Even though summer is technically over, barbecue season is still in full swing at Disneyland Park. If you have a good appetite, and a hankerin’ for some tasty vittles, Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue is the place for you!
This “all-you-care-to-eat” dining location is very laid-back, with comfortable outdoor seating at covered picnic tables. The casual atmosphere is perfect for families, and I love the mason jars they use for the drinks (your choice of lemonade or soda is included in the price of the meal). It just adds to the country vibe.
These salt and pepper shakers are cute too!
Now, on to the food! The meal begins with delicious mini corn bread loaves. These are so good! I like a sweet corn bread, so this was perfect for me.
Then you get a bucket (yes, a bucket!) of ribs and chicken. This reminds me of one of my favorite dinner shows at Walt Disney World… the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. I was dining by myself, so this is a “small” portion, but you can always ask for more. Remember, it is “all-you-care-to-eat.”
Here are the ribs and chicken on my plate… The chicken and ribs were very tender and juicy.
The included sides are ranch beans and coleslaw. I don’t love beans, so I only tried a bite… they were fine, but a bit sweet. The coleslaw on the other hand was very good. Tangy with a sauce that was more like a Catalina salad dressing and not mayonnaise-based. It was light and refreshing.
Don’t forget that this meal includes entertainment as well. Some country music is always welcome while eating a barbecue lunch.
Desserts are not included in the meal price and are sold separately, but I was so full from lunch that I didn’t think I could eat another bite anyway! However, the desserts did look delicious (there are individual portions and family-size). Next time I visit I am going to save room for the S’mores Bake!
I ate lunch at the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, but if you decide to eat dinner here, you will get everything on the lunch menu plus corn on the cob and smoked sausage. If you or someone in your party is a vegetarian, you can request a special vegetarian skewer with potato, squash, bell pepper, tofu and mushrooms.
The Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue is a great place to take a break from all the excitement of Disneyland Park and eat some good food! What is your favorite lunch inside Disneyland Park?