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EPCOT Restaurant Rankings

I thought it would be interesting to see how people rank the 15 sit down restaurants at EPCOT. Since so many of us go here and the thought of food is the most important it would be interesting if anyone had different opinions on the rankings.
My ranking is:

Favorite EPCOT Restaurants

1. San Angel Inn
2. Teppan Edo
3. Le Cellier
4. Tutto Italia
5. Via Napoli
6. Biergarten
7. Tokyo Dining
8. Bistro De Paris
9. La Hacienda de San Angel
9. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
10. Garden Grill
11. Chefs de France
12. Nine Dragons
13. Rose & Crown
14. Restaurant Marrakesh
15. Coral Reef

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I'm leaving Teppan Edo and Beirgarten out since I've never been to either of them, but for the rest;

Bistro De Paris
Tokyo Dining
Via Napoli
La Hacienda de San Angel
San Angel Inn
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Though I'd rank breakfast higher.)
Rose & Crown
Tutto Italia
Chefs de France
Garden Grill
Nine Dragons
Restaurant Marrakesh

Of course this might all change after my next trip! laugh

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I expect to see a lot of people with Nine Dragons at the bottom! I put Coral Reef at the bottom of mine mostly because the food wasn't as great as the views.

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Sammy Bizzle wrote:
I expect to see a lot of people with Nine Dragons at the bottom! I put Coral Reef at the bottom of mine mostly because the food wasn't as great as the views.
If my last meal at Coral Reef hadn't been so good, it probably would be at the bottom, or at least closer to it.

Marrakesh I just had a bad experience with, but I really should give it another try, I really do like that kind of food. Tangerine Cafe is even my favorite CS in World Showcase! But Nine Dragons just isn't anything special to me, and I can get better Chinese at home.

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I have only ate at three of them. Hoping to hit a few more in a few weeks.

1.) San Angel Inn
2.) Coral Reef
3.) Nine Dragons.

They were all good but to me the combination of the atmosphere and the food won it for San Angel. Plus I totally order the wrong dessert at Coral Reef; the Key lime mousse with Mango yuck

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I have only ate at three of them. Hoping to hit a few more in a few weeks.

1.) San Angel Inn
2.) Coral Reef
3.) Nine Dragons.

They were all good but to me the combination of the atmosphere and the food won it for San Angel. Plus I totally order the wrong dessert at Coral Reef; the Key lime mousse with Mango yuck

Was it that bad? I was looking at menus and that is the one new thing that really stood out to me. But maybe I should stick with the chocolate wave.

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Rose and Crown Pub is our family favorite! We ALWAYS eat here when we go to EPCOT. The absolute BEST Fish N Chips!

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I can only rank the ones we've eaten at...

1) Le Cellier
2) Biergarten
3) Via Napoli
4) Teppan Edo
5) Rose and Crown

Le Cellier and Biergarten have become "must dos" for us every trip now Smile we'll be trying Le Chefs de France for the first time when we go on our honeymoon in Oct-Nov.

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Fawn wrote:
MicRac wrote:
I have only ate at three of them. Hoping to hit a few more in a few weeks.

1.) San Angel Inn
2.) Coral Reef
3.) Nine Dragons.

They were all good but to me the combination of the atmosphere and the food won it for San Angel. Plus I totally order the wrong dessert at Coral Reef; the Key lime mousse with Mango yuck

Was it that bad? I was looking at menus and that is the one new thing that really stood out to me. But maybe I should stick with the chocolate wave.

It had a very bitter taste to it. Not the sweet taste that I was expecting for dessert. But you make like it just wasn't for me. My husband had the chocolate wave and it was really good.

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1. Bistro de Paris
2. Le Cellier
3. Via Napoli
4. Coral Reef
5. Restaurant Marrakesh
6. Rose & Crown
7. La Hacienda
8. Tutto Italia
9. San Angel Inn
10. Tokyo Dining
11. Garden Grill
12. Biergarten
13. Chefs de France
14. Akershus
15. Nine Dragons

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We usually go to WDW during the Food & Wine Festival, so most of our Epcot eating is done at the festival booths. I've only been to three Epcot table service restaurants - Restaurant Marrakesh, the Biergarten, and Les Chefs de France. Of the three, Les Chefs de France was my least favorite (although I loved the kir aperitif). It wasn't bad, it just wasn't awesome. I love Biergarten and Restaurant Marrakesh. And I'm looking forward to trying Teppan Edo and the Rose & Crown someday.

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Dinner:
1. Bistro
2. La Hacienda
3. Le Cellier

Lunch:
1. Tokyo Dining
2. Chefs de France
3. Le Cellier
4. Rose and Crown
5. Coral Reef
6. Marrakesh
7. San Angel Inn
8. Teppan Edo

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there are actually 16 on your list you put down #9 twice, which took me a few min to figure out i was going crazy counting lol, but here are mine

san angel
teppan edo
le cellier - this is based on a few years ago have not been to le cellier since all the bad reviews, so could change
rose & crown
nine dragons- based on everyone else's review i guess i got lucky but we been there twice and it was good
via napoli
la hacienda de san angel
akershus
tuto italia- alfredo's was my top spot until they changed
garden grill
coral reef
biergarten- really like the food can't stand the smell of the saurkraut, or this would have been higher
restaurant marrakesh
tokyo dinning
chefs de france
bistro de paris

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Yeah.... havent been to them all, but will rate the ones ive been to...

