The 18 Best Restaurants At Disney World's Epcot, Ranked

A lot of blood, sweat, tears, and beers went into putting this list together. The blood and tears came from the silly number of steps we put in walking around Walt Disney World and its 25,000 acres. The sweat came from ... you guessed it, that beautiful Florida sunshine and its stifling humidity. And the beers, well duh. After all, we spent most of our time hanging around World Showcase at Epcot.

Many people arrive blissfully unaware with an appetite only for thrills ... but we know better. Epcot, located at Walt Disney World, is one of the property's four theme parks and our personal favorite for the sheer number and variety of inspired food and drink options available. It has long been known as the hotbed of gastronomical delights at the house of the mouse. Many look to its bustling World Showcase, a year-round World's Fair celebrating the diverse cultures of the world. Here, you'll find 11 countries represented by themed pavilions with authentic food and drinks, which means you could throw back a limoncello in Italy and then minutes later scarf down some school bread in Norway.

The park's other lands also offer up tantalizing delights in spaces inspired by mankind's examination of the past and the innovation of the future. With dozens of dining options — from an upscale steakhouse to a Mediterranean tapas lounge — we've used our years of on-the-ground research to bring to you the very best restaurants at Disney's Epcot, ranked.

18. Coral Reef

After paying a visit to Nemo & friends on their riveting underwater adventure, take a stroll around The Seas. Here, you will find one of the largest man-made ocean environments, complete with beloved creatures like adorable Manatees along with 2,000 other sea creatures. The focus is on conservation, as this is an actual working facility helmed by Disney scientists and conservationists. As they are working on saving planet earth, you can work on your appetite over at Coral Reef.

You'll be dining alongside panoramic windows that showcase a breathtaking and very much living coral reef. There are over 60 species that call this place home, and you may even catch a glimpse of a scuba-diving Mickey if you're lucky. The focus is on Florida-fresh ocean specialties, like seared sustainable salmon and lobster bisque, as well as classic items. Unfortunately, the food here isn't the best on the property, but it is an experience worthy of a visit for aquatic lovers.

17. Le Cellier Steakhouse

There is no shortage of dining around Epcot's World Showcase, and Le Cellier Steakhouse has been around for decades. Located in the Canada pavilion, it is one of the more intimate dining settings on the property. The atmosphere is cozy with gorgeous stonework and flickering candles setting the scene.

Feast on food from our friendly neighbors to the north, including poutine with Canadian cheddar and steamed Prince Edward Island mussels. The Canadian cheddar cheese soup —using Moosehead Pale Ale and Nueske's Applewood smoke bacon — is practically a rite of passage for any Disney food fan. While we do think there are better places to find a steak on the property — namely California Grill, STK, and Yachtsman Steakhouse — the most popular cut found here is the Le Cellier filet mignon with AAA Canadian Tenderloin topped with truffle butter. However, this spot still isn't one of our favorites ... there are better options elsewhere.

16. Space 220

The newest restaurant at Epcot is totally out of this world — pun very much intended. The highly anticipated Space 220 was years in the making and finally opened as one of the most immersive dining experiences on property. The journey begins with guests boarding a simulated space elevator to travel 220 miles above the earth. Once you arrive, you dine in a "space station" with jaw-dropping views amongst the stars. The pre-fixe meals are on the more expensive side. There are better meals to be found elsewhere, so we wouldn't recommend this spot if you're looking for the best food at the park, but we believe this is a one-of-a-kind dining experience like no else.

Space 220 also features a lounge with the same great views that operates on a more wallet-friendly, a la carte basis. We are fans of the starry calamari with roasted pepper citrus aioli as well as their global wine list and creative cocktails like the Atmospritz, a play on the classic Aperol spritz topped with a cotton candy cloud. But in short? Come here for the views, not the food.

15. San Angel Inn

At the forefront of the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is a larger-than-life pyramid — one that you can actually go inside of. Upon entering, you will find some of the park's most treasured pastimes, from a charming dark boat ride to authentic merchandise. Tucked away in the back of the pavilion, it is nighttime all the time as you dine under simulated twinkling stars along the water at San Angel Inn, a 17th-century inspired hacienda. Marvel at a replica Mayan pyramid as you indulge in Mexican specialties like pescado a la veracruzana, a classic fish dish from Veracruz featuring seared snapper topped with cilantro and lime, or chuleta de puerco, a bone-in pork chop topped with mole.

