View Full Version : Favorite Hollywood Studios Restaurant

06-24-2009, 11:31 AM
I am a few days away from booking my ADR for Hollywood Studios and wanted to get an idea of what people would recommend. We at first thought of doing a Fantasmic package but I have heard mixed reviews on those restaurants. I was wondering whether it is worth it to do that or whether the other restaurants that are more unique like 50s prime time and sci fi diner are better because of their interesting atmosphere. Given the time of year I wasn't sure whether Fantasmic would be booked, especially with Halloween also going on the same night at MK so any thoughts on a place to eat at Hollywood Studios?

06-24-2009, 11:42 AM
Sci Fi and 50's Prime Time, they are both awesome!

06-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Prime Time and Sci- Fi are a blast but if you are planning on doing the Fantasmic package (highly reccomend if you plan to see the show) then you are stuck with those restaurants instead. Of course if youa re there all day you can do both! :cool1:

06-24-2009, 12:20 PM
It really depends on what you're looking for because comparing Brown Derby to something like 50s Prime Time is really hard.

We found our dinner at Brown Derby last year to be good but overpriced.

We have had dinner three times at Mama Melrose and liked it each time. We're trying lunch there in August.

We have had dinner and lunch at 50s Prime Time. Dinner was better, but both were fun.

06-24-2009, 12:35 PM
Mama Melrose

06-24-2009, 12:40 PM
two words-cherry coke

06-24-2009, 12:59 PM
I love Sci Fi for lunch...and Brown Derby for dinner.

06-24-2009, 12:59 PM
I would head to the Boardwalk or over to EPCOT

06-24-2009, 01:00 PM
definatly prime time for my family. we had a blast there in april and will make sure it's on our list from now on.

Princess Brittany
06-24-2009, 01:03 PM
Prime Time!! We ate there on our last trip this month and loved it. The portions are huge and the desserts are so delicous!! Also, try the PB&J shake it is to die for!!

06-24-2009, 01:07 PM
Prime Time is great been here many of times . Good food and fun :thumbsup2 must do every trip :thumbsup2
Si-Fi been here many of times but won't go back for dinner any more. The food is horrible ever since they changed there menu. In my opinion & my entire family. And this was always a must do.

06-24-2009, 01:12 PM
For Atmosphere: 50's Primetime
For Food: Brown Derby or Mama Melrose

But to be honest, we loved all 3 of these!

06-24-2009, 01:36 PM
I would say Sci-Fi....I will try Mama Melrose with Fantasmic package in July:goodvibes

06-24-2009, 03:29 PM
The Fantasmic package is not worth it. The seats are in the far right side of the seating and now you don't have a seperate entrance, you enter with everyone else and they only hold the seats till 30 minutes b4 show time, so if you don't get there, you don't have a seat since they are then open to everyone.

Sci-Fi for lunch, burgers, onion rings and shakes are our favorite and the atmosphere is second to none at Disney. This is a must for our family every trip.

50's prime time used to be a must, but no one in my family has wanted to go back our past 2 trips. It's cute but only if you get a good waitress that plays the part. We had a BAD experience the last time we went (but that can happen anywhere) and the past 2 times we went, our waitress was not in the mood to play, just blah.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
06-24-2009, 04:27 PM
50's Prime Time Cafe because of their food and amazing atmopshere.

06-24-2009, 04:43 PM
I love 50's PTC - one of my favorites. I really enjoy the 50's theming of the restaurant and the food is pretty good - I always get the pot roast. :thumbsup2 Although there is no gaurantee, we've had pretty good luck getting servers who "play their roles" fairly well.

06-24-2009, 05:23 PM
I'm voting for the Derb!
We love the Brown Derby...can't miss place for us...We love the Cobb Salad, the atmosphere, the pork tenderloin, the ahi tuna, the raspberry martini..... We just love it!:lovestruc

06-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Another PTC fan here. In fact, next trip I hope to eat there twice, once for the pot roast, best meal at Disney, and once for the fried chicken. The Colonel would kill for that recipe.

06-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Our traditional favorite has always been Mama Melrose. But we just tried Sci Fi for the first time and loved it. It's gonna be a close competition if we only have one DHS day next trip and have to decide one only one.

We are in the minority and didn't care for Prime Time.

Have never tried the other restaurants at DHS.

06-24-2009, 10:09 PM
To me, the best restaraunt is the Brown Derby but it is also by far the most expensive.

Sci-Fi would be my second choice, mostly for the atmosphere

06-24-2009, 10:59 PM
If you must eat at DHS(which if possible don't) the Brown Derby is good but way overpriced and not worth 2ts. 50's PTD is fun, but in my opinion ok food. Sci-Fi also fun, but ok. As for CS, nothing there is worth eating IMHO. I would not even step foot into the ABC Commissary; That place was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever encountered anywhere.

The better options are, to head over to Epcot or the Boardwalk area. Another pleasant surprise is the Captains Grille at the YC; this may not be a fancy restaurant, or have an elaborate theme, but the food was very good and it's a 1ts on the dining plan. Unless your looking for a fun enviroment that would be a great option.

06-25-2009, 07:59 AM
As of my last trip, I have now eaten at all of the TS places at DHS. In order, I would rank them as such.....
Sci Fi
Brown Derby
Hollywood and Vine
Mama Melrose (the worst I have ever eaten in WDW or ANYWHERE!! My neices, who have only been to WDW once 4 years ago, still talk about that Mama place with the TERRIBLE food!!)

I would recommend Sci Fi as the best for DECENT food (stick to burgers, onion rings, drinks, shakes, BLT soup!) and fun atmosphere. 50's was okay but I don't like the interaction with guests so much...yes, there are people who don't care for this type of interaction, which is why I have never been to WCC!!

I really loved Brown Derby but it has been several years since I have been there...but for what you get, it is overpriced.

06-25-2009, 10:15 AM
Thanks everyone for your help. I think we will definitely book Sci-Fi for a late lunch/early dinner. The burgers and onion rings look fabulous. We will probably just take our chances to get into Fantasmic. None of the restaurants have gotten rave reviews so we might as well stick to something unique.

06-25-2009, 11:07 AM
I eat outside of the Studios whenever possible. Bad meals at H&V, Mama Melrose and Sci-Fi have all upset my stomach for the last time.

06-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Prime Time Cafe, the Pot Roast is delicious :thumbsup2