Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken at the Disneyland Resort

Have you ever had a piece of fried chicken at the Disneyland Resort? Disneyland offers a number of delicious dining locations throughout its two theme parks, many of which offer a comfort food staple: fried chicken, often with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy!

Here’s a round-up of some of the best bird sports around Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure to try on your next visit to Southern California!

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Plaza Inn

Well-known for its Fried Chicken dinner, the Main Street, U.S.A. table service offers Guests three pieces of golden brown bird, doused in herb and spice seasonings, and served alongside mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned veggies, and a buttermilk biscuit. Mmm!

River Belle Terrace

In September, breakfast returned to this New Orleans Square location, including the Hot Honey Fried Chicken Benedict, which smothers spicy cajun chicken in poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, with sautéed spinach and fresh fruit.

Pym’s Test Kitchen

While visiting Avengers Campus, Guests can try an outrageously proportioned “Not so Little” Chicken Sandwich, featuring a fried breast covered in red chili and teriyaki sauce and pickled cabbage slaw on a soft brioche bun, complete with crispy potato bites in a funny take on a classic dish.
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Flo’s V-8 Cafe

In fact, according to many Cars Land Guests, the sassy vintage vehicle serves up better-fried chicken than the Plaza Inn! Maybe that’s why she calls the crispy bird, with its roasted garlic and gravy mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, “famous.”

Tip Yip Docking Bay 7

If you’re looking for a more unique preparation, you can’t get better than the Tip-Yip, an avian bird hailing from the planet Endor in a Galaxy far, far away… Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs fry it to a crisp and serve it with a roasted vegetable and potato mash, including green gravy. It’ll taste so much like chicken, you’ll almost believe it is (wink-wink).

BONUS: Mrs. Knotts’ Fried Chicken Dinner

While it’s not exactly inside Disneyland Park, or even at the Disneyland Resort, we have to include an honorable mention for Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. First opened as a Tea Room in 1934, the restaurant now at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park offers chicken and even vegan “chik’n” prepared in many different ways. However, the classic “Famous Fried Chicken” includes giant portions of chicken, mashed potatoes and country gravy, house rhubarb or soup and salad, plus sides like sweet kernel corn, seasoned cabbage and ham, buttermilk biscuits with fresh preserves, and a slice of pie for dessert!

The History of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant at Knott's Berry Farm

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Have you tried any of these Disneyland Fried Chicken recipes? Which is your favorite?

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.