Best Places to Eat Near Disneyland

The best offsite Disneyland dining spots make my list by meeting 3 important criteria: close to the parks, favorable flavors and prices to match. These are my continued go-to choices when I’m eating somewhere other than Disneyland in Anaheim.

Best Spots to Eat Near Disneyland

Pizza Press Anaheim

Topping my list is a classic— The Pizza Press at 1700 S. Harbor Blvd. The Pizza Press has numerous locations in the surrounding area and  throughout L.A., Hollywood, San Diego and even Vegas and Texas. As they continue to expand, you won’t want to miss it, check out their locations here.

Best offsite Disneyland dining spots. Close enough to walk from Disneyland, good food at affordable prices.

 

I’ve been eating here since I started this website in 2013 and Pizza Press is a staple in our family’s Disneyland routine. Besides the ability to “publish” your own pizza with a variety toppings, Pizza Press is fast and delicious.

 

Best offsite dining locations near Disneyland.

Pizza Press is quick service, so no waiters with fresh, made-to-order pizzas, fresh salads and desserts. They usually offer a discount for Magic Key Holders as well. 

 

The Pizza Press

 

If you’re short on time you can even order Pizza Press online! Go ahead and squeeze in one more ride in Tomorrowland; you can place your order and head over to Harbor when it’s ready.

There is tons of seating so you can almost always find a place to sit and enjoy your pizza.

The FIFTH OC

The FIFTH is Anaheim’s original nal rooftop bar and lounge, located on the top of Grand Legacy At The Park hotel, right on Harbor Blvd across from the Disneyland Resort.

 

Sunset at The FIFTH overlooking the Disneyland Resort.

 

What better way to enjoy the evening and Disneyland fireworks than at The FIFTH’s rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the Anaheim skyline? The FIFTH simply kills it on location.

 

The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge, family area.

 

The FIFTH boasts over 60 beer and wine options, plus their own private label and artisan craft cocktails. During Happy Hour, enjoy discounts on small bites and drinks from the bar.

 

The FIFTH rooftop bar and lounge.

 

Puesto at Westin Anaheim

Puesto is SO good you guys! It’s a sit down restaurant located at the front of the Westin on Katella. This Mexican eatery is fresh, posh and casual all at the same time. I’ve been there a handful of times—on a date with my husband, out with friend and even hosted a 4th of July dinner with 18 people on Taco Tuesday one year. 

 

Puesto Anaheim

 

On Taco Tuesdays they usually discount their tacos. It’s delicious and we love visiting there. Everyt ime I go I am so busy enjoying the food and atmosphere, it’s hard to believe we have this gem right next to Disneyland.

 

Chain Restaurants Near Disneyland

Harbor Blvd. is filled with familiar names, but sometimes a familiar chain restaurant is exactly what you’re looking for. And if these chain eateries are new to you, they’re consistent, popular places to stop for a bite to eat.

Panera Bread 1480 S. Harbor Blvd. Panera is a quick eat, made to order items with freshly baked bread, breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, along with paninis and sandwiches.

 

Panera Bread on Harbor Blvd

 

Prices are a bit higher than other counter service restaurants, but I feel the prices and quality reflects their clean ingredients policy, which also states that their food never has any artificial preservatives, colorings, sweetening or flavor. You can read more about healthy(-er) food options inside Disneyland park.

 

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Mimi’s Cafe 1400 S. Harbor Blvd. right next to one of our Top Water Park Hotels. I’ve always been a fan of Mimi’s Cafe’s breakfasts. Muffins, omelettes, and muffins. Oops! I think I already said muffins. You’ll have to forgive me, they are divine!

Mimi's Cafe on Harbor Blvd
Photo courtesy of Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi’s is a sit-down, family friendly French-inspired restaurant with a huge menu. It’s hard to choose just one thing, there are so many options. Bring the entire family and you’re sure to find something everyone can enjoy. Prices are on point with other area sit down establishments. Plus, join their e-club before your visit and enjoy a freebie or two!

More Quick Eats

The Cove on Harbor 1540 S. Harbor Blvd. What appears to be a fancy liquor store is really much more. It’s clean, has your typical sodas, drinks, beer and wine plus basic groceries. In addition, The Cove on Harbor also has a variety of ready-made sandwiches, fresh paninis, a coffee bar, pastries and pre-assembled snack packs.

 

The Cove on Harbor Blvd.

 

If you don’t have time to hit up a grocery store near Disneyland, this is the best place to grab a few essentials and a souvenir or two. Follow them on Instagram to get a better idea of what they’re cooking up.

 

The Cove on Harbor Blvd.

 

McDonalds 1500 S. Harbor Blvd. Yes! There is a McDonald’s by Disneyland! Because you were wondering, weren’t you? Sometimes a Happy Meal can go a long way. 

At McDonalds, you know exactly what to expect and you know you’re getting a good deal, quickly. McDonalds is an ideal place to stop for breakfast on your way over to Disneyland. It’s also a great choice for those on a budget to grab a few burgers or Chicken McNuggets and be on their way.

 

McD table

I also love to grab a large soda and take it with me into the parks in the morning.

Looking for more dining options at the Disneyland Resort? Don’t miss my Disneyland Coffee Spots or Disneyland Dining Reservations article or my Downtown Disney Dining Guide.

What did we miss? What restaurant or quick service place do you suggest we add to our best offsite Disneyland dining spots?

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By Jessica Sanders

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