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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 #393 of 3,045 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't expect this. It was gourmet excellence. The waiter was wonderful and so knowledgeable. Our grandchildren and their parents went to beaches & cream this night and we went here. Our adult son and his wife dine all over the world. They too agreed this meal was among the best ever. Words can't do it justice- just go here.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went here on the deluxe dining plan and at 2 credits your expecting a good meal, whilst the food was fresh it lacked inspiration! The Cobb salad was more purée than diced I felt I was in kindergarten - to me salad is big bold and crisp leaves and tempting flavours, this was a kaleidoscope of mulch. I had the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If a customer wants a milk shake for a four year old you should be able to make it - YOU ARE IN DISNEY. And don't say we (parents) should pick another place because you are really not for kids. YOU ARE IN DISNEY. And BBQ sauce does not go with Salmon.

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SC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Children's menu is excellent. Varied and healthy options. My daughter had chicken and rice soup and a grilled chicken breast, roast potatoes and green beans- they were glad to swap out the broccoli. But they really, really need a lunch menu with sandwiches and the like unless you want a heavy and expensive lunch. Best option is to go with... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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149 reviews 149 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We did the package with the Fantasmic seating. The meal included appetizer, entree, and dessert. This was a very good meal, especially for Disney. Service was good. A little on the slower side. The seating with this package couldn't be any better. If you are looking for a good adult meal and reserved seating for Fantasmic, this is your place.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We always make reservations at the Brown derby when ever we plan to be at Hollywood Studios. The cob salad is awesome, the mixed drinks yummy... all the dishes I have tired I have been very happy with.

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Naples, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This restaurant is a throwback...maybe the 1930's or 40's or 50's with quite a remarkable atmosphere. You go through the door from a Disney World theme park, and you are in another world. It a stunning feeling with terrific attention to detail. The food is first rate at a very manageable price. Perhaps, though, the highlight is the service. From... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If your budget is limited to one good meal or not,this is the place to reserve. Classy service and great value for the money($57) if you combine it with Fantasmic seat reservations. Most dining venues are noisy. Not here. I had filet mignon and my wife had rack of lamb. Outstanding!

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Baton Rouge, LA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate at the Brown Derby on our trip to Disney in March. We booked the Fantasmic package for dinner and the show. The food was really great. Great crab legs and steak! The dessert sampler dish was perfect! We then had reserve seating for Fantasmic front and center. Well worth it!

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Cornwall, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Although a fine dining restaurant there are elements there and some missing. Appetizers, $9 -$16 presentation excellent, tasty, cooked perfectly and well presented Entrées, $30 - $43 again presentation excellent , tasty, cooked perfectly and well presented Service, are waiter was a 20 year employee, we were not rushed and did not get that feeling either the dinner was relaxed.... More

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