PHOTOS - First look at the food from the Regal Eagle Smokehouse bbq restaurant coming to Epcot

Nov 01, 2019 in "Regal Eagle Smokehouse"

Regal Eagle Smokehouse food preview
Posted: Friday November 1, 2019 1:17pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new fast-casual Regal Eagle Smokehouse will open this winter in Epcot's World Showcase, and Disney has today shared a look at the menu.

As you would expect, the cuisine is classic American backyard barbecue, featuring platers, sandwiches and salads.

Sandwiches include a sliced Texas beef brisket sandwich with house-made spicy mop sauce on garlic toast or a South Carolina smoked sausage sandwich with tangy mustard sauce and caramelized onions.

Meats include Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rub pork ribs, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, available by themselves or as part of a platter.

Salads include the Power Greens Salad with chilled pulled chicken, fresh citrus, and a citrus vinaigrette.

Burger options include this grilled burger topped with BBQ pork and a fried onion ring.

Sides include french fries, beer-battered onion rings, mac and cheese, baked beans with burnt ends, house-made pickles, and creamy slaw.

Wrapping up the food is a selection of desserts - banana pudding or a s’mores brownie or a cup of fresh watermelon garnished with torn mint.

A beverage menu will feature beer and cider from around the country, wines from the west coast, and specialty regional cocktails with and without alcohol.

Taking over the space of the former Liberty Inn at The American Adventure pavilion, Regal Eagle will continue to offer both indoor and outdoor seating, and will add an outdoor bar.

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UNCgolfMar 09, 2020

Don't go in expecting some of the best BBQ you've ever had -- it's not at that level. It is quite excellent for Disney, though.

NunuMar 09, 2020

H and I were thinking of maybe sharing one of these, guess not! 🤔

HauntedPirateMar 09, 2020

Brisket sandwich was good. I like the garlic toast “bun”. The spicy mop sauce wasn’t too spicy, good flavor. We also liked the smokehouse sauce as well. The 3-meat platter was very disappointing. Small portions, too small for the price.

Texas84Mar 09, 2020

I've got to try Polite Pig one of these days.

zeedanMar 07, 2020

But how was the BEER?

Epcot82GuyMar 07, 2020

Man... Now I want Pig Floyds!!

UNCgolfMar 07, 2020

Yeah I know, but he didn't specify Disney owned; he just said at WDW -- most of the restaurants at Disney aren't operated by Disney anyways.

MrConbonMar 07, 2020

Same. Got the ribs at Docking Bay 7 once and they were just awful. It was all fat and rubbery.

Steph15251Mar 07, 2020

Depends how far out you want to go,4 rivers is great imo .

Steph15251Mar 07, 2020

Polite pig is much better but that is not owned by Disney ,it is owned by a local family in winter park ,they have a few other restaurants but those are table service.

UNCgolfMar 06, 2020

I don't know about that; EPCOT has some pretty good counter service in the World Showcase. Also there are several excellent counter service places at Disney Springs -- I will never believe Regal Eagle is anywhere near as good as Polite Pig for counter service BBQ unless I experience it myself. You may not be counting Disney Springs as part of WDW though if you meant just inside the parks themselves.

jaxonpMar 06, 2020

I’ve only been to docking bay twice and had gritty gross ribs. That could have been a one off and since everyone raves about it I’ll likely give it another go.

Texas84Mar 06, 2020

I'm comparing it to other WDW counter service. By that standard it's an A+. But yeah, I think I enjoyed Docking Bay 7 ribs more now that you mention it.

Tom MorrowMar 06, 2020

It was around 8:00 PM so perhaps I didn’t get the best example of it, but have you eaten at a legit, high rated bbq place before? I genuinely can't imagine Regal Eagle improving that much to where it could compete with one.