5 Reasons to Love Disney’s 50s Prime Time Cafe

by Carrie McLaren with no comments

You’ll take a step back in time when you visit the 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney Hollywood Studios. With a retro theme, you’ve entered Mom’s house and she’s in the kitchen cooking up your favorite dishes.

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to introduce some friends to this great restaurant and they couldn’t stop raving about it. Here’s a look at what to expect at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe

50s Prime Time Cafe Sign Walt Disney World

Comfort Foods

The food at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe features family favorites like fried chicken, meatloaf, olive-oil poached salmon, chicken pot pie and my personal favorite Mom’s old fashioned pot roast.  After our long day at the parks, it was nice to have true comfort food for dinner!

Check out the 50’s Prime Time Cafe menu to choose your favorite dish.

50's Prime Time Cafe Pot Roast

Fun with Desserts

For dessert, check out the Peanut Butter & Jelly milkshake — it tastes better than it sounds, promise. There’s also Dad’s Brownie Sundae and a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. To see the dessert menu, just pick up the Viewfinder toy located on your table.

Of course, if you don’t eat your vegetables – you won’t be offered dessert. The goal is to become a member of the clean plate club.

50's Prime Time Cafe Server with Food - Credit WDW Scott Miller

image courtesy of Walt Disney World/ Scott Miller

Mind Your Manners

During our visit, cousin Janice (everyone is family here!) was quick to lay down the rules at Mom’s house – mind your manners, eat your vegetables, no games (cell phones) and elbows off the table.

She was a hoot and at times we weren’t sure if she was really mad at us or not.  Of course, in true Disney style – it’s all in good fun and part of the experience.

50's Prime Time Cafe Group Photo

Travel Back In Time

The decor around the restaurant makes you feel like you’ve stepped inside the 50s and your eating in someone’s house.

If you’re lucky, you might even get a table with a television to watch clips from classic shows…there’s even a few Disney videos too.

50's Prime Time Cafe Interior

Don’t Miss the Tune-In Lounge 

If you can’t get a reservation, check out the adjacent Tune-In Lounge. While it’s a bar/lounge themed to serve up Dad’s favorite concoctions – if you can snag a seat at the bar, you can order food there too! Plus, have them serve you up one of Dad’s favorite drinks — perfect way to end the day at the parks.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience on your Disney World vacation, I’d highly recommend the 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney Hollywood Studios.   Be sure and ask for Janice as your waitress, but remember mind your manners!

Have you been to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe? 

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