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Old 03-02-2009, 08:29 AM   #196
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Yeah, we avoided Sci Fi for a long time because of its bad reviews. But, we went for lunch on short notice last year and had a great meal.

My DW ordered a burger and (BLT?) soup and said both were great. I had the tortillas with cheesy stuff (don't remember the specifics of that one) and found that some of the tortillas were stale, but, the cheesy stuff was great. I also had the tofu and really enjoyed it. The sauce was too sweet for my taste and I'd get it on the side in the future. Everything I had was very salty, but, I like salt, have no blood pressure issues, and sweat enough during a summer trip to wdw that I actually need the salt. But, I was very excited to find that they do a good job of tofu too.

Hmmn...I was mostly posting to say that I'm glad you've returned because I've always loved your food reports. I guess I said a bit more...but, welcome back.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:48 AM   #197
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Oh my, that burger looks delicious! I love the theming of Sci Fi and I can't wait to have a giant, tasty burger in August!

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Old 03-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #198
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Thanks for the review of Sci-Fi! DH has talked about wanting to go there, but I've avoided it b/c of bad reviews. I think we'll give it a try for our Sept trip. I think our DD's 11 and 7 will have a lot of fun there!
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #199
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:21 AM   #200
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:13 AM   #201
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Thank You I should really stop writing these at lunch time, when all I have is my sandwich!!

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:17 AM   #202
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Originally Posted by Eeyore's Tailfinder View Post
Hi Nicki!!

Oh my gosh! Look at those reviews!! I've just realised that I've missed out on a whole boatload of your wonderful live reviews!! Off to catch up!!

Sci-Fi's burgers are really good, as are the milkshakes! We would definitely go back!

I love your reviews too and the best pictures and descriptions...your description of Sci Fi was dead on...we loved it! Keep the food coming!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:20 AM   #203
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50s Prime Time Cafe

I was so excited for this one as we love Prime Time! I admit though, I was still pretty full from that huge burger at Sci-Fi lunchtime - but there was no way I was going to miss out on 50s!

There always seems to be a rather long wait here, so we checked in and headed to the bar to order some drinks. I couldn't find a cocktail menu on the bar as it was packed with people ordering drinks and eating, so I ordered a beer for DF and the only cocktail I knew for sure they sold, which of course is the Glowtini

We'd almost finished them by the time we got called, and I think this was one of the longest waits we had. The only thing I can say is, I wish we'd gotten a livelier server. Twice we've gotten really nice servers, but no antics It's still fun watching the others though, and I love the theming and the food!

Cute 'kitchen' tables

Cute theming!

We more or less knew what we were going to order: We ordered the onion rings to share to start with. Beer Battered Onion Rings - served with Horseradish sauce

We'd eaten quite a few already!

Onion Rings

I think we were regretting this as soon as we got it - the onion rings were delicious as we couldn't stop eating them! There were quite a few on the plate, and they were big as well. The horseradish dip that came with them was very mild for horseradish, which was great for me as I don't really like horseradish - but anyone who does might be disappointed. It was just enough to give them that extra flavour. We both looked at each other after we were done and we knew the other was thinking we shouldn't have got an appetizer!

For mains, we both ordered the Mom's Old Fashioned Pot Roast - Slow cooked 'til fork tender, served with mashed potatoes, carrots, celery and onions. I got this last year whilst Els got the steak, and whilst his was good, we both agreed mine was the best.

Pot Roast

LOTS of meat!

This was no less tastier than last year! Definitely order this! There is soooo much meat, I swear this was all meat with a spoonful of mash! The meat is so tender and practically hasn't got any fat. I'm quite fussy with fat and don't like it on my plate at all. Despite being fit to burst, I believe we ate it all!

Dessert next, and we both declared we were too full for dessert - how about a milkshake instead? We were given the dessert menu anyway and I was very pleased to note we got the viewfinders! We didn't get these last year, so photos were called for:

Choosing a dessert

Milkshake please!

I think Els ordered a chocolate milkshake, whilst I had to try the PB & Jelly milkshake. They came and they were huge! There was enough shake in that thing to make 2 full large glasses!

Almost lost my spoon!

PB & Jelly!


The milkshakes are sooo good here! The PB&J may sound weird, but it really is very nice! It tastes like peanut butter cups I think I got way to greedy here, and DF loves to recall this story to our friends. After the lunch we had, and then gorging ourselves at 50s, the milkshake was the final straw... it was so good I was drinking it quite quickly, before something came over me and we had to leave NOW or I was going to be ill. I made DF go pay whilst I ran over to the bathroom, but it was packed so I just splashed some water on my face and went back outside for some fresh air. I was so scared I'd be sick in the middle of the restaurant and I could just smell everyone's food. Despite us planning to stay here til closing, I told Els I had to leave the park immediately or I'd be sick. He loves telling the story of how I ate so much I was sick and had to leave DHS I couldn't stand the smell of peanut butter for days

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #204
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Love the picture of the desserts taken through the viewfinder. I would never be able to get my camera to focus correctly like that.

Sorry your evening was cut short. I've experienced that myself, although not at Disney. We were out to dinner with someone else who was trying to entertain us quite lavishly (and they did a great job, I might add!) and when my DW and I tried to share an appetizer or dessert they insisted we each get our own. After multiple courses we had eaten so much, and were so full, that that night I laid in bed prepared to make a dash for the bathroom. I learned the meaning of the word, "gluttony"!

Anyway, I'm planning to make an ADR for 50's Prime Time for our late-June/early-July trip. I will be ordering that pot roast for sure! (You sold me on it with your last trip report.)
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #205
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I'm gonna have to go back to 50's PTC You reminded me of how much I loved the pot roast and the viewfinders
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #206
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that 50s PTC food looks soo good!! I have never seen a picture of the inside of the viewfinder very nice! That sucks that you were so full that you had to leave, I know about plans being cut short like that very well, lol you're never gonna be able to live that one down.. that is until he does it!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:17 AM   #207
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Great reviews Can't wait for more!

Thanks for the pics of the Primetime Cafe! I've always wanted to try it but haven't found the time yet! So many restaurants, so little time...
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #208
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I can't wait to try that PB&J milkshake in May! YUM! And I think you inspired me to change from the meatloaf to the potroast!

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Never eaten so much I felt sick but I drank a couple of drinks on an empty stomach at Rainforest Cafe a couple of years ago and nearly embarrassed myself in the middle of the restaurant. DH was not impressed with my behaviour

Glad you enjoyed 50s Prime Time again - your pot roast looed so much better than DH had on our last trip (the first time he had it, he loved it - last time it wasn't as good).
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #210
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I'm so glad I found this review, it's so good!! You could easily be the Welsh Samantha Brown if she ever leaves the travel channel. I was kind of on the fence about trying 50's Prime Time Cafe, but after reading your review I can't wait to go. I would love to have Wonka Vision for especially that pot roast. Also the PB&J milkshake sounded strange, but now I have to have one. My DH looked at your review for 50's Prime Time and now he insists on going for the PB&J milk shake.
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