Looking for some of the best places to dine on your Walt Disney World vacation? We have you covered with a rundown of some of the most delicious buffets, best breakfasts, most underrated restaurants, and yummy quick service spots on the Disney property. We’ve talked about underrated restaurant options at EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and we’ve even chatted about a hidden eatery at Magic Kingdom Park. Today we are exploring a Hollywood Studios table service restaurant that we believe is highly underrated. Kick off your Park day with a hearty breakfast at this Disney Restaurant!
The vintage Americana vibes from Hollywood Studios Park are unmatched. Taking Guests back to the golden days of Hollywood, you’ll see vintage touches in the attractions, shops, restaurants, and more in the front of the Park. After entering the Park, head toward Echo Lake to check in at the most underrated Hollywood Studios restaurant – Hollywood & Vine!
This breakfast buffet is a character dining experience serving American breakfast food, buffet style! If you have a little one that’s a fan of Disney Junior characters, this is sure to be a fun dining experience you will not want to miss. As you might imagine, table-service dining experiences like this are in high demand, so seats need to be reserved before your vacation. Hop on the Disney World website or contact a certified Disney travel planner to secure an advance dining reservation for Hollywood and Vine.
Breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Hollywood & Vine and features Disney Junior characters like Vampirina and Doc McStuffins meeting Guests. Character breakfasts are an excellent idea for character dining newbies because dining costs are lower for breakfast. Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine is all-you-care-to- to enjoy and comes in at $42 per adult and $27 per child.
If you are searching for ways to enjoy incredible Disney dining experiences still but maintain your budget, breakfast table service spots are the way to go. Later in the day, you can enjoy yummy and cheaper quick-service meals at Ronto Roasters or Woody’s Lunchbox in Toy Story Land.
The buffet always has some fun and delicious surprises, but you can expect to enjoy foods like pastries, Mickey Waffles, breakfast potatoes, bacon, and sausage on the buffet. A yummy plant-based frittata with tomato jam is a another option you will not want to miss. Eggs Benedict, oatmeal, savory salmon, bagel casserole, and an omelet station are all popular with Guests.
My favorite hearty menu item here is the chicken and waffles, but a close second is the decadent Bananas Fosters French Toast and the seasonal bread pudding. The sticky buns and yogurt are also must-try on this menu! Now, do you see why I believe this underrated restaurant is one of the best places for breakfast in a Disney Park?
Character dining is a great way to enjoy a crucial part of a Disney vacation; character meets without taking the time out of your Disney Park day to stand in line to meet favorite characters. You can optimize your Park day with Disney character dining and enjoy a great meal between visits with characters at your table. Don’t forget to have your camera and autograph book accessible and ready!
If visiting Hollywood & Vine later in the day is a better fit for your family, you have options. If you visit later in the day, you will have the head lady herself as your hostess. You will dine with Minnie Mouse at Hollywood & Vine for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served each day from 11:30 a.m- 3:55 p.m. Dinner is served daily 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lunch and dinner both ring in at a higher price than the breakfast menu. An adult plate costs $59 per person, and a child’s plate is $38.
You can meet characters like Minnie Mouse, Mickey, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, and Goofy, depending on the character rotation on that day. Each of these Disney pals is dressed to the nines in their Hollywood-inspired best!
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If you are wondering what the lunch and dinner menu has in store we got you covered. To start your meal, you’ll dine on assorted breads, salads, and peel-n-eat shrimp. The main course is the seared salmon with a beurre blanc or the oven-roasted herbed chicken. Sides of caramelized brussel sprouts, and the delicous sour cream and chive-whipped potatoes make for the perfect accompaniment.
My menu favorite is a two-way tie between the herb-crusted tenderloin steak with horseradish cream and the macaroni & cheese with shrimp and bacon. The roasted pork with spicy mustard sauce is so flavorful, so do not skip a serving. Hollywood & Vine also has plant-based lunch and dinner options like yummy roasted mushroom farro risotto and crispy tofu with an Asian Glaze.
Hollywood Studios does not have a reputation for bottomless dining. Guests tend to think of spots like Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park, or even Trail’s End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. But this underrated Walt Disney World dining spot near Echo Lake is a cannot miss if you have toddlers or small children traveling in your group!