurants than any other Disney World theme park or Disney Resort Hotel and some of the best bars around. With around 30 quick-service and table-service restaurants (not counting kiosks without tables), there are a lot of options. Figuring out were to eat can be a daunting task in Epcot, so let’s take a look at the best and worst restaurants in Epcot based on surveys by Touring Plans.
1. Les Halles Boulangerie-Pattisserie
Les Halles Boulangerie-Pattisserie in France has held this top spot for two years running. This beautiful bakery in World Showcase serves French favorites like jambon beurre (ham and cheese), Brix aux Pommes (brie, apples, and cranberries), and Niçoise (French tuna salad) plus a variety of sides including quiche and lobster bisque.
With such delicious options, it’s no surprise that 1014 people gave it almost 97% positive ratings.
2. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
Kringla Baerki og Kafe in Norway serves Norwegian specialties like pretzels, pastries (hello school bread), and sandwiches in a cozy tavern. Alcoholic beverages include beer, wine, and the signature Viking Coffee, which is flavored Kamora Coffee Liqueur and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Over 660 people weighed in and gave this café over 95% thumbs up.
3. Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the United Kingdom pavilion is a great quick-service spot for fish and chips this side of the pond. They also have English cookies and beer.
Out of 535 people, over 94% enjoyed their fish!
4. Sunshine Seasons
Sunshine Seasons is located inside The Land pavilion in Future World just across from Soarin‘. This fast, casual, quick-service brings the greenhouse to you with fresh ingredients for all interests and at all times of day. Counters include Asian Noodles Shop, Sandwiches Shop, Grill Shop, Soups & Salads Shop, Kids’ Zone Shop, and Bakery Shop. There are a ton of options here, and it’s a great place for those with dietary restrictions.
Over 93% of 1317 diners gave this location a thumbs up.
It’s worth mentioning that this restaurant has ample seating that also has a fun theme. You can choose to sit in Summer, Spring, Winter, or Fall. Notice the details in the booths, colors, and décor overhead.
5. Tangierine Café
Tangierine Café in Morocco has a Mediterranean theme with authentic Moroccan shawarma platters plus kid-friendly meals including chicken nuggets and hamburgers.
492 gave this quick-service in World Showcase almost 93% positive ratings.
6. Fountain View
Fountain View is the Starbucks location in Epcot. They have all your favorite drinks plus a variety of Disney baked goods. While you’re here, check out the Fountain of Nations, which honors peace around the world. When the fountain opened, several dignitaries from all over the world brought water from their country to pour into the fountain signifying togetherness.
Only 282 people were surveyed, but the restaurant received over 90% thumbs up.
7. La Cantina de San Angel
La Cantina de San Angel has beautiful views of the World Showcase Lagoon. Enjoy Mexican-inspired favorites as you watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, or watch the ferry float transport guests from Mexico to the other side of the lagoon.
La Cantina received 915 votes with 89% of them being positive.
8. Liberty Inn
Liberty Inn is in the American Adventure. Of course, Liberty Inn brings American favorites to the table with hamburgers, surf & turf, chicken nuggets, salads, chicken salads, and BBQ pork sandwiches. Desserts include the delicious warm peach cobbler and rock road mousse cake. It doesn’t get more American than this!
Liberty Inn earned 391 votes and rated less than average at just under 86%.
Sommerfest in Germany is an authentic German eatery with all of your Dutch favorites including bratwurst, sauerkraut, and apple strudel plus, of course, German beer and wine. Sides include potato salad, pretzels, and Nudel Gratin (baked mac and cheese).
Over 84% of 178 people gave it a thumbs up, but some people indicated that the pretzel wasn’t as good as they expected.
10. Katsura Grill
Katsura Grill is described as a peaceful environment set in Japan with the drums playing in the background. Katsura’s manu includes teriyaki, sushi, curry, salads, rice, and soups plus the delicious plum wine!
Katsura Grill earned 305 votes with almost 84% of them being positive.
11. Electric Umbrella
Electric Umbrella is a colorful restaurant near Innoventions with both indoor and outdoor seating and traditional favorites like burgers, chicken, salads, flatbreads, and vegetarian options. One thing I really like about this place is that the drink station is self-serve, so refills are free. Here’s a tip: head upstairs to get away from the crowds of the downstairs and outdoor areas.
661 people gave it less than 80% ratings, which is significantly worse than average.
12. Lotus Blossom Cafe
Lotus Blossom Café in China has all your favorites like egg rolls, orange chicken, beef noodle soup, sesame chicken, and pot stickers plus ginger ice cream and plum wine! They also have delicious smoothies.
Unfortunately, Lotus Blossom rated the worst of Epcot’s restaurants with just 79% of 233 people giving it a thumbs up.
