Eating a meal at the 50's Prime Time Cafe is like taking a small step back in time. From the food to the decor to the antics of the waitstaff - it really does feel like the 1950's.
The 50's Prime Time Cafe is in Disney's Hollywood Studios - just across the lake from the American Idol Experience and next to the Indiana Jones Stunt Show.
When you walk in, you'll find yourself in a 1950's living room. Complete with vintage furniture and kitschy decorations. Do you see anything here from your childhood?
There are a number of living rooms to check out - all of them playing black and white tv shows - from "Dick Van Dyke Show" to "Car 54 Where are you?" to "The Mickey Mouse Club." But my favorite are the public service announcements - with dating tips.
When you are seated in Mom's kitchen - be sure to look around at the fabulous details in the theming.
Keeping it in the family, the waitstaff will be your aunt, your uncle or even your cousin. And they are there to enforce mom's rules for sitting at the table. Don't wear your hat to the table. Make sure you don't put your elbows on the table. And most of all make sure you eat all your veggies before you ask for desert.
If you can't follow these rules, you might have to deal with things like: wearing a dunce cap; standing in the corner, your waiter making "chugga-chugga-choo-choo" noises while they bring a fork full of food to your mouth. Then again, you might even get a commendation for being a member of the clean plate club.
And what is on the menu at the Prime Time? It's traditional 50's comfort foods. You can also order drinks from Dad's liquor cabinet!
We started with the beer battered onion rings (served pouring out of a cute frying basket) and the blue claw crab cake over succotash.
For the main course we had sampler of Mom's favorite recipes (meatloaf, pot roast and Aunt Liz's fried chicken) served with mashed potatoes and green beans substituted for the greens) and Cousin Barry's olive oil poached salmon. They were both delicious - and next time I think I'll just get Liz's fried chicken - devine!!
On the dining plan, you can get a milkshake as your beverage - and I got the Peanut Butter and Jelly milkshake. Oh.My.Word - so, so, good. If you are a peanut butter lover, this is the drink for you. There was not much of a jelly taste to the shake (which makes me happy) - it was just creamy goodness.
And then we had dessert. We had the 50's Boston Creme Parfait and the Apple cobbler a la mode.
This is a really fun restaurant - great themeing and some delicious eats!
So...how about you? Have you experienced any of the antics at the 50's Prime Time?