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Best Places to Eat at Hollywood Studios

Best Places to Eat at Hollywood Studios

If you’re headed to Hollywood Studios, you may be wondering where you should grab a bite to eat while you’re there. Hollywood Studios has come a long way over the years, adding new restaurants and experiences for guests to enjoy in the form of Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge. With the news that another restaurant — Roundup Rodeo Barbecue — will soon be opening, we thought it’d be the perfect time to go over all the best places to eat at Hollywood Studios (as well as the worst) and why. 

Keep reading to learn more. 

How Many Restaurants Are in Hollywood Studios?

There are a total of 27 places to eat at Hollywood Studios, including both table service and quick-service dining locations. 

Below, we take a look at the best (and worst) places to eat at Hollywood Studios:

Best Table Service in Hollywood Studios

50s Prime Time Cafe

  • Price: $15-$34.99
  • Advanced Reservation: Yes
  • Mobile Order: No

Let’s start this list off strong: 50s Prime Time Cafe. I’m not going to lie, as a teenager who was too “cool” to go to Disney World with my parents, I absolutely hated this restaurant. But now, in my 30s, I realize how much charm it actually has. 

Themed to the 1950s, guests truly get to enjoy an interactive experience with their Cast Members in terms of appropriate dining “etiquette.” Dare I say to put your elbows on the table at your own risk, my friends? 

The menu includes everything from Aunt Liz’s famous fried chicken to tomato soup, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and pot roast. If you’re looking for a treat, order the pineapple upside-down cake. 

Read more: 50’s Prime Time Cafe Dining Review

Baseline Tap House

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Baseline Tap House isn’t a restaurant. Rather, it’s a charming little lounge where you can take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the park. 

What I love about Baseline Tap House is that it’s perfect for adults who maybe want to send the kids off with grandma and grandpa for a little bit while they enjoy a nice retreat. The menu consists of spiced almonds, pretzels, and a charcuterie board. It has an impressive wine and beer menu, as well. 

One thing I’ve noticed is that this place isn’t usually crowded, so it’s perfect for a little downtime during an otherwise busy day. 

Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood and Vine
  • Price: $35-$59.99
  • Advanced Reservation: Yes
  • Mobile Order: No

I may stand in the minority on this, but there isn’t a whole lot of stuff for younger kids to do at Hollywood Studios – but Hollywood & Vine isn’t one of them. 

This is the only character dining experience on property and depending on the season, you’ll see Minnie and the gang dressed in different, celebratory outfits. They have a Junior Play ‘n’ Dine breakfast featuring some of your favorite characters from Disney Junior, including Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Goofy, and Doc McStuffins.

Hollywood & Vine offers a buffet with offerings such as peel-n-eat shrimp, salmon, macaroni and cheese, and pork belly on the menu. Though this is one of the most expensive dining experiences at the park, it’s perfect for families who want to make even more magical memories. 

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Like the Baseline Tap House, the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is great for adults visiting Hollywood Studios. Not only can you sit outside, but depending on what time you visit, you may even get a great, seated view of the parade that goes down Hollywood Boulevard. 

Here, you’ll have access to signature cocktails, as well as the Famous Cobb Salad. You can also get a charcuterie board to go with your wine flight. 

While I don’t always make time for this on my visits, I really should because it’s perfect for taking a break and taking in the magical sights of Hollywood Studios without having to actually sit down for an entire meal. Eating here is usually enough to just hold me over until dinner. 

Read more: Hollywood Brown Derby Dining Review

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

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  • Price: $15-$34.99
  • Advanced Reservation: Yes
  • Mobile Order: No

There are two Italian restaurants at Hollywood Studios. This is the good one (we’ll talk about that other one later). Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is one of those restaurants that I feel gets overlooked a lot, but it really shouldn’t. 

The menu includes fresh mozzarella, shrimp campanelle, pork chops, and classic spaghetti and meatballs. What I think really sells this restaurant though is the theming. Not only are you dining beneath cascading, twinkling lights and vines, but it doesn’t feel like you’re at an Orlando theme park. It actually feels like a local, family-owned restaurant. 

