Dining Spotlight: 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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50's Prime Time Cafe

Bop into a fabulous fifties kitchenette at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where “Mom” cooks up classic favorites like meatloaf, fried chicken, pot roast and milk shakes. Meals are served up by relatives like Uncle Bob and Cousin Sue, along with “warnings” about not cleaning your plate or misbehaving at the table  – all in good Disney fun, of course.

The decor at 50’s Prime Time Cafe is sure to take you back in time. Although I am a child of the sixties, I always feel like I’m stepping back into my childhood when I see some of the knick knacks and wall decorations – many are exact replicas of some of the things found in my Grandma’s house.

50's Prime Time Cafe

You’re in for an extra treat when you get seated at a table with a TV. You’ll enjoy old black and white clips from popular prime time sitcoms like “Father Knows Best”, “Lost in Space”, and the original “Mickey Mouse Club.” It looks like David’s been here – I recognize his signature red cap sitting by the television. Good thing he took it off at the table. I’m certain he would have gotten a good talking to for that if he hadn’t! If you ever see David in the park with that red cap on, be sure to say hello.

Next door to 50′s Prime Time Cafe, the Tune-In Lounge looks like a family den from the ’50s, with black-and-white TVs and campy retro furniture. You can choose kitschy drinks from “Dad’s Liquor Cabinet” like Uncle Tim’s Melon Margarita, Scooter’s Long Island Iced Tea or an Electric Lemonade. Beer and wine is offered, too. In addition to refreshing adult beverages, you can order anything from the 50’s Prime Time menu. I often eat here at the bar when I am traveling solo.

If you’re looking for a big hit of nostalgia, coupled with some good old-fashioned comfort food and a hefty dose of Disney fun – you’ve found the place! Of course, so has everyone else so be sure to make reservations in advance, especially if you’ll be there at a busy time (like during free dining) – this is a very popular place.

50’s Prime Time Cafe Menu

Pot Roast - 50's Prime Time Cafe

Dad's Meat Loaf - 50's Prime Time Cafe

Non-Alcoholic Specialties

Glowing Character Punch
Minute Maid Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir cup with a glowing Disney Character Light

Mega-Berry Smoothie
Raspberry Purée and Nonfat Yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega (an excellent source of Omega-3)

Flavored Sodas
Coke blended with Vanilla or Cherry flavors – Unlimited Refills!

Mickey’s Bee Bop Drink
Delicious Cherry-flavored Sprite with Dad’s Glowing Electric Ice Cubes served in a souvenir cup

Root Beer or Coke Float 

Milk Shakes and Malts 


Aunt Annie’s Seafood Salad
Lump Blue Crab, Bay Scallops, and Shrimp tossed in Citrus Vinaigrette served on seasonal Greens

Chicken Noodle Soup
Hearty mixture of Chicken, Vegetables, and Egg Noodles

Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
Blue Cheese Dressing, Bacon, and Chives

Beer-battered Onion Rings for Two
served with Horseradish Sauce

Blue Claw Crab Cake
Lump Crab Cake served in Succotash with Chili Sauce and Crispy Onions


A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes
Crispy fried chicken, fork tender Pot Roast and Traditional Meatloaf with all the fixings

Grilled Boneless Pork Loin
glazed with Peppered Mushroom Gravy, with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken
served with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, and Southern Greens

Cousin Barry’s Olive Oil-poached Salmon
Mushroom Ragoût and Swiss Chard on Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Caesar Salad 
Romaine Lettuce tossed with Caesar Dressing, Grated Parmesan, and Garlic Croutons
with Chicken $13.49
with Salmon $15.99

50’s Prime Time Café Blue Plate Fish Special 
A healthy seasonal alternative with all the fixings
Market Price

Spaghetti and “Meatballs”
Multigrain Spaghetti and Vegetarian
Meatballs with Dad’s Marinara Sauce

Dad’s Traditional Meatloaf
Blend of Beef and Pork topped with Tomato Glaze served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast
slow-cooked ‘til fork tender served with Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, and Onions

Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie
A creamy Cheese mixture of Chicken, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Onions, and Peas topped with a flaky Pastry


Dad’s Brownie Sundae
Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, and Caramel Topping

No Sugar Added Cheesecake
topped with fresh Whipped Cream and Strawberry Sauce

Apple Cobbler 
Á la mode 7.49

50’s Boston Cream Parfait
Layers of Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Cream, and Pound Cake topped with Whipped Cream

Ice-Cream Sundaes 


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