Underrated Restaurants at EPCOT

Rose and Crown

If you are planning a visit to EPCOT then you’ll want to consider all of your dining options. EPCOT is an incredible park that is full of attractions, shows, and experiences, but it is also well-known for its food. World Showcase is great for tasting the food of other cultures and is home to bustling restaurants like Akershus, and there are popular dining locations in other areas as well such as Space 220 in World Discovery. But if you are looking for a more low-key restaurant that is off the beaten path then check out these underrated restaurants at EPCOT!

Garden Grill Restaurant

Not many people realize that The Land pavilion is home to one of the best character meals at Disney World: Garden Grill Restaurant. Chip, Dale, Farmer Mickey, and Pluto all join guests as they enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast on farm-fresh favorites. This restaurant even slowly rotates giving guests unique glimpses into the Living with the Land attraction. Because of the small size of the dining area, the characters tend to circle back for another round giving you plenty of time to enjoy them. Garden Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the characters appear all day long. For lunch and dinner guests will enjoy a feast of cornbread, veggies, garden salad, roasted turkey, grilled steak, and macaroni and cheese. Seasonal pie or Farmer Mickey cupcakes are offered for dessert.

Garden Grill
Chip at Garden Grill. Photo: Megan Woodard

La Hacienda De San Angel

Dining with an incredible view of World Showcase Lagoon is available at the Mexico pavilion with La Hacienda De San Angel. While most guests tend to gravitate toward the restaurant inside of the pavilion, San Angel Inn, La Hacienda De San Angel located outside near the water tends to get overlooked. This restaurant is incredible authentic Mexican cuisine with delicious starters like guacamole, elote, and queso and incredible entrees like carne asada and tacos de carnitas de pato. For dessert, guests can enjoy flan or tres leches while they finish up their margaritas.

La Hacienda
Incredible Views at La Hacienda. Photo: Disney

Rose & Crown Dining Room

When you think of restaurants worth trying within World Showcase, chances are that Rose & Crown isn’t on your list. But it should be! This pub-style restaurant serves the very best of British cuisine including fish and chips, Shepard’s Pie, and Bangers and Mash. For dessert, guests will love the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Don’t forget to try a pint of the special pub blends. For an extra scenic experience, consider dining on the patio overlooking the lagoon.

Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips. Photo: Disney

Katsura Grill

Looking for a quick-service restaurant that goes beyond burgers and fries? Check out Katsura Grill located in the Japan pavilion. This restaurant often gets overlooked because of its quiet location. To get to Katsura Grill you need to go through the beautiful gardens located within the pavilion. There you will find delicious and authentic Japanese dishes like tempura udon, tonkatsu ramen, and a selection of sushi rolls.

Katsura Grill at EPCOT
Katsura Grill at EPCOT. Photo: Disney

Biergarten Restaurant

This restaurant located in the Germany pavilion has a lively atmosphere and an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. Biergarten is an exciting family restaurant that features live entertainment and music while you enjoy the buffet that is full of German goodies. Dine on chicken, spätzle, schnitzel, nudel gratin, and so much more while you enjoy German beers on tap.

Inside the Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT
Inside the Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT. Photo: Disney. 

Where do you like to dine at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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