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Two of my favorite budget friendly table service restaurants at Disneyland and California Adventure

 

Two of my favorite budget friendly table service restaurants at

Disneyland and California Adventure

Last week I shared tips on how to feed your family for less while vacationing at Disneyland.  Click here to read that post in case you missed it.  This week I am sharing two of my family’s favorite table service restaurants.  Eating in the park can be expensive.  We have found the entrée portions at the table service restaurants to be more than what one of us could ever eat in one sitting.  Instead of ordering each person in our party a single entrée, we have two and in some cases three or four people share an entrée.  Another perk of eating at a table service restaurant is that you get free refills on sodas and teas. Not only do we all leave the table with full bellies, we also leave with money in our wallet.

Here are our favorites:

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Café Orleans:

This restaurant takes reservations and has indoor and outdoor seating.

Monte Cristo at Café Orleans

Monte Cristo at Café Orleans

Typical meal that my husband, daughter, and I share:

Pom Frittes (French fries tossed in garlic, parmesan, and parsley). $7.00

Monte Cristo Sandwich (Sliced turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese, fried in a light batter, with powdered sugar sprinkled on top) $19.00

Three beverages $3.50 each

The sandwich is cut into four extremely large pieces.  One piece is more than enough for one person.  It also comes with grapes and strawberries.

The cost of the food per person comes to $8.67 before adding beverages, tax, and gratuity for three people and $6.50 for four.

Compare this meal with a classic cheeseburger served with fries or coleslaw at the Hungry Bear quick service restaurant at $10.99 without a beverage! Total cost per person with a large soda $14.68.

Total cost per person at Café Orleans with beverages, but before tax and gratuity for three people is $12.17 and $10.00 for four!

 

California Adventure

Cove Bar: 

This restaurant does not take reservations, but the food is totally worth the wait! All seating is outdoors.

Lobster Nachos and specialty pizza at the Cove Bar

Lobster Nachos and specialty pizza at the Cove Bar

Typical meal that my husband, daughter, and I share:

CB Lobster Nachos $16.00

Specialty Artisan Pizza $12.00

Three beverages at $3.50 each

We have also fed a total of four people with this order and have still left with satisfied bellies!  The portions are huge!!

Total cost of the food per person when it is the three of us is $9.33 and $7.00 per person when shared among four people.

Compare this filling meal with an Original Corn Dog served with sliced apples or chips at the Corn Dog Castle at $7.99 per person without a beverage.  For only an additional $1.34 per person, everyone enjoys some fabulous food at the Cove Bar!  When splitting the meal with four people we end up saving .99 per person!  Add a large soda to the corn dog meal and your total cost per person is $11.68.

Total cost per person for three people with beverages, but before tax and gratuity at the Cove Bar is $12.83 and is $10.50 when shared with four people.

Check back soon for more ways to make your money stretch farther at Disneyland!

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May your days be filled with Pixie Dust and magical memories!

The Disabled Diva

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3 thoughts on “Two of my favorite budget friendly table service restaurants at Disneyland and California Adventure

  1. The Disabled Diva's Blog June 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm Reply

    […] of Disneyland’s food make this possible.  See Tips for spending less on food at Disneyland and Two of my favorite budget friendly table service restaurants at Disneyland and California Adventure for more […]

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  2. […] 1:30PM  Lunch at Café Orleans.  This restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating.  Most of the year we opt to eat outdoors, but since it was so hot outside, we opted to eat indoors.  Our favorite dish is the Monte Cristo $19.  Although we had already woofed down one piece and some of the fruit, you can see from the picture that the portions are huge.  We also ordered a side of Pomme Frites $7. Click here to see how we eat for less at Disneyland. […]

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  3. […] 12:00PM  With some time to kill we decided to have lunch.  Today we chose to eat on the west side of the Paradise Pier.  My daughter and I shared the Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Pesto $10.99 and the Chicken Caesar Salad $9.99 from Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.  My husband had the Beef Gyro Platter $12.49 from Paradise Garden Grill.  The pasta and salad portions were huge and way more than my daughter and I could both eat.  We had so much left over that we realized that all three of us could have easily been satisfied by sharing those two dishes.  The Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Pesto is one of our favorites as it is tantalizingly tasty and filling.  My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Gyro platter.  The yogurt based sauce was flavorful and the meat was tender.  Again the portion was large and could easily fill the bellies of two.  Read about some of our other favorite budget friendly meals by clicking here. […]

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