Reviews of Backlot Express

Reviews

42

Rating

7.00 / 10

Recommended By

90%



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Lunch/Dinner Menu

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Counter Service - Lunch/Dinner/Snacks
Disney's Hollywood Studios

Reviewed by bethocindigo Review Date: 10/20/2016

Rating: (10)
Recommended

We purchased a 'Boba Fet' souvenier stein, the BB8 Lemon Cupcake, and the Chocolate Chewbacca Specialty cupcakes. I was pleasantly surprised that the BB8 one was SUPER-delicious and smoothe flavored.

Tables are all over inside and out but be aware that it gets INSANELY crowded during lunch times. To break up the monotony, we noticed that there was an incredibly-bouncy cast member periodically awarding free food surprises randomly through the crowd. That was lots of fun to watch and worked well keeping people's spirits up through the NUTTY lunch rush.

We LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT and will definitely be back. Just know that this place is tucked right across Star Tours and at the end of the Indiana Jones Show exit.

Pros:

Star-Wars themed souvenier steins, waffles, and desserts!

Cons:

quite crowded at lunch
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Reviewed by featheredbuddy Review Date: 09/28/2016

Rating: (8)
Recommended

The food was much better than last time we were here. The meal was large enough to share.

Pros:

A great air conditioned spot.

Cons:

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Reviewed by Tanasigirl Review Date: 09/27/2016

Rating: (6)
Recommended

We ate here on September 16, 2016, during a monsoon (e.g. normal Florida evening). The Darkside Chicken and Waffles were fine. Usual chicken fingers, but the Vadar waffles were too cute. Portion size was good and my hubby and split it as a snack.

It is a partly open-air restaurant, so it tends to be noisy. Metal chairs constantly dragged across tile floors and such, but the theming is fun if you take the time to look around - a storage area for movie props.

Unfortunately many of the tables were taken by people not eating, but just avoiding the rain, so that was a bit inconvenient. But all in all, if you are looking for a quick bite, it is just that.

Pros:

Vadar waffles!

Cons:

Noisy
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Reviewed by rsfan Review Date: 06/20/2016

Rating: (8)
Recommended

We ate here twice on our recent visit. One time had a kids meal with two fruit sides; the next, the salad with chicken with avocado-cilantro dressing. This comes with a very thin wheat tortilla printed with R2D2 icons (cute). The salad was of high quality. My wife had the Dark Side chicken and waffles. The waffles were standard Mickey waffles but the fried boneless chicken consisted of white breast meat--significantly better than typical nuggets. An added bonus is the refillable soda which is a Godsend on hot days.

Pros:

Cool, quiet, good selection

Cons:

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Reviewed by Warner Review Date: 05/18/2016

Rating: (4)
Recommended

We went and it was VERY crowded. The line was out the door and we waited 10-15 just to order. Then, after we finally ordered, we had to search the entire restaurant for a table. We searched for a while until we found these people who were almost done. We still had to wait on them for a little bit though. By the time we finally sat down our food was pretty much cold and stale. However, we had been there in previous visits and the food was pretty good.

Pros:

Food was good

Cons:

Very hard to find a seat
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Reviewed by tinkiebell Review Date: 11/02/2015

Rating: (9)
Recommended

I hit this in mid-afternoon between meals, so it was relatively quiet and not too busy. My burger was large and very good! Enough to share if I hadn't been so hungry. Other meals we've gotten there have been satisfying as well.

Pros:

lots of seating indoors or outdoors, decent food

Cons:

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Reviewed by Cstauffer1 Review Date: 11/01/2015

Rating: (5)
Recommended

We grabbed a couple meals here as an afternoon snack. The bacon cheeseburger meal was your standard Disney burger i.e. frozen beef patty that has been slightly warmed on a griddle with minimal seasoning and upon receiving you smother it with whatever condiments that are to your liking. The grilled turkey and cheese sandwich on multigrain bread was good, but would have been much better with some sort of herb dressing/sauce. However the highlight of both meals was the crispy, well seasoned french-fries that accompanied both meals and the chocolate mousse and strawberry parfait were tasty as well.

Pros:

not just burgers, condiments

Cons:

food quality
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Reviewed by mindylee847 Review Date: 03/02/2015

Rating: (10)
Recommended

I had the Grilled Veggie Sandwich on February 27th, 2015 with carrots as my side and apples slices for dessert. This was hands down, one of the best sandwiches I had the entire week. It tasted almost like a pizza, but even better. There was plenty of seating and the line moved quickly. I definitely recommend grabbing a bite to eat here.

The carrots were kind of bleh but they do have ranch cups and you get a hefty portion.

Pros:

Delicious Veggie Sandwich, Lots of Seating

Cons:

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Reviewed by disneyhardin Review Date: 11/25/2014

Rating: (8)
Recommended

We tend to always end up at Backlot Express when we are at Hollywood Studios. We really like the burgers. It can get busy, but we didn't have any trouble finding a table. Since we are always using the dining plan, I like that you can get the seasonal cupcake as a desert instead of the usual pre-packaged cakes.

The only negative we experienced was that several of the sodas in the machine nearest our table were out of syrup. I told a CM working and she said she would take care of it. We ate our entire meal and went to get soda refills and they still had not been changed.

Pros:

Good Burgers

Cons:

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Reviewed by nlg0517 Review Date: 10/02/2014

Rating: (5)
Recommended

This is the second time we ate here & not much has changed since 2012. The food is your basic QS, burgers, nuggets. I had the bacon cheeseburger, it was a little bland. DH had the turkey sandwich, he thought it was good. The kids all had nuggets, which were okay. They only had one condiments bar open which people continually tried to use. I hate to admit I kind of enjoyed watching people trying to get ice & drinks from a station that had 2 signs explaining that they needed to go down the ramp to get drinks & condiments.

Pros:

Price

Cons:

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