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Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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The only meal I'm struggling with...

is lunch at HS. We do not care for 50's PT. I don't care if it's QS or CS. Just a good meal for me, DH, and DD 5. Air-conditioned with be a major bonus. I know the restaurants at HS are not the most favorite....where should we eat?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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IMO, The Sci Fi Diner is great. While the food may not be the best, the atmosphere is great, service is awesome and because it's like a drive in theater and they show clips from old movies, it's the quietest restaurant in WDW! It was my DS favorite from the time he was 5 until now 18!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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The best place is Hollywood Brown Derby.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Best food by a long way is Hollywood Brown Derby. It's one of my favorite restaurants at WDW and certainly my favorite inside a park.

Best atmosphere is Sci Fi. However, I think the food is worse than at 50s.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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My wife usually sets up the kids with the standard burger or chicken at a table outside the B&B theatre while i run to Brown Derby and grab the amazing Cobb salad for 2 to go. Perfect for lunch!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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My wife usually sets up the kids with the standard burger or chicken at a table outside the B&B theatre while i run to Brown Derby and grab the amazing Cobb salad for 2 to go. Perfect for lunch!
That's an idea that I love...did know you could get the Cobb salad to go!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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We really like Mama Melrose. But that might be too heavy for lunch....we usually save that for dinner.

As of late we've s stuck to ABC Commissary (I really like their burger topped with a couple fried shrimp) and Starring Rolls (great sandwiches and of course CUPCAKES for dessert)!!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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That's an idea that I love...did know you could get the Cobb salad to go!
Just a note, while you can sometimes get things to go, most of the Disney restaurants do not do "take out" orders. So you can ask, but you might be told they cannot accommodate you. Just something to keep in mind.

To the OP, for food, I would vote for HBD. It's got a lot of good choices. However, it is a Signature (so 2 credits on the DDP) and kind of pricey.

For less expensive food, I do like Sci Fi. The food is pretty good and watching the old, bad sci-fi clips are fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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I like Sci-fi also. I ate there on my first trip and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Our server was wonderful and both our meals were good. I had the Reuben and DBF had the Burger. Like a PP said, don't expect gourmet, but its a nice place to escape the heat.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:16 PM   #10
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Brown Derby is excellent! I agree that it's one of the best restaurants on property. For something simpler, Sci-Fi isn't bad--just stick with burgers & onion rings. A lot of people think the shakes are really good there.

Dining at the Studios is pretty slim pickin's.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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For CS, Backlot Express is quite decent. Had a nice turkey sandwich on multi-grain. Big angus burgers are also good. We were there over the Xmas holidays and had amazing holiday cupcakes for dessert.

Give it a shot.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:56 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for your opinions! I think it's down to Sci-Fi or Backlot
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 AM   #13
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I would choose Backlot.

Personally, if you are on the dining plan I wouldn't waste a TS credit at Sci-Fi when you can get the same thing at Backlot Express. I wasn't impressed with the burgers at Sci-Fi and felt they were not much different than the ones you can get in the park.




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I would choose Backlot.

Personally, if you are on the dining plan I wouldn't waste a TS credit at Sci-Fi when you can get the same thing at Backlot Express. I wasn't impressed with the burgers at Sci-Fi and felt they were not much different than the ones you can get in the park.

This is just my preference and thoughts.

JMHO but the atmosphere at Sci-Fi is the star. The food is actually pretty good and you have to try the shakes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #15
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Sci Fi is definitely a winner for atmosphere. Our girls are 16 & 18 now and still get the kids meal burger as younger one loves the tomato soup. They are accomodating about things like that since it's obvious that they are over the age limit! I've had the turkey sandwich that a PP mentioned and it is quite tasty. DH always gets a burger, which we enjoy as well. Wer will generally pay OOP for this meal as it's not a great use of a TS credit, esepcially with the teens eatiing KMs. Be warned though, that the seating can be tricky with little ones as you usually have to split up when sitting in the cars. There are a few car tables along with some picnic tables in the rear of the theater as well.
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