Unique regions of the country are celebrated with a special culinary adventure menu, like the journey into Quintana Roo featuring a slow-braised achiote-marinated pork. Meals are best topped off with a tres leches de horchata, a rice-soaked sponge cake topped with sweet corn ice cream. There is better Mexican cuisine to be found in the park (more on that to come), but because of the standout atmosphere, it absolutely earns a spot on our list.

14. Biergarten

Can we get an oompah? It's Oktoberfest every single day in the Germany pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase. Once you make it past the gigantic pretzels, the enticing smells of the caramel store, and beer carts, you will find Biergarten. This all-you-can-eat experience is a Bavarian delight featuring regional specialties like sausage, sauerkraut, and schnitzel served to your heart's content. You will be buzzing with German spirit as you sip on full liters of your favorite beer, from traditional German lagers to a Bavarian hefeweizen. The non-beer drinks will delight in their impressive selection of German wines, including flights, as well as pours of schnapps if you're looking to get the party started Munich-style.

Biergarten-style tables will have you believing that you have been transported to actual Germany, and the jams from the lively Polka band playing on stage only fuels that notion. Try not to stuff your face with too much Nudel gratin, as the desserts here are a big draw, like a Bavarian cheesecake and hand-pulled apple strudel. This may not be Epcot's best dining experience food-wise, but this spot is pure fun, a great value, and fun for guests of all ages.

13. Chefs de France

The France pavilion has no shortage of delicious dining options from the new La Creperie de Paris to the longstanding Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie that draws in steady lines throughout the day. Chefs de France offers an elevated dining experience in a casual setting, much like a traditional brasserie you would find in Paris. The atmosphere is distinctly French with loads of charm oozing from the high ceilings and large, sunny windows, making way for a bright, welcoming dining room.

The menu's focus is French nouvelle with a dash of approachability, making even the least adventurous of eaters comfortable. Meals begin with a complimentary loaf of their house-baked baguette, which is incredibly delicate on the inside with a crunchy exterior. Appetizer favorites include their casserole of Burgundian escargot loaded with garlic butter as well as their French onion soup topped with a creamy gruyere cheese. People watch as guests stroll along World Showcase and dine on main courses like ratatouille and a classic boeuf bourguignon. Classic French wines and a standout chocolate tart with white chocolate mousse complement this gorgeous dining experience. While the food is executed very well, this restuarant would have made it higher up on the list if the entree options weren't as limited.

12. La Creperie de Paris

One could spend their entire day eating their way through Epcot's French pavilion, including the goodies found in the pavilion's brand-new expansion. You'll want to check out the new eatery there, called La Creperie de Paris. This celebrity-fueled venture from Jerome Bocuse offers both a quick-service window as well as table service dining. What you will find here is a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France, an area known for its stunning coastlines and, more importantly, its bustling culinary scene.

On the menu at La Creperie de Paris is a selection of sweet crepes like banana with caramel beurre sale with Grand Marnier and drool-inducing buckwheat galettes filled with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. These are best paired with their selection of authentic French hard ciders — a staple of the Brittany region — and imported French sodas. Are these the best crepes you will ever have in your lifetime? Probably not. But it is an interesting park option, and we love their choice in celebrating an underrated and often overlooked region of France. 

11. Nine Dragons

As the main restaurant of Epcot's China Pavilion, Nine Dragons offers a grand, almost majestic setting adorned with lanterns and gorgeous wood carvings. The focus here is on Hunan, Cantonese, Mongolian, and Szechuan, and Kiangche-style cuisine, so you'll get to try a wide variety of dishes with different backgrounds and histories. We love that they incorporated so many different types of Chinese cuisine into this restaurant's menu.

Family favorites like Canton pepper beef and chicken pot stickers can be found here, or you can opt for some more interesting options, like spicy chili oil dumplings and their well-known spicy honey crispy chicken. They offer a range of drinks from interesting slushies to Japanese beer and inspired cocktails, like the Jade Beauty. Instead of a fortune cookie, a scoop of their strawberry-red bean ice cream is a divine way to cap off the meal. There may be more adventurous options on our list, but if you have a craving for Chinese cuisine and want to dine in a beautifully ornate setting, this restaurant is worthy of its spot on our list. 

10. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

As we crack the top 10, we are making our way to the true essence of dining at Epcot. Italy may be the most charming of all the pavilions, as there really is nothing not to love about a stroll through the plaza that embraces Roman, Venetian, and Florentine architecture.

