We’re sharing our full review of Roundup Rodeo BBQ, located at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be Woody, Buzz, and all of their friends in Andy’s Room? Well, now you can with a visit to Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the newest table service restaurant located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I recently had the opportunity to dine at Roundup Rodeo BBQ for dinner. The restaurant opened only a few months ago in March of 2023 so this experience is quite new and unique. Keep scrolling to discover a review of our experience, the food, and of course, the fun decor that adorns the restaurant.
Honorary Toys at Roundup Rodeo BBQ
Visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can veer to the right of the park and head towards Toy Story Land. Nestled in the front of the Toy Story Land section, Roundup Rodeo BBQ offers the perfect theming next to Slinky Dog Dash. Whether you are heading to the park just for dinner or spending the afternoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this restaurant is a great option for dinner.
One of the best parts of the restaurant is the amazing “toy-size” decor that decorates the room. The best way we can describe this? Imagine packing up Toy Story Mania! and setting up tables. That’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ! From train station playsets to Bo Peep and her sheep, there is so much to be drawn to in the restaurants. It is essentially an extension of the theme park in which it resides. We were blown away by every little detail that you can actually find everywhere. Take it from us and remember to look up because the details keep flowing into the ceiling.
But, the details don’t stop in the decorations in the restaurant. They flow all the way into your meal and plates too! Since this is a rodeo, you might expect some paper plates to eat your meal on! Well, they take it a step further and provide plates that actually look just like paper plates but they are ceramic.
A Family-Style BBQ
Now, you might be thinking, this is great! It sounds like such a fun atmosphere but what about the food? We are excited to share some details about Roundup Rodeo BBQ’s delicious menu. Roundup Rodeo has a family-style bbq menu that includes appetizers, entrée, dessert, and non-alcoholic soda fountain beverages like Coca-Cola products and fresh brewed iced tea. Available for lunch and dinner, a meal costs $45 per adult or $25 per child (ages 3-9).
Drinks for All (Toys)
Toys of all ages have some delicious drink options to enjoy. If you are a “Lil’ Rider” or one at heart, some of the popular non-alcoholic beverages that have an upcharge include Molly’s Frozen Iced Tea, the Frozen Cowpoke Cocoa, or the Partysaurus Tex.
Grown toys can enjoy some themed drinks such as the Rum on the Range, the Grown-Up’s PB&J and the Snake Eye Margarita. During our visit, we tried the Rattler Rum Punch, which was so good and refreshing on a hot day. Again, these all require an additional charge on top of your all-you-care to enjoy price. If beer, wine, and hard ciders are your choice, a variety of these are available for an extra charge.
Appetizers (Including Delicious Biscuits)
As you say “Howdy” to your meal, you’ll get to enjoy the famous Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits with Sweet Pepper Jelly. Most people describe these as being similar to Red Lobster’s famous biscuits.
Also, starting out the meal are your greens. The menu shows three options for the greens and all are included with your meal. The options include the Rootin’ Tootin’ Tomato Salad, Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad and Wheezy’s Watermelon Salad. (Note: Since we dined at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the menu has changed – as of 2024, there are now only two salad choices.)
Entrées at Roundup Rodeo BBQ
The main event of the meal is the all-you-care-to-enjoy platter of house-smoked items. There are options available if you enjoy plant-based options instead. The meat-based platter includes the Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs, Buttercup’s Beef Brisket, There’s a Sausage in my Boot and BBQ Chicken- with Style! The plant-based trio option includes a Combat Carloflower, Scrumptious Bratwurst, and the Rip Roarin’ Rib Chop. Also available on request is the Cedar Plank Saloon Salmon. All of these items can be ordered as many times as you would like.
In addition to these platters, guests are able to select four sides for the table from a list of eight different sides. Options include the Mean Old Potato Salad, The Married Spuds, The Claw! Veggie Slaw, Force Field Fried Pickles, Campfire-Roasted Vegetables, Slinky Doooooooooog Mac and Cheese, Buckin’ Baked Beans, and Cowpoke Corn on the Cob. Once you select your first four, you are able to select different sides when you order more.
Every toy loves some dessert right? Each guest can select one mini pie-in-a-jar with options like Bo’s Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake, Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie, Goat’s Apple Pie and Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie. And whether you are a kid or kid at heart, you can also order the Lil’ Riders Cupcake a la Forky.
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Food Review
We loved the food at Roundup Rodeo BBQ. We really enjoyed the cheddar biscuits and how warm they were served. Members of our party also tried the salads, which they thought were absolutely delicious and refreshing.
For the main event, we thought all of the meats were really good, super flavorful, and worth a try. Our favorites included Buttercup’s Beef Brisket and Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs. Try adding some of the Sweet BBQ sauce on the side for dipping. We can’t miss the sides, either! We ordered the Cowpoke Corn on the Cob, the Slinky Doooooooooog Mac and Cheese, the Campfire-Roasted Vegetables, and the Married Spuds. We recommended all of these sides as they were so delicious and perfect with a BBQ meal.
For dessert, we tried Bo’s Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake, Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie, and Cupcake a la Forky. All were so good and reminded us of finishing up a meal at a home BBQ with some pie. But remember, by the time you get to dessert, you are probably going to be stuffed.
It’s not all just food and games when you’re a toy. You need to make sure Andy doesn’t find you. Throughout the meal, you’ll hear different types of prompts over the loudspeaker. You might hear Sarge tell you about a Lemonade Stand or Woody announce Partysaurus Rex. And one of the most fun and engaging prompts comes when everyone needs to freeze because none other than Andy’s coming. Keep an eye on the cast members since they do some fun things when they need to freeze!
The whole atmosphere at Roundup Rodeo BBQ is unique and provides toys, young and old, a unique dining experience. We loved the food, the atmosphere, and the immersive experience. We would definitely recommend giving Roundup Rodeo BBQ a try.
What You Need to Know about Roundup Rodeo BBQ
If it’s your first time visiting Roundup Rodeo BBQ, here are a few things you need to know to make the most of your time:
- As one of the newest restaurants at WDW, Roundup Rodeo BBQ requires Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR). We logged on to the MyDisney Experience App at 6 AM and there were only a few time slots left, so make sure you don’t wait.
- This restaurant is perfect for both adult and kid toys. Kids can enjoy the same platter as adults for $25 per child.
- The whole place is a major photo op so make sure you are always taking pictures! While there are no characters, the colors and decor are just too fun to not remember!
Learn More About Roundup Rodeo BBQ
Want to learn even more about Roundup Rodeo, including the making of the menu? Subscribe to get the August issue of WDW Magazine, where you can read an exclusive conversation with some of the Cast Members who designed the menu at Roundup Rodeo BBQ.