From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap
Over the past couple of years, the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort has undergone an incredible transformation with new additions, refurbishments, and more. With all of these exciting changes, I thought it might be a good idea to create a handy guide to all of the new and existing restaurants you can find throughout the shopping, dining, and entertainment district. With so much to choose from, you’ll never have to go hungry when spending an afternoon in Anaheim!
Below, I’ve listed out all of the new and newly enhanced restaurants alongside our incredible collection of existing locations. No matter where you dine, you’ll be swept away by amazing flavors and good vibes. But remember, some of these popular locations take reservations, so be sure to book yours in advance!
NEW DINING LOCATIONS
Take a bite out of a mouthwatering burger or sip on one of the restaurant’s famous CrazyShake milkshakes at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes. With an atmosphere that will bring you back to the old-school days of hip-hop and pop, this brand-new bistro offers a savory selection of craft burgers as well as chicken sandwiches, wings, salads, vegan burgers, and veggies. In addition, you can go to town on one of their signature, whimsical, over-the-top milkshakes stacked with cake, cookies, and retro candies rolled in frosting! And if you’re just interested in the milkshakes, you can visit the CrazyShake Window located just outside the main entrance!
This new family-friendly brewery and kitchen features craft beer and a full menu of locally-inspired cuisine including Duck Confit Nachos, Baja-style Fish Tacos, and the Smokey Blue Burger featuring an 8 oz. Kobe and Chuck Blend patty with blue cheese, Applewood-smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, pickles, and crispy onions on a brioche bun. Pair your meal with hand-crafted drafts ranging from crisp and bright lagers to award-winning IPAs. The restaurant is also located on the second floor and features a patio offering amazing views of the Downtown Disney District.
Celebrate the charm, cuisine, and spirit of southern Italy at these classic Neapolitan eateries. Offering a second floor patio with sweeping views as well as a two-story dining room and an outdoor bar, you’ll feel inspired by the whimsical décor, open-air kitchen, and impressive wine cellar. Whether you’re sitting down for a meal filled with bold and satisfying Italian flavors or you’re eating on-the-go with a make-your-own pizza, these two new restaurants are great options for anyone!
Discover taste-provoking ice cream at this family-run scoop shop! Here you’ll find handmade ice cream featuring small-batch flavors created with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. Each month, you can also indulge in new limited-time specials showcasing flavors rooted in seasonality.
Grab a bite and bowling ball at this rock-and-rollin’ restaurant. This eclectic eatery fuses modern and retro elements for a fresh spin on food, music, and entertainment. From burgers and fries to sushi, pizzas, and more, you’ll find a wide variety of delicious items on the menu. Dine tableside or chow down at one of the 20 bowling lanes available and on select nights, take in the sounds of live music while enjoying a great bar and patio seating.
OTHER FAVORITE DINING LOCATIONS
This relaxed and elegant restaurant sits at the center of the Downtown Disney District and features gourmet cuisine with homespun hospitality.
Inspired by a 250-year legacy of sandwich-making, here you’ll find an array of unique and delicious specialty sandwiches perfected by the inventor’s own family as well as salads, desserts, and more!
Refuel here with refreshing and revitalizing smoothies made with fresh fruits and veggies.
If you love freshly-baked bread, you’ll love these popular locations! Enjoy the craftsman-style café with artisanal sandwiches, fresh baked goods, healthful salads, and fresh California cuisine or try some fresh fare on-the-go from the express kitchen. You can even find a full breakfast menu here!
Here you’ll dine on delicious fresh seafood and Cajun-Creole cuisine made with flavorful ingredients and a proud family tradition of southern hospitality direct from Louisiana. And of course, it wouldn’t be a true New Orleans-style restaurant without beignets!
If you love cupcakes then you’ll love Sprinkles! Try an irresistible variety of hand-crafted gourmet cupcakes, seasonal specialties and decadent cookie creations.
Savor south-of-the-border specialties in a vibrant setting with items like made-to-order guacamole, tacos, burritos, tamales, fajitas, and more. The Taqueria also features make-your-own tacos, bowls, burritos and more!
This swanky outdoor bar is a great place to sit back and relax while savoring Spanish-style tapas, entrées, craft beers, and signature cocktails.
Pretzel lovers, listen up! You won’t want to miss out on these freshly-baked pretzels with tasty dips, cheesy dog bites, pizza bits, and fresh-squeezed lemonade!
For more information on all of the restaurants listed above, visit the Disneyland Resort Dining Page or call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463).