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Old 01-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Sci-Fi Diner Isn't Wretched?

I've been staying away from Sci-Fi for the last few trips because my understanding was that the food was pretty much horrible, but I've heard that they've made some changes to the menu and the food is much better since the change. Anyone been there recently that would care to offer their thoughts on it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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We eat there just about every year- mostly for the atmosphere but the food isn't bad.

DH and I usually get the shrimp pasta dish. It is huge and pretty good. My boys usually get bacon burgers. The shakes are really good!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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DH and I had lunch there in August. We go every year, but had avoided it up until this past trip (I hadn't eaten there since I was about 14). The reviews kept us away--and DH had no interest.

We loved it. We went in with little to no expectations and it ended up being one of our favorite meals. We had chocolate shakes, buffalo chicken potato skins, and we split the grilled chicken sandwich. It was delicious. The service was great, and it was atmosphere was fun.

It is definitely being added to our "must do" list for lunch.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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We have always liked it. It has a fun atmosphere with the old movies and we really love the burgers and shakes. It is on our list again this trip for lunch.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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We just went in Sept and loved it. The fried pickles appetizer was amazing!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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I have learned that if there is a restaurant you want to see, then it's perfectly fine to make an AdR and just get dessert.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #7
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It's gotten better. We went in 2008 and swore never to go back. We finally ended up going back around Xmas and the food was fine. We just stuck to burgers and fries and they managed to get that right. I would stick to the basics.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
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I have learned that if there is a restaurant you want to see, then it's perfectly fine to make an AdR and just get dessert.
I totally agree with this, but I actually want to eat there for the sake of eating lunch! I find that I pretty much go to Brown Derby every time I go to DHS because the places I've been to have been bad, and the places I haven't been to are so poorly received by the masses, at least food-wise. Trying to branch out this trip!

Thanks for the intel, folks!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #9
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We ate there for the first time in December. We slipped in right about the time the park was about to close after seeing the Osborne lights and, much to our pleasant surprise, were able to get a table with no ADR (not sure they make them at closing time, but will still seat you without making you feel rushed at all).

DW and I shared some onion rings (nice horseradish sauce) and a burger, which was great. DD10 got a caesar salad and the turkey sandwich, and both were actually very good. You don't normally expect much from a turkey sandwich, but I was all too happy to chow down on what she did not finish. (Just looked at the menu and didn't see a caesar salad, but quite sure she got one in December.)

DD8 got a burger from the kids menu and it took forever to arrive, so that was quite frustrating, especially given the time of night (9:00) and the starvation of DD8 by that time. They eventually confessed that they had burned it -- ha! But even with that, it seemed to take way too long to cook another kid's burger. However, they gave both girls free ice cream, so in their minds, all was forgiven! Also, they loved the atmosphere and each was issued a driver's license (since we were eating in a car).

We would definitely go there again --
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #10
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We have been there a few times. We really like the food!!!!. Never had a bad meal.

My faves are the wings, spinach dip, shakes, burgers, and onion rings. Oh and their flavored colas are really good too! They brought the ribs back which is yummy. The atmosphere is so much fun. I would give it a shot at least once.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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We ate there in July and we had really good burgers and shakes! Sci Fi actually redeemed TS dining for us at DHS, because all we've had there are "wretched" experiences.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #12
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I didn't have a great food experience, but I would still go back. I think that if I had stuck with the burgers and shakes it would have been better after reading reviews. I loved the atmosphere so it's worth another try IMO.

Reviews are tough anyway. I've read sooo many that hate 50s PT and Le Cellier. I have to say those are 2 of my favorites, so you just never know.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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My DH LOVES this place! We always get the steak, which in our opinion was just as good as Le'Cellier's lunch steak...

Atmosphere is also wonderful!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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Food isn't wretched at all. It's not great. But it's not bad either. We go there often.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #15
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My DH LOVES this place! We always get the steak, which in our opinion was just as good as Le'Cellier's lunch steak...

Atmosphere is also wonderful!
I must have had a bad cook cuz my steak was leather.
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