Best Restaurant in Epcot (on a budget)

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  1. Mommyof3inVA

    Mommyof3inVA Mouseketeer

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    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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  3. jdtopgun71

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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.
     
  4. jpcdds6

    jpcdds6 Earning My Ears

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    go to via napoli and split a pizza. i'm sure kids will be ok with that.
     
  5. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Common sense is so rare, should be a Super Power.

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    Sunshine Seasons
    . . . relatively cheap
    . . . varied meal lines
    . . . lots of "picky kid" food
    . . . great dessert area and bakery
     
  6. turkeymama

    turkeymama DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
  7. DEA

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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.
     
  8. bcrook

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    For TS, via Napoli and Rose and Crown providethe most bang for my buck.
     
  9. monorailmom

    monorailmom DIS Veteran

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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!
     
  10. Mommyof3inVA

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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:lovestruc
     
  11. amypetecar

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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).
     
  12. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

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    refillable soda stations.... it's the best cheap option on property IMHO we go there every single trip! and it's yummy!
     
  13. J.C.&ALI'SMOM

    J.C.&ALI'SMOM <font color=darkblue>I really had to bite my tongu

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    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?
     
  14. kkbutterfly

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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.
     
  15. jcvalenti

    jcvalenti Wine Snob

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    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).
     
  16. Mommyof3inVA

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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 :thumbsup2

    My kids aren't big eater's really.
     
  17. daisy112878

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    Via Napoli is great. We just went last week with our 3yo, 2 yo and 6 month old. We usually do the kids pizza for the boys then dh and I split an individual pizza and the add on salad.
     
  18. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

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    Add me to the Sunshine Season's bandwagon. On our first two trips back when I was Mr. Frugal (AKA Mr. Cheapskate) we ate there twice.
     

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