Disneyland Resort has some amazing food for those who have a taste palate for more than corn dogs and turkey legs. We found a variety of dishes at the restaurants throughout the parks and the hotels that are suited for Disney’s adult fans. Since there are numerous restaurants, we made a bucket list of ones to try and made a promise to ourselves to go back and try more.
Note: Disney does change out their menus often, so these dishes may change over time. Many of the mid priced and higher end restaurants take reservations, and it is worthwhile doing so, as the restaurants tend to have a long wait around standard meal times. You can make reservations up to 60 days in advance of your arrival.
We decided to stay on the resort this time around. This opened up the opportunity to try food at one of the hotels since it was convenient. We decided to give Steakhouse 55 and their lounge a try.
This one caught the eye of my husband. He had been on a steak and eggs kick for a while, and he found out it was on their breakfast menu. So, we made reservations for breakfast for one of the mornings we would be there.
Steak and Eggs
A nice cut of beef with a sizable portion of eggs and French fried potatoes. My husband said it was the best steak and eggs he’s ever had!
A good alternative to the steak and eggs if you want protein. The omelet was sizable, more than I could eat, and you can choose your fillings. It came with a hash brown patty and cooked tomatoes.
Note: Something my husband noticed when he got the bill was that drinks were included with the meal and were not a separate charge. Always a plus! We are not sure which drinks, but he had coffee and I had hot tea, and there was no drink charge on the bill.
Steakhouse 55 Lounge
This lounge wasn’t on our list, but after attempting to get seating at the Tiki Bar, and giving up, we landed here. It turned out to be a nice surprise. It was quiet and offered a decent menu.
California Cheese Plate
Beautifully put together with an assortment of specialty cheeses and the raisins are still “on the vine.”
Buffalo Chicken Wings
The wings are typical bar fare, but they had a good flavor.
There are several restaurants inside of Disneyland that have dishes for the adult crowd. We only made it to two of these restaurants, Café Orleans and the River Belle Terrace.
Although Café Orleans is a more casual dining experience, they have items on their menu that appeal to the adult Disney fan.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Tantalizing with its turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese tucked into fried bread. Think of it as savory, stuffed French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Steak and Potatoes
Tenderloins of sautéed steak with mashed potatoes and a special glaze.
River Belle Terrace
Another mid-priced, casual dining place, this one has sandwiches that sounded appealing. The one we liked the most was the Fried Chicken Sandwich.
Fried Chicken Sandwich
A decent sized piece of chicken served with two sides. The sandwich is decked out BBQ sauce, coleslaw, fried jalapenos, and cilantro.
California Adventure (DCA)
Although we spent a lot of time at DCA, we only ate one meal there and it was at the Cove Bar. Since the Cove Bar always has a long line, we decided to go there on our first day as soon as we arrived at the park.
The Cove Bar is quite popular with the over 21 crowd, mostly due to their drinks, but they also have dishes that appeal to the adult Disney fan. The dishes served here aren’t your typical bar food. Think of it as fusion bar food.
We read a lot of posts, and I do mean more than a few, online about these nachos. The reviews raved about how good they are and how one must try them. My husband is the seafood lover between the two of us, so he gave them a try. Are they all that people rave them to be? Not really. Yes, they have lobster on them. It is rather mushed up and sits on top of the stack of chips. Basically, it is a large stack of chips and cheese with some spicy cream sauce drizzled over the top and some lobster to give it flare. In all fairness, Disney probably keeps the lobster to a minimum to keep the nachos in the “affordable” range. Anyway, go ahead and give them a try.
I had high expectations about these, and my husband liked them, but they were too rare for me. The steak quality was good, though. If you like your steak rare, these just might be for you.
So many places to eat and so little time. Since we spent most of our time inside the parks, we only ate one meal in Downtown Disney, and the restaurant is not owned or operated by Disney.
This restaurant is good for any age, and even families, but we have fallen in love with a specific breakfast item, the Pie of the Viper.
Pie of the Viper
The Pie of the Viper is large, the toppings can be adjusted to your liking, and it is reasonably priced. It is also easily split between two adults. We added it to our list of foods for adults because it isn’t a typical breakfast like waffles or pancakes.
With so many restaurants to try at the Disneyland Resort, and so little time, we wish we could have tried more dishes. Other restaurants we want to try, and are geared towards adults are the Blue Bayou, Carthay Circle, Catal, and Napa Rose. Above are the foods we were able to try in our three days at the resort. Everyone has different tastes in food, so whether we loved an item, or not, go ahead and try it for yourself!