The Picky Eater Review: 50’s Prime Time Café

We went out to dinner at a new Disney restaurant so you know what that means! It’s time for my next Picky Eater Review!

It’s been a minute since we ate at a sit-down restaurant anywhere so I know it’s been a long time since my last review. I’m hoping to get out to more in the near future, it’s just been crazy since Horror Nights started last month. We are barely home and honestly barely go anywhere other than Universal. Come November, we will have a lot more free time and hopefully we can fit in some more outings.

On to the review!

Our anniversary weekend just occurred and we decided to keep it low key. We are trying to save for a trip to Disneyland in February so we weren’t trying to spend our entire bank account on dinner. SO, we decided to go to 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This restaurant has been on our want-to-try list for a while and I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint.Jessamack_50's Prime Time CaféI’ve heard good things about 50’s Prime Time Café, from the atmosphere to the servers to the food.

I LOVED the atmosphere of the place. It was the first time we actually took a second to look around. The 50’s style is so cute and it really does feel like you are in “Mom’s” house. The servers are hysterical. We watched one spoon feed a guest with the airplane technique and no one could stop laughing. If you like to have a little bit of entertainment with your meal, without it going to over the top, then this is the place for you. Just remember to keep your elbows off of the table.

The menu isn’t very big here but they have a well-rounded amount of choices so everyone will be able to find something to eat.

To start, we shared the Beer-battered Onion Rings with Horseradish sauce. These were seriously some of the best onion rings I’ve ever eaten. Also, we were extremely hungry and started eating them before they even hit the table. Not really, but I forgot about taking a picture before we started eating. You do get more onion rings than what is pictured below. Just figured I’d let you know that.Jessamack_50's Prime Time CaféWe then had our main course.. naturally. The famous entrées here are:

Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken – served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy and seasonal vegetables

Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf – blend of beef and pork topped with tomato glaze served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans

Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie – creamy mixture of chicken, mushrooms, carrots, celery, onions and peas topped with a flaky pastry

Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast – slow-cooked ’til fork tender served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown gravy, garnished with Julienne carrots and celery

So naturally, hearing these were the best, I got the Pot Roast and Mike got the Sampler which is the Meatloaf, the Pot Roast and the Fried Chicken. It’s a really good way to try all of the things. I am really happy with my decision just to get the Pot Roast. It was SO GOOD. It was most definitely fork tender. The mashed potatoes were super creamy and the gravy had a great flavor.Jessamack_50's Prime Time CaféJessamack_50's Prime Time CaféAs for the others, the Fried Chicken wasn’t anything special to us. We both think Homecomin’s chicken is better. The Meatloaf was very good. I don’t have much to compare it too as I am not a huge meatloaf eater but I would eat it again if that helps.

Since this was a special dinner for us we decided to treat ourselves to dessert also. I got the Traditional Warm Apple Crisp…tumblr_p3wiplDPM91wzypxlo1_500It was pretty good. It’s hard to make a bad apple crisp to be honest.Jessamack_50's Prime Time CaféMike got the famous Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake. This thing is basically made with a gallon of ice cream and tastes like you are just eating really cold peanut butter. It’s not my cup of tea. I really like peanut butter but not that much. I don’t have a picture, it wasn’t really photogenic lol.

The last thing I want to add is that the food came out hella fast. Our reservation was for 5:10 and we left at like 6. When we ordered the onion rings, they came out in about 2 minutes. Our food was just as fast. So if you’re looking for a place that has a really quick turnaround, this is it.

So that wraps that up. It’s definitely picky eater approved. I won’t be back any time soon just because of all of the other places I need to experience, but I would 100% recommend it to friends and family if they were looking for a place to eat. Especially in Hollywood Studios, which is pretty sparse right now when it comes to food options.

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