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Ariel's Grotto

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1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4565
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Princesses and good food...with a caveat.

Our three and five year-old granddaughters were enthralled with the princess experience. The food was very good and we were pleased with the wait staff. Once downstairs, Ariel's Grotto is a child's delight. Upstairs and on the stairs is a different story. People moving is what Disney does... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Napa, California
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  • Families with children
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Napa, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Our three and five year-old granddaughters were enthralled with the princess experience. The food was very good and we were pleased with the wait staff. Once downstairs, Ariel's Grotto is a child's delight. Upstairs and on the stairs is a different story. People moving is what Disney does best--better than anyone, in fact. Reservations are almost always necessary, so they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I made reservations a month in advance. My girlfriend is a giant Disney fan, and her favorite attraction is World of Color, so I thought I'd give her a great meal and a wonderful seat to her favorite show. What ended up happening was neither. First, I was called mid-morning on the day of the reservation while in the park... More 

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Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We read some mixed reviews but the Princess experience alone would have been good enough for us to make it worth wile. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great! A choice if 2 great soups or a salad for starter. Great main courses in large portions (way too much for us europeans) and a delicious desert (creme brulee, chocolate... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter was over the moon with meeting all the Princesses. Each spent time with her and took a picture, she was so excited. The food on the other hand was awful and way overpriced. The pasta sauce had no flavor and the chicken was very dry. I very surprised at the quality, especially with the prices we were charged.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We made two lunch reservations during our 4 day trip to Disneyland at Ariel's Grotto, because we wanted to have a sit-down lunch and enjoy the company of the princesses. We loved both of our lunches and got to meet and have our photo taken with Ariel and the other princesses. We will definitely come again on our next trip.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Definitely one of the best places to eat in the park. The food is always delicious and has a new spin each time we go, which is yearly. Runs pricey as do all the character experiences however you will leave full and satisfied. The princesses are gracious and you get plenty of photo opportunities

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Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We happened to eat here when there was no where else with availability. It is pricey, but the food was excellent and the pass for priority standing for the laser show was an added perk!

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Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had the opportunity to eat here for breakfast the other day. Since we booked an early time we were escorted through the park by cast members to the restaurant since the park wasn't open yet. This is cool because you get unobstructed views/pictures of the attractions before the crowds roll in. The restaurant itself is really cool! The entire... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant has it all down to a science and it's perfect. The food is outstanding. The personal time with the Disney princesses is priceless. My four year old was in heaven. The pricing might seem steep, but for what you are getting it is right on. You don't have to wait in line, instead you sit at the table... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The entrees were gross! The bread and the dessert were good. I got the pasta. It had about an inch of water in the bottom. My husband got the tri-tip.... it was rubbery and drenched in BBQ sauce. You couldn't even taste the meat. My daughter got the mac and cheese.... it was fine (it better have been for 25... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Disneyland
  • Neighborhood: Disneyland
  • Phone Number: (714) 781-4565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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