EPCOT has many places for a quick meal, and you might wonder what stands out on the menu at Regal Eagle Smokehouse. If you’ve got your heart set on something then go forth and order, but if not then here are our team’s recommendations. We’ll start with a restaurant overview, but if you’re in a hurry you can skip straight to the Best Bets.
Why You Might Choose Regal Eagle
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue is a Quick Service restaurant in the American Adventure Pavilion. It has a barbecue-focused menu, as you might expect from the name. Cider, beer, and a couple of cocktails are available both on the regular counter menu and at the walk-up bar to the side of the entrance.
Our three-second take is that this is an excellent place to sit and enjoy some powerful A/C during the months when it’s too hot to be outside (which is most of them). Add to that the mostly great menu, and you’ve got a win.
Regal Eagle has both indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seats are primarily all-wood picnic tables with umbrellas for shade and plenty of space to move between them. Indoor seats are picnic tables with a mix of wooden and padded seating, and the air conditioning is plentiful. The interior decor has an Americana feel with just enough touches of Muppet to say that they’re part of the theme without being in your face. Tap any image in the gallery below to page through.
Regal Eagle is open for both Lunch and Dinner, and Mobile Order is available. We find that Mobile Order pickup can get backed up here at peak times, but unless you’re in a hurry it can be a pleasant place to wait and take a load off.
The average entree at Regal Eagle is $13-14, with sides and desserts at about $5 each. Kids’ meals, which include a couple of Disney Check options, are about $8-10 each. All told, a meal for 4 with 2 entrees, 2 sides, 2 desserts, 2 non-alcoholic beverages and 2 kids’ meals will run you about $70-75. Of course, that assumes nobody is sharing, and the sides and desserts are far from necessary to walk away from Regal Eagle with a full belly. (Click here to see the full menu.)
One thing that we really enjoy is the condiment station. You’ll be able to find the usual ketchup & mustard, but they also have a variety of pump-style bbq sauces, and they stock lots of individually wrapped hand wipes to help you clean off that sauce before you leave.
Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich with Baked Beans with Burnt Ends
We’re starting with our favorite! If you get the beans with this entree, you definitely can share this plate. The Brisket is sweet, smoky, and savory. Fabulous.
Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken with House-made Pickles
The chicken is beautifully smoked (don’t get nervous about the pink color!) and the pickles are fresh & puckery. A classic smokehouse staple & it’s done well.
Power Green Salad
This is a pricey salad but it’s tasty and we’re excited by any new green offering. Not everyone is a grapefruit person, but you can customize the citrus either on MDE or at the register. And if you’d like a little more protein with your meal, you can get this same salad topped with pulled chicken.
Memphis Dry-rub Pork Ribs with Macaroni & Cheese
From the very best to the very worst. We have ordered this several times to attempt to say something nice and it’s just not there. The smoke flavor is the biggest flex & that’s not enough to justify the price. The Macaroni & Cheese was fine but it’s not our favorite side.
Tiana Banana Pudding
Remember that high-school chemistry lab where you made the banana ester and it gave everyone a headache? If you enjoy fake banana flavor, this is going to be your jam. If you prefer good food, we think you should skip this every single time.
Have you eaten at Regal Eagle? What would you order again? Let us know in the comments!