Let’s continue in our date night series with Hollywood Studios! In my mind, this is the more “adult” of the 4 Disney World theme parks. There is a lot to taste, see, and do, especially for date night! So, let’s talk about Hollywood Studios date night ideas in Disney World! Today’s post will discuss the dining options, but be sure to check back on Thursday for Part 2!
There are 3 table service locations I recommend for a Hollywood Studios date night in Disney World! They are:
The Hollywood Brown Derby
The Hollywood Brown Derby is the fine dining option of these 3 table service locations. This restaurant highlights the Golden Age of Hollywood and is a replica of the famous Brown Derby, a Tinseltown landmark. It serves-up modern American cuisine with favorites including pork chops, cioppinno, and that famous Cobb salad. The grapefruit cake is a must-try for the end of meal treat! They also serve specialty cocktails and wine flights.
50’s Prime Time Cafe
The next 2 selections add a touch of whimsy to any date night in Hollywood Studios. If you are craving classic American comfort food, then look no further because 50’s Prime Time Cafe is your place! The entire restaurant is outfitted in 50’s decor complete with blank-and-white classics playing on table side TV’s! Your server, I mean “cousin”, is even in on the action. My husband and I start off with their amazing beer-battered onion rings. For entrees, I’m always a sucker for Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie and my husband’s go-to dish is A Sampling of Mom’s Favorites. The peanut butter and jelly milkshake is delightful and they have a nice adult drink menu.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Continuing with the 50’s theme, is Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater which is a replica of a drive-in movie theater! Yes, most of the tables are actually dine-in cars and face a large movie screen. Enjoy thrilling sci-fi movies while enjoying your meal! This is a very unique dining experience that is just a lot of fun. They have a nice burger selection and cosmic concoctions!
If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at Hollywood Studios, then I recommend 2 quick service locations that will surely make for great date night dining options!
We were pleasantly surprised eating at the ABC Commissary during our last trip! This location used to serve what I consider quintessential “theme park food” (chicken nuggets and fries, for instance). However, the menu was recently revamped and boy was it delish!! I LOVED my Mediterranean chicken salad. A bonus to ABC Commissary is that it now takes dinner reservations even though it is a fast-casual location. This will give you and your significant other priority entry!
Woody’s Lunchbox is Toy Story Land’s quick service location in the Hollywood Studios park! I love the theming here because the restaurant is built from one of Andy’s actual lunchboxes and always brings back memories of the lunchboxes I used to bring to school. With that added touch of nostalgia, I can never resist the grilled three-cheese sandwich with tomato-basil soup. Woody’s Lunchbox is sure to add a touch of childhood magic to any date night π
Pro Tip: When placing your order or waiting to pick up your food, look up! Disney Imagineers put amazing detail into the underside of the lunchbox lid.
There are great lounges in Hollywood Studios where you and your date can sit back, relax, and just enjoy each other’s company! My 2 favorites are:
BaseLine Tap House
Located on the corner of Grand Avenue is BaseLine Tap House. The location is themed after a mom-and-pop printing shop. Be sure to look around at the decor inside because you are bound to find some treasures! They serve up small bites and specialize in Californian libations. I never pass-up a Bavarian soft pretzel with beer-cheese dip and spicy mustard! That is just the perfect snack to accompany any drink. They have ciders, wines, and even cocktails (woah!!) on tap. If you can’t decide on 1 beer, then opt for the flight and try a bunch!
The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
Located adjacent to the Hollywood Brown Derby fine dining restaurant is the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge! Some of the popular menu items of the restaurant are available at the lounge (think that Cobb salad!). Compared to BaseLine Tap House, this lounge has more food options such as sliders, arepas, and a list of desserts. The specialty cocktails list is impressive and they have a wide variety of wines, ports, and beers. Sign me up for that martini flight anytime π
Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums
I can never, ever pass up a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. Thus, I have to mention Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums because it is, in my humble opinion, the best chocolate chip cookie at Disney World! As a matter of fact, this item was so popular in Pixar Pier at the Disneyland Parks that they brought it over to Hollywood Studios. This is sure to add the perfect touch of sweetness to the end of your date night meal. So, stop by Pixar Place and look for the Neighborhood Bakery to get your very own!
Pro tip: This cookie is definitely shareable with your date! My husband and I split 1 without a problem!
I hope I’ve given you some great dining options for your special Hollywood Studios date night in Disney World! We will continue with the date night ideas in Thursday’s post π
Until then, cheers!!