Disney’s Hollywood Studios Restaurants Ranked: From Fast Food to Fine Cuisine, Best To Worst

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Looking for the definitive guide to dining at the best restaurants at Hollywood Studios? You’re in for a treat!

From iconic table-service restaurants to quick-service gems, Hollywood Studios offers a culinary journey like no other.

Prepare to be dazzled by a galaxy-themed bar (that every Star Wars fan has dreamed of visiting since we first saw Episode 4 and the Mos Eisley cantina with Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes), tantalized by a brand new restaurant with sizzling barbecue flavors, and transported to the golden age of Hollywood with every bite.

Whether you’re fueling up for a full day at the park or just visiting for a family feast, we’ve curated a list of the best restaurants that will leave you craving for more.

Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that will make your taste buds tingle and your Disney dreams come true!

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How We Ranked The Food Options at Hollywood Studios

Before we get into this it’s best to cover how and why we rated the different options the way we did, but know this before we get too far:

Virtually everywhere you go to eat – whether it’s a full sit-down meal at a table service restaurant, or you’re grabbing a quick snack – in the parks is going to be delicious.

These are the DPA rankings according to our own personal experiences, your experience may be better or worse (by the way, we’d love to hear your thoughts on your experiences in the comments below!).

Just because we assign a lower ranking or rating doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not going to be good, or if it’s a higher ranking that it’s going to be out-of-this-world perfect for everyone; each person’s own experience will differ.

The rankings are based on variety, uniqueness, quality, availability, consistency of experiences, pricing, and the availability of other options that may be something we like better (like coffee – give me Starbucks all day over Joffery’s – not that Joffery’s is bad. It’s just that my personal preference is for that dark roasty Starbucks goodness).

But food isn’t just about taste, right? It’s about the experience. The atmosphere. The story behind the restaurant or snack shack, and each bite. And that’s where Disney’s Hollywood Studios knocks it out of the park. Each restaurant, each café, each snack stop is a story in itself.

Remember, these rankings are based on a range of factors from variety, uniqueness, quality, availability, consistency of experiences, the availability of other options, and pricing. Each person’s experience is going to differ to some extent. (After all, taste is subjective.)

So, the next time you’re at Hollywood Studios, explore these dining spots and let us know your experiences in the comments below.

Now, that said, let’s get to the good stuff.

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Ranking Table Service Restaurants: An Overview of Table Service Restaurants at Hollywood Studios

When it comes to dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re going to find a variety of table service restaurants that offer not only delicious food but also unique experiences. These restaurants provide an opportunity to sit down, relax, and enjoy a meal while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the park. In this section, we will explore the top-ranked table service restaurants that are must-try options during your visit to Hollywood Studios.

The Cream of the Crop: Hollywood Studios’ Finest Table Service Restaurants

Are you ready to indulge in a meal fit for a star? Here are the top-ranked table service restaurants at Hollywood Studios, each with its own unique flair and tantalizing menu offerings. Let’s discover what makes these dining establishments shine brighter than the Hollywood stars themselves.

The Hollywood Brown Derby: Where Gourmet Dreams Come True

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$$ (Expensive)
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Unique Rating: 9.5/10

The Brown Derby comes in at number 1 on our list of Hollywood Studios’ restaurant ranking guide and for good reason. The Hollywood Brown Derby is the epitome of elegance and legitimate, high-end culinary excellence in the Disney parks. This iconic restaurant pays homage to the golden age of Hollywood and offers a sophisticated dining experience that will leave you feeling like a true VIP. From delectable dishes like the Famous Cobb Salad to the mouthwatering Grapefruit Cake, each bite is a culinary masterpiece. The nostalgic, romantic atmosphere, impeccable service, and high-caliber gourmet selection make this a must-visit destination for any discerning food lover.

Pros:

  • Iconic and elegant restaurant with a gourmet menu
  • Consistently excellent food quality and presentation
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options available
  • Romantic atmosphere

Cons:

  • High prices compared to other dining options

50’s Prime Time Café: Relive the Glory Days

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$ (Moderate)
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Unique Rating: 9/10

Step into a nostalgic wonderland at the 50’s Prime Time Café. As you enter this charming eatery, you’ll be transported back to the golden era of the 1950s, complete with retro décor and servers who play the role of your “long-lost cousins” and they will most definitely treat you as family (don’t get caught with your elbows on the table!). Get ready for some mouthwatering comfort food favorites like Mom’s Meatloaf, Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken, and Dad’s Traditional Pot Roast. Oh, and don’t forget to save room for their delectable milkshakes—those alone are worth the visit!

