Underrated Restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose

While planning a trip to Disney World you must plan your dining as well. Parks like Disney’s Hollywood Studios have incredible dining opportunities for both quick-service and sit-down restaurants. Guests might be familiar with some of the more popular restaurants like Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo or Roundup Rodeo BBQ, but there are several other dining opportunities as well that don’t get mentioned enough. If you have an upcoming visit to Hollywood Studios and wish to explore food options beyond the popular favorites then check out these underrated restaurants.

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Step back in time with 50’s Prime Time Cafe, a vintage restaurant located near Echo Lake at Hollywood Studios. Guests will step inside Mama’s kitchen and watch old television shows while they wait for their homecooked meal. Guests can enjoy classic favorites like meatloaf, pot roast, fried chicken, and more. Some of dad’s favorites are served for dessert like chocolate-peanut butter layered cake, and Hummingbird Bundt Cake. Fun specialty drinks like the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake are to be enjoyed here as well. 50’s Prime Time Cafe is a truly underrated hidden gem of a restaurant where the servers love to play along.

50's Prime time
50’s Prime Time. Photo: Disney

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

One of the best underrated restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. This restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy, hole-in-the-wall style restaurant. Guests will feel comfy as they dine in this quaint restaurant made to feel like a family-owned joint. Entrees available here are the Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Rigatoni Bolognese, and so much more. Tiramisu and cannoli are served for dessert, as well as some more unique offerings like the Goat Cheese Mousse Tart. Overall, Mama Melrose deserves more recognition as a great Italian restaurant at Disney.

Mama Melrose
Mama Melrose’s Dining Room. Photo: Disney

Baseline Tap House

Looking for something quick and simple? Baseline Tap House is a little quick-service lounge that not many guests know exists. Located in Grand Avenue, this pub is reminiscent of a modern Los Angeles lounge bar. Guests can either dine inside or outside on the charming and scenic patio.  Baseline Tap House serves Bavarian pretzels, spiced almonds, and California Cheese and Charcuterie Plates that are filled with several varieties of cheeses, meats, and toasted baguettes. Specialty non-alcoholic drinks include the Wild Strawberry Lemonade, and the Barrilitos Strawberry Hibiscus Soda. Dozens of craft beers and ciders are on tap as well as wine and cocktails. Guests can have fun ordering a flight and customizing their options.

Baseline Tap House
Plates at Baseline Tap House. Photo: Disney

ABC Commissary

In need of a quick-service restaurant that is indoors and air-conditioned? ABC Commissary is typically overlooked, but its large and spacious dining hall and great menu are reasons to check it out. ABC Commissary is a studio-inspired commissary that serves more unique options for lunch and dinner than other quick-service restaurants in the park. Guests can enjoy shrimp tacos, carnitas tacos, buffalo chicken grilled cheese, and Mediterranean salads. A stunning mint chocolate chip cheesecake is available for dessert. ABC Commissary is great for a break from the heat and a great meal for everyone.

ABC Commissary
ABC Commissary. Photo: Disney

Where do you eat when you go to Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

Got Something On Your Mind?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.