Welcome to week two of MUNCHY MONDAY! Last time we launched MUNCHY MONDAY by paying homage to my favorite WDW snack: Pineapple Dole Whip. Whenever I say Pineapple Dole Whip, I hear the sparkling sound of an angel chorus singing harmonious “ahhhhs” in my brain. It’s just that good.
But as delicious as Pineapple Dole Whip is, sometimes you need a full meal. So this week MUNCHY MONDAY is devoted to a delicious restaurant that delivers lunch and dinner with a side of silliness: 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
As the name suggests, stepping inside this restaurant is like stepping into the 1950s. But more specifically, your mom’s kitchen in the 1950s. Teapots and other knickknacks are scattered about, the walls are covered in wallpaper, square black and white tile stretches out over the floor, the chairs are decked in vinyl and chrome, and lacy curtains hang in the windows. Old fashioned televisions with knobs dials are scattered around the restaurant playing clips from classic black and white television for your enjoyment as you eat.
The menu shows off the entire family’s best recipes. Favorites include Dad’s Grilled Pork Chop, Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken, Cousin Ann’s Traditional Meatloaf, Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast, and Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie. There are plenty of mashed potatoes, green beans, and collard greens to go around! Milkshakes make a special treat with dinner. Be sure to try the 50’s Prime Time Café’s specially flavored Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake! For the adults in the house, specialty cocktails are served from Dad’s Liquor Cabinet. Or, check out the Tune-In Lounge where you can watch television, try one of the classic cocktails, and order from the menu if you get hungry.
Waiters clad in yellow aprons and waitresses in pink gingham dresses are all members of the family here, and they treat you as if you’re at home. Mind your manners and keep your elbows off the table or you may just hear a mini-lecture. Be sure to eat your veggies too, if you don’t, they may be spoon fed to you or you may be denied dessert (not really of course!).
When it comes time to order dessert, you’ll be handed a View Master to take a look at the menu. Flipping through, you’ll see choices such as warm apple crisp, ice cream sundaes, and cheesecake. No sweet tooth will go unsatisfied in Mom’s kitchen.
50’s Prime Time Café brings great home-style favorites to the table and their silly antics guarantee you’ll have plenty of laughs as long as you’ve brought your sense of humor. As with any Table Service restaurant, be sure to make a reservation.