Ryan and I sometimes struggle when it comes time to decide where to eat and make dining reservations at Hollywood Studios. It’s not the park we think of as having the best food. It just doesn’t quite compare with the other parks (hello…Epcot!) or even some of the resorts (California Grill anyone?). That’s probably why we felt that making this list was important. We don’t want anyone to waste their time and money searching for a good meal at Hollywood Studios. So, we have done the work for you and pared down a list of the 5 best places to eat in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

Our 10¢ PizzeRizzo in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Of course, before we begin, Ryan wouldn’t let me start without mentioning PizzeRizzo. We love the Muppets, and while PizzeRizzo does leave something to be desired in the Muppet-theming department, the pizza does have an odd appeal. We know it’s just fast-baked pizzas, but there’s something about it that makes it great. The reason why it’s not on the list is the fact that it appears to operate seasonally. It’s only open during the busier months at Disney, and even then, it has reduced hours. We hope it’s not the beginning of the end for PizzeRizzo’s short time in Hollywood Studios, but it doesn’t get the credit it deserves…largely because it’s so hidden from the main pathway. If you do happen to see it open, it can be a good option for lunch or an early dinner.  

Baseline Taphouse in Disney's Hollywood Studios

I’d also like to offer another bonus suggestion that we couldn’t justify putting in our top 5…Baseline Tap House! They don’t really serve much food, but we still had to mention it!  We love to take a mid-day break on the patio at Baseline and indulge in one of their amazing giant Bavarian Pretzels. I usually opt for a beer flight and Ryan is a fan of their blood orange cider. It’s still a family friendly spot, so it’s a good place to rest when you’re with the whole family. 

Okay…we’ve skirted our own rules enough already. Here are the official 5 best places to eat in Hollywood Studios: 

 

5 – The Hollywood Brown Derby The Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica of the famous restaurant of the same name from the golden era of Hollywood. This is the only Signature Restaurant in Hollywood Studios and both the price and menu reflect that. If you’re a foodie, looking for a slightly more refined dining experience, the Brown Derby is your best choice at Hollywood Studios.  

The Famous Cobb Salad from the Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you’re a fan of old Hollywood and actors and actresses of the silver screen, you’ll appreciate the caricatures of celebrities adorning the walls. The dark wood and plush booths make for a warm atmosphere. The menu is American cuisine. You’ll find steak, fish, chicken, their famous Cobb Salad and a wonderful wine and cocktail list. I highly recommend the margaritas here; they are probably the best I’ve had at Disney!  

The Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Brown Derby is a great option for adults looking for a sit-down meal at Hollywood Studios. The menu, theming and price point may not be as well-suited to younger guests. They’re more likely to find better experiences at some of the other restaurants we will mentioned on our list.  

Overview

Meals – Lunch and Dinner 

Location – Hollywood Boulevard 

Disney Dining Plan – 2 Table Service Credits 

Known For – Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake  

Price Range – Entrees $18 – $49 USD 

Advance Reservations Recommended 

Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts accepted

4 – Woody’s Lunch BoxWoody's Lunchbox in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

There are really only 2 great places for breakfast in Hollywood Studios. Most of the time, we’re getting it from Woody’s Lunch Box. Both Ryan and I love the Breakfast Bowl here. It’s filled with potato barrels (tater tots), eggs and smoked brisket country gravy. It feels a bit indulgent, but it’s also filling and great fuel for the ahead.   

Breakfast Bowl from Woody's Lunchbox in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Breakfast Bowl

Do yourself a favour and skip the S’more French Toast Sandwich, it sounds much better than it is. Breakfast is our favourite meal here but the Lunch Box Tarts are great snacks here and available all day and they usually have a seasonal feature as well.  

S'more French Toast Sandwich from Woody's Lunchbox in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

S’more French Toast Sandwich

Seating can be a bit of an issue because it’s in such a high-traffic area. Be patient and space may open up. It’s also a great opportunity to share space…be friendly with your fellow guests. 

Lunch Box Tarts from Woody's Lunchbox in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Lunch Box Tarts

The food here is some of the more enjoyable quick service food we’ve had at Hollywood Studios. The sandwiches are filling and satisfying. Plus, the menu will appeal to most people, even picky eaters. You can’t go wrong with melted cheese on bread! We’re suckers for those potato barrels!  

