The Award-Winning Foods of Disneyland Resort

The food critics of Southern California know where to go when they need an exceptional meal: they head straight for Disneyland Resort. While it might not seem like a big secret to us Disney Parks fans that Disneyland’s restaurants continue to hold themselves to the highest culinary standards, it’s a great honor to be recognized within the greater dining landscape. As part of their annual awards, the Southern California Restaurant Writers gave Disney restaurants a dozen awards spread out over eight different locations — two in Disneyland Park, three in Disney California Adventure Park and three in Disneyland Resort hotels.


Take a look at which restaurants were honored:

5 Stars (the highest award):

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

Napa Rose

Steakhouse 55

4 Stars:

Ariel’s Grotto (Disney California Adventure Park)

Blue Bayou Restaurant (Disneyland Park)

Café Orleans (Disneyland Park)

Storytellers Cafe (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

3 Stars:

Goofy’s Kitchen (Disneyland Hotel)

Golden Bacchus Wine Award (the highest wine award):

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)

Manager of the Year:

Jose Barragan (Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, Disney California Adventure Park). Barragan has been with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for 17 years and manages Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park.

If you decide to take the Southern California Restaurant Writers up on their recommendations–or just need a good meal–you can book a dining experience at any of the restaurants listed above through the Disneyland Resort website.



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