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Must-Try Eats at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Disneyland’s unique and incredible Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar possibly replicating itself in Disney World’s upcoming Disney Springs (which I think would be totally rad).

Trader Sam's Tiki Bar

And since many Trader Sam’s reviews put a huge focus on drinks — understandably (you can see tons of Trader Sam’s drinks here!) — I thought it would be fun this time to take a quick look at two of my favorite FOOD items at the Disneyland hot spot.

Atmosphere

Trader Sam’s is small, but packed with action. Intriguing decor reveals sight gags and hidden secrets everywhere!

Trader Sam's Magical Bar Stools may have you feeling a bit low...

Scour the walls for correspondence from the Jungle Cruise’s own Trader Sam, and check out unique items he’s brought back from his travels.

Trader Sam's Welcome Message - click image for larger version

Don’t forget to read the postcards!

Close-Up of Trader Sam's Decor

Once you finally get a table and get settled in (this can take a while if you’re there on a busy evening…we suggest going for lunch), it’s time to take a peek at the menu and get started!

Trader Sam's Menu Example

Ready to dive in?!

Trader Sam’s Panko-Crusted Chinese Long Beans

The Chinese Long Beans have become a serious guest favorite at Trader Sam’s! You can get them as part of the PuPu Platter, or grab a whole plate of them!

Panko Crusted Chinese Long Beans with Sriracha Dipping Aioli

These are as addictive as french fries, but healthier for you! (Aren’t they?! Green veggies, right?) Combine them with that spicy Sriracha aioli and you’ve got a gourmet treat disguised as bar food.

Hot, crunchy, and delicious, these are a perfect pre-dinner snack or late-night tide-me-over!

Trader Sam’s Angus 1/3 Lb Hawaiian Cheeseburger

Another favorite is the Hawaiian Cheeseburger. Topped with melty cheese, crisp bacon, and pineapple, this savory-sweet meal is anything but ordinary.

Angus Hawaiian Burger

I was bowled over by the amount of cheese on top of this one. Just don’t try to get away with calling this a snack or an appetizer. It’s hearty!

Hawaiian Burger Inside

Overall

I’m biased. I’ll admit it. I love Trader Sam’s and will go there no matter what’s on the menu. The place is too much fun, and once you add in all of the secret happenings depending on what drink you order (here’s a tip: the Uh Oa is a blast!), it turns into a full-blown entertainment location.

So I’m happy to say that the food here is quite good. And even if you’re headed to Trader Sam’s for a mid-day lunch — you’re definitely still going to enjoy yourself!

Have you been to Trader Sam’s? Share your favorite drink or menu item with us in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  1. Desiree says:

    Love it here! The food is great – my fave is the sweet potato fries. And the location is amazing!

  2. I had the kalua pork flatbread the last time we were there! Very good!!!

  3. Jeff says:

    Try the Ahi Poke next time, it is delicious.

  4. AJ says:

    Desiree — I love it, too! The themeing is amazing.

    Krissy — Yum!! I haven’t tried that yet!

    Jeff — Thanks for the tip!

  5. Desiree says:

    @AJ It’s funny because I get excited to go here after the park. Nothing better than parking the strollers and having a bite to eat and some drinks as the kids are sleeping. The fireplace is the best, too.

  6. Jon says:

    Awesome place! Loved the pu pu platter.

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