Places: The Most Romantic Disney Restaurant – Sci Fi Diner

Today we are discussing one of the most romantic Disney restaurants:

I’m not the most romantic guy in the world, Walt Disney World included, because I’m not really the tuxedo type. Expensive restaurants with microscopic food portions just don’t do it for me! Fortunately, they don’t do it for my wife either, which makes us a perfect fit.

So what we look for in a romantic setting is something that harkens back to a simpler time with loads of nostalgia and fun. So which restaurant in all of Walt Disney World would fit such a description? Let me narrow it down for you: Which restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios would fit such a description? Well, let me show you…

Sci Fi Signage

Sci Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant

Sci Fi Restaurant Interior

(picture from official website)

Sci-fi. Bad movie trailers. Sitting in a fake car. Good food. Yup. This has romantic written all over it! Oh, and great mood lighting:

Sci Fi Inside Cars

So keep in mind, if you are so inclined, you can sit in the back seat. Hint, hint. Just keep the intimate moments to a PG level, please. People are trying to eat. And speaking of eating, why not take a look at the excellent menu. I recommend the burgers, both regular and gluten-free. My wife tells me that as far as gluten-free goes, the burgers served here are far and away among the best in all of WDW.

The entertainment is also fun (but admittedly, not very romantic):

Sci Fi Screen

How did he know we were kissing in the back seat???

Here’s how Disney describes the overall experience: “Watch campy clips as you picnic under the stars in a classic car-shaped booth or table. It’s always nighttime at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and there’s always something savory—and spooky—headed your way: attacking aliens, marauding mummies, rampaging robots and more! Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage as a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order. Road-ready picnic tables are located at the back of the theater, where there’s even an old-fashioned, drive-in-style concession stand!

Again, this might not be everyone’s idea of a romantic evening, but it is for us! Oh, and be sure to take a picture with your sweetheart in the car parked outside:

Sci Fi Outside Car

Thank you for joining me today. Now get out there and make a reservation for dinner with your significant other!

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12 Responses to Places: The Most Romantic Disney Restaurant – Sci Fi Diner

  1. You know, I would never have considered Sci-Fi for a romantic meal, but I totally see it now. I’ll be channeling my inner Sandra Dee for this one!

  2. Mickey says:

    Great post, Lee! We have eaten at the Sci-Fi once, and I’ve got to say I was not very impressed. I had ribs, but they were too dry in my opinion, so I was disappointed. Cindy said that her burger was great, though, so we may try it again in the future. I love your description of it all — and by the way, my friend, Cindy and I DID sit in the back seat! 😉

  3. I really do enjoy the Sci-Fi Dine In. The food is not fancy but good and the portions large. Most of the time we just order a few items and share. You must save room for the famous milkshakes.

  4. I love Sci Fi Dine-In! We went there on our Disneymoon. In addition to great GF burgers, it’s our favorite source of vegan burgers and the best dairy free milk shakes on property!

    • disneynouns says:

      Thanks for commenting Lori! We’re always appreciative when a Disney restaurant has GF offerings, and it’s nice to see Sci-Fi offers other allergy-free foods as well! And I learned a new word: Disneymoon!

  5. We love Sci-Fi and I think the food there is really underrated. And it’s nice that you can have a romantic lunch or dinner.

  6. Julie Bigboy says:

    Sounds like such a fun place to dine under the “stars”!

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