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“so-so”
Review of Backlot Express

Backlot Express
Ranked #386 of 3,828 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: Pretend you’re a member of the art department at this movie studio-prop shop café that serves vegetarian and turkey sandwiches, Angus onion straw cheese burgers, chicken strips, Southwest salad with chicken, or hot dog.
Langley, BC
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“so-so”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

There was one demonstration where you experience the special effects first hand, but overall was just a drive through look at artifacts from past movies. Not very exciting for the kids.

Visited December 2012
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Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
455 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Not a bad place to grab a bite”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We ate here while at Hollywood Studios when no sit down restaurants were available. We had turkey sandwiches with fries and they were fairly good. The fries were tasty as well. It's relatively quiet in the back of the place and a peaceful respite from the crowds. Don't over expect and you won't be disappointed

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Get the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Even if you don't normally order a veggie sandwich & are not a vegetarian or vegan, this is the sandwich to get & from my experience, the best spot to have either lunch or dinner at Hollywood! The vegetables are perfectly seasoned & cooked! Even my friend who sticks to burgers at these places liked my sandwich better than his burger (though he did mention is was one of the better burgers he'd eaten at the parks).

  • Visited January 2012
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Bellmore, New York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice quiet place to eat if you get there early”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

backlot express is a quick counter service resturant that is a cut above most at disney,it is a little off the beaten path and if you get there early it is kind of quiet .food is good nice atmosphere .i think some people miss it because doors are on the side and they walk right by it .give it a try i think you will like it

  • Visited January 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Food not very good, place dirty, didn't expect much more”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Counter service isn't known for it's fine culinary options but wow. Not much to choose from here.

Lines took forever, as folks on the dining plan tried to strategize how to get the very most food they could. Cashiers just stood there, didn't offer ideas or even say "OK, are we all set now?"

Staff in the back of the house was hopping, but it still took about 8 minutes while we stood at the counter, due to sheer volume.

Tables and chairs were dirty....greasy handprints on the leather seats, lots of crumbs and other remnants on the tables. Kid's meals were fine, typical kids meal's. Turkey sandwich was actually a pressed panini (didn't show that on the menu board) and was OK but large....like 8" long large. They were serving pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting, they looked good, but were $5 each and were also really big, so we didn't get one.

Love the free refills, and the ability to take the drink out while we walked around. Price for 2 adult and 2 kids meals was $36. About what we expected....food was $8-10 per adult plus $2.50 for drinks and kid's meals were about $6-8.

We came in at 1 pm and left about 1:40 and the place had thinned out considerably. Maybe the key is to come in around 11?

  • Visited November 2012
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