Tune-In Lounge

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Hollywood Studios has a lot of lounges, doesn’t it? The Tune-In Lounge, located at 50s Prime Time Cafe, offers walk-in availability and in my opinion, is one of the coolest themed spots on property. No, seriously, you’re drinking in what looks like a 1950s living room, furnished with a bookcase, retro TV, and couch. 

Plus, the drinks come with electric ice cubes. What’s cooler than that? 

Worst Table Service Restaurants in Hollywood Studios

Unlike Magic Kingdom, which only had a few “bad” table service spots, Hollywood Studios is kind of split down the middle. While this list is my own personal opinion, you may be surprised by my ranking:

The Hollywood Brown Derby

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  • Price: $35-$59.99
  • Advanced Reservations: Yes
  • Mobile Order: No

Let me preface this by saying that I adore the history that comes with the Hollywood Brown Derby. Let me also state that I love how you can dine with an Imagineer here and learn what really goes on “behind the magic.” 

But now that that’s out of the way, the food served at the Hollywood Brown Derby isn’t really deserving of all the hype. The cobb salad? Meh. The Chicken Coq au Vin? Meh. 

Don’t get me wrong, it does have some good things including the filet mignon and braised short rib, but everything else on the menu is too weird for my liking…and too expensive if you’re traveling with a large family. 

For me, this restaurant is a one-and-done experience. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience with a better menu, there are so many better options available at the Disney resorts. 

Oga’s Cantina

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  • Price: $15-$34.99
  • Advanced Reservation: Yes
  • Mobile Order: No

This is another one that might get me a little hate, but there just aren’t enough tables. That’s it. The menu is cool. The atmosphere is awesome. The Fuzzy Taunton? Weird, but I like it. 

If they opened it up a bit more and didn’t make it basically standing room only, I’d be all for this restaurant because I do think, in terms of decor and theming, it’s one of the best at all of the parks. But, they open up reservations at like 9:00 am. Who wants to stand first thing in the morning? 

Read more: The Hardest Dining Reservations to Get at Disney World

PizzeRizzo

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Price: $14.99 and under

Advanced Reservation: No

Mobile Order: Yes

Rizzo the Rat is a great Muppets character, but he sure does not make a good pizza. The menu here is typical of what you’d expect to get in a theme park: pizza, salad, and a meatball sub. But unfortunately, none of it is good. The pizza is like biting into cardboard. 

That being said, it always has ample seating, on both floors and outside. So, even though I don’t like the food here, I do like grabbing a bottle of water and sitting upstairs to give my feet a rest and enjoy the air conditioning. So, it does get points for that. 

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Inside SciFi Dine In
Inside SciFi Dine In

Price: $15-$34.99

Advanced Reservation: Yes

Mobile Order: No

If you don’t already hate me for this list, I’m pretty sure you’re about to because I know how universally loved the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is…but, it’s not my favorite. 

The food is so-so (your usual assortment of hamburgers, milkshakes, and onion rings). The cheesy science fiction promos and clips they show are really cool, and the overall theming of an outdoor drive-in is so unique and perfect for what Hollywood Studios stood for back in the day. 

What makes this restaurant lose points is that it is way too cluttered. Unless you’re traveling with a party of four, two party guests are sitting way too close to strangers to the point where you feel like you’re sitting on top of one another and part of each other’s conversations. It’s just too claustrophobic for me, which is why it ranks as low as it does. 

If they made more space, I’d recommend this dining experience a thousand times over. 

Best Quick Service Locations in Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios actually has a ton of quick service locations, with the majority of them offering top-notch variety at affordable prices. The best quick service locations in Hollywood Studios include:

Anaheim Produce

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Here, you’ll be able to purchase an assortment of healthy food including but not limited to apples, oranges, and bananas. 

But, you can also grab frozen lemonade, ice cream bars, Mickey-shaped pretzels, and churros here, offering so much variety for everyone in your party. Plus, because it’s kind of hidden away, it rarely has a long line. 

