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6 Best Restaurants in Hollywood Studios | Easily Explained

In this page we will go over the best restaurants in Hollywood Studios, and break down what type of food they offer, if it's a quick service or table service restaurant, and where it's located.

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Table Service vs Quick Service

At a Disney park, there are two different types of service that you must know about.

A Table Service is known as a traditional sit-down experience. It is when a guest is seated, and then uses a menu to order from an actual cast member.

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You'll have the sit-down experience to chat with your party, while your food is prepared.

A Quick Service on the other hand, can be ordered directly from the app, and can be picked up from the counter as soon as you arrive to the restaurant.

When to Use Quick Service

When you just want to grab a quick bite to eat, in between rides, and aren't interested in spending much time eating.

When to Use Table Service

When you want to take a break from the heat, and take some time out of your day to enjoy your food.

3 Top Quick Service Restaurants

ABC Commissary

Serving American food ranging from Shrimp tacos, to a plant-based California burger, if you're in the mood for something quick and delicious you can't go wrong at ABC Commissary.

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For the kids menu, they offer food as simple as an uncrustable, or if you're looking for something more you can buy a delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

You can find their full menu here.


Near the Sci-Fi Diner Theater.

Backlot Express

Another American menu-themed restaurant, the Backlot Express has many delicious offerings mostly tailored towards hand-held items.

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From the famous 1/3 lbs Backlot burger, to the Cuban sandwich, this is a perfect place to grab a quick hand-held meal.

Additionally, (if you're at least 21 years of age) you can purchase a refreshing Frozen Apple Cider Whisky.

You can find their full menu here.


In Echo Lake.

Catalina Eddie's

If you're in the mood for a fresh hot pizza, a Caesar salad, or breadsticks, or a Lemon blueberry cheesecake verrine, you've come to the right place.

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Catalina Eddie's has a smaller menu, but the fewer options provide guests with an easier time ordering.

For kids, they have the options between a cheese pizza and an uncrustable.

One of the great features of this restaurant is their gluten free menu, as not only do they offer options for the meals, but for cookies and brownies as well.

You can find their full menu here.


In Sunset Boulevard.

3 Top Table Service Restaurants

50's Primetime Cafe

50's Primetime Cafe is one of the best sit-down spots at the park. 

They offer classic American comfort food, while they take you back in time to the 50's through the atmosphere.

You'll immediately notice the black and white tv's, a "mom", who is expecting for you to leave absolutely no food on your plate, and the friendly staff ready to accommodate your every need.

Our choice for a can't-miss-meal is the fried chicken with the delicious mashed potatoes, topped with gravy.

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On Echo Lake.

Sci-Fi Dine-In

One of the most diverse menus at the park, if you're looking for variety, you can't go wrong here.

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From the delicious appetizers in crispy onion rings to crispy chicken strips.

As far as meals go, they offer the delicious Drive-in BBQ burger, to the Pan Seared Salmon pasta.

This menu is a bit on the pricier side as it can range from $15 to $34.99 per adult.


On Commissary Lane.

The Hollywood Brown Derby

In the mood for Seafood? This is the place to be.

Experience the delectable legacy of the original Brown Derby, with timeless dishes and classic cocktails.

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Savor such specialties as our Faroe Island salmon, char-grilled filet of beef and their famous Cobb salad that follows the recipe created by Bob Cobb, owner of the historic California Brown Derby.

You can find their full menu here.


On Hollywood Boulevard.

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