You know that your friends here at DFB love to indulge in the delicious food at Disneyland. And while visiting Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, we always save time to explore the Downtown Disney District. With fantastic restaurants and fun gift shops to explore, we recommend enjoying at least one (or more!) of your meals here.
But with so many restaurants, which Downtown Disney locations are actually the best? Well, we’ve eaten at ALL of them, so we can help you decide where to dine on vacation!
With counter service, table service, kiosks, and food trucks to choose from, we know it’s difficult to know where to dine!
Join us by taking a closer look at what we deem the best restaurants in Downtown Disney!
Best Downtown Disney Restaurants
Blue Ribbon Corn Dog
It’s hard to pass up a classic Disneyland Corn Dog, but you can pick up some VERY unique twists on this tasty concoction at Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs!
The Classic Dog is made with a kosher, all-beef hot dog. And lots of yummy breading!
When it comes to classic Disneyland snacks, we just can’t resist stopping by this small but popular kiosk. This booth is usually staffed by a single Cast Member, so expect slow service during busy times. Corn dogs definitely earn a spot on our list!
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Earl of Sandwich
Not only is it a delicious crowd pleaser, but Earl of Sandwich is also affordable and quick.
Each toasty sandwich from Earl of Sandwich comes perfectly wrapped in a piece of gold foil labeled with a sticker that marks the type of sandwich you ordered. Our favorite is the Holiday Turkey!
If you’re headed back to your Disneyland resort and looking for a quick bite, then stop in and customize a scrumptious pizza at Napolini Pizzeria!
Toppings include Italian sausage, Parma ham, roasted chicken, pepperoni, smoked provolone, broccolini, arugula, black and green olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers and pineapple, and more.
Taqueria at Tortilla Jo’s
When you’re craving Mexican and don’t have the time or budget for table-service, the small Taqueria outside of Tortilla Jo’s is the perfect solution for your next meal.
The atmosphere is relaxing, especially on a sunny Southern California day. Plus, the menu choices are simple, so you don’t get overwhelmed.
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When you have time to slow down and enjoy a meal, try one of these table service restaurants. While snagging a walk-up table might be possible, we suggest making a reservation for one of these unique restaurants.
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, an incredibly popular New York City-based restaurant, introduced its signature burgers, CrazyShakes, and more to Disneyland! To put it simply, it’s really good food making it a spot that’s well worth a visit. Plus, it’s fun.
Whether you stop by for a full meal or just a CrazyShake, you won’t be disappointed.
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Earl of Sandwich Tavern
You’ll find the Earl of Sandwich Tavern (with indoor and outdoor seating) next to the counter service Earl of Sandwich location. The Tavern has a more varied menu, including burgers, fish tacos, and more.
We recommend the Mac-n-Cheese Burger — it’s pretty close to perfection!
Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Ballast Point is the very first onsite brewery — complete with a tasting room, a kitchen, and an outdoor beer garden — in the Downtown Disney District. This restaurant offers great eats paired with a huge and unique beer selection in a large hangout spot for both vacation guests and locals.
The shareable plates are fun to order if you’re grabbing some friends and some seats on the patio to relax and linger for an evening.
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We’ve seen a lot of changes at Downtown Disney over the last couple of years, however this spot still remains a great option for hungry visitors and Southern California residents alike. If you haven’t been here in a while, we suggest trying one of our above recommendations. You won’t be disappointed!
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