Character Dining at the Garden Grill
The Garden Grill is a favorite character dining experience tucked away in The Land pavilion at Epcot. Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale make the rounds to greet guests at this rotating restaurant. Guests are invited to dine on a family style meal while the restaurant rotates through scenes of the Living with the Land attraction.
Characters are available at every meal. Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM and features scrambled eggs, fruit, bacon, sausage, and Mickey-shaped waffles. But the sticky bun bake is a favorite - yummy! Lunch is offered from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Finally, Dinner is served beginning at 4:00 PM and goes until 8:30 PM. Lunch and dinner are served family style. Garden salad, turkey breast, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, grilled beef, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes and french fries are on the menu for lunch and dinner. A seasonal dessert is a great way to top off your meal. We’ve enjoyed apple crisp and berry short cake at recent visits. Some of the items on the menu are even grown and harvested in the greenhouses in The Land pavilion.
Garden Grill is included on the 2020 dining plan program as a table service credit. Guests may enjoy an all they care to eat family style meal that includes a non-specialty, non-alcoholic beverage. Specialty drinks, wine, and beer are offered at an additional charge. If you are not on a dining plan or are paying for the meal out of pocket, you can expect to pay $42 per adult and $27 for children (ages 3-9) at breakfast. The current cost for lunch and dinner is $55 per adult and $36 per child. Remember that gratuities are not included and for a party of 6 or more, it will be automatically added to your bill.
Garden Grill is located inside Epcot which means that park entry is required to dine at the location. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. All character experiences are subject to change without notice.
Character interaction at Garden Grill has been exceptional over the years when we’ve dined. Because the restaurant is smaller and you don’t have to leave your seat to visit the buffet, you often get more than one opportunity to visit with Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale.
Garden Grill is one of my family’s favorites! Our tip is to schedule a breakfast reservation for 10:15 or 10:30. Get to the park at rope drop, and you’ll have time to get to your favorite attractions before it’s time to go to brunch. You’ll be ready for a break and can enjoy the delicious meal (sticky bun bake) before heading back out into the park for the rest of the day.
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