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“Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Brown Derby

Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
407 939-3463
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Ranked #392 of 3,166 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food was excellent and the waitstaff great! I got the cioppino and it was TINY! My husband got the lambshank and it was full of meat and delicious. Good thing we got the soup du jour - lentil and sausage - it was yum! Desserts at all the disney restaurants have been terrific (except a sugar-free sorbet) and we probably put on a couple of pounds! The meal plan includes entree, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. Appetizers are extra $$. RED ALERT: Tips are NOT included in disney's sit down restaurants and could run you an extra $18-$20. They suggest 18-20% on the bottom of the check. We always gave the 20% as that seems the norm now and the waitstaff are wonderful.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I loved this restaurant. We went with a big group and the waiter was very attentive, he didn't get one order mixed up or wrong, and we had a lot of food allergies to deal with. I was impressed by the food served. The Cobb salad (their classic) was delicious, although it was enormous. Around the table, we got a variety of the meats and all tasted amazing. Definitely make it a point to come here. And if you have kiddos, ask Goofy to call them!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

This was our third visit to this restaurant. It is expensive but every meal has been delicious. In the past, we have planned ahead and done the meal with Fantasmic seating. We went to Orlando at the last minute and were unable to book that although we were able to get a reservation. We both ordered the filet of beef. Everything was delicious. There was some confusion over our reservation and we waited for quite awhile. The staff were apologetic and we were offered a free appetizer. The rest of the service was excellent.

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Baltimore, MD
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6 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you love old Hollywood, then the Brown Derby is for you. It fits in well in a beautiful building, both inside and out. The service is terrific as well. The food is the only part that lowered our rating since we both felt that our meal was a little underwhelming. My wife's noodle dish was a overcooked, and while she didn't complain, we both agreed it could have been better.

Visited February 2013
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Houma, Louisiana
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“Hubby tried to lick the plate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This is one of our favorite stops during a day at Hollywood Studios. It's not cheap, but oh goodness, you get what you pay for! Book early tho!
My hubby had the filet of beef. I BARELY got a sliver of a bite. He loved it! I had the shrimp appetizer over grits and the Cobb salad appetizer! Shrimp was flavorful and down-right yummy! The Cobb salad was amazing. Each ingredient was chopped into fine pieces. Mixing it together gave me a bite of all the flavors! Our son had the blue crab appe and the banana and white chocolate. He didn't share either if that tells you how good it was! Oh and the margarita flight......DO IT!
The atmosphere is amazing. Like being back in time in the height of star-studded Hollywood! I dare you to try it one and not go back!

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