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California Adventure Dining (locations by land, prices, pros & cons)

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California Adventure Dining (locations by land, prices, pros & cons)

Disney California Adventure is located directly across from Disneyland Park and, guests of all ages will find that it has just as many great dining options as Disneyland.

From Cars Land’s Cozy Cone Motel to Pixar Pier’s Lamplight Lounge, DCA’s Table Service and Quick Service locations have fantastic theming. There are a few special dining events offered as well.

Hungry yet?

Check out all of the DCA dining spots currently available below.

UPDATE: The information below may be impacted by current reopening procedures. Please visit our Disneyland reopening guide for the most up-to-date information.

What about reservations?

Just like Disney World, the Table Service restaurants at Disney California Adventure also offer reservations, however, instead of the 180 day booking window you find at Walt Disney World, the booking window for California Adventure is just 60 days.

Want to book one of the Table Service restaurants below? You can make reservations online, by using the Disneyland app, or by calling (714) 781-DINE.

Note: There is a credit card guarantee required and $10/person cancellation fee (just like at Disney World!). 

Avengers Campus (Opening June 4, 2021)

Pym Test Kitchen

pym test kitchen

Meals served: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under per adult – $15 to $34.99 per adult
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American, Healthy Selections, Vegetarian
Link to menu 

Pros: Mobile Order, Legacy Passholder discounts, unique theming and food options for a variety of meals, including oversized and shrunken menu items

Cons: Some of the offerings are expensive, including the Quantum-sized Pym-ini Sandwich listed at both $57.99 and $99.99

Pym Tasting Lab

Pym Test Lab in Avengers Campus

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under per adult – $15 to $34.99 per adult
Quick Service (Bars & Lounges)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Mobile Order, a good option for tasty beverages and a fun snack if you don’t want a full meal at Pym Test Kitchen

Cons: No Legacy Passholder discount, only one snack option

Shawarma Palace

shawarma palace avengers campus

Meals served: breakfast, lunch, snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern
Link to menu 

Pros: Mobile Order, No Legacy Passholder discount, vegan options

Cons: A small menu with only a couple choices

Terran Treats

terran treats avengers campus

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: A fun and unique twist to classic desserts — cream puffs and churros

Cons: No Mobile Order or Legacy Passholder dicounts

Buena Vista Street

Carthay Circle Lounge

Carthay Circle Lounge

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under per adult – $15 to $34.99 per adult
Table Service (Bars & Lounges)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, great place to have mocktails and cocktails (pretty big drink list), small bites featured, appetizer options, relaxed-indoor seating and an outside patio with Buena Vista street views

Cons: No allergy-friendly menus, some small bites cost just as much as a beverage

Carthay Circle Restaurant

Carthay Circle Restaurant

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $15 to $34.99 per adult – $35 to $59.99 per adult
Table Service (Fine/Signature Dining, Unique/Themed Dining)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, reservations accepted, historical restaurant with Walt Disney vibes, huge drink list with many non-alcoholic options, lunch and dinner menus are different; Dining packages available: the World of Color and Frozen Dining Packages (more details below)

Cons: No allergy-friendly menus, offerings are expensive, waits can be long

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, a huge selection of ice cream (including the Kitchen Sink), sundaes, and even alcoholic floats

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no allergy-friendly menus, limited outdoor seating, frequently opens late (or closes early)

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe

Meals served: breakfast, lunch, snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American, Bakery Cuisine
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, Starbucks served, roomy indoor seating, several options for breakfast and a variety of baked goods and desserts

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, no allergy-friendly menus, sandwich and salads aren’t enough for dinner (more high-quality options throughout the park for an actual meal)

Cars Land

Cozy Cone Motel

Cozy Cone Motel

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Great theming with perfect outdoor seating, five dining spots with different options, including soft serve, churros, cones filled savory options like mac ‘n’ cheese, pretzels and twists, and popcorn, along with several types of beverages at each location

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering, no allergy-friendly menus, lines can be very long

Fillmore’s Taste-In

Fillmore's Taste In

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American, Healthy Selections, Vegetarian
Link to menu

Pros: Great spot to grab a small snack or healthy bite, like fruit, on-the-spot theming

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no tables (but there are benches nearby)

Flo’s V8 Cafe

Flo's V8 Cafe

Meals served: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, indoor and outdoor seating with views of Radiator Springs Racers, allergy-friendly menus, diner-inspired food

Cons: Limited choices for breakfast, service can sometimes be iffy

Grizzly Peak

Smokejumpers Grill

Smokejumpers Grill

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, Mobile Ordering, allergy-friendly menus, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, menu has unique twists, like a Spicy Buffalo Sandwich with Pear Slaw

Cons: Menu is a bit average in its offerings, i.e. chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, etc.

