Min & Bill's Dockside Diner

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Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
Min & Bill's Dockside Diner on Echo Lake
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Land Echo Lake
Opening date May 1, 1989
Restaurant Type Quick Service
Menu Type Hot Dogs and Snacks
Based On Min and Bill (1930)

Min & Bill's Dockside Diner is a quick service restaurant in the Echo Lake section of Disney's Hollywood Studios


Min & Bill's Dockside Diner opened with the rest of the then Disney-MGM Studios on May 5, 1989 [1]. The structure was built by Ray Walker, who also built the Sailing Ship Columbia for Disneyland [2]. Located on the shores of Echo Lake, the quick service restaurant is based on the 1930 film "Min and Bill" starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Berry.

Current Menu

Click Below to see Min & Bill's Dockside Diner:


Fun Facts and Trivia [3]

  • The SS Down the Hatch that serves as the restaurant's "building" is clearly a cargo steamer.
  • The naval flags that fly atop Min and Bill's Dockside Diner actually spell out "DOCKSIDE DINER" in code. The ship's pennants give the number 782562896354, although the meaning of this number is unclear.
  • The flag flown at Min and Bill's Dockside Diner is a 45-star United States flag.

Cargo Crates

On the left side of the ship guests can find a number of large crates addressed to fictional classic film characters. Films represented include Citizen Kane (Charles Foster Kane), It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), Casablanca (Rick Blaine), Gone With the Wind (Scarlet O'Hara) and the Producers (Max Bialystock). The full text of these crates are:

  • A delivery from the Rosebud Sled Company- Denver, Colorado 80202, to:
    Charles Foster Kane
    Xanadu Compound
    Gulf Coast, Florida 50141.
  • A shipment from Wainwright Enterprises- New York, NY to
    George Bailey
    820 Sycamore
    Bedford Falls, New York.
  • A shipment from Curtiz Wine & Spirits to:
    Rick Blaine
    Rick's Cafe American
    112642 Rue Renault
    Casablanca, Morocco.
  • Crates from Flaming Fashions, LTD in Atlanta, Georgia to:
    Scarlet O'Hara
    the Tara Plantation
    121539 Mitchel Lane
    Jonesboro County, Georgia.
  • A delivery from the Anita Doubleset Ledger Company in Ossining, New York 10562 to:
    Max Bialystock
    Bialystock & Bloom Theaterical Producers
    264 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 19036


  1. https://d23.com/a-to-z/min-and-bills-dockside-diner/
  2. http://www.wdwfacts.com/2015/05/13/echo-lake-past-present-and-future-by-jim-korkis/
  3. http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2009/06/min_bills_dockside_diner_disne.html