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Trader Sam's

Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA (The Colony)
714 781-3463
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Ranked #22 of 724 restaurants in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: The Colony
Description: Welcome, Brave Adventurers! Dock your tramp steamer at the cement shores of the Disneyland Hotel pool area and enter this mystical, interactive experience. Bold and unforgettable cruise-ine awaits at this tiki bar inspired by the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Trader Sam's - named for the "head" salesman of the Amazon — features some of the exotic wares he has collected over the years. But beware...he's always looking for a good trade.
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83% Recommend
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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love this place and I dont drink! The ambiance of a 1950s TIKI BAR is captured great. Thunder, lightening, rain, name it and its here. Drinks come virgin and with alcohol too. Get a souvenir tiki mug with the drink, or buy it alone. Next the pool and the Adventureland Tower.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you are just stopping here to have some fun drinks and hang out in a wonderfully themed tiki bar, then I give Trader Sam's five stars, no question. If you find tiki kitsch charming, you will love this place. The longer you are there, the more great little theming touches you notice throughout the bar. I have to take... More

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Dallas, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Transform yourself as you walk past the craved wooden doors into a land far away. A Tropical Tiki Drink menu worthy of Anthony Bourdain that serves up some powerhouse tropical treats. Get the Shrunken Head or the OOAHH four person special drink with fire! Either way you migrate their tropical drink list after a few gulps you'll soon be transported... More

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San Jose, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went there late at night to have the Uh-Oa flaming rum punch drink that friends had talked about. It was very crowded and we weren't able to sit inside. The drink has a story line associated with it. It turns out if you order it inside the bar they flash the lights and the stereo system plays appropriate music.... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When my husband and I planned our recent trip to Disneyland, we had become aware of Trader Sam's and made an effort to visit. We are so glad we did because we had the best time! We arrived late in the evening and sat outside where there was live entertainment -- a man and his guitar, crooning 80's hits. The... More

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Spotsylvania, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went for my son's birthday, started out with a couple Uh-Oa's and a Pupu Platter. For the price they could've filled the drink bowls a little more. Pork flatbread and pork sandwich were good. Sweet potato fries were really good. The atmosphere is what makes the place, along with the antics of the staff when certain drinks are ordered.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped here for drinks only before venturing into Disneyland and I am glad we did, what a fun place! The bar tenders are entertaining and fun and our drinks were served with theatre and camaraderie. I left with the souvenier tiki bowl that one of our drinks were served in. A great fun place to visit.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great place to have a little adult fun at Disney. Located at the Disneyland Hotel, this popular bar serves drinks and light meals in a tropical setting. They have seating both indoors and out, but try to grab one of the few seats inside so that you can watch "the show". Each time someone in the bar... More

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Indio, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This bar is super fun!!! Tiki, tiki, tiki!!! The staff are great, everyone is having a great time. The drinks are fun and tasty!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

By no means is the food here "one of the best meals" I have ever had. But a nite here is super (adult) fun, with scads of fruity rum drinks, expertly made, and tasty bar snacks and light meals also. What's super cool is the decor and ambiance. It's great when Disneyland closes early and you want to stretch out... More

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