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“Excellent !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Inn

Plaza Inn
Ranked #8 of 842 Restaurants in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Disneyland
Auckland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We took the children here as a treat And it was well worth it. As it was in Disney resort it added to the magic. 2 adults 2 children the cost was around $60. Each character took time to sign books and take photos. The food was nice and at all you care to enjoy we enjoyed a whole lot which set us up for the rest of the day! If you do a character breakfast I would recommend this one.

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English first
The OC, California
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Some of the best fried chicken in SoCal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

As passholders, we have eaten at every establishment at the Disneyland Resort. This is a great place to eat for a couple of reasons: Character meals and the fabulous fried chicken. The only reason I'm saying it's not the best is because I reserve that title for Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken, down in Buena Park. But since I'm a Disneyland passholder, guess which place I get to more often. Besides, the wait for a table at Mrs. Knott's can be hours.
The character breakfasts here are great. You can even get early admission. I would advise getting an early seating, because I have heard that the food isn't quite as fresh later in the morning, say around 10:00. I've been here with my wife and daughter for the character breakfasts, and you get a lot of priceless character interaction. The characters work the room, going to each table. You can get some photos of a lifetime if you have small kids. Even if you have big ones.
For lunch and dinner, there is cafeteria-style service, but this is NOT cafeteria food. The fried chicken is out of this world: Crispy outside, juicy and tasty inside. Be sure to ask for extra gravy on your potatoes. It's OK if it spills onto your green beans and chicken. There is also pot roast as well as pasta. If you like salads, be sure to get a made-to-order louie salad. You can get it with or without tomatoes, egg, or bleu cheese crumbles. Frankly, I don't like bleu cheese, but I love this salad.
There is a strategy to eating here: If you have two or more adults, split up. One person can get into the chicken/pot roast line, another can get in the salad line, and you can meet by the drink station or at the register. Finding a table may be tricky, so if you have a third adult, send him/her to get a table. Outdoor seating here is almost always nice. The best indoor seats are on the Tomorrowland side of the restaurant, by the large windows, but this area can be rather warm and stuffy in summer.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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135 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“what they say is true!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

For years, I had heard about the Plaza Inn's famous fried chicken, but never went inside because I had the impression that it was strictly for children's birthday celebrations. They offered a special sampler plate one day with their fried chicken and pot roast. WOW! It was great. A full plate of great comfort food for only $20, and it was all cooked perfectly. The chicken was not greasy, and battered perfectly. The pot roast fell apart when touched with the fork. The only complaint is that there seemed to be a problem with the staff clearing off tables for all the new visitors going through the line, creating a challenge for sitting down and enjoying the meal immediately. Maybe they were short-staffed when I visited. It was just kinda uncool to have spent that kind of dough on a meal and have to scavenge to sit down. Please Disney, get your act together.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Huge Portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was good food, HUGE portions. I think my daughter, son and I could have split one of the chicken dinners- there are three large pieces of chicken, green beans a biscuit and mashed potatoes and gravy. It's a little confusing walking to the carving/serving stations, so don't be afraid to jump in front of an empty space. Will go again.

Visited November 2012
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bay area, california
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“fun fun fun...plus early entry!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The character breakfast was good. Made to order omelets as well as french toast, mickey waffles, pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, etc. Your typical breakfast buffet. The kids LOVE seeing the characters and they are so interactive and take time at each table. The BEST part of it was that we got into the park early and were able to hit all the big rides (space mountain, pirates of the carribean, etc) before there were any waits!

Visited October 2012
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