Lately, I’ve doing TONS of research on food in Disneyland. I’ve come across some interesting and conflicting reports to say the least. A lot of people reporting ‘meals’ are actually claiming that ‘snacks’ are meals. Maybe that works for little kids, or people who don’t eat a lot. But I have 4 GROWING teens. They can eat me out of house and home in practically no time. And being in a new fun place only makes them hungrier it seems. (Please tell me this doesn’t only happen to me!) But I think after all that research, I finally have some truth to report.
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So here are some GREAT places to get GREAT deals on GREAT food. Inside Disneyland there are some great options for meals under $10. Great and filling and nutritious. Not just fluff to fill the empty air. And I’m focusing on lunch and/or dinner.
I know that when I go to the parks, I am on a budget. I have to plan and make things work like puzzle pieces fitting perfectly together. Food is one, that when it comes to feeding two adults and 4 teens, I have to be very mindful of. My kids are too big to share meals and they are eaters. They aren’t picky and they LOVE to try new things. I know not all moms have this luxury, so I’ll try to be thorough. Also, if there are allergies in your family, all you have to do is ask for the allergy friendly menu.
I will link to the menus of Disneyland Park itself, and all photos are from the Disneyland website, unless otherwise noted. Bold ones are places I have eaten. So here are my findings for Disneyland:
Main Street U.S.A:
1. Refreshment Corner. There are quite a few options here. Everything is below $10. Hot dogs, chili dogs, everything!
2. Jolly Holiday Bakery Café~ Turkey sandwiches and others are amazing! I recommend the Combo! (I’ve experienced their tomato basil soup with bread. Holy smokes! It was delicious!)
1. Bengal Barbecue– serves high protein American skewers of meat. Chicken, beef, and bacon. Along with veggies and fruits. Healthy; but not big servings. (I love the Chieftain Chicken Skewer $4.19)
1. Galactic Grill~ Kids’ meals $8 and under. You can get a salad for under $10. But the adult food that is super filling starts at $10.99.
2. Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port. A single piece of pizza is $8. But you can get pasta with sauces and meatballs for less than $10. They have other meals too. There are salads that have chicken and such for less than $10 also.
1. Village Haus Restaurant. LOTS of options here. And a SUPER fun place to sit and eat and watch the people. Grilled chicken, pizza, salad, and more for under $10.
3. Troubadour Tavern. This is mainly a snack place but they have baked potatoes and sausages for under $9 each. Definitely worth checking out. Healthy and yummy!
4. Edelweiss Snacks~ Turkey legs are $11; but I can’t finish one by myself. You can get corn on the cob here for less than $7, flavored. Regular corn on the cob is $4.80. Chimichangas are only $6.
Mickey’s Toon Town:
1. Clarabelle’s~ You can get a Slow roaster turkey sandwich w/ chips OR a Chef Salad for under $10. I hear they are good sized, too. The kids’ meals is only $6; but it isn’t anything cooked. It is yogurt, fruit, and veggies.
- Daisy’s Diner~ Personal pizzas for $8. Pepperoni and cheese only.
New Orleans Square:
1. Royal Street Veranda– This is a fun place to sit and watch Disneyland go by. Beautiful and comfortable. But all food starts t $10.99.
2. Café Orleans (reservations recommended) ~ A little spendier. All kids’ meals are $10 or less. And you can get soup here for $10 or less.
3. French Market Restaurant~ All kids’ meals are $7 or less. All adult entrees are $11 or more. (no link available)
1. Stage Door Café- Fish and chips, chicken nuggets and fruit or fires, or a hand dipped corn dog and fruit or fries all under $10! Kids meals are $8 and under also. (no link available)
2. The Golden Horseshoe~ This is a FUN and under-used place to eat. Everything in here is $10 or less. This was one of Walt’s favorite places in the park.
4. Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante. All adult meals are over $10, but the kids meals wonderful. They are $7 and under and are pretty good sized. High is protein and flavor: ENJOY!
1. Harbor Galley. Adult meals here start and $9.99 for a tuna salad sandwich and go up. However, I’ve never seen this place without a long line. What they serve here MUST be delicious!
2. Hungry Bear Restaurant. You have Disney’s famous corn dogs and chicken sandwiches for under $10. Also turkey wraps and salads.
If you are just grabbing a meal, I suggest having someone in your party stand in a long line and send someone else for food. Eating in line is a wonderful time saver and makes the line go faster.
**A quick note about reservations. Get them. You are guaranteed a seat and menu without waiting. It doesn’t cost anything and you can use the Disneyland App. And it is a nice break from all the walking you do in the park. Just to know you have a chair waiting for you is the rejuvenation you need to hit the park hard for the rest of the day. **
There are other places to eat in Disneyland. And you truly do get what you pay for. The chefs are amazing and the ambiance is out of this world. Eating at Disneyland is truly MAGICAL!