The majority of Disneyland Resort’s dining options for kids only offer chicken of some sort, sustainable fish, mac & cheese, power packs, or burgers. But if you look closely you can find much larger portions of kids meals at certain restaurants along with some great food options at kids meal prices! Here's our top ten list of restaurants to find the best kids meals at Disneyland in terms of quality, quantity, and adventurous options!
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1. Alien Pizza Planet
You can't go wrong with pizza and kids sized pizzas at Alien Pizza Planet are the size of personal pizzas you'd find at most pizza places which provides some nice quantity for the price of the kids meals. You can also decide to share a whole pizza and cut down on costs this way rather than ordering separately for your group.
Not a fan of pizza? No worries, Alien Pizza Planet also offers meatballs for kids or cheesy macaroni, toddler-sized. You also have the variety of healthy salads to choose from for those wanting to eat healthier.
Spending the day in Disney California Adventure Park? Head to Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta in Paradise Gardens Park for similar food items. Pizza is a great way to get more bang for your buck and get filling kids meal options!
2. Flo’s V8 Cafe
What I absolutely love about Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park is the lineup of food options they offer from burgers and fries to the Fin-tastic Tuna Sandwich to Tailgate Turkey Sliders for kids. Of course you’ve got your kid-meal staples on the menu as well: Mack’s Mac & Cheese and Chicken Fenders.
But in actuality, the variety of food on this menu makes it a dinoco-mite dining option for the entire family! Kids will enjoy the variety of food options here on their kids meals and delightful themes. The portions are also pretty plentiful and filling making it a nice choice for dinner.
3. Carthay Circle
Carthay Circle is one of the most premier dining options in all of Disneyland with prices that match the quality. Yet on the kids menu, you can expect the same quality food options at typical kids meal prices which makes this a great restaurant choice for families looking to splurge.
You can expect large quantities and quality food for you kids while adults can enjoy a more sophisticated meal. The kids meals options here are a step up from burger and fries offering kids the choice of salmon, tacos, filet of beef, pasta accompanied by delicious sides of potatoes or green beans.
4. Lamplight Lounge
Lamplight Lounge’s menu is packed with a nice variety of kids meal options that are sure to please most kids and offer some variety to the other kids meal options in the parks. On the Budding Artist menu, you can find Burger Sliders, PB and J, Chicken, and Pasta, all served with a flower pot of veggies with Hummus and fresh fruit.
The great twist on basic kids meal options with healthy sides makes the kids meals at Lamplight Lounge a step above the rest. And don't forget brunch! Their brunch menu offers great kids meal options like breakfast burgers and delicious french toast.
5. Smokejumpers Grill
Signature Mac’ N Cheese, Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Campfire Chili Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders…. these are just some of the offerings on the regular menu at the Smokejumpers Grill!
Smokejumpers Grill’s kids menu offers more favorites such as Chicken Skewers, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Basecamp Burger, and Chicken Tenders. And if this isn’t pleasing enough, take them to the all-you-can-eat, fill-up-your-plate condiment bar!
What makes Smokejumpers Grill a great place to find the best kids meals at Disneyland is the great portion sizes you receive at this restaurant. Your kids will definitely be full after eating here which will help save you money in the long run.
6. Wine Country Trattoria
For adults searching for the best kids meals at Disneyland, you can truly get the most bang for your buck at this Italian food eatery in Disney's California Adventure Park.
Not only does this restaurant offer many Italian favorites such as pizza, kids antipasti, grilled chicken breast with pasta and fish of the day, but our family favorite is the choose-your-pasta and how it’s prepared choice! Picky eaters can take pleasure in creating their lunch or dinner any way they like it and parents get feel satisfied with the amount of food you get with the kids meal options.
7. Carnation Cafe
From burgers to build-your-own PB&J, Carnation Cafe's menu has some very good choices to choose from for the entire family. The dessert menu alone is enough to bribe your picky eater to finish their plates!
But what makes this restaurant such a great choice for kids meals at Disneyland is the amount of food you get with the kids meal options! The fries that come on the side are a generous portion and nearly match the size that the adults get.
8. Character Dining Buffets
Most families decide to include at least one character dining meal in their foodie itinerary when they visit Disneyland to get a chance to feed their kids while they interact with a variety of Disney characters. This is a great way to make use of your time- meet all these characters in one meal rather than tracking them down and waiting in long park lines for meet and greets.
But you can also rest assured that your kids will be full after a meal at any of the popular character dining options inside Disneyland the Disney owned hotels. The buffets are all you can eat with a huge variety of breakfast and lunch foods depending on which meal you select. Don't forget to grab some of the milk or water bottles to go after your meal!
9. Blue Bayou
The Blue Bayou is one of the other main luxury dining options offered in the theme parks with a price tag to match. Despite the higher price of the adult meals, the kids meal prices remain pretty standard compared to those around the resort.
You have safe choices for picky eaters like mac and cheese and choices with more adventure like the Chef's Beef specialty. The portions are generous and when you throw in the free bread and butter that comes to every table- you will be sure to fill up your kids' bellies at this restaurant. You can't go wrong with picking the Blue Bayou for a candidate in our best kids meals at Disneyland top ten!
10. Docking Bay 7
While I wouldn't recommend any of the food in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for picky eaters, if your kids are more adventurous you can find great kids meal options at Docking Bay 7. The kids meal options here are great quality and a bit more fun than your typical mac and cheese. Although you do have a kids meal option with chicken and mac and cheese!
The vegetarian inspired kids meal options here feature edible soil with black bean hummus or a plant based patty on a bao bun. The portions are generous and not so run of the mill if your kids are sick of eating burgers and mac and cheese.
But if you do have a picky eater, rest assured you can easily just order sides of mac and cheese at Docking Bay 7 so everyone in your group can be happy. The portions for the sides of mac and cheese are a very large too making it a great stop for the best kids meals at Disneyland!
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