Is Sci-Fi Dine In really that bad??? advice pleeeeze!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by supersuperwendy, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

    Aug 6, 2006
    The unofficial guide says sci-fi isn't very good. How about just for an appetizer or dessert? How is the atmosphere? I'm so curious....
  2. Nanabug02

    Nanabug02 DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2004
    My DH and I, and even my parents, always enjoy the Sci-Fi. You have to try it at least once, just for the really great atmosphere. Just go in knowing the the food is not gourmet, just diner-style. Although, when we went this past summer, I really enjoyed my food. I can definitely recommend the BLT soup and the onion rings.

    I say just go for it!!! It is really neat inside! If you are worried about shelling out big bucks, go for a late lunch and either have appetizers and desserts, or split an entree. Ya'll will have fun!
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  4. Bob P

    Bob P DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2005
    No matter what the restaurant, you will find people who like it and people who don't. The Unofficial Guide has never liked it.

    But if the menu appeals to you, give it a try. Never mins what other people think!

    And yes, you can go just for appetizers or dessert if you like...
  5. Aimeedyan

    Aimeedyan <font color=blue>Why get all excited about somethi

    Feb 22, 2004
    I've never had a bad meal there - it's a great themed restaurant with typical burger and fry food. Always had great service, too.

    There are lovers and haters of every restaurant at WDW; you just have to choose the ones that appeal to you and try it for yourself =)
  6. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

    Aug 6, 2006
    Follow up question....

    How many people fit at a table?
  7. LVSWL

    LVSWL I miss my tags...

    Mar 17, 2005
    The atmosphere is cool, but the waiters used to all be on rollerblades and now only a few are, which isn't quite the same. We ate there recently and had the worst waitress that we have ever had in WDW. She was rude from the moment she walked up and unavailable throughout our meal. We even had to get out of the car and go back to the kitchen once to ask for some help once. Then when it was time for the check ( and the tip) she was all smiles. Yeah right! I know you can have bad service anywhere, but we have other favorites in MGM and will go elsewhere from now on.
  8. tripplanner

    tripplanner DIS Veteran

    Feb 6, 2001
    We love the Sci Fi atmosphere, but the food is really mediocre. The kids enjoy it so much that we try to go each trip. They like eating in a car and watching the movie clips.
  9. HSMndLKfan92

    HSMndLKfan92 The Force is strong with this one

    Aug 5, 2006
    I love Sci-Fi.

    I have a thing for the '50s atmosphere.

    I guess it just depends if you like to sit in cars while eating . . .

    The food is good.
  10. Scraper

    Scraper DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2006
    We loved it. It was a little expensive but we had a great time took pictures with our waiter he was so cool.:rotfl:
  11. mommykds

    mommykds All Disney all the time! Hang on little Dole Whip,

    Mar 2, 2005
    We love Sci Fi..the atmosphere was great & so was the food. The kids loved watching the old movie clips & sitting in the car. We had a whole car to ourselves (5 of us) The car has 3 rows so you could fit 6 in a car.
  12. KimStaR

    KimStaR this water smells like splash mountain

    Aug 2, 2006
    i really love sci fi.. the atmosphere cant be beat and the food is good too.. i usually get the reuben sandwhich. we also get the BLT soup which is good too! you DEFINITELY have to try this place out.
  13. rie'smom

    rie'smom <font color=green>"Always let your conscience be y

    Sep 13, 2005
    On our last trip I had the shrimp penne pasta and it was absolutely delicious! The shrimp were huge and so well seasoned. My friend had the salmon which she loved. One of the kids had the ribs and the other had a burger. Every single one of us thought it was a wonderful meal.
  14. Mazz519

    Mazz519 DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Oct 16, 2003
    My family and I really didnt care for this place at all, we went a few years ago and thought it was one of the worst restaurants we ever went to at WDW. On our last trip we figured we would give it another try but unfortunately the service was bad and the food even worse. The kids did like the atmosphere but that only lasted for about 10 minutes. Sorry but this family gives it a thumbs down
  15. 2minny

    2minny DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2004
    We always enjoy our annual sci-fi lunch, but we don't stray far from the cheesburger type meal. I wouldn't go there to enjoy a fine meal, but more of a casual experience. My kids always love it.
  16. bkfree

    bkfree Mouseketeer

    Jul 26, 2006
    We love the Sci Fi and it is a must each trip. One of the most unique dining experiences at WDW. Food is good enough, Hey It's Drive In. We love the shakes, the Reuban and the Spinach Artichoke Dip is great.The French fries are pretty darn good too. Everyone should certainly try this out at least once.
    My kids would never allow us to skip it. We usually pay OOP instead of using a TS DDP credit.:yay:
  17. Maliki2

    Maliki2 DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2004
    Wife and I ate there, the food was ok but the atmosphere was fun so we enjoyed it.
  18. S.Poppins

    S.Poppins <font color=red>Mouseketeer<br><font color=purple>

    Nov 19, 2005
    I agree with most of the posters that Sci-Fi is something you should experience at least once. We ate there last year. I was the only one who did not like my entree. I ordered some shrimp pasta thing. Stick with ribs and burgers. The spinach artichoke dip was great! It really is a cool atmosphere.
  19. ellencoppola

    ellencoppola Earning My Ears

    Oct 8, 2006
    My husband & I went there for the first time a couple of years ago and we thought it was really cool (brought back memories of being a kid) and the food was not bad. Then we went back the following year and we were on the DDP at that time and the waiter was not friendly what so ever and the food was not that good. Needless to say we won't go back.
  20. ImprovGal

    ImprovGal <font color=green>No animals were harmed in the ma

    Jun 12, 2004
    I've never eaten at Sci Fi because I'd heard that the only things they do well are burgers and fries. However, earlier this month I ate at ABC Commissary with a vegan friend and the chef (they share kitchen and chef with Sci-Fi) brought her the mango-glazed tofu dish he prepares at Sci Fi. I got to try some and it was sooooooo tasty! I think I'll be visiting Sci Fi on an upcoming trip.
  21. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Jan 10, 2006
    Its OK. Stick to the basics and milkshakes. It is avery fun place to eat though especially with kids. It is not gourmet at its finest however

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