Overview 

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Location – Toy Story Land  

Disney Dining Plan – Quick-Service Credit 

Known For – Lunch Box Tarts 

Price Range – Entrees $8.99 – $12 USD 

Mobile Ordering Available  

3 – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre RestaurantSci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant

The theming is what stands-out at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. Sci-Fi is themed like a drive-in from the 1950’s, complete with convertible cars as the booths, a starlit sky and old sci-fi movie clips shown on a big screen.  

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant Salad and Fried Pickles

The food isn’t the best food you’ll have at Disney, but it’s not bad by any means. The theming does outshine the food a bit here, but Sci-Fi delivers an amazing dining experience, which is why it’s on our list. We’ve enjoyed our food here. The portions are generous and the menu will have something that appeals to everyone. There are primarily sandwiches and burgers, but Sci-Fi also has some good plant-based options and filling salads.  

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant

Sci-Fi is a unique and immersive dining experience and highly recommended for first time Walt Disney World visitors. However, it’s worth pointing out that, while it may be attractive for families, the movies shown are from campy spooky sci-fi movies. It may seem harmless to anyone over the age of 8, but it can be scary for younger kids if they’re not properly prepared ahead of time.  

Overview 

Meals – Lunch and Dinner 

Location – Commissary Lane 

Disney Dining Plan – 1 Table Service Credits 

Known For – Convertible car booths, drive-in theming and fried pickles.  

Price Range – Entrees $16 – $33 USD 

Advance Reservations Recommended.  

Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts accepted

2 – 50’s Prime Time Café50's Prime Time Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios

I love vintage theming so the 50’s Prime Time Cafe is right up my ally. From the kitschy knick-knacks and Formica tables, to the cast members who make sure you mind your manners and eat your vegetables, the 50’s Prime Time is a fun and unforgettable dining experience at Disney.  

The menu at this table service restaurant is filled with American classics and comfort food like meatloaf, chicken pot pie, pork chops, pot roast and fried chicken. A must-have here is the Peanut Butter and Jelly milkshake, it’s surprisingly delicious and pretty much dessert in a glass! Just be sure you’ve cleaned your plate before dessert. 

Overview 

Meals – Lunch and Dinner 

Location – Echo Lake 

Disney Dining Plan – 1 Table Service Credit 

Known For – 50’s-styled kitchen booths complete with a TV and Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshakes.  

Price Range – Entrees $17 – $28 USD 

Advance Reservations Recommended. 

Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts accepted 

1 – Docking Bay 7 Food and CargoDocking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened, Hollywood Studios as a park gained more food options. Of the additional dining locations, our favourite place to get a bite to eat in Galaxy’s Edge is Docking Bay 7. 

Batuu-bon dessert from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Batuu-bon

The restaurant is set in a hangar bay. It has an industrial feeling but it’s a comfortable quick-service spot. Like Sa’tuli Canteen, Docking Bay 7 has done away with disposable cutlery and dishes, which elevates the quick- service dining experience here in my opinion. We also appreciate the attempt to limit one-time use plastics.  

Bright Suns Breakfast Platter from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Bright Suns Breakfast Platter

Most importantly though, we’re fans of the food here. The Bright Suns Breakfast Platter is something we’ve enjoyed on a few occasions. For $10.99 USD you get a really filling breakfast. The three-cheese egg bite and sausage are delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality when we first ate here. Great fluffy texture on the eggs and a good depth of flavour on the sausage.  

Some of the menu item names might be confusing at first, but a quick examination of the item description makes the menu more accessible. Docking Bay 7 is a departure from your typical theme park food and you can’t beat a Star Wars-themed dining experience. I think the attention to detail, the theming and the quality of the food make this the best place to eat in Hollywood Studios.

Overview 

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Location – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 

Disney Dining Plan – Quick Service Meal Credit 

Known For – When Docking Bay 7 first opened they had sporks for guests to use. They quickly removed the sporks when many guests saw them as ‘free’ souvenirs. The Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yip is a must-try.  

Price Range – Entrees $10.99 – $18.99 USD 

Mobile Ordering Available 

Do you agree with our list of best places to eat in Hollywood Studios? What’s your favourite place to eat in the park? Let us know in the comments below!

You can also find our list of the 6 Best Places to Eat in Magic Kingdom here!