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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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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here and our 7:30 reservation was one of the last, so the restaurant wasn't very full. The staff were efficient, bringing us our drinks and taking our order, but it was obvious we were the last customers and the staff were tidying up around us as we ate. The clam chowder for starters was... More 

Thank Globetrotter08uk
New Jersey
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292 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked our lunch at Ariel's Grotto months in advance so our daughter would get a chance to have some interaction with Disney princesses during our one chance there. We were highly pleased with the experience. Our reservation was for 2:40pm and we were seated at precisely that time. This is not an inexpensive venue. Lunch for two adults and... More 

2 Thank AlexanderD
Davis, California
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239 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister and I enjoyed a Princess themed lunch here, visited by some of Disney's most popular princesses. The draw is the restaurant theming and princesses, not the food. I've also eaten here for dinner, when the view of DCA's lights reflecting on the lagoon is beautiful. The food is ok.

Thank rockyhillgal
Las Vegas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros - In the park so you don't have to leave. - Outside dining is in the "water". Even with the heat the shade and breeze made it very refreshing - crab chowder was PERFECT - IDEAL viewing spot for world of color, which you get fast passes for when you eat dinner here Cons - ummm, everything else? Seriously.... More 

2 Thank vegaswithkids
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner here as part of the World of Color dining package. There are no characters but open air dining on the water with a view of the Pier and midway was entertainment enough! The theming is Little Mermaid and music from the show played softly. Food was tasty and well prepared and the desert trio was very nice.... More 

Thank NJDels
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is a set menu consisting of: Fruit Plate Bread/Pastry Basket Hot Course Cereal/Bircher Muesli Unlimited drinks This comes at a price, and honestly too much both in terms of cost and food. I'd defy anyone to polish this off in one sitting, the food they must throw away doesn't bear thinking about. Service was OK. Staff kept drinks well... More 

2 Thank HenWeekender
Parma Heights, Ohio
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Ariel so we were beyond impressed with this restaurant! Talk about feeling like youre under the sea! Disney's attention to detail in general I must say is fabulous and this is no exception! Upon arrival we got to meet Ariel right away and take a photo, we were then seated in a great both and greeted... More 

3 Thank missangela025
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for dinner to get reserved seating at the World of Color show. It was a very limited menu but we all found something we were happy with and the food was pretty good. Service was very good and the atmosphere was fun for the the kids.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a lot great things about this restaurant. For the most part a nice experience. The dining room is decorated to an under the sea theme. The appetizer and main course we're excellent. The dessert left a lot to be desired. After an excellent clam chowder and steak dinner you would expect a dessert to match. This would... More 

Thank Giantsfan4andmore
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here twice and have pre reserved before we arrived a dinner package that gets you front row viewing for the World of Color show. The food was very good both times. They have about 4 choices, a pasta, a fish, beef and lobster dish and a vegetarian dish. Comes with very yummy desserts 4 individual different ones,... 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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
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?