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Mar 22, 2007 04:23 PM


Looking for a place to eat in the parks or at Downtown Disney (or even Anaheim). Must be schoolage kid and grandparent friendly but also good food (a tall order, I know).

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  1. Inside the parks....

    The corn dogs are pretty famous:

    Redd Rockett's Pizza has good salads and pasta.

    The chili/chowder in the bread bowls, available at numerous locations, both parks, are pretty good.

    The turkey leg is a tasty treat.

    Taste Pilot has filling combos, with burgers, chicken sandwiches and ribs.

    In DTD, Rainforest has family chain food with an amazing atmosphere.

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      1. re: kajtf

        Third it. It's the only thing worth the cost in the entire park. =)

            1. re: Dommy


              Smoked Turkey Leg and Dole Whip!

    1. The Blue Bayou has the nicest atmosphere and the best food in the park. You can make a reservation as soon as the park opens (Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE), or try your luck walking in later.

      Or you can make a meal of those corndogs at CA Adventure (Corn Dog Castle) or get them at the cart by the Plaza Inn. They are amazing.

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      1. re: ozzygee

        Cafe Orleans is now a sit down restaurant with the Monte Cristos and some of the other items featured on Blue Bayou's menu. BB is a better value at lunch, and beware of HUGE portion size, especially at dinner.

        1. re: ozzygee

          I had some kind of chocolate mousse cake there. It was shaped like a coffin and had jack skellington on it. This was several years ago now and it might have been rasberry chocolate mousse. I wish I could remember it more clearly but I remember it being one of the best desserts I'd ever eaten in my life.

          1. re: MarikoDeVille

            They were also doing a Mickey MOUSSE cake, with a brownie or choc cookie base, mousse, raspberry filling and chocolate coating, with two choc coins for mouse ears. I agree, one of their best desserts. I'm also fond of the apple pie that is available in a few places esp around NO square, with pecans and caramel sauce. Apple slices are still crunchy and tart, as good as homemade, at least anything that could be made around MY house.

        2. My family has always loved the clam chowder bowls in the park(s). Our favorite was the little counter next to the Pirates of the Caribbean line and Haunted Mansion. There was a small seating area so you could enjoy your chowder while parkgoers drooled from their neverending wait in line.
          I believe that counter is closed now but the restaurant across the path has the clam chowder bowls. I've also had chowder bowls at California Adventure in, I believe, the little restaurant by the sourdough bread place?

          1. The sandwiches at the labrea bakery shop just outside the gates in downtown disney are pretty good. And you don't even feel like you just shelled out a paycheck for a soggy burger and fries, lets call it "Disneyland Value."

            Blue Bayou is the one inside Pirates of the Caribbean? I've always wanted to eat at that one.

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            1. re: trojandude

              Yes, it is. You should try it, at least once. As someone here said, ask if you can get a seat at the water's edge - you can then see the "old man in the rocking chair" and wave at the people going by in the boats!! : )

            2. if you don't mind hopping over to one of the resorts (there's a re-entry/handstamp way in thru both the Wilderness area of DCA & from Downtown Disney) over to the Grand Californian, I really liked Storytellers Cafe. They take reservations, have a reasonably priced <for Disney> buffet and is an overall nice place. Oh, and the rest of the menu is pretty good too.

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              1. re: brekkie_fan

                Yes Storyteller's Cafe can be good, although sometimes it is completely booked and you need a reservation. There's also casual WhiteWater Snacks hidden near the pool, which is rarely busy and does nice grilled chicken sandwiches, breakfasts, etc.