Pros:

  • Unique dining room setting with a retro theme
  • Comfort food dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia
  • Friendly and interactive service from “cousins”
  • Good milkshakes

Cons:

  • Can be crowded and noisy during peak times

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$$
  • Unique Features: Toy Story-themed restaurant with a western setting
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Rating: 8/10

Saddle up for table service in Andy’s back yard at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Hollywood Studios’ newest dining experience! Freshly opened in 2023, this Western-themed restaurant in Toy Story Land invites you to embark on a flavor-filled adventure through the eyes of Andy’s toys. Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Andy’s honorary toys as they bring you along for a thrilling rodeo extravaganza (the sensation is really amazing and the attention to detail Disney paid is astounding). Spoiler alert: The “Here comes Andy!” experience makes its return here too – you do NOT want to miss that. You can feast on mouthwatering barbecue classics like Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs, Buttercup’s Beef Brisket, and “There’s a Sausage in my Boot” fire-grilled pork sausage. Vegetarian guests can enjoy Trixie’s Plant-Based Trio. As always with table service restaurants you’ll need reservations to secure your spot.

Pros:

  • Immersive Theming: Feel like an honorary toy as you explore Andy’s rodeo at play, complete with western towns and train station playsets.
  • Flavorful BBQ Fare: Delight your taste buds with a platter of house-smoked items, including Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs, Buttercup’s Beef Brisket, BBQ Chicken, and more.
  • Plant-Based Options: Trixie’s Plant-Based Trio offers a delicious alternative featuring Combat Carloflower, Scrumptious Bratwurst, and Rip Roarin’ Rib Chop.
  • Whimsical Ambiance: Enjoy the company of popular Toy Story characters, from larger-than-life displays of Jessie riding on a Trixie pull toy to scenes of Bo Peep and her sheep ready to perform in the rodeo.

Cons:

  • Due to its newness and popularity, reservations can be hard to come by.

Hollywood & Vine

Quick facts:

  • Price Level: $$$ ($35 to $59.99 per adult)
  • Unique Features: Character Dining with Disney Junior Stars at breakfast and Minnie Mouse and friends at lunch and dinner.
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Rating: 8.5/10

Get ready for a star-studded dining experience at Hollywood & Vine! Situated in Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this unique restaurant combines a classic American buffet with character dining for a truly unforgettable meal. Start your day by joining popular Disney Junior stars for an interactive breakfast filled with laughter, games, and a scrumptious spread of classic breakfast items. Then, for lunch and dinner, celebrate the seasons with the always charming Minnie Mouse and her friends at special dining parties, each featuring its own festive music, décor, and tantalizing menu items.

Pros:

  • Character Dining: At breakfast, dine with Disney Junior Stars. For lunch and dinner, enjoy a festive seasonal party with Minnie Mouse and friends.
  • Diverse Menu: Because it’s a buffet, you’ll have a variety options where you’ll find something for every taste.
  • Special Dietary Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Character Dining: Minnie’s seasonal dining events offer a unique experience for guests

Cons:

  • Due to the unique character dining experiences offered, reservations are highly sought after and can be difficult to obtain
  • The Disney Junior stars are only available during breakfast

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater: Dinner and a Show Under the Stars

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$ (Moderate)
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Unique Rating: 8/10

The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is my daughter’s absolute favorite restaurant in all of Hollywood Studios. The atmosphere and comfort food combined with a cinematic dining experience in the style of an old-school drive-in movie theater wins for her every time. At the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater you get to step into a classic car-shaped booth under a starry night sky, and immerse yourself in the magic of a drive-in theater from yesteryear. As you feast your eyes on the big screen showing clips from vintage sci-fi movies, treat your taste buds to classic American fare like juicy burgers, hand-spun milkshakes, and crispy fries. It’s dinner and a show all rolled into one!

Pros:

  • Unique drive-in theater theme with a dinner and a show experience
  • Classic American menu with delicious burgers, shakes, and fries
  • Indoor seating provides a break from the park’s heat
  • Great ambiance for movie buffs

Cons:

  • Limited vegetarian options on the menu

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano: A Taste of Italy in Tinseltown

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$$ (Expensive)
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy-Friendly
  • Unique Rating: 7/10

Get away from all the glitz and glamour for a classic neighborhood restaurant experience and savor the flavors of Italy at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. Nestled amidst the bustling streets of Hollywood Studios, this charming trattoria brings the warmth and aromas of the Mediterranean to your plate. Indulge in traditional Italian dishes with a Californian twist, like the Wood-fired Grilled Steak, Shrimp Campanelle, or the hearty Chicken alla Parmigiana. Keep in mind that while the ambiance is delightful, the food quality can be inconsistent at times, but when they get it right, it’s off-the-charts good.

