There are so many Quick Service restaurant options at the Disneyland Resort that it can be hard to know where to eat. I like to eat at places that I know are good rather than picking the first spot I come to when I’m hungry. In my 10+ visits to the resort I’ve tried a lot of the Quick Service restaurants. This is my list top 10 best Quick Service Restaurants at the Disneyland Resort.
10. Flo’s V8 Café
Located in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, Flo’s features rotisserie-style dinners, house-made pies, and delicious milkshakes. You can also stop in for breakfast. A favorite from Flo’s is the brioche French toast with salted caramel sauce and bananas. The food is only part of the fun at this restaurant! You can watch Radiator Springs Racers cars zoom by while you enjoy your meal.
9. Earl of Sandwich
Home of “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich”, Earl of Sandwich is located in the Downtown Disney District. Here you can get signature sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups throughout the day. A favorite of mine is The Earl’s Club-turkey, bacon and swiss with lettuce, Roma tomato and sandwich sauce. Yum!
8. Jolly Holiday Bakery Café
I really love the Mary Poppins-theme of this restaurant! Jolly Holiday Bakery Café is located on Main Street U.S.A. Aside from the scrumptious desserts available, you can also get café-style lunch items. One of my husband’s favorite desserts is crème brulee and we finally found it at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café and it was delicious! He also enjoyed the Jolly Holiday Combo-a toasted cheese sandwich with tomato basil soup. This is another restaurant where you can get soup, salads, and sandwiches.
7. Plaza Inn
The Plaza Inn, located at the end of Main Street U.S.A., was one of Walt Disney’s favorite places to dine. Many of the furnishings were handpicked by Walt’s wife, Lillian Disney, including the Victorian stained-glass ceiling. In the last couple of years it’s become one of my family’s favorite places as well. I love the chicken pesto-Alfredo penne and my husband enjoys the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. You can also get beef pot roast, salads or smaller portions of chicken or penne. This restaurant also provides a great spot for parade-watching.
6. Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
I am a big fan of Mexican food and this restaurant in Frontierland offers some delicious Mexican cuisine. Carne asada and red chile enchiladas, fire-grilled citrus-marinated half chicken and pork chile verde braised in tomatillo sauce, baked fish tacos and burritos are all served here. You can also get chicken tortilla soup or a tasty tostada salad. You can eat inside under the gentle glow of star-shaped Mexican glass lanterns or outside on a shaded patio.
5. Smokejumpers Grill
This restaurant, located in Grizzly Peak in Disney California Adventure, is a great place to get a signature burger. My favorite is the Angus bacon cheddar burger with French fries. Also featured is the grilled chicken & jack sandwich or a grilled chicken & feta salad. There is a toppings bar where you can choose unique add-ons for your burgers and sandwiches. The Smokejumpers Grill is inspired by the heroic men and women who fight wildfires in California’s lush forests.
4. Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
You’ll find out-of-this-world Italian fare at this Tomorrowland restaurant. There are 3 food stations: pizza, pasta, and salads. Choose from Mars-inara spaghetti with Meteoric Meatballs, Countdown Chicken Fusilli with sun-dried tomatoes and garlic Parmesan cream sauce, and self-contained slices of Mega Pepperoni, Lunar Cheese, Orion Hawaiian and Venus Vegetarian pizza. The pizza slices are a decent size too! You can also have one of these salads: Planetary Pizza Salad, Celestial Chicken Caesar or the Starfield of Greens with bleu cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries.
3. Pacific Wharf Café
I love having soup in a bread bowl at this restaurant! Located at Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure, this café offers hearty soups served in Boudin sourdough bowls, sandwiches made with fresh-baked breads and salads inspired by the northern regions of the Golden State. Broccoli and cheese soup in a sourdough bowl is my favorite. Clam chowder is another favorite of many guests. If soup isn’t what you’re craving, then try turkey pesto club sandwich or Chinese chicken or walnut, apple and chicken salads.
2. The Hungry Bear Restaurant
When you’ve got a rumbly in your tumbly, head to the restaurant next to the Winnie the Pooh ride in Critter Country. Some of the fare offered here is: cheeseburgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, turkey Caesar wraps or a picnic salad of seasoned turkey breast, strawberries, Feta cheese, cranberries, roasted almonds, jicama and mixed greens with strawberry vinaigrette. My recommendations for The Hungry Bear Restaurant are the delicious pulled pork hot dog or the signature chili cheeseburger. This restaurant provides a great waterfront view of the Rivers of America.
1. The Golden Horseshoe
This is my absolute favorite restaurant! It’s been a tradition in my family since I was a kid to have lunch here at least once on every trip. Besides offering delicious foods, The Golden Horseshoe also offers entertainment. Food options are: fish and chips (my favorite!), chicken breast nuggets with a choice of dipping sauce, a mixed green salad topped with crispy chicken, chili cheese fries or chili in a bread bowl. Different entertainers have performed here over the years. The current entertainment is an interactive performance by Laughing Stock Co. Fun fact: Walt and Lillian Disney celebrated their 30th anniversary here.
What’s your favorite Quick Service restaurant at the Disneyland Resort?
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