From Mickey-shaped beignets in New Orleans Square to an animation-themed lounge on Pixar Pier, Disneyland Resort has more delectable eats than any foodie could ask for. Here is our ranked list of the best places to get your grub on at Disneyland Resort.
7. Tiki Juice Bar
The Dole Whip is a quintessential Disney park snack and a must-eat for many guests. This sweet and tart treat can be found at Tiki Juice Bar, another top eatery on our list. Tiki Juice Bar is possibly one of the most picturesque dining locations in Disneyland, and it’s certainly one of the most popular snack stops. Nestled at the entrance to Adventureland and neighbor to the Enchanted Tiki Room, Tiki Juice Bar is hard to miss (and even harder to resist). While the line may feel way long on a hot Anaheim day, the snack stop is worth the wait. This location serves not only the famous Dole Whip pineapple soft serve but also the ever-delicious Dole Whip float, ice-cold cups of pineapple juice, and even fresh pineapple spears. Pro tip: you can take your snack from Tiki Juice Bar into the Enchanted Tiki Room to enjoy during the show (and the air conditioning). What more could you ask for?
6. Cozy Cone Motel
Cozy Cone Motel in California Adventure has a variety of unique eats and treats sure to please any guest. This dining location in Cars Land is perhaps one of the most well-themed places to grab a bite to eat at Disneyland Resort. You can really feel as though you’re in Radiator Springs when you walk up to each cone stand. From Red’s Apple Freeze (a delicious frozen apple juice concoction that’s definitely our West Coast version of LeFou’s Brew at Magic Kingdom) to mac and cheese in a bread cone, you can satisfy any craving here. Grab a drink or snack or fill up on a quick service meal. Either way, Cozy Cone Motel is a great place to stop on a busy day in the parks.
5. Mint Julep Bar
Another stop in New Orleans Square is the iconic Mint Julep Bar. This window serves picturesque Mickey-shaped beignets and classic mint juleps and is the perfect snack stop no matter what time of day. In recent years, Mint Julep Bar has started serving various beignet flavors depending on the season or celebration, from Fantsmic!-inspired to pumpkin spice. Stop here for a sweet breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a late night bite.
4. Red Rose Taverne
Another newer restaurant to add to our list is Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland in Disneyland. This quick service dining location opened in early 2017 as an overlay to the already existing Pinocchio’s Village Haus. While the overall look of the restaurant remains quite similar, the theming and menu of Red Rose Taverne are new. The “Beauty and the Beast” overlay is artistic and welcoming to any fan, with familiar tunes from the films persuading guests to sing along as they order their French-inspired dishes. Some notable menu items include the cauliflower sandwich and the grey stuff. Plus, any restaurant that serves pomme frites is sure to be on our list.
3. Blue Bayou
While Blue Bayou may get mixed reviews, you can’t deny that this is a magical, immersive dining location. Where else in Disneyland Resort can you eat a full meal inside an attraction? Blue Bayou is located in New Orleans Square (a food hub in its own right, let’s be honest) inside Pirates of the Caribbean. Restaurant goers can feel as though they’ve been transported to the Louisiana bayou and watch as boats filled with park guests ride through the river of Pirates of the Caribbean. Blue Bayou’s lunch and dinner menus offer creole-inspired dishes with a Disney twist, and the Fantasmic! dining packages offered make dining here even more appealing to those with tight schedules. Add this one to your Disneyland bucket list if you love immersive theming and New Orleans eats.
2. Bengal Barbecue
Bengal Barbecue may be the unsung hero of Disneyland. This quick service restaurant has some of the best food at the resort. The bacon-wrapped-asparagus skewers are a crowd favorite, and the rice plates are great meal options. More recently the restaurant has even offered seasonal specialties, like spring rolls and musubi. This is also one of the many restaurants at Disneyland Resort now offering mobile ordering. Lines at Bengal Barbecue can often be pretty long, so mobile ordering from the Disneyland app is definitely the way to eat here. Order your food ahead of time, pick it up when it’s ready, and go enjoy it in the newly added seating area at Bengal Barbecue.
1. Lamplight Lounge
Rounding off our top Disneyland eats is one of the newest restaurants at Disneyland Resort, Lamplight Lounge. This dining location came to be with this summer’s opening of Pixar Pier at California Adventure, replacing what was previously known as the Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto. This lounge and restaurant encompasses two dining areas: an upstairs bar serving drinks and appetizers and a downstairs full-service restaurant serving a full menu of drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Lamplight Lounge offers guest-favorite dishes (like the famous lobster nachos) as well as artistically crafted entrees (like the ratatouille). This dining location is also masterfully decorated by dedicated Imagineers, who wanted Lamplight Lounge to feel like a place where Pixar employees came to relax. Keep an eye out for the hidden details throughout the restaurant; it truly is a unique place.
There you have it! Our list of the top seven dining locations at Disneyland Resort, all the way from number seven to number one. Let us know where your favorite Disneyland Resort food stop is in the comments below. Agree or disagree with our picks?