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“Bad Option Under the Dining Plan”

Hollywood Brown Derby
Ranked #197 of 3,931 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 18, 2011

This full service restaurant is located within the Disney Hollywood Studio theme park. As Disney restaurants go, it is definitely upper scale, but when all the diners are wearing shorts, tee shirts and baseball caps, it loses some of its ambiance. The food was quite good and the service was good as well, however this restaurant requires redemption of two dining credits under the Disney dining plan and it is quite simply not worth it.

In addition, this was the only restaurant at Disney that was not prepared to seat us at the time of our reservation. Despite reservations, we were seated 30 minutes late which put us at a major disadvantage in acquiring seats for the Fantasmic show.

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2  Thank santhony
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

Nice wine list and steaks were great .... Crab cake excellent

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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Had the price fixe fantasmic package, all the food was excellent...from presentation to taste! Cant wait to go again.

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2  Thank kturturro
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

The atmosphere is nice, but the food prices are very high. Considering most restaurants in Disney have highly salted or MSG added food, I would save your money for souvenirs instead of visiting this restaurant.

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Thank JamieMarieB
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

We have had the peasure to dine here on several occasions while visitng Disney's Hollywood Studios. Each and every time we have had nothing but the best experiences from the attentive wait staff and the consistently wonderful food.

The much sought after by many Cobb Salad is not one of my favorite dishes, however I know ithers rave about it. For me, its a texture thing. I think its too mushy and I prefer my salads with more crunch. With that being said, I much prefer the crab cakes as an appy. The potato crusted crab cakes are some of the best we have had while dining in Disney. We always make a point of ordering them and have never been disappointed.

The Pork and the steak have been favorites in our group as far as entrees go. My favorite hands down is the Grouper. No matter how it has been prepared, it is always a winner!

The banana white chocolate toffee tower and the grapefruit cake are the picks for us when selecting dessert. Both are unique and have always been the perfect way to end our meal at HBD.

Don't forget to engage in conversation with the servers. Sometimes they are the best kept secrets of the restaurant from helping you make the right selections for your family to sharing history of the restaurant and the stars that have dined there.

There is no question that this is by far the best dining option while at the Studios.

3  Thank Mickeymotto
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