The Best Value Table Service Meals at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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A great way to take a break in the Disney Parks and recharge is enjoying a table service meal at one of the excellent restaurants. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to its fair share of wonderful choices that offer up cuisine including classic American, Italian, and more, each with unique themes.

50s Prime Time Cafe

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The only issue with table service restaurants is that they can add up quickly, making a meal very expensive for Guests. Instead of avoiding table service meals because of their costs, Guests can opt to enjoy less expensive menu items that offer great value for the price. This allows them to still enjoy the ambiance and theming of table service restaurants without breaking the bank.

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The table service restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios all feature some delicious menus that Guests are sure to enjoy, each with items that are as delicious as they are reasonably priced. Let’s check out some of the best value table service meals to enjoy while spending a day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Our Famous Cobb Salad – The Hollywood Brown Derby

Right at the end of Hollywood Boulevard is The Hollywood Brown Derby, which is modeled after the original in Hollywood and invites Guests to dine on contemporary American cuisine in an upscale setting. The restaurant is open each day for lunch and dinner, and Guests can dine amongst art deco details and caricatures of celebrities on the walls.

The best item for value on both the lunch and dinner menu is Our Famous Cobb Salad which is a nod to the salad being created for the first time at the original restaurant in Hollywood. The Hollywood Brown Derby’s version features spit-roasted turkey, bacon, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and classic dressing with the option for Guests to add chicken or shrimp for an additional fee.

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Caesar Salad with Chicken – 50’s Prime Time Cafe

A completely immersive experience can be enjoyed at the 50’s Prime Time Café, a table service restaurant in the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant brings Guests back in time to the 1950s and welcomes them into a family’s home where they can dine on retro classics like meatloaf, all prepared using family recipes.

Guests who are looking to get the best value for their money at the 50’s Prime Time Café can order the Caesar Salad with Chicken which tops fresh romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing, grated Parmesan cheese, and crunchy garlic croutons. Guests can never go wrong with a classic Caesar salad, and this entrée does it just right!

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Buffalo Chicken Salad – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Also found in the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, where Guests can sit inside classic cars and watch classic sci-fi clips from the 1950s. The menu features American classics for lunch and dinner, and Guests will truly feel transported in time as they find themselves at the drive-in at nighttime, complete with twinkling stars and a concession stand in the back!

There are plenty of delicious menu options at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, including one that offers great value for money for both lunch and dinner. The Buffalo Chicken Salad tops mixed greens with fried chicken strips coated with buffalo sauce, bacon, tomato, red onion, cucumber shredded cheddar, fried tortilla strips, and cilantro-ranch dressing for a filling, yet light, meal that has bold and spicy flavors.

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Toasted Open-faced Salmon Bagel or Garlic, and Cracked Pepper Sliced Beef Tenderloin, & Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberries – Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a table service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that offers up American cuisine for a set price for adults and children. Guests can also enjoy character interactions throughout each meal period, making any meal at Hollywood & Vine memorable.

The best option to get the most value out of the breakfast menu at Hollywood & Vine is the Toasted Open-faced Salmon Bagel which tops a toasted bagel with hand-sliced house-cured salmon, cream cheese, shaved red onions, sliced tomatoes, and capers. The filling bagel and delicious salmon are the perfect combinations to begin any morning in the Disney Park.

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The lunch and dinner menus at Hollywood & Vine are identical, and Guests are able to choose one entrée and one dessert for the set price. The best value entrée is the Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Sliced Beef Tenderloin which features a decent portion of steak served with sour cream and chive whipped potatoes, sautéed green beans, and herb relish. The best dessert choice is then the Lemon Cake with Fresh Strawberries featuring a lemon bunt cake, strawberries, fresh whipped cream, and mint for a sweet end to any meal.

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Polenta Cake, Mushroom, and Herb Cauliflower or Mama’s Italian Pasta – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

The final table service restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the quirky and inviting Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano which is open each day for lunch and dinner. Guests who dine at the restaurant can enjoy the warm interior with exposed brick and lots of Hollywood memorabilia, which pairs perfectly with a menu of classic Italian options fused with Californian flavors.

Guests who are looking to get the best value out of their meals have two great options from the lunch and dinner menus at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. The Polenta Cake, Mushroom, and Herb Cauliflower is a plant-based option that layers polenta with sautéed mushroom, spinach, and red peppers and tops it with a cashew-cheese sauce for a creamy element.

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The other great value on the menu at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is Mama’s Italian Pasta which begins with a base of freshly cooked spaghetti that is warm and filling. The dish is then topped with roasted garlic, tomato, and fresh basil and served with a crunchy side of asiago-herb crostini which is perfect for dipping into the sauce!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.