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Scott Joseph

Restaurant Review: Garden Grill at Epcot's Land Pavilion

Published: June 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

[Note from Robert: The Fourth of July is approaching quickly, which means that it is almost time again for the announcement of the annual Theme Park Insider Awards. Once again, I've asked Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph to take a look at some of the leading contenders for this year's Best Theme Park Restaurant award.]

Garden Grill, a finalist in Theme Park Insider's award for best theme park restaurant, whirls diners through the dioramic scenes of the Living with the Land boat ride. Like most revolving restaurants -- and just about every all-you-can-eat eatery -- the food rarely rises above moderate. Here's a full review.

You can submit your own rating and review for Garden Grill on TPI's Garden Grill listing page.

Replies (3)

Joshua Counsil

Published: June 10, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Great report, as always, Scott. I'm shocked that Garden Grill made it into this year's finalists. I won't be surprised if the Coral Reef does, as well. It's a shame, too, because a better option is located in the same building as the Garden Grill - the Sunshine Season Food Fair. I'd love to hear a review of this unfortunately-named restaurant. Hopefully, it made the finals.
Amanda Jenkins

Published: June 10, 2010 at 3:18 PM

The food is not as spectacular as other restaurants at Epcot, but it is great for families (like mine) where you have kids who are super picky eaters. Mine act like we are trying to poison them if we try to get them to try something that they do not readily recognize. Plus, it gives parents a break by bringing the food to the table along with the great character interaction. Most of the character dining places are buffets.
Anthony Murphy

Published: June 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I am suprised that Garden Grill made it as well! Its nice, but not the best that EPCOT, or Disney, has to offer. The spinning eatery is kinda novel though!

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