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Ariel's Grotto

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1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4565
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ojai, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is very good, albeit expensive. The service is good. You might feel a bit rushed as it is all about turnover. Make a reservation for sure. People will line up on the stairs down for a photo opportunity with Ariel. theres a Disney photographer there who will take your photo for a $30 package. I would sit inside, the... More 

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Estacada, Oregon
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every Disney trip has included Ariels Grotto. It was once easily a 5 star attraction. Over the past few years the value has declined. In the past there was a three tier appetizer tray with a variety so kids could eat too, but now they offer only a salad. The meal portions are close to half what they were previously.... More 

Thank OregonMomOnWheels
Wollongong, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rushed in rushed out kind of deal. The food was ok but felt very rushed. No show just the 4 princesses come round to the tables. Which we had already seen elswhere in the park. $104 for myself and my 4 yr old for lunch, Very disappointing. I dont mind paying that kind of money if there is a show... More 

Thank Michelle J
Steeleville, Illinois
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ate at Ariel's Grotto on September 13 for lunch. I was seated 15 minuets BEFORE my reservation. After walking down the stairs I was greeted by Ariel herself (in human form). We chatted a bit and took a picture (which they sold for an extra $30 on top of the cost of the meal itself so be prepared for... More 

Thank thetony45
Bellevue, Nebraska
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232 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is magical. As an adult Disney aficionado, I love this type of thing. We had a group of 4 go in for lunch at Ariel's Grotto and it was a fabulous experience. The service was delightful. They were constantly on top of our food and drinks making sure everything was taken care of. We had a great conversation... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter loved dining with the princesses, but the food was bland and gave us all stomach aches. The lobster salad was bland. I was really looking forward to this, but very much disappointed. Crab bisque was good though. We Also had the chicken, it was edible, nothing special. I liked that they gave veggie sticks for the kids though.... More 

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Haslet, Texas
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The five-year-old in our party really wanted to meet the princesses and this character meal was an easy way for the rest of us to avoid multiple and time-consuming lines to see them in the park. It is a well-oiled machine here. Check in outside. Check in inside and receive a buzzer. When it buzzes, head down the circular staircase... More 

Thank tx32f
North Ogden, Utah
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, especially the crab chowder! Sitting down in the air conditioning was so great after a busy day in disneyland. My girls loved to see so many princesses come to their table to chat! I wish I would've been more interactive with the characters, my little girls got shy and forgot the questions they were going to... More 

Thank Carrie S
Seattle, Washington
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1,106 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If anyone in your party is obsessed with meeting princesses, Ariel's Grotto is worth every cent! You will meet 4-5 different princesses up close and have time to take a picture, have them sign something, etc. The meal will run $50/person.

Thank misopiso88
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Ariel's Grotto because we had heard how beautiful the patio was, the menu looked a bit more upscale, and we wanted to meet some princesses without standing in lines. This seemed like the solution. We had to wait a long time to be seated, more than 30 minutes, even with a reservation. Our waiter seemed very rushed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Disneyland
  • Neighborhood: Disneyland
  • Phone Number: (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?