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Best Hollywood Studios Restaurants | Places to Eat in 2024

Are you looking for the best places to eat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? You’ve come to the right place! When visiting this park you’ll definitely need to take a break to fill up and that’s why we’ve created a list of the Best Restaurants at Hollywood Studios so you’ll know exactly where to eat.

Best Hollywood Studios Restaurants

In this post, we’re going to share with your the best Hollywood Studios restaurants and what to order when you go there.

When you add up all the table service restaurants, counter service, and snack locations, there are over 30 places to eat at Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom. Results vary from great, to ok and to “just plain bad.”

We’ve tried them all so you don’t have to and you can just go straight to the best options and not waste your time and hard-earned money on the bad food.

Depending on your schedule and how much time you want to spend eating at Hollywood Studios, you’ll need to know ahead of time where you want to eat and also get reservations for those restaurants. That’s why you need to study up ahead of time so you are prepared when you arrive.

Besides our overall rankings, we’ll also share with you the best places to eat at Hollywood Studios for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and which character meals you must try.

Best Hollywood Studios Restaurants

A few years ago, the selection of restaurants here was really suffering, but thankfully Disney has made a marked effort to improve the quality of food in the park and things are looking up. This is the current rankings in 2024, but as more restaurants open and change every year, we will update the list with any adjustments.

Of course, this list is very subjective and is only our opinion. You might have a totally different top restaurant than us. We want to hear your list, so make sure to tell us where your favorite places to eat are in Hollywood Studios below in the comments section.

If you are planning on visiting the other Walt Disney World parks and resorts, you will need a more comprehensive list. Make sure to check out our rankings of the Best Restaurants at Disney World for the ultimate rankings guide.

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Hollywood Studios Restaurants Overview

Best Restaurants at Hollywood Studios

Great food awaits you around every corner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Whether you are on Hollywood Blvd, Toy Story Land, or Galaxy’s Edge, there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from.

If we were ranking each of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks against one another, Hollywood Studios might come in last place, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad and there are no good restaurants. Of course, there are all the regular theme park foods like burgers, pizza, hot dogs, etc, but there are also some very unique choices you won’t find anywhere else.

Here is a list of all the current restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Table Service Restaurants

  • 50’s Prime Time Café 
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby

Quick Service Restaurants

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Dockside Diner
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rosie’s All-American Café 
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

Our Ranking Factors

Best Places to Eat at Disney's Hollywood Studios

When we first came up with the idea to rank all the Hollywood Studios restaurants, it really seemed like fun! What could be so difficult about it? We soon found out it was a lot easier said than done and we were really torn between writing down which ones were our favorites.

We don’t have any complicated mathematical equation to come up with our rankings, we just wrote down in order what we feel are the overall best restaurants in the park.

Some of the ranking factors we considered are:

  • Food Quality
  • Price to Quality Ratio
  • Portion Sizes
  • Restaurant Theming and Ambiance
  • Extra Disney Magic (special experiences, etc)
Best Places to Eat at Hollywood Studios

Our rankings are for sit-down restaurants (table service restaurants) and quick service combined. Most of them are not hard to get reservations for, and others you can just walk in and get food right away.

There are not many fancy restaurants at Hollywood Studios and all of them are family-friendly and accept casual theme park attire.

Best Restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Docking Bay 7 Hollywood Studios

Below we’ve listed the name of the restaurant and location, and we’ve also included the approximate price, type of food, and what the best food items are on each menu. This should give you the basic info you need before you go.

Obviously, you won’t be able to visit all these restaurants in just one trip to Walt Disney World, however, with a few visits you can try the best ones. We recommend trying all the restaurants in our Top 10 at least once so you get to see the best this park has to offer.

Let’s get into the Top 16 best restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

16. PizzeRizzo

PizzeRizzo Hollywood Studios Restaurant
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian (Pizza, Sandwiches)

When we think about the worst restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, only one restaurant comes to mind, PizzeRizzo. The combination of bad food and non-existent theming makes this a place you do not want to visit.

First of all, it’s supposed to be a restaurant inspired by The Muppets, but there are only a few very subtle hints of The Muppets around that most people won’t even see. It’s a big empty shell of a building and we think Disney missed out here big-time by not capitalizing more on The Muppets brand. Tons of lost potential here.

