Finding dinner at Hollywood Studios can be surprisingly tricky! On a recent day at the park we were trying to have an early dinner at ABC Commissary. While I normally wouldn’t even recommend this restaurant at all, they recently changed the menu and now have some really great options! (Check out the new menu here – and if you go I highly recommend the Farrow Salad, the Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese!)
The park was scheduled to close at 7 that evening. ABC Commissary was already closed at 4:30, while PizzeRizzo, Backlot Express, and Woody’s Lunchbox all closed at 5. The only quick service locations open were Docking Bay 7 and Rosie’s All American Cafe which were both open until 7 when the park closed.
Rosie’s All American on Sunset Blvd, near Tower of Terror and Rock – n – Roller Coaster, serves your basic theme park food like chicken nuggets and hamburgers. Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is not very popular with its sort of “out there” menu and can sometimes be overlooked. It happens to be one of our favorite places – Hellooooo pot roast! – but it just wasn’t what we were looking for that night.
So, what should you do if you’re looking for dinner at Hollywood Studios?
Try to get a dining reservation at Hollywood and Vine (for Joy’s thoughts about that be sure to listen to Episode 33!), 50’s Prime Time, or go for a signature dinner at Hollywood Brown Derby. If you can’t get a dining reservation, and the quick service options just aren’t doing it for your family, you’ll have to leave the park and either go to a resort (remember you can use Disney transportation to get to any Disney resort!) or head over to Disney Springs.
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