7. If you love Nemo (and seafood) – Coral Reef
No doubt here, Coral Reef Restaurant (menu) located in Epcot’s Future World, is the best choice for some stellar seafood.
If you and the young ones love Nemo, or just eating seafood, make your way here for lunch or dinner. Your little ones will be mesmerized by the aquarium and you’ll be happy with the space inside the restaurant as it is much bigger than many others.
One wall of the restaurant is covered by 8” thick glass giving dramatic views of the many fish in the vibrant coral reef tank including Sea Turtles, Sharks, tarpon, grouper, and more.
This is one of the best restaurants for families with younger children in all of Epcot.
Pro-tip: Use your Disney Dining Plan credits when ordering those pricey entrees.
8. If you’re looking for a great drink – La Cava de Tequila
Epcot’s World Showcase is wildly popular for housing some seriously great places for adult beverages. If you needed a drink or two, after running around the park with your kids all day, nobody will blame you. We recommend La Cava de Tequila (menu) in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion
I mean, really, how could a place with Tequila in the name not be a great place to grab a drink?
Not only will you get an incredible drink, but the cast members working here are true experts in all things tequila and can teach you a few things while making recommendations.
It probably goes without saying that this is not the place to be bringing the kiddos.
Pro-tip: Order the coffee/mezcal margarita for a little pick-me-up at the end of the day.
9. If you want to keep the kids entertained – Teppan Edo
Are you in a big group with kids? It can be difficult to get something everyone likes and keep the kids interested, but at Teppan Edo (menu) restaurant, located in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion, you don’t have to worry about that.
This hibachi-style meal brings it all: good food, fun, and a great atmosphere. You have something here for meat lovers and vegetarians, plus parents and children go crazy for the talented chefs.
If you’re not familiar with Hibachi, it’s an entertaining dining experience. You sit at a table with a hibachi grill in the center and 3 sides of seating. The chef rolls up with their cart and begins the show. Hey will cook everything in front of you and the experience is very much interactive. If you haven’t
The Teppan Edo experience, although uniquely Disney in a lot of ways, is actually quite similar to the Hibachi experiences we’ve had at other restaurants around the country. If you’ve tried Hibachi in the past we expect you’ll find this to be similar. For us it’s fun, but for some, it’s the same old same old.
Make your Advanced Dining Reservation well ahead of time to ensure you have a spot at the table!