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traci
11-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Is the food pretty decent here? We have done Sci-Fi last 2 trips and need to try a new TS place. Any other suggestions welcome :)

koolaidmoms
11-10-2008, 05:22 PM
We did it for the nostalgia factor with my parents on our last trip.

Food was above average for our trip. It was hot and there was quite a bit. It was all very heavy. It is comfort food and much of the menu reflects that. Mashed potatoes, fried chicken, ceasar salads, and veggies with butter sauce.

We all felt like we just ate an elephant when we were done but no complained of being hungary the rest of the night! :)

traci
11-10-2008, 05:25 PM
Thank you :)

orangecats2
11-10-2008, 05:35 PM
I had the pot roast and it was great! DH had the chicken sandwich and said it was just ok. I liked the retro atmosphere but he didn't like the schtick they do. Hope you like it. :)

MinnieVanMom
11-10-2008, 05:37 PM
We never skip 50's Prime Time when visiting Disney. The entire place is retro 50-60's including the clean plate club and no elbows on the table.

The food is straight comfort food. I love the pot roast, served with mashed potatoes. I have even gotten the recipe and make it at home. They have chocolate malts. Not milkshakes, but malts! The servings are big enough for two but it is soo good, I don't want to share.

If you don't want the entire "act" then just let your server know that you are for just a meal and they will honour you wishes.

For a quick bite we also like Starring Rolls. It is fast and good food.

Do get ADR's and enjoy.

traci
11-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Thanks all for the great feedback! I really appreciate it :)

PolyAddict
11-10-2008, 06:03 PM
We eat here every trip and I am trying to convince them that I want to go somewhere new. The last time we did Sci Fi was back in 1997.

Everyone's fav's...

pot roast
fried chicken
smores
brownie sundae

Have fun, it is a blast!!:banana:

Pirate Me
11-10-2008, 06:11 PM
The food was good, especially the milkshakes, but the atmosphere is what makes us want to go back.

Camp Rd. Lady
11-10-2008, 06:17 PM
:thumbsup2 We tried 50's Prime Time after doing the Sci Fi DI twice before. It was good food and a lot of fun. We are two adults (no kids) and really enjoyed ourselves. TV's on all over showing old sitcoms and atmosphere is like grandmas house in the 50's! I had fried chicken and hubby the pot roast, both really good. Lots of families with kids and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. As said previosly lots of milkshakes and "floats" being consumed. They also have a full service bar.:woohoo: We went the week before halloween.

Shmily1
11-10-2008, 07:21 PM
We ate there one time... That's all it took!!! We all had different meals, but none were worth having. When we left there, we got chicken fingers and pizza to fill us up!! If you go, be very scared of the root vegetable hash!!!

Good luck!!

DisneyCapers
11-10-2008, 07:25 PM
We went there and we thought it was great. The girls enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Have fun!

Rock'n Robin
11-10-2008, 07:51 PM
We've been there several times. The better the schtick, the more fun we have. DD#2 has her bday on our next trip and she chose 50s PTC for her birthday dinner.
Robin M.

TotalSnowWhite
11-10-2008, 08:30 PM
No one's mentioned the chicken pot pie...oh...so...delicious!!

I'm sad we're not eating there next month. It's so much fun! My friends and I ate there on a school trip almost ten years ago and still talk about it! We ate there in May, and it was still as fun as I remembered.

Here's my yummy pot pie, strawberry milkshake (enough for two to share in one order) meatloaf, stuffed pepper and a hot dog (kids...haha). My mom got the yummy pot roast (not pictured).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v199/LittleFallOfRain/Disney067.jpg

nat1234
11-10-2008, 08:50 PM
We love the 50's Prime Time Cafe. My daughter is still taking about the meatloaf that she had there. We're taking my mother for her first trip next December and that will definitely be one of our dinner choices.

onelilspark
11-10-2008, 10:47 PM
Last time we went, I had the Ceasar Salad with Salmon. It was so tasty and so perfect for that day! I really didn't want anything heavy, so that option worked great!! My parents both got the Fried Fish Sandwich, but in the past, my Mom's favorite has been the Fried Chicken. My Dad's favorite is the Meatloaf.

We love 50s! And as people have said, it's definitely comfort food!

JPGonzales
11-11-2008, 12:05 AM
Oh, yum yum....my DD12 still talks about the fried chicken. But, check out my dessert! It was better then camping!

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/JPGonzales1/IMG_0100.jpg

ubermama
11-11-2008, 12:15 AM
We eat here ever visit. It's a must have for us. The pot-roast is delicious and the s'mores are enough for 3. The portions are large and the staff make the experience as fun as you want it to be. If you don't play along with their antics I think they just tone it way down. If you play along, as we always do, it just adds to the experience. We've yet to be disappointed after 6 years in a row.

jimmytammy
11-11-2008, 06:48 AM
Its a must do for our family every trip. The atmosphere is great, but what keeps us coming back is the food. Pot Roast, Fried Chicken, Ceaser Salad with Salmon, Roasted Pepper and Meatloaf are all very tasty. Be sure to save room for a PB&J milkshake. MMMMMMMMMM!!!!

GailT
11-11-2008, 07:11 AM
I ate there one time and have not returned. It was just ok but I found the food either greasy, the fried chicken or dried out, the pot roast plus we had a waitress that was blah, no pepe or anything, the experience was ok but once was enough for me. Just remember that everyone has different tastes, you may like it but you'll never now till you try it.:)

SuzieN
11-11-2008, 09:14 AM
We:lovestruc Primetime! It's my family's favorite WDW restaurant!

