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Jules3Kids
05-20-2008, 12:50 PM
I just booked this for a late lunch during our upcoming (first-ever!) trip to WDW. I was trying to get Sci-Fi but they were booked on the day I wanted but the very nice CM on the phone told me 50's Prime Time had an opening, so I went ahead and took it.
What's it like? I know my mom will love it, as she was a Mickey Mouse Club watcher back then....:)
Is the food allright? The atmosphere looks fun, that never worries me in Disney!
Thanks for any help!:yay:

Disney loving Iowan
05-20-2008, 12:59 PM
This is a must do for us! The atmosphere is great. The servers treat you like family and will scold you for having you elbows on the table or not cleaning your plate! We have always liked the food especially the roast beef. They have a good selection and the shakes are wonderful!

iHEARTflorida
05-20-2008, 01:07 PM
we have just booked an ADR for 50's too, it was between 50's and Sci-fi and we finally decided on 50's. cant wait!

HonnyDipp
05-20-2008, 01:12 PM
I was also considering Sci-Fi over 50's but then I heard that the service and food isnt as good at Sci-Fi and I thought that my family would enjoy the theme better at 50's Prime Time. So we decided on 50's for Nov. 19th. I have already decided, I want the pot roast!

kelleigh1
05-20-2008, 01:17 PM
You'll get both positive and negative feedback on 50's. I've heard quite a bit of negative over the years, but hubby and I booked it for our trip this past November mainly because of the themeing. But we absolutely loved the food. Hubby got the fried chicken for his entree and the s'mores for dessert. I tried the chicken and it was delicious! Not the least bit greasy. The s'mores looked fantastic. I got the salmon for my entree and the angel food cake for dessert. I cleaned my plate on the entree. It was really good.

We had Aunt Jennifer as our server. She was very nice and we really enjoyed watching her interaction with the large group next to us too. It was a fun night and we're glad we still decided to go despite some of the bad reviews.

Wendy5055
05-20-2008, 01:21 PM
When we went 2 yrs ago, DH received a "Clean Plate Award" and the waiter threatened to hang it on the wall for all to see it was SO clean!!! :lmao: The kids loved the waiter "Cousin Vinnie" (he threw their straws at them) and they had conversations with him about numerous things!!! He told my DH's mother she had to clean her place or no dessert!!! :lmao:

We had tons of fun!!! The food was good...not gourmet, but good.

iHEARTflorida
05-20-2008, 01:23 PM
I have already decided, I want the pot roast!

me too, that's what made me decide 50's over Sci-Fi

JoePa4Ever
05-20-2008, 01:43 PM
50's is a fun place to eat. We skipped it last year & I really missed it, so I made sure to get an ADR there this year. I really like the theming of 50's: eating at a 50's style kitchen table. Also, the servers are usually very good about being into "character." As a previous poster stated, the food is not gourmet, but it is good, solid traditional food that your mom would make.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
05-20-2008, 02:30 PM
My family and I had lunch there two different times and each time was great. Our server was very much into their character, we were told the rules of the restaurant right away and the food was very good.

1000th happy haunt
05-20-2008, 02:39 PM
We just ate at the 50s Prime Time on Mother's Day, and it was the last time we'll eat there.

We've eaten there three times, and two times the server just wasn't into the role. I would have overlooked my overcooked fish sandwich if the server was more interactive on Mother's Day, but she wasn't. I tried my best to act up, but she just didn't respond.

It's just not worth it for us.

pooh6890
05-20-2008, 02:52 PM
After going the last couple of times, we have crossed this off our list. The food and service was just ok. The greens (whatever they are) were just gross. My nephew wouldn't eat them, even after our server embarrassed him over and over again. I finally took her aside and asked her politely to "stop it". We are fun people, but she was over the top. Also, they are or were very short on bus people because she was serving and sweeping up at the same time. She was under the tables picking up food and sweeping so much that I was afraid that dust would get into our food. After her cleaning up, I am sure that she did not wash her hands. Yuck!

