Craving some classic American food? Then head on over to Flo’s on Highway 66! Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land serves up some tasty traditional American fare including turkey, ribs, chicken, roast beef, salad, and even a veggie dish. Continuing the Disney tradition of serving better than average theme park fare, Flo’s offers food that’s a cut above the norm. Not only are the ingredients of a higher caliber but the portion size is large without being overwhelming. I walked away feeling very satisfied without ordering any sides.
Location: Cars Land in Disney California Adventure
Type: Quick service
Specialty: 50’s diner food with an upscale twist
Cost: $11 to $13
Craig’s Favorite: I only tried the Roast Beef and Cheddar – but it was delicious!
And they do have sides. In addition to everything else, they offer mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, roasted veggies, signature coleslaw, and fruit salad. Some of the dishes come with sides already, but if you want more or something different all you have to do is ask. No french fries or burgers though. It really is more diner fare than a burger joint. The milkshakes sounded delicious, but I went with the Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade. Turns out it was a great choice.
Because we’re trying to eat gluten-free, I asked to see the allergy friendly menu and they have a great selection of food for every group. People with dairy, seafood, nut, egg, soy and gluten allergies need not worry. Not only do they make sure to list the foods appropriate for you, but they deliver them separately from the other food so that it is prepared safely. Now I’m sure that the gluten-free bun my sandwich came on wasn’t quite as tasty as the garlic chive bun it’s normally served on, but I didn’t notice. The rest of the food tasted so good my taste buds were quite happy.
Speaking of my sandwich, I ordered the Roast Beef and Cheddar with horseradish aioli and caramelized onions. Wow. The horseradish aioli was subtle but added a hint of punch behind each bite. The caramelized onions were just the right amount of sweet to balance the aioli without either being overpowering. But the melted cheddar was the best. The way it just flavored the whole sandwich made me want to get another, but I was full after the one I had. Plus the coleslaw that came with it was delicious. More vinegar based, it would be a good idea to mix it up as the first few bites were not as flavorful, but by the bottom I wished there was more.
Some of the other items sounded intriguing also, but as I said, I was full. The BBQ Pork Ribs come in a house-made Coca Cola BBQ sauce with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. The Turkey Dip is served on a potato roll with provolone cheese (I imagine melted much like the cheddar) with turkey au jus and pasta salad. Those were other items that stood out to me, but they had other entrees also. I already listed the sides, but I didn’t share the desserts (again too full). They had a variety of pies including an apple cheddar pie and a chocolate mud pie as well as a large selection of milkshakes (including a Neapolitan one that sounded interesting).
So if you’re looking for a 50’s diner experience with high quality food at a reasonable price, head on over to Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.