- Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Disneyland – At the top of Main Street, you’ll find this gem. Amazing for breakfast (scrambled egg and cheese on a croissant!), even better for lunch and dinner with amazing sandwiches, soups and salads. And yes……there are a TON of yummy dessert treats!
- Bengal Barbecue, Disneyland – Not the best location to find a seat, but the Jungle Skewers they offer up are delicious. My picks – a beef skewer and a veggie skewer. Just thinking about them makes my mouth water!
- La Brea Bakery, Downtown Disney – Although not owned by Disney, La Brea Bakery has been making waves in Los Angeles for years with their amazing bread. This is my go-to to pick-up lunch when heading back to the resort to relax. They have quite a large menu, but my favorite comfort food from La Brea Bakery will always be their Grilled Three Cheese sandwich with a Tomato Bisque on the side.
- River Belle Terrace, Disneyland – Once Walt’s favorite place to stop and have breakfast, this restaurant is now open only for lunch and dinner. If you love Southern cooking, they have fantastic chicken or pork sandwiches. My favorite is the Half Chicken plate which can easily be shared.
- Sonoma Terrace, California Adventure – This relaxing spot serves wine and beer, but I love the Gourmet Cheese Plate!
- The Little Red Wagon on Main Street, Disneyland – Look for the unassuming little red wagon with the long line, and you’ll find the best corn dogs around!
- French Market, Disneyland – This Creole-style restaurant has great jambalaya, and it’s got a great view of the Rivers of America with frequent entertainment in New Orleans Square.
- The Golden Horseshoe, Disneyland – This is one of the original buildings at Disneyland and was one of Walt’s favorite places to hang out. It’s a bustling saloon inside where chicken is the main star.
- Smokejumpers Grill, California Adventure – They’ve got great burgers, but I prefer the Grilled Chicken and Jack Sandwich. The chipotle aioli makes this sandwich!
- Hungry Bear Restaurant, Disneyland – Tucked in the back of Critter Country, this restaurant offers a place to relax in the shade overlooking the Rivers of America. For me, this restaurant is all about finding a quiet retreat with a view!