I loveeeee eating at Disney! Honestly, if I'm not riding rides I'm scooping out the food all over the park! There are so many options to choose from and ranges from babies to older people for the food. There's a perk to annual pass holders too because they get a 10-15% discount off of dining. Here's a suggestion, if you are going to Disneyland with an annual pass holder, ask if you can give them cash to pay for you that way you both get a discount and save on the food! I do that with my friends that visit.
Each restaurant has a different theme and food and that's what makes it so fun to eat there. The restaurant prices range from quick service not expensive ($), sit down regular dining ($$), and extravagant dining ($$$). This post specifically caters to $-$$ ones.
Carnation Cafe- American food. Located on Main Street USA, DIsneyland
This is my place to be! Carnation Cafe is a table service restaurant, that isn't that expensive ($- $$) and is nice and good quality. I absolutely love coming here, especially for their breakfast. Mickey waffles all the way!! Carnation Cafe also have amazing the Chef Oscar's special platter with eggs and really good eggs Benedict! I'm sure everyone has seen my snapchats of my Mickey waffles. I like to sit outside under their classic white and red pinstriped umbrellas that has a view of Main Street USA.
For lunch and dinners, their fried pickle spears are really good for an appetizer or even as a meal. I really like their soups, Walt's chili, Bacon cheese melt sandwich, classic cheeseburgers, and turkey sandwich. For kids, they have chicken, hamburger, and Mac and cheese. They have indoor and outdoor seating and you may put in a reservation. This place gets pretty crowded.
Location: As you're entering Main Street from ticketing booth, it is on the left side of Main Street USA with the red and white umbrellas.
Jolly Holiday- American FOod, Located right after Main Street USA on the Right SIde
Jolly Holiday is such a good place to eat! It's more of a quick service restaurant and they have many options and really works well for lunch, dinner, and even snack time! Its theme is inspired by Mary Poppins film and novels and there's small details in the waiting line! So cute!
For snacks and treats, they have so many sweet treats like cookies, macaroons, brownies, and eclairs. My FAVORITE treat is the raspberry macaroon with fresh raspberries and fluff. SO GOOD!
For food, their Jolly Holiday combo is grilled cheese and tomato soup and thats always a good choice. Their roasted turkey sandwich with chabata bread and caprice sandwich on French, garlic bread are really good too.
Coca-cola Refreshments- Located on the Left side of Main Street USA
This Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner Cafe has been here at Disneyland for a longgg time. It is on the corner of Main Street USA right by jolly holiday and the Candy Palace. It carries all Coca Cola sodas and specializes in hot dogs. They have chili dogs, chips, and my favorite... Mac and cheese hot dog! So so good! The pulled pork one is really good too, really covered in barbecue sauce.
Here's a tip..when you are entering the Disneyland park through main street USA, you can stop by Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner Cafe for free water cups! These are found at all of the quick service restaurants, but they are more into the parks in the different lands like Galatic Grill, Golden Horseshoe, and Pizza Planet!
I just wish at the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner Cafe you can customize your sodas like with different flavoring! That would be a fun change! They also have red and white pin striped umbrellas to sit at and right next to them is a piano where sometimes a cast member plays Disney and ragtime music! Nice, relaxed atmosphere when they are there and you are just sipping on your drink!
All of these restaurants are listed on the Disneyland app and website with more information and their menus! Very helpful to look at the app or website before choosing a place to eat. These are pretty cheap and nice places to eat and relax when inside the park.
Thanks for reading!