Reviewing 50’s Prime Time Cafe

After a very lengthy pause, welcome back to another Disney Dining Review! In today’s review, we are going to examine all of the fun that you can have at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe, so read on for more details!

50’s Prime Time Cafe

The 50’s Prime Time Cafe is located over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park, and is an enjoyable place to eat. It is not a character dining restaurant, but what it lacks for in that regard, is totally made up for in the theming that the restaurant provides!

The moment you walk through the door to the restaurant, you really are transformed into the home of the family of the 50’s!  After you check-in, you are invited to hang out in the living room/family room to relax for a while.  If you would like a drink, you can go check out Dad’s liquor cabinet to see if there is anything you would like to drink before dinner.

After a short wait, you are called back to your table, and it is there that the fun really starts!  Last June we ate there, nine of us, and Ma, our waitress, did a great job of making sure that we all ate all our food!  When they sat us, she handed out the silverware, but there was only eight settings, and our table had nine.  When I mentioned it to “Ma”, immediately she went into a fit, “Oh, we’ve got a whiner!” in her best Jersey accent, and sang a song to me, that goes something like this:

“Every party needs a pooper and that’s why we invited you!
Party Pooper, Party Pooper!”

It was so funny!

Then it was Sherry’s turn to get in trouble.  She said something to “Ma” that I had done, and immediately Sherry became a tattletale!  Then we sang the same song to her!

What was funny though was that Sherry and Ma were from the same part of New Jersey!

To top off our fun meal, my sister-in-law Nancy didn’t eat all her green beans!  That was a serious no-no, and as a result, Nancy got her own special dessert, as you can see here.

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Nancy just couldn’t eat her veggies!

We have eaten at 50’s Prime Time Cafe twice, and in this particular restaurant, you will definitely get out of it what you put into it.  If you approach your reservation like you are just going to have a good meal and move on, you probably won’t enjoy it as much — despite the fact that the food is pretty good!  However, if you approach your reservation knowing that you are in for a fun time, and can enjoy yourself and play to the charm that the restaurant has, which is definitely in it’s wait staff, you will really enjoy yourself, and you will leave the restaurant knowing that this was one dinner you won’t soon forget!

This restaurant isn’t on our list of must eat at every vacation, but this is certainly a restaurant that we’ll eat at every few years!

So tell me, have you eaten at 50’s Prime Time Cafe?  If so, what did you think of it?  Worth it, or over-rated?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading! registered & protected



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


One Response to “Disney Dining Review: 50’s Primetime Cafe!”

  1. I have eaten there one and I had so much fun. We were served by an older brother and like Nancy, I didn’t eat all my vegetables and so I almost didn’t get to order dessert, In the end, brother relented and I got dessert but not before some teasing. Like you, it’s not on my must eat at list but fun every few years or so,