When it’s time to eat at Disneyland, you have plenty of options. And if you’re looking to sit down for a nice table service meal, you can choose from character breakfasts, delicious buffets, gorgeous dining rooms, signature menus, and more. Here are our top ten table service restaurants around Disneyland Resort:
#10: The Plaza Inn – This Victorian restaurant at the end of Main Street USA is one of Disneyland’s original landmarks and home to the only character meal in the Disneyland park – “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park.” The breakfast buffet is a table service meal; for lunch and dinner, the Plaza Inn becomes a cafeteria-style counter service location offering basic American fare.
#9: Storyteller’s Café – Another place to mingle with Disney friends (Chip and Dale and other critters!) while you eat is at the Grand Californian Hotel’s Storyteller’s Café. The cozy Craftsman style dining room is sprinkled with homegrown quotes, and the menu is California-inspired. The characters are out at breakfast, but the restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner.
#8: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – This next Disneyland pick is located in the Downtown Disney District and is famous for its beignets! You’ll find plenty of Louisiana fare, including gumbo and jambalaya, as well as live jazz performances every night.
#7: Café Orleans – Affordable and laid-back, Café Orleans is a great place to recharge with some Cajun and Creole cuisine at Disneyland park. Seating is both indoors and on the outdoor patio alongside the Rivers of America. Try the pommes frites, a beignet shaped like Mickey, or the famous fried Monte Cristo sandwich.
#6: Blue Bayou – Another place to try Disneyland’s delicious Monte Cristo is at the classic New Orleans Square restaurant, the Blue Bayou. The atmosphere gives it a higher price tag; you’re dining in a beautiful star-lit courtyard, with boats from Pirates of the Caribbean drifting by. This is one of Disneyland’s most popular restaurants, so don’t forget to make a reservation.
#5: Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar – This incredibly-themed tropical lounge at the Disneyland Hotel always seems to leave Disney fans raving. There’s South Seas décor galore, a unique and interactive drink menu, and tasty eats such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, and more.
#4: Steakhouse 55 – Meat-lovers at Disneyland should head to Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel for the best beef on property. And if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s a towering twenty-four (count ‘em – twenty-four) layer chocolate cake.
#3: Carthay Circle – The Carthay Circle Theater at Disney California Adventure park is home to a truly elegant eatery. The Old Hollywood ambiance compliments the delicious fare (including mouth-watering house biscuits, fire cracker duck wings, steaks, and seafood), and if you order an appetizer or dessert with your entrée, you get reserved viewing for World of Color.
#2: Napa Rose – The finest of Disneyland fine dining can be found in the Grand Californian Hotel at Napa Rose. This restaurant has a signature, contemporary menu that’s always changing to include fresh, seasonal ingredients. For the ultimate experience, you can interact with the chef and watch your culinary masterpiece in creation at the Chef’s Counter.
#1: Club 33 – Club 33 offers Disneyland’s most exclusive and secret dining. This five-star restaurant is closed to the public and open to members only. If you’re lucky enough to swing an invitation, you can choose from upscale entrees or sample the all-you-can eat appetizer or dessert buffet. It’s the only place in the Disneyland park to serve alcohol.
What’s your favorite place to get a sit-down meal at Disneyland?