I spent $58 at Disney World's latest restaurant, a 'Toy Story'-themed barbecue joint, and I'll positively be again

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is the most recent restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

jenna posing in front of roundup rodeo bbq in hollywoos studios

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is in Toy Story Land on the theme park.

Jenna Clark


Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a family-style, table-service restaurant serving barbecue favorites at Hollywood Studios. It is positioned just a few steps contained in the entrance entrance of Toy Story Land.

Since this can be a new restaurant, it was fairly troublesome for me to snag a reservation — I used to be solely capable of safe an 8:30 p.m. desk.

I do not usually eat late at night time (particularly with regards to all-you-can-eat barbecue fare), so I confirmed up about 50 minutes early to ask if I might get seated.

There is a enjoyable, themed ready space outdoors the restaurant.

themed toy waiting area outside roundup rodeo bbq in hollywood studios

The decor all through Toy Story Land makes you’re feeling such as you’ve shrunk right down to the scale of a toy.

Jenna Clark


The ready space was outdoors and there was a lot decor to have a look at, together with string lights and pencil constructions.

I significantly appreciated the domino benches, which supplied a snug place to sit down whereas I waited for my desk. 

I used to be glad and impressed that I used to be capable of be seated half-hour early.

decorated dining room at roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

It did not take lengthy for my desk to be prepared.

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I did not assume my early check-in request could be granted because it was solely the third day the restaurant was open and it was booked. However I used to be glad, hungry, and desperate to get inside.

Earlier than sitting down, I acquired my picture taken towards a themed backdrop.

jenna posing in the photo area at roundup rodeo bbq in hollywood studios

The workers provided to take my picture.

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I believed the prop horses on the picture spot had been a pleasant contact. It nods to the restaurant’s toy theming and added to its general aesthetic.

The plates had been glass, however they had been made to appear to be paper picnic plates.

closeup shot of the fake paper plates at roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

I liked all of the little nostalgic touches.

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When our server first introduced over the plates, I could not imagine they had been manufactured from glass and never paper.

For my drink, I attempted a candy tea, which was included within the worth of the meal.

glass of sweet tea form roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

Candy tea from Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

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I believed the candy tea was good, however it was considerably sweeter as I acquired towards the underside of the glass.

I in all probability ought to’ve stirred it round extra whereas I used to be consuming it.

We began off our meal with the Prospector’s home made cheddar biscuits with sweet-pepper jelly.

basket of cheddar biscuits and jelly from roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

Cheddar biscuits with jelly from Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

Jenna Clark


The biscuits had been the most effective issues I ate right here. I appreciated how the sweet-pepper jelly complemented the savory bread.

Then we had been served three sorts of salad.

three different salads served at roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

There have been fruit- and vegetable-based salads for the desk.

Jenna Clark


Of the three salads — Rex’s romaine and kale salad, Wheezy’s watermelon salad, and Rootin’ Tootin tomato salad — the romaine and kale was my favourite.

I like when salads have cranberries and seeds, and this one had each.

The primary skillet was stuffed with smoked meats.

main skillet of food at roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

The barbecue did not disappoint.

Jenna Clark


The hearty predominant skillet got here with beef brisket, fire-grilled pork sausage, and barbecue hen. 

We rigorously chosen our 4 sides for the desk.

four bowls of side dishes at roundup rodeo bqq in hollywood studios

The entire sides go completely with barbecue.

Jenna Clark


Our server made certain to stroll us by all of the aspect choices earlier than ordering. We might select 4 of the eight out there for the desk.

I selected potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, and fried pickles. However veggie slaw, greens, corn on the cob, and loaded potato barrels had been additionally out there. 

The potato salad was tremendous creamy and scrumptious.

bowl of potato salad from roundup rodeo bbq in hollywood studios

Potato salad from Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

Jenna Clark


I usually do not take pleasure in potato salad, however I made a decision that since I used to be at a brand new restaurant, I might give it a attempt. And I used to be glad I did.

The red-skinned potatoes had been scrumptious, and the salad had simply the correct quantity of creaminess with out going overboard.

I want the dessert was higher (and larger).

hand holding up chocolate pie dessert at roundup rodeo bbq in hollywood studios

There is a small pie for dessert.

Jenna Clark


Every visitor is allowed to pick out one of many 4 mini jarred desserts — Bo’s lemon and blueberry cheesecake, Goat’s apple pie, Gruff’s peach-strawberry pie, and Billy’s chocolate-silk pie. I selected chocolate. 

I believed it was good, however it was very small and underwhelming compared to the remainder of the meal. It additionally wasn’t my favourite in comparison with different all-you-can-eat meals at Disney World.

Fortunately, my server was capable of carry me over one of many Forky cupcakes.

hand holding up a forky cupcake at roundup rodeo bbq in hollywood studios

There are additionally Forky cupcakes, normally reserved for teenagers.

Jenna Clark


I might seen the Forky cupcake throughout social media earlier than going to the restaurant, however I did not understand it was just for children till I arrived. 

I used to be disenchanted, so I made a decision to ask my server to see if it could be attainable for her to carry one over. Fortunately, she was capable of.

Though the servers had been very concerned, I want characters had been a part of the eating expertise.

servers freezing in the middle of roundup rodeo bbq at hollywood studios

You’ll be able to’t meet Woody and Buzz on the restaurant.

Jenna Clark


One among my favourite components of the meal was when the servers froze when it was introduced that “Andy was coming,” similar to the toys in “Toy Story.”

Andy did not really come, nor did every other characters, however the bulletins made me really feel prefer it might’ve been a character-dining expertise.

I feel I’d’ve appreciated it extra if characters had been there, particularly these you may’t frequently meet within the parks, like Trixie and Rex.

I paid about $58 to dine at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and it is considered one of my new go-tos at Hollywood Studios.

jenna posing for a selfie insider roundup rodeo bbq in hollywoos studios

I like Roundup Rodeo BBQ as a sit-down choice.

Jenna Clark


My invoice got here out to $57.93 after tax and tip. 

I believed the value was truthful contemplating how a lot meals I used to be given. I even might’ve requested extra if I needed. 

I am not an enormous fan of lots of the table-service eating places at Hollywood Studios (excluding the Hollywood Brown Derby). However Roundup Rodeo BBQ is one I can see myself returning to sooner or later with family and friends.


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