Location

Disneyland in Main Street, U.S.A.

Entree range

$6-$18

Summary

The Carnation Cafe is still a place where the adults can find a decent plate, the kids can choose from their favorites, and it's easy on the wallet. Because of its location along Main Street, close to bathrooms and across from the locker facility, it gets busy expect to see waiting lines stretching down the street. Service is friendly and unusually patient; someone's briefed these young cast members on how an hour's wait and low blood sugar can quickly erode a diner's mood. Once you're seated, the order comes quickly and with a smile.

Setting and Atmosphere

A Main Street staple since the park opened in 1955, the Carnation Cafe serves up an American menu heavy with traditional favorites hamburgers and meat loaf, pancakes and Mickey-shaped waffles, and fried chicken in a parlor circa 1890. For those in the know, Oscar Martinez, Disneyland's longest-tenured employee (56+ years at the park), is the cafe's ambassador. The cafe was expanded in 2012, adding indoor seating and revamping the menu.

House Specialties

The loaded baked potato soup (a hot, creamy concoction with Cheddar cheese, chives, and large chunks of baked potato) is a favorite. New specialties include huevos rancheros at breakfast and a green chile cheeseburger (topped with manchego cheese, roasted poblanos, and a fried egg) for lunch. Oscar recommends the catch of the day, pan-seared with edamame succotash.

Other Recommendations

For starters, try the deep-fried dill pickle spears, dipped in a remoulade-style sauce. The updated menu features a beef-and-pork meat loaf, smoked turkey sandwich on a pretzel roll, and warm spinach salad topped with grilled chicken and shiitake mushrooms.

Menus

Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Disneyland Premium Annual Pass 15% All All
Disneyland Annual Pass - Not Premium 10% All All
DVC Member 10% All All