Best Food and Dining Values at Disneyland

Planning a trip to Disneyland doesn’t have to break the bank, at least when it comes to food. If you know where to go, you can find economy-minded choices for delicious dining and save a little to spend on dessert or that souvenir you’ve been dying to have.

The good news is you won’t be stuck with hot dogs and hamburgers either.  Here are over 40 interesting options for inexpensive dining ($11 or less) at the Disneyland Resort:


At Disneyland Park

    • Village Haus Restaurant in Fantasyland (chicken sausage with sauerkraut on a pretzel roll  or apple and cheddar salad with red and green apples, cheddar cheese, fresh greens, Craisins Dried Cranberries, golden raisins, candied walnuts and honey-yogurt dressing)
    • The Bengal Barbecue in Adventureland (bacon-wrapped asparagus, vegetable, chicken or beef skewers)
    • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland (three-cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce)
    • Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. (a bowl of loaded baked potato soup)
    • The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland (fish and chips)
    • Hungry Bear in Critter Country (fried green tomato sandwich, turkey and provolone sandwich, chicken salad sandwich)
    • Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland (slice of veggie pizza, tomato-basil pasta (pictured above))
    • Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square (gumbo or creamy chowder in a sourdough bowl)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (veggie sandwich, grilled chicken chop salad)


At Disney California Adventure

    • Wine Country Trattoria on Pacific Wharf (Caprese salad, chef’s soup of the day)
    • Lucky Fortune Cookery on Pacific Wharf (Asian rice bowl with beef, chicken, tofu or veggie (pictured above))
    • Pacific Wharf Café (Vallejo vegetarian chili, clam chowder served in sourdough bread bowls)
    • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill on Pacific Wharf (tamales and tacos)
    • Taste Pilots’ Grill in Condor Flats (grilled chicken salad or sandwich)

At Disneyland Hotel

    • Tangaroa Terrace (island fish and chips, kalua pork flatbread)

At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

    • Disney’s PCH Grill (brick-oven pizza, seasonal soups)

At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

    • White Water Snacks (chicken or shredded beef nachos, personal pizzas)
    • Storytellers Cafe (corn chowder, chicken quesadilla, sticky ribs with soba noodles)

At Downtown Disney District

    • Crossroads at House of Blues (pulled pork sliders, Angus beef sliders, blackened chicken tacos)
    • Napolini (paninis, baked macaroni and cheese, pizza by the slice)
    • Rainforest Cafe (chicken tenders, chili con queso)
    • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express (jambalaya, gumbo, po’boy sandwiches)
    • Tortilla Jo’s Taqueria (tacos, burritos, nachos)

I’m partial to the po’boy sandwiches at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express. What are you favorite budget meals when visiting Disneyland?