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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 #416 of 3,099 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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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Came here because my husband and I got a Fantasmic Package (Dine here and have reserved sitting for Fantasmic show at night). The food turned out to be better than i expected. The soup was good, the entree was good, and the desert was superb!! I would say it is a must when dining in WDW!

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We've been to the Brown Derby quite a few times over the years. It used to be a go-to place for a nice meal in Hollywood Studios. I won't write it off completely, but it definitely has changed over the years. It used to have the same upscale feel that can be found at California Grille or Narcoosies. Our most... More

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Miami
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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here three times and it is my favorite restaurant in Disney, so far. Reservations are recommended and even with that, you may wait. It is a nice, dark respite from the hot humid weather outside and it is fun looking at the caricatures of the old Hollywood stars lining the walls. Both times previously I've gotten the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

What can I say? This was by far me and my wife our favourite meal of our hols. It's just a pity that it was our last night but we definitely saved the best to last! We had steak at La Celliers, which itself was really good just service was a little slow with it being so busy, so we... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been to the Brown Derby on other trips and were looking forward to it. Disappointed that the cobb salad which had been enough for two to share was less than half the size of previous trips; and the lump crab cakes became two little crab things in a pastry shell when formerly they were nice cakes. The main... More

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Perfect date night spot in Disney's Hollywood studios. When we first got there, the hostess knew we were locals and wanted a nice dinner and she told us "you are in for a treat" and sat us in the Bamboo room. It is a hidden room in the back of the restaurant with 5 tables in it and quiet as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yes, it’s all its hyped to be. Spectacular meal. Spectacular service. Well worth the price. We actually had a Fantasmic Package so ate around 4 in the afternoon; in retrospect, it wasn’t necessary because all seats are pretty good at Fantasmic so you don’t really get much out the priority seating. The restaurant was a lot quieter at this time... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am one of the few that had the privilege of eating at both original Hollywood Brown Derbies, so I can say with assurance that Disney got it right. The Ambiance and setting are perfect. What's nice is that this restaurant isn't always as booked solid as some of the Epcot eateries, so you can often just walk in. Get... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The blue crab rolls are delightful!! Their food is a chanhe from the monotony of everyday burgers and fries!! The service is exceptional and the value is fair. Good find!!

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nj
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Some people love this restaurant, however for my husband and I we were not impressed. It's very expensive and the quality of the food was average at best. My fish was just okay and my husbands vegetarian entree was bland and ridiculously overpriced. While the decor is nice and this could be a romantic dinner, the service was stuffy rather... More

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