Disney’s Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is known for making guests feel like they stepped back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood – Disney style.  If you’d like to keep this feeling right on through lunch or dinner visit the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant located on Hollywood Boulevard.  The restaurant is an authentic replica of the famed restaurant located in Los Angeles and is officially licensed by the chain.  You will truly feel transported back in time.

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 The feel here is total Hollywood.  This is a place where you might have seen movie executives meeting over lunch or starlets and their managers eating dinner.  The décor is identical to the original Brown Derby restaurant.  From the mission style iron and woodwork to dark leathers all the way down to the caricatures of movie stars on the wall; this restaurant exudes 1930’s Hollywood.  Fun fact:  the black and white caricatures are reprints while the gold framed ones are originals!

 And then there’s the food!  This would not be a Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant without the original Cobb Salad.  This is where the famed chopped salad got its start and it’s as popular as ever.  It can be ordered as an appetizer or entrée with the entrée size mixed tableside.

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 While the restaurant is known for its salad it also offers up a wonderful oyster and brie soup, crab spring rolls, prawn and other unique appetizers.  Entrees include filet of beef, duck, salmon, pork chops, bison as well as vegetarian offerings.  For dessert treat yourself to another Brown Derby original, the Grapefruit Cake.  This is heaven on a plate – grapefruit sponge cake and cream cheese frosting.  Of course if you aren’t a fan of grapefruit there are other to die for desserts including fruit cobbler, crème brulee and chocolate mousse.

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 The Hollywood Brown Derby is included on the Disney Dining Plan as a Signature Restaurant (requires 2 table service credits).  It is also offered as part of the Fantasmic! Dinner Package where guests pay a set price that includes dinner and reserved seating at that evening’s Fantasmic! show.  The restaurant also participates in the Dine with an Imagineer program which includes a special dinner with an imagineer.

My name is Susan Heidenrich and I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation.  I am a Disney Destination Specialist with Travel with the Magic and my services are complementary.  Please email me at SusanH@travelwiththemagic.com.  You can also follow me on facebook!