Anaheim Restaurants Near Disneyland: An In-Depth Guide to the Best Eats

Wondering what to eat in Anaheim Disneyland? These Anaheim restaurants near Disneyland will keep you coming back for more!

Part of a perfect Disneyland vacation is the food! Of course, there are great treats and mouthwatering meals in the theme parks, but we recommend looking around at some of the best restaurants near Disneyland.

We’ve got you covered whether you’re craving Mexican, Italian, Indian, a big hearty steak, or fresh catches from the sea! Check out our recommended Anaheim restaurants near Disneyland.

Mexican Restaurants Near Disneyland

Tortilla Jo’s at Downtown Disney

You don’t need to have a ticket to Disneyland to visit Downtown Disney, plus parking is free if you get validation from participating restaurants like Tortilla Jo’s.

At Tortilla Jo’s, you’ll find authentic south-of-the-border Mexican dishes, table-side guacamole, and a full bar that offers a wide selection of over 100 varieties of tequila. If you’re fond of margaritas, we recommend trying the hand-crafted margaritas in the cantina with Tacos de Pollo and a Shredded Beef Burrito for dinner.

photo credit: Tortilla Jo’s via Facebook

Puesto Mexican Food

Ask a seasoned local where to eat the best Mexican food in Anaheim, and you’ll find yourself in the front doors of Puesto Mexican Food. 

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While on the higher end of pricing, Puesto is an all-time favorite Mexican restaurant near Disneyland because you get what you pay for. Puesto Mexican Food reviews suggest that the service is excellent, but the food makes the restaurant worth visiting. Award-winning Mexican fare like Chicken Al Pastor Tacos and Carnitas will keep you coming back for more.

photo credit: Puesto Anaheim via Facebook

Italian Restaurants Near Disneyland

Naples Ristorante e Bar

Are you looking for the best Italian restaurant near Disneyland? Then, you’ve got to visit Naples Ristorante e Bar in the Downtown Disney District! We love the wood-fired authentic Quattro Formaggi Pizza Napoletana in particular, which comes with fresh mozzarella, fontina, provolone, parmesan, tomatoes, and basil.

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Save room for some of the most indulgent Italian desserts! The mouthwatering cheesecakes and gelatos are the best this side of the Atlantic!

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Anaheim White House

Craving for authentic Italian pasta and pizza while on your Disneyland vacation? Orange County’s most beautiful Italian restaurant happens to be in Anaheim! This unique fine dining experience, owned by celebrity chef and CNN Hero Sir Bruno Serato, is ready for dinner reservations from Wednesday to Sunday.

The best-tasting Rigatoni Carbonara and Margherita Pizza are must-tries at Anaheim White House. But if you successfully secure a table, you need to try Salmon Chocolat, a White House signature dish! Imagine Atlantic Salmon, with Chef Bruno’s creation of Belgium’s “white chocolate mashed potato” with Japanese ginger, orange, and a citrus beurre blanc resting on your plate.

photo credit: Anaheim White House Restaurant via Facebook

Indian Restaurants Near Disneyland

Punjabi Tandoor

There aren’t many excellent Indian restaurants near Disneyland, or in Anaheim for that matter. However, a taste of Punjabi Tandoor’s ten tastiest Indian dishes will leave your Indian food cravings at ease.

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The naans are freshly baked in front of you, while the Tandori chicken tastes exactly as promised – excellent! And if you were never fond of Indian food, Punjabi Tandoor will make you a fan.

Gandhi Palace

Cravings for Indian food can be overpowering. When you feel that itch that only Indian spice can scratch, head over to the Gandhi Palace.

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Gandhi Palace is located in the Ramada Plaza Hotel, just across the street from Disneyland. For lunch or dinner, you won’t go wrong with the Sizzling Tandoori Special or the Mixed Tandoori Grill. It’s an assortment of tandoori specialties like Tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, seekh kebab, tandoori shrimp, and lamb tikka.

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Nice Restaurants Near Disneyland

Morton’s The Steakhouse – Anaheim

A special occasion at Anaheim calls for an upscale dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse – Anaheim. While seated in a chic, spacious indoor setting, take a bite of melt-in-your-mouth steak or, if you prefer seafood, the fresh Miso marinated sea bass.

Please note that proper attire is required at Morton’s The Steakhouse – Anaheim. The fine dining restaurant enforces a business attire or smart casual dress code and does not allow beachwear or gym attire, including sweatpants, sweatshirts, or hoodies.

photo credit: Morton’s The Steakhouse via Facebook

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood – Anaheim

A brief recommendation of nice restaurants near Disneyland will not be complete if McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood – Anaheim is not on the list. And once you take a bite of the Seared Amberjack (the Chef’s Choice, by the way), you’ll know why McCormick and Schmick’s is one of Anaheim’s most highly rated seafood restaurants.

