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Old 10-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Smile Dinner suggestions near Hollywood Studios

Hello! Last year for our May 2012 trip we ate dinner at Mama Melrose in the Studios. We were very happy there, but we are trying all new restaurants this year. We have already decided to book 50s Primetime, but we still need one more. I don't feel like there are a lot of great choices in the Studios....Sci Fi comes with mixed reviews....if we have to, we can do Mama Melrose again. Has anyone else had a great dining experience in or around the Studios? Thanks all!
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Hello! Last year for our May 2012 trip we ate dinner at Mama Melrose in the Studios. We were very happy there, but we are trying all new restaurants this year. We have already decided to book 50s Primetime, but we still need one more. I don't feel like there are a lot of great choices in the Studios....Sci Fi comes with mixed reviews....if we have to, we can do Mama Melrose again. Has anyone else had a great dining experience in or around the Studios? Thanks all!
If you already have 50's, just curious why you would need one more since youre aware that the options at HS suck to begin with? LOL!

I would hop next door to epcot and eat there. soooo many better choices. Via Napoli is my favourite. Followed by Tutto Italia, then Chefs de France. Really great food at those places.

Teppan Edo and Biergarten are also good.

FWIW, we always liked the food at scifi.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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If you already have 50's, just curious why you would need one more since youre aware that the options at HS suck to begin with? LOL!

I would hop next door to epcot and eat there. soooo many better choices. Via Napoli is my favourite. Followed by Tutto Italia, then Chefs de France. Really great food at those places.

Teppan Edo and Biergarten are also good.

FWIW, we always liked the food at scifi.
Agreed.

Sci Fi is fine if you have never been. The atmosphere is so cool and our burgers and shakes were very yummy. Not sure how great it would be for a large group since the seating in the cars is a bit awkward. It was perfect for 2!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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There are a couple of reasons to look for two TS in DHS.

Maybe the OP has Primetime for lunch and looking for something for dinner and doesn't have hoppers so epcot isn't an option. Or maybe they just don't want to use the time to leave the park.

I agree though, options in this case are limited, but I believe Brown Derby gets good reviews, while Hollywood & Vine, not so much. I have never been to either, so I can't personally comment.
Other options outside of the park but not in epcot include the boardwalk and boardwalk resort area. Lots of restaurants there to choose from and just a boat ride away. We enjoyed Kouzzina there.

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You might want to consider the Captain's Grill at the Yacht Club - no theming- just goooooooooooood food.
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I can't say we've been happy with meals at any of the restaurants at DHS in the past year or two, especially Brown Derby. Our strategy now in most of the parks is to just snack and have meals elsewhere whenever possible. Agreed that Epcot has better dining choices of all the parks and it's only a boat ride away. Even better are the resorts in between, especially Swan and Dolphin. When dining outside DHS isn't a practical option, we keep it as simple as possible. It's not that you can't have a decent meal in the parks, but it's more hit and miss than it used to be.
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I would say that a lot of restraints are good at Hollywood studios I like sci-fi done and Hollywood brown derby another one is Hollywood and vine
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You might want to consider the Captain's Grill at the Yacht Club - no theming- just goooooooooooood food.
Agree with this. We're going in Feb and chose not to eat at DHS but to head over to captain's grille.
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