Many consider the 1950’s to be the good old days. Dinner featured home cooking served on Formica table tops in kitchens with black and white checkerboard floors and some very interesting wallpaper. Disney brings meal time during the 1950’s back to life at 50’s Prime Time Café located at Hollywood Studios.
The lobby area screams 1950’s decor – from dark wood paneling to vinyl chairs to kitschy knick knacks and figurines. Like most of Hollywood Studios this is an idealistic representation of a bygone era.
Once seated you will find the décor spills over into the table areas. Seating is in semi-private areas complete with black and white TV’s airing vintage 1950’s shows. Make sure you keep an eye out for Walt Disney himself. Your server may be your “aunt” or “uncle” (mom’s back in the kitchen making dinner). Either way mind your manners! Elbows off the table, hats off of heads and eat all of your vegetables…or no dessert! The Cast Members here are wonderful and will play along with you as much (or little) as you’d like. Have fun with it!
Food here is exactly what you would expect – good old home cooking. Appetizers include chicken noodle soup, salads and the biggest onion rings you’ve ever seen. The main course includes fried chicken, meatloaf, pot roast (if you can’t decide there is a fabulous sampler plate), pork chops, salmon, pot pie and salads.
The little ones have their own throwback menu featuring a smaller sized chicken noodle soup, meatloaf, mac and cheese, chicken and grilled fish.
The dessert menu is brought to you on a vintage View Master so click away. The s’mores are unlike any s’more you’ve had before. Dad’s Brownie Sundae is extremely popular as is the 50’s Boston Cream Parfait. Old fashioned milkshakes are also available. Don’t miss the Peanut Butter and Jelly shake – it’s heaven on earth!
The 50’s Prime Time Café is open for lunch and dinner each day. This is a very popular restaurant and dining reservations are highly recommended. Reservations may be made 180 days in advance. If you have the Disney Dining Plan this restaurant is 1 table service entitlement per person. TIP: When on the dining plan milk shakes count as your drink, not dessert!
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