REVIEW: Late Night Menu at Disneyland’s Galactic Grill is Worth Staying Up For
The Late Night Menu at the Galactic Grill in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland begins, well, late. It started at 9 p.m. the night I ate there, when the park closed at 10 p.m. That is not a lot of time to get your grub on. The menu, which consists mainly of snack items, is worth racing against the clock for the fireworks viewing, though.
From the Late Night Menu, I tried the Meteor Potato Bites, the Lunar Space-adilla, and the Sweet Star Clusters. Other items include Little Dippers (French toast dipping sticks with sauces) and a Micron Burger (a double-patty slider).
Meteor Potato Bites – $7.99
Let’s start off with my favorite of the three items I tried. The Meteor Potato Bites are what would happen if you took In-N-Out’s Animal Fries and converted the fries to tots, added ground beef, and tossed some cheese sauce in with the house sauce. The caramelized onions make this dish especially flavorful. If I could choose, I would skip the beef. I had a few bites and that part certainly didn’t enhance the overall product in any way.
The Meteor Potato Bites are definitely a snack that you will be eating with a fork. Even with a fork, it’s messy, so grab some napkins!
Lunar Space-adilla – $7.99
The Lunar Space-adilla is a flour tortilla quesadilla filled with Pepper Jack cheese, Ortega chiles, and chunks of chicken breast. It comes with a chipotle ranch dipping sauce. One of the most pleasant surprises for this item is something you notice as soon as you pick it up. It was perhaps the least greasy fast food quesadilla that I have every come across. It wasn’t dry or anything like that – just not super greasy.
The chiles inside were mild, adding more flavor than heat. The cheese also had a pleasant flavor and was freshly melted when it arrived, leaving little strings of cheese after bites. The sauce was a good mix of both chipotle and ranch but compared to the quesadilla itself, it didn’t have a lot of flavor.
Overall this was very tasty and a good value for the money.
Sweet Star Clusters – $8.49
While this item had the smallest portion of food, it also had the largest price tag. The Sweet Star Clusters are chicken bites with sweet chili sauce on a bed of blue cheese coleslaw with a side of dill pickles, all inside a waffle cone. Yes, a waffle cone. No, I don’t know why.
There were only four chicken bites in this dish and the sauce was barely drizzled on them. The sauce itself was great and it was a shame there was so little of it on the four bites. The three dill pickle slices could have come off of a burger. They were more decoration then anything else. And if blue cheese is what is scaring you away from the coleslaw, don’t let it. You can’t taste it. In fact, there is barely any dressing at all on the coleslaw. The waffle cone was just weird. It was stale and didn’t mix with any other part of the dish.
They could have easily included the chicken bites and the sauce with a side of fries and I think it would be a better and tastier deal, or at the very least, nix the waffle cone and knock a dollar off the price.
Two out of three isn’t bad in my book and there are still other items on the Late Night Menu that I did not sample. If you are in the parks after 9 p.m. and find yourself in the vicinity of Tomorrowland, I think the Galactic Grill’s Late Night Menu is a valid option for a not-quite “midnight smackerel” (as Winnie the Pooh would say).