Epcot’s Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Where BBQ Magic Happens at Disney World!

One of the latest restaurants to open at Epcot is Regal Eagle Craft Beer and Barbecue, located at the American Adventure Pavilion of World Showcase.

The restaurant features a variety of smoked bbq, which you can smell way before you can see the restaurant.

This new place is sure to be a crowd pleaser for years to come.

Before heading to Epcot to try it out you’re going to want to keep reading to learn a little bit more about the place and what they are serving up!

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Guide with delicious beef brisket and iconic Epcot ball

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What’s the theme of Regal Eagle Smokehouse Craft Beer and Barbecue?

Regal Eagle Smokehouse in Epcot is themed as if The Muppets are headed to a local barbecue competition. Sam Eagle is the judge, and he’s saluting all meats, but mostly bbq!

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Entrance. One of the best Disney World Restaurants.

The restaurant has subtle nods to the Muppets theming, but the interior seems to look like a refreshed version of the previous restaurant, Liberty Inn.

This quick service restaurant has a ton of natural light in the dining area thanks to the massive windowed doors at the entrance and wall of windows on the left side of the seating area.

The right side of the seating area is a brick wall where you’ll see posters of some of the bbq competitions that Sam Eagle is judging.

It’s also the wall that divides the restaurant from the adjoining show building for The American Adventure show.

What are the Regal Eagle Smokehouse hours?

On most days, this Epcot restaurant is open from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. So that gives you plenty of time to get your barbecue fix!

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What’s on the Regal Eagle Smokehouse menu at Epcot?

Regal Eagle Craft Beer and Barbecue has a variety of smoked meats on the menu, including chicken, brisket, pork, and sausage. For anyone who is on a plant-based diet they also have bbq jackfruit.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Beef Brisket covered in barbecue sauce with cream mac and cheese and buttery toast. One of the best Disney World Restaurants.

Each of the meats can be ordered in a variety of ways, including as a platter with sides, a sandwich with sides, or as a combo of three meats with sides.

Speaking of sides, there are quite a few on the menu including house-made pickles, fries, mac and cheese, and onion rings.

Barbecue Sauce at Regal Eagle Smokehouse in Epcot

If you’re a sauce on your bbq kind of person you’re going to want to check out the sauce bar at Regal Eagle.

There are quite a few of them scattered around the restaurant and they all feature the same sauces so just head to the one closest to your table. Options include:

  • Blue Ribbon Brisket Sauce – Savory Spice Sauce
  • Sizzlin’ Pit Dry Rub Coalition – Classic Smokehouse Sauce
  • Old Glory Mustard Guild – Sweet Mustard Sauce
  • Blue Ridge Vinegar League – Vinegar Base Sauce

If you’re craving something sweet after all of the savory options Regal Eagle Smokehouse in Epcot still has you covered. You can gobble up a cup of banana pudding or a s’mores brownie!

Either one is a great cap to a yummy lunch or dinner.

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Full Regal Eagle Epcot Menu

Now that you know what to expect at this Epcot restaurant, let’s on over everything that’s currently on the menu:

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Dining Area. One of the best Disney World Restaurants.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Dining Area

Entrees at Regal Eagle Smokehouse

  • Memphis Dry-rub Pork Ribs: Dry-rubbed and Slow-smoked in the Pit served with Garlic Toast and your choice of side
  • Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken: Slow-smoked Half-Chicken smothered with Sweet BBQ Sauce served with your choice of side
  • Cheeseburger: 1/3 lb Angus Burger on Garlic Toast topped with American Cheese, Lettuce, and Tomato served with your choice of Side
  • BBQ Burger: 1/3 lb Angus Burger on Garlic Toast topped with BBQ Pork, Lettuce, Tomato, Garlic Aïoli, and Fried Onion Ring served with your choice of Side
  • Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich: Rubbed with a secret Brisket Rub then Slow-smoked and smothered in Spicy Mop Sauce, and placed between Garlic Toast and served with your choice of side
  • North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter: Chopped Pork Butt topped with our North Carolina Vinegar Sauce served with Garlic Toast and your choice of side
  • Loaded Burnt Ends Fries: Seasoned French Fries with Burnt Ends, Macaroni & Cheese, and Beer-battered Onion Rings
  • Power Greens Salad: Mixed Greens tossed with Fresh Citrus Fruit, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Cranberries, and Radishes in a Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing (you can get it topped with Chilled Pulled Chicken or without chicken)

Plant-Based Options at Regal Eagle Smokehouse

  • BBQ Jackfruit Burger: Plant-based Burger on Garlic Toast topped with BBQ Jackfruit, Plant-based Mayonnaise and Lettuce served with your choice of side

Sides at Regal Eagle Smokehouse

  • Beer-battered Onion Rings
  • Baked Beans with Burnt Ends
  • Creamy Coleslaw
  • Seasoned French Fries
  • House-made Pickles
  • Macaroni & Cheese

Kids Menu

  • Chicken Strips: Served with Coleslaw and Watermelon and a choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water
  • Macaroni & Cheese: House-made Oven-baked Macaroni & White Cheddar Cheese served with Coleslaw and Watermelon and a choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water.

Dessert

  • Banana Pudding
  • Fresh Watermelon Cup
  • S’mores Brownies

Unique Drinks and Beer

  • Tennessee Lemonade: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with Odwalla® Lemonade and Peach
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider – Cincinnati, OH
  • Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Ale – Comstock, MI
  • Cigar City Jai Alai IPA – Tampa, FL
  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager – Boston, MA

You can get the full allergen and unique dining menu here.

Is Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot family-friendly?

Yes, Regal Eagle Craft Beer and Barbecue is family friendly.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot interior decor with brick wall and beverage center.

Kids will love trying to find the hidden nods to their favorite Muppets, and adults will enjoy getting a few minutes of rest in the air conditioning while refueling for even more Epcot fun later in the day.

The food is also very approachable, so even picky eaters will find something to try.

If you’re willing to share, the portions are definitely big enough to do so. This is especially true of the combo platter where you get three meats and two sides for under $20.

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My Final Review of Regal Eagle Craft Beer and Barbecue at Epcot

I like Regal Eagle as an addition to Epcot and I think people who are wanting something familiar to eat will enjoy.

The restaurant does get busy quick, so you might have to wait a few minutes to be let in to order.

One of the things you need to know about Regal Eagle is even though it’s good, it’s not great.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot Beef Brisket covered in barbecue sauce with cream mac and cheese and buttery toast

I know bbq is subjective and everyone has their favorite smokehouse, but if you’re wanting really great bbq at Walt Disney World I have another place in mind- Polite Pig at Disney Springs.

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Just hop on the Disney Springs bus from your resort or from the park to get even better bbq for a better price.

Final Score and Review for Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot

  • Ambiance: 8
  • Food: 7.5
  • Prices: 8
  • Drinks: 7
  • Service: 10

I give this restaurant a 8.1 out of 10 on the ThemeParkHipster dining scale and I know you will definitely enjoy it too!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Megan DuBois Theme Park Writer

About the Author

Megan is a theme park expert and frequent traveler to magical places. She covers all things Disney and Universal and runs marathons for fun.

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(Original Article Date: May 3, 2020/Updated by Editor on January 3, 2024)

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