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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 #418 of 3,102 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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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We dined here late one evening, and like all the facilities at the Disney resort, this one has excellent food. This was not our first time here, we had dined four times in the past during as many yearly visits to WDW. We had first dined here as part of a package to see a fantasmic show, but like the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went to the Brown Derby as part of the Fantasmic package so it was an early dinner for us (5:15!) but I'm so glad we did. Our party of 4 went for my 40th b-day dinner and it was well worth the 2 Disney Dining Plan credits per person. The service, ambiance, drinks, and food were outstanding. We got the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
97 helpful votes 97 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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