At least if the food was good we could forgive them, but sadly, that is not the case. The pizza here is arguably the worst in Walt Disney World. The crust is thick and doughy and you get better overall ingredients from your local Domino’s. Needless to say, you shouldn’t visit PizzeRizzo when there are so many better places to eat in Hollywood Studios.

What to Get: If we are forced to eat something at PizzeRizzo, we are skipping the pizzas altogether and going with dessert instead. The cannoli is not bad and their seasonal desserts are sometimes good!

PizzeRizzo Menu

15. Fairfax Fare

Fairfax Fare Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Bowls (Waffle Bowls, Noodle Bowls)

This used to be much higher on our list. If you were looking for Mexican food at Hollywood Studios, Fairfax Fare used to be the place to get Mexican food at Hollywood Studios, but they’ve recently transitioned to a new menu with Waffle and Noodle Bowls.

We used to like practically everything on the menu at Fairfax Fare including the Fajita Combo Platter or the Empanadas Platter. Both were a good portion and packed with the flavor you would expect. your place.

It was a quick service restaurant on Sunset Blvd that combined good food at a reasonable price. In fact, it might have been the best value restaurant in the park.

The restaurant itself is just an outdoor stand that shares seating with other nearby restaurants, so don’t expect tons of great theming here. The menu has changed from being Latin-American inspired to Waffle and Noodle Bowls instead. All of them are underwhelming imo, and there isn’t a real need to come here unless there is nothing else open in the area.

If you are looking for something different and want to give them a try, we recommend showing up just before or just after the lunch crowd to avoid long waits.

What to Get: We aren’t huge fans of the Waffle Bowls, but our favorite is the Buffalo Chicken one.

Fairfax Fare Menu

14. Catalina Eddie’s

Catalina Eddie's Hollywood Studios Restaurants
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian (Pizza)

Catalina Eddie’s is a quick service restaurant over on Sunset Blvd. but unfortunately, it doesn’t stand out against its neighbors. I’m not sure why we need two pizza places at Hollywood Studios, especially two bad ones.

This restaurant only offers outdoor seating so don’t come here on really hot days (which is about 85% of the year). The seating is spacious and you should be able to find cover in case it rains.

The menu is pretty limited and only offers pizzas, Caesar salad, and breadsticks. They are also pretty pricy in the $12 range and not good quality. Only come to Catalina Eddie’s if your kids won’t eat anything besides pizza.

What to Get: The pizza isn’t much better here than at PizzeRizzo and will only do if you are starving and for some reason don’t like burgers, hot dogs, or anything at the other nearby restaurants. Honestly, we are getting the breadsticks with Caesar dressing and dunking those bad boys!

Catalina Eddie’s Menu

13. Dockside Diner

Dockside Diner Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Nachos)

There isn’t much separating the bottom 3 restaurants in Hollywood Studios from each other, but we ranked Dockside Diner slightly ahead of PizzeRizzo and Catalina Eddie’s. Don’t expect much in the way of revolutionary cuisine here, it’s your standard theme park fare.

The structure itself looks like an upscale food truck, which isn’t saying much. The outdoor seating is not ideal either and offers little protection from the elements. There are some Easter eggs from classic films over by the cargo, so check that out!

The food is solid but not spectacular here. Hot dogs, nachos, and sandwiches are what you should expect when you go. Skip Dockside Diner for one of the better quick service restaurants on the list, especially since this gets pretty long lines.

What to Get: The hot dogs are standard Disney dogs, but they aren’t bad. If you are hungry, go for a pretzel hot dog. Also, try one of their seasonal milkshakes which are great on a hot day.

Dockside Diner Menu

12. Rosie’s All-American Cafe

Rosie's All American Cafe Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Burgers, Hot Dogs)

Rosie’s All American Cafe is another quick service restaurant on Sunset Blvd and a reference to Rosie the Riveter, a fictional wartime icon representing the women who worked to support the war efforts back home.

The menu is a standard theme park menu with burgers, hot dogs, and salads being the main choices. There are also usually plant-based options too. We find the quality to be fair, but it is a bit pricy considering.

There is plenty of seating as it shares tables with the surrounding quick service locations and it is all outdoor seating so no air conditioning.

What to Get: Burgers are your best bet at Rosie’s. We like the Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, a good size and one of the most economical choices. There are some vegetarian options like the plant-based lobster roll. For dessert, you have to try the Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich, it was originally a 50th Celebration treat but it’s stuck around since!