Remember to check the official Disney website for the latest information on menus (because they do change), availability, and any special offers. Also remember, table service restaurants at Hollywood studios require reservations. These establishments are always busy, so trying to be able to walk in without a reservation is going to leave you disappointed.

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Ranking Counter Service Restaurants: An Overview of Quick Service Options at Hollywood Studios

When you’re looking for a quick and convenient dining option at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the counter service restaurants are the perfect choice. These eateries offer a wide range of fast and delicious food options that cater to different tastes and preferences. In this section, we’ll explore the top-ranked counter service restaurants at Hollywood Studios, where you can grab a quick bite without compromising on taste or quality.

1. The ABC Commissary

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian options available
  • Unique Rating: 8/10

When hunger strikes, head to ABC Commissary for a revamped fast food experience. In my experience, I found that the menu at ABC Commissary offers unique options that go beyond the typical fast food fare. From curry rice bowls to salmon dishes, you’ll find a variety of flavors to satisfy your cravings. The indoor seating area provides a comfortable and air-conditioned break from the park’s heat (and a couple great corners where you can take a nap with a little privacy!). The ABC Commissary is a great option for a quick and satisfying meal.

Pros:

  • Revamped menu with unique fast food options
  • Indoor seating area for a comfortable dining experience
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Great place to relax during the heat of the day!

Cons:

  • Can get crowded during peak times

2. Woody’s Lunch Box

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian options available
  • Unique Rating: 9/10

Step into the world of Toy Story Land and grab a quick bite at Woody’s Lunch Box. This charming eatery is themed like Andy’s lunch box, complete with larger-than-life toys and a colorful outdoor seating area. I found that the menu at Woody’s Lunch Box offers a delightful twist on classic comfort foods. Don’t miss the Totchos, a combination of tater tots and nachos, and the famous Lunch Box Tarts for a sweet treat. It’s the perfect spot to refuel and immerse yourself in the playful atmosphere of Toy Story Land.

Pros:

  • Toy Story Land theme adds to the dining experience
  • Outdoor seating area with colorful surroundings
  • Unique menu items like Totchos and Lunch Box Tarts
  • Vegetarian options available

Cons:

  • Limited indoor seating options

3. Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Unique Rating: 7.5/10

If you’re a Star Wars fan, Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo is a must-visit. This dining location is set in the heart of Batuu, the Star Wars-themed land in Hollywood Studios. The menu features a diverse selection of galactic-inspired dishes that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away. In my experience, I found that the food at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo can be hit or miss, but the unique presentation and themed atmosphere make up for it. Keep in mind that the indoor seating area can be limited, so plan accordingly.

Pros:

  • Immersive Star Wars-themed experience
  • Diverse menu with galactic-inspired dishes
  • Vegetarian and vegan options available

Cons:

  • Food quality can be inconsistent
  • Limited indoor seating options

4. Ronto Roasters

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Limited options for special diets
  • Rating: 7/10

For a quick and flavorful food option in Batuu, look no further than Ronto Roasters. This counter service location serves up a limited but tasty menu, with the Ronto Wrap stealing the show. Picture succulent roasted pork and grilled sausage wrapped in a warm pita bread. It’s a handheld delight that you can enjoy as you explore the bustling streets of Black Spire Outpost. While the menu may be limited, the unique flavors and the immersive atmosphere of Batuu make Ronto Roasters a good choice for a quick bite.

Pros:

  • Quick and flavorful food option in Batuu
  • Must-try Ronto Wrap
  • Unique atmosphere in Black Spire Outpost

Cons:

  • Limited menu options
  • Limited choices for special diets

5. Backlot Express

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Character Dining: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian options available
  • Unique Rating: 7/10

This counter service restaurant is themed like a production warehouse where you can step into the world of movie production, with movie props and posters adorning the walls. The menu offers a variety of classic American fare, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. I’ve found that Backlot Express provides a convenient and satisfying dining experience, especially for those looking for familiar and comforting food options. The indoor seating area offers a respite from the park’s hustle and bustle.

Pros:

  • Movie production-themed restaurant with a unique atmosphere
  • Indoor seating area for a comfortable break
  • Popular menu items like burgers, sandwiches, and salads
  • Vegetarian options available

Cons:

  • Can get busy during peak times

Each eatery offers its own unique experience and flavors, making sure that there’s something to satisfy every appetite. Keep exploring the park, and next up, we’ll delve into the world of snacks and treats that Hollywood Studios has to offer.

Fairfax Fare

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ (under $14.99 per adult)
  • Unique Features: Latin-inspired dishes in an outdoor setting
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 7/10

Step into Fairfax Fare at Hollywood Studios for a flavorful excursion into Latin cuisine. Conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard, this quick-service spot is perfect for a casual meal amidst a busy day of park exploration. Relish in the robust flavors of their offerings, from flavorful empanadas to hearty rice bowls.

Pros:

  • Exotic Flavors: Sample Latin-inspired dishes for a change from typical theme park food.
  • Quick Service: Perfect for a fast, satisfying meal in between attractions.
  • Al Fresco Dining: Enjoy your meal in an open, relaxed outdoor setting.

Cons:

  • Outdoor Seating: Weather conditions may impact your dining experience.

Catalina Eddie’s

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ (under $14.99 per adult)
  • Unique Features: Quick-service pizza joint
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 7/10

Get your pizza fix at Catalina Eddie’s, a bustling quick-service spot located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Studios. This popular eatery, known for its delicious pizza and fresh salads, is the perfect place to grab a quick and satisfying meal. Indulge in their cheesy pizzas or opt for a refreshing salad for a lighter bite.

Pros:

  • Quick and Convenient: Ideal for a speedy meal during your park visit.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Offers universally beloved options like pizza and salads.
  • Handy Location: Situated in the heart of Sunset Boulevard, perfect for a meal on the go.

Cons:

  • Limited Menu: Mainly pizza and salads, not the place for adventurous eaters.

Rosie’s All-American Café

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ (under $14.99 per adult)
  • Unique Features: Patriotic-themed café serving American classics
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 7/10

Experience American culinary classics at Rosie’s All-American Café in Hollywood Studios. Located on Sunset Boulevard, this patriotic-themed quick-service restaurant provides a relaxed spot to enjoy traditional favorites such as burgers and fries. Savor the taste of American comfort food as you take a breather from your thrilling adventures.

Pros:

  • Classic American Fare: Features a selection of beloved American dishes.
  • Quick and Easy: Ideal for those looking for a swift, uncomplicated meal.
  • Patriotic Theming: Adds a fun and nostalgic twist to your dining experience.

Cons:

  • Simple Menu: While it offers classics, those seeking more unique or adventurous flavors might find the options limited.

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Ranking Snacks and Desserts: An Overview of Snack and Dessert Options at Hollywood Studios

Sometimes, all you need is a savory snack or a sweet treat to keep you going during a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Luckily, the park offers a wide array of options to satisfy your cravings. In this section, we’ll explore the top-ranked snack spots where you can indulge in delicious bites and delectable desserts. Get ready for a flavor-packed adventure!

1. Oga’s Cantina

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Character Dining: Cast member activities and animatronics
  • Special Diet Considerations: Limited options for special diets
  • Unique Rating: 8.5/10

Technically, this could be considered a table service option, especially since it requires a reservation, but you can’t actually have a regular full-sized meal here, so I’m putting it in the snack section. But of the snack options available, based on the experience alone, this is our top-ranked option. At Oga’s Cantina, you get to step into the world of Star Wars, a lively and immersive bar in Batuu that’s a little reminiscent of a dueling piano bar. In my experience, I found that Oga’s Cantina offers a unique atmosphere that truly transports you to a galaxy far, far away, but is lacking in food options if you want anything more than a snack. That said, you can sip on creatively crafted cocktails (both with and without alcohol) while enjoying the energetic ambiance.

Pros:

  • Star Wars-themed bar with a lively atmosphere
  • Immersive experience in Batuu

Cons:

  • Limited snack options available
  • Can be loud

2. KRNR The Rock Station

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Unique Features: A tricked-out trailer with a cool lineup of snacks and drinks
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 9/10

Make a pit stop at KRNR The Rock Station, a funky food trailer tucked away in Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios. With a menu bursting with classic American quick service snacks, this fun, music-themed stop offers a delightful break in your day. Chill out with their crowd-favorite frozen lemonade, or treat yourself to a lineup of refreshing soft-serve ice cream and thirst-quenching floats.

Pros:

  • Quick Service: Perfect for a fast and satisfying bite between park attractions.
  • Classic Snacks: Savor nostalgic favorites, from refreshing frozen lemonade to indulgent ice cream floats.
  • Convenient Location: Situated in Sunset Boulevard, it’s a great spot to refuel before heading to the next attraction.

Cons:

  • Limited Menu: As a snack-stop, don’t expect a full meal. The focus here is on cool treats and quick bites.

3. Epic Eats

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian options available
  • Unique Rating: 9/10

If you’re looking for a snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth, head to Epic Eats. Here, you’ll find mouthwatering funnel cakes with a variety of delicious toppings. Whether you prefer classic powdered sugar or crave something more extravagant like cookies and cream, Epic Eats has got you covered. One thing to note is that seating is not available at this snack spot, so be prepared to enjoy your treat on the go.

Pros:

  • Mouthwatering funnel cakes with various toppings
  • Vegetarian options available

Cons:

  • No seating available

4. BaseLine Tap House

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $$
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: Limited options for special diets
  • Unique Rating: 8/10

For a more relaxed and laid-back snacking experience, visit BaseLine Tap House. This pub-like establishment offers a selection of cold beers on tap, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a refreshing drink. While the focus here is on the beverages, you can also find a charcuterie board to pair with your chosen brew. BaseLine Tap House is an ideal place to take a break and recharge before getting back to your Hollywood Studios adventure.

Pros:

  • Pub-like atmosphere with a selection of cold beers on tap
  • Charcuterie board available

Cons:

  • Limited options for special diets

5. Kat Saka’s Kettle

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: Vegetarian options available
  • Unique Rating: 7/10

Located in Batuu, Kat Saka’s Kettle is a popcorn stand that divides opinions. This unique snack spot offers flavored popcorn with a twist. From savory options like the spicy Batuu Bits to sweet variations like the colorful Galactic Glaze, there’s a popcorn flavor to suit every palate. While some guests rave about the unique flavors, others find them perplexing. It’s an adventurous snack option for those looking to try something different.

Pros:

  • Unique popcorn flavors to satisfy adventurous taste buds
  • Vegetarian options available

Cons:

  • Divisive popcorn flavors – some people love them, some don’t

6. The Trolley Car Café

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: Limited options for special diets
  • Unique Rating: 8/10

First thing we do (every single time) we visit Hollywood studios is stop and grab a cup of coffee here. If you’re like me and often in need of a caffeine boost or craving a sweet treat, head to The Trolley Car Café, a Starbucks location in Hollywood Studios. This cozy café is home to the famous Carrot Cake Cookie, a favorite among park visitors. Indulge in this decadent dessert while sipping on your favorite Starbucks beverage. The Trolley Car Café is the perfect spot to recharge and satisfy your cravings before continuing your Hollywood Studios adventure.

Pros:

  • Starbucks location with a cozy ambiance
  • Home of the popular Carrot Cake Cookie

Cons:

  • Limited options for special diets

7. Hollywood Scoops

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ Unique Features:
  • Ice cream shop with a classic Hollywood setting
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 7/10

Beat the heat with a trip to Hollywood Scoops, an ice cream parlor located on Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios. Offering a variety of classic and signature ice cream flavors, this nostalgic Hollywood-themed spot is perfect for a delightful sweet treat during your park visit.

Pros:

  • Classic Desserts: Offers a range of ice cream flavors and sundaes.
  • Quick Service: Ideal for a quick, cool-down break between attractions.
  • Nostalgic Atmosphere: charm of old Hollywood.

Cons:

  • Limited Menu: If you’re not in the mood for ice cream, options are limited.

8. Neighborhood Bakery

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ Unique Features: Bakery offering fresh pastries, sandwiches, and beverages
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 7/10

Swing by Neighborhood Bakery for a selection of freshly-baked goods and refreshing beverages. Located on Grand Avenue, this bakery offers a wide selection of sandwiches, pastries, and drinks, perfect for a quick breakfast or a tasty snack.

Pros:

  • Freshly Baked Goods: Offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches, and other bakery delights.
  • Quick Service: Ideal for a fast snack or breakfast.
  • Variety of Choices: Menu includes a wide range of options to suit all tastes.

Cons:

  • Limited Seating: Space can be cramped during peak times.

9. The Milk Stand

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Unique Features: Star Wars-themed spot serving Blue and Green Milk
  • Disney Passholder Discount: No
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 8/10

I’m not the only one who was craving the blue milk the first time I saw Star Wars as a kid. Now all of us can venture to a galaxy far, far away with a stop at The Milk Stand. Located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this unique spot offers the iconic Blue and Green Milk from the Star Wars universe, giving you a fun, immersive treat during your park visit.

Pros:

Unique Offerings: Experience the taste of the Star Wars universe with Blue and Green Milk. Quick Service: Ideal for a fast, novelty snack. Thematic Atmosphere: Adds a fun, immersive twist to your park experience.

Cons:

Novelty Item: While fun, the unique taste of the milks might not be for everyone.

10. Market at Hollywood Studios

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ Unique Features: Convenient market-style shop offering snacks and drinks
  • Disney Passholder Discount: yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 67.5/10

Take a quick snack break at the Market at Hollywood Studios. This market-style shop offers an array of quick snacks and beverages, ideal for those looking to recharge in the middle of their park exploration.

Pros:

  • Wide Range of Snacks: Offers a variety of snacks to satisfy your cravings.
  • Quick Service: Perfect for a fast snack break.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible for a quick stop between park attractions.

Cons:

Limited Seating: Primarily a grab-and-go spot.

11. Anaheim Produce

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $ Unique Features: Fresh produce and healthy snack options
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 8/10

For a healthier snack option, drop by Anaheim Produce. Located on Sunset Boulevard, this quick-stop offers a range of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy snacks to keep you energized during your day at the park.

Pros:

  • Healthy Options: Offers a range of fresh produce and healthy snacks.
  • Quick Service: Ideal for a fast and nutritious snack.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible for a quick health-boosting stop.

Cons:

  • Limited Selection: Offers mainly fresh produce and a few snack items.

12. Oasis Canteen

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Unique Features: Quick-service spot offering funnel cakes and beverages
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: Unrated

Stop by Oasis Canteen for a classic theme park treat. Situated in Echo Lake, this quick-service spot specializes in delicious funnel cakes and refreshing beverages, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth during your park adventure.

Pros:

  • Sweet Treats: Specializes in classic funnel cakes and cool beverages.
  • Quick Service: Ideal for a fast, tasty break.
  • Great Location: Situated near popular attractions for a convenient snack stop.

Cons:

  • Limited Menu: Mainly focused on funnel cakes and drinks.

13. Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Quick Facts:

  • Price Level: $
  • Unique Features: Speciality coffee and tea shop
  • Disney Passholder Discount: Yes
  • Special Diet Considerations: None mentioned
  • Rating: 6.5/10

Looking for a caffeine fix? Look no further than Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company. Located at various spots throughout Hollywood Studios, this coffee shop offers a variety of specialty coffees, teas, and pastries that will give you the energy boost you need to power through your park adventure.

Pros:

  • Quality Coffee & Tea: Offers a range of specialty drinks to kickstart your day.
  • Quick Service: Perfect for a fast pick-me-up during your park visit.
  • Convenient Locations: Kiosks are scattered throughout the park for easy access.

Cons:

  • Limited Food Options: Mainly focused on beverages, with a small selection of pastries.

The next section will unveil some must-try experiences and attractions that will make your time at Hollywood Studios truly unforgettable!

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Enhancing Your Dining Experience: Factors that Make a Meal Memorable

How does how theming and atmosphere, food quality and variety, price range, and unique experiences all intertwine to create a dining experience that’s as memorable as it is delicious? Next up, we’ll usher you to into the world behind the scenes where Disney sprinkles their magic into the entire diningexperience.

1. Theming and Atmosphere: Immerse Yourself in a Culinary Adventure

Picture this: You walk into a restaurant, and instantly, you’re transported to another time or place. The theming and atmosphere play a pivotal role in creating an unforgettable dining experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (I found that) the attention to detail in each restaurant’s design is simply mind-blowing. Whether you’re stepping into a 1950s household at the 50’s Prime Time Café or relishing the vibrant Italian charm of Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, the theming and atmosphere add a touch of magic to your meal. It’s like enjoying a delicious feast in the midst of a captivating story.

2. Food Quality and Variety: Savor Every Flavorful Bite

Now, let’s talk about the real star of the show—the food! (In my experience,) I discovered that the dining options at Hollywood Studios are as diverse as they are delicious. From the gourmet creations at The Hollywood Brown Derby to the unique fast food offerings at ABC Commissary, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. You’ll find a spectrum of flavors, from mouthwatering steaks to delectable international cuisine. So whether you’re craving classic comfort food or yearning for a culinary adventure, the food quality and variety at Hollywood Studios won’t disappoint.

3. Price Range and Value for Money: Balancing Taste and Budget

Here’s the scoop on pricing: (As we all know,) dining at a theme park can sometimes come with a hefty price tag. However, fear not! Hollywood Studios offers a range of dining options to accommodate various budgets. You can find everything from upscale dining experiences to more budget-friendly quick-service spots. (So, no matter your wallet size,) you can enjoy a fantastic meal without breaking the bank. (It’s all about finding that perfect balance between taste and budget.)

