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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.

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Posted: March 15, 2014

Whether it's lunch or dinner, it's always nighttime at the movies in this table-service restaurant built to look like a classic 1950's drive-in theater. You sit in car-shaped booths or at picnic tables, all facing the big screen, where you watch previews from campy old science-fiction movies as you eat. The menu includes burgers, steak, ribs, pasta, a reuben, and a salmon BLT, for around $14-30.

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54 votes, so far

Food is just ok here. It is defiantly not worth the price. Disney has some much better quick service restaurants as far as the food goes. What you are paying for here is a really cool atmosphere that most kids, and some adults, will absolutely love. - Brent Moody

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

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