March 21, 1997 – The Disneyland Restaurant Carnation Café Opens
“Dine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.”
On March 21, 1997, the Disneyland patio restaurant Carnation Café opened on Main Street. Along with the rest of the street, Carnation Café is designed to have a feel of the turn-of-the-century, and provides standard American dishes for consumption. Carnation Café offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with highlights of the menu including Walt’s homemade meatloaf, parmesan and panko coated fried pickles, and Chef Oscar’s choice breakfast: two eggs, potatoes, a biscuit, and a choice of bacon or sausage. On June 13, 2012, the café was expanded into the area previously occupied by the Blue Ribbon Bakery, giving the café a new dining room; the menu was revamped to match the changes of the restaurant.