Lunch is the perfect break in a theme park day – an important part of the whole experience, and a chance to relax and refuel for afternoon and evening.
Here are some of our go-to picks. Share your favorites!
For casual, hearty fare, it’s the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue in Frontierland with all-you-care-to-eat barbecued ribs, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and cornbread (for vegetarian options, just ask!). Share the giant chocolate chip cookie, baked in a skillet and served warm topped with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of hot fudge.
Quicker ideas with counter services are the French Market in New Orleans Square with old-fashioned roast beef and citrus chicken, and the clam chowder and green salad duet. Or the hot pastas, pizzas and salads at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland.
At Disney California Adventure park on a sunny Southern California day, book a table for dining al fresco at Wine Country Trattoria, where big salads are a favorite way to go, like the Tuscan Salad with grilled ship or chicken – lettuces, tomatoes, green beans, cannellini beans and roasted pepper with a creamy Italian dressing. (Really live it up with a glass of Chardonnay.)
Soft tacos, burritos and the fajitas salad fill you up at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill and on those days when a bowl of soup seems like the right thing to do, head straight to Pacific Wharf Café for a sourdough bowl filled with clam chowder, broccoli and cheese soup, corn chowder or veggie chili – the bowl is baked right there in the Boudin Bakery.
Or slip over to Storyteller’s Café in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, just steps from the park. A cheese flatbread, half-pound burger (you can ask for veggie) or a chicken quesadilla with guacamole are top lunch picks.
What is your favorite lunch spot?