Out of This World Dining at Disney’s Planet Hollywood

If you are looking to (movie) star gaze and enjoy a great meal, you should visit Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs Town Center. That’s right, Walt Disney World is home to the restaurant chain that has famous spots on the Las Vegas Strip, in New York City, and even a Hollywood restaurant location. This fun place to shop and eat is absolutely worth a visit if you want to enjoy a table-service dining experience. 

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This movie-memorabilia-themed spot has snapshots and movie artifacts from show-stopping films you know and love. Let’s throw it back to 1994 when Disney Springs Town Center was still known as Pleasure Island and Planet Hollywood shop and restaurant burst onto the scene. This hot spot opened on December 10, 1994, and was loved by many Walt Disney World Resort fans as one of the best restaurants at what was then known as Disney Village Marketplace. Fast forward to 2017, and the spot celebrated a reopening following a major renovation, a name change, and a pretty amazing celebrity partnership with none other than Chef Guy Fieri.

This is a Disney Springs hot spot, so you will want to snag an advanced dining reservation for this restaurant. We think you’ll love the out-of-this-world dining at Planet Hollywood. Let’s explore the menu!

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Chef Guy Fieri is, of course, known as the burger guru so you can expect some hearty, unique, juicy, and delicious menu items at Planet Hollywood Observatory. The menu is divided into appetizers, salads, pasta, Guy Big Bite Burgers, Guy Signature Sandwiches, Grille Specialties, Sides, Desserts, and Drinks. 

Planet Hollywood Restaurant truly is a spot that I would visit just to nosh on appetizers, the offerings are that good. Cheese fans need to try the Five Cheese Dip ($14.99) made from a smooth combo of Swiss, mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan & Asiago cheeses with spinach & artichoke hearts. This rich, melty goodness is served with corn tortilla chips & grilled pita bread and is too delicious to skip! 

Old-school fans of this spot are likely wondering if an old favorite is still on the menu – good news… It is! The World Famous Chicken Crunch ($15.99), once known as Captain Crunch Chicken, is still on the appetizer menu in all its juicy and crunchy goodness. This dish is made from chicken tenders hand-breaded with a sweet, crunchy coating and served with a signature Creole mustard sauce. This signature menu item is one of my all-time favorites. 

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If you are looking for salads, there are several delicious and fresh options like the Chicken Caesar, Steakhouse, Hollywood Bowl, or the Spinach & Berries, which is served with a smooth balsamic vinaigrette. As a beef lover, my choice is the Steakhouse Salad ($21.99) which is made from a house mix, sliced bistro steak, avocado, fresh Roma tomato, cucumber, bleu cheese crumbles, Parmesan, crispy onion straws & creamy Caesar dressing. 

If you are craving pasta – no problem! True, Planet Hollywood Restaurant is not known for pasta, and it isn’t the pasta hot spot at Disney Springs (try Maria & Enzo’s), but you do have options. The L.A. Lasagna, Shrimp Florentine, and the Penne, Chicken & Broccoli are all great choices and come in at around $20 each. 

The Burger menu has delicious options, but my favorite is the Bacon Mac-n-Cheese Burger ($20.99). I’m not the only fan of this burger, it actually won an award at the NYC Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash! This masterpiece consists of Guy’s smash-grilled burger, Applewood smoked bacon, six cheese mac-n-cheese, cheddar, LTOP (psst that stands for lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles), crispy onion straws & donkey sauce. Served with a side of fries, this is the ultimate burger. 

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The Prime-Time American Kobe ($19.99) is another delicious option made with flavorful American-style Kobe beef, smoked gouda, cheddar, pickles, caramelized onion jam, crispy onion straws & donkey sauce on a brioche bun.

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When it comes to Signature Sandwiches, you are in for a big treat. Each option is great, but the Turkey Pic-A-Nic is a unique and yummy sandwich. This creation is made from house-roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish (making my Thanksgiving dreams come true!), Swiss Cheese, BBQ kettle chips, LTOP, and donkey sauce on a pretzel bun. YUM! Other options are the Bird is the Word fried chicken sandwich or the Championship Pulled Pork Sandwich if you are craving barbeque. 

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The items from the grill are large enough to share and so delicious that sharing will be tough. Juicy prime rib, sirloin cooked to perfection, and succulent ribs all grace this menu, in addition to a hidden gem – the Sesame Ginger Salmon. The soy-ginger glaze on this fresh salmon is a lighter but no less delicious entree that is served with house-made cilantro rice and green bean blend. Any of these entrees or sandwiches are perfectly paired with sides like a Loaded Baked Potato, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cilantro Rice, a side salad, or loaded fries. 

The desserts at this spot truly are Instagram-worthy. Options like the Banana Pudding Star Jar, Brownie Star Jar, or Strawberry Star Jar are fresh, fun takes on a trifle or parfait with fresh layered ingredients you will love. Other dessert menu options include the rich Brownie Sundae Martini or the OREO® Cookie Bash, a fun take on an Oreo pie. These desserts range from around $10.99 to $19.99 and are the perfect shareable end to a meal. 

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After you dine, head up to the Stargazers Lounge for relaxation and an after-dinner cocktail, or head to the shop at the bottom of the restaurant to purchase some awesome branded merchandise to remember your visit. We bet you’ll love chowing down while looking up at the movie memorabilia at Planet Hollywood!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.