Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

We recently spent a family day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We were looking for a quick service spot for dinner and I had never tried the Backlot Express, so why not? This is my kid's go to spot when they are at the Studios. I hate to say it, but they like their soda when they are out and this is the only place in Disney Hollywood Studios where you can get free refills.  
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I've walked by the Backlot Express many times before I even knew it was a restaurant. You don't realize how big it is from the outside. I'm guessing it's one of Disney's biggest counter service restaurants in all the parks.

The theme here is just as the name states. It looks like it houses backlot items. There are a handful of different seating areas each with various backlot objects. You'll find a couple of rooms inside and then some outdoor seating as well. There is a patio that looks out onto the Jedi Training Academy Stage at Star Tours.
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios
The food is pretty basic theme park fast food. My kids like the Chicken Breast Nuggets and Bacon Cheeseburger. I was debating about the Spicy Buffalo Chicken Breast Nuggets since I love buffalo chicken. I asked the Cast Member her thoughts on the sandwiches. I noticed a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich and thought it could be a little healthier option. She said it basically tasted like a veggie pizza.

The sandwich was fine and she was right it did taste like a veggie pizza. If I come back next time I'd like to try the Southwest Salad with Chicken. They have Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad that sounds interesting. They had a bunch of cute flowerpot cupcakes on a rack behind the counter. I was surprised they didn't have them on display. 

I noticed their beer selection was just Budweiser and Yuengling. Can't do Bud and won't pay $7 for Yuengling.
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Chicken Breast Nuggets
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

There are three soda machines and condiment bars in the restaurant. We went when there was hardly anyone dining, so I'd imagine during busy times of day you may be waiting to fill up your cups.
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I thought the Backlot Express was ok. It was a nice place to get a break from the heat. I preferred it to ABC Commissary and Studio Catering Company. My favorite counter service spot at the Studios is Starring Rolls CafĂ©.  I can cross it off my list. I probably won't be coming back. There are other options I can still try like Min and Bill's Dockside Diner or stick with my tried and true Starring Rolls.
Dining at Walt Disney World ~ Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios