Roasted chicken, pot roast, penne pasta, salads.
Don't expect fine dining when you eat at the Plaza Inn, but strides have been made in the quality of the food and the steam table's maintenance, and portions are very generous. Hit this place right when everything comes fresh, during the transitions from breakfast to lunch and from lunch to dinner, but it's still your basic been-in-the-steam-table-too-long scenario.
Setting and Atmosphere
Probably the high point of your meal at the Plaza Inn is the gorgeous Victorian B&B ambiance, comfortable, widely spaced tables in a spacious dining room with lots of brocade and brass. The spacious patio commands a great view of Main Street, where parades, strolling musicians, and the massive variety of visitors endlessly entertain us.
Breakfast is a serve-yourself buffet, and lunch and dinner are cafeteria-style counter service meals. The menu has been revamped with new items, but it's still a buffeteria that can be hit or miss; see if you can catch something being freshly delivered. Timing is everything. Best bets are the pot roast or the fried chicken (which some claim is better than Knott's famous birds), two items that rarely suffer from sitting on the steam table.
The little ones will love the daily character breakfast (reservations strongly suggested) hosted by Minnie Mouse and two to four other characters. Adults will suffer through rubbery pancakes and soggy bacon.
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|Disneyland Premium Annual Pass||15%||All||All|
|Disneyland Annual Pass - Not Premium||10%||All||All|
|When to go||When you need a compromise, the kids insist, or you arrive right at the meal switch.|