Hollywood Land

Award Wieners

Award Weiners

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, plant-based hot dog  

Cons: Limited menu (basically different kinds of hot dogs), no seating, no allergy-friendly menus

Fairfax Market

Fairfax Market at DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: Healthy Selections, Vegetarian
Link to menu

Pros: Great spot to grab a healthy snack, like fruit, veggies with hummus, and chips and guacamole

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no seating

Hollywood Lounge

Hollywood Lounge at DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, a bar and lounge that usually offers several seasonal selections, in addition to other offerings, also has non-alcoholic and mocktail options

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no seating or actual bar to sit at

Schmoozies!

Schmoozies! at DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, great coffees, smoothies, and milkshakes (the seasonal ones are usually stellar)

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no seating, no allergy-friendly menus

Studio Catering Co.

Studio Catering. Co in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, plant-based options

Cons: Limited menu (mainly tacos), no Mobile Ordering, tables for standing only, no allergy-friendly menus

Pacific Wharf

Alfresco Tasting Terrace

Alfresco Tasting Terrace in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under per adult – $15 to $34.99 per adult
Table Service (Bars & Lounges)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, nice size cocktail and wine list that includes non-alcoholic and mocktail options, cozy outdoor seating

Cons: No allergy-friendly menus, limited menu, small bites are a little pricey (some are the same amount as a cocktail)

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill in DCA

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: Mexican
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, Mobile Ordering, allergy-friendly menus, has its own seating with additional seating located right across from the restaurant, several Mexican dishes, sides, and beverages

Cons: The additional seating area can become quite packed due to other surrounding Quick Service locations

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli in Disney California Adventure

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, outdoor seating, massive dessert/ice cream/sundae/shakes/coffee menu

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, some of the menu items are overpriced and comparable to what you’d pay for a meal, no allergy-friendly menus, only three plant-based options

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Lucky Fortune Cookery in DCA

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: Asian
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, allergy-friendly menus, right next to a massive seating area with both covered and uncovered seats, dishes are typically flavorful and a lighter/healthier selection

Cons: Limited menu, seating area can become packed since it’s surrounded by other Quick Service spots

Mendocino Terrace

Mendocino Terrace in Disney California Adventure

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Table Service (Bars & Lounges)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, outdoor seating, big wine list, also beer and non-alcoholic options

Cons: Only two appetizers (cheese plate and cold cuts)

Pacific Wharf Café

Pacific Wharf Cafe in Disney California Adventure

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American, Californian
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, serves the famous Mickey-shaped sourdough bread (also have seasonal shapes, including Mickey Vampire and Christmas tree-shaped), allergy-friendly menus, big outdoor seating area

Cons: Limited menu, seating area can become packed since it’s surrounded by other Quick Service spots

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. in Disney California Adventure

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, multiple Karl Strauss California-made beers on draft, serves pretzels, including Mickey-shaped, large seating area nearby

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, seating area can become packed since it’s surrounded by other Quick Service spots

Rita’s Baja Blenders

Rita's Baja Blenders in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, flavored-margaritas and sangria, non-alcoholic versions available too, surrounding outdoor seating

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, seating area can become packed due to other Quick Service spots

Sonoma Terrace

Sonoma Terrace in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, pretty outdoor seating area, mainly snacks but also has a Meatball Sandwich 

Cons: Limited non-alcoholic options and only a few snacks featured

Wine Country Trattoria

Wine Country Trattoria in DCA

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $15 to $34.99
Table Service (Casual Dining, Unique/Themed Dining)
Type of cuisine: Healthy Selections, Italian, Vegetarian
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, reservations accepted, allergy-friendly menus, beautiful indoor and outdoor seating, big menu; Dining package available: the World of Color Dining Package (more details below)

Cons: Menu items are pricey, especially for spaghetti

Paradise Gardens Park

Bayside Brews

Bayside Brews in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, Mobile Ordering, great beer list, offers Mickey Pretzels and cream cheese and jalapeno cheese-filled pretzels

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no seating

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta in DCA

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service
Type of cuisine: Italian
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, plenty of outdoor seating, allergy-friendly menus

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, limited menu, a whole pizza is expensive 

Corn Dog Castle

Corn Dog Castle in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Annual Passholder discounts, Mobile Ordering, corn dogs here are delicious (and very big!)