Tucked away in the far left corner of the pavilion is the dimly lit Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, which is connected to its large sister restaurant next door, Tutto Italia Ristorante. However, this spot embraces a quainter feel. You will feel transported from the hustle and bustle of the hectic park as you curl up in the welcoming atmosphere and nibble on Italian small plates. For those with a larger appetite, you also have the ability to order from the full-service options just next door, making this place a total win in our book. It's all the fun of a tiny wine bar with the options of a bigger restaurant.

Modeled after an authentic Italian wine cellar, they pour from over 200 bottles of wines. After a walk around the park, the small plates are what we are seeking. The standout charred Wagyu beef carpaccio and charcuterie board will have you drooling. They did cut some of their offerings, and we're still mourning the loss of their beloved meatball Parmesan sliders. Otherwise, this spot may have made the top five. 

9. Garden Grill

This next one is a sleeper hit. As you stumble your weary feet, popcorn in tow, through Epcot's Land pavilion, you may have noticed an unassuming restaurant beaming in the background. That's Garden Grill. Here, you can dine at Chip 'n' Dale's Harvest Feast. The lovable duo are the hosts with the most on your delicious journey as your savor in a bonafide smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat grilled beef with chimichurri and succulent turkey with gravy.

While the food is delicious, this restaurant has a few special qualities that set it apart from the rest, earning its spot in the top 10. It is constantly rotating — yes, actually spinning — giving guests an eagle-eyed view of the attraction, Living With the Land, located just below. Unlike the whimsical fantasy you may find on other attractions, this is a real-life working greenhouse where many of the veggies you will be eating at Garden Grill are grown. Characters visit each table throughout your meal, and you may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse in an adorable farmer's outfit.

8. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

When visiting Epcot around opening time, you might notice the herd of people headed straight to the back of the France pavilion. Why? They are making their way to Les Halle Boulangerie-Patisserie, a traditional French bakery. Here, you will find an expansive selection of both sweet and savory options served counter-service style in a casual setting. For sweets, they offer a number of delicate pastries made fresh in-house, from mousse au chocolat to beautiful napoleons layered with cream. In a park riddled with dessert options, these are some of the best you will find.

We are usually going to grab something from their savory selections, like a fresh baguette baked just minutes prior. Our favorites are their ultra-creamy lobster bisque soup complimented with a jambon beurre or a quiche Lorraine. With a full-blown coffee bar doling out espresso and lattes, this is the ultimate pit spot to fuel up before your epic park day. 

7. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

There are hundreds of dining options (literally!) when visiting Walt Disney World, but few are loved like Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Tucked away in the back of the Italy Pavilion at World Showcase, here you will find classic Southern Italian dishes served in a spacious and welcoming atmosphere. It is familiar food done very well, and it's suitable for the entire family.

The reason that guests keep coming back? The pizza. These wood-fires beauties are some of the best found on the property, from the popular prosciutto e melone to classic interpretations of quattro formaggi and margherita. Pizzas come in a variety of sizes, but if you really want the heads of your fellow diners to be turning, you'll order the mezzo metro, which is a whopping half a meter long. If you are in a rush to your next attraction, they have a pizza window outside, Pizza al Taglio, serving up slices and some cocktails, including delicious frozen sangrias.

6. La Hacienda de San Angel

We are headed back to the Mexico pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase where ambiance is served up complete with stunning views of the park's nighttime firework extravaganza. La Hacienda de San Angel is known for its refined Mexican cuisine served in a beautiful venue with colorful glowing lamps and gorgeous lanterns. If you were in need of a suitable date spot, this would more than suffice.

The food is representative of different regions around Mexico. It would be extremely easy to fill up on their house-made chips served with a range of salsas (try the spicy!), but their main courses are worth saving room for. From a traditional pozole — a Mexican soup loaded with hominy and diced pork— to an osso buco with south-of-the-border flair, you really can't go wrong here. Margaritas are expertly crafted (and strong), and they offer a wide range of tequilas. They even have a tequila ambassador — think of them as a sommelier for the agave liquor — to walk you through what you're sipping. This spot can get pretty loud thanks to the echoing caused by the high ceilings, but otherwise, this place checks all the marks. 

