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1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
+1 714-781-4565
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife, three kids and I all excitedly hustled to Ariel's Grotto for dinner. Although late for our reservation, they quickly had us seated. Throughout our dining experience, we received great service. The low rating stems from the main course. In the end, most of the food remained on our plates. Served cold, the mac and cheese disappointed. The chicken... More 

Thank GamanoCatcha
Anaheim, California, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a special meal with the Disney Princess's then this is the place. From the moment we walked in our Granddaughter was in heaven. They really know how to make the guests feel special each princess comes to the tables for pictures, autographs, and to greet your special child. The food was very good even for the adults

Thank Merilee G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the higher priced character meal, the food was pretty terrible. I was sorry that we chose that one. The breakfast one in the park has great breakfast food but no new characters etc. But super disappointed in the food quality for the price paid.

Thank Amanda G
Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is top notch. The food is fantastic! The waitstaff is wonderful. The character meal we enjoyed was lunch and a visit with Disney princesses. When you walk in you get to visit with Ariel and have your picture taken. Beware, they will come to you table in about 15 minutes with you photos and sell them to you.... More 

1 Thank clholbrook
Eagle Mountain, Utah
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I dined for the first time at this restaurant the beginning of February for lunch. We have done every other character meal experience and this was by far my least Favorite!!! The food was not bad at all which was nice sense your paying a lot of money for it portion size though wasn't very big for... More 

Thank caprisedraper
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for daughter's 12th birthday dinner with World of Color after it. The show was excellent. However The Grotto was terrible. Food was not very good for any of us. Nothing special was done for my daughter's birthday. The server, who did not go out of his way at all, basically threw a chocolate cupcake her way. We were all... More 

Thank judymB950ME
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our daughter for her birthday to a brunch to see the princesses. She was so surprised and so are we… Here's why: The food was surprisingly very good, the show was amazing and caught several gasps of excitement from the children and the staff is super friendly! I would recommend this character meal to anyone with a princess... More 

Thank TeamDamien
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and there were fun specialty drinks. The kids got to see all of the princesses and have their picture with Ariel. The atmosphere was fun.

Thank C P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you only fix a limited menu, I think it should be spectacular. 3 people $200.00 is a lot for an average meal. World of Color seats were great. No characters. Goofy's Kitchen was much better experience for money spent.

Thank Kathy R
Lethbridge, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love everything Disney, and I understand that Disney comes with a premium price- but usually you can justify it, because you are paying for the experience. Not the case with Ariel's Grotto! We decided to treat ourselves on our last night in the park, and reserved the World of Color package. So for $50/ adult and $25 per kid... More 

1 Thank Rachelle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Disneyland
  • Neighbourhood: Disneyland
  • Phone Number: +1 714-781-4565
  • This restaurant is at Disneyland (requires admission)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?