• On Mar 12, 2021
    Elizabeth from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I find out what food is available without a reservation? My Dad is looking forward to German food at Epcot but I don't know if he'll want to commit to a reservation. Are there quick service restaurants open?

    Welcome to planDisney, Elizabeth!

    In just a few days, you will be enjoying Disney Magic Moments with your family at the Walt Disney World Resort! You have come to the right place for tips and advice, so let’s start planning your dining adventures!

    Biergarten Restaurant is one of my favorite dining destinations at EPCOT and I am glad to hear your father is looking forward to dining there. The food is delicious and reminds me of my German great-grandmother, who I miss dearly. If you would not like to commit to a dining reservation, you can always use the My Disney Experience app while at EPCOT to add your party to the walk-up list at select table-service restaurants, including Biergarten Restaurant (subject to availability). 

    In my opinion, the easiest way to find available dining locations, including quick-service options, is by using the My Disney Experience app. When you open the app on your mobile device, tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen to check dining availability or order meals using Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering at participating locations - Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue and Sunshine Seasons are currently accepting mobile orders at EPCOT. For more options that may not accept reservations or are not included in mobile ordering, open the app and tap the location icon at the bottom of the screen. Use the filters at the top to select your location and search the categories to include dining. Tap Show List and you will see all available options, their hours of operation, and their location on the park map.

    Thank you for stopping by with a great question, Elizabeth! I hope this helps you while planning and that you have a magical visit with your family.

    Best Disney wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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