Lots of people complain about the quality of food at the DLR. Others look forward to corn dogs, Monte Cristo sandwhiches and chicken frisili (sp?). Sure, the hamburgers are bla (but I do like the burgers at the Taste Pilots Grill) but there are some things worth eating at the park.
I was thinking about all the places to eat at the park that are no longer there. On Main Street there was The American Egg House. Although I don't ever remember eating there, it would be nice to have another place on Main Street to have breakfast in the morning and watch all the people coming in. I also remember loving the Sunkist Citrus House. I loved the fresh OJ and they had these really good honey glazed donuts. Over in Frontierland, in the mid 80s, there was a small service window between the Stage Door Cafe and the Riverbelle (near the mayo and ketchup bin for the SDC) called The Wheel House, that served soft serve ice cream cones (think the first version of Catch a Flav). There was the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square that sold "fritters" that were large beignets (try the ones at the Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney, they are great). Although the mint julep tasted like mouthwash, they had Mardis Gras punch, which was yummy. Adventureland had 'Sunkist I Presume', which also sold a good drink called a Jungle Julep. It was a mix of fruit juices and was also yummy. In Fantasyland, Captain Hook's Pirate ship was a neat experience but I am not into Tuna so I don't remember actually eating there. Also in the old Fantasyland there was the Weltches Grape Bar. They sold the frozen grape juice bars, and as I kid I loved them. And in Tomorrowland, opening in 1977 with the rest of the 'Space Mountain complex", was the Space Place. Sure it was just a burger place but it had 2 stories of seating, which made it easy to find a spot in the Tomorrowland Terrace was too crowded. My best memory of this place was for Donald Duck's 50th birthday. They had special birthday meals and gave away free birthday cake. I never understood why they closed this large restaurant to close an attraction (Mission to Mars) and just open up another restaurant 50 feet away. The should have revamped the Space Place with the Pizza Port menu and keep the Mars building to build a new attraction.
So those are my memories of Yesterdayland food joints at Disneyland. I would of loved to try the Chicken Plantation restaurant and see how it compared to Knott's chicken restaurant. But since I was born in 1969, that was not possible.
Sorry for any spelling errors....too lazy now to proof read this post.