Lunch break: Disneyland's Troubadour Tavern
Published: May 13, 2010 at 1:54 PM
Don't look for Troubadour Tavern
in the Disneyland guidemap. Strangely, you won't find this Fantasyland counter-service restaurant there. But if you're in the mood for a warm and hearty meal (or gargantuan snack), look for this outpost next to the Princess Fantasy Faire, just a few steps away from the Toontown train station.
I ordered the bratwurst ($6.99) and opted for the sauerkraut. You could order the brat without the kraut, but why? There's no discount, and the kraut adds some welcome flavor to the rather mild brat.
The brat comes with the option of chips or apple slices. Ordering a brat, I figure all pretense of healthy eating's been abandoned, so I went with the chips.
Troubadour Tavern also offers corn on the cob ($4.39) and baked potatoes ($6.29). Potatoes come topped with one of three options, all for the same price:
- Broccoli & Cheese
- Bacon & Sour Cream
- Barbecue Chicken
I haven't tried the potatoes yet, but for folks looking for something a bit more substantial than a traditional hot dog, Disneyland's Troubadour Tavern is worth a visit. Hey, maybe someday Disney will even put it on the guidemap. ;-)
Published: May 13, 2010 at 2:33 PM
I will check it out in a couple of weeks when I go down there!
Published: May 13, 2010 at 2:55 PM
i always get a brat when i go to epcot. Kraut all the way!!!!!!!
Published: May 13, 2010 at 3:09 PM
Argh! It looks so delicious, but I can't digest hotdogs, brats, and any related sausages! I guess it's a mixed blessing?
Published: May 14, 2010 at 3:00 AM
This really does beg the question of why doesn't the " Troubador Tavern " appear on the Disneyland map. Seems bizarre to me
Are there any other hidden "gems" like this "hiding" somewhere in the Parks ?
Published: May 14, 2010 at 6:04 AM
"I figure all pretense of healthy eating's been abandoned, so I went with the chips."
Yet you chose to drink a water instead of getting a soda....curious ;)
Published: May 14, 2010 at 8:36 AM
Can't stand the fizz. And I don't have much of a sweet tooth, either.
Published: May 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM
I hear ya, I'm not one for soda either, especially when trekking through a hot theme park all day long. Water or Gatorade is my drink of choice. Unless there’s a shot of something good in the soda, but I don’t drink alcohol at theme parks either unless I set out to “Drink Around The World”, or maybe if I’m at a nice full service restaurant and feel like trying something new and interesting with my meal.
As far as having a sweet tooth is concerned, I’m not a huge candy eater, though I do go through periods of cravings for certain sweets from time to time (mostly of the chocolate/peanut butter/crispy/cookie variety). My Achilles heal is ice cream though. Rarely do I indulge, but man do I savor every spoonful when I do :)
Published: May 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM
I stopped by the Troubadour Tavern back in March. I like that it's not on the map. Since it's not well known, it's a nice little retreat from the crowds. It has plenty of seating, much of it in the shade, and there are restrooms right next door.
Published: May 14, 2010 at 12:13 PM
if i remember correctly, this isn't on the map because it used to be merely a snack bar with hardly anything on the menu but it got updated when the princess faire went in. its nice that its not advertised though. more room for me!
Published: May 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM
Troubadour Tavern is a favorite little secret for my wife and me. I love Brat and Kraut, and she loves potatoes. Its almost like Disney made a restaurant just for us. The brat wasn't the best I've had by a large margin, but for theme park food it wasn't bad and the kraut did help. The real story here is that it is finally a Disneyland Resort counter service restaurant that serves something unique to that location. Most new counter service locations in recent years, except for the new Lucky Fortune Cookery in DCA, have simply combined menu items from existing counter service locations. I'm glad Disney decided to expand its offerings and mix things up a bit.
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