1. Teppan Edo
14. Coral Reef
15. San Angel Inn

For some reason I swear I think ive been to more... but none of the names are ringing any bells... and in all honesty.... Teppan is the only one I liked. Coral... got a steak there, and it was just not cooked how I wanted... (asked for as rare as you can cook it, and it came back medium well... to me, thats a horrible cook if he cant even get it red.......) and San Angel... I know my wife and I seem to be the only ones who didnt like it, but I just couldnt get into it at all. Teppan..... oh yum! Was just soooooooooooooooooo tasty!

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senseicj wrote:
there are actually 16 on your list you put down #9 twice, which took me a few min to figure out i was going crazy counting lol, but here are mine

san angel
teppan edo
le cellier - this is based on a few years ago have not been to le cellier since all the bad reviews, so could change
rose & crown
nine dragons- based on everyone else's review i guess i got lucky but we been there twice and it was good
via napoli
la hacienda de san angel
akershus
tuto italia- alfredo's was my top spot until they changed
garden grill
coral reef
biergarten- really like the food can't stand the smell of the saurkraut, or this would have been higher
restaurant marrakesh
tokyo dinning
chefs de france
bistro de paris

Whoops!! lol sometimes when listing I get a little lost counting them Big smile

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Only been to 4, but here's my rating for them:

Biergarten
Rose & Crown
Garden Grill (I was so excited about this place, but it just wasn't great. and we had horrible service.)
Nine Dragons

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I have to admit there are a number I haven't tried yet- creature of habit! But here's my ranking for what I have tried!

Favorite EPCOT Restaurants
1. San Angel Inn
2. Le Cellier
3.Teppan Edo
4. Nine Dragons
5. Tutto Italia
6. Biergarten

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ahem, i hve actually only eaten at one eek but that should be changing come October Smile

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Haven't ate at all of them either... but out of the ones i've ate at here's my ratings. Teppan Edo was really the only one I liked. San Angel Inn I got food poisoning, nine dragon's just hasn't ever been very good, and while the atmosphere at Coral Reef was cool the food wasn't that great

1.Teppan Edo

San Angel Inn
Nine Dragons
Coral Reef

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Jess wrote:
and while the atmosphere at Coral Reef was cool the food wasn't that great

Totally agree... I was kinda surprised at the lack of seafood... I don't know if people don't want to look at fish while they eat them Tongue

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Sammy Bizzle wrote:
Jess wrote:
and while the atmosphere at Coral Reef was cool the food wasn't that great

Totally agree... I was kinda surprised at the lack of seafood... I don't know if people don't want to look at fish while they eat them Tongue

I'm quite the opposite. Aquariums make me want seafood! SeaWorld has some seafood restaurants too, so I'm not the only crazy one!

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Hm...so we are probably going to Epcot on Tuesday, and we will probably have a little celebration while we are there. I'm wondering if we should book an ADR or just do counter service at, say, Sunshine Seasons? My mom just got some really good news and we think a little happy day is in order Smile Personally, I could drink my celebration at La Cava. But y'all knew that wink What do y'all think? For a lover of Epcot, I have been to a shameful LACK of table service restaurants!

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Have you been to Teppan Edo? That's our favorite table service restaurant there

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All these good reviews for Teppan Edo are making me so glad I made an ADR there for my Oct trip!

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Fawn wrote:
All these good reviews for Teppan Edo are making me so glad I made an ADR there for my Oct trip!

you wont be let down! its a great restaurant! Big smile

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Hm...so we are probably going to Epcot on Tuesday, and we will probably have a little celebration while we are there. I'm wondering if we should book an ADR or just do counter service at, say, Sunshine Seasons? My mom just got some really good news and we think a little happy day is in order Smile Personally, I could drink my celebration at La Cava. But y'all knew that wink What do y'all think? For a lover of Epcot, I have been to a shameful LACK of table service restaurants!

If I have an opportunity to visit Via Napoli, that's what I'll do. I love their pizza maybe more than anything. I could go for a flight at La Cava, though.

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We really have not been to all that many. When I say I am a pickey eater, I really mean I am a pickey eater. Out of the few we have tried I would rank them as follows.

Rose & Crown
LeCellier used to be my number 1 and still would be for 1 credit
Teppan Edo I always enjoy our meal when we eat here but we have something very similar 10 minutes from home
Tuto Italia We have only tried lunch here and had sandwiches but they were very good
Garden Grill
San Angel Inn I would love to like it but the last time we went the food just was not good. It was not really bad but not good either.

We are trying Via Napoli in May

These last three are places that I do not even want to try. They scare me yuck .
Akershus
Restaurant Marrakesh
Biergarten

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scrappy wrote:
We really have not been to all that many. When I say I am a pickey eater, I really mean I am a pickey eater. Out of the few we have tried I would rank them as follows.

Rose & Crown
LeCellier used to be my number 1 and still would be for 1 credit
Teppan Edo I always enjoy our meal when we eat here but we have something very similar 10 minutes from home
Tuto Italia We have only tried lunch here and had sandwiches but they were very good
Garden Grill
San Angel Inn I would love to like it but the last time we went the food just was not good. It was not really bad but not good either.

We are trying Via Napoli in May

These last three are places that I do not even want to try. They scare me yuck .
Akershus
Restaurant Marrakesh
Biergarten

I'm in the same boat with you scrappy about the ones that scare you....LOL

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Tokyo Dining Sushi
Via Napoli
Rose & Crown
Coral Reef
Tutto Italia
Garden Grill
Biergarten
Restaurant Marrakesh
La Hacienda de San Angel
San Angel Inn

I removed the ones I've never been to... Going to LeCellier in October. I'm always on the fence about 9 dragons. It's hasn't won a coin flip yet Puzzled

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