*This gluten free dining experience took place in October 2017.
Breakfast at Steakhouse 55
Steakhouse 55 is a signature dining location at the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland in California. Having recently made a brief trip to Disneyland, we knew that we wanted to get some resort dining in on our trip. We were staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so Steakhouse 55 was high on our list. This restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner, both of which we go to enjoy. On our last day at Disneyland, I stopped by Steakhouse 55 for breakfast after Brandon left for the airport for home and I headed to a work conference in Anaheim. After eating here, I so wish we would have enjoyed another breakfast there during our trip.
Steakhouse 55 has a classic steakhouse feel to it. Everything about it reminds me of a 1950s or 1960s steakhouse, complete with a cozy lounge outside of the main restaurant and vintage themed decor inside.
The restaurant is filled with dark wood, high-backed booths, and cozy chairs.
There are also plenty of vintage photos of classic Hollywood actors. The theming is so good, you’d swear Walt Disney himself might pop in for a dinner or breakfast while you’re there.
During breakfast, I had a cozy corner table, and I pretty much had the restaurant to myself, as there were only 2 other tables with guests at them. It was earlier in the morning (around 8 a.m.), but I’m guessing this is a restaurant that isn’t typically super busy at breakfast.
During dinner service at Steakhouse 55, guests with special dietary needs are given an allergy-friendly dinner menu. At breakfast, though, they do not have one on hand. So, this means you’ll speak with a chef before you order. I personally always prefer this method because it gives me a chance to ask questions and sometimes get dishes that I wouldn’t have thought about ordering. On this visit, I had my heart set on the Pork Belly Chilaquiles — a traditional Mexican dish that’s a bit like nachos. The chef told me that it was gluten free, which was great news. So, I definitely had to order it. But, there were plenty of other gluten free (and even gluten free and dairy free) options on the menu.
The Pork Belly Chilaquiles included Two Eggs, Corn Tortilla Chips, Salsa Roja, Charred Avocado Crema. This dish is gluten free, but you could modify it to be dairy free by omitting the cheese and avocado crema.
All I can say is WOW!
This dish was so flavorful and delicious, that I’m kind of kicking myself that we didn’t dine here more than once. The pork belly was insanely rich, tender, and delicious. And, there were huge chunks all throughout the dish. The salsa roja was packed with flavor that was perfectly balanced by the queso fresco cheese and avocado crema. Be warned though, this dish was spicy. It wasn’t unbearably spicy, but it was spicier than I expected. So, if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you may want to skip this dish.
Seriously, this might have been one of the best things I ate while were at Disneyland. So, I can’t say enough good things about it. I would definitely have a hard time not ordering this if it were still on the menu whenever I go back to Disneyland again.
I also really wanted the allergy-friendly Mickey waffles after reading Alexis’s Gluten Free Adventure’s review of them. The ones offered at Steakhouse 55 are large single waffles and not the ones we’re used to at Disney. But, I couldn’t resist the chilaquiles. I asked the chef if it was possible to have smaller ones made. And, he offered to get me allergy-friendly Mickey waffles from Goofy’s Kitchen, a buffet located next door, which were smaller.
I was so happy to get these with my meal. They were the perfect sweet treat to cap off my meal. These were really well cooked and super crispy. Though, I have to admit, I want to try the large allergy-friendly Mickey waffle someday. The photos from Alexis’s Gluten Free Adventures looks amazing. You can read her full review and see photos on her blog.
Steakhouse 55 is a must-do breakfast spot the next time that we visit Disneyland. I was so impressed by the quality of the food and the offerings here. The service here was also really wonderful too. I’m still dreaming of the chilaquiles from Steakhouse 55. And this will be a restaurant we make breakfast reservations for at least one breakfast on our next visit.
Have you been to Steakhouse 55 for breakfast? What did you order when you dined there?