I have only had the pleasure of going to Disneyland once (twice come Labor Day Weekend for the Dumbo Double Dare!) but when I was there, we were able to eat at some fabulous restaurants. I don’t want to make one post per restaurant or go into a ton of detail, but I wanted to share with you all my favorite five table service Disneyland restaurants and why I loved them. Can’t wait to eat at some of them again this summer!
1.) Napa Rose: Hands down the best meal of the trip. It reminded me somewhat of Citrico’s in WDW which I love. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was relaxing but sophisticated. We ate here the last night of the trip and it was a great way to end a wonderful week.
2.) Blue Bayou: This one wins the top prize for best theming. What a cool idea to have a ride pass by the guests eating at the restaurant. The theming is amazing, feeling like you are outside under the stars, on the bayou eating dinner. We loved the ambiance and the food was good for this Cajun girl, too. We asked to be seated by the water, and got to watch the boats full of riders float by into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
3.) Steakhouse 55: This restaurant is a fancy place at the Disneyland hotel. It has a beautiful waiting area and the restaurant itself is quite swanky. The food was top notch here, I would put it as second best in the food category food under Napa Rose. The mac n’ cheese was amazing. order it. Seriously.
4.) Café Orleans: Café Orleans is a quaint little place in Orleans square with an adorable outdoor eating area. I love that the weather in southern California is so mild that there is lots of outdoor seating at Disneyland. We sat outside and people watched and ate gumbo and other goodies under an umbrella. it was peaceful, and a perfect lunch spot. This says a lot coming from a New Orleans native who is usually very critical of places claiming to be “New Orleans-Y”
5.) Storyteller’s Café: This was the first dinner we ate after arriving in Disneyland. It is at the Grand Californian where we were staying, and I had actually eaten here before with a friend. Bobby loves a good buffet, and this one while not huge, had a lot of delicious food that we both love. It has a light and childlike atmosphere while still being beautiful!
I plan to revisit all five of these restaurants when we return to California in August. I also can’t wait to try out some new ones as well! If you have any questions about these restaurants or would like Disneyland tips or info please e mail me!
QOTD: Have you eaten at any of these places? Which one looks the more appealing to you? Do you have a different Disneyland favorite?