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Here is why you may want to avoid Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant

Here is why you may want to avoid Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant

Not everyone will love Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ newest restaurant, Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Read this review to see why you may want to skip it.

Barbecue at Disney World

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Disney offers many dining options for guests, from popcorn to signature fine dining. One flavor profile Disney loves to incorporate in its dining location is barbecue. It feels like barbecue options are everywhere, making it difficult to choose where to eat.

Choose from Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge and Hoop-Dee-Doo at Fort Wilderness. Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom and Regal Eagle in Epcot are two prominent quick service dining locations in the theme parks. Disney Springs options include Polite Pig and House of Blues.


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Rustle up some tasty BBQ fare at this western-themed restaurant where you’ll see the world through the eyes of Andy’s toys. At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, you will be surrounded by Andy’s rodeo at play – everything from western towns and train station play sets. If you love Toy Story Land theming, then you’ll most likely enjoy eating here.

Plus, don’t miss the colorful popular character images, including a larger-than-life display of Jessie riding on the back of a Trixie pull toy! You can also view a scene of Bo Peep and her sheep posed to perform in the rodeo. From the ceiling to the floors you will find Toy Story theming.


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Head on over for some tasty vittles at our family-style BBQ! Highlights from the menu include a platter of house-smoked items, such as:

  • Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs
  • Buttercup’s Beef Brisket
  • There’s a Sausage in my Boot – Fire-Grilled Pork Sausage
  • BBQ Chicken – With Style

Plus, delight in Trixie’s Plant-Based Trio featuring:

  • Combat Carloflower with Harissa Drizzle and Walnut Gremolata
  • Scrumptious Bratwurst
  • Rip Roarin’ Rib Chop
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You can complement your meal with tasty side dishes and delectable desserts! When my husband and I (Susan) ate here, my favorite was the smoked chicken, and he devoured the ribs. Check out our Roundup Rodeo BBQ reviews HERE and HERE.

Meals here are served family style. You pay one price and receive as many plates as you desire. Pricing is $45/adult ages 10 and up and $25/child ages 3-9.

What We Loved

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First, this is a super fun dining spot for the entire family. While I (Susan) was a little disappointed Roundup Rodeo BBQ didn’t have Toy Story character meets, in the end, I felt like they made the right choice.

Everywhere you turn, you’ll feel like you’re in an extension of Toy Story Land. One of our favorite decorations was the larger than life Bo Peep with her adorable sheep.

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All of the dishes are made in-house and it really made a difference in food quality. All of the meat and plant-based meats were served hot, fresh, and plentiful.

The following three types of sauces are available:

  • Classic: vinegary based
  • Spicy: same as classic with an extra “pop”
  • Sweet: dark brown sugar base

However, we didn’t use much sauce because the meat was so tender and flavorful on its own. As for the sides, our favorites were the street corn and the potato salad. The watermelon was great, but the other salads didn’t have much flavor.

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These desserts come in tiny mason jars: Billy’s chocolate silk pie, Goat’s apple pie, Gruff’s peach-strawberry pie, Bo’s lemon and blueberry cheesecake. If you prefer a cupcake, then try the chocolate cake cupcake à la Forky.

Disney’s website says to select one per guest. But, our server said we could have as many desserts as we want! My daughter took him up on it and had 2 chocolate silk pie desserts.

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Besides the tasty food and charming decor, we also received excellent service. The servers really got into character, especially when they announced loudly, “Andy is coming!” Everyone freezes when they hear that until given the green light announcement that the coast is clear.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ offers Toy Story theming, delicious and plentiful food, and great service!

Why Avoid It

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The decor is charming and fun, but it is literally EVERYWHERE! There is nowhere for your brain to take a break from all the bright and bold decorations. For anyone with attention issues, this may be a concern. Sometimes, it can be hard to calm your brain down with so much stimulation going on at once.

There is nowhere for your brain to take a break from all the bright and bold decorations.

Another reason we may skip Rodeo Roundup BBQ is the volume. It is LOUD here! From various announcements and servers carrying on with guests to guests sitting close to one another, the volume is loud even by Disney standards.

In addition, there is so much commotion going on during dinner. Thankfully, we were seated in a corner table away from the hustle and bustle of movement. Being seated in the middle, you’ll encounter multiple servers and guests walking by your table.

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Did we love the food here? Yes. But my husband stated that he couldn’t really hear our conversation because he couldn’t filter out all of the noises. He was a good sport, but it seemed overwhelming to him. If you’re looking for a restful meal, then this Rodeo Roundup BBQ isn’t the place for you.

If someone in your party has sensory issues or gets overwhelmed easily by noise, bright decor and lots of activity, this may not be the restaurant for you.


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Don’t let this stop you from trying some of Disney World’s barbecue restaurants though. For alternatives, check out my review of the BEST BBQ restaurants at Disney HERE. If you’re looking for fun and excellent food in a quieter environment, then consider 50s Prime Time or Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For those that prefer to snack at Disney, don’t miss our favorite Hollywood Studios snacks HERE.

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If you love spending time in Toy Story Land, Woody’s Lunch Box provides tasty and quick food with outdoor seating. If you’re in the mood for delicious ice cream treats, take the boat from Hollywood Studios to the Beaches and Cream restaurant located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Have you tried Roundup Rode BBQ restaurant? If so, did you think it was sensory overload or so much fun? Are you planning to try it in the future? Please let us know in the comments and share this post with someone thinking about dining here.

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