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Where to eat in Disney Hollywood Studios?

Updated on September 8, 2010
Disney Hollywood Studios dining
Disney Hollywood Studios dining

 There are plenty of great eating places inside WDW Hollywood Studios including ABC commissary, 50s Prime Time Cafe, Mama Melrose Italian restauramt, etc. Waits can be too long, so to make priority-seating reservations, call them up to 180 days in advance at the table service restaurants. Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events dedicated to entertainment. Dining at Hollywood Studios recapture memorable moments from the big or small screen. Hollywood Studios has five full service restaurants and many fast food and snacks stations whose atmospheres and menus are so distinct they satisfy altogether different moods and whims.

50s prime time cafe
50s prime time cafe

1. 50s Prime Time Cafe

The 50's Prime Time Cafe menu includes family favorites like golden fried chicken, traditional meatloaf and pot roast, cooked the way Mom used to make it—that is, if Mom were a 1950s sitcom star and the setting is straight out of a favorite classic sitcoms of the 1950s. Be welcomed into Mom's family and feel at home in her kitchenette. But Mom expects you to mind your manners, so don't be surprised if she tells you to keep your elbows off the table. It's all part of the old-fashioned fun and gentle ribbing that's served up along with the food. Milkshakes, ice cream sodas, root beer floats are filling accompaniments. Kids absolutely love this place. Oh...try that angel food cake with whipped cream. Yummy!

2. Hollywood & Vine (Character Dining)

The Hollywood & Vine dinner buffet includes herb-crusted baked salmon with citrus butter, and red pepper pesto multigrain pasta. Fresh-roasted meats, peel-and-eat shrimp and mussels complete the array of savory selections. End dinner on the sweet side with treats from the sundae station and dessert bar.

Disney characters JoJo from JoJo's Circus, June and Leo from Disney's Little Einsteins and Handy Manny for Character Dining at the Hollywood & Vine restaurant as they host two fun-filled, musical meals. Breakfast Buffet includes favorites like Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles, frittatas and fresh fruit. Lunch Buffet includes kid and adult-friendly entrees, such as baked chicken and assorted deli selections. The Fantasmic! Dinner Package is a spectacular nighttime show at Disney's Hollywood theme park. Witness up-close the heroic struggle of Mickey, as he faces Disney villains in this lavish spectacle sure to thrill the whole family.

3. Mama Melrose's Ristorante

 Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is a casual and colorful restaurant that offers traditional Italian favorites, many baked in a wood-fired oven. Fabulous flatbreads are prepared in a wood-burning oven. Mama Melrose's tempting Italian cuisine includes savory thin crust flatbread pizzas, signature pasta dishes like Chicken alla Parmigiana and wood-grilled fish and steak selections. For a sweet finale, do not forget to try Mama's absolutely delicious treat - the Tiramisu cake.

Fast food restaurants

 1. ABC Commissary
ABC Commissary in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is one of the few restaurants in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park open in the morning which is a quick service restaurant that gives favorite fast-food dishes international twists. As the sun comes up, the stars come out in this Disney theme park known for Hollywood-inspired action, attractions and restaurants.  Choose from chicken curry, chicken bleu, fish and chips and kid-friendly fare like cheese burgers and chicken nuggets. At ABC Commissary, movie trailers play on TV screens and film posters from Hollywood past and present adorn the Art Deco-inspired interior.

2. Backlot Express
The many indoor and outdoor nooks within the Backlot Express seating area are nicely removed from the beaten path; relative quietness can be enjoyed here even during peak meal times. This movie-studio-prop-shop-turned-cafe serves vegetarian sandwiches, cheese burgers, chicken strips and salads. For dessert, enjoy their marble cheesecake and strawberry parfaits.

3. Sunset Ranch Market
Find an assortment of American fare, from tremendous turkey legs to veggie burgers, pizza, fries to fresh fruit, barbeque to hand dipped ice cream sundaes at one of the 5 restaurants at this market. Rosie's All American Cafe, Catalina Eddie's (pizza), Anaheim Produce (Fruits and vegetables), Toluca Legs Turkey (turkey legs) and Hollywood Scoops (ice cream treats) can be found at this market.


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