Friday, October 4, 2013

Things to Know About Disney's Sci Fi Dine In Restaurant


One of the restaurants we most often visit while in Hollywood Studios has got to be The Sci Fi Dine In!  I think it’s the fun atmosphere that keeps drawing us back in. Sometimes we make ADR’s ( Advanced Dining Reservations) for this place and other times we’ve been lucky enough to just go right in without a reservation.
The Sci Fi Dine In is themed after a 1950’s drive in movie. Before you enter, you must get the obligatory photo in the old fashion car!

When you enter the restaurant it is dark!  I will admit, I hate going to a restaurant that is so dimly lit that I can’t even see the food that I am about to eat, but knowing that the limited lighting is part of the theme here doesn’t bother me as much. 

As you walk into the dining area, you see a great big movie screen. You are then seated in one of those fancy old fashion cars.  This isn’t your traditional table seating arrangement (although they do have a few traditional tables available). 
 You will be seated two by two facing the movie screen.  So if you are a family of four, two people will be sitting in front of the car and two people will be sitting in the back of the car. I guess if you have more people in your party you will get a larger car or be split into multiple cars.

We felt the menu here is somewhat limited. Each time we’ve eaten here we’ve ordered some type of sandwich. ( the smoked turkey sandwich and the veggie burger were our most recent selections on our last visit) They were each very good and very plentiful! We’ve had the spinach and artichoke dip which is also yummy, as is their chocolate and cookie and cream milk shakes!  One of my personal favorites from the Sci Fi Dine In has been the Vegetarian Chili.  Unfortunately I didn’t see it on the menu during our last visit.  Maybe next time!
To view what is currently on the menu at the Sci Fi Dine in click HERE.

Although the food did not disappoint, I tend to think we choose this Disney restaurant more for the ambiance than the food itself.

What do you think of the Sci Fi Dine In?

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20 comments:

  1. We like 50's Prime Time Cafe better than the Sci-Fi.....our food just was not that tasty at the drive in restaurant. However, we did love the atmosphere and would give it another try!

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    1. We've enjoyed Prime Time Café too. Haven't been there in a few years though. It may be time to try it again!

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  2. We saw this restaurant while we were there this weekend. We thought about eating there, but decided against it due to exactly what you said - the menu seemed limited. Would you recommend it overall (including food/atmosphere)?

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  3. I definitely think it's worth at least one visit! It is a fun experience.

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  4. These are great pics for the S theme ladies, good call!

    Suz

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  5. Love the atmosphere - now I'm hungry for a burger, shake and onion rings. Thanks for sharing your S :)

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    1. They do have some good shakes here don't they?

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  6. We love SciFi Dine In Theatre! The first time we got to eat there was during our honeymoon, so we had to take our kids. They love the old cheesy movies and the fifties diner fare.

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    1. If I remember correctly, the first time I ate here was either during our wedding trip/honeymoon or anniversary trip!

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  7. Sigh... We just ate here on Saturday! I tried something new- the Salmon BLT- which was really pretty good. I am in total agreement with you on the menu, and agree with We Run Disney about the 50's Prime Time Cafe, but we always go back for the setting and the fun. It's still a winner!!

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    1. Yea, I think it's great if you know it's pretty much a sandwich place!

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  8. Great "S"! Love the fun atmosphere at Sci-Fi! I'm hungry now!

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    1. Yea, I definitely think it is one of the best "themed" restaurants at WDW!

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  9. We ate there the first time last trip as a family and LOVED it. Can't wait to go back.

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    1. YAY! Glad you enjoyed the Sci Fi Dine In Julie!

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  10. I really need to take my son to Sci Fi, I think he is just the right age!

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  11. Love the ambiance of SciFi! I remember when the fam used to do walkups to this place in the early 90s.

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  12. I still can't believe I've never eaten here. The wife doesn't like the idea, but I think the atmosphere looks awesome!! Sure, you it's not a traditional table where you all face each other, but I can do that at home!! If for nothing else, I've got to get in there to have one of those milkshakes!

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  13. Sci Fi is one of my favorite places to eat at HS!

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