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Hollywood Brown Derby

Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
407 939-3463
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Ranked #375 of 3,124 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, open for lunch and dinner in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, serves contemporary American cuisine. Seasonal specialties include seafood, steak and poultry selections.The fact that the upscale atmosphere harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood is no coincidence. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort is an authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, a longstanding Hollywood landmark and haunt for Tinseltown's biggest and brightest personalities.""Meet me at The Derby!"" could often be heard crossing the lips of celebrities. Now you can say it, too, and join the glamorous company.The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant redefines the concept of dining with the stars. The warm wood-paneled walls of this gourmet restaurant are adorned with caricatures of famous faces. The tradition of capturing the likenesses of luminaries began in the original Brown Derby restaurant.Other legacies carried over to The Hollywood Brown Derby can be found on the menu with the signature dishes. The famous Brown Derby Cobb salad follows the recipe created by Bob Cobb, the owner of the historic California Brown Derby. Another Brown Derby original is the light grapefruit cake with cream cheese icing.For an enhanced dining experience, request wine pairings with your meal for Guests 21 years of age and older. The extensive wine list also offers bottle or wines by the glass. Classic cocktails are poured tableside at The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, open for lunch and dinner in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, serves contemporary American cuisine. Seasonal specialties include seafood, steak and poultry selections.The fact that the upscale atmosphere harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood is no coincidence. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort is an authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, a longstanding Hollywood landmark and haunt for Tinseltown's biggest and brightest personalities.""Meet me at The Derby!"" could often be heard crossing the lips of celebrities. Now you can say it, too, and join the glamorous company.The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant redefines the concept of dining with the stars. The warm wood-paneled walls of this gourmet restaurant are adorned with caricatures of famous faces. The tradition of capturing the likenesses of luminaries began in the original Brown Derby restaurant.Other legacies carried over to The Hollywood Brown Derby can be found on the menu with the signature dishes. The famous Brown Derby Cobb salad follows the recipe created by Bob Cobb, the owner of the historic California Brown Derby. Another Brown Derby original is the light grapefruit cake with cream cheese icing.For an enhanced dining experience, request wine pairings with your meal for Guests 21 years of age and older. The extensive wine list also offers bottle or wines by the glass. Classic cocktails are poured tableside at The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We always eat at The Brown Derby when visiting Orlando. They serve great Martinis, delicious food in a glamorous surrounding, with the added bonus of booking the fantasmic package so we had priority reserved seating for the show! A must when visiting the studios.

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were thrilled to get a reservation for Dining with an Imagineer at the Brown Derby Restaurant. It was phenomenal. We dined with Tommy. We were a party of 8 and we dined with 4 other people. Tommy was so knowledgeable. The time went by so fast yet we were there for almost 3 hours. The food was excellent. We... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant felt very fancy. I almost felt bad for walking in wearing sweaty "park" clothes. You feel like you've been transported to old Hollywood - which is the whole point, I guess. I had the white sangria and the Cobb salad. Both were tasty and refreshing. This place is definitely worth a visit the next time you're at Hollywood... More

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Wooster oh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was our 1st visit to the Brown Derby, and we ate outside so as to try the tapas. The food was passable, and the service horribly slow. I say this in regard to the service because we were one of the only people sitting outside, and we were not waited on for 15 minutes, people who came after us... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our 3rd visit and our worst. We had made an ADR but had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. Our server was stretched too thin & clearly had too many tables to serve. When we got our food it was OK but not worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am actually sitting here at Brown Derby finishing up my meal and I just had to write a review now. We started out in the lounge while we waited for a table and it started raining. Our amazing server Moses promptly brought us inside and was so attentive we ended up staying with him for the whole meal. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I had dinner reservations and were taken quickly to our table. The tables are very close to each other (so close that the guy at the table next to us struck up a conversation). Our waiter was fun, but was stretched thin, so our service wasn't the best (long wait for drink refills, etc.). We had the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great restaurant especially if you like the old Hollywood vibe. Started with a silver peach martini then the famous Brown Derby Cobb salad followed by the Pork tenderloin. All very tasty. The dining plan is a must at the Disney Resort as prices without this are a little on the pricey side. Would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Honestly, food was pretty good, but service was terrible. Timing was all wrong. We had to ask over 4 times for a bread basket. Not worth the money spent.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant is a must visit for your Disney trip. Get the dining plan so you don't have to worry about what you're ordering, it's very pricey without it. We had a three course meal that could not have been better. Our server was delightful, friendly, and attentive. We spent over 2 hours at our table and never felt rushed.... More

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