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Old 07-08-2014, 10:01 AM   #16
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We love it. Atmosphere is the primary reason but the food has generally been good to very good.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:42 AM   #17
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We love Sci-Fi simply because the atmosphere is unique. The food is not. It's pretty standard (fried appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, I think there were one or two salad options, etc.) but prepared well and nicely presented. We also really like the servers. They're quirky and retro, like 50's Primetime but without all the scolding. Try the milkshakes. I normally don't like milkshakes (it's a texture thing, and we just don't have any great ice cream places locally), but always share one with my husband at Sci-Fi and have loved them all. There is just something about eating here that keeps us going back.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #18
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I love the theme of this restaurant, it really does remind me of drive-ins and going in your pj's because your mom and dad wanted you to sleep when the scary movies came on (as if!). All those old B and W movies are fun to watch and pretty tame. It's pretty quiet and lovely and cool inside. The menu is pretty varied and people rave about the milkshakes. You can't go wrong with items that would be served at a drive up restaurant like burgers, etc. but the last time I had ribs (I don't know if they are still on the menu) they were really awful, fatty and full of gristle and not really cooked enough so the BBQ sauce just covered them. Blech!! It's dark in there and couldn't see what I was eating so spent all my time picking them apart like a science experiment. The onions rings are good and portions are generous on the whole. I will always go back to the Sci Fi but will never, ever order the ribs again.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:23 AM   #19
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The food is good but people go here for the atmosphere/theme - it's something you can only find in Disney. The seating is uncomfortable (its small) and it's awkward for large groups. But not a lot of chatting/visiting goes on anyway. I think it's worth a visit at least once.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:25 PM   #20
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Oooooh dang, that sounds great! I hope they still have it when we're there next month! :
It was amazing !! Had the crust and everything!!!!

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #21
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We used to eat at the Sci-Fi every trip but decided to try 50's Primetime and my kids like the food and milkshakes better at Primetime. The atmosphere is neat though. We will probably go back when our daughters get to old to enjoy the characters at h&v.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:45 PM   #22
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This is mandatory for me every trip. The food isn't gourmet, but certainly good for a park day, and the atmosphere thrills me. Then again, I was born 2 decades too late, would have loved those Saturday double features.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #23
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awesome for atmosphere, the food is really good... hopefully you don't get the server we had last time. He ruined it for us. From now on, we skip it and go to 50's Prime Time.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:55 PM   #24
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I've only been once, but I had a pleasant experience. For just a few bucks more than counter service, you can get a pretty good burger. I do wish they would lengthen the film loop.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:30 PM   #25
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Thank you so much, everyone! Looks like we will be going at least once each trip (sept and Oct). My son feels he will be more comfortable at Sci-Fi than 50's.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #26
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Standard food, it's good for what it is.
The atmosphere is awesome though, that's what we go for It's so different and gives us that 'we're in Disney!' feel.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:30 PM   #27
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We go every trip- DD11's choice

I always order the shrimp pasta, and enjoy it every time. The deserts are pretty good also. Can't speak on the other choices- but the rest of my family always gets burgers & I don't recall any complaints.
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I always order the shrimp pasta, and enjoy it every time. The deserts are pretty good also. Can't speak on the other choices- but the rest of my family always gets burgers & I don't recall any complaints.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:54 PM   #29
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The food was just okay, a little bland to our tastes. I liked the atmosphere though. Not my top choice.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:57 PM   #30
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We happen to love it and Sci-Fi is a must do for us every trip. We love the atmosphere and think the food is good. I really like the Reuben and my DH really enjoyed the shrimp pasta.
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