Disney Dining Review: 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Today we are at Hollywood Studios checking out 50’s Key Time Cafe. This is someplace I haven’t been to before, but my mom would generally rave about this spot. She has the finest reminiscences of this restaurant from when she was more youthful. Recognizing all the exciting she’s had below made me fired up for this evaluation. Ahead of we grab our forks and dive in, let us see how Disney describes the eating location.

Classic American comfort food items,’50s kitsch and a great outdated-fashioned loved ones accumulating acquire you back to a bygone era.

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What Disney does not mention is that the personnel listed here is nothing at all like the solid customers you see in the parks. This is a themed dining expertise, significantly like Whispering Canyon at Wilderness Lodge. Below they address you like family. The forged customers are your cousins, and they can be sassy. In advance of they get into their schtick, they request if you are ok with it. Of system, we reported of course. It’s humorous and a diverse expertise than you’d get any place else at Hollywood Studios, which is why I feel their menu goods are dear. It can get loud, and you may be emotionally drained from the banter by the close of your food.


Ryno ordered the Deviled Eggs to share with Teresa. He claimed, “it was okay, but they did not wow me,” and that he’s experienced better but always likes to buy deviled eggs if it is on the menu to try out them. Teresa liked them but assumed that the jalapeno would have been far better if it had been in the egg and not positioned on major. The meals item’s description states, “Ask your server for today’s choice,” so the variety of deviled eggs might change. These are priced at $11, which I consider is a “normal” price.

Teresa got Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge which is a plant-based option. On this wedge salad, they have bacon produced out of rice paper. Rice Paper Bacon. I tried using a piece of this bacon, and it was mouth watering. It had the crunch that you want bacon would have. By some means it experienced all the appropriate flavors much too. It was very exciting, but it tasted excellent. It was also covered in a plant-based mostly ranch that went perfectly with that crunchy “bacon.” The wedge salad also cost $11, the common Disney appetizer selling price.

Panda purchased the Beer-battered Onion Rings. Now I am a sucker for onion rings, so I experienced the tiniest chunk ever mainly because I experienced no plan what was used in the batter, so I did not want to get unwell because of my allergy. After I took a bite, we both equally agreed they could’ve been crunchier. They tasted excellent, but it was missing that texture. It was just a small way too mushy for onion rings. This appetizer is priced at $12, which I just can’t fully agree with. It should’ve been a $10 dish for the reason that it is very little distinctive.

Overall, the appetizers ended up all right, almost nothing special.


Ryno bought the Sustainable Verlasso Salmon which was introduced nicely, but the meal was just ok. He located a bone in the Salmon, which can transpire, but it does bring down the mood of the knowledge. The potatoes weren’t as warm as they should’ve been. His potatoes have been also various from the other people at the table, and he considered the dish could’ve been far better with individuals other potatoes. This dish charges $27, a significant cost for a not-so-great meal.

Teresa obtained Cousin Megan’s Classic Meatloaf. She explained it was superior, but that meatloaf she helps make is way greater. She did like that it was built with a mix of pork and beef. She relished her mashed potatoes, but she did substitute the environmentally friendly beans for corn. Teresa is not a supporter of their inexperienced beans, but she pointed out that the corn tasted refreshing. Over-all she reported it was a first rate meal and that it hadn’t changed given that the final time she ordered it. The meatloaf meal price tag $23.

I purchased Cousin Harold’s Vegetable Garden, and the price tag on the menu is listed as Current market Price tag, which I assumed was really strange. I concluded that it is attainable that this dish changed dependent on what they have. The description says, “A Seasonal Alternative with all the Fixings,” so I experienced a lot of thoughts. Our provider Daniel educated me that it is a pasta dish filled with all sorts of veggies blended with a purple sauce. There is also an selection to incorporate tofu he explained it as “chicken tofu,” which means its chicken flavors and is lower like rooster strips.

The tofu didn’t have much flavor, but I consider the sauce designed it tough to obtain the flavor. The crimson sauce was spicy, and I do not mean Disney spicy I indicate truly spicy, which I beloved. I was stunned to get that substantially of a kick out of a dish below at Hollywood Studios. That crimson sauce truly stood out to me it designed the dish so significantly much better, which led me to charge the food an 8 out of 10. Later on, we uncovered out the price tag it was $21 in complete.

Panda purchased Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Hen which will come with corn and roasted garlic mashed potatoes with rooster gravy. He reported, “the rooster was excellent, but it was not great” and that “it could’ve been additional tender.” The pores and skin was really crispy, and it was the section of the rooster with the most flavor. He in contrast it to Kentucky Fried Chicken which, anything that resembles KFC, shouldn’t be $26. The mashed potatoes were being tasty, according to panda, but he wished the gravy was hotter. Just like Teresa, he also thought the corn was contemporary.

Last Thoughts

This sort of dining knowledge isn’t for everybody. All the banter can grow to be draining and appear to be disruptive. Individually, I loved the performative component of the restaurant, but I did go away a bit drained. I had to grab some caffeine soon after to wake me up. I imagine company gravitate to this eating locale since of the unique theming and for the reason that the menu has recognizable food. The foodstuff was not the finest even though, and I consider it was also high-priced for what we acquired. When I say highly-priced, I signify for every plate, not the grand whole. My mystery pasta should’ve been $17, but they upcharge because of the unique working experience.

50’s Primary Time Cafe isn’t for absolutely everyone. As Ryno has stated, if you never like audience participation, then this is not the eating area for you. If you want to consume someplace at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I would endorse checking out Sci-Fi Dine-In. It is really themed but much more laid back, and there is no viewers participation.

If you enjoy encounters like this, I recommend examining out Whispering Canyon at Wilderness Lodge mainly because they do some thing comparable. I like Whispering Canyon the foodstuff and environment and the cast users are extraordinary. Talking of cast members, I want to shout out to our server, Cousin Daniel. He never broke character, he saved us laughing the overall time, and you can tell he enjoys his job.

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Hi, I’m Erica, and I generate about all issues Disney. In advance of performing for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also carried out at Disney. I have these kinds of an immense appreciate for concept parks to the issue I analyzed them in school.