Restaurants To Fuel Your Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Experience

Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, taking place in Anaheim, California! While the dining landscape may have evolved, fret not, as the Anaheim Convention Center’s prime location ensures easy access to a plethora of restaurants and delightful dining options within walking distance for expo attendees. Whether you seek a sophisticated culinary journey or a relaxed and casual ambiance, there is an abundance of choices to cater to your preferences. Allow us to share a selection of our favorite restaurants just a short stroll away from the Anaheim Convention Center.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

With a captivating down-home style that has delighted diners worldwide since 1996, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. combines charm and flavor. Its menu is designed to satisfy the shrimp lover in everyone, featuring a variety of creative seafood dishes directly inspired by the beloved movie Forrest Gump. Alongside its delightful culinary offerings, it creates a fun and inviting family atmosphere that will surely entice you to seek out the nearest Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. location!

McCormick & Schmick’s

McCormick & Schmick’s diverse menu boasts an array of fresh seafood, sourced daily, as well as a wide selection of hand-cut steaks. Indulge in its renowned Happy Hour bar while enjoying the bar’s extensive collection of specialty handcrafted cocktails, and an impressive wine list showcasing renowned regions from around the world.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

From its humble beginnings dating back to 1978 Chicago, Morton’s The Steakhouse has evolved into one of the most acclaimed steakhouses in existence. With a rich legacy spanning over 30 years, Morton’s has committed itself to delivering nothing short of “The Best Steak… Anywhere.” Emphasizing quality, unwavering consistency, and genuine hospitality, Morton’s strives to create not just extraordinary cuisine, but an unforgettable dining experience. Offering delectable, fresh seafood and USDA prime-aged steak, Morton’s has captivated diners across the nation. Prepare to immerse yourself in the legendary Morton’s experience, where an elevated standard of steakhouse awaits your arrival.

P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s presents a delightful array of distinctive Asian cuisine, featuring flavors from Thailand, Korea, Japan, Mongolia and China. Its menu showcases an enticing selection of dishes, such as the ever-popular chicken lettuce wraps, chicken pad thai, signature lo mein, fried rice, Mongolian beef, Chang’s spicy chicken, and delectable pork and shrimp dumplings. Explore its seasonal cocktails and menu items that are thoughtfully crafted to capture the essence of Asian cultures. 

Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio

Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio embraces the lively spirit of California while honoring the soul of New Orleans. Its menu, dining spaces and outdoor patios radiate a vibrant California-fresh energy. It has intentionally infused California’s inviting and radiant ambiance, drawing inspiration from the breathtaking sunsets along the Gulf and Pacific coasts. 

Under the guidance of Chef Darrin Finkel, its all-day menu presents a fusion of New Orleans classics and coastal cuisine, with a focus on grilled Gulf and Pacific seafood, meats, and vegetables. Complementing the contemporary flavors is an expanded wine list featuring selections from California vintners, as well as seasonal cocktails with a seaside flair. To elevate your dining experience, the evenings are enriched by the presence of a strolling live ensemble, serenading you with a variety of jazz genres. Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patioharmonizes the best of California’s fresh allure with the heart and soul of New Orleans, resulting in a truly captivating culinary journey.

Roy’s

By skillfully merging traditional techniques with bold Pacific Rim flavors, Roy Yamaguchi, a culinary pioneer, introduced a fresh perspective to the world of fine dining. The inaugural Roy’s establishment opened its doors in Honolulu in 1988, and since then, it has extended its warm hospitality and dedication to innovative and imaginative cuisine across the globe. Prepare to be captivated by its remarkable cocktails and explore its acclaimed wine list, carefully curated to accompany your dining experience. Delight in the finest ingredients and exceptional seafood, meticulously crafted by its talented local chefs, which have garnered it a well-deserved reputation.

The 5IFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

Encompassing an impressive 5,000 square feet, its open-air rooftop terrace offers a blend of high-top tables and cozy lounge areas, providing the perfect setting to relish  California’s enviable weather and breathtaking views overlooking the Disneyland Resort. Immerse yourself in an exceptional experience as you savor its collection of handcrafted entrées, indulge in craft cocktails, and explore a wide selection of local brews. The menu boasts a variety of “lite bites” and delectable dishes, carefully prepared for your enjoyment.

Whether you’re snuggled up near the terrace heaters, marveling at the mesmerizing Disneyland firework display, grooving to the beats of the live DJ, or immersing yourself in the excitement of its themed nights, there is always a compelling reason to visit The 5IFTH Rooftop.

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant that hasoptions to satisfy every taste, as it proudly presents an extensive selection of over 200 freshly prepared menu items, crafted to order each day. Visitors can treat themselves to appetizers and small plates like stuffed mushrooms or samosas. The menu also showcases specialty dishes such as the super antioxidant salad, a mouthwatering “glamburger,” or flavorful stuffed chicken tortillas. The Cheesecake Factory is renowned for its diverse menu of American classics, but it truly shines with its dessert selection, boasting over 20 delectable variations of cheesecake and other hard-to-resist sweets. 

The Pizza Press

The Pizza Press takes the “build your own pizza” concept to new heights, offering a captivating experience that encompasses ambiance, service, and, of course, delicious pizza. Drawing inspiration from the 1920s Americana newspaper era, its immersive environment reflects the industrialized period when newspapers played a vital role in local communities. They invite you to shape your culinary narrative by “publishing” a pizza tailored to your preferences, or you can explore its selection of signature pizzas, each named after prominent American newspapers like “The Times,” “The Tribune,” and “The Chronicle,” among others.

Tony Roma’s

Tony Roma’s is a polished-casual dining restaurant that takes great pride in being recognized as the go-to destination for delectable ribs. While it has built its legendary reputation on its mouthwatering ribs, it is also equally renowned for its diverse menu that goes beyond ribs. From sizzling grilled steaks to innovative comfort food with a  twist, its menu is carefully curated to offer high-quality dishes that will satisfy all your cravings. Tony Roma’s has been presented with the prestigious national acclaim “The Best Ribs in America” award. Don’t miss the chance to try one of its signature Romaritas!

If you’re looking for a convenient grab-and-go meal near the convention center, these reliable quick-service options within walking distance are worth considering:

Chipotle Mexican Grill 

Del Taco 

Denny’s 

Earl of Sandwich 

Panda Express 

Starbucks 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf