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Why We Love the Table Service Restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World is simply brimming with amazing places for guests to enjoy delicious cuisines from all over the world. Guests who spend time in the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts can enjoy countless meals in locations that include full service, quick service, fine dining, snack carts, and character meals. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard for guests to decide where to enjoy a meal, but Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a great place to start. The park is home to plenty of attractions and entertainment which bring Hollywood to life and their dining options are all amazing. While there are several quick-service locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the full-service locations are definitely worth stopping to enjoy a meal in as they each feature a unique theme and menu. Let’s check out the table service restaurants of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and see why they are so well-loved by guests!


1 – Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is now open in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is the world’s first “Toy Story” table service restaurant. Andy has created a new rodeo arena for all of his favorite toys, featuring game pieces and iconic “Toy Story” characters, stickers, and more. Imagineers worked closely with Disney Pixar Animation Studios to bring the space to life, developing unique designs and artwork that can only be found in the restaurant. Offering the same menu at both lunch and dinner, Roundup Rodeo BBQ serves barbecue-inspired fare in a family-style setting. Guests can enjoy house-smoked meats, including pork ribs, brisket, chicken, and more. A plant-based menu is also available. Sides include potato salad, baked beans, or classic slaw, or opt for more adventurous selections like grilled corn-on-the-cob seasoned with a chili lime spice blend and topped with cotija cheese or fried pickles. For a sweet ending, dig into dreamy desserts inspired by everyone’s favorite picnic treat: pie!

2 – 50s Prime Time Café

One full-service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios transports guests back to the golden era of the 1950s. The 50s Prime Time Café features a décor that brings the decade to life and is themed to look like an old-fashioned kitchen. Guests who enjoy a meal at the 50s Prime Time Café are served by Cast Members who pose as family members like aunts or uncles and interact with guests reminding them to keep their elbows off the tables and finish their vegetables. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the 50s Prime Time Café features delicious menu options like Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast, Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf, and Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken. With delicious and classic cuisine and a totally unique atmosphere, guests will definitely love dining at the 50s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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3 – The Hollywood Brown Derby

The signature dining location found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Hollywood Brown Derby which is based upon the famous Brown Derby in Los Angeles. The décor of the location emulates the glory of old Hollywood with tiled floors, dark wood accents, and caricatures of famous actors and actresses on the walls. Guests who dine at The Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch or dinner can enjoy menu options like the Our Famous Cobb Salad, Free-Range Chicken Coq au Vin, Tomato Risotto, and Braised Short Rib. The Hollywood Brown Derby is very popular with guests, so reservations are definitely recommended.


4 – Hollywood & Vine

Those looking to enjoy a character meal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios should head over to the full-service location Hollywood & Vine. Here guests can enjoy breakfast buffets with Disney Jr. characters. Guests who dine at Hollywood & Vine for breakfast can enjoy buffet options like omelets, assorted meats, Mickey Waffles, pancakes, and frittatas while meeting their favorite characters. The lunch buffet features options like pasta, salmon, chicken, and macaroni and cheese with shrimp. Lunch and dinner feature Minnie’s Seasonal Dine.

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5 – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

One of the most inviting and quirky restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano found in the Muppet Courtyard section of the park. The full-service location allows guests to dine in a warm and cozy dining room featuring twinkling white lights, exposed brick, and assorted meats and garlic hanging from the ceiling. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is open daily for lunch and dinner and features delicious Italian dishes you would expect.

6 – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Perhaps the most unique of the full-service dining locations found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. The location brings guests into a wonderful dining room which is themed to feel like a drive-in theater. Guests are seated in classic cars where they can then look up at the stars and watch sci-fi clips and commercials on the big screen. The experience is definitely one of the most unique in Walt Disney World and is very popular with guests making it necessary to book reservations in advance. Guests who dine at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant for lunch and dinner can enjoy delicious menu options like burgers, pasta, and salads. With a totally unique atmosphere and delicious food, guests should definitely enjoy dining at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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