1. Tutto Gusto
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy has tapas-style meat, cheese, Panini, pasta, and dessert dishes in a cozy old-world wine bar with over 200 selections. This lounge is a popular one in Epcot; only 129 people were surveyed, but over 94% of them gave it a thumbs up.
2. The Garden Grill
The Garden Grill is a rotating restaurant with views of inside Living with the Land. Mickey, Chip n Dale, and other favorite Disney characters meet and greet you as you dine on fresh entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
At number two on the Epcot table-service list, 93% of 992 people surveyed gave it a thumbs up. Make sure you get your Advanced Dining Reservations in so you can try out this restaurant.
3. Teppan Edo
Teppan Edo is a sleek, modern Japanese hibachi restaurant in the Japan pavilion. Options include steak, chicken, seafood, and vegetable entrees with Udon noodles and steamed rice plus teriyaki, sushi, tempura, and edamame. Don’t forget to try the traditional hot or cold sake.
665 people gave this restaurant just under a 92% positive rating.
The Biergarten in Germany celebrates Oktoberfest all year long with live entertainment and a buffet of all your German favorites. This unique dining is a sight to see and experience as you participate in traditions that date back over 200 years. Guests sit at long, communal tables as a rotating buffet of bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel, and salads make their way around. Dessert includes hand-pulled apple strudel, and it’s all made fresh daily!
It’s no surprise then that Biergarten received 1016 votes with over 91% of them being good!
5. Rose & Crown Dining Room
Rose & Crown Dining Room in the UK Pavilion is a British as Biergarten is German. Traditional favorites include fish and chips, bangers and mash, vegetable cottage pie, and shepherd’s pie.
91% of almost 530 people gave it a thumbs up!
I should note that the view here is beautiful; it looks out over the World Showcase Lagoon.
6 .Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
The pizza at Via Napoli is as close to Italy’s as you can possibly get, and to insure that, Disney ships in water from Pennsylvania where the acidity levels are similar to those in Italy. The waitstaff is friendly, and voters commented on how good-looking they are as well!
There are close margins here, but I’m still surprised that Via Napoli is at number six. 1148 people voted and gave Via Napoli over a 90% positive rating.
7. Tokyo Dining
Tokyo Dining in Japan is much like the nearby Teppan Edo in its neat design. Tokyo Dining is a sushi restaurant where chefs prepare works of art. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the World Showcase Lagoon, and this is consistently rated as one of the best places to watch IllumiNations.
Tokyo Dining got 217 votes and an 88.5% rating.
8. Les Chefs de France
Chefs de France is a French bistro nestled in the France pavilion of World Showcase. They serve traditional dishes like escargot, onion soup, mac and cheese, and crème brulee. They also have a prix-fixe menu, which is a meal consisting of multiple courses for one price; you can get an excellent meal here for a good price.
Chefs de France ranked just under average at 88% out of 639 diners surveyed.
9. Tutto Italia
Tutto Italia in Italy has an outdoor patio and an indoor airy dining room. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of ancient Rome with murals, chandeliers, and authentic Italian dishes including antipasti, insalate, Panini, pasta, Pesce e Carne (fish and meat), side dishes, and desserts.
It’s surprising that Tutto Italia ranked so much lower than the neighboring Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, but I guess there’s only a small margin for error. 88% of 345 gave this restaurant a thumbs up.
10. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Akershus is a character dining experience with all your favorite Disney Princesses, which may include Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), and Ariel.
Akershus received 1133 votes but only got an 87% positive rating.
I have to think that this is because of the menu options and not the Princesses. While breakfast includes some familiar items like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and cinnamon rolls, lunch and dinner introduce some authentic Norwegian dishes the likes of which I’d love to be able to just pronounce.
11. Le Cellier Steakhouse
Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada is one of the top places to get steak in Disney World. This fine dining restaurant is family friendly, but it definitely has sophisticated dishes that might be more appropriate for an adults-only dinner. It’s also quite pricey with the least expensive steak on the menu being $50.
I’m sure that the cost played into 615 people ranking it only 87% positively because the atmosphere is wonderful; diners enjoy a candlelit dinner beneath sweeping stone arches. It really is a beautiful sight.
12. La Hacienda de San Angel
La Hacienda de San Angel is a themed dining restaurant in Mexico serving up your favorite Mexican dishes on house-made tortillas, fresh salsas, and of course margaritas. This is some of the most authentic Mexican food you’ll find in the area. Once again, La Hacienda ranked lower than La Cantina, which is in the same building and serves much of the same food.
La Hacienda earned 639 votes and only an 87% rating.
13. Spice Road Table
Spice Road Table used to be a quick-service restaurant, but now they serve tapas and small plates. Many people note how attentive the service is here.
It’s also a great place to watch IllumiNations. Because of Moroccan religious beliefs, Morocco is one of the only countries that remains unlit during the fireworks. This means the light pollution in the area will be less than other country pavilions, so you can enjoy an unobstructed view.
