Dining at Space 220 in Epcot – A Journey to Space

There are SO many unique dining experiences and great restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort, but if you have a fan of space exploration in your travel party you’re going to want to experience Space 220.

This casual dining restaurant has good food (and I’ll get to that later) but the experience and views are literally ‘out of this world’.  Just an FYI – this is not a ‘Star Wars’ space type thing, this is more “international space station” type feel!

Space 220 Epcot EntranceLocated in the Mission: SPACE pavilion, my recommendation is to visit the restaurant AFTER you ride Mission Space attraction and not before.  Even if you’re doing the green side – it’s best not to have a full belly.  If you’re doing the full Orange experience, you might want some extra time before eating any space food!

Once you check in with the Cast Member you are taken to the Departure Lounge where you’re given a boarding pass for the space elevator.

Space 220 Elevator Boarding Pass

This is such a cool experience.  With a window in the ‘floor’ you get to watch as you ascend to space.  You get to watch Epcot shrink as you get farther and farther away from earth.

Space 220 Inside the elevator

The Elevator

Look up to the widow above to see the space station coming in to view.  This journey is such a highlight of the experience.

Space 220 the view of earth from the elevator

As the doors open to the Centauri Space Station you are escorted into the main dining room. The scene as you walk in are amazing!  The large ‘windows’ that offer views of earth are fantastic and I think I stood for a second in awe when I first saw them.  Who doesn’t want to dine in a space station looking out in to outer space?

Once seated at the table you’ll notice the cutlery and glassware fit the theming as well.  I have heard that sitting up against the ‘windows’ you don’t get to see quite as much and the best seats are the ones further back.

Space 220 viewsSpace 220 is open for both lunch and dinner, although I wish they would add breakfast to allow more people to experience it.

The lunch menu is a prix-fixe 2-course meal and a prix-fixe, 3-course meal at dinner.  The dinner menu has Space Station Supplements including a baked whole lobster stuffed with jumbo crab.  Menu items at Walt Disney World restaurants can change so it is important to review it on the official Walt Disney World website before your visit especially if there is a dish you specifically want.

Space 220 Blue Moon Cauliflower

Blue Moon Cauliflower

Appetizers are called “Lift-Offs” and are themed of course!  My favourite was the Blue Moon Cauliflower.  Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Housemade Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dust = perfection.  If all vegetables tasted that good I’d eat more of them!  The side dishes are called “Satellite Sides” and feature 4 options that I have yet to try myself.

Space 220 Starry Calamari

Starry Calamari

I have dined here multiple times with different people and I have yet to hear anyone complain about their dishes.

Space 200 Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Thankfully I have had dining companions who like different dishes than I do so I was able to get pictures of things like the Starry Calamari and the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio.

The main course is called the “Star Course”.  I have had the burger and french fries a few times and the flat iron steak, and my dining party has tried many other things!

Space 220 Steak Salad

Steak Salad

From plant based to carnivores, my travel party has tried just about everything.  The only thing I keep thinking I’d like to try is a children’s meal because I really want to try the Spaceghetti and the Cosmic Cupcake!

Space 220 Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon

The desserts are called “Super Nova Sweets” and if I’m honest, I’ve never had ROOM for any so I can’t tell you if they are any good.  I always want to try the “Blue Planet” chocolate cheesecake but I just can’t do it after I’ve eaten the appetizer and main.

Space 220 Burger


The kids menu is equally fun and there is a full alcoholic drinks menu as well.  Cold brews, spirits and kids zero-proof sippers offer something for everyone.

Space 220 views 2My overall experience every time is that it’s a fun, immersive dining experience.  The food is delicious, but the atmosphere is what puts it over the top.  Watch the windows while eating your meal and you’ll see astronauts and other things floating by.  When it’s time to leave the restaurant you head back to the same space elevator and do the journey in reverse.

My tips for your visit:

  • Space 220 is a very popular spot, advance dining reservations are strongly recommended
  • If you don’t have a reservation – keep checking on the My Disney Experience app or check if they are accepting walk-ups
  • Make sure to mention any celebrations or special occasions when you’re there
  • Before you mess up your table, ask a Cast Member to take a picture of you and your party with the windows in the background
  • Save room for dessert – I kick myself every time!

Have you eaten at Space 220?  What did you think?

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