I ordered a mint julep. It was non-alcoholic. It tasted like a mojito without the rum. My friend tried to order a glass of wine, but alcohol is not served here. He had a virgin mint julep instead. I ordered a pork loin that was marinated in jerk sauce and came with caramelized apples. My friend ordered the jambalaya dish. I tasted his dish, and it was OK, your typical rice pilaf dish. Not special, but just OK. My dish was fine, but I had a Caribbean jerk pizza the night before, so I don't think I should have ordered another jerk dish. I think I should have gone with the famous Monte Cristo sandwich instead. Oh, well...
We didn't have room for dessert. We were stuffed. The damage came out to about $45 for lunch for two people. The restaurant is inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, so the atmosphere was very romantic. I wish we were closer to the water, but I didn't want to wait longer for a table to open up. It would have been fun to watch the people ride by. Next time I happen to go to Disneyland, I’ll make reservations for a table by the water.
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La Mesa, California
August 5, 2005
It is a bit expensive, but what at Disneyland isn't? I would rather pay 30 bucks for a decent meal than ten dollars for a hot dog and lemonade. (Which is not an exaggeration, by the way.)
The food is good, but not gourmet. The deep fried Monte Cristo sandwich is always good - I recommend that on your first visit. We were celebrating a special occasion, so I ordered the prime rib with scalloped potatoes and popover filled with vegetables. It was very good - it came with lots of horseradish - and the potatoes were delicious. My husband had the jambalaya - it was just okay.
You will need a reservation - they were fully booked for dinner on the day we were there and there was a wait for lunch. You will probably have to wait a bit, even with a reservation, just because it is so popular.
Also, do not take a bad table if they offer you one. We watched them try to seat three couples at one table in a back corner before someone accepted it. We declined it and got one right on the water.
From journal Disneyland and Pageant of the Masters
June 26, 2005
The area is nice and the service attentive, but it was overpriced (of course, what isn't at Disneyland?), and tastier meals can be had for cheaper within the park.
From journal Disney with Dad
by E. B.
August 8, 2004
From journal Non-Disneyland Things To Do in Anaheim
Orange County, California
January 8, 2001
Housed within the dark, wet Pirates of the Caribbean ride (although the entrance is around the corner off to the right if looking at the ride), the restaurant is surrounded by the ride's "ocean." On a hot California day, this offers a nice respite from the heat of the Disneyland tarmac.
The tables are decorated with tiny lights, but that is it. Practically all the lighting you get in this dark restaurant - its actually very romantic. While eating, it's fun to watch the tourists going by as part of the ride, in their little boats - you can see them but they can barely see you
The food is kind of pricey, even for being in the park. But, actually, remembering that alcohol is not served in the park, and such ambience usually includes paying to have wine with dinner, this place is a deal!
From journal Disneyland Dining in 2001