Did you know there’s a counter service restaurant in Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion? Lots of folks don’t, because it’s tucked back into the corner, but this place is massive!
It’s a great spot to stop for a rest and a bite to eat when you’re halfway around your World Showcase touring, and it’s also a good place to pass the time while you’re waiting for a show in the amphitheater across the way — Flower Power Concerts, Eat to the Beat Concerts, and the Candlelight Processional all take place there! (Note: Don’t feel like searching for a seat for the concerts? Sitting at an outdoor Liberty Inn table will give you the opportunity to hear the concert while enjoying your food! Win-win!)
While this is a typical Disney counter-service restaurant, imagineers have provided special touches to help you feel as though you’ve stepped back into colonial times. Baker’s racks lined with early American colonial pottery stand against the walls; brass and iron utensils, pots, and pans hang closer to the ceiling; wrought iron tables and chairs surround a bubbling fountain; and the flags of the 13 original colonies brightly span an accent wall as you walk into the building.
And while there’s plenty of seating inside, there are dozens of umbrella-ed tables outside as well!
Offering sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, salads, chicken nuggets, and other counter-service items, the Liberty Inn doesn’t necessarily have anything you can’t get elsewhere. (Click on the menus for larger versions.)
But we thought the roast beef sandwich served with Sun Chips was a unique and relatively healthy choice for our buck — but of course we had to augment it with a baked apple dumpling 😉
Don’t forget, you can get frozen cokes and cherry slushes here; this might be helpful for those who are losing the beloved Scuttle’s Landing over in the Magic Kingdom.
Kosher meals are available.
With a decent selection and a great location, Liberty Inn should be on your radar for counter-service spots. The items on the menu should please just about any palate, and the perk of listening to concerts while you’re dining can make this a must-do.
Don’t forget — if you walk to the left of the Liberty Inn you’ll find a restroom. I have no idea why, but this restroom has come in very handy on my trips to Disney World. It’s centrally located and tucked waaaaaaaaaaay back, so some folks don’t even know it’s there!
Finally, another fun perk of this restaurant is the opportunity to hear the colonial band when they play. They do a show right in front of the restaurant and — for those of us who are musicians — it can be pretty spectacular.