PHOTOS: A Socially Distanced Lunch at the Newly-Reopened Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is officially reopen to the public, and we are making our way around the entire park to provide updates regarding all things health and safety. Our next stop is The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant off of Hollywood Boulevard. This eatery is typically one of our favorites, so our expectations were high.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens
hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens

Health and safety warnings can even be seen on trash cans in front of The Hollywood Brown Derby.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens
hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens

The outdoor Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is still open to guests. We recommend arriving early to minimize waits if you’re looking to dine at the lounge, as it’s fairly popular.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens

Tables throughout the restaurant are thoroughly spaced out and some are not in use in order to enforce the social distancing of guests.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens

Once seated, we were given a QR code to virtually access the lunch menu. We were also given our own individual paper drink menu. While the Brown Derby menu was scaled back some for the reopening, all of the usual favorites are still on there.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens

Complimentary warm bread (that may or may not also be a hidden Mickey) is served to each table with fresh butter sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt.

hollywood brown derby restaurant reopens
“Our Famous Cobb Salad” ($18.00) – Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, Cobb Dressing

We ordered the “Famous Cobb Salad” for $18.00, and it was still mixed right in front of us table-side by a Cast Member wearing a face shield (and mask.)

As expected, the food was fresh and delicious. The Hollywood Brown Derby can get crowded quite easily, so the added space between each party actually enhanced our dining experience. If you’re looking for high-quality American cuisine at Hollywood Studios, we recommend making a reservation for this restaurant on your next visit!

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Susan
Susan
2 months ago

I LOVE the Cobb Salad at the Brown Derby. We’ve eaten there several times and their burger was really good too. I suggest getting the cheese on the side of the salad because the time I got it mixed in I couldn’t taste much except for the cheese! There was a lot of it, it’s quite delicious, but it’s a strong bleu cheese or gorgonzola.