A look at the food options in Docking Bay 7, with photos and reviews:
Galaxy’s Edge has quickly become one of my favorite places in Hollywood Studios, and it’s not because I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I enjoy the movies but if I’m being honest with my nerdy self I would have preferred “Star Trek land” over Star Wars. However, Galaxy’s Ede is a fantastic area because it’s so immersive and well themed. The vibe of the quick service restaurant, Docking Bay 7, fits in perfectly. Even better, they have great food there! It’s one of my go-to lunch spots now.
At this point I’ve tried almost everything on the menu (at least food wise!) so I figured it would make sense to write up a quick review. Let me know if you’ve had a meal at Docking Bay 7 and what you’ve enjoyed!
Docking Bay 7 is in Hollywood Studios in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area. If you haven’t been before it can be a little difficult to navigate at first. If you see the big Millennium Falcon (the ride Smuggler’s Run), turn to the left, go up the stairs, and Docking Bay 7 will be right at the top. If you’re entering Galaxy’s Edge from Toy Story Land just keep going straight until you reach the tie fighter, turn left and go all the way down to the Falcon. If you’re coming from Rise of the Resistance, keep walking back through all the shops, pass through Ronto Roasters, and Docking Bay 7 will be on your left (across from Dok Ondar’s).
The concept behind this restaurant is that it is a real working hangar bay in Black Spire Outpost for travelers and pilots to grab a quick bite to eat before flying off on their next adventure. Since Batuu is on the outer rim and gets visitors from many different locations, the cuisine is inspired by a variety of different planetary favorites.
Since it is a “docking bay” for food and cargo, the restaurant itself has a very industrial feel to it. There are what look like large crates everywhere, and many of the seats have the appearance of steel barrels or other things that fit in well with the theme. The restaurant itself is pretty large with a lot of seating, and it also has a smaller outdoor seating area.
How it works
Currently, like many Disney restaurants, Docking Bay 7 is strongly encouraging mobile order only. It is a counter service restaurant, which means you order what you want on your phone and pay for it through the app. Then you get an alert when it’s ready and you can then enter the restaurant and pick up your food at the counter. The most recent time we visited they also had a cast member directing people on where to sit.
I’ve had a couple of questions asked about Docking Bay 7 a lot, so here are some quick answers:
Is Docking Bay 7 quick service?
Yes, it is what is known as a quick service or counter service restaurant (as opposed to a table service meal, where you would be seated and have a server for the length of your stay).
Can you make reservations at Docking Bay 7?
No, Docking Bay 7 does not take reservations. You can mobile order and select a designated pick up time that day.
Can you get breakfast at Docking Bay 7?
Currently Docking Bay 7 is not serving breakfast, though they were doing it pre-COVID. I imagine it will return once things fully reopen. As of right now the only place to get breakfast in Galaxy’s Edge is at Ronto Roasters.
Docking Bay 7 has a really nice variety of food items. While their menu was shortened when the pandemic hit, they still have some great entrees. Currently they are serving pot roast, fried chicken, ribs, a salad with chicken, and a hummus and pita dish with plant-based meatballs. The only thing I haven’t tried yet out of the entrees is the ribs. I’m not a huge ribs person but I’ve heard very good things – might have to find someone to split this with me!
There are also 3 different kids meals available and 1 dessert, the Batuu-bon, which I have not tried (the used to have 2 desserts there and I’ve had the other, which I’m hoping they bring back!).
In terms of drinks there are your typical soft drinks and water, as well as one specialty non-alcoholic beverage called Moof Juice (an interesting sounding combination of fruit punch, orange/pineapple juice, and chipotle pineapple). They also have a beer and two alcoholic mixed drinks available.
Here’s a look a the food I’ve actually tried here with photos and my own thoughts on each dish.
Batuuan Beef Pot Roast
Braised Beef Pot Roast, Cavatelli Pasta, Wilted Kale, Mushrooms
Pot roast is not usually my top choice on a menu, but I’ve had some great dishes at Docking Bay 7 and wanted to try something new so I gave this a shot. I also thought the pasta accompaniment sounded interesting, though mushrooms aren’t always my favorite. Overall I thought this was very good. The meat was tender and very flavorful. The pasta was excellent, with a good gravy/sauce on it. While I probably won’t get this dish again because I’m not a huge pot roast fan, if that’s a dish you typically enjoy I think you’ll like this one a lot.
Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yip
Crispy Chicken with choice of Vegetable Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy or Macaroni and Cheese and Roasted Vegetables
This is a pretty straightforward dish but I still enjoyed it. Sometimes you just want some breaded chicken! It’s kind of a giant chicken nugget or chicken tender. The mac and cheese was good as well if nothing super special but I’m a sucker for mac and cheese. I do wish they had some sort of fun dipping sauce for the chicken.
Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad
Marinated Chicken, Mixed Greens, Roasted Vegetables, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Green Curry Ranch
The salad option here is pretty good, and different from some of the more typical salads. I think they could step up the curry flavor in the dressing more to make it more interesting, but I still enjoy this as a lighter option. The pumpkin seeds give some good flavor and the chicken was excellent.
Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread
Plant-based Meatballs, Herb Hummus, Tomato-Cucumber Relish, Pita
This is the plant based option on the menu and even as someone who is not vegetarian it is hands down my favorite dish at Docking Bay 7. It’s flavor packed and for me it’s the perfect balance of ingredients. The plant-based meatballs had a lot of great spices going on and tasted a bit like falafel to me. The combo of the meatballs with the hummus, pita, and relish was excellent and filled my stomach for the rest of the afternoon in a theme park without making me feel overly stuffed and sluggish.
chilled shrimp served with marinated noodles, vegetables
This was probably the one dish I was most underwhelmed by, so I won’t be disappointed if they don’t bring it back or if they replace it with something else. The flavor to me was just lacking – so cold noodles and shrimp without much flavor didn’t do much.
raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse
Though Docking Bay 7 opened with 2 dessert on the menu, currently they’ve removed one and are not serving this dish. They do bring it back sometimes (it was available again for a few days for May the 4th). I love raspberry and passion fruit so I had to try this, and I very much enjoyed it. Overall I think I prefer the desserts at Satu’li Canteen, but if you want something sweet here you can’t go wrong.
Gold Squadron Lager – Blue Point Brewing Co.
16 oz draft – Golden Lager with Lavender and Plum flavors
This is the one beer they have here, one of the special brews created for Galaxy’s Edge. I might be a bit biased because I grew up in the town of Blue Point and am very excited to see our tiny little town actually reaching places like Disney World! But I think this is a really excellent beer. It’s a good lager but made more interesting with the touches of lavender and plum. There are some unique brews at Oga’s Cantina but this is the one you can get outside of the cantina – so if you’re interested in trying it it’s here at Docking Bay 7 as well as at another small stand outside!
Is Docking Bay 7 worth it?
For me, having a meal at Docking Bay 7 is completely worth it. The only place I would be more tempted to go for lunch or a quick service dinner might be Baseline Taphouse, and that’s so I could enjoy a beer flight with a giant pretzel and charcuterie board as a meal. For a true, full meal this is the place to go in Hollywood Studios in my opinion. I will absolutely get the Felucian Garden Spread again and I want to try the other dessert they have. The wait/finding seating isn’t usually too bad and it’s just a lot of fun to hang out in Galaxy’s Edge.
Have you had a meal at Docking Bay 7? What do you think of this location?
The Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread looks really delicious! My sister and her best friend are big Disney fans, I’ll tell them to give Docking Bay 7 a try.
I’ve never been, but I’d order that Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yip. I love me some breaded chicken + mac and cheese!
Definitely can’t go wrong with that combo – I’m a sucker for some mac and cheese!
Kelsey Albert says
Thank you for including pictures of the food with a comment…that totally sets your post apart from others!
Thank you! I’m glad to hear it’s helpful – I know that’s what I like when I’m looking for a place to eat!
Since I have been trying to eat less meat, I am always interested to see what the vegetarian offerings are at restaurants — and this seems like one of the best! I love the Mediterranean feel of it with the plant-based meatballs. Also, that dessert looks scrumptious! I hope they add it back to the menu by the time I visit.
Yes, this vegetarian meal is my favorite! Disney actually has a lot of great options now – I’m working on a post about all of the vegetarian and vegan meals I’ve tried (even though I do eat meat, sometimes they just taste better!)