Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, Epcot is the most unique. Featuring two distinct halves, the park has an interesting identity which ties together technology and word culture. Future World celebrates the harmony between nature and technology and World Showcase celebrates eleven different cultures each with their own pavilion. With such a vast array of areas and attractions, it is no surprise that Epcot is home to some of the best dining in Walt Disney World. Each country in World Showcase features a full service meal for guests to enjoy, but one of the most entertaining and delicious options is the Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion. Featuring traditional German food, entertainment, and a unique setting, this restaurant is great for families and friends to enjoy on a day in Epcot. Here are six things that guests will love about the Biergarten Restaurant.
6. Family Style Seating
Guests who dine at the Biergarten Restaurant are sure to make some new friends thanks to the layout of the tables. Guests are seated at large picnic style tables with other guests who have reservations around the same time, so unless guests have a reservation for a large group they are sure to meet some new people! The Biergarten Restaurant is the only place in Walt Disney World that seats guests this way, and it is a great way to interact with others in a way that might never happen otherwise. Sure guests can be shy at first, but once the food, entertainment, and beer start flowing everyone becomes fast friends!
5. German Food
The cuisine offered at lunch and dinner at the Biergarten Restaurant is served up in a buffet style so that guests can pick and choose the foods that they would like to try. Guests can pick from delicious options including pretzel rolls, liver sausage, pork schnitzel, spätzle, German meat loaf, roasted chicken, assorted cheeses, meatballs, and cabbage. With so many options, even the pickiest of eaters are bound to find something to enjoy for their meal! Those who save room for dessert are treated to their choice of apple strudel, cheesecake, cookies, and a black forest cake. All of the dessert options are delicious, so guests are smart to save room!
One of the best parts about the Biergarten Restaurant is the theme and décor found inside. The restaurant is nestled in the back corner of the Germany Pavilion, and guests who step inside the doors suddenly find themselves in a quaint German village square at night! The tables are set up picnic style around a center stage and are surrounded by traditional German architecture and buildings. Nearby there is a large waterwheel and soft lamps lighting the area. Located up above is a full and bright moon illuminating guests and truly making them feel as though they are enjoying the night in a German village.
The Biergarten Restaurant is obviously well stocked with beer- it’s in the name! Guests can enjoy several options of cold beer by ordering flights, half liters, or liters. There are generally four beers available in the restaurant and guests looking to try all four should order the German Beer Flight which gets them a five ounce pour of each. Guests who are sold on a particular beer can order either a half liter or a liter that come served in massive glasses and make for great photo opportunities. Guests should just remember that they are still in Walt Disney World, so they should always drink responsibly.
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Throughout the lunch and dinner mealtimes, guests are treated to a variety of entertainment on the central stage. Guests are invited to dance and clap along to an oompah band, listen to bell players skillfully make music, even enjoy the sounds of alpenhorns! The traditional performances and entertainment additionally help to make guests feel as though they are really in Germany and by the end everyone will be clapping along! Guests who find themselves with early lunch reservations might even get to witness the traditional daily tapping of the keg!
1. All You Can Eat!
One of the best parts of enjoying a meal at the Biergarten Restaurant is that guests can literally enjoy all they can eat! With the food served buffet style, guests are free to fill up their plates as much as they want and continue enjoying seconds…or thirds. The entertainment makes for a great way to enjoy a few minutes of downtime between servings, and guests will definitely find themselves going back for more! Guests who are looking for some traditional German cuisine and beer in a quaint village square should look no further than the Biergarten Restaurant in Epcot!