4. Unique Experiences and Character Dining: A Side of Magic with Your Meal

Prepare to be enchanted! (Hollywood Studios is not just about the food; it’s about creating unforgettable moments.) One way to add an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to your dining experience is through unique experiences and character dining. Imagine sharing a meal with your favorite Disney characters at Hollywood & Vine or sipping on otherworldly concoctions at Oga’s Cantina. These magical encounters are perfect for families and Disney enthusiasts alike. (Remember to book your reservations in advance to secure your spot at these sought-after experiences.)

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Enhance Your Dining Experience with These Key Factors

In this section, we’ll explore the key factors that transform a simple meal into an unforgettable dining adventure at one of the world’s most renowned theme parks. We’ll delve into the nuances of theming and atmosphere, talk honestly about the food quality and variety, go over the balance between price and value for money, and finally, shed light on the unique experiences and character dining that can bring a dash of magic to your meal.

The Secret Ingredients to Memorable Dining at Hollywood Studios

When it comes to dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there’s more than meets the taste buds. Beyond the rankings and individual restaurant reviews, certain factors can take your dining experience from ordinary to extraordinary. In this section, we’ll delve into the elements that will make your meal truly unforgettable. Buckle up, because we’re about to uncover the secret ingredients!

Theming and Atmosphere: Step into a World of Wonder

Disney as a whole is all about the whole experience so picture this: you walk into a restaurant and instantly find yourself immersed in a bygone era or transported to a galaxy far, far away. The theming and atmosphere of a restaurant can turn an ordinary meal into a remarkable adventure. Imagine savoring comfort food at the 50’s Prime Time Café while sitting in a retro dining room straight out of Leave It to Beaver (seriously). Or getting the authentic Hollywood glamour experience at the Brown Derby where the warm and cozy Californian charm envelopes you? The theming and atmosphere add that extra touch of magic that keeps you engaged from the moment you step inside.

Food Quality and Variety: A Culinary Journey for Your Taste Buds

But at the end of the day, even if the experience is amazing, the food is the star of the show. And at Hollywood Studios, the culinary offerings are as diverse as the movie genres it celebrates. From gourmet selections at The Hollywood Brown Derby to unique fast food options at the ABC Commissary, there really is something to satisfy every palate. In my experience, I found that the food quality and variety is legitimately good across the board, but it can sometimes vary from restaurant to restaurant.

One thing to keep in mind is that you’re not at EPCOT so the variety of foods here isn’t going to be as broad as you’d find there. But it’s still good.

So whether you’re craving mouthwatering steaks or delectable desserts, take a moment to explore the menus and discover the flavors that will leave you satisfied and ready to get back to the attractions and all that walking to burn off some of those calories.

Price Range and Value for Money: Treat Yourself Without Breaking the Bank

While dining at Hollywood Studios can be a magical experience, it’s not cheap so it’s essential to consider your budget. I’ve used a scale that represents most expensive ($$$$) to least expensive ($), but keep in mind, this is dining inside a Disney park so you’re not going to see the same kind of pricing you’d see at the local restaurant back home – it’s all more expensive than usual, even when you’re looking at lower budget options.

However, the good news is that you can find dining options to suit a range of budgets. You don’t have to do table service and empty your wallet for every meal. Balancing price with value for money is key. Some restaurants may offer a higher price tag but provide exceptional service, unique experiences, or gourmet cuisine. On the flip side, there are more affordable options that still deliver delicious flavors without burning a hole in your pocket. It’s all about finding the sweet spot that satisfies your cravings and your budget.

Unique Experiences and Character Dining: Where Magic Meets Your Meal

Imagine sharing a meal with your favorite Disney characters or stepping into a world straight out of a beloved movie. Character dining and unique experiences can add an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to your dining adventure. At Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy character dining at Hollywood & Vine, where you’ll meet beloved Disney characters while indulging in a delicious meal. It’s an opportunity to create magical memories and interact with your favorite characters in an intimate setting. Keep in mind that character dining experiences often require advanced reservations, so be sure to plan ahead to secure your spot at the table.

By considering these key factors, you can unlock a dining experience that goes beyond great food and creates memories that will last a lifetime.

