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Old 12-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Best Restaurant in Epcot (on a budget)

We are a family of 5 on a budget. Need to find a good restaurant in Epcot that is family friendly as we have 3 kids who are picky eaters. Any suggestions? Akershus is too expensive.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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For a family of picky eaters Garden Grilli might be a food option. Has been a while since we've been but they have a Dutch style Buffett where they bring everything to the table and from want I recall they had a good selection.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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go to via napoli and split a pizza. i'm sure kids will be ok with that.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Sunshine Seasons
. . . relatively cheap
. . . varied meal lines
. . . lots of "picky kid" food
. . . great dessert area and bakery
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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Sunshine Seasons
. . . relatively cheap
. . . varied meal lines
. . . lots of "picky kid" food
. . . great dessert area and bakery
Love that place. It is the best quick service value imho. DS is very picky, too (as is DH). This is one of the places that we'll actually visit multiple times each trip.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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Sunshine Seasons, as previously suggested, or Tangierine Café are both inexpensive and very good. The latter might have some things outside the picky kids' comfort zone, potentially, but there are some middle-of-the-road choices there, too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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For TS, via Napoli and Rose and Crown providethe most bang for my buck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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Via Napoli was a huge hit for our picky group! We ordered a pizza, which everyone loved. The salad we ordered had 'fancy' lettuce in it, which our kids wouldn't touch, but we let them order the Zeppoli for dessert, and that was a huge success!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #9
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Thanks Ya'll! I had been considering Via Napoli but was not sure if it was 'kid friendly'...I LOVE a good pizza
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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Its a short walk outside the international gateway, but consider the espn club. The huge tvs with sports are great entertainment for the boys..... I personally enjoyed big river bbq as well (also cheap for disney).
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #11
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Sunshine Seasons
. . . relatively cheap
. . . varied meal lines
. . . lots of "picky kid" food
. . . great dessert area and bakery
refillable soda stations.... it's the best cheap option on property IMHO we go there every single trip! and it's yummy!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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Thanks Ya'll! I had been considering Via Napoli but was not sure if it was 'kid friendly'...I LOVE a good pizza
What do you mean by kid friendly?

You can check on all WDW menus at allearsnet .com and see what each TS and CS has. Are you on DDP?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #13
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Sunshines Food Court has some options and you could split a few meals different ways. I think the pizza at Via Napoli is huge, a large couldn't come close to feeding two adults who like pizza so you could probably get away with a large pizza depending on yours and your kids appetites and maybe some sort of appetizer. If they don't get sodas you could save a bit as well.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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Thanks Ya'll! I had been considering Via Napoli but was not sure if it was 'kid friendly'...I LOVE a good pizza
Not sure what you consider kid friendly, but most restaurants in the parks are definitely able to accomodate kids. Via Napoli is especially good because it is bright, open and loud. Plus the wait staff (mostly from Italy) is casual, fun and great at keeping a party going.

If I was on a budget in the parks, as long as the kids like pizza Via Napoli would be my #1 choice since you can basically split a big pizza among a table of 5. Second choice would be the Biergarden in Germany, but only for a late lunch (it's the same food as at dinner for much less).
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info! I consider kid friendly to be somewhere that is somewhat loud and serves kids menu choices such as chicken nuggets, pizza, etc. But if we can ALl split a large pizza then that would be even better for the wallet

My kids aren't big eater's really.
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