Disneyland Resort Dining Options brought to you by Guy Selga, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2016
There are hundreds of dining choices at Disneyland Resort. Disney has made strides in the last 5 years to improve the overall quality of offerings, but there are still a lot of misses that you shouldn’t waste your money or calories on. Today we will be looking at the five best quick service entrees in Disneyland Resort.
- Jolly Holiday Combo – $9.99 – Jolly Holiday Bakery (Disneyland)
This wonderfully simple entrée is made up of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and cup of Tomato Basil Soup. It’s comfort food that is especially good on a cold day. Seating at Jolly Holiday is outdoors so that means you can grab a seat near the walkway and do some people watching. Be sure to grab a Matterhorn Macaroon for dessert, a tasty treat that doubles as a great photo op.
- Sourdough Bread bowl – $10.49 – Royal Street Veranda (Disneyland) or Pacific Wharf Café (Disney California Adventure)
Combine warm hearty soup and a fresh-baked bread bowl and you have one of Disneyland’s most popular entrees. There’s several different soups to choose from, including Steak Gumbo, Clam Chowder, and Lobster Bisque. There’s also a surprisingly good Vegetarian Gumbo for the herbivores out there. The best thing about it is that after you’re done with the soup, you can eat the bowl it was served in.
- Ahi Poke – $11.49 – Tangaroa Terrace – (Disneyland Hotel)
Fresh Ahi Tuna and Avocado make this entrée delicious to both the stomach and the eyes. The dish is served with Won Ton Chips so you can scoop up each bite, but if you’re like me you’ll want to attack that sucker with a fork as soon as it arrives. The only problem is that the serving side is quite small, but the taste can’t be beat.
- Fried Chicken – $16.49 – Plaza Inn (Disneyland)
Plaza Inn’s Fried Chicken is a very popular dish, and in my opinion is just as good as Knott’s Berry Farm’s famous chicken. Don’t balk at the high price, this is one hefty meal. Included are 3 pieces of chicken (breast, thigh, and leg), Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and a Buttermilk Biscuit. If you’re in Disneyland, this is a must try.
- Carnitas Angus Cheeseburger – $11.49 – White Water Snacks (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)
It may be hard to believe but this hidden gem is the not only the best burger in Disneyland Resort, but also the best quick service entrée. In the burger you’ll find a 1/3 pound Angus Cheeseburger with a scoop of Guacamole and a huge helping of Shredded Pork. White Water Snacks is just a 5 minute walk from California Adventure’s Grand Californian Hotel exit, but that makes it out of the way enough to be a great place to get away from the crowds and heat.
Find Guy’s favorite Disneyland Breakfast Options HERE
Guy Selga, Jr. is a Long Beach, California native that has spent thousands of days roaming around Disney theme parks. Guy’s main goal with all that exhaustive research is to help families get the most out of their Disney vacations. A passionate Disney fan, Guy is a blogger and researcher at TouringPlans.com.
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