July 2011 – present
Paradise Pier – Follow the pier on the side farthest from Pacific Wharf, near the Golden Zephyr and Goofy’s Sky School. You’ll find the Paradise Garden Grill on the right, just before Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
- Service Type – quick service
- Seating – covered outdoor patio
- Reservations – no
- Entertainment – periodic live music
The Paradise Garden Grill is a quick service eatery on the shores of Paradise Bay. Guests can choose from a variety of Mediterranean skewer options, along with sauces and sides. The Grill shares an outdoor patio with Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, and guests can relax in the shade and enjoy the view of Paradise Pier.
MY RATING – ★★★☆☆
The Paradise Garden Grill has a very limited menu, but the food items they do offer are much lighter than the other restaurants in the area. While Mediterranean food isn’t my favorite, the skewers I’ve tried have all been decent, and the rice and pita bread go well with the different entrée options. An added bonus: the patio overlooking Paradise Pier is a great place to stop and unwind, and you occasionally get the added entertainment of a live band!
- Lemon-Oregano Chicken Skewer
When California Adventure first opened, this restaurant was a fully functioning McDonalds, called “Burger Invasion”. When Disney’s marketing partnership with McDonalds ended in 2008, Burger Invasion became the Paradise Garden Grill.