Where to eat during SPI 2018: Dinner Edition

Posted by Crown Battery on Sep 10, 2018 1:54:07 PM

There are hundreds of restaurants within just a few miles of the Anaheim Convention Center...
How do you find the tastiest options, the local gems, and the famous spots?

We’ve worked with local concierges and scoured the ‘net to find great options for any palette.
(Note: If you’re interested in shopping or enjoy the Disney experience, you can also check out any of the restaurants in Downtown Disney.)

What are you hungry for?




Ruth’s Chris Steak House

2041 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 750-5466

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday from 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Looking for a mouthwatering steak that’s cooked just right? Ruth’s Chris is a solid choice, and it’s just a short ride (or one-mile walk) from the Convention Center.




Gonzalez’s Restaurant

1740 W Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 602-9620


Hours of operation:
Daily from 9:00 am - 8:30 pm


Everyone’s raving about the food here. If you want fantastic ambience, this is the wrong place. But if you want authentic Mexican food -- and a variety of delicious options to choose from -- look no further. (Note: 15-30 minute ride each way, depending on traffic)

Sabroso Mexican Grill

Sabroso Mexican Grill
13129 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 537-7080

Closed Sunday and Monday
Tuesday to Thursday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Locals say Sabroso is a hidden gem. Judging by concierge recommendations and reviews, it’s hard to go wrong. Be sure to try their carne asada , enchiladas, and homemade corn tortillas.



Buca di Beppo

11757 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 740-2822

Hours of operation:
Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This upscale chain is known for its family style meals and take on Italian classics.

(Want to avoid Disneyland tourists and try something more local? Marri’s Pizza and Italian Restaurants on 1194 W. Katella Ave. is an Anaheim favorite, we’re told.)

The Pizza Press
1700 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 323-7134

Hours of operation:
Daily from 6:00 am - 10:00 am and 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Love pizza? Here, you can build your own pizza -- and pick everything from the sauce to cheeses, meats, and other toppings. From raw dough to your table, this thin crust pizza pairs well with their craft beer selection.



Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Located in Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-3463

Hours of operation:
Daily from 11:30 am - 1:30 am

What do you get when you mix exotic drinks and Hawaiian music -- and Disney Imagineers’ take on a tropical paradise? Trader Sam’s. Try the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum or Shrunken Head. (Have 3 friends to share with? Order an Uh-Oa and start a volcano eruption!)

nFuse Restaurant, Bar & Lounge


700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 750-8000

Hours of operation:
Daily from 6:30 am - 1:00 am

This lounge serves tasty bar food -- “globally inspired cuisine in a modern setting” -- and drinks, too. Best of all (or worst, if you can’t get a seat -- book early), it’s just a few minutes by foot from the convention center.



Mo Ran Gak Restaurant

9651 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 638-1177

Hours of operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00am - 10:00pm

Known for their Korean BBQ, this local favorite has a wide variety of meats, tasty side dishes, and legendary cold soup. (You may want to check the estimated ride time; it can vary widely depending on the day of the week and time of day.)

If you want even more information on how to get the most from your trip, be sure to check out our free guide: How to Make the Most of Your SPI Experience.


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