A Review of All DLR Hotel Restaurants

Updated July 14, 2017

Now that we’ve covered the DLR hotels, let’s talk food.  It’s one of my favorite subjects! Each DLR hotel includes restaurants and each of those restaurants has something unique to offer.  I’ve detailed your options below, categorized by the hotel in which they’re housed, to help you decide which is right for your visit.

A few notes:

  • All reservations can be made online or you can call (714) 781-DINE (3463) between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily (Pacific Time).
  • Many restaurants are open for breakfast and dinner only.
  • There are smaller eatery and drink options at the hotels, but I’ve included only the larger ones here.
  • Annual passholder discounts are available in most locations.

 

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Paradise Pier

Disney’s PCH Grill:

  • Cost: $15-$60/plate; American fare
  • What to expect: Table service; Breakfast and dinner
  • Characters: Breakfast only (Characters do NOT appear at dinner)
  • Reservations: Highly recommended up to 60 days prior to your visit
  • What’s unique: California vibe; Pacific Coast Highway inspired
  • What people love: Lots of variety in the menu; Fun, lively atmosphere; Mickey waffles
  • For info on the Surf’s Up! character breakfast hosted here, review this post.
  • For info on the Beachside Bonfire Dinner Buffet hosted here, review this post.

 

Surfside Lounge:

  • Cost: $15 and under; American fare
  • What to expect: Table service; Snacks; Lobby lounge
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Laid back vibe; Relaxed and easy meal option
  • What people love: Reasonable prices; Ability to order from PCH Grill menu

 

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The Disneyland Hotel

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

  • Cost: $15 and under; American/Island fare
  • What to expect: Table service; Appetizers and snacks; Bar
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Adjacent to the Tangaroa Terrace; Children allowed until 8pm; Popular meeting grounds for annual passholders
  • What people love: Ode to Disneyland’s Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room attraction; Tempting cocktails; Entertaining staff

 

Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining:

  • Cost: $15 and under; American/Island fare
  • What to expect: Quick service; Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Grab-n-go options; Close to the Monorail pool; Touch screen kiosks for ordering
  • What people love: Wrap-around terrace; Outdoor dining; Lit torches at night; Hawaiian music

 

Goofy’s Kitchen:

  • Cost: $30-$60/plate; American fare
  • What to expect: Table service with buffet; Breakfast and dinner
  • Characters: Yes
  • Reservations: Highly recommended up to 60 days prior to your visit; Can accommodate some last minute, but no guarantees
  • What’s unique: 5 food stations; Great photo ops with Goofy’s zany kitchen backdrop 
  • What people love: Classic Disney character fun; Variety at the buffet
  • For more on Goofy’s Kitchen character meal, review this post.

 

Steakhouse 55:

  • Cost: $30-$60/plate; Classic steakhouse food
  • What to expect: Fine dining; Table service; Breakfast and dinner
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: Highly recommended up to 60 days prior to your visit
  • What’s unique: Named for the year Disneyland opened; Zagat declares “Elegant” and “Best rib eye in town”
  • What people love: Old Hollywood luxury; Beautifully decorated; Glam ambience

 

The Lounge at Steakhouse 55:

  • Cost: $15 and under; Classic steakhouse food
  • What to expect: Table service; Dinner; Old school bar adjacent to Steakhouse 55
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Creative cocktails; Healthy options; Vegetarian cuisine
  • What people love:  Full Steakhouse 55 menu available at the bar

 

The Coffee House:

  • Cost: $15 and under; Breakfast food
  • What to expect: Counter service; Breakfast only
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Coffee faves like the Red Eye and the Steamer; Grab-n-go options
  • What people love: Convenience; Salads and sandwiches
  • This is also the only place outside of Disneyland that you can find a Dole Whip. With rum if you wish! Yay!

 

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The Grand Californian

Napa Rose:

  • Cost: $30-$60/plate; California fare
  • What to expect: Fine dining; Table service; Dinner only
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: Highly recommended up to 60 days prior to your visit
  • What’s unique: Extensive wine list; Innovative and ever-changing menu
  • What people love: View of California Adventure; “Best Ever Hot Chocolate”; Chef’s Counter Interaction

 

Napa Rose Lounge:

  • Cost: $15 and under; American/California fare
  • What to expect: Table service; Dinner only
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Healthy options; Vegetarian cuisine; Casual, yet elegant
  • What people love: Terrace view and fireplace; Wood oven fired pizza

 

Storyteller’s Cafe:

  • Cost: $15-$30/plate; American, Asian, Mexican fare
  • What to expect:  Table service with buffet; Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Characters: Yes (at breakfast)
  • Reservations: Highly recommended up to 60 days prior to your visit; Can accommodate some last minute, but no guarantees
  • What’s unique: Chip n Dale Critter breakfast; Make-your-own pizza kit
  • What people love: Cozy family atmosphere; Variety in the menu; A la carte options
  • For info on the Chip ‘n’ Dale Critter Breakfast hosted here, review this post.

 

Hearthstone Lounge:

  • Cost: $15 and under; American fare
  • What to expect: Counter (bar) service; Snacks; Lobby lounge with fireplace
  • Characters: No
  • Reservations: No
  • What’s unique: Cheese plates and cocktail-coordinating foods
  • What people love: Lodge atmosphere; Flatbreads and sliders

 

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Does one need to have park ticket to dine at DLR hotel restaurants, like Goofy’s kitchen? Thank you for all the information!

  2. I presume when you say lounge or bar that children are not allowed (except where you’ve said children allowed until 8 pm at Trader Sams).

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