New York Upper Crust Pizza
28051-B Greenfield Dr.
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
We came here for lunch. It was some of the best pizza I have had. I loved that you could get pizza by the slice, or do take out and get a whole pizza. Between all of us, we sampled almost every kind, and they were all good. They also had a really good antipasti salad, and fun desserts!
Sushi Zen Bistro
1875 Newport BlvdCosta Mesa, CA 92627
Awesome sushi and great appetizers! Also, the salmon entree was really good too. The service is a little slow, and the lighting is really dim and dark. not such a great place to take kids. They did have high chairs, but now kids menu. However, it is worth trying, but go during the day when the sunlight is coming in through the windows!
All over Orange County
If you find yourself in the OC you have to go to Ruby's Diner. It is a chain, so there are several locations you can choose from. Their breakfast was amazing. You have to try the cinnamon roll french toast, or the corned beef and hash. Even their basic bacon eggs and potatoes were cooked to perfection. The service is awesome and it is very kid friendly! They also have beignets... with the option to dip in either chocolate or frosting... so good!
Jack in the Box
Okay, you know I can't go to California without visiting Jack in the Box! It is a fun, cheap meal that you can't get in Utah (and some other states). Get anything, it is all good.
Stage Door Café
Home of the best corn dog you may ever eat. Okay, not really, but it is a good corn dog and it is huge. My husband and I both thought it was a little greasy, but the hot dog in the inside was really good. It is also a cheap eat when it comes to Disneyland food. For under six dollars you can get a corn dog and either chips or apple slices. For a few dollars more you can add a drink. This place also serves kids power packs. This consists of yogurt, fish crackers, cheese stick, apple slices and choice of small Low-fat milk, orange juice, or small bottled water for also under 6 dollars. Many places around Disneyland and California Adventure sell the kids power pack and I was a big fan.
French Market Restaurant
New Orleans Square
My parents actually ate here, and they just raved about how good the salads were. We also had a pretty awesome piece of chocolate cake. Although it is not advertised, they also sell the mint juleps. This is one memory I have of Disneyland, we always got a mint julep. There is another place that is kind of hidden called the Mint Julep Bar. This is probably the place they would prefer you to buy the mint julips, but it is not always open. The Mint Julep bar also had some tasty looking french desserts