5. Takumi-Tei

This next one is one of the newest restaurants at Epcot and an absolute hidden gem for the reluctant theme park guest with a discerning palate. The Japan pavilion at World Showcase is one of our favorites because it is home to fan-favorite dining spots, a sake bar (heck yes!), and a spot where you can drink a frozen Kirin — it's like a beer slushy, perfect for those sizzling Florida temperatures.

The refined foodie will want to add Takumi-Tei to their must-do Disney list immediately. This is an experience to say the least — it's a multi-hour journey for the mouth that's an investment of time actually worthy of peeling yourself away from the parks for. In a stunning, zen-like setting that celebrates Japanese art and nature with neutral tones and cascading waterfalls, you will be seated in one of the five rooms, each representative of a natural element. In addition to the main menu, which includes Japanese-inspired, there is the awe-inducing omakase tasting. This three-hour, nine-course meal features dishes hand-selected by the chef, including Japanese A5 Wagyu, and it is the true pinnacle of fine dining at Disney World. Their beverage selection is also not to be overlooked, with one of our favorite cocktails, the Sakurajima, arriving in a glass smoke box.

4. Rose & Crown

Eat, drink, and be merry — and boy, will you do that here. Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, Rose & Crown is half restaurant, half authentic British pub that embodies the same feel of a traditional watering hole you would find across the pond. Featuring cozy, dark-wood adorned décor, you will want to settle in and make yourself right at home with its lively atmosphere and friendly service. Tipping back a pint of British beer (snakebite, anyone?) or cider from their extensive offerings is an absolute must and a good time indeed.

Their fare includes perfectly executed British foods like bangers and mash, and our favorite, crispy fish and chips. With perfectly battered and fried cod served playfully wrapped in fake newspaper, this is one of our favorite dishes around World Showcase. The outdoor dining area along the water is also one of the best spots to watch their new nighttime fireworks show, Harmonious. It is a little heavy for theme park food, but thanks to the atmosphere and friendly service, we keep on coming back. 

3. La Cava del Tequila

Located inside the Mexico Pavilion's pyramid at World Showcase, La Cava del Tequila is a booze-drinker's paradise with an extensive liquor selection. It's a seriously solid tequila bar, and once you make it past the line out the door, you will understand why. There are over 200 tequilas available in addition to a range of beers, mezcals, and top-shelf cocktails, including their popular avocado margarita made with the blended fruit. Neil Patrick Harris even created his own exclusive cocktail for the bar.

There are just a handful of tables, but if you are able to score one, you will be delighted by one of our favorite snacks around Epcot: their absolutely addictive guacamole. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable in guiding you through the menu, so if you have any questions, they'll be able to guide you in the right direction. They also offer a private agave experience where a tequila ambassador will take you through a selection of sips of rare and unique agave spirits. The one drawback is that it can be tough to get into because of the sheer demand, and they don't take reservations. Otherwise, it would probably have topped our list. 

2. Regal Eagle Smokehouse

If you are a proud, meat-eating person with an affinity for the Muppets (we're serious!), this next one is sure to get you excited for your next vacation. While as niche as a description as that may sound, Regal Eagle Smokehouse is one of the newer eateries at Epcot, but it has quickly become a family favorite. Located in the American Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, this spot is doling out standout barbecue in a fast-food style setting with subtle nods to the Muppets character Sam the Eagle.

The menu is a cornucopia of American faves and offers varying styles of barbecue from different regions of the country from Memphis to Kansas City. We are rather impressed by their selection of four house-made sauces, including the savory meets spicy qualities of the blue ribbon brisket sauce. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating, complete with a prime spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of their actual working smoker. A walk-up bar rounds out the entire vibe that could best be described as an inviting backyard barbecue where all are welcome.

1. Spice Road Table

Located in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, Spice Road Table embodies everything we love about the theme park dining experience: immersive setting complete with interesting, inventive menus. This tapas-style waterside restaurant is stunning in its décor, with large colorful lanterns inspired by Moroccan waterfront cafes. Indoor seating offers picturesque window views, while our preferred section is the airy outdoor patio.

The menu is Mediterranean-inspired but approachable to all and served as shareable small plates. Our favorites include a pomegranate-chili crispy cauliflower served with red pepper Aleppo sauce and a savory spiced chicken with mint yogurt. The house-made hummus fries accompanied with citrus chipotle and preserved lemon are a unique creation and an absolute must for Disney foodies. In addition to their selection of African and European beers and wines, their house-made iced mint tea is a wonderful way to relax the day away at the most magical place on Earth.