As Sam Eagle says, “It’s called a salute to all nations, but mostly America.” The Americas Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase flaunts its special brand of being part of America. I am striving to The Regal Eagle Smokehouse has thankfully replaced The Liberty Inn as the counter service option for this pavilion. The Regal Eagle Smokehouse serves decent BBQ food. For obvious reasons, the food here does not live up to The Polite Pig’s standards at Disney Springs. But that would be an unfair comparison. Still, this place offers some US regional BBQ at decent prices.
One of the better options we found here is named for the Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich.
A selection of sandwiches and sides is $13.49. The menu description says expect the meat to be rubbed with a secret “brisket rub.” The promise of slow-smoked meat comes from the menu description. , you don’t need much if any sauce on the meat. However the brisket is served between two slices of Texas-style toast. I think they need to offer more sandwiches on Texas style/garlic toast, and for sides, your choice of onion rings, fries, baked he beans, coleslaw, or mac & cheese.
how was it?
As you can imagine, the toast features an element of salty, firm butter. Most customers find the bread soft for a counter service level dish. Despite the sauce factor, the toast tends to hold up without falling apart.The brisket itself holds up to a decent BBQ flavor. Still, the meatiness works in this sandwich. Portion sizes offer decent theme park value. I think there is too much sauce on this sandwich, but the quality of the brisket is above average.
At this price point, counter service Epcot has far worse dining options. Hamburgers and BBQ are available, so the whole family can find and eat what they like. As mentioned earlier, the Polite Pig makes for a better BBQ. However, those who dine here do not pass judgment from me.
As always, eat like you mean it!
pirate and princess (PNP) is an independent and proprietary fan-driven news blog covering Disney and Universal theme parks, themed entertainment, and related pop culture from a consumer perspective. The opinions expressed by a contributor do not necessarily reflect the views of his PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no relationship with The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company we may cover.