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DINING REVIEW: Docking Bay 7

Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yup

Walt Disney World Resort has an array of table service restaurants­—substantial sit-down meals perfect for those with time, budget or a big appetite. In between those heavy meals and smaller snacks are the quick service restaurants: fast food that is elevated in most cases.

Docking Bay 7 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is no stranger to that. Located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the restaurant takes quick service up a notch, giving a great dining experience for those who don’t want the bigger meals.

Ordering Online

Docking Bay 7 requires mobile order, but it’s as simple as can be. You simply order via the My Disney Experience app on any smartphone, where you’re able to fully customize your meal to your liking. There you’re able to choose your pickup window, at which point you arrive at the restaurant and your order is prepared. Once it is ready, you’ll be allowed to enter the restaurant, where you simply pick up your food and are then seated by a cast member. It’s as simple an experience as can be, and it also means you won’t ever have to wait in a long line to order, to wait for your food or to wait to be seated.

Feels Like a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Part of what makes Docking Bay 7 the best quick service restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is its intense dedication to its Star Wars theming. Surrounded by cargo boxes, makeshift tables and chairs set the scene for a menu more interesting than a lot of what you’ll find elsewhere on property.

The food is themed, too. Each item has names indicative of the Star Wars universe, and each is constructed in a way that is intentionally unusual for how you’d normally prepare the dish.

But Still High Quality

Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad

That unique quality is what makes the food stand out so much from its peers. The Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad is one of my favorite salads on property, bar none. It consists of marinated chicken, mixed mreens, roasted vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and green curry ranch. While serving as certainly a complex layer of flavors and richness, it still maintains a lightness that allows me to feel ready to tackle a theme park in the Florida heat once I’ve finished eating.

For the non-salad lovers, the Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yip is a great choice. It’s essentially a single, enormous chicken tender served over vegetable mashed potatoes with herb gravy or macaroni and cheese and broccoli. Do note that some children or pickier eaters might not love the chunky, earthy mashed potatoes, though they’ve always been a fan-favorite in my party. This is one of the more approachable dishes on the menu, but it is still a step above the traditional theme park chicken tender.

I’ve also had the plant-based Felucian Kefta and Garden Hummus Spread in the past. Don’t let the plant-based addition fool you, as this combination of plant-based meatballs, herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish and pita is as deep with flavor and as delicious as any meat-based item in the park. If it piques your curiosity or if you’re looking for something plant-based, this is a cannot miss.

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