Food at restaurants:
Breakfast: $10-15 (Dennys/ cocos)
Lunch $10-15 (fast food/ sandwich and drink) – tho a footlong Sub at Subways is $5
Dinner $15-25 (‘sit down’ place)
Remember tipping in resturaunts is considered customary – but this does not include fast food places like McDonalds.
On the Blizzcon Days
The Inside food is like the sport statium / movie theater selection- chicken strips, nachos, burgers,etc.
Expect to pay to pay sport stadium type prices: so $6 for a burger, $3-5 a can of coke, etc.
Personally I think you are better off taking a walk outside to find somewhere to eat – there is a Denny’s and some other palces within easy walking distance and will be much cheaper.
Places to Eat in general
The main intersection of the area is Katella and Harbor Blvd.
Coffee : Starbucks outside the convention centre – Hilton Hotel Lobby, Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Hyatt Regency & Anaheim Marriot Suites in lobby.
Heading South (Turn right from the convention doors)
Denny’s, Bakers Square, Carls Jr, Jack in the Box, & Taco bell. If you want to go further, then 2 blocks down on Chapman is an Outback, Del Taco, Cocos and Red Robin. For the expensive ones here, a Ruth Chris Steakhouse is right outside the center on Harbor.
Heading North (Towards Disney)
Denny’s, Subway, IHOP, McDonalds, Mimi’s Cafe and Toney Romos.
Other Places to Check out for Food and Entertainment
Is basically right across the street from the Convention Centre. It is roughly $70 on the gate for a ticket and expect to pay up to another $50 dollars inside for food, drinks and stuff. A must to check out if you are here really and its not just for kids. Matterhorn, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones ride, etc. Plan for an all day outing into the evening and watch the fireworks at night over the caste.
Has a lot of good restaurants and places to check out too – House of Blues, ESPN Zone and others. Walk up Harbor and walk into the Disney lot, as you are going into the park, head towards the ticket pay booths (NOT the parking) and head left = Downtown Disney. The Block at Orange Also a great place to check out, lots of places to eat and a movie theatre. 10 -15 minutes drive from the Convention Centre.
There is a new shopping / eating outdoor mall right next to the corner of Katella and Harbour. Restaurants that are now open include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., The Cheese Cake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, McCormick & Shmick’s Grill, Roy’s and P.F. Changs.
In n Out
Best burgers in California apparently. The closest one is on Brookhurst and Orange, to get there head West down Katella (Convention Centre on your left) and turn right onto Brookhurst, Go up a few blocks and look for the sign. Check the website for details of the ‘secret’ menu ordering options.
If you haven’t had a Sonic drink and supersonic breakfast burrito, then go do it.
Knotts Berry Farm
Probably a cab ride with friends but a fun place to go. Lots of good rides and slightly cheaper than Disney. Its about 20mins by cab from the Convention Center.
Consider renting a car or taking the train and head to Hollywood for the sights. The Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Wax Museum, Walk of Stars and lots more.