Hollywood Studios Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Guests who spend time in Walt Disney World love to enjoy everything from attractions and recreation to entertainment and shopping, however there is one activity that all guests love to indulge in. Dining in Walt Disney World is a truly amazing experience thanks to hundreds of dining locations found all throughout the property. Guests can enjoy everything from an on the go snack to a fine dining experience and everything in between. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a wonderful Disney Park that brings the magic and inspiration of Hollywood to life through immersive experiences that put guests in the middle of the action. Dining in the park is also a highlight as there are several table service restaurants where guests can enjoy incredible cuisine paired with impeccable Disney service. Here are the table service restaurants found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that should all be enjoyed!

1. The Hollywood Brown Derby

Guests enter into Disney’s Hollywood Studios through the wonderful Hollywood Boulevard and situated at the end of the street is an amazing table service restaurant that brings the glory of the Golden Age of Hollywood to life. The Hollywood Brown Derby is based off of its famous counterpart in Hollywood and the interior features opulent touches such as checkered floors, warm lighting, and dark wood accents. Guests who dine at the location also love to check out all of the caricatures of famous Hollywood individuals throughout the restaurants. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu at The Hollywood Brown Derby focuses on contemporary American cuisine and features options such as Beef Carpaccio, Togarashi-Crusted Ahi Tuna, Charred Filet of Beef, Vegetarian Pho, Our Famous Cobb Salad, Black Grouper and Lobster Cioppino, Duck Breast, and Faroe Island Salmon.

2. 50’s Prime Time Café

A popular and entertaining table service option in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be found in the Echo Lake area of the park. The 50’s Prime Time Café transports guests back to the golden era of the 1950s and into a family kitchen where all of the servers are cousins and family members. The fun environment features decade appropriate theming and props, and guests can even spot vintage televisions playing cartoons and skits from the era. The 50’s Prime Time Café is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up classic American comfort food including options such as Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge, Grandpa’s Crab Cake, Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf, Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop, Aunt Liz’s Fried Chicken, and A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes.

3. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to another table service restaurant that completely transports guests to another time and era thanks to incredible theming. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is situated in the Commissary Lane area of the park and invites guests to go back to the 1950s and head to the drive-in. Inside, it is always nighttime and guests dine in classic cars which are all situated to face a large screen that plays sci-fi scenes from the 1950s. Guests can enjoy clips that include everything from movie previews to cartoons and more and each is more enjoyable than the last. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is open each day for lunch and dinner and focuses on all-American cuisine including favorites such as Fried Dill Pickles, Shrimp and Crab Fondue, Onion Rings, Flame-Broiled New York Strip Steak, Chicken Pasta, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Beef and Blue Burger, Oven-Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Vegetarian Falafel Burger, and Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich.

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4. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

Another quirky table service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a rich backstory that perfectly pairs with its delicious cuisine. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano came to be when Mama would always make food for friends on the backlot and eventually the location took off into a full-fledged restaurant for stars and friends alike. The interior of the location is filled with exposed brick, hanging meats and garlic, memorabilia and items from movies filmed in the backlot, and more. Serving up traditional Italian food with a distinctly Californian twist, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is a perfect location to enjoy lunch or dinner in the park. Some of the most popular menu options include Oak-Fired Mussels, Margherita Flatbread, Crispy Calamari, Seafood Cioppino, Charred Strip Steak, Saltimbocca, Shrimp Campanelle, Chicken Campanelle, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Mama’s Italian Pasta.

5. Hollywood & Vine

Guests who are looking to enjoy both delicious food and amazing character interactions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can head to the Echo Lake area of the park for the perfect table service meal. Hollywood & Vine is a buffet style restaurant where guests can enjoy seasonal dining parties with special menus while also meeting familiar faces. Breakfast at the location is a Disney Junior themed meal with characters from favorite shows and lunch dinner feature Minnie and friends decked out in their seasonal outfits. Some breakfast buffet options include an Omelet Station, Pancakes, Mickey Waffles, and Fresh Baked Pastries, and lunch and dinner include options such as Pastas, Baked Breads, Freshly Made Soup, Peen-n-Eat Shrimp, Roasted Carved Meats, Seasonal Fish, and more.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.