Cons: Limited menu and the seating nearby is limited

Paradise Garden Grill

Paradise Garden Grill in DCA

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, Annual Passholder discounts, plant-based and a variety of other options, plenty of outdoor seating

Cons: No allergy-friendly menus (and the menu often rotates, whicn can be good and bad)

Pixar Pier

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service 
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Mobile Ordering, vanilla and chocolate soft serve and a nondairy lemon soft serve that’s a must, in addition to a few specialities, including a frosty parfait

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no seating

Angry Dogs

Angry Dogs in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Unique hot dog option (served spicy)

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, no Annual Passholder discounts, no seating (counters for standing and some benches across Pixar Pier), limited menu

Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums

Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: An amazing chocolate chip cookie, in addition to a shortbread cookie and a gluten-free blackberry jam-filled cookie

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering

Lamplight Lounge

Lamplight Lounge at Pixar PIer

Meals served: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Average cost: $15 to $34.99
Table Service (Unique/Themed Dining, Bars & Lounges)
Type of cuisine: American, Californian, Healthy Selections, Vegetarian
Link to menu

Pros: Indoor and outdoor seating with perfect theming and views of Pixar Pier/Pixar Pal-a-Round, reservations accepted, allergy-friendly menus, Annual Passholder discounts, two floors themed after all things Pixar, brunch, lunch, dinner are all offered and there’s also a lounge where you can order small bites and beverages

Cons: Can be difficult to get into (reservations are a must), only certain items are available in the upstairs lounge versus downstairs where meals are served

Poultry Palace

Poultry Palace in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Chicken drumsticks and also serves the famous Turkey Leg

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, no Annual Passholder discounts, no seating, limited menu

Señor Buzz Churros

Senor Buzz Churros in DCA

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Offers both classic and spicy churros

Cons: No Mobile Ordering, no Annual Passholder discounts

SNACK CARTS

Churro Carts

Disneyland Churros

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering

Locations:

  • Near Goofy’s Sky School
  • Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • Señor Buzz Churros
  • Willie’s Churros at Buena Vista Street

Fruit Carts

Disneyland fruit cart

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Great option if you want a healthy snack

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering

Locations:

  • Fairfax Market
  • Filmore’s Taste-In 
  • Mortimer’s Market

Lemonade Carts

Disneyland Lemonade

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Pros: Makes a refreshing treat

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering

Locations:

  • Near Golden Zephyr

Popcorn Carts

Disneyland Popcorn

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Have the option of getting popcorn in a souvenir bucket

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering, no $2 refill like at Walt Disney World

Locations:

  • Near Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • At Grizzly Peak Airfield
  • Popcorn near Hyperion Theater
  • Popcorn at Pixar Pier

Pretzel Carts

Mickey Pretzel

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Makes for a great snack

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering

Locations:

  • Bayside Brews 
  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. featuring Karl Strauss handcrafted beers
  • Near Hyperion Theater

Turkey Leg Carts

Disney Turkey Legs

Meals served: lunch, dinner, snacks
Average cost: $14.99 and under
Quick Service (Cart/Kiosk)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu 

Pros: Not just a snack, but can be eaten for lunch or dinner (they’re quite big)

Cons: No Annual Passholder discounts, no Mobile Ordering, can be difficult (and greasy!) to eat

Locations:

  • Poultry Palace
  • Hot Foods at Hollywood Land

Dining Packages

Frozen Dining Package

Frozen Dining Package in DCA

Package includes: priority reserved seating for the Frozen show at the Hyperion in Hollywood Land, a 3-course meal (soup and salad starter duo plus an entree and dessert) at Carthay Circle 

Meals served: lunch
Average cost: $89 per adult, $45 per child (ages 3 to 9); plus tax and gratuity
Table Service (Dining Event)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Reservations recommended

World of Color Dessert Party

World of Color Dessert Party

Package includes: Reservations accepted, a great way to score perfect reserved seats for World of Color (don’t have to stand or fight for a good spot), sweet and savory desserts featured with sparkling beverages, will receive a full refund if the show is cancelled by park management

Meals served: snacks
Average cost: $84 (tax and gratuity included)
Table Service (Dining Event)
Type of cuisine: American

Reservations recommended

World of Color Dining Package

World of Color Dining Package

Carthay Circle

Package includes: Annual Passholder discounts, receive a voucher that reserves spot in World of Color preferred viewing area, 3-course meal (starter, entree, and dessert) from a prix fixe menu and a non-alcoholic beverage

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: Lunch (starting at $56 for adults; $25 for child children, ages 3 to 9; tax and gratuity excluded); Dinner (starting at $74 for adults; $25 for children, ages 3 to 9; tax and gratuity excluded)
Table Service (Dining Event)
Type of cuisine: American
Link to menu

Reservations recommended

Wine Country Trattoria 

Package includes: Annual Passholder discounts, receive a voucher that reserves spot in World of Color preferred viewing area, 3-course meal (starter, entree, and dessert) from a prix fixe menu and a non-alcoholic beverage

Meals served: lunch, dinner
Average cost: Lunch (starting at $50 for adults; $25 for children, ages 3 to 9; tax and gratuity excluded); Dinner (starting at $50 for adults; $25 for children, ages 3 to 9; tax and gratuity excluded)
Table Service (Dining Event)
Type of cuisine: Healthy Selections, Italian, Vegetarian Cuisine
Link to menu

Reservations recommended

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