Reviews of Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Quick Service location in The American Adventure serving up barbecue, craft beers, and specialty sides.
Reviewed by gcgallagher Review Date: 03/31/2020
Rating: (10) Recommended
We ate here for my boyfriend's birthday the first week that it was open. I was a little unsure about getting barbecue from a Disney restaurant as a southerner and barbecue fanatic but I was actually VERY impressed. I got the platter where I could pick and choose different meats and they were all delicious. The sides were great too! My favorite part was that they didn't pick one type of barbecue to feature, but instead they featured all kinds (Kansas City, Texas, Carolina, Alabama, etc.). The also have 5 or 6 different sauce options from different parts of the US (Alabama white sauce, a smoky Texas sauce, a sweet Memphis sauce, a vinegar-y Carolina sauce, etc.) It wasn't busy at all when I was there, but that could be because of the Coronavirus outbreak, or just because it was a Monday evening. The cast members were all very friendly and excited about the opening of the restaurant and overall I was super pleased with the meal.
Pros:DELICIOUS barbecue, tons of options, yummy sides, fun ambiance
Cons:I really can't think of any glaring issues or disappointments! Good job Epcot!
Reviewed by Juliet73 Review Date: 02/26/2020
Rating: (9) Recommended
We ate at Regal Eagle on its second day of operation, having only learned the day before that it was open. It was one of the best meals of our 8 day trip to WDW! DH had a platter with pork butt, brisket, and ribs, plus a side of cole slaw. DS had a platter with the sausage, chicken, and ribs, with a side of onion rings, while I had the chicken with onion rings. Each meal came with a nice size slice of texas toast. Everything was incredibly flavorful! The portions were generous and we all felt it was an excellent value considering the size of the meals. We also tried the s'mores brownie, but I have to say that was disappointing. It just tasted like sugar...WAY too much sugar! No real s'mores flavor at all. There were different BBQ sauces at the condiments table, and thankfully wet wipes, because after all that BBQ we all were sticky. It wasn't very busy while we were there, and the staff was all knowledgeable and efficient, despite it being only day 2. We loved it and would definitely eat there again.