Rosie’s All-American Cafe Menu

11. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian (Pasta, Meat, Seafood)

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is the worst table service restaurant at Hollywood Studios and generally a big disappointment. The idea behind the restaurant is a good one, combining an interesting, family-friendly atmosphere with good food, but the food part falls behind.

Originally, Mama Melrose’s was supposed to become a Muppets-themed restaurant, but things fell apart with the death of Jim Henson and it never got off the floor. Instead, Mama Melrose’s tells the story of a Sicilian girl who comes to Hollywood in hopes of becoming a star and instead opens an Italian restaurant with her family’s recipes. Let’s just say it would have been better if she made as an actress.

The food here is just ok. It’s not even as good as some popular Italian restaurant chains across the United States, let alone does it resemble anything close to authentic Italian cuisine. The menu is pretty big with a number of pasta dishes, steak, seafood, and some vegetarian dishes too. The quality though needs helps and it’s overpriced too.

It’s a shame because the atmosphere is really fun and the decor is a mix of film memorabilia with an Italian flare, all put together in a very eclectic way. The only way we really recommend coming here though is if you are doing a Fantasmic dinner show package which isn’t a bad deal. Other than that, it’s best to find somewhere else to eat.

What to Get: Unfortunately, the starters are the best part of the meal and most of the entrees are disappointing. The free bread service is great and served with oil and spices. We love both the Caesar salad and calamari, the top appetizers on the menu. For entrees, the pasta with shrimp is the best and has an olive oil-based sauce with crushed tomatoes and loads of crushed garlic.

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Menu

10. Backlot Express

Backlot Express Restaurant Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Burgers, Salads)

Starting with the number 9 spot in our rankings, the food starts to get better. The Backlot Express s a quick service restaurant built inside what appears to be an old film prop room. If you are looking for a place to eat that reminds you of the old MGM Studios based on the movie industry theme, this is a good choice. It offers a better atmosphere than most of the counter service restaurants in the park.

The menu is pretty standard with burgers, sandwiches, and salads as your main options. Occasionally there are some special items too, so keep an eye out for those. The menu is one of the cheapest at Hollywood Studios, so a nice choice if you are on a budget.

Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, the best of both worlds. We feel Backlot Express offers guests good prices, decent food, and excellent theming, all of which rank this inside the top 10.

What to Get: If you want a sandwich, we are split between the Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Burger and the Cuban Sandwich. Both are great choices. Vegans really LOVE the Teriyaki Tofu Bowl here as well, so it’s worth trying! Watch for the Wookie Cookie which is one of our favorite seasonal snacks in the park.

Backlot Express Menu

9. Ronto Roasters

Ronto Roasters Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Wraps)

Ronto Roasters is a quick service dining location home to the famous “Ronto Wrap,” and located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

The backstory for Ronto Roasters is that it is owned and operated by big pod racing fan Bakkar. It’s full of fun and interesting theming elements such as the podracing flags hanging from the ceiling. The coolest part is the giant, modified pod racing engine on display in the center of the restaurant. It shakes and fumes from time to time and it’s fun to watch 8D-J8 turning the rotisserie spit over the fire.

The menu at Ronto Roasters is not huge, but the quality of the food you get here is excellent. If the idea of delicious wraps filled with roasted meats (hello Ronto Wrap!) and some meat-less ones appeals to you, then this is the place. There are also alcoholic drinks to choose from which are very tasty.

What to Get: No trip to Hollywood Studios is complete without getting a Ronto Wrap. It doesn’t matter if you get the breakfast version which has eggs, sausage, and cheese, or the lunch/dinner version with sausage, pork, and coleslaw, they are both outstanding and one of our favorite Disney foods ever!

Ronto Roasters Menu

8. Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood & Vine Hollywood Studios Restaurant
  • Cost: $$$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant (Character Meal)
  • Cuisine: American (Roasted Meats, Seafood, Mac and Cheese)

Hollywood & Vine is a step up from Mama Melrose’s and a decent option for a table service meal in Hollywood Studios. It’s also the only character meal in the park and available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

It’s usually served as an all-you-can-eat buffet which briefly went to a family-style meal before transitioning back to buffet again. The whole menu is solid and the food quality is surprisingly good, better than some other character meals (hello Chef Mickey’s).

The real draw here, however, are the characters. You get a different lineup of characters depending on if you choose breakfast or lunch/dinner. The cool thing is that the lineup often changes and many of the characters have seasonal outfits depending on what time of year it is.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience in Hollywood Studios, or if you have kids, Hollywood & Vine is the place to go!

What to Get: For breakfast try the Hazelnut Spread-stuffed French Toast, our favorite on the menu, or the Four-egg Cheese Omelette served with potato hash and bacon or sausage. For lunch and dinner get the Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Filet of Beef with sour cream and chive whipped potatoes or the Spice-rubbed Pork Loin, both excellent choices. For dessert, the Chocolate S’mores Pie will fill your sweet tooth perfectly.

Hollywood & Vine Menu

7. ABC Commissary 

ABC Commissary Hollywood Studios Restaurant
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Sandwiches, Tacos, Salads)

The ABC Commissary has come a long way over the years and has gone from a counter service restaurant we normally would skip to a regular stop for us when visiting Hollywood Studios.

The reason for the change in opinion has been the updated menu, with much better choices and much better quality food all around. They have sandwiches, tacos, rice bowls, all of which are not done in the typical “theme park way” and are a little more creative.

Don’t expect great theming here, it’s supposed to resemble having lunch at ABC Studios. It has a very defined Art-deco style to it, but it’s nothing special. The dining rooms are indoors which means air conditioning and a break from the heat. The decor, however, is not the point here, it’s the food.

We recommend ABC Commissary if you are looking for no-frills and just good food at a good price. It’s right near the top of our favorite restaurants at Hollywood Studios.

What to Get: We love the Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It’s basically a cheesy buffalo chicken dip in-between toasted bread. The Shrimp Tacos are also a favorite here and have grilled shrimp with garlic aioli. Try one of the Seasonal Margaritas if you are in the mood for an alcoholic drink.

ABC Commissary Menu

6. Roundup Rodeo BBQ 

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Toy Story Land interior
  • Cost: $$$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant (Family-style, All-You-Care-to-Enjoy)
  • Cuisine: Barbecue (Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, Sides)

The Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land is the newest restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and one that took 4 years to build since the original announcement. It has now become the most popular restaurant in the park due to the high popularity of the Toy Story franchise, and it lands just outside the Top 5 on our list.

As the name would imply, barbecue is on the menu here and you can expect all the classics such as ribs, bbq chicken, brisket, and sausage. There are also a few plant-based options including a really good Impossible Rib Chop.

Though we love a barbecue meal as much as the next person, Roundup Rodeo BBQ falls somewhat short of our expectations and isn’t as good as other locations in Disney World such as The Polite Pig, Regal Eagle Smokehouse, or even Flame Tree Barbecue. When you then consider the high price per person, that makes it even less attractive (though you can eat as much as you like for the price).

I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s a decent spot, especially if you are a Toy Story fan. The theming inside the restaurant is surprisingly nice and it’s made out of toys from Andy’s collection including various roundup scenes covering the walls and full comic strips on the ceiling. Come for the Toy Story fun, but don’t expect stellar quality food.

What to Get: Out of the main entrees, we think the BBQ Chicken and the Fire-grilled Pork Sausage are by far the two best choices. Both have excellent flavor and the sausage has a nice snap we expect. The sides are decent, but the Force Field Fried Pickles and the Cowpoke Corn on the Cob are easily the winners. All of the specialty alcoholic drinks are great, but the Grown-up’s Peanut Butter & Jelly is by far the most unique and worth trying.

Roundup Rodeo Menu

5. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Burgers, Pasta, Salads)

Kids and adults will both love the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater as it gives you a real drive-in dining experience as you eat out of your car while watching old science fiction movies on the big screen. It’s really cool.

The menu is what you would expect from a drive-in with burgers, fries, and sandwiches being the main focus here. The food quality is good, not great, and the prices are a little high for what you get. The portions are big though, so at least you won’t leave hungry.

The food though is not the main focus, here, it’s the extraordinary atmosphere you get. This is one of the most immersive dining experiences anywhere in Disney World, and in our opinion, you have to try it at least once.

What to Get: We recommend sticking to burgers here as they offer the best price/quality ratio on the menu. Try one of the seasonal burgers as they usually change depending on when you go. Don’t forget to get a milkshake, the perfect accompaniment to your burger! In fact, many of the desserts are worth getting so save room.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant Menu

4. Woody’s Lunch Box

Woody's Lunch Box Totchos Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Sandwiches, Potato Barrels)

Going to Woody’s Lunch Box is like returning to your childhood and thinking back to what mom used to pack for you to bring to school and it is different from the normal theme park fare like chicken nuggets and hot dogs.

Menu options include the Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich, BBQ Brisket Melt, and Smoked Turkey Sandwich. There are also a couple of plant-based options such as Plant-based Totchos and a Plant-based Toasted Cheddar Sandwich.

There is also a nice variety of alcoholic drinks including Grown-Ups’ Lemonade, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider, Bud Light Lager, and Blue Moon Belgian White Ale.

The atmosphere was what you’d expect from a dining location in Toy Story Land and there are a bunch of really cool and hidden theming elements to find.  You could spend a long time just studying it all and it fits in really well with the overall theming of Toy Story Land.

Not too long ago, Woody’s Lunch Box was our #1 dining option for a fast meal at Hollywood Studios and it still ranks high to this day. Few things are better if you are looking for a quick meal, good food, and at a reasonable price.

What to Get: The best thing on the menu at Woody’s Lunch Box is the Totchos. They are tater tots smothered in chili and cheese, then topped with sour cream and scallions! We also really like the Lunch Box Tarts (a homemade pop tart basically) for something sweet.

Woody’s Lunch Box Menu

3. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $
  • Type: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Ribs, Fried Chicken, Salads)

Docking Bay 7 is a Fast-casual restaurant is one of the two dining locations located in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and one of the best places to eat in Hollywood Studios.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is definitely one of the most unique dining locations in any Disney park and the minute you step inside you realize how cool it is. It fits in perfectly with the overall story of Galaxy’s Edge and is a hanger bay used to provide produce to Black Spire Outpost.

You can choose to dine indoors in the hangar bay or outside in a shaded courtyard. Both the outside and inside are awesome, I mean, it’s not every day you can eat on a shipping crate!

The menu has something for everyone and the options are some of the most creative and unique we’ve seen at any Disney restaurant. Ribs, fried chicken, salads, pot roast, and pasta are all options and they are all excellent. It’s pricy for a quick service restaurant, but the overall quality of the food is a step above anywhere else in the park.

Overall, Docking Bay 7 is an incredible place to eat. It has an unbelievably immersive atmosphere and food that rivals Satu’li Canteen for the best quick service in Disney World. There isn’t much else to say except: Don’t miss it!

What to Get: You literally can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The Ribs are awesome, tender and they fall off the bone. The Fried Chicken is probably our favorite and we love dipping it in the herb gravy that it comes in. Even the Plant-based Meatballs are incredible and something we get often even though we don’t have any dietary restrictions.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Menu

2. The Hollywood Brown Derby

Hollywood Brown Derby Hollywood Studios
  • Cost: $$$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American/Fine Dining (Steak, Seafood, Salads)

At this point in the rankings, we had a hard time picking the overall best Hollywood Studios restaurant, but in the end, we settled on The Hollywood Brown Derby in the #2 position.

It’s a fine dining/signature restaurant, which means the overall quality of the food is better than anything else you will find in the park. It also comes at a higher price point which may or may not be in your budget.

The decor is inspired by the original Los Angeles restaurant and makes you feel like you are in the Golden Age of Hollywood and hobnobbing with movie stars. The stars’ drawings on the wall are interesting to look at. Try to find as many actors/actresses as you can.

We’ve never had a bad meal at The Hollywood Brown Derby and always leave satisfied. As far as theme park restaurants go, it’s right near the top.

What to Get: The most famous dish at The Hollywood Brown Derby is the Famous Cobb Salad, a callback to the original restaurant. We also love the Lamb Shank and the Pan-roasted Halibut. The most famous dessert is the Grapefruit Cake, a must-try for citrus fans.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Menu

1. 50’s Prime Time Café 

50s Prime Time Cafe Hollywood Studios Restaurant
  • Cost: $$
  • Type: Table Service Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American (Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast)

There are few dining experiences more quintessential in Walt Disney World than a meal at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. I mean where else can you go to get treated badly by the waitstaff on purpose and actually like it?? It’s all part of the show and hilarious, don’t worry.

The theming is exactly what you want from a Disney restaurant and it feels like you’ve stepped back in time to the 1950s. Everything is authentic from the black and white TVs that play reruns from “Leave it to Beaver” or “The Andy Griffith Show” to the old knickknacks you’d find over your grandmother’s fireplace.

The funniest part though is the waiters and waitresses. If you don’t behave they will give you a hard time, ask if you washed your hands, and even make you do a dance in front of the rest of the guests.

The food is excellent at 50’s Prime Time and offers great a value to quality ratio. This is old-school home cooking with meatloaf, pot roast, chicken pot pie, and fried chicken on the menu. The desserts are also great and big enough to share.

Overall, it was clear to us that 50’s Prime Time Cafe is the best restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and an absolute must-try when you visit. You won’t be disappointed!

What to Get: We love everything on the menu, but if we are forced to choose, we will go with the Fried Chicken, which is among the best at Walt Disney World. It has a perfectly crispy outside and the chicken is tender and juicy inside. Also, you have to try one of their famous Milkshakes, the peanut butter and jelly one reaching iconic status.

50’s Prime Time Café Menu

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Best Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Best Hollywood Studios Breakfast Restaurants

Looking to start off your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with something tasty to eat and drink? You’re in luck. There are a bunch of great places for breakfast to choose from depending on how much time you have and what your plans are.

Here are our top choices for breakfast at Hollywood Studios:

Something Quick – The fastest and most convenient place to get breakfast at Hollywood Studios is right at the Trolley Car Cafe on Hollywood Blvd. This is the Starbucks in the park. If you show up for rope drop (which we highly recommend) the crowds tend to gather right in front of it and you can send one member of your party to get coffee while the rest wait for rope drop.

If you are going to Toy Story Land in the morning, we suggest breakfast at Woody’s Lunch Box. The lunch box tarts are fantastic, and we love the breakfast bowl which has tater tots loaded with eggs and smoked brisket country gravy.

If you are going to Galaxy’s Edge then you absolutely MUST stop by Ronto Roasters and get a Ronto Wrap! The breakfast version is a grilled pork sausage, eggs, shredded cheddar, and a peppercorn sauce wrapped in Pita Bread!

Sit-Down Meal – The only real option her pin our opinion is Hollywood & Vine. The big draw here are the Disney Junior characters which give you some great interactions. The meal is a fixed price and includes a pastry basket, entree, and drinks.

Only do a table service meal for breakfast if you are not interested in doing the most popular rides at Hollywood Studios. We think it’s a better use of your time to ride Slinky Dog Dash and some of the other big ones in the first hour of opening, before the crowds arrive.

READ: Best Breakfasts at Disney World

Best Hollywood Studios Lunch

Best Hollywood Studios Lunch Restaurants

After a long morning of riding attractions, you’ll need a place to refuel at lunch before the next round. This is the busiest time of the day to eat at Hollywood Studios so you’ll need to be prepared.

Here are our top choices for lunch at Hollywood Studios:

Something Quick – Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo is a quick service restaurant in Galaxy’s Edge and one of the most unique dining experiences in the park. There is plenty of space in the dining room, or you can enjoy the outdoor patio which is set back from the crowds walking by.

The menu here is awesome and everything is good. Our favorites are the ribs, chicken, or the impossible meatballs which are better than some meat-based ones we’ve had at Disney World.

Sit-Down Meal – If you’re going to have a sit-down meal at Hollywood Studios, we actually prefer lunch. It’s the hottest time of the day and it gives you a nice 1-2 hr break in the air conditioning. It’s also when lines for rides are the longest so less time waiting in those.

You can go to any of the table service restaurants, but we really like The Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch. The food is great and it makes you feel like you are really in Hollywood having an important lunch with the stars.

Best Dinner at Hollywood Studios

Best Dining in Hollywood Studios Disney World

If you stay for dinner, Hollywood Studios has some good options, again depending on how much time you have. If you are going to see the fireworks or “Fantasmic” make sure you book an early dinner at least a couple of hours before the showtime. That way you have enough time to get there and find a spot.

Here are our top choices for dinner at Hollywood Studios:

Something Quick – Any of the quick service restaurants are fine for dinner but we like the ABC Commissary. The menu here has really improved over the last few years and most of the items are actually really good.

Other options here include Docking Bay 7 and so are Woody’s Lunch Box and the Backlot Express.

Sit-Down Meal – You have to try 50’s Prime Time Cafe, a quintessential Disney meal and a great option for dinner. You also can’t go wrong with the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, nothing like eating dinner in your car!

Best Hollywood Studios Character Meals

Pluto at Hollywood and Vine

There is only 1 character meal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood & Vine.

Even though it’s the only choice for a character meal in the park, we actually really like Hollywood & Vine and think that it’s definitely worth the trip.

It has a great lineup of characters that changes depending on the meal. The Disney Junior lineup is there for breakfast and Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy present for lunch and dinner.

Again, book your table months ahead of time as it tends to sell out quickly.

READ: Best Character Meals at Disney World

Hollywood Studios Restaurant Reservations

Best Restaurants at Hollywood Studios

Now that you know where to eat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios you need to make your dining reservations. Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are Disney’s restaurant reservations and allow you to book a table.

We can’t express how important dining reservations are when visiting Walt Disney World. All of the most popular restaurants fill up months ahead of time. In Hollywood Studios that means 50s Prime Time Cafe, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, and Oga’s Cantina.

Make sure you are online bright and early the morning your booking window opens up. Don’t underestimate this, it’s one of the most important steps when planning a Disney World vacation.

Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations can be made online using The Walt Disney World Website or the My Disney Experience app. They can also be made on the phone by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Read our Disney World Dining Reservations Guide for more tips and info on booking your restaurants.

Where Can You Eat at Hollywood Studios Without Reservations?

All the sit down restaurants at Hollywood Studios require advanced reservations, so book them ahead of time. If you don’t want to make reservations, you will be forced to eat at a quick service restaurant.

Our favorites places to eat without reservations at Hollywood Studios are Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, Woody’s Lunch Box or the ABC Commissary.

Best Snacks

Best Hollywood Studios Snacks

Sometimes you aren’t really in the mood for a full meal and you are just looking for a snack. You’re in luck because Hollywood Studios is one of the best places to fill any craving you may have. There are a bunch of delicious savory and sweet snacks here.

Some of our favorite snacks include:

  • Carrot Cake Cookie
  • Totchos
  • Napoleons
  • Num Num Cookie

Check out our post on the Best Hollywood Studios Snacks for the full list!

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That wraps up our ranking of the best restaurants at Hollywood Studios. We hope you liked it and that we gave you some good ideas for places to eat when you visit.

We want to hear what your top Hollywood Studios restaurants are so drop them in the comments section below!

For more great Disney Restaurants be sure to check out our other guides:

If you are going to Disney World soon, make sure to read our Disney World Planning Guide for all the tips and info you will need to cover everything! Also, check out our Disney World Crowd Calendar so you know when the best time to visit is!

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about our rankings of the best restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…

  • Do you agree with our list?
  • What are your Top Hollywood Studios Restaurants?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Ann Gaydosh

Tuesday 26th of December 2023

I absolutely agree with your top two choices. I finally got a reservation for Sci-Fi Dine-In, 12/24/23, and my reaction is split. Service and atmosphere - wonderful! Food was the worst I have experienced for years! The chicken salad croissant looked good, but it was tasteless and strangely watery. I upgraded to onion rings - the breading was crisp and tasty, but the insides were greasy/watery and minced beyond recognition. My server suggested the Red Planet for dessert. Like my sandwich, it looked good. The cheesecake was OK, but the cupped crust was soggy, crumbly, and tasteless. Maybe aliens stole all of the flavors! I will not return.


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Woody's Lunch Box was a one and done for us. I'm still trying to figure out why it's always rated so highly, other than it's Toy Story motif. It's outside and there's not nearly enough seating. If you're in a wheelchair or electric mobility scooter, forget about even getting into it. There's very little walking room because the tables are placed tightly together. And the food is just meh.


Saturday 11th of December 2021

I love your honest articles but suggest you post/include where all of your photos were taken. The food & locations look good but there is noindication where they are taken. Thanks

Disappointed dad

Friday 10th of December 2021

Just dessert ! (advise)

Sci Fi Dine In - leaves MUCH to be desired, food wise.

Wait staff - is exactly what you get, if you don't grovel over their preening. Unbelievable !

Feel free to pile on.

Evelyn Hlabse

Sunday 30th of May 2021

If you have young children, I'd think twice about going to Prime Time Cafe. Our children were older so we didn't have a problem but there were several children who were crying because they were "yelled at". Kind of sad and they really wanted to leave.