Garden Grill is a table service character dining restaurant located at the Land pavilion in Epcot. Epcot can be accessed by a Disney Transportation bus from your resort hotel or other Disney park, by the monorail from the Magic Kingdom Resorts on the monorail loop or from Magic Kingdom where you have to change at the Transportation and Ticket Centre, or by car.
To get to the Land pavilion, head past Spaceship Earth into the central plaza of Epcot and head to the right. Signs for the Land are posted to help guide you. Enter in to the land and stay on the higher level of the building; Garden Grill is directly opposite you as you enter!
Garden Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner family style and is around the $35-$60 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Garden Grill is 1 table service credit.
Garden Grill is a family style all-you-can-eat restaurant that slowly rotates into Living with the Land, a ride below the restaurant. One rotation takes just over an hour and those who suffer from motion sickness may be affected by this restaurant!
Garden Grill is also a character meal where you can meet Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale dressed in their farming outfits. The character interactions on both times I have been here have been amazing; each character spends a good amount of time with the table and they take so many photos with you.
Once seated, your Server will take your drinks order and bring out your starter which consists of a salad and some bread.
The salad is pretty standard and the bread comes out warm with a whipped butter. A few minutes after this, your skillet with your main meal will come out.
The food at Garden Grill is really good. With your main skillet you get roasted turkey breast, pot roast, sausage, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and corn. On the side you get fries and mac and cheese which comes with Goldfish crackers in!
The main meal is family style so you can ask for more of anything and they will bring it out. We ended up getting a second skillet which is dangerous!
To end the meal is dessert. The standard dessert is a strawberry shortcake which comes with whipped cream. This is pretty good but can be a bit heavy if you have just eaten a ton of the skillet! They also have a gluten free option which comes in individual portions.
Garden Grill has probably one of the best character interaction spots at a restaurant that I have been to. I highly recommend Garden Grill if you have younger children who love meeting characters.
Overall, I enjoy Garden Grill. It is definitely a better restaurant for families with children or us big kids who like characters. If you are after a quiet meal then this isn't the place for you! The food is pretty good, but nothing special. If you like the look of this food but don't want the fuss of characters, Liberty Tree Tavern has a similar platter option on their menu.