50’s Prime Time Café

Disney’s 50’s Prime Time Café is a taste of home during your Disney vacation. A unique and cozy dining experience, the 50’s Prime Time Café is where nostalgia meets comfort food. But the food isn’t the only thing that will make you feel at home.

The 50’s Experience

The entire restaurant was designed to recreate the look and feel of a classic 50’s home. Black and white TV’s are the focal point of each table broadcasting highlights of 50’s classic sitcoms. Knick-knacks adorn the shelving and cabinets. Checkered is the pattern of choice for décor.

The 50’s Prime Time Café has found it’s ideal home within Disney Hollywood Studios. The restaurant’s attention to detail almost makes you feel like you are taking a trip back in time. Either that, or walking into a very realistic movie set.

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Photo by Andrew Dupont

Home Style Cooking

The home-like feel of the restaurant might be what immediately draws you in. But it’s the delicious smell and taste of home cooking will keep you coming back.

While there is no denying the 50’s influence in the decors, you might see the biggest inspiration of era in the menu. Your visit will give you an instant flash back to the good old days before peanuts were banned, sugar was to be a avoided and no one even knew what gluten was? Ah, the good old days. The menu at the 50’s Prime Time Café boasts house specialties including meatloaf, chicken potpie, stuffed pork chops and fried chicken. Please note, special menu items are readily available for those with allergies and dietary restrictions.

No section of the menu goes untouched by 50’s influences. Whether you choose a classic, thick milkshakes, root beer float, or a cherry coke adorned with Dad’s eclectic ice cubes.

Although I always enjoy my entree, I have to admit that some of my favorite dishes come from the 50’s Prime Time Café dessert menu. Hint: try the Tradition Warm Apple Crisp, you won’t regret it. With options like Mom’s Brownie and Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake, you’ll want to make sure you save some room! I often have a hard time narrowing it down to only one choice.

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Photo by osseous

Be Treated Like Family

As if all the effort put forth into recreating at 50’s era home and meal weren’t enough, the food and location are only a part each reservation. This is Disney after all and a meal is never just a meal, it’s an entire experience. As such, as a guest at Disney’s 50’s Prime Time Café you will be treated like family. I mean this is in the truest, most basic sense. Servers double as mom or dad, aunt or uncle or even grandma. And don’t even think about skipping your vegetables, unless you also plan on foregoing dessert.

The 50’s Prime Time Café is a dining experience the whole family can appreciate.  I always look forward to our visit to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe.

The café is fun and interactive, not just because of the role of the staff. The whole theme of the restaurant brings back fond memories for parents and grandparents, while inspiring kids to ask questions about the past. Just try to explain to them the concept of black and white television in this digital age, truly fun for all.

Before You Say Goodbye

Disney’s 50’s Prime Time Café has built almost a cult like following of fans. Many guests, myself included, make it a point to visit the café at least once during each Disney trip. For this reason, I highly recommend making reservations to the 50’s Prime Time Café in advance of your trip. As with most Disney dining options, reservations can be made up to 180 days before your trip. To ensure you secure a reservation, book as far ahead as possible.

Overall, the 50’s Prime Time Café does not boast a menu full of exotic or cont

emporary flavors or dishes, which is exactly why fans love it. The 50’s Prime Time Cafe offers an authentic experience to the era that inspired it. If you are looking for a dining experience unlike any other at Disney along with a home-cooked meal, look no further than Disney’s 50’s Prime Time Café.

After all, no one does nostalgia quite like Disney.