Backlot Express

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

The Backlot Express has it all: ample seating, options for mobile ordering, and a menu with a lot of variety, including tofu bowls, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, salads, and pulled pork burgers. They also have that adorable Wookiee Cookie we’re always talking about, which are two oatmeal cookies filled with vanilla cream. 

The menu is not only affordable but offers great options for both parents and kids, which is why it ranks as one of the best quick service locations in all of Hollywood Studios. 

Catalina Eddie’s

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

If you haven’t heard of Catalina Eddie’s don’t worry, it tends to fly under the radar. Located on Sunset Boulevard, Catalina Eddie’s serves pizza, breadsticks, caesar salads, and alcoholic beverages such as beer and sangria. 

Though the menu isn’t super extensive, what they do offer is pretty good. Plus, they rarely, if ever, have a line, so you can get your food fast. 

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

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  • Price: $18.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

There aren’t a ton of places to eat in Galaxy’s Edge, which is why Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is such a great option. The Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip (crispy chicken and macaroni and cheese) is a great option for kids, and the Batuuan Beef and Crispy Topato Stir-Fry (braised beef and vegetables) is one of my go-to’s every time I’m at the park. 

The menu is a little bit on the pricier side, but if you’re looking to grab dinner before exploring the rest of Batuu, this place is highly recommended. 

Dockside Diner

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  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

If you’re in the mood for a shrimp salad roll, then head to Dockside Diner in Echo Lake. The adult menu only serves seafood, but the kid’s menu includes macaroni and cheese. It’s not going to be a fan favorite if someone in your party doesn’t like seafood, but if you do, this is one of the best places at Hollywood Studios to get some. 

What sets this quick service location apart from a lot of others is its exclusive holiday menu, which features alcohol-infused hot chocolate. These drinks are unique to this location, so if you’re visiting during the holiday season, be sure to stop by and try them out. 

Epic Eats

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Snakes…why did it have to be snakes? A trip to Epic Eats will have you quoting all your favorite lines from Indiana Jones. 

Epic Eats takes the form of a desert canteen, inspired by Indiana Jones himself. The menu here will satisfy any sweet tooth, as you’ll find decadent treats such as ice cream and waffle cones. It’s the perfect little stop to make after you wrap up watching the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. 

Fairfax Fare

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

Is it just me or are all the good quick service locations at Hollywood Studios found on Sunset Boulevard? Fairfax Fare is another one of those quick service locations that have an assortment of food, including specialty hot dogs and buffalo chicken, and brisket bowls. 

The best part about this dining location is that it offers a lot of seating outdoors in the shade. I’ve never had any sort of problem securing a seat here, even when the park was at its busiest. 

Hollywood Scoops

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Personally, I adore Hollywood Scoops. The line moves fast. It always has an assortment of goodies, including limited editions like the Candy Corn Shake during Halloween. Plus, it’s affordable and has ample seating nearby. 

Some of the menu items include but aren’t limited to orange sherbert, chocolate/vanilla/butter pecan/strawberry ice cream, and the world-famous brownie sundae. 

Kat Saka’s Settle

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

If nothing else, you should stop here for the Cold Brew Black Caf. It’s Joffrey’s coffee topped with chocolate puffs and cream cheese and it’s really good! Plus, you can get this spiked with chocolate liqueur. 

Aside from this, the menu is pretty limited, serving traditional beverages and buttered blue grains, which is just colored popcorn. But, because the menu has these unique offerings, it ranks high on this list because you won’t be able to order them anywhere else.

Milk Stand

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  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

Wondering where everyone finds that famous Blue Milk? This is the spot – and it’s not very hard to spot, either. Just look for the giant blue and green “balls” toward the end of the Batuu Marketplace in Galaxy’s Edge. 

The Milk Stand sells both Green and Blue “milk” based on the Star Wars films. This milk is a combination of coconut and rice milk with the blue having more fruity notes and the green being more citrusy. 

Personally, I’m a bigger fan of blue milk, but you really can’t go wrong with either. If you want to try something extra flavorful, buy both and layer them.