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Discover All the Dining Delights at Hollywood Studios

Restaurant Price Scale Unique Features Disney Passholder Discount Breakfast Lunch Dinner Character Dining
The Hollywood Brown Derby $$$$ Iconic restaurant, gourmet selection Yes No Yes Yes No
Roundup Rodeo BBQ $$$ “Here comes Andy!” experience No No Yes Yes No
Hollywood & Vine $$$ Character Dining Buffet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
50’s Prime Time Café $$ Nostalgic 1950s theme, comfort food Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano $$ Italian cuisine with Californian charm Yes No Yes Yes No
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater $$ Drive-in theater theme, dinner & show Yes No Yes Yes No
ABC Commissary $$ Revamped menu, unique fast food options Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Backlot Express $$ Production warehouse theme Yes No Yes Yes No
Woody’s Lunch Box $$ Toy Story Land theme, outdoor seating Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ronto Roasters $$ Quick food option in Batuu, Ronto Wrap Yes No Yes Yes No
Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo $$ Star Wars-themed experience and  menu Yes No Yes Yes No
Oga’s Cantina $$ Star Wars-themed bar, lively atmosphere No No Yes Yes No
Epic Eats $$ Funnel cakes with various toppings No No Yes No No
BaseLine Tap House $$ Pub-like atmosphere, cold beers on tap No No Yes Yes No
Kat Saka’s Kettle $ Divisive popcorn stand, unique flavors No No Yes Yes No
The Trolley Car Café $ Starbucks location, Carrot Cake Cookie No Yes Yes Yes No

The Full Roster of Hollywood Studios Dining Options

To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the dining experiences at Hollywood Studios, here is a complete list of the restaurants and snack spots you can explore:

Table Service Restaurants:

  1. The Hollywood Brown Derby
  2. 50’s Prime Time Café
  3. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  4. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
  5. Hollywood & Vine
  6. Oga’s Cantina (unique lounge experience)

Counter Service Restaurants:

  1. ABC Commissary
  2. Backlot Express
  3. Woody’s Lunch Box
  4. Ronto Roasters
  5. Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
  6. Fairfax Fare
  7. Catalina Eddie’s
  8. Rosie’s All-American Café
  9. Epic Eats
  10. KRNR The Rock Station

Snacks and Quick Bites:

  1. Kat Saka’s Kettle
  2. BaseLine Tap House
  3. Trolley Car Café (Starbucks location)
  4. Hollywood Scoops
  5. Neighborhood Bakery
  6. Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  7. Market at Hollywood Studios
  8. Anaheim Produce
  9. Oasis Canteen
  10. The Milk Stand

Categorizing by Type and Mealtime

To make it easier for you to navigate the dining options, we’ve categorized them by type and mealtime:

Table Service Restaurants:

  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • 50’s Prime Time Café
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Oga’s Cantina

Counter Service Restaurants:

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Epic Eats
  • KRNR The Rock Station

Snacks and Quick Bites:

  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • BaseLine Tap House
  • Trolley Car Café
  • Hollywood Scoops
  • Neighborhood Bakery
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Market at Hollywood Studios
  • Anaheim Produce
  • Oasis Canteen
  • The Milk Stand

When planning your meals, keep in mind the different mealtime options available at these restaurants, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each dining spot offers a unique culinary experience that caters to your cravings and schedule.

Remember, these rankings are based on a combination of factors, including food quality, atmosphere, and overall dining experience. Personal preferences may vary, so be sure to explore all the options and discover your own favorite spots!

Now that you have the comprehensive list of Hollywood Studios dining options at your fingertips, it’s time to plan your culinary adventure. From savory delights to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone.

Related & Frequently Asked Questions

Still got questions? I’ve got answers.

Q: How many restaurants are at Hollywood Studios?

A: Hollywood Studios offers a variety of dining options between table service and quick service options with more than 15 restaurants available to choose from.

Q: What is the Star Wars restaurant in Hollywood Studios?

A: Oga’s Cantina is the Star Wars-themed restaurant in Hollywood Studios, offering a lively atmosphere and galactic-inspired beverages.

Q: Which Disney park has the most restaurants?

A: Epcot is the Disney park with the most restaurants, featuring a diverse range of international cuisine at its World Showcase pavilions.

Q: What is the best food in Galaxy’s Edge?

A: Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo in Galaxy’s Edge offers a diverse menu inspired by the Star Wars universe, including unique dishes like the Ronto Wrap and Batuuan Beef Pot Roast.

Q: Is there a secret menu at Oga’s Cantina?

A: There used to be several items that you could get as “secret” menu items. But they’ve either been incorporated in to the regular menu or have been discontinued.

Q: How much is Oga’s Cantina?

A: Prices at Oga’s Cantina vary depending on the drinks and snacks you choose. Expect to spend around $15 to $20 per beverage.

Q: How many restaurants are there at Disney World?

A: Disney World is home to well over 100 restaurants across its various parks, resorts, and Disney Springs.

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