9 Great Restaurants Near the Anaheim Convention Center

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center

We compiled a list of the best restaurants near the Anaheim Convention Center. Whether you want a quick bite in between meetings, or the perfect setting for that important business dinner, take your pick from this wide variety of cuisines.

1| Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Upscale Steakhouse $$$
.6 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Arguably the best steak you’ll ever try. Not only is the steak at Ruth’s Chris to die for and served on a 500 degree plate, but their decadent sides like the lobster mac n’ cheese and the creamed spinach are too good for mere words.

 

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center
Lobster Mac n’ cheese, the most popular side dish.
Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center
This entree is served on a plate of sizzling butter.

What to try: Get the Ruth’s Classics Dinner and ask them for the sweet potato casserole instead of one of the desserts.

 

2| Anaheim White House Restaurant

Northern Italian and Seafood  $$$
1.9 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Built in 1909, this restored historical landmark, is a charming boutique restaurant with nostalgic ambience and delicious Northern Italian cuisine, steak and seafood.

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center
The Anaheim White House is great for events; they have 12 meeting rooms

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center

What to try: Our sources tell us the salmon with white chocolate mashed potatoes and the veal, are constant crowd pleasers at the beautiful Anaheim White House Restaurant.

 

3| Fire + Ice Grill + Bar

Casual, American $$
.9 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Here’s a fun, casual hang-out for burgers and fries. If you want to catch the game with a couple of coworkers after a long day of meetings, there are TVs inside as well as a spacious patio so you can soak up the California sunshine as you indulge in some nachos or chicken wings.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center

restaurants near the anaheim convention center
Try something from the grill…
restaurants near the anaheim convention center
…or their vibrant salad bar on ice!

What to try: Linger outside by the firepit; the DJ goes on at 8pm til closing.

 

4| Mi Casa Mexicana

Mexican  $$
.8 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

You know you just can’t spend time in SoCal without digging into some fine Mexican fare.  Many locals and out-of-towners alike have taken to Yelp to rave about Mi Casa Mexicana’s  food and service.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center

What to try: They have a to-go menu if you’re pressed for time in between convention meetings.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center
Yelp review from Anaheim Convention attendee

 

5| Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles

Waffle House, Soul Food $$
.7 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles House was founded in 1975 by Harlem native Herb Hudson. They’re known for their sumptuous combination of fried chicken and waffles. They also serve eggs, mac n’ cheese, rice, and beans.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center

What to try: Keep an eye out for their curiously named specials, a crowd favorite being the “Obama Special”- 3 wings and a fluffy waffle.

 

6| McCormick and Schmick’s

Seafood and Steaks $$$
.6 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

For the steak eaters: go for the filet mignon.

For the chicken eaters: try the blackened chicken fettuccine.

For the seafood eaters: crab cakes and stuffed salmon are top picks.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center

What to try: Even though a lot of McCormick and Schmick’s dishes are on the more expensive side, these dishes won’t break the bank and are still amazing: blackened chicken fettuccine for $15.99, the fish and chips for $18.99 and here are others.

 

7| Tangerine Grill and Patio

American Traditional $$$
.4 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Their motto “fresh, elegant and eclectic” rings true for both the food selection and the beautiful dining areas at the Tangerine Grill.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center

Restaurants near the Anaheim Convention center

What to try: Great for groups and they cater too!

 

8| Roy’s

Hawaiian Fine Dining $$$
.6 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

If you’re coming out to Anaheim with your company for VidCon or NAM, treat yourself to an exquisite meal at Roy’s.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center
Misoyaki Butterfish Lettuce Wraps that melt in your mouth

 

restaurants near the anaheim convention center
Roy Yamaguchi, a friendly, brilliant chef, opened his first restaurant in 1988.

 

What to try: Check out their website for all of their innovative dishes. Also, this is a great place for a company event.

 

9| Napa Rose

New American, Upscale $$$$
.7 miles from the Anaheim Convention Center

Google and Yelp are brimming with 5 star reviews for Napa Rose!
This wonderful restaurant is located in the Grand Californian hotel. If you’re hear for a convention, but still want some Disney magic and are willing to splurge a little, then this is the perfect spot.

restaurants near the anaheim convention center
The interior is quite elegant, transporting you to wine country.

The crowd favorites to try are the Smiling Tiger salad and the Filet Mignon with the cabernet jus.  Be sure to call upon the experts for wine pairing.

What to try: There are two seatings for dinner: 5:30pm and 8:30pm.

 

9 Great Restaurants Near the Anaheim Convention Center

 

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Author: Carlin

Carlin is an Orange County native. When she's not traveling, she loves to hang out at the beach, hike and explore new places to eat.