Liberty Inn

9/14/15 Update: Menu updated and items added.

Liberty Inn Epcot United States Review

Location: You’ll find it in the United States Pavilion to the left of The American Adventure and behind Fife and Drum Tavern.

Food Type: Mostly typical Disney burgers, nuggets, and salads, but also some new unique items like the New York Strip Steak and Maryland Crab Cakes.

Dining Plan: One quick service credit and some items count as snacks.

Menu:

Menu Liberty Inn Epcot
Menu Liberty Inn Epcot
Liberty Inn Kids Menu United States Beer

Unique Items: Steak, All-American Burger, Red White and Blue Salad, Chik’n Breast,  Kosher Meals, and the Pasta/Grilled Chicken for Kids are unique or rare.

Advantages:

  • Tons of indoor, air-conditioned seating and plenty of outdoor tables and chairs.
  • Menu has improved and expanded greatly – several of the items are very good and at least approach being healthy.
  • Apple Pie for dessert is very patriotic.

Disadvantages:

  • Can be very loud when it’s busy.
  • No longer has a toppings bar.
  • Unusually slow service.

Value: Average to Above Average. While still expensive, this is what you’re going to pay anywhere and the food is prepared better here than most other locations.

Reputation: Low, but it doesn’t necessarily deserve it anymore. I think anyone visiting in the last year would have enjoyed the experience.

Food Choices:

New York Strip Steak:

Epcot Liberty Inn Steak Review

Liberty Inn’s New York Strip Steak is by far the best quick service steak you’ll run into on property. Yachtsman it is not, but for about the same price as a burger, you can enjoy cutting into a decent piece of meat.

New York Strip Liberty Inn Epcot

The meat was tender and surprisingly easy to cut with the plastic fork and knife. The butter, despite being a sort of off-putting color, tasted heavenly. And it’s grilled to order, though no one asked me how I wanted it prepared. I’m thinking you can specify whether you want it well-done, but it came out a very nice medium. Note that the dish is now served with Disney’s standard fast food fries in place of potato wedges, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The wedges tended to sit around for a while before enough people ordered a steak. Overall, it’s not the most interesting item in World Showcase, but it may be one of the most satisfying.

 

Grilled Chicken BLT:

Epcot Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich Liberty Inn

With Monterey Jack, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Pepper Aioli, and choice of grapes (yeah right) or fries.

Liberty Inn Epcot Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich

I was impressed by the freshly grilled strips of bacon, ripe tomato slices, and large leaf lettuce on a fresh bun.

Disney World Grilled BLT Chicken Sandwich

Unfortunately, the chicken was dry and the red pepper aioli was either missing or flavorless. I may still be trying to swallow the last few bites of the chicken; I really don’t know.

Red, White, and Blue Salad

Liberty Inn Red White Blue Salad Epcot Review
Red White Blue Salad Craisins Liberty Inn

This is a well thought out salad for those looking for a light meal, though in my opinion, it’s more like three or four side salads served together without a major source of protein. The dominant flavors are the blue cheese and Craisins with the field greens, apples, and pecans offering a nice crunch. It’s very good, but potentially not very filling on its own.

Fried Shrimp

For whatever reason, Columbia Harbour House’s Fried Shrimp are among my favorite things and these are exactly the same as what’s served at the popular Magic Kingdom eatery.

You receive eight lightly battered, golden crispy shrimp and a side of fries. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The presentation is pretty lacking though.

The Old Bay seasoning in the coleslaw adds a bit of zestiness, but isn’t at all overwhelming. I am not usually a coleslaw person because it’s so commonly overdressed, but this worked well.

Overall, I think there’s plenty of other more interesting items to enjoy at Epcot over fried shrimp, but they’re here if you’re in the market. Most people will probably want to search them out at Harbour House, where unique entrees are few and far between.

 

Seating:
Liberty Inn World Showcase Air-conditioned Seating

Liberty Inn offers the only air-conditioned seating of any World Showcase quick service. It is popular during peak meal times (12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm), but there are almost always tables and it’s a great place to take a rest during less popular times of day.
Liberty Inn Outdoor Seating
Epcot Outdoor Seating United States

You’ll also find plenty of tables out front.

Condiments:

Liberty Inn offers tubs of ketchup and honey mustard along with the usual assortment of goodies.

Comments

  1. Rick says

    we ate here for lunch on the last day of our holiday before setting off for the airport. We ordered our food and were then picked out as VIP guests and taken to a set table and served by a cast member. As it was not busy this was a little awkward at first and we got some strange looks from other diners. However it was a very nice gesture and the cast member even crayoned with the kids whilst we finished our meal. The food was good, I had the flatbread, and it was a nice end to our visit.

  2. Tricia says

    The availability of indoor, air conditioned seating makes this place great!! We only stopped here for a beer while drinking around the world, but it was nice to sit and relax for a little bit without worry.

  3. Cindy Kay says

    The steak was good, but only had 2 tiny pieces of broccoli and 2 small slices of potatoes. BTW, why was everyone moving around and talking/screaming in the seating area?? I’ve never seen and heard so much commotion before…

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