Of all the Disney World parks, Disney’s Hollywood Studios feels like it sort of gets the short end of the stick sometimes. But truthfully, there are SO MANY Quick Service treats to savor! But let’s not forget that there are some seriously beloved Table Service restaurants here, too!
For proof, just ask Yelp!
Let’s take a look at Yelp to find out what the TOP three Table Service restaurants are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Number 3: Hollywood and Vine
Maybe it’s the presence of Character Dining that earns it cred, but Hollywood and Vine lands at the third highest rated Table Service spot in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Sure, it’s not the most WOW food, but the whole vibe is family-friendly, fun, and VERY Disney!
“Yes the pricing is ridiculous and the character interactions are limited, but at least they are there and came out regularly,” says Enn D. “Having a comfortable place to sit inside on a hot Disney day, with the kids being entertained, along with plentiful (and again) rather tasty meals was most welcome and *worth * it.”
But while the characters (and the AC) might be a big draw for most, don’t sleep on the food! “I’ve dined in a lot of Disney restaurants and this one by far served me my most favorite meal to date,” raves Heather K. in her recent five-star review, calling the Beef Tenderloin “mouthwateringly delicious” and the green beans “on point.” “Yes it’s pricey, but at a Disney character meal you are paying more for the character interaction than the food.”
Number 2: Hollywood Brown Derby
The runner-up Table Service winner isn’t a surprise at all, with Hollywood Brown Derby sliding in with the silver! As dedicated Cobb Salad groupies, we TOTALLY get it. And Yelp agrees!
Jennifer M. calls it one of her favorite restaurant meals in all of Disney World, raving about the “unique and fun” interior, as well as the friendly service, and the “bomb” Brussels sprouts and burger. “We definitely recommend if you have some spare time for a sit-down type of meal at Hollywood Studios.”
Fred K. echoes those sentiments, calling it the best sit down restaurant in Disney World. He agrees with us that the Cobb Salad is amazing, also pointing out the great service and ambience. And let’s not forget about that Grapefruit Cake! Per Haley B., it’s “DELICIOUS” in ALL CAPS. In the words of The Terminator, she sums up with “I’ll be back.”
Number 1: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
It’s not super surprising that the most in-demand (i.e. impossible to get into!) Table Service restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has the highest rating on Yelp. That’s right, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater takes the prize!
Steph Q. calls it one of her absolute favorite dining experiences in all of Disney World. “It is an immersive dining experience that fits perfectly with the theme of Hollywood Studios, but will carry you out of the theme park vibe and into an evening movie at the drive in. Disney is all about the details and they truly nailed them with this restaurant.”
Johnny W. is also a HUGE fan of the immersive theming, calling it “very creative” and the ambience enjoyable. “This is the type of unique dining experience I expect at a Disney park, and I can’t wait to come back here again.”
The food tends to be an afterthought to the drive-in vibe, but that’s the whole point for many enthusiastic Yelpers. “My suggestion for this restaurant is order milkshakes and fried food, that way you don’t break the bank without missing out on this awesome experience,” says Taylor H. “We had a blast and ate like kings!!!”
Like we often say, it is important to remember that your might disagree and what restaurants are best for your group/family may not be the best spot for others. That’s why we suggest reading through our reviews, looking over prices and menus, and watching our videos. All of these things can help you get an idea of what’s going to be a good dining fit for you!!
While Disney’s Hollywood Studios might be ICONIC for its Quick Service restaurants and snacks, clearly it’s not lacking in the reservation-worthy Table Service department either!
Do you prefer Quick Service or Table Service dining in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments!