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Blue Bayou Restaurant
Blue Bayou Restaurant

Blue Bayou Restaurant

8.025 reviews
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Cajun/Creole
Ranked #5 in Anaheim restaurants
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1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-3463
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/blue-bayou-restaurant/
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One of the favorite restaurants in Disneyland Park is the Blue Bayou. Since opening in 1967, it has become a family tradition for many Guests to dine on the delicious Cajun- and Creole-style food in a ... Read more
truly unique setting.

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Los Angeles

Overpriced and overrated. It’s cool to be dining inside the actual Pirates of the Caribbean ride but it’s otherwise pretty basic quality. It’s a nice place with good service and good food, but not worth the effort and cost.

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Los Angeles

Despite being smack dab in the middle of New Orleans Square, Blue Bayou is one of the few restaurants in Disneyland that actually feels separated from the rest of the park. The popularity of this restaurant owes a lot to its theme. Set against an ever-twilit bayou, you can dine "faux al fresco" while boats from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride sail by. I recommend requesting a waterfront table when you check in. You will probably wait an extra 30-60 minutes, but being able to sit right next to the "river" makes you feel a little more removed from other guests. The experience, in my opinion, is worth it.

What's not worth it, however, is the food. The food is good, not great, but there are definitely more cost effective options elsewhere in the park. The Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya ($35), for example, is identical to the one served at the French Market cafeteria for $14.99. Blue Bayou includes a piece of sustainable fish (mahi-mahi) in their version, but we found it to be absolutely dry. In other words, it doesn't make up for the $20 difference.

Still, this place has some positives. The complimentary sweet potato biscuits are very good. Also, mint juleps are $4 and come with unlimited refills. Compare that to the Mint Julep Bar, which charges $3.59 for the same drink with NO refills. Also, they won't skimp out on you if you ask for too much; the service was so good, my glass was never empty!

In short, come to Blue Bayou for the ambiance and the service, not for the food. It's fun to pretend sometimes, and no other restaurant quite matches the same escapist reality offered here.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

This is the best restaurant in Disneyland. It's set inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in the bayou. It's very atmospheric with great mood lighting and you'll see the boats go by. It's a bit on the pricey side, but worth the splurge, especially for celebrating a special occasion. If you're wearing the free birthday button from the park, they'll even bring you a free dessert at the end of your meal.

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Escondido

Located where you can see the pirates of the Caribbean ride, this restaurant needs reservations. Small menu but good tasting. Mint julep drink with color changer cube.

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Local from Anaheim

As a kid I thought the people dinning here were actors eating, or controlled robots like the Haunted Mansion having life like quality eating dinner by the Bayou.

As I grown up I became more intrigued by the Blue Bayou and really wanted to experience it. Flash forward to yesternight, I was pretty disappointed. The food is seriously less than satisfactory, my balsamic mushroom must of been soaked for 10 days straight as each simple bite left my mouth with nothing BUT balsamic. The waiter brought me some extra rice to balance it out, it helped a bit but I just felt like i was eating Rice, mushroom and balsamic!

Our dessert which is usually my favorite part of every meal came to be the most disappointing part of my experience! It was highly recommended by our waiter but it was basically another bowl of bread and fruit, so underwhelming !

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Los Angeles

Ambiance: 5 stars
Service: 5 stars
Food: it's ok... 3.5 stars

Got lucky, work paid for LUNCH. I can rate this place more from my experience than complain about how expensive it was.

Since I was a kid, it really bugged me that I couldn't find the restaurant I passed every time I rode the Pirates of the Caribbean. When I did find out, I didn't really care to go for few reasons:
1. have to make reservation a month in advance (?)
2. food is not worth the price
3. I don't go to Disneyland that often

In my opinion, I enjoyed their food more than the pre-fix dinner I had at club 33 (never had their buffet). I've been going through cajun food withdrawal ever since I came back from my foodie-Nawlins trip. Both Blue Bayou and Club 33 share one kitchen but I read somewhere that the chef isn't the same one as club33.

FOOD:
- Shrimp cocktail (extra charge)l: too much cocktail sauce on the bottom.... wish I got the gumbo instead.
- Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya: I give it the thumbs up, I got my cajun spice craving semi-satisfied.
- Bread is a filler

popular entre: Le Special De Monte Cristo

DRINK:
- Punch (Minute maid® light lemonade punch served in a souvenir cup with a glowing ice cube): Needs alcohol lol. I'm not sure what to do with the ice cube souvenir. Kids would love it.

