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Ariel's Grotto

1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802 (Disneyland)
(714) 781-4565
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Ranked #153 of 726 Restaurants in Anaheim
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Neighborhood: Disneyland
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English first
Bozeman, Montana
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The experience of this restaurant is amazing. The service was great and very want. The princesses come out and greet every table and are so great with the children. The foot is incredible, given that the experience is for children. It is pricey but you are paying for the show of it and the Disney princess experience. This was our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was fun to see my little girl enjoy the princesses. However, my husband and I felt rushed- like they were getting ready for the next show and hurried along the performance. The food was cold and average. Since it is pre fixe menu we were sure they cooked the food much earlier and had it sitting there. The princesses... More

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Modesto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Upon arrival, they were not yet ready for guests so we had to wait a few minutes to check in. Once we checked in, the stroller had to be parked, just like anywhere else in the parks. Once checked in we all had to walk down the stairs to be greeted by Ariel. Once pictures were taken we were seated... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our Ariel's grotto experience was so great !!!! We loved it !!!! The food was great and the princesses were fantastic. We got to see Ariel, Cinderella, aurora, belle, and rapunzel!!!! My three year old loved it !!!!! Can't recommend enough !!!!

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Gatineau, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was was daughter's birthday. We went to the BBB in the morning to get her hair styled like a princess. Lunch was planned at Ariel's Grotto. Good thing she didn't really notice anything of the average food and service described below. Check-in process : We got to the restaurant 15 minutes before our reserved time as they request when... More

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

During a recent trip to Disneyland, my family decided that we wanted to see World of Color, so we made a dinner package reservation at Ariel's Grotto for a dinner. The prix fixe dinner included an appetizer, an entrée, dessert, and a non-alcoholic drink (refillable). While sitting outside, waiting for our pager to buzz, I heard a woman tell her... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I really should have considered all of the warnings in previous reviews - this restaurant was awful! I normally love Disney cuisine but I will never visit this place again. My mom and I booked a reservation for the World of Color dining package. Our reservation was at 5:30pm but the hostess made us wait 20 minutes to be seated... More

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Smokey Point, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took my 7 year old daughter on her first trip to Disneyland and could not leave out a stop at Ariel's Grotto. I am so glad I didn't. The food was amazing! The waitstaff super professional, very friendly and very timely. But none of those reasons are why anyone goes to Ariel's Grotto, but that would be enough. The... More

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Tucson
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My son loves this place, and it was his birthday. But if not for that, we would never eat here again. 1st time in Feb 2013, the food was spectacularly presented: large tiered cheese and appetizer display, good entrees and great dessert platters. 2nd time in Feb 2014, such a disappointment. No appetizer platters, just a minute salad or soup.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I see that Ariel's Grotto is getting mixed reviews, but I have to say that our experience was nothing short of excellent. The service was fantastic, and we got to see four princess while we were there, which was not a rush little visit; there was time for conversation and pictures. The menu is small, but the options are diverse... More

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