Read more: Milk Stand Finding Blue Milk and Green Milk at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Market

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Before you head into Toy Story Land, be sure to take a break and grab something to eat at the Market. The menu is extremely limited BUT it has the famous Num Num cookies made famous by the film, the Incredibles.

These thick cookies are enough to keep you full until dinner time, not to mention satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, because of how big they are, they’re actually the perfect snack for your young kids to share, saving you money in the process. 

Ronto Roasters

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  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

Even if you like nothing else on the menu, please go to Ronto Roasters to grab the Ronto Wrap. The Ronto Wrap (which is also available in breakfast style) features grilled pork sausage and roasted pork drenched in a peppercorn sauce and coleslaw in pita bread – and it’s out of this world. 

Though the menu at Ronto Roasters is pretty limited (besides the Ronto Wrap, their only other entree is pork rinds), this ranks high because it’s usually very easy to find a seat, has impressive galactic theming and despite its limited menu, tasty entrees. I didn’t think I’d like the Ronto Wrap but it’s quickly become one of my favorite dishes on Disney World property. 

Rosie’s All-American Cafe

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

Hot dogs? Check. Lobster rolls? Check. Cheeseburgers? Don’t mind if I do. 

At Rosie’s All-American Cafe, you can get all those and more at an affordable cost. This variety is what I love most about this hidden gem because there’s something available for every member of your party. Plus, like a lot of other quick service locations at Hollywood Studios, they offer holiday exclusives and hard-to-find sippers. 

Worst Quick Service at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thankfully, there aren’t too many “bad” quick service locations in Hollywood Studios. But the key word there is many. Unfortunately, there are a few: 

KRNR The Rock Station

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

Is there anything technically WRONG with this location? No. But are they worthy of getting the best quick service spot? Also, no. Located right outside Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith, KRNR The Rock Station doesn’t really offer much in terms of variety. 

They have frozen soda floats, potato chips, and nachos. While you can get some alcoholic beverages here, there are plenty of other options that also offer actual food, instead of snacks, that you’ll get more bang for your buck.

The Trolley Car Cafe

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: No

If you read our other article about the Best Places to Eat at Magic Kingdom, you’ll have noticed that I put the Main Street Bakery on the worst quick service list, and it’s the same reason why I’m adding the Trolley Car Cafe on here, too. 

Simply put, anywhere that serves Starbucks coffee at Disney World is a hot mess – and the Trolley Car Cafe is no exception. The line is always extraordinarily long, and with Joffrey’s being available nearby at the exit of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, there’s really no reason to wait in it. 

They do have a carrot cake cookie, which is very good, so if you are going to wait in this line, make sure you don’t leave without this little treat. 

ABC Commissary

  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservations: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

It has to be said: the ABC Commissary has got to go. First and foremost, it no longer feels relevant to the overall theming of Hollywood Studios. Maybe 20 years ago, but definitely not today. 

Second, the food really isn’t great, as there are way better options for the same kind of food elsewhere. The menu includes pork carnitas, shrimp tacos, chicken club sandwiches, and grilled cheese sandwiches (among exclusive holiday items, which I will admit is pretty cool). 

Overall, the ABC Commissary is very basic and just doesn’t have the magic of the other places on this list. Even on Disney’s website, this restaurant’s big claim to fame are the posters of hit ABC shows on the wall. Like, this place is fine if you want to sit down somewhere and rest, but overall, it’s way past its prime. 

Woody’s Lunch Box

Woodys Lunch Box
  • Price: $14.99 and under
  • Advanced Reservation: No
  • Mobile Order: Yes

I know this is a fan favorite, but there are a few reasons why it makes the worst quick service list. First and foremost, because it is currently the only food option in Toy Story Land, it is consistently crowded. As a result, there is never anywhere to sit – not just here, but really all of Toy Story Land in general, which means you’re typically carrying hot food around in humid Florida weather.

The second reason it makes the worst quicks service list is that it doesn’t really offer that much variety. It’s mainly sandwiches, so if you’re like me, and don’t like sandwiches, you pretty much have to cross Woody’s Lunch Box off your list. 

Do You Agree With Our List of the Best Places to Eat at Hollywood Studios? 

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