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REVIEW: Dockside Diner Reopens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios With All-New Entrees, Blue Sea Margarita, and Seaside Brownie

Dockside Diner has reopened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The revamped menu includes three new entrees, a Blue Sea Margarita, and a Seaside Brownie. We were there when the quick service location reopened. Let’s check out the new offerings.

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Dockside Diner is open for the first time since March 2020. Also along Echo Lake, Tune-In Lounge reopened today.

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The quick service location is inside the S.S. Down the Hatch.

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Ours was the first order of the day. Cast Members were kind enough to mark the occasion by posing for a photo.

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The three new entrees are served in cardboard trays and include house-made chips. The house-made chips are excellent. They are thick-cut and dusted with Old Bay seasoning.

Shrimp Salad Roll — $13.49

Shrimp, Arugula, Tomatoes, Pickled Shaved Fennel, and Sliced Radish tossed with Rémoulade Sauce on a Brioche Butter Bun served with Seasoned House-made Chips

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Despite the numerous ingredients in the shrimp roll, its taste is very basic. It is chilled shrimp on a bun with a light amount of sauce.

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Sometimes, simple is good. The dish is light and straightforward. If you like shrimp, you will enjoy this.

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Smoked Fish Dip — $10.99

Served with Seasoned House-made Chips, Celery, Carrots, Jalapeños, and Pickles

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Unfortunately, the smoked fish dip is mostly mayonnaise and vinegar. It has little to no fish taste. While avoiding “fishiness” is not always a bad thing, we expected this to be more fish-forward.

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A side of pickled vegetables is included. The cup contains jalapeños, cucumbers, and onions. The vegetables have a strong vinegar taste. If you like vinegar-heavy pickles, you will like the vegetables. However, the vegetables did not complement the smoked fish dip as the dip already has a strong vinegar taste.

Chipotle Chicken Salad Roll — $9.99

Roasted Pulled Chicken Salad with Red Onions, Celery, Tomatoes, and Watercress tossed with Chipotle Aïoli and topped with Fried Onions on a Brioche Butter Bun served with Seasoned House-made Chips

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The chipotle chicken salad roll is the star of Dockside Diner’s return.

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It has a generous portion of tender chicken mixed with a delicious chipotle aioli. We found this to be perfectly spiced.

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The fried onions add a bit of crunch. The buttered brioche roll is soft and tasty.

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We would absolutely order the chipotle chicken salad roll again.

Blue Sea Margarita — $16.00

Patrón Silver Tequila, Bols Blue Curacao, and Sweet-and-Sour

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The pre-mixed margarita is only slightly above basic. It has a syrupy, sweet and sour base.

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The blue curaçao adds a nice bit of fruitiness to an otherwise plain margarita.

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We could taste the tequila; it was smooth, as we expect from Patrón.

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The Blue Sea Margarita is fine, but we recommend a visit to Tune-In Lounge for cocktails, especially at this price point.

Seaside Brownie — $4.79

Chocolate Brownie topped with White Chocolate Ganache and Seaside Garnish

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While it looks impressive, the Seaside Brownie is a standard Walt Disney World brownie below the oceanic toppings.

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The unspecified blue topping is slightly runny and flavorless. The white chocolate ganache is equally flavorless.

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The brownie itself is dense and rich, but not unique. We recommend this treat only for its visual appeal.

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  1. I believe the ‘unspecified blue’ part is the ganache. The shell looks like it’s just solid chocolate…

  2. This diner is in Florida right? There is NEVER vinegar in smoked fish dip… There a ton of companies they could just buy this from in bulk and scoop it out and it would have THRILLED the Florida residents and likely many more. Even a smoked whitefish salad with Old Bay added to it can come pretty close to the fabulous smoked fish dip that abounds in Florida. Every time I get excited about something, anything, to make all the terrible news lately go down a little easier, I am sadly disappointed. I love my Mickey Waffles. Please Mickey don’t take those away next or screw them up. (or make them 25.00 and only available to those with a Genie Pass.)

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