Dining in the Parks – French Market Restaurant and Holiday Treats

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Published on December 17, 2015 at 3:00 am with No Comments

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In previous columns, we have visited Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at Disney California Adventure and the Carnation Café located on Main Street in Disneyland.

Today’s Dining at the Parks will drop by the French Market Restaurant, located in the heart of New Orleans Square, Disneyland. This quick service restaurant features a cafeteria style / counter service layout indoors, with an outdoor seating area able to accommodate groups large and small. New Orleans square opened in July of 1966. It was based on and inspired by 19th century New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the first themed land added to Disneyland after its initial 1955 opening. It features several quaint streets that house food counters, restaurants, shops and the famous Pirates of the Caribbean themed ride. Even the Disneyland railroad has a station located on the edge of the land.

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The French Market restaurant serves up classic Cajun inspired fare and southern home cookin’ favorites

The outdoor patio provides a laid-back Southern vibe with great views of the Rivers of America, the majestic Mark Twain paddle  boat and other assorted  river traffic. Multi colored awnings and large ficus trees  provide plenty of shade when the sun is shining brightest. The Royal Street bachelors, a talented music trio are located on the patio and have been a mainstay, serenading guests since the land first opened.

Now on to some of the great selections! 

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With almost a dozen different food options, it’s always hard to choose just a couple of favorites to enjoy. Royal Street Chicken Caesar Salad ($11.99) Romaine Lettuce, Cajun Chicken, Parmesan Cheese, and Croutons with a traditional Caesar Dressing served with your choice of fresh Artisan Breads

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Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich ($13.59) Battered Shrimp, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Citrus-caper Mayonnaise served on a Potato Roll with in-house Seasoned Cajun Chips

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Slow-Roasted Louisiana Beef Stew ($10.49) Simmered with Seasoned Carrots, Red Potatoes and Mushrooms in a Sourdough Bread Bowl.

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New Orleans is a town of decadence and the sweets served at the French Market are inspired by the Crescent City.

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Haunted Mansion Cake ($5.39) is a classic cake featuring a Haunted Mansion decorative topper. During the extended holiday season, the cake takes on a Jack Skellington design to match the Haunted Mansion’s seasonal overlay.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake ($5.39) is a seasonal offering, replacing the traditional praline cheesecake.

The French Market represents  the classic, immersive Disney dining experience. Either grab and go or take time to dine on the patio with real plates and flatware. The Mint Julep bar is also located within the outdoor patio area and offers non-alcoholic versions of the traditional New Orleans favorite. Also not to be missed,  are the famous and made fresh Mickey shaped beignets.

What’s your experience with the French Market at Disneyland? What dish is your favorite to order or recommend to a friend? What other New Orleans square food options would you recommend?

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About CakvalaSC

A graphic designer and admirer of all things Disney. He is also the Editor of our weekly Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news. The Round Up is MiceChat's oldest continuously updated column. You'll find Anthony and the Round Up every Wednesday morning.

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