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Not To Miss Dining in EPCOT: Reservations You Don’t Want to Miss

EPCOT is known for its great food options at Walt Disney World. With all the festivals throughout the year, new food booths constantly bring new possibilities for Guests. Beyond the food booths, there are many fantastic quick service and table service options for Guests to enjoy. 

We have some top quick and table service options as you’ve been considering where to eat in EPCOT. We have the top choices no matter what type of dining you want while visiting EPCOT.

Akershus Princess Dining


There are two fantastic and fun character dining at EPCOT. EPCOT has options for those looking for a beautiful meal and a way to visit characters.

Akershus Norway Pavilion

Now opened in Norway in Akershus. Here Guests dine inside a Norwegian castle alongside some of Disney’s princesses. A beautiful medieval design, this location has gorgeous archways and high ceilings.

Soon to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is a fantastic option for those wanting to meet some of Disney’s princesses.  Belle and other princesses, such as Snow White and Aurora, will visit with Guests as they enjoy their meal.

The cuisine here has a Norwegian focus. Guests are served family-style with large platters of food. Guests can experience Norwegian waffles at breakfast; Norwegian meatballs are a favorite at lunch and supper.

If you want to avoid spending money at Cinderella’s Royal Table but still want to have a good meal with the princesses, check out Akershus.

Garden Grill Restaurant

Garden Grill The Land Pavilion

The other character meal at EPCOT is Garden Grill at The Land Pavilion. Here Chip and Dale host Guests in a fun and entertaining dining experience. 

In June, Guests will be able to enjoy this rotating dining experience all day long. With great views of Living with the Land below, this family-style dining experience entertains everyone.

Large platters of waffles and delicious cinnamon rolls start off the mornings. Platters with meat, vegetables, and potatoes can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner.

While enjoying their meal and the views, Guests are also visited by Chip and Dale, farmer Mickey, and Pluto. Although it isn’t the whole Fab 5 gang, interacting with Chip and Dale is a lot of fun.

Space 220, EPCOT
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Unique Dining

If characters aren’t your thing, but you still want entertainment with your meal, EPCOT also has that.

Space 220 World Discovery

Enjoy a meal that is out of this world at Space 220. Guests ride an elevator up to their dining location 220 miles above Earth. While eating, views of Earth down below and space are viewable. 

There is always something going on, from floating astronauts and dogs to lightsaber fights.

Guests can enjoy the prix fixe menu, where they can choose from fantastic appetizers, entrees, and even desserts during dinner. At the Space 220 lounge, Guests can order from various small plates or select something from the prix fixe menu.

This menu is unique and delicious—an excellent option for those wanting something a little more from their dining experience.

Coral Reef Epcot
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Coral Reef World of Nature

Another table service location at EPCOT that entertains during the meal is Coral Reef. Guests are given excellent views of EPCOT’s large aquarium. Home to beautiful sea turtles, sharks, and other beautiful sea creatures, Coral Reef is highly entertaining.

Opened for lunch and dinner, Guests have a variety of entrees to choose from at Coral Reef. From burgers to steaks, there is a variety on the menu. Kids will find this location fascinating.

Teppan Edo
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Teppan Edo Japan Pavilion

Here Guests are entertained by the fantastic Teppan chefs as they cook traditional Japanese dishes at their tables. Enjoy steak, chicken, seafood, and vegetable entrees that are chopped and stir-fried right before you.

The chefs are incredibly talented, entertaining, and the food is delicious.

Le Cellier Steakhouse

Special Occasion

EPCOT has some excellent table service locations for celebrating those special occasions. From date night to birthday celebrations, there is table service dining.

Le Cellier Canada Pavilion

For a relaxing dining experience, head into the candlelit cellar in the Canada Pavilion. Here Guests will enjoy steak and seafood while experiencing a fantastic atmosphere.

Rose and Crown Dining Room UK Pavilion

Have a pint at this British Pub. Traditional fish and chips make for a delicious meal as you celebrate together. On lovely days, enjoy a meal outside on the patio to enjoy the World Showcase Lagoon.

San Angel Inn

La Hacienda de San Angel Inn Mexican Pavilion

Dine inside the pyramid at the Mexican Pavilion. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, including delicious margaritas, as you enjoy the fantastic atmosphere. 

Have some chips and salsa and watch the boats from the Gran Fiesta Tour and begin their journey along with Donald Duck. We love this restaurant’s calm, relaxing feel; the candle, pyramid, and boats make it extra unique.

Japan Pavilion EPCOT

High-End Dining

For those looking for a high-end dining experience, there are two excellent options at EPCOT. Both Monsieur Paul and Takumi-Tei offer gourmet dining that Guests will be shocked to find in a Disney Park.

Takumi-Tei Japan Pavilion

Here Guests will be seated in one of the five beautiful rooms; each focused on one of the five natural elements. Guests can choose from two omakase menus, Kiki (omnivorous) or Hasu (plant-based). Both menus feature Japanese-inspired dishes.

Monsier Paul

Monsieur Paul France Pavilion

This gourmet dining opportunity features French-inspired cuisine. Beautiful views of the World Showcase can be seen from this upstairs restaurant from Les Chefs de France. A prix fixe menu ensures that guests experience the best that Monsieur Paul offers.

Related: Why Adults are Taking Trips to EPCOT

EPCOT has something to offer, no matter what type of cuisine and dining experience you are looking for. From character meals to signature dining experiences, Guests will find table service restaurants just for them at EPCOT.

Related: How to Drink Around EPCOT Without Getting Drunk


Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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