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There are seemingly an endless number of restaurants in Disneyland. So, how do you choose where to eat? Is it possible to find a place with a unique menu that is still kid-friendly? Can you fill your family’s bellies without breaking the bank? Here are 5 unique quick service restaurants in Disneyland that serve delicious and affordable meals that are a step above your standard theme park grub.
1. Flo’s V8 Cafe
You will find Flo’s V8 Cafe on the main drag of Radiator Springs in California Adventure’s Carsland. Flo’s is themed to resemble a classic 1950’s style drive-in. It looks like it just jumped off of the movie screen . There are so many fun details throughout the restaurant. The menu features comfort food, such as fried chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies, pot pie, a tuna sandwich, and a club sandwich. Yet, your kids will be pleased with their choices of hamburger, chicken strips, or mac and cheese. Entrees range from $11-17, while kids’ meals are all under $10.
2. Rancho del Zocalo
If your family loves Mexican food, Rancho del Zocale is the restuarant for you! It is located in the Frontierland section of Disneyland Park. The menu offers all of your south-of-the-border favorites, including burritos, street tacos, enchiladas, and nachos. The food is zesty and full of flavor. And the portion sizes are large, making it a good bang for your buck. Entrees are all in the $12-15 range. All of the seating here is outside in a courtyard area with lots of Mexican details everywhere you look.
3. Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich has mastered the art of sandwich making. Their menu is full of creative, yummy flavor combinations. So, you can rest assured that there will be an option for everyone in your family. And if not, they can make you a custom sandwich upon request. They also offer a selection of soups, salads, wraps, wings, and pizzas. Nothing on the menu is more than $10, which makes this a great choice for tight budgets or large families. You can find Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney.
4. French Market
French Market Restaurant is located in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, but it oozes French flair. And the outdoor seating area is perfectly situated to allow you to do some people watching while enjoying your meal. The menu includes a variety of soups, Cajun favorites such as jambalaya and po boys, as well as roasted chicken and a pulled pork sandwich. For kids, choose from pasta, chicken and rice, and mac and cheese. The food here is so fresh and delicious you will forget you are in a theme park! Prices vary from $11-15 with kids meals under $10.
5. Smokejumpers Grill
In the Grizzly Peak area of California Adventure, you will find Smokejumpers Grill. This restaurant is housed in a building that looks like an airplane hanger. It’s theme is a tribute to the history of smokejumpers who have been fighting wildfires in California for years. The menu is as adventurous as the details too. Typical theme park food, such as burgers and chicken strips, are offered, as well as more unique options such as a spicy buffalo chicken sandwich and a BBQ jackfruit sandwich. A meal here will cost you between $10-14. For more details, see my review of Smokejumpers Grill.
If your family is tired of the typical grub you find at theme parks, then look to these 5 unique quick service restaurants at Disneyland. They offer a variety of food that is anything but boring. And all of these places will feed your crew while leaving you with some time and money. To see the menus of any of these restaurants, visit allears.net. To book your trip, visit Disneyland’s website. Happy travels!