Disneyland Food Review: Pluto’s Dog House

In my quest to eat at every restaurant and food service cart in the park, I’m bound to stumble upon some lemons. Mickey’s Toon Town does not evoke images of grand dining, and the realities are very much the same.

As you might surmise from the name, this establishment specializes in hot dogs, from the foot long to children’s size. The food is predictable and moderately priced. Pluto’s Dog House caters mostly to parents and children who want something safe as they chill with Roger Rabbit or Clarabell Cow. (Likewise, the neighboring Daisy’s Diner, serves mostly pizza, another ageless favorite.)

The hot dogs were what we expected. No surprises.

I opted for the kids meal, since it had a container of macaroni and cheese, and I blanched at the idea of eating another generic hot dog. This was nicely presented in a box with apple slices and a color-changing straw for my small soda pop. I was pretty pleased with the mac & cheese until I tasted some of the product that touched the side of the container. I don’t know what heating method they use, but the styrofoam flavor is rather pronounced and revolting — it actually seeped in to my food. You no longer think mac & cheese after a while: you wonder if consuming this meal is going to kill you or not.

Overall grade: C-
I wouldn’t count this as a total wash, but it’s not all that great, either. There are lots of whimsical places for you to sit, and if you’re looking for some cheap regular food, it’s an alright option. Personally, I have no desire to ever come back.

Cuisine: American
Service Type: Quick Service
Price Range: $ ($10 per person or less)
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Snack


  1. Loren said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 1:58 am

    I’d probably give it a C or a C+. I don’t think mine had quite the styrofoamy taste that your mac and cheese did. Mine was a little more saucy for my taste as I prefer a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dryness to mine. But, overall, it did the trick. I definitely think there are worse places to eat in the park, including, as I mentioned, the dreaded Village Haus in Fantasyland. I’d rather eat here than there. For me, it was just aight.

  2. Administrator said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    Well, I have to agree that this IS better than the Village Haus. Maybe the hot dog will offend my senses a bit less. Really hard to botch up a hot dog!

  3. James said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a single bite to eat in Toon Town (nor have I really spent any length of time there, apart from the Roger Rabbit ride). But this review doesn’t exactly make me want to rush over there! :)

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