There are certain restaurants my family would always skip at Disney World. A couple of bad experiences in the past had steered us away from getting burned again on a bland burger or overcooked chicken. Hollywood Studios’ ABC Commissary long stood on our “Do Not Try” list, but my most recent trip to WDW changed all that. Thanks in part to taking advantage of the Free Dining package and increasingly good word of mouth online, I was willing to give ABC Commissary another shot. I am glad I did, because I may have found my new favorite counter service option at Hollywood Studios.

ABC Commissary - Menu

ABC Commissary’s once burger-heavy menu has been revamped over the past few years, and ultimately has transformed into a pretty balanced menu with some great healthy offerings. The burgers are still there, but the menu now includes a Couscous Quinoa & Arugula Salad as well as an Asian Salad, both with salmon or chicken available as protein. The Chicken Club is a good option for guests who want a sandwich that is not a burger, and a fried seafood platter rounds out the offerings.


Salmon Quinoa Salad - ABC Commissary

Couscous Quinoa & Arugula Salad

The Couscous Quinoa & Arugula Salad with Salmon immediately caught my eye, and, despite my fears of ordering salmon from a counter service restaurant, I decided to give it a try. It was very good. The salmon was perfectly cooked, and the salad was light and flavorful. I definitely recommend squeezing the lemon over the salad, as the citrus livens up the flavor of the salad and really brings all the components together.

My father ordered the Chicken Asian Salad, and he preferred that choice to the Quinoa salad. On another visit, he chose to get the Asian Salad with Salmon instead, which he also highly recommends.

Chicken Club - ABC Commissary

Chicken Club Sandwich (photographed without the bun on top)

My girlfriend ordered the Chicken Club Sandwich. She was kind enough to share a couple of bites with me. I love this sandwich so much that I decided to opt for it on our next visit to ABC Commissary. The chicken was juicy and tender, and the bread was nice and soft. Add two of my favorite things, bacon and cheese, and you have a winner in my book. This sandwich rivaled the Plaza Inn’s chicken sandwich in tenderness and flavor. Definitely recommended.

Seafood Platter - ABC Commissary

 

Seafood Platter

While the salads and chicken club were great, there was one stumble with the meal: the fried Seafood Platter. It was overly greasy and just kind of gross. This reminded my party of the old ABC Commissary. Maybe it just stuck out like a sore thumb in comparison to the healthier options we tried, but I would recommend skipping the seafood platter.

Chocolate Mousse - ABC Commissary

Chocolate Mousse

Now, let’s talk about dessert. Normally, I skip dessert at most Disney World counter service restaurants, unless they have a particularly stellar offering (like the cupcakes at Starring Rolls). However, with our dining plan, a dessert was included with our meal. I went for the chocolate mousse, and I was in heaven. I love chocolate mousse, and this was the best mousse I’ve had in years. Granted, I don’t have chocolate mousse all that often, but this was delectable. My girlfriend got the seasonal cupcake, which was also delightful. Our trip was around Halloween, and the cupcake featured a Minnie Mouse Witch Hat on top of orange icing that was reminiscent of a creamscicle.

Halloween Seasonal Cupcake

Seasonal Cupcake

Overall, I would now highly recommend trying out ABC Commissary if you’re at Hollywood Studios. The food isn’t quite the best at Disney World, but it was definitely good enough to provide two very enjoyable dining experiences. Hollywood Studios is light on good quick dining options compared to the other parks, and ABC Commissary is now my go-to lunch place at the park.

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James
James

James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.

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