Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Entree range

$15– $30


You may experience a little sticker shock at first, but there’s real value here. It’s not quite on par with Napa Rose across the way, but the same dedication to quality and originality is evident from the menu to the service. Kids will find lots to like about the food, while the adults enjoy California wine country–inspired menu options (from pastas to steaks to fresh fish) and a leisurely cocktail or glass of wine. Dinner gives diners the option to order from the menu or visit the buffet. You’ll want to save some room for dessert too—who could pass up warm seasonal-fruit cobbler heaped with vanilla ice cream or a warm chocolate brownie? A Manitowoc, Wisconsin, reader recommends the café as an alternative to dining inside DCA, writing:

We ended up eating at Storytellers Café on a spur-of-the-moment decision, and it was one of the best places at which we ate at the park, as far as food, price, and atmosphere. Can share meals too, which costs less than eating in the park. The lemonade with the foam on top was AMAZING!

Setting and Atmosphere

The Storytellers Cafe carries the grand Californian's arts and Crafts theme throughout with large, open beams; natural wood and wood carvings; milled stone; and stained glass. the walls are adorned with impressive murals depicting the state's rich literary history, from Mark twain's the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County to Scott Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins.

House Specialties

Children under age 10 will love the character breakfast buffet. Hosted by Mickey Mouse, the meal features a complement of woodland friends who visit the tables, sing songs, and pose for photos between bites of omelets, waffles, and hotcakes.

Other Recommendations

Health-conscious diners will love the café’s salads, such as the Lobster Cobb Salad (with avocado, bacon, tomato, and blue cheese topped by a low-fat citrus-chive vinaigrette). The grilled chicken sandwich, with caramelized onion, tomato, and cheese, is great.



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


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
Disney Visa 10% All Lunch only