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Plaza Inn

In the morning, Plaza Inn serves as a character breakfast location where families can enjoy a buffet and meet Minnie Mouse and her friends. For lunch and dinner, entrée choices are fried chicken, pot roast, and pasta. Custom-made salads are available, as well as a selection of desserts. The portions on all of these items are very large, and sharing is certainly feasible.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: On the right side of the Central Plaza, in the joint between Main Street and Tomorrowland.
  • Date Opened: July 17, 1955
  • Seating: Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Service Type: Cafeteria style, four ordering stations.
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: House Salad or Penne Pasta with Marinara
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Sponsor: While the restaurant itself is not sponsored, the Minnie & Friends character breakfast is sponsored by Kellogg's.
  • Reservations: Dining reservations are recommended for "Minnie & Friends - Breakfast in the Park" and can be made in person for this location on a limited basis or by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-3463.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of February 2014

Breakfast

Plaza Inn's Breakfast in the Park with Minnie & Friends is an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring Minnie Mouse and other character interactions. The price is $23.99 for adults and $11.99 for children 3 to 9.

Buffet Selections

Kellogg's cereals
Omelets, made to order
Scrambled eggs
Sausage and bacon
Biscuits and gravy
French toast
Mickey waffles
Assorted pastries (muffins, croissants, danish)
Assorted fresh fruit


Menu as of February 2014

Lunch/Dinner Menu

Meals

Chicken (Plaza Inn Specialty) - Three pieces of chicken, fried to a golden brown, seasoned with distinctive herbs and spices, served with mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuit, and mixture of vegetables. $14.99
Pot Roast - Slow-roasted, served with vegetables, buttermilk biscuit, mashed potatoes, and gravy. $16.49
Penne Pasta  - Topped with parmesan cheese, served with a breadstick and one of these flavorful sauces: bolognese, marinara or chicken pesto alfredo sauce. $13.49

Salads

Cobb Salad - Fresh tossed mixed greens, with chicken, bacon, egg, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing. $11.99
House Salad - Mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, and choice of dressing. $4.39.

Assorted Desserts - $5.19

Kid's Meals

Chicken - Baked chicken leg, with fruit and vegetables and choice of small low-fat milk or small Dasani water. $6.99

Kid's Mickey Check Meal

(Meets Disney nutrition guidelines for complete meals without substitutions)
Pasta - Penne pasta topped with marinara sauce. Served with sliced apples and carrots, and choice of small low-fat milk, or small Dasani water. $6.99

Drinks

Fountain Drinks - Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Barq's Root Beer, Sprite, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Fanta Orange, Powerade. $3.19/$3.49
Dasani Bottled Water - $2.79
Nesquick Chocolate Milk - $1.73/$2.79
Hot Chocolate - $2.79
Hot Coffee - $2.79
Hot Tea - $2.79
Low-fat Milk - $1.79
Minute Maid Juice Box - $1.73
Assorted Minute Maid Juices - $2.69

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

Reader Reviews - Hide Section

The following are recent reviews for Plaza Inn from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Number of Plaza Inn Reviews: 18
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   April, 2012
Reviewer: ralfrick San Francisco Bay     April 22, 2012
For clarity, my ratings are by comparison to restaurants within the Disneyland Resort only.

Somehow The Plaza Inn became the last counter service restaurant for us to try inside Disneyland, and it immediately shot up ahead of some of the others. We were there for dinner during Spring Break, and there weren't that many in front of us just prior to the 2nd parade starting. Being two, we decided to get chicken and pot roast, so each of us could try both. Except for the meat and gravy, everything else was the same.

Was pleased that a choice of mixed/white/dark was offered, & 2/3 pieces were the big ones, and they were all fresh and flavorful. Of course, 4 pieces would make this a good plate to split for 2 people. Roast was very tender, but if you eat slowly, the last bite or 2 suffers from cooling. It is also the most civilized of the counter services, not only in surroundings, but in the plates/utensils that weren't made of plastic. I have no doubt that we will return to the Plaza Inn.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Friday, Dec 7, 2007
Reviewer: WhichIsStitch Flagstaff, AZ     December 27, 2007
I have been enjoying the Plaza Inn since I was a kid. I wish the breakfast was still available here without the character breakfast but for now I am happy with the lunch/dinner option. The last time we had been here was September '06 around the week after Labor Day. I was disappointed to see much of the park needing attention especially with regard to trash being picked up. At that time, it was a struggle at the Plaza Inn to find a table that was clear enough to sit at. Many people were simply clearing the tables by piling dirty dishes on another table. Our recent visit was dramatically different. The restaurant was spotless with many clean tables available. The decorations were beautiful with holiday music playing very softly in the background. My food choice was the chicken!!! I love it and had forgotten how much you get. I love the option of just the white meat as well but there is no way one person could be able to finish both the huge pieces as well as the rest of the potatoes and vegies! My husband got the roast beast (beef) which he had complained about last time being full of fat and gristle. Not so this time as I watched him consume the big quantity quickly. We should have shared the Yule Log dessert but since that is the first item you see our eyes were definitely much bigger than the room left in our tummies!
The dessert was light and delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Even though this is a sort of a cafeteria arrangement, it does not seem cafeteria like ....... hope that makes sense. The only thing I might change would be a few more choices than the chicken, pasta and beef. Not sure what but one or two more entrees might be nice. I still love love love the chicken and hope that part never changes!
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Sunday, September 16, 2007, 12:15 pm
Reviewer: Andrew (andrew@mouseplanet.com) Palo Alto, CA     November 08, 2007
What we had: Broasted Chicken (Jen), Cobb salad (me).

Not a lot to say; the Plaza Inn has the best fried (or broasted, whatever) chicken in the Disneyland Resort and the Cobb salad is always satisfying.

Service: Not really applicable, as this is a "scramble service" restaurant, where guests go to various stations to order and pick up their items. The Cast Members working the individual stations were nice enough.

Would we go back: Yes.
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: The original occupant of this ornate building was Red Wagon Inn (sponsored by Swift, a company whose logo was a red wagon). The restaurant was table service and served all three meals. In 1967 it closed and reopened as Plaza Inn with the lapsing of that sponsorship.
  • Over the years, Plaza Inn has gone through several format changes before settling on the current buffeteria format in 2001.
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