HopperFan
05-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Have been to both of them on trips. Much preferred food and service at 50's.

Was there last week and DS wanted to try Sci Fi (he had not been with me the other trip). We had great service this time but food still average. The decor is really clever but the movies are dull and difficult to converse sitting in a car, two to a seat. And worse if you are sharing a car with another group.

Come this September we booked 50's again..... but not returning to Sci Fi.

Puccaw
05-20-2008, 03:25 PM
The food at 50's was amazing!! We all enjoyed Sci Fi but it was a little too dark for me. 50's just reminded me on my Nanny's kitchen way back in the day. Enjoy!

SuzieN
05-20-2008, 05:31 PM
50's Prime Time is my whole family's favorite restaurant in WDW. The food is really good [especially the fried chicken!] and if your server is into it it's a lot of fun too!

hammie59
05-20-2008, 07:34 PM
We had a really good time at 50's. The atmosphere was fun, and we were lucky to get a server who played it up, "Cousin Joey" was his name. I had the fried chicken which was good, but the mashed potatos and the greens were gross (I normally like both). We had a group of 8 comprised of 4 adults, 2 teenagers, a 5yr old and a 1yr old. We ALL enjoyed it. The best part was when the server spoon fed my DH his mashed potatos (he didn't like them either) and the "corn sundae" they brought out for one of the teens as a joke since he didn't finish his veggies. I had the "Dad's brownie" for dessert and it was so good. My DH got the smores, but wasn't happy since they weren't very melted. They offered him another choice, but he was too stuffed so he declined. Anyhow, I was very happy we finally tried this place. The fun made up for the few items we didn't like. I'd go back again. :thumbsup2

deslynnpatterson
05-20-2008, 09:12 PM
I just booked this for a late lunch during our upcoming (first-ever!) trip to WDW. I was trying to get Sci-Fi but they were booked on the day I wanted but the very nice CM on the phone told me 50's Prime Time had an opening, so I went ahead and took it.
What's it like? I know my mom will love it, as she was a Mickey Mouse Club watcher back then....:)
Is the food allright? The atmosphere looks fun, that never worries me in Disney!
Thanks for any help!:yay:


You will have a blast here!! Excellent food and service-- just remember if you do not finish your vegaetables you will lieterally be in for a " treat":) but i will not spoil the fun

Corinne
05-20-2008, 09:40 PM
50's has been on our "must dine" list for years. I love the fried chicken there. They used to serve green beans and now they serve collard greens, and yes, they ARE gross! They also changed the delicious onion rings which were so yummy. :sad2: Huge disappointment. We have not crossed it off our list yet, but I do miss the things that make different restaurants at the World special. I blame the whole "free dining" thing. Let us know how you like it there!

MJMcBride
05-20-2008, 09:42 PM
I hate the Prime Time. The food is mediocre and the schtick is irritating and distracting. Of course, distracting you from the food may be a good idea

undertheseas
05-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Love it!! Love the fried cheese, fried onion rings, fried chicken.....hum, healthy it is not but it's really tasty! I love the antics and the themeing here is great.

jjjmranch
05-20-2008, 09:59 PM
We ate there on Mother's Day too. Our server wasn't obnoxious about elbows on tables, she demanded my kids clean their plates. I told her my children weren't part of the clean your plate club, sorry. She mostly complained that she was called into work that day instead of being obnoxious about serving us. She did make us set our own table. The food was ok - but they did forget about giving us ketchup and refilling waters etc. The A/C worked great, so that's what we were most happy about!;)

missycj96
05-20-2008, 10:25 PM
Prime Time is a great choice. Ask for a table in one of the "kitchens" with the old TV's. Its worth waiting a few more minutes for. We liked the fried chicken and the pot roast. We've been there a few times and its always good. You've made a great choice!

diavolobella
05-20-2008, 11:25 PM
My kids and I loved it so much on our last visit, that we made a return trip the next day. The food was great (pot roast - yummm) and our server, Topher, was hilarious. I think you'll really enjoy it.

I'll be back there this Saturday!! YAY!

