Family and Allergy-Friendly Dining at the PCH Grill

Navigating this new world of food allergies has been tough. Trying to accurately identify my toddler’s allergies has been, to say the least, tiring. Inconclusive blood tests, skin tests, welt-like hives, notebooks of everything she’s eaten or touched — I had no idea what I was in for when we got the diagnosis.

PCH Grill | Family and Allergy-Friendly Dining

With the fear of getting her the meal wrong, we haven’t been eating out. But when it comes to family and allergy-friendly dining, there’s no one I trust more than Mickey Mouse. We were invited to check out the Beach Side Bonfire, an all new nighttime buffet featuring family-friendly eats and drinks, at the PCH Grill at the Paradise Pier Hotel.

Family friendly and allergy friendly dining at PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel.

Chef Salvador Torres was kind enough to spend time introducing me to the numerous hot and cold stations. He was able to list each and every item suitable for her allergies. When dining at the PCH Grill, Chef Torres suggested guests notify the hostess of allergies at check-in. A chef will then walk the buffet with you, ensuring you make informed choices. This high-level of customer satisfaction is the Disney difference.

Family friendly and allergy friendly dining at PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel.

My children were thrilled to find cheeseburger sliders and mini hot dogs. My husband enjoyed the carving station with Dry Rubbed Smoked Tri Tip and Baby Back Ribs, served with your choice of Honey BBQ Sauce, Spicy BBQ Sauce, Pico De Gallo, Corn Bread Shells and Honey Butter Pearls. With something for everyone, the PCH Grill also had vegetarian options for me to enjoy. I loved the mini taco station were I picked up Zucchini Tacos with Cabbage in Mini Corn Tortillas.

Highlights of the PCH Grill Buffet:

  • Action Stations – Seafood Saute’ Station, Carving Station, and Wood Fired Pizza Station
  • Buffet Stations – Mini Taco Station, Mac & Cheese Bar
  • Hot Stations – Everything from pork shoulder to rotating seasonal vegetables
  • Cold Stations – Roasted Potato Salad, deviled eggs, and build-your-own salad bar
  • Dessert Stations – S’mores bar, mousse cones, and berry crisps are just some of the sweet treats

Family friendly and allergy friendly dining at PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel.

In addition to all of the yummy food, there are tons of beach-themed non-alcoholic beverages. Cool down with the Watermelon Lemonade, garnished with chunks of watermelon, or the Party Wave Lemonade, flavored with coconut and banana and garnished with dark chocolate shavings and a sugar-glazed, honey-infused banana slice.

Family friendly and allergy friendly dining at PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel.

All your lil’ beach boys and girls will love the laid back, beach-y atmosphere. We yelled “Surf’s Up” as we fueled up for the fun at Mickey’s Halloween Party during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Whether you’re headed into the parks or looking for a family and allergy-friendly place to eat, the PCH Grill will be your favorite bonfire this side of the Pacific.

Have you dined at PCH Grill yet?

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37 thoughts on “Family and Allergy-Friendly Dining at the PCH Grill”

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That looks like a great restaurant. I love their combination of high class and child friendly.

  2. Melanie says:

    It is a wonderful meal in a family-friendly setting. A huge win for the whole family!

  3. Catherine S says:

    This looks like a great restaurant. I have not been to PCH Grill, but I would love to go.

  4. Melanie says:

    I had only been for the character breakfast before, but loved it. Hope you can make it there soon.

  5. Pam says:

    I love that they are so accommodating to allergies! So few places are and it can really ruin a vacation.

  6. Melanie says:

    There’s enough planning that goes into a vacation without having to pack all of your own meals. It was so great being able to relax!

  7. Alisha says:

    As a Mom with small children who do have some food allergies, this would be a great place for our family dinners. Love that they cater to adults as well as the kidlets, you can’t find many places like that!

