Goofy’s Kitchen Restaurant Review

Goofy’s Kitchen is a fun place to dine in the Disneyland Hotel where you can meet four classic Disney characters.

Professional Disney memory maker photo with Goofy at Goofy's Kitchen entrance with a holiday theme.

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Goofy’s Kitchen

Goofy greets you at the entrance with a professional Disney photographer. He greets you in his typical “goofy” way and poses for a photo before you head into the restaurant which is themed as being inside Goofy’s own kitchen.

The all you can eat menu for one price is an enjoyable experience inside the Disneyland Hotel. The food is fine and comes with a premium price because of the character interaction and opportunity to get signatures from four characters.

Goofy’s Kitchen is a fun restaurant for families, especially with younger kids. It is similar to Chef Mickey’s Restaurant at Walt Disney World.

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Minnie Mouse is one of the characters greeting a guest at Goofy's Kitchen.

Goofy meets guests at the entrance and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip and Dale are all of the characters that rotate through the dining area at Goofy’s Kitchen.

The characters are easy to meet as they rotate through the dining area and stop at each table on every rotation. They each spend time with any guests that is willing to interact.

Easy to access from anywhere on the Disneyland property this restaurant takes 20 minutes or less to walk to from any Disney park or garage.

Is Goofy’s Kitchen Worth the Money?

Goofy’s Kitchen is expensive with our total being $392 (gratuity was included in our bill) for four adults and one kid. A special holiday themed buffet had a few extra foods like small portions of crab legs and special theming.

We recognize that we are paying for the Disney entertainment and experiences of meeting characters in addition to the food. The food is not worth nearly $400 alone, it is the entire experience that is special.

Plates with salad, prime rib, crab legs, ham, roasted vegetables, grilled pineapple and ravioli on a table at Goofys Kitchen.

I would easily skip this meal to keep on a strict budget. Our family looks at extras like this as fun to save up for or to use credit card points to purchase. We all have different ways of justifying spending money and that is my personal strategy.

Is Mickey Mouse at Goofy’s Kitchen

Mickey Mouse is not present, we suspect because it’s called Goofy’s Kitchen. Mickey is available to meet at Storytellers Cafe in the Grand California Hotel.

Yellow and red walls with fun patterns on the carpet and lots of guest tables at Goofy's Kitchen Restaurant at Disneyland.

Goofys Kitchen Dinner Menu

The menu at Goofy’s Kitchen has a variety of good foods that people enjoy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza and Smore’s Pizza are a couple of the special items the location is known for.

Smores pizza and peanut butter and jelly pizza under a warming light.

Brunch runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and cost $62 per adult and $34 per child. Dinner runs from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and costs $75 per adult and $37 per child. We noticed that gratuity was included in our bill in December 2023, but the website says taxes and gratuity are extra, so just read the receipt closely.

After being seated and drink orders taken you are quickly released to go to the buffet. A fountain drink is included in the cost of your meal.

There are several areas to the buffet or areas “inside” of Goofy’s Kitchen. Where Goofy’s assistant chefs are standing in the actual kitchen is a carving station. This is the furtherest point that I would recommend starting at.

Chef at carving station with ham, pork roast and prime rib in the edge of the kitchen during dinner service.

Mouse Shaped Tables In The Center

Take the kids to the area in the center with the PB & J pizza first. This is where the chicken fingers, fries, mac and cheese and other traditional kid foods are.

There are a variety of other foods that the whole family will enjoy.

Mouse ears shaped serving tables in the of Goofy's Kitchen buffet.

Salad Bar – A Variety of Meat Free Options

When we checked the salad bar it was often empty. This restaurant is always packed and it was a bit messy and lacking many of the dishes when we looked for food.

There are so many options that we could move on to another area, but if you see something that you want to eat grab it at that time.

Goofy hand holding a stack of pretend food next to the salad bar at Goofy's Kitchen.

Warm Side Dishes

A variety of warm side dishes changes seasonally. There are warm vegetables, mac and cheese and plenty of options to enjoy.

This area was well staffed and cleaned up more frequently.

Warm side dishes in large skillets under lights.

Soft Serve Ice Cream

The kids love all of the options in this area, but it did need cleaned up.

Soft serve ice cream machine with a stack of waffle cones on one side and containers of sprinkles and other toppings on the other side with Goofy's hand on top of the machine.

An Extensive Dessert Area

With about any dessert that you can think of walk around the entire dessert area before starting to fill your plate!

Large pans of assorted desserts on the buffet line in a Goofy's Kitchen Review.

Cupcakes, Marshmallow Salad, Pudding Desserts and some of the richest and most delightful chocolate concoctions you’ve tried are among the offerings.

We really enjoyed the Red Velvet offerings around Christmas and the kids loved the cake pops. We might have slipped a few of those back to our room to enjoy later in the week.

Holiday ornaments on the dessert buffet in the center of Goofys Kitchen restaurant.

Is The Food Good?

The food is good, but not great. We enjoyed our meal, but the availability and cleanliness of the buffet area varied quite a bit throughout the time we were there.

We focused on celebrating our daughter’s birthday and enjoying the character interactions.

Guest at Goofy's Kitchen with the character Pluto.

Does The Disney Credit Card Discount Work Here?

No, the 10% off your restaurant bill for having a Disney credit card does not work at Goofy’s Kitchen.

Are Reservations Hard To Get?

We had a very difficult time finding any reservations at 60 days out. We worked with our travel agent who set an alert. About a month ahead of time lots of reservations were made available in a couple different batches.

Once we got closer to arrival we were able to find several options for reservations in the app.

Disneyland app showing Goofy's Kitchen reservation availability.

Check the app often, especially within 48 hours of when you would like a reservation.

Sign that says Goofy's Kitchen over Goofy's head with a chefs hat and Dining with Character underneath on the plate with a fork, knife and spoon in flowers at the Disneyland Hotel.

More Disney Adventures and Notes From Our Family

We did a girl’s trip and stayed at the Art of Animation Resort and enjoyed a meal at the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Be Our Guest Restaurant inside the Magic Kingdom. It was a great trip!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point is one of my favorite Disney restaurants where our daughter’s favorite is Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the castle.

I would love to take another cruise on the Disney Wish and spend a day at Castaway Cay.

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