PiperGirlInWondrland
05-20-2008, 11:34 PM
We have hesitated to go, but finally went this April and we had SO much fun, the food was delicious, and I can't wait to go back!!!

perla75
05-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Don't forget to order the S'mores dessert!!! :cloud9:

eeyoreiscool
05-21-2008, 06:43 AM
We enjoy eating here as well and haven't had a bad time. We love getting the fried chicken, meatloaf, or pot roast. Our kids seem to enjoy theirselves as well.

a82allison
05-21-2008, 02:07 PM
We just ate at 50's, too. The food was great. I had the chicken sandwich and hubby had the Pot Roast. We didn't have a fun waitress though. She was actually really bad. No antics, scolding. No drink refills...had to ask for bill, had to ask for dessert to be brought out, etc. It was extremely crowded, we waited the longest time to get seated at this restaurant than any of the other ADR's I made our entire trip. We probably waited about 30 minutes. We were at a table that was in the middle of a walkway also.
The theming is nice, but I wish the service had been better. It wasn't *fun*. But the food was definitely good.

We will probably try it again eventually, but we will sit this one out on our next trip.

TotalSnowWhite
05-21-2008, 03:28 PM
I went with three girlfriends and one tag along when I was on a high school trip. We had the best time!! I remember the food being pretty delicious, but that was years ago, so I can't really offer any thoughts on how it is now. Some of us are married, parents and/or professionals, and we still call/email each other and laugh about our great experience at Prime Time.

I had a Prime Time ADR for our trip next week, but I canceled it because we booked the Fantasmic package and have a 4:30 dinner at Mama Melrose. Now I'm kind of sad I didn't decide to do that instead. Maybe we'll try to pop in for dessert. I'm sure that will go over well with "mom," just eating dessert. Hehe!!

ETA: I just called and they had an opening on our HS day!! Yea!

buckeyebill1995
05-21-2008, 03:43 PM
We love it there! The decor is authentic -- I spent a lot of time looking around saying "my grandmother had that in her kitchen", "my great aunt had that exact clock!" Too funny! The food was good, too. It's comfort food, not gourmet; stuff your mom made when you were a kid. But the best part was the interaction with our waitress. She scolded me for not eating my veggies and proceeded to pick up my fork, scoop up some veggies and said "open wide" while she made the airplane sound we've all done to our own kids when they were toddlers. My daughter laughed so hard she was crying! We are really looking forward to our next visit! And it made for a hysterical picture!

I have noticed that there are complaints on both ends of the spectrum about the entertainment. Some people claim it is too much interaction, some people want more. It must be hard for the staff to gauge who will be 'into' it and who won't...

Cobbo
05-21-2008, 04:49 PM
You'll be fine....we like both SciFi & Primetime, and eat at both on a regular basis. PT can be a lot of fun if your server-castmember is into it, fairly bland if he/she is not. In any event, avoid the fish-spread and enjoy the shakes (my fav is the chocolate-peanutbutter-banana - sounds gross but is delish)...:cool1:

tchrrx
05-21-2008, 05:32 PM
I noticed in an above post that it mentioned asking for a kitchen area with a t.v. Of course, this is all that's ever shown in pictures, so I assumed every group was like this. If we don't get one of those tables, what is the rest of the restaurant like? Our ADRs are at 5:30, so hopefully it won't be fully crowded & we'll have a little more request room.

Jules3Kids
05-21-2008, 05:46 PM
I noticed in an above post that it mentioned asking for a kitchen area with a t.v. Of course, this is all that's ever shown in pictures, so I assumed every group was like this. If we don't get one of those tables, what is the rest of the restaurant like? Our ADRs are at 5:30, so hopefully it won't be fully crowded & we'll have a little more request room.

That's a good question! Any help on that one would be great :)

Thanks to everyone for their reviews/opinions....I told my family all about this and they are pretty excited! DH thinks it will be hysterical and everyone else is into it, too...so hopefully we get a good waiter/waitress!

DIS Rocks!:cool1: