Good Places to eat in DHS

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Irish_Mike, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Irish_Mike

    Irish_Mike Former DAK CP

    Nov 24, 2010
    We're going next August, and we are currently all planning resturants we want to eat at. Our problem, we can't find ANYTHING at Hollwood Studios.

    We've done Sci-Fi, it was alright. We've done 50's Prime Time the past couple times, and it is good, but they don't have a large menu and we would rather not eat there. Mama Melrose's hasn't had good reviews, so we've heard.

    We're thinking about doing Hollywood Studio's, taking the boat to BC for Cape May buffet, then going back to see Fantasmic.

    Any suggestions or reviews of Melrose are appreciated.
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  3. julluvsdisney

    julluvsdisney "A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're f

    May 12, 2009
    Love Love Love MM! Especially if you wanna see fantasmic because you can get the fantasmic package!
  4. bcrook

    bcrook DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2008
    First of all, I think taking the boat to Cape May is a fun idea. I enjoy that buffet, it isn't too crazy and the food is good.

    The Brown Derby is expensive and the menu isn't great for kids, but of all the restaurants in DHS it is my favorite. The children's menu is standard and the adult menu has very good options.

    There's always the Garden Grove Buffet at the Swan as an option too.

    I say take the boat.
  5. Conan the Librarian

    Conan the Librarian Been Visting the Mouse since 1972

    Apr 28, 2005
    Another couple of votes for MM (Mrs Conan likes it also).

    I am a 50's PT guy myself. I always end up laughing there.

    Beaches and Cream has good food if you can get in.

    OHH the Pizza Window on the Boardwalk is very nice. We always eat there at least once a trip. ESPN club has great hotwings.

    If you are going that far, you can also go into EPCOT.
  6. luvthemouse71

    luvthemouse71 Cries like a baby at Illuminations..

    Apr 16, 2006
    Hollywood Brown Derby was excellent. One of our favorites this September.
  7. crabbygal902

    crabbygal902 after a lapu lapu, I'm not so crabby anymore

    Feb 17, 2007
    IMHO I think that all that back and forth is a big hassle, but it depends on your outlook, doesn't it? A nice boat ride over to the BC could be lots of fun in the right situation.

    I have the Cape May seafood buffet booked for my upcoming trip and I am looking forward to it after reading many good things about it.

    However...don't believe everything you read. I was NOT (with a capital N) excited about Mama Melrose's when we booked it as part of a Fantasmic package. It was the "lesser of the evils"...but ended up being one of my top 5 restaurants in WDW.

    The food was very good, the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting, and the service was outstanding.

    Have I sold you yet?
  8. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

    Sep 17, 2010
    I second (third) Mama Melrose. I also endorse Brown Derby. Flying Fish is a possibility at the Boardwalk but probably not a good option for kids. Cape May ? Good place for breakfast but then again we're not too fond of buffets.
  9. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Jan 10, 2006
    Mama Melrose's is OK. Its a decent italian restaraunt. nothing more than that

    Thats a review from another author at Mouse Extra

    The Brown Derby is quite good but very expensive

    thats my Brown Derby review

    I might try Kouzzina's on the Boardwalk or if you like seafood there's the Flying Fish. There are some decent places in the Swan and Dolphin
  10. larryz

    larryz Now THERE's a good egg... DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 16, 2006
    Hollywood. Brown. Derby.

    And the fra diabolo at MM's is ok.
  11. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    It's my opinion that DHS has the worst dining venues of all the parks. It's really hard to find anything really good there.
  12. Kiwini

    Kiwini Mouseketeer

    Jul 4, 2009
    We have a 12:30 lunch at Mama Melrose and a 5:30 dinner at Brown Derby next week. We've never been to Mama Melrose, but I don't want to get too full for a good Brown Derby dinner 5 hours later.
  13. Zife

    Zife Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2010
    I've eaten at Mam Melrose twice now, and enjoyed it both times. Not sure why it gets such bad reviews...
  14. kaybird

    kaybird DIS Veteran

    Aug 27, 1999
    I agree with MM We have had consistantly good experiences here, and remains one of our favorite TS. We love the Cobb salad at Brown derby, and have always loved sci-fi for the ribs, pasta, and ruebens. I always think MK is the worst of the TS parks. :)
  15. MHSweb79

    MHSweb79 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2008
    I totally agree. We had a terrible meal at MM- cold food, very slow service (and the place was half empty!). None of us ever wants to go back.

    We try to plan our days now so that we don't get stuck eating at the Studios. With park hoppers it isn't that difficult.
  16. crabbygal902

    crabbygal902 after a lapu lapu, I'm not so crabby anymore

    Feb 17, 2007
    Oh, me too! I had the hardest time choosing a TS location at MK for our upcoming trip. We have been to LTT when it had characters and and we've been to CP. Both were fun and I'm glad we experienced them once, but I don't have a need to go back. The Plaza and Tony's just don't appeal to me, and my boys would declare a mutiny if we went to CRT! pirate:

    I'd much rather have to choose between Brown Derby and MM's.

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