*This dining experience took place in November 2018.
Dinner at ABC Commissary
ABC Commissary is a quick service restaurant located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It offers burgers, salads, and chicken tenders during lunch time and offers a bit more upscale meal options at dinner. You can read a bit more about some of the other dishes that we have tried in previous visits for dinner here on the blog. On this visit, we stopped by ABC Commissary specifically for allergy-friendly chicken tenders which both Brandon and I love. You can also get them at Backlot Express but Brandon really loves the thick-cut steak fries offered at ABC Commissary.
ABC Commissary’s theme is set to reflect an actual commissary at a working TV and film studio. With that in mind, it includes a lot of extra seating and sparse decor.
One of the things that Brandon and I frequently comment on about ABC Commissary is that the interior is pretty dated. The seats aren’t the most comfortable and all of the carpet and furnishings look like they haven’t been changed since the mid-1990s.
You’ll see the classic 90s pastel colors throughout the restaurant too.
We ended up finding a nice cozy corner where there weren’t a lot of other guests for dinner, so we had a good view without feeling like we were in a crowded space. As you can see from the photos, the restaurant does have a lot of tv show posters and memorabilia throughout the restaurant — keeping with the commissary theme.
I was excited going to ABC Commissary because I thought I might be able to finally use the mobile ordering for special dietary needs. Unfortunately, when I got into the mobile order section of the My Disney Experience App, I noticed that the allergy-friendly chicken tenders were not listed as an option for guests to order. So, we ended up going through the regular line to order. If you’re not getting allergy-friendly chicken tenders, you can find a variety of options listed as gluten friendly in the app.
Since we did not order through the app, I also didn’t get a chance to see if you can order special diets options with multiple special dietary needs. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to try this out soon.
Thankfully, you can still order allergy-friendly chicken tenders with french fries at ABC Commissary. We each got an order. And, I asked for a few sides of Ken’s Dressing Cocktail Sauce which is gluten free. Everything I ordered was both gluten free and dairy free.
When you order at ABC Commissary, you will be given a pager for your table, and a manager will bring you your order. This is a really nice feature, and we’re both big fans of this method or ordering at quick service restaurants. It’s so much better than waiting around the counter while they make your food.
Although I don’t typically love steak fries as much as the thinner fries offered at Disney, I thought the ones we got that evening were really well cooked. Everything was piping hot and fresh from the fryer. As you can see, ABC Commissary (at the time of this review) was still serving the Ian’s brand allergy-friendly chicken tenders.
We both enjoy grabbing a quick dinner of allergy-friendly chicken tenders and fries whenever we are at ABC Commissary. It never disappoints, and we always get plenty of food. One of these days, we will have to try some of the other dishes offered too!
Have you been to ABC Commissary? What do you order when you dine there?