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Sci-Fi Dine In Review

Sci-Fi Dine In Review

This place really wins on its atmosphere! The whole place is modeled after a 50’s drive in theater complete with vintage cars and sci-fi movies up on the movie screen. The menu here offers classic American food with a heavy focus on burgers (which we think are some of the best on property). In the past this place has gotten a bad rap for its service and food quality. Now a days after a menu change and revisit we recommend the Sci-Fi Dine In at Hollywood Studios.

Sci-Fi Dine In Quick Breakdown

Service: Table-Service

Type of Food: Burgers, Chicken, Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy Options

Price: $$

Location: Hollywood Studios

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credits

Discounts: Annual Passholder, Tables in Wonderland

Features: Reservations, Alcohol

Good For: Kids, Unique Atmosphere

Menu: Official Disney Dinner Menu

A tour around Sci-Fi Dine In

Just outside the restaurant you have this perfect picture opportunity!


As soon as you enter inside of the Sci-Fi Dine In you will find the check in desk.

As soon as you enter inside of the Sci-Fi Dine In you will find the check in desk.

As well you will notice that it looks like the back of a movie set. It holds you in suspense until the grand reveal on the way back to the 50’s.

Inside SciFi Dine In

Inside SciFi Dine In

Ta da! It really is just like the drive in movie theaters that you really just can’t find in very many spots anymore. Up on the screen you can enjoy clips from old sci-fi movies!

Sci-Fi Dine In Dishes

The following is a few of the dishes we have tried from their menu. You will have to excuse the pictures as the lighting in this restaurant is very dim.

Oreo Cookie Milkshake

Oreo Cookie Milkshake

Of course we had to start off our meal with a milkshakes! We heard great things about them and we were not disappointed!! They even split one milk shake into separate glasses so we could share (plus get more whip cream).


Classic American Burger

Classic American Burger, Signature Blend of Beef served on a Brioche Bun with Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, and Gourmet Tomato

After many recommendations I opted to go with the burger here! I was pleasantly surprised and it was a great price when you compare to quick service burgers hitting over the $15 mark!

Chicken Pasta

Chicken Pasta, Penne Pasta tossed in a Four-Cheese Sauce topped with Asparagus, Fried Okra, Red Bell Pepper, and Tomato served with Garlic Bread and Parmesan. Also available with Whole-Wheat Penne Pasta

My husband really enjoyed this dish! It was a bit too spicy for my taste but I am a weakling in that department. The portion was very generous it ended up being so large we even had leftovers to bring home!

Disney parking violation

Disney parking violation.

Be sure to take a look at check when it comes, there is a surprise waiting for you!

Sci-Fi Dine In Recommendation

Sci-Fi is fun and provides an atmosphere that you’re not going to find anywhere outside Walt Disney World. Really this is one of those shining examples of the magic of Walt Disney World. If you were on the fence about dining here, don’t be and just go ahead and book it. Speaking of reservations this one can be a tricky one to find, so be sure to make this one ASAP!

If you are interested in booking a reservation for Sci-Fi Dine In you can do so through My Disney Experience.

Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.

This place really wins on it's atmosphere! The whole place is modeled after a 50's drive in theater complete with vintage cars and sci-fi movies up on the movie screen.



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Monday 19th of March 2018

We went to Sci-Fi Dinner Theater in October of 2017. I think this is one of those "must try" restaurants, but not one that's worth a second time at. The service was horrible. We waited forever to have our orders taken and again forever to get our check when we were finished.And the food's not really that great. I got a burger and wasn't impressed. It was just meh. Definitely not worth the cost. I've had better burgers at Five Guys.


Monday 23rd of October 2017

We went in September, just split some apps and got kids meals and we were VERY disappointed. Kids meals were inedible, apps were just ok and portion size was small.


Monday 19th of March 2018

Same here. We were there in October and not impressed at all. Food wasn't that great and the service was beyond bad.

Patty Staricha

Monday 23rd of October 2017

This sounds like experiences I have had in the past here. I hope you were able to speak to a manager they typically do a great job at making things right.