3. Ariel’s Grotto
Dining “is better, down where it’s wetter,” as you will find out when you swim on over to Ariel’s Grotto. This unique under-the-sea-themed restaurant at Paradise Pier serves up fin-flapping food and fun all day long. Come in for a feast of flavorful picks, but first feast your eyes on all the watery wonders in décor and setting, which will have you feeling right at home in the fashion of the Little Mermaid. From even the subtlest nautical accents to the more obvious aquatic marvels, it’s something all ages and interests can fully appreciate. What’s more, Ariel herself is right onsite eager to greet guests as they make their way in. And she isn’t the only one here, because each day she calls on a few of her fellow Disney Princess friends to plunge in with fan meet and greets all through breakfast and lunchtime. While visiting princesses do alternate on occasion, current attendants you will find here include Belle, Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella, Tiana, and Rapunzel.
Dive deep into an ocean of flavors with abundant picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast you’ll enjoy all those hearty American classic staples, along with other popular features, like the spinach-artichoke and egg white frittata or red oak-smoked honey-whiskey barbecue tri-tip to name two. Lunch and dinner both offer their own unique entrée delights, from savory seafood selections to lavish land fare. And many meals, particularly kids’ menu options, even come with creative names inspired by The Little Mermaid movie. Kids may choose a Sandy Scoop of Sweets, or perhaps the Seashell Symphony, or even Chocolate Chip Cruiser Waffle plate to start the day. Then for lunch and dinner there are Whozits and Whatsits Nuggetz, Ursula’s Octo-Dogs, the Clammy Turkey Sammy, and Angel Hair Pasta à la Dinglehopper. Ariel’s Grotto also features a wide selection of specialty drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Also note that this venue is a World of Color Dining Package participant as well.