Spice Road Table got 251 votes and just under 87% of them being good.
14. Monsieur Paul
Monsieur Paul is another French table-service restaurant. It used to be known as Bistro de Paris but was recently refurbished to be a gourmet French restaurant. It’s located upstairs from Les Chefs de France and serves authentic fare like pan-seared cod and roasted duck breast.
Because this is a fine dining restaurant, there is a dress code; men and women may wear slacks or jeans with nice shirts, and women can wear dresses or skirts, but they do not allow tank tops, hats, swimwear, or cutoffs.
102 people gave Monsieur Paul an 86% rating.
15. Restaurant Marrakesh
Restaurant Marrakesh is a Moroccan establishment serving fare like lamb, shish kebab, and couscous. One really fun thing about Restaurant Marrakesh is the entertainment! Belly dancers entertain diners with movement and live percussion.
Restaurant Marrakesh received 317 votes for just under an 86% rating.
16. San Angel Inn Restaurante
San Angel Inn may not have received an excellent rating (548 diners for 84% positive), but the atmosphere here makes up for any food mishaps that may happen.
San Angel Inn is inside the Mayan pyramid in Mexico. It’s modeled after a 17th century hacienda at the base of Mayan ruins. You’ll overlook a village marketplace, and when you’re done, you can walk over to the Gran Fiesta tour Starring the Three Caballeros.
17. Coral Reef Restaurant
Coral Reef is located to the right of The Seas building in Future World. With just an 81% rating from 857 people, this might not be a completely accurate representation of the quality of the food here. It’s almost always packed, and the view can’t be beat. When the restaurant opened, it held on of the largest aquariums in the world, but it was beat out by the Georgia Aquarium. Nevertheless, you can dine in front of a wall of water as the fish swim by. You might even see some scuba divers!
18. Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons in China is last on the list, but it’s much improved from last year when it got just a 69% rating. Still, a 80% ranking from 235 is less than impressive and certainly not enough motivation to eat here. Unfortunately, it’s very stereotypical Chinese food with little imagination.
It is, however, pretty inside. With wood carvings, traditional Chinese lanterns, and glass artwork, it might be worth stepping inside to see even if you decide to eat somewhere else.
Epcot prides itself on the multi-cultural experiences including the unofficial activity of Drinking Around the World. All of the bars in Epcot ranked at or above 93%!
Weinkeller is located in Germany. 127 people voted and gave it a 95.3% rating. Try the wine flights and wines by the glass. They have a great selection of sweet and dessert wines!
2. Les Vins de Chefs de France
Obviously located in France, you’ll find French wine, champagne, and specialty beverages. 142 people ranked it at 95.1%.
3. La Cava del Tequila
La Cava del Tequila keeps over 200 varieties of tequila plus top-shelf cocktails, and Mexican beer and wine. They also serve light snacks like chips with guac and queso. With 414 surveys, it’s easy to see that this is a popular place. It earned a 94.9% rating.
The best part about this bar is that the bar tenders can help you choose and taste tequila, which is really helpful if you’re new to the drink!
4. Rose & Crown Pub
Rose & Crown Pub is adjacent to the Rose & Crown Dining Room. They serve British pints along with some “Pub Grub”, which is the same food you’ll get at the Dining Room, but you don’t have to have an ADR! 392 people gave this spot a 93.9% rating.
Another fun Epcot activity is eating around the world. If that’s your goal, you might want to stick with snacks so you don’t fill up too fast.
1. Karamell Kuche
Karamell Kuche (Caramel Kitchen) in Germany tastes just as good as it smells. Inside, there are decadent caramel creations like apples, baked goods, and squares. This is one of my favorite places to get sweets in Epcot, and with 648 people giving it a 97.1% rating, it’s obvious that it’s other people’s favorite too.
2. L’Artisan des Glaces
This French Ice Cream Parlor got 513 votes and a 95.5% positive rating. How can you go wrong with ice cream and sorbet?
3. Club Cool
Club Cool in Future World is perhaps best known for it’s around the world varieties of Coca-Cola products. Be sure to try the Beverly! Oh, and be careful; it’s a bit sticky around here!
Club Cool received an astonishing 1279 surveys and a 94.4% rating. It could be that the samples are completely free!
4. Crepes des Chefs de France
Chefs de France also has a crepes stand. It is located on the promenade. They serve plain, sugar, chocolate, or strawberry preserve crepes topped with soft serve ice cream plus espresso and cappuccino. Again, you can’t go wrong with ice cream! Over 340 people ranked this a 90%.
5. Kabuki Café
Kabuki Café in Japan serves primarily shaved ice, but they also have Sake Mist, Edamame, and sushi. 142 people ranked Kabuki at 89.4%.