During your visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll likely want to stop at one of the many restaurants found throughout the park. From table service restaurants to counter service restaurants, there are lots of different options to cater to many different appetites. Restaurants at Hollywood Studios vary in theme, cuisine, price and style. Some restaurants at Hollywood Studios are classic fan favorites while others are coming into their own, and yes, some aren't that wonderful. You'll find honest reviews of all of the restaurants to help you make your decision.
Each restaurant has been reviewed by a Hollywood Studios veteran and fully evaluated to give you the best ranking possible and a clear indication of what you can expect on your next trip to Hollywood Studios.
Reservations (known as Advanced Dining Reservations) can be made up to 180 days in advance for most restaurants at Walt Disney World. Reservations can be made by calling (407)WDW-DINE or they can be booked online.
Starring Rolls is the best place in Hollywood Studios to get your morning wakeup coffee and/or quick snack in the morning. They feature croissants and bagels as well as lots of desserts. In fact, Starring Rolls features some of the best desserts on Walt Disney World property and is the perfect place for those who enjoy a really rich cupcake. The chocolate... Read Review
Hollywood Brown Derby is the signature restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Modeled after the original Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant from Los Angeles, you will find the Brown Derby to be an upscale restaurant that may make you feel a bit under dressed considering its patrons are theme park guests wearing shorts and tshirts. You'll find... Read Review
Toy Story Pizza Planet, loosely based on the Pizza Planet restaurant featured in the Toy Story movies, is the place for pizza at the Studios. The quality of the pizza, however, isn't anything special and is the sort of pizza you may have gotten from your supermarket's frozen dinner area. Visitors from the New York or Chicago areas will be frankly insulted to eat what... Read Review
Min and Bill's Dockside Diner offers some quick meals, such as hot dogs, Italian sausage and a caesar salad wrap. The selection of food wont astound you, but the menu is different from other options at the Studios (for example, the hot dog comes in a pretzel bread roll). The food itself is average, neither terrible nor great. It's simple and tasty food for... Read Review
This hidden drink counter is great for those hot afternoons when you just want to sit down and enjoy a cold beverage. Peevy's Polar Pipeline is located to the left of Min & Bills, on the shore of Echo Lake. The wait here shouldn't be long at all, unless a large group decides to descend upon it. The prices here are pretty moderate by Disney standards. The frozen... Read Review
The Tune In Lounge is the closest thing to a real bar that you'll find at Hollywood Studios. Prices here for drinks are, much like everywhere in Walt Disney World, very expensive (most mixed drinks cost around $8 and beer around $5). You can either drink at the bar or take drinks with you (there are some nice chairs under umbrella'd tables on the shore of Echo Lake directly... Read Review
Hollywood and Vine offers an all-you-can-eat buffet with characters and without. During breakfast and lunch, you and your little ones can dine with some of the stars of Disney Junior featuring Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and the Little Einsteins characters. Each of these characters will meet with you while you eat and engage in... Read Review
Fairfax fare offers a selection of BBQ chicken and ribs as well as salad and a hot dog. If you're looking for a meal rich in meat or perhaps on the Atkins diet, this is the venue for you. While all of this may sound good, unfortunately the quality of the food isn't great. The Fairfax Salad and pulled pork sandwich stand out as great choices for... Read Review
Situated in a covered area of the Studios near Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Studio Catering Co. is a restaurant that has had its menu changed a few times over the last decade. The current iteration of the menu offers sandwiches and salads that are some good, but not great, options for a quick meal. Given the large seating capacity and ample cashiers, lines do... Read Review
This is Disney's version of a coffee shop you might find at your local bookstore. The name of this shop is very appropriate as its a mere stop to be exact. The offerings are meager and it's by no means a place to have a meal. If you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a morning wake-me-up, then this is a good place. The Writer's Stop offers both hot and cold beverages such as... Read Review
The 50's Prime Time Cafe is a throw back to households of the 1950's coupled with a nostalgic look at the many television shows that were popular then. Prime Time Cafe is furnished with replicas of everything from the time period and the restaurant has a kitchen look to it, with the idea behind your experience that you are in "mom's kitchen"... Read Review
This food vendor on Sunset is often overlooked by many, who are drawn to the other food shanties behind it. Perhaps the best value is found here, which is the giant turkey leg. This is some of the best food available if you're feeling light in the wallet and empty in your stomach.
For those who are turkey leg fans (turkey legs have an uncanny following in... Read Review
The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is set up like an old drive-in movie theater. It's always dark and you sit in pseudo-cars, eat and watch old movies. Kind of nice to experience and just order something light to get you through the rest of the day. The Sci-Fi food ranges from mediocre to poor, and you might wonder if the food is what came from the Black Lagoon, not the... Read Review
This glorified burger stand is usually swamped by people going to and from Tower of Terror and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Due to the high amount of guests who pass by, there's often longer lines here for food than at the Backlot Express or ABC Commissary where you can have your burger with less of a line usually and have the option of sitting at an air conditioned... Read Review
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has perhaps the best decor and feel of any restaurant in the Studios. The restaurant looks great, and the fact it's in the "boonies" allows you to pretty much just walk in and sit down or make last minute reservations as this place hardly gets filled up. The food quality of the place is mixed. Some is great, some is... Read Review
Catalina Eddie's is located in a busy square of dining options on Sunset Boulevard and offers some basic pizza. Catalina Eddie's pizza is nothing extraordinary and frankly, it's your typical microwavable personal pizzas you can find in your supermarket freezer section. For those that don't demand authentic pizza, it'll suffice and... Read Review
Hollywood Scoops doesn't differ much from those ice cream vendors that you can find throughout Walt Disney World. Instead of factory packaged ice cream, you can get scooped ice cream on a cone and enjoy it more....or something like that. The bottom line is this is a glorified ice cream stand and perfect for those who want soft-serve ice cream instead of the the pre-... Read Review
If riding the Tower of Terror makes you thirsty, then this is a quick place to grab something to drink. This your typical beverage cart in glorified form. They sell mostly drinks and light snacks. Good place to grab coffee as most people will be getting it at busier places throughout the Studios. In addition, for those too scared to ride and condemned to waiting for the... Read Review
A great indoor place to eat, ABC Commissary has a wider selection of food than you might find elsewhere. For parties with picky eaters, this can be a great compromise. It's also a great alternative to the usual fare of burgers (although there are burgers available). It has a large indoor, air conditioned eating area and a nicely themed outdoor eating venue as well. Due... Read Review
Healthy eaters can find refuge at Anaheim Produce. The prices here aren't that expensive so as long as fruit is your thing, then head here. Most likely Anaheim Produce won't be too crowded so you can grab a few apples and either sit down and enjoy them or throw them in your bag for later.
Anaheim Produce is a great option for vegetarians in your group.... Read Review
To put it bluntly, this is just another concession stand. Located inside the Hollywood Hills Theater, it has no real name, but is still slightly better than vendor food. Everything sold here is just like the food you would get at an athletic sporting event anywhere else in the United States, and the prices aren't too different. Lines will be very long as the start time... Read Review
If you're looking for something to eat as a snack in Hollywood Studios and want something healthy, Backlot Catering is the place for you. Located across from the Backlot Tour entrance, Backlot Catering offers fruit and other healthy snacks that offer an alternative to the traditional theme park snacks that can often be sugary or fatty.
Due to it... Read Review