  8. Melanie says:

    Everyone was so thrilled. We’ve got quite a mix with needing toddler allergy-friendly meals and vegetarian ones for me. There aren’t many places that can accommodate all of us, but PCH Grill exceeded my expectations.

  9. Eliza Ferree says:

    I love all the little stations they have and the set up is very friendly. I love the little table displays and beach theme they have going on. While I don’t have many worries with allergies (minus turkey) I do understand how nice this would be.

  10. Melanie says:

    The stations are so fun! It makes your meal feel like an adventure. There were times I spied something I missed on another’s plate & had to get some for myself.

  11. Kristi says:

    Have not heard of this place before but it sure looks good. Will have to see if there is one close to our next vacation spot so I can try it.

  12. Melanie says:

    Head down to the Disneyland Resort. You’ll find it in the Paradise Pier Hotel. Don’t miss the cartoon viewing beach on the ground floor on the hotel.

  13. Patty says:

    I have to admit that I have not heard of this restaurant but I think it’s wonderful that they are so accommodating to people with allergies. I’ll be on the lookout for it for sure.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    That’s definitely a plus! You really don’t see that everyday.

  15. Chasing Joy says:

    Sounds like they offer a great variety of food. I love your daughter’s apron jumber ?

  16. Melanie says:

    They have a great bonfire menu with tons of options. I’ll pass along your compliment to my mother-in-law. She’s my costume designer!

  17. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    It can be so hard to find restaurants with allergies. This looks like a great option.

  18. Melanie says:

    Maybe it’s the worry that comes with this being uncharted territory for us, but even when restaurants say they can make allergy-friendly meals I still worry. Having the chef walk around with me was the reassurance I needed.

  19. LyndaS says:

    I haven’t tried it, but it sound like a great place to eat. It is so nice to hear how about their great customer service. I have not heard of another place doing so much.

  20. Melanie says:

    There is such a high level of customer service. It was greatly appreciated.

  21. Liz Mays says:

    Oh this is such a cool place. I love the beach theme. It would be so fun to go with the kids!

  22. Melanie says:

    The hotel is so fun with the California beach decor. Such a fun place to stay for a vacation.

  23. Michelle F. says:

    I love that this restaurant is family friendly. I will be checking it out.

  24. fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says:

    I have not dined there. SOunds like a fun place.

  25. angele says:

    I love finding fun and cool restaurants that are kid friendly! the fact that they are allergy friendly too is awesome! thanks for sharing!

  26. Felicia says:

    This sounds like a great place to eat! I love that they are taking food allergies into consideration in such a big way.

  27. Penelope says:

    The food all sounds amazing, but the best part is being able to relax. When you know what you’re eating is safe, you can fully enjoy yourself.

  28. Melanie says:

    It was great, especially dessert! I’m daydreaming about making the marshmallows myself.

  29. Lexie Lane says:

    All foods are looks delicious, I’d love to go soon in this restaurant. I’m sure my family would love it.

  30. Christie says:

    Wow the food looks amazing and so kid friendly! I love how PCH Grill is allergy friendly

  31. Ashley says:

    I love how inclusive Disney works to be. I hadn’t heard about this restaurant before but we’re definitely going to check it out on our next trip!

  32. Melanie says:

    It’s a great one. The character breakfast is a great time also. We got a rare costumed Mickey sighting while there.

  33. Nicole Escat says:

    It’s so nice to know that there is a restaurant that a allergy friendly. I’m sure my hubby would love to visit there.

  34. Melissa says:

    That looks like such a fun place to dine! I love that they are so allergy friendly too.

  35. Jaclyn Anne says:

    It is great when restaurants are so accommodating to allergies!

  36. Valerie Remy-Milora says:

    I love that a chef will walk you through to point out what is safe for your specific allergies. It’s such a relief and makes dinning out with kids who suffer from allergies a lot more fun!

  37. Tracey says:

    This is a great place! I love how they take such care to ensure that you’re able to eat and not have to let allergies stop you.

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