Welcome to our guide on the best food at Disney California Adventure! As avid foodies, we know that finding the perfect meal is essential to any Disney adventure. After all, what better way to fuel up for a day of rides and attractions than with some delicious cuisine? Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, Disney California Adventure has something for everyone. Here are some of our top picks for the best food at the park.
Carthay Circle Restaurant
For an upscale dining experience, head to Carthay Circle Restaurant. Located in the heart of Disney California Adventure, this restaurant offers a menu of California-inspired cuisine that is easily the best eating in the park.
Some of our favorite dishes include Cheddar Rolls, Bone-In Pork Chop, and the Pear Martini. While the menu changes with the season their entrees are the true star of the restaurant.
Cozy Cone Motel
Looking for a quick snack or meal? Look no further than the Cozy Cone Motel. This quick-service restaurant offers a variety of cone-themed snacks and meals, including specialty churros and mac ‘n’ cheese cones.
The best choices here are the Chili Cone Queso or the Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cone. And don’t forget to grab a signature cone-themed drink to wash it all down. We like the Pomegranate Vodka Limade.
Located on the Pixar Pier, Lamplight Lounge offers a menu of creative California cuisine and signature cocktails. The atmosphere is inspired by the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar movies to life, making it a must-visit for any Disney fan.
Some of our favorite dishes for brunch or dinner include Potato Skins (crispy potatoes with paprika aoli), Lamplight Chilaquiles, and Donuts with dipping sauces. And for drinks, be sure to try the Scream Canister or the Secret Menu Cocktail.
We used to recommend trying the Lobster Nachos but Disney changed the dish and now uses canned lobster meat that has a mushy texture.
If you’re in the mood for a classic hot dog, head to Award Wieners. This quick-service restaurant offers hot dogs, sausages, and loaded fries, all with a California twist.
Some of our top picks include the Uptown Chili Dog, the Asada Fries, and the Plant-Based Philly Dog. And for a sweet treat, try the Funnel Cake Fries.
Smokejumpers Grill is a quick-service restaurant located in Disney California Adventure Park and has some of the best food options in the park. The restaurant is themed around the brave firefighters known as smokejumpers, who parachute into remote areas to fight wildfires.
Our favorite food dishes are Smokejumpers including the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Impossible Cheeseburger, and the Frozen Coke with Captain Morgan’s Rum.
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta is a quick-service restaurant and as the name suggests, the restaurant serves a variety of classic Italian dishes, including pizzas, pastas, and salads.
The pizza is ok here but we usually stop by for the specialty slices like the French Onion Pizza. We also like their pasta dishes like the Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Pesto.
Pym’s Test Food Kitchen’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich is huge and delicious!
Jack Jack’s Num Nums are baked chocolate chip cookies that are deliciously gooey and sweet.
Disney California Adventure offers a wide variety of cuisine for every taste and budget. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, there’s something for everyone. So be sure to fuel up before your day of adventure, and don’t forget to indulge in some of the best food at the park.