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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 delicious menu that is still kid-friendly? Can you fill your family’s bellies without breaking the bank? Here are 5 of the best quick service restaurants at Disneyland that serve delicious and affordable meals that your family will love.
1. Flo’s V8 Cafe
First on this list of the best quick service restaurants at Disneyland is 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. And it looks like it just jumped off of the movie screen. There are so many fun details throughout the restaurant! You and your kids will enjoy discovering all the little touches.
The menu at Flo’s 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 here 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 best restaurant for you! This is also a great choice if you would prefer eating something other than burgers and chicken strips.
Rancho del Zocale 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.
Another great thing about Rancho del Zocale is that the portion sizes are large, making it a good bang for your buck. You could easily split one meal between two small eaters. And speaking of money, 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.
For more info, check out my post on Rancho del Zocalo.
3. Earl of Sandwich
Love sandwiches? 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.
My favorite sandwich on the Earl of Sandwich menu is the holiday one, which features turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce!
They also offer a selection of soups, salads, wraps, wings, and pizzas. And 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. It is definitely not what you would expect from a Southern California theme park.
The outdoor seating area is perfectly situated to allow you to do some people watching while enjoying your meal. This is also a great place to sit back, relax, and take a break.
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. But, you can also get 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 check out the 5 best quick service restaurants at Disneyland. They offer a variety of yummy food that is anything but boring. And all of these places will feed your crew without taking all your time and money.