AMBIANCE:
Loooooooooved everything! The floating fire flies, colorful lanterns, croaking frogs, etc. Wish my table sat closer to the water so I could watch people float past us. The Imagineers did a wonderful job, the night sky really made me forget that it's daytime outside. I felt like i stepped into another world when I entered the restaurant.

SERVICE:
Fantastic. They were super attentive and kept refilling our drinks. One of my coworker is on a strict diet so the chef came out to talk to her to see what entre he could prepare for her.

It's def a place to try at least once in your life. You are paying for the experience.

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Los Angeles

The Blue Bayou restaurant is the nicest restaurant open to the public in Disneyland. If you are looking for a more relaxing and special dining experience away from the busy and noisy park, this is just the place.

The dining room is dark and romantic, overlooking the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There's also a higher price tag for the increase ambiance and service here, but it can be worth it for some peace of mind.

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New York City

Serving countless swashbucklers since 1967, Blue Bayou is set in a perpetual “twilight” surrounded by fireflies and the sounds of the bayou. As you watch the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction guests float by, enjoy a cup of New Orleans gumbo or Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya.

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terrible and such a disappointment!
I have always wanted to dine here and finally got the opportunity
I was so disappointed in not only the food but the service as well
The ONLY good thing was the novelty
Never again and please do not waste your money here

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New York City

The Blue Bayou is the restaurant in the French Quarter section of Disneyland, and the restaurant that you float by at the beginning of The Pirates of the Caribbean. I really like the restaurant, but they changed the menu a couple of years ago to remove the baked apple dessert.

You should make reservations first thing when you come into the park because seating is limited and it's very popular.

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San Carlos

As a child I always wondered how people were able to find this restaurant and watch us on the ride. I was always in awe and thought it was a special club. As an adult I've had the pleasure of dining there, and it's just as much fun. The mood and the magic of Disney is just too much for words to describe. You have to go and make reservations and try it yourself.

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We came here for my wife's birthday yesterday to fulfill her long-time wish to have dinner at the Blue Bayou overlooking her favorite ride. Unfortunately the experience was disappointing - service was subpar and the food was disappointing relative to the price. We both had the surf and turf and the knives were not sharp enough to effectively cut through the tough lobster and filet mignon. For the price that we paid, the filet and lobster should have been super tender. The service was a disappointment - it took 10 min to get our drink order taken and then another 15 min to order our food. The experience of eating next to Pirates wasn't worth it. YMMV

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Long Beach

If you can snag a reservation here, do it. Blue Bayou is dining right on the Pirates of the Caribbean water front... though I'm not sure what Louisiana Bayou has to do with pirates or the Caribbean. Order the Monte Cristo--amazing!

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San Francisco
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What a fun restaurant. Head to this restaurant located within the Pirates of the Caribbean early and place a reservation. Your table offers you a view of passing riders (unknowingly about to plunge into the depths of pirate hell). Service is friendly, the ambience is undeniably romantic and the dinner rolls are warm. The star here is the Monte Cristo, a sizzled ham sandwich served with a side of sweet jam.

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Daly City

Expensive but the fanciest thing next to Club 33. I love the scenery and the people on the Pirates ride as you enjoy your meal experience. When you want to splurge in the happiest place on Earth, we usually end up here.

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Trabuco Canyon

It's a cool place (literally) to enjoy a meal with your family but once is enough. Pricey too.

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San Ramon

a disneyland tradition!

the main reason anyone has got to get reservations as soon as disneyland opens in the morning is so you can dine on the patio and take in the magic of the pirates of the caribbean. it's just not a memorable trip to disneyland unless i get seats out here.

as for the food it is usually pretty damn good my favs are the monte cristo, the mahi mahi, the beef short ribs and for dessert the key lime pie.

now if the submarine ride had a restaurant inside that would be my new fave but for now and i think forever the best dining experience at disneyland is the blue bayou.

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San Mateo

Here's the deal with the Blue Bayou- it's not particularly good food. The prices are absurd for the quality of the food, and there is almost always a long wait. Nobody eats here because the food is good! The ambience is what you enjoy when you dine at the Blue Bayou. It's set right in the queue area of Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and as a diner you are immersed in a nighttime setting deep in the bayou; sit back and watch the boats float by lazily. It is a highly enjoyable experience, as long as you are prepared for expensive mediocre food. If you're going during a high season, make sure to call and make reservations in advance!

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Local from San Clemente

Inside Disneyland, great food. Pirates of the Carribean Ride by!

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