Visiting Disneyland means lots of delicious options inside the park but have you ever wondered what there is outside the resort to eat that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Over the years I’ve made a list of my favorite food options in Anaheim and today I’m sharing them with you! Here are my choices for some tasty restaurants near Disneyland.
1. In N Out
In N Out isn’t walking distance from the park but it’s worth the 5-minute drive. I’m not going to get into the burger wars and which burger in the country is best, but if you’ve never tried an In N Out Burger, make it a point to get there while visiting Disneyland. What I love about In N Out is that they will personalize your burger and not even bat an eye. Want ketchup and mustard instead of sauce? No problem. Want your onions grilled instead of raw? They can do that too!
2. Earl of Sandwich
Located in Downtown Disney, Earl of Sandwich is a great choice for dinner near the resort, but not actually in the park. Their selection of delicious soups and sandwiches under $10 is amazing. I like that they also have fresh fruit and a wide variety of drinks and desserts. More importantly, there is plenty of community seating under the awning with means that even during the busiest times, your party can find a seat while one person goes and orders.
3. Anaheim Packing House
Another option that is within driving distance to Disneyland, Anaheim’s Packing District is a historical building that now holds a variety of different eateries. It’s a fun and quirky space but don’t be fooled, there are some delicious options like the sandwiches and poutine from Kroft, southern food from Georgia’s or delicious desserts from Popbar.
4. The Pizza Press
Located adjacent to the Carousel Inn, The Pizza Press is a great to-go option for family dining. They have very limited seating so we typically get it to go. The toppings are fresh, the sauce is delicious and the crust always has a perfect balance of firmness and it doesn’t get soggy right away. Prices are reasonable and they also have a tiny bar that serves beer for those that need an adult libation.
5. Panera Bread
I know Panera Bread is a chain restaurant but if you need a quick bite, Panera gets the job done for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Located not far from the Disneyland Main entrance, Panera Bread is known for its soups and salads. This particular restaurant has plenty of seating and delicious kid’s options like real macaroni and cheese, yogurt, and grilled sandwiches. They also have excellent wifi if you just want to eat and browse the web!
6. Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
The Southern-style restaurant in Anaheim that you mentioned is a popular spot known for its delicious crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles. The restaurant has gained a reputation for serving some of the best fried chicken in the area, with a perfectly crispy crust and juicy, flavorful meat on the inside. The waffles are equally impressive, with a light and fluffy texture that pairs perfectly with the savory chicken.
7. Marri’s Pizza & Pasta
Marri’s Pizza and Pasta is a family-owned Italian restaurant located just a few miles from Disneyland. If you’re looking for delicious pizza and pasta dishes in a cozy and casual atmosphere, Marri’s is definitely worth a visit. They use fresh ingredients to make their pizzas and pastas, and their sauces are made in-house to ensure maximum flavor. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Margherita pizza or a hearty bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, Marri’s has got you covered.
Puesto is a modern Mexican restaurant that’s become quite popular in the area. Their tacos are a particular highlight, with a wide range of options to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options. Puesto prides itself on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and its cocktails are also a hit with customers. The restaurant has a lively and upbeat vibe, making it a great spot for a fun night out with friends or family.