River Belle Terrace (1971-Present)
River Belle Terrace has been sponsored by Oscar Meyer, Hormel, and Sunkist. At present, it has no sponsor.
Scenic Specialties at a Classic Venue
Sit down to a leisurely lunch or dinner while enjoying riverfront views at this iconic Disneyland Park eatery.
Located in the heart of Frontierland, River Belle Terrace has remained a fan favorite for generations and provides memorable meals that delight all ages. You may even catch a glimpse of the Mark Twain Riverboat gliding down the Rivers of America as you feast on fare from a Southern menu loaded with charm.
Sit-Down Dining with Southern Flair
No matter what time of day you’re joining us, you’ll find variety of delicious dishes that are sure to satiate any appetite. At lunch and dinner, choose from a bounty of hearty crowd-pleasers like Mac & Cheese, Tofu and a Pulled Pork Sandwich. For dessert, treat yourself to House-made Pudding or Monkey Bread.
Exclusive private club for CLUB 33 members is located underneath Buena Vista St in DCA. Decorated in the art nouveau style. This speak easy club looks like a step back in time.
The Tam O'Shanter Inn is one of Los Angeles' oldest restaurants. Established in 1922, it serves hearty pub fare with a touch of Scottish flair, and is known for its prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. It is located in Atwater Village at 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard at the corner of Boyce Avenue. Free valet parking.
We spent the day at the Walt Disney Studios and had made dinner reservations at the restaurant after our tour. It's only a 15-minute dive away.
The exterior is very cottage like and reminiscent of Snow White.
We still waited 20 minutes with reservations.
Walt Disney, Tam O'Shanter founder Lawrence Frank, and designer Harry Oliver at the Tam' O'Shanter Inn, 1960.
We had the prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. The meal was delicious. If you are a Disney fan, I would recommend this restaurant. You can request to sit at Walt's table and if you're lucky, it will be available.
Walt Disney's favorite table #31, is located next to the fireplace in the main dining room.
The following recipe is from the Walt Disney archives. I personally had a delicious bowl of Walt's favorite chili during my visit to the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank. Now you can make it in your own kitchen at home.
2 lbs. coarse ground beef
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
1⁄2 cup oil
1 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. chili powder (depending on taste)
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 large can solid pack tomatoes
2 lbs. dry pink beans
For Extra Zest
Add a pinch of the following spices:
1 little yellow Mexican chili pepper
Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain, add water to cover (2 inches over beans), and simmer with onions until tender (about 4 hours). Meanwhile, prepare sauce by browning meat and minced garlic in oil. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer for 1 hour. When beans are tender, add sauce to beans and simmer for 1⁄2 hour. Serves 6 to 8.
The story of the the Little Red Wagon is not widely known. The restaurant was actually the Plaza Inn. On opening day, Walt's main restaurant on Main Street was the Red Wagon. It was in operation for 10 years and closed 1964. Later after a remodel, it was opened in 1968 under the name Plaza Inn.
Little Red Wagon sits at the east end of Main Street near the Plaza Inn, serving corn dogs, chips, and soda. No seating. It is tribute to the original restaurant.
Read more about the HISTORY OF THE LITTLE RED WAGON INN.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".