Disneyland - Plaza Inn - Breakfast with charactersAt Disneyland, you can find a meal for any taste and budget. You can get a snack or treat on the go or enjoy a sit-down meal at a restaurant. 


Plaza Inn

A great way to start your day at Disneyland. This buffet-style restaurant offers the traditional American Faire with a lot of interaction with Disney Characters. 

As you enjoy your made-to-order omelet, pastries, and coffee you will get visits from Tigger, Whinny the Pooh, Mickey, and many more fun characters. They will pose with you for photos.

The food and drink choices were excellent and the service was great.

Snacks and TreatsDisneyland - Dole Whip - by HarshLight - Flickr

Dole Whip, I Presume

Hidden in a corner, behind the Tiki Room, this place serves Dole Whip ice cream along with other snacks. In case you didn't know, Dole Whip is pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream.  

Sitdown Restaurants

Tomorrowland Terrace

Conveniently located next to Star Wars Launch Bay, this fast-food restaurant serves fried chicken, burgers, salads, and more.

Tip: Time your lunch with the “Jedi Training Academy” show right there on the terrace. There is usually a showing every hour

French Market Restaurant

This cafeteria-style eatery is located in New Orleans Square and serves Cajun/Creole dishes. On weekends, you can catch some Jazz or Dixieland tunes on the onsite stage.

Hungry Bear Restaurant 

Have a picnic at this riverside haven nestled among the pine trees. Enjoy cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, or a healthy salad while watching the ducks swim by. 

Red Rose Tavern 

At Red Rose, you can order typical American fare, like Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, or Chef's salad. The food is acceptable but nothing special. 

The Golden Horseshoe 

Disneyland - Del Zocalo Restaurant - FrontierlandIf you haven’t had your lunch yet, this is a good time to stop for lunch or dinner. The dinner and show style restaurant offers fish and chips, chicken breast nuggets, Chili cheese fries, and chili in a bread bowl. For entertainment enjoy the silly shenanigans of the Laughing Stock Co.

Del Zocalo

You can have a delicious Mexican meal at Rancho Del Zocalo. This cafeteria-style restaurant offers tacos, Burritos, and Enchiladas, and daily specials. You can also ask for a secret menu item the hidden burrito (also known as the Zocalo). 

Upscale Restaurants

Blue Bayou

Disneyland - Blue Bayou RestaurantFor a more refined dining experience, go to Blue Bayou and enjoy a meal inside Pirates of the Caribean ride. 

The atmosphere is romantic and the food is first-rate. On our last visit, we ordered the Rack of Lamb and the Veggie Pasta. Both were perfect. Other good choices are the Surf and Turf and the Filet Mignon. 

The only thing missing from this excellent meal is the wine. Blue Bayou does not serve alcoholic drinks. 

River Belle

Disneyland River Belle TerraceThis southern cooking restaurant across from the rivers of America offers great-tasting meals. I especially like their breakfast, but recently I enjoyed a three-course prix fixe menu and loved it. 

Diners pick a soup or salad for a starter, a main dish from 6 choices, and a dessert. We tried the catch of the day and the ribs. Both were delicious. 

You can also get a combo dinner and Fantasmic show at this place. The viewing area for the show is close by on the Rivers of America. The show was beautiful and ended with a high-energy dance party with fireworks.