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McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood – Anaheim’s oyster bar is worth splurging on too! Feast on Canadian Malpeques, Baja California Kumiai, British Columbia Fanny Bay, and British Columbia Malaspina.

Restaurants Near Disneyland Hotel

The Ranch Restaurant

Michelin star quality without the pretentiousness is how The Ranch at Anaheim would be aptly described by someone who’s dined in this sophisticated steakhouse. It’s also named Best Steakhouse by the LA Times and Restaurant of the Year in Anaheim, so there’s not much to say here other than you’ll have a great evening.

Popular dishes that adults and children will both enjoy include lobster mac ‘n cheese, cowboy ribeye, and ceviche trilogy.

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photo credit: THE RANCH Restaurant via Facebook

The Pizza Press

Pizza, beer, and excellent service! The Pizza Press takes pride in delivering great dining experiences to all guests by serving high-quality American fare with a modern twist.

Signature pizzas are named after well-known newspaper presses we grew up seeing around (or reading), such as The Herald, The Times, The Tribune, and The Sun. However, for pizza lovers, perhaps the most exciting part is being able to build a completely custom pizza with the day’s freshest ingredients!

Breakfast Restaurants Near Disneyland

La Brea Bakery

La Brea Bakery is located in Downtown Disney, so it’s near enough a stopover if you’re heading to Disneyland for the day.  Expect a full-service restaurant, but if you only need to order coffee and fresh pastries, it’s better to line up in the express kitchen made solely to serve people on the go. 

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Chocolate croissants with whipped cream and hot chocolate are popular among kids, but fresh-baked bread, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and much more are also available for a sit-down breakfast.

photo credit: La Brea Bakery via Facebook

Mimi’s Cafe

If you can get to Mimi’s Cafe early enough, you can start the day with a relaxed, leisurely breakfast near Disneyland!  While you enjoy a large omelet, a freshly baked pastry, and a warm cup of coffee, the kids will love the waffles and mixed berry crepes.

However, if you’re in a rush, there is always an option to order ahead and pick up food. You’ll find that the parking lot is usually packed with folks heading to Disneyland. Mimi’s Cafe is a popular breakfast stopover near Disneyland.

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Vegan Restaurants Near Disneyland

True Seasons Organic Kitchen

Tired of the same old restaurants? True Seasons Organic Kitchen is a fun and unique dining experience that serves hotpot and Asian fusion cuisine. You may think shabu-shabu (hot pot) is only for omnivores, but at True Seasons, tons of vegan and gluten-free options are part of the fun!

Flavorful crispy vegan spring rolls, vegan pho, vegan ramen, and vegan curry are just some of the choices we’re drooling over!

photo credit: True Seasons Organic Kitchen via Facebook

Thuyền Viên Vegetarian Restaurant

Thuyền Viên Vegetarian Restaurant is a hidden gem for vegans and vegetarians just a few blocks from Disneyland! You’ll enjoy this vegetarian and vegan restaurant if you love Pho as much as we do. 

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In addition to Pho, there are all sorts of Asian fusion vegan dishes with noodles, rice, plant-based meats, and much more!

Family Restaurants Near Disneyland

Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Resort

When Chef Goofy’s in the kitchen, expect delightful concoctions like peanut butter and jelly pizza and Mickey-shaped waffles! 

Goofy’s Kitchen character dining is open for breakfast and dinner buffets. Children love the food selections, but it’s also a plus that Goofy and Disney friends appear to mingle with the guests. Give them a high-five, take photos, and have a great dining experience with the family.

photo credit: Disneyland via Facebook

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Add this fishing-boat-themed restaurant to the list of family-friendly restaurants near Disneyland, CA! Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. serves seafood and American fare in an environment that brings Forrest Gump to life.

This delightful destination for all ages offers burgers, pasta, fried chicken, a great kids’ menu, and lots of shrimp! Fresh catch from the sea includes Shrimp New Orleans, Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp, Mama Blue’s Southern Charmed Fried Shrimp, and much more.

Package Your Disneyland Vacation

Now that you know the best restaurants near Disneyland, it’s time to book tickets for the most magical vacation! Package your Disneyland tickets with your choice of hotels, and if you’re planning to visit other Los Angeles top attractions, you can get discounted tickets as part of your Disneyland Vacation package too!

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