Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, a table service restaurant in Commissary Lane at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Written by Cristina Velez
Sit indoors at tables made up like covertibles parked at a faux drive-in theater while dining on more sophisticated entrees than the '50's theme would suggest. The Sci-Fi is a hard restaurant to rate. The atmosphere is top-notch, the food anything but -- except for dessert. But it is something everyone should do once, just for the experience. Of course, they always say to do what the regulars do, which would be to just go for dessert. -- Read Kevin Baxter's complete review
The movie loop tape is too short, approx. 45 minutes long. It is not long enough for the usual meal time of a family. There were many more "B" movies that they could add. The food was not outstanding but as stated by Kevin, the desserts are out of this world.
Lunch here was DREADFUL. Plenty of friends recommended the place so I went and tried it for lunch a few weeks ago. Now, I'm not one to complain but I have to for this experience. The car tables are cramped, the clips repeat much to frequently, and most importantly the food was HORRENDUS. I ordered a simple turkey sandwich with fries and got cold cuts thrown on two pieces of stale wheat bread, NO bacon, and cold fries. For something like $12.95. Just no. - Will Sullivan
I entered this establishment with an insatiable appetite for top-notch cuisine and an engrossing atmosphere. What I received, however, was unfortunately much less. The food was as antiquated as the repetitive films on display, which were only entertaining for the first dozen minutes or so. To make it worse, the lighting was far too dark, which resulted in the tragic ruining of a beautiful gingham button-down via barbecue sauce. Overall, not a place that I will be frequenting again. 2/10 - Marty McMoose
The food is over priced but you're paying for the atmosphere which is fantastic. Worth a try but you must get reservations. - Eric Zaldivar
Great theme with mediocre food and service. - Robert Berry
Its cool - Tom Cunningham
This is an amazing experience. It really seriously looks like you are at an outdoor drive in theater at night, despite being indoors during the day. Such an immersive experience that when you leave the restaurant you have to take a second to readjust and remember where you really are. What more could you ask of a theme park restaurant? - Heather Olson
I enjoyed this a lot. If I had a complaint, it would be that the seating is all facing forward, so if your party is say, three people, then one is in front of the others and has to turn around to make conversation. Cool atmosphere, and the movie clips were about 45 minutes it seemed, so long enough (could be a little longer). - Tommy N
Food was decent, theming was fun, but the movie loop needs to be longer and the seating is rather cramped. - Abagail Bloodworth
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