5 Best Disneyland Restaurants & The Best Disneyland Food

Have you ever been hungry at a theme park and quickly realized that you have to walk around, to see which restaurant has exactly what you want to eat?

Not anymore! We've done the hard work for you.

In this page, we will cover the best Disneyland restaurants, what food you can't miss, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. 

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Mobile Ordering

Mobile ordering has become a very popular and convenient feature for guests at both Disneyland and California Adventure. 

It allows you to skip waiting in line by simply using the Disneyland app to order your food.

How it Works

After you've ordered your food through the app, once you're near the restaurant you can indicate your arrival using the same app.

Your food will normally be ready in a separate window in only a few short minutes.

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1. Plaza Inn

Located off of Main Street, this is hands down the best restaurant in Disneyland,  and the long lines will prove it.

It is the only character meal located at either park. A character meal simply means that you'll be able to interact with multiple characters in a short period of time at the restaurant.

In fact, Breakfast in the Park With Minnie & Friends occurs here.

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Atmosphere

This restaurant has a Victorian era feel to it due to the 19th century furniture and woodwork.

The giant windows in this restaurant allow the restaurant to always have a lively feel to it, and more importantly it allows you perfect lighting to take pictures with the Disney characters.

Can't Miss Food

The mouth watering fried chicken.

2. Bengal Barbecue

This quick meal spot in Adventureland is the perfect place to take a break from all of the thrills in the park and refuel.

You'll absolutely want to take advantage of mobile ordering if you decide to eat here, as the lines can fill up quickly.

This restaurant focuses mainly on lean meats and skewer themed food.

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Atmosphere

It's a quick sit down place that allows guests to take a nice breather in order to refuel and continue.

Can't Miss Food

Safari Skewer (Bacon + Asparagus).

3. Carnation Cafe

This historic Disney restaurant will allow you to taste Walt Disney's favorite foods. exactly how he liked them. There are not many restaurants in the world where that can be said!

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Atmosphere

This small but impressive restaurant showcases a victorian indoor seating area and candy striped umbrellas outside.

Can't Miss Food

Loaded baked potato soup, fried pickles, chili.

4. Cafe Orleans

Located right next to the New Orleans Square corridor, Cafe Orleans seamlessly takes guests to the Big Easy through tasteful bites.

If you're looking for a quick trip to New Orleans with some delicious food, and a NOLA atmosphere, you're in the right spot. 

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Atmosphere

It's a very loud and lively atmosphere, as there are thousands of people walking around next to the outdoor seating.

Can't Miss Food

Bourbon chicken and pomme fries.

5. Red Rose Taverne

Themed after the Beauty and the Beast, this restaurant mainly offers delicious food including burgers, sandwiches and fries.

If you're looking to ditch your forks and eat with your hands, get in line, you're not the only one!

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Atmosphere

It will feel like you're actually dining in the actual Beauty and the Beast movie. From the moment that you walk in, to when you're ordering your food, to when you're sitting down and enjoying your meal.

The floor, ordering stations and even ceilings are all completely and beautifully themed.

Can't Miss Food

Short rib, truffle mac and cheese, wagyu beef. 

60 Day Reservation

If you're interested in visiting heavily visited restaurants, you should know that Disneyland allows you to book restaurants up to 60 days in advance.

Although 60 days ahead seems like quite a bit of time away, these reservations go quickly, so don't miss out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Most Popular Restaurant in Disneyland?

Plaza Inn, conveniently located off of Main Street.

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