Monday, May 23, 2016

The Sci-Fi Dine-In - Orlando, FL

Never thought I would end up reviewing a restaurant on here. But my experience at the Sci-Fi Dine-In in Orlando was probably the coolest dining experience I have ever had.  It really is a monster kid and b-movie lover's dream.

The Sci-Fi Dine-In, located at Hollywood Studios, is the ultimate 1950s b-movie experience. The restaurant, as you can see from the above photo, is made to look like a drive-in theater. A wooden fence and faux-night sky surrounds the room. It is quite dark inside, to give the illusion of being outside at night. The tables, all shaped like classic cars, face a full size movie screen that shows 50s sci-fi and creature feature trailers, sci-fi themed cartoons, and the classic World of the Future Disney shorts.

Whilst dining I saw trailers for Devil Girl from Mars, the Amazing Colossal Man, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and many more. I was there for about an hour and only saw one trailer repeated.

As for the food itself, it was quite good. Though it probably could have been mashed potatoes made from ground up Jar-Jar Binks dolls and I still would have had a great time. The Dine-In serves fairly typical diner food, burgers, shakes, chicken sandwiches, salads, etc. It averages around 15 bucks per entree. Didn't have a shake, but I heard they were awesome.

Walk-Ins are welcome, though reservations are highly recommended. So if you are in Orlando make sure to hit Hollywood Studios if you are doing the theme parks. They also have the Great Movie Ride which has a scene from Alien recreated and a fantastic Clint Eastwood animatronic from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly as well as some Star Wars stuff.

On the way to bathroom 


  1. Holy Cow ! They should franchise these ! BTW Rob, I've tried everything and still can't get your newer blog to show up in my reading list (it still keeps coming up as Hellbilly Hollywood ???). Sorry buddy, I'll keep trying to figure it out

    1. It's alright! Just if you ever do a manual links section, just throw mine up.