Saturday, April 20, 2013

Out-Of-This-World Food at Planet Hollywood! #FIF

Okay, I have to admit something here. This was my first time ever eating at a Planet Hollywood, but it was probably my favorite meal of our entire trip to Florida! See, I'm not real big into Hollywood, movies, tv, etc. Yes, I have a few movies that I enjoy watching, but I aways thought that Planet Hollywood would only appeal to those who were more into movies and such. But, when offered the opportunity to bring the family to the Planet Hollywood located in Downtown Disney, I agreed.

Upon arrival, we all had our picture taken in front of the restaurant-the photographer joked that this was so they had pictures if a customer ran out on their bill :) Inside, we were greeted by the hostess, and brought to a seat almost immediately. We showed up a few minutes before the lunch rush so it was pretty quiet as far as other patrons, but we soon learned that this wouldn't last-Planet Hollywood is a very popular place to eat!

Our server, Tee, was super-friendly and honestly made the experience very pleasant. She was so helpful with all of our questions, made some recommendations, and was really just the picture of a perfect waitress. She got us all started off with a beverage, and suggested we try the VIP Platter, an appetizer that gives you a sampling of their Chicken Crunch, Buffalo Wings, Texas Tostados, and Spinach Dip. If you ever eat at PH, be sure to try the Spinach dip-it is amazing.

It took us several minutes to decide on our order, but Tee patiently waited and helped with our decisions. I chose the NY Strip Steak, which comes with mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies. C and E both tried different pasta meals, and M ordered a bacon cheeseburger, so we had some of almost everything. When the food arrived, to say we were surprised is an understatement. The portion sizes are big! For example, look at M's burger-she only ate about half of this, and brought the rest home for a snack. I was surprised she could even get her mouth around it!

Little M's Cheesesteak
My steak was just perfect. Cooked exactly right, and served with some very tasty mashed potatoes, I really enjoyed this meal. The sauteed veggies were great too. Again, there was more than enough to fill, so I even shared a few bites with those who ordered something other than steak. 

C and E, both of them big pasta eaters, were very pleased with their meals as well. I believe one had Spaghetti Pomodoro, and the other had the Homemade Manicotti, but don't quote me on that.

Just when we thought our meal was drawing to a close and we couldn't possibly eat any more, Tee asked if we would like dessert. It was a hard choice, but when I saw a picture of their Banana Split, I said yes please! I am a sucker for sweets, especially when it involves ice cream and/or chocolate! M and M decided to split a Chocolate Cake dessert, and D ordered a "transformers" Smoothie, which is a blend of mango, raspberry, orange and banana. It was a good thing we were all sharing the desserts, because with how full we already were, there was no way any one of us could have finished a dessert by ourselves. It was delicious though, and the perfect way to finish our meal.

Aside from the food, I was very impressed with the restaurant overall. The manager came by to make sure we were doing okay, and a couple other servers came by routinely to check on drinks and see if we needed anything else. The decor is pretty neat, with a lot of old pictures, props, etc. The only thing I didn't care for was to the side of our table they had a large tv screen playing movie trailers and trivia. That in itself didn't bother me, but a couple of the clips they played were not exactly family-oriented, so if we eat at a Planet Hollywood again, I will be sure to ask for seating away from the screen. However, we did fully enjoy our experience at Planet Hollywood, and the food is absolutely delicious!


Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive complimentary dining in exchange for a review. I was not required to post favorably about the company or restaurant; all thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes (in italics) taken from the Planet Hollywood website.


  1. My husband and I ate there during our honeymoon in Disney... good food & good prices

  2. Wow the food all looks so good! Looks like a fun place to have a get together. I can't believe how great the desserts look.