Open & Closed Restaurants at Disneyland

This list of open & closed in-park restaurants at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, plus hotel dining at the Grand Californian, covers what’s operating post-reopening, what’s temporarily unavailable, and why. This is updated regularly, with info on what’s coming soon and more.

The good news is that as of January 2022, every single major restaurant has reopened at Disneyland Resort (with one exception, which is actually a permanent closure). Dining has improved by leaps and bounds since the parks reopened last summer.

The bad news is that the vast majority of Disneyland Resort restaurants still do not have full menus. Most serve about half of the options they offered pre-closure, and it’s often the more ambitious and labor or ingredient intensive items that have been removed. In other words, if you want standard theme park fare like burgers or pizza, you’re fine. The more interesting stuff—along with many unique snacks—remain temporarily unavailable. So check menus before you commit!

On top of that, Mobile Order return times can be hours into the future, and wait times upon arrival can be quite lengthy on busier days. Avoid this by placing your Mobile Orders via the Disneyland app early in the day while waiting in line for an attraction. Modify later to push back your pickup time (sometimes you can also move it forward). Also be mindful that tables can be in short supply during peak dining hours, which is especially relevant if you want one of the limited outdoor tables in the shade.

When your return window opens, hit the “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” button before actually arriving at the restaurant. The wait between hitting that button and receiving your food will typically be between 10 and 45 minutes, depending upon crowds and staffing. Yes, that’s a wide range–but one that can be frustrating if you’re on the outer bound of it.

Our recommendation is to hit the button and do atmospheric activities in that same land or general area while waiting for the notification that your order is ready. Enjoy character greetings, exploring hidden corners of the land…don’t get into a 90 minute line for Space Mountain or another popular ride.

Additionally, reservations for in-park restaurants at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are available, but very limited. Due to ongoing staffing shortages, most locations aren’t seating every table, and the result is that reservations can be difficult to score. We recommend booking early and checking back for cancellations if you can’t find availability when you first try.

We’ve had considerable difficulty booking Carthay Circle Restaurant, Carnation Cafe, Blue Bayou, and several other restaurants–even 60 days in advance. This never used to be a problem, but is an issue now due to an imbalance of supply and demand. Hopefully it’s resolved in early 2022 as Disneyland continues to hire more Cast Members!

Disneyland Open Restaurants List

  • Bengal Barbecue
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant
  • Café Orleans
  • Carnation Cafe
  • Churros
  • Edelweiss Snacks
  • French Market Restaurant
  • Galactic Grill
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • Harbour Galley
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant
  • Ice Cream Carts
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Market House
  • Maurice’s Treats
  • Milk Stand
  • Mint Julep Bar
  • Plaza Inn
  • Popcorn
  • Red Rose Taverne
  • Refreshment Corner
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Royal Street Verandah
  • Ship to Shore Marketplace
  • Stage Door Café
  • The Tropical Hideaway
  • Tiki Juice Bar
  • Tropical Imports
  • Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
  • Alien Pizza Planet
  • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
  • Oga’s Cantina

Disneyland Closed Restaurants List

  • Clarabelle’s
  • Daisy’s Diner
  • Pluto’s Dog House
  • Troubadour Tavern

Disney California Adventure Open Restaurants List

  • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
  • Alfresco Tasting Terrace
  • Angry Dogs
  • Award Wieners
  • Bayside Brews
  • Carthay Circle Lounge — Alfresco Dining
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
  • Churros
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
  • Corn Dog Castle
  • Cozy Cone Motel
  • Cappuccino Cart
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Hollywood Lounge
  • Ice Cream Carts
  • Lamplight Lounge
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery
  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Popcorn
  • Poultry Palace
  • Pym Tasting Lab
  • Pym Test Kitchen
  • Rita’s Baja Blenders
  • Señor Buzz Churros
  • Schmoozies!
  • Shawarma Palace
  • Shawarma Palace Too
  • Smokejumpers Grill
  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Studio Catering Co.
  • Wine Country Trattoria
  • Fairfax Market
  • Fillmore’s Taste-In
  • Mendocino Terrace
  • Mortimer’s Market
  • Trolley Treats

Disney California Adventure Closed Restaurants List

  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

Disneyland Hotel Operational Dining List:

  • Coffee House
  • Goofy’s Kitchen
  • Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
  • Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill

Disneyland Hotel Closed Dining List:

  • Steakhouse 55 (permanently closed)
  • Steakhouse 55 Lounge (permanently closed)

Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Operational Dining List:

  • Disney Princess Adventure Breakfast at Napa Rose
  • Hearthstone Lounge
  • GCH Craftsman Bar
  • GCH Craftsman Grill
  • Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet at Storytellers Cafe
  • Napa Rose
  • Napa Rose Lounge
  • Storytellers Cafe

Grand Californian Closed Dining List:

  • None

Ultimately, it’s great to see the list of “open” restaurants continue to grow, while the “closed” lists shrink. At this point, the far bigger deal is the incomplete menus and Mobile Order wait times. Even those things are starting to get resolved, which is great.

This is all happening at a much faster pace than Walt Disney World’s phased reopening, which is unsurprising. The Florida parks opened last summer in a totally different environment, and that operation is considerably larger and more complex. Nevertheless, it’s great to see Disneyland Resort approaching “normal” much sooner. Stay tuned for future updates!

Planning a Southern California vacation? For park admission deals, read Tips for Saving Money on Disneyland Tickets. Learn about on-site and off-site hotels in our Anaheim Hotel Reviews & Rankings. For where to eat, check out our Disneyland Restaurant Reviews. For unique ideas of things that’ll improve your trip, check out What to Pack for Disney. For comprehensive advice, consult our Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide. Finally, for guides beyond Disney, check out our Southern California Itineraries for day trips to Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and tons of other places!

YOUR THOUGHTS

What do you think about this list of restaurants that are reopening and remaining closed at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Grand Californian? Any closures that disappoint you? What about pleasant surprises? Will you be attempting to visit Disneyland soon, or are you waiting until everything is totally back normal? Do you agree or disagree with our commentary? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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