Monday, February 16, 2015

ABC Commissary Review

I have to admit that I've not had good luck with the ABC Commissary quick-service restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios in the past.  In fact, I was reluctant to go there on a recent trip but the lunchtime crowds helped make my decision for me.  Although I was not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised and will certainly return again on future trips!

The ABC Commissary is relatively plain for theming. It has a spacious seating area with a clean, sleek design and Television sets mounted around the walls that show clips of popular shows (both current and past) from the ABC Television Network.

The menu does have the option of the standard burgers and fries, but for those who would like something different, there is plenty to choose from.  The menu includes: a fish and shrimp with fries platter (can substitute for all fish), burger topped with fried shrimp, couscous with quinoa, arugula, and salmon salad, grilled chicken club sandwich, Asian chicken salad, salmon platter, and New York strip steak!

I ordered the Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken.  It was huge and included greens, edamame, crunchy noodles, and a generous portion of grilled chicken.  I usually order dressing on the side because most restaurants use too much for my taste.  I forgot to do that this time but was happy to find that it was lightly dressed with an Asian vinaigrette.  It was delicious and I will definitely return to have it again.

My husband ordered the Seafood Platter but substituted the shrimp for fish.  So, it just became a fish and chips platter.  The fries were standard Disney fries.  The fish was hot, crisp, and flaky.  It looked similar to the fish from Columbia Harbor House in the Magic Kingdom, but this tasted much better to me and the pieces looked bigger. Again, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

Because this was the week of Valentine's Day, special themed cupcakes were also offered.  We did not try them, but if you enjoy fancy cupcakes look for specially featured ones here during your visit.

*ABC Commissary is handicap accessible.  However, when we arrived, there were roped lines (probably to manage lunch crowds) that could be difficult to get through. Cast Members are available to assist.
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