MickeyNicki
11-11-2008, 09:18 AM
We love the fried chicken, we always say we are going to try something else but both of us keep going back to that chicken! And the smores are to die for although when we first starting eating there the portion was the size of the plate and now it is half that.

GuardMusic
11-11-2008, 12:28 PM
No one's mentioned the chicken pot pie...oh...so...delicious!!

I'm sad we're not eating there next month. It's so much fun! My friends and I ate there on a school trip almost ten years ago and still talk about it! We ate there in May, and it was still as fun as I remembered.

Here's my yummy pot pie, strawberry milkshake (enough for two to share in one order) meatloaf, stuffed pepper and a hot dog (kids...haha). My mom got the yummy pot roast (not pictured).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v199/LittleFallOfRain/Disney067.jpg

Tell me about the Pot Pie! I can't figure it out from the photo! :laughing:

Luv4Disney
11-11-2008, 01:37 PM
DH loves their fried chicken and I think their pot roast is delicious!

TotalSnowWhite
11-11-2008, 03:14 PM
Tell me about the Pot Pie! I can't figure it out from the photo! :laughing:

Heaven in a bowl!! Those little pillow things are the pastry (crust) part of the pie...delicious!! Instead of a pie shape, those are in the bowl with the pie filling. I wish I had some now. It's my favorite dish at PTC!!! Where's the drooling smilie???

RllngRckBrw
11-11-2008, 07:25 PM
The pot roast and fried chicken here are absolutely amazing.

goofygal531
11-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Tell me about the Pot Pie! I can't figure it out from the photo! :laughing:

It's to die for! :lovestruc

It's the most creamiest chicken pot pie filling with a phyllo dough pastry placed on top. Delish!! :thumbsup2

It's only on the LUNCH menu :headache:

I was so looking forward to it this trip!! But we'll be there for dinner. I think I might go with the meatloaf this time.

Mckymousefn
11-12-2008, 08:04 AM
We are eating there during our trip.. can't wait to try it!! :thumbsup2

HonnyDipp
11-12-2008, 08:05 AM
We are eating dinner there on Monday. I can't wait to try the fried chicken!

disney junky
11-12-2008, 08:31 AM
We were there in July and it was one of our best meals. I love the meat loaf. We have eaten there a couple times and I just enjoy the food and the atmosphere. That's crucial to WDW dining. It's not just about the food.

PhilMo78
11-12-2008, 08:35 AM
I would love to try somewhere else but we keep going back to PTC!!! Can't get enough fried chix & PB&J Milkshakes! :woohoo:

tink,too
11-12-2008, 09:38 AM
I am definately going to try 50's Prime Time next April. Everything in your photo looks delicious TotalSnowWhite - thanks for sharing (and making me hungry!) :laughing:

JulieEck
11-12-2008, 10:06 AM
It's to die for! :lovestruc

It's the most creamiest chicken pot pie filling with a phyllo dough pastry placed on top. Delish!! :thumbsup2

It's only on the LUNCH menu :headache:

I was so looking forward to it this trip!! But we'll be there for dinner. I think I might go with the meatloaf this time.

Oh no! We have a ressie in December at 4:45, which I think is Dinner. After seeing the pics, I'd decided to get the pot pie. It looks so yummy!!! I wonder if I could still get it if I asked...

ROEDISNEY
11-12-2008, 10:35 AM
LOVE Prime time. Try the POT ROAST:worship:

Priorityonecb
11-12-2008, 10:50 AM
We are trying Primetime on our next visit. My daughters favorite meal is salmon ceasar salad...is that only on the lunch menu?

rcymrcym
11-12-2008, 11:43 AM
I was a little worried about this ADR I had. Now I am a happy camper. I love me some roast and potatoes.:thumbsup2

blanq
11-12-2008, 12:01 PM
The PB&J milkshakes are the bomb! :worship:

BEASLYBOO
11-12-2008, 02:24 PM
My son(12) Loves the Chicken Pot Pie ....so do I
His best friends loves the Fried Chicken....so do I
My best friend loves the Pot Pie
but I just can't order anything else but the Pot Roast (It's so good!)

Unfortunately, I can't ride anything boisterous afterwards. It's a little filling!

It's good, home cooked food!

disneygal922
11-12-2008, 02:27 PM
50s Primetime is always an ADR must for me! I love it! MMMMM...

secretpantssam
11-12-2008, 02:58 PM
My experience there wasn't great. I might actually say it was my least favorite disney meal. Our waitress didn't play it up at all and my food was out 3 minutes after I ordered it meaning that it was pre-plated before I ordered.

I really like Mama Melrose for Hollywood Studios dining.

TotalSnowWhite
11-12-2008, 03:29 PM
My mom and I went to Marie Callender's for lunch. She got pot roast, and I got chicken pot pie (after drooling over my own picture!). Even my mom, who refuses to go Disney crazy, agreed that PTC was much better than the "#1 Pot Pie in the Country!" She said the PTC pot roast was better, too.

Disneyfan71
11-12-2008, 04:30 PM
you know it's funny that I haven't been since 1995 but remember the food and atmosphere. The food was very good, especially the Pot Roast!!! And the atmosphere is outstanding, especially with the television sets :) And with the whole Motherly role the Cast Members portray :) well if you haven't been, you should.

rosiep
11-12-2008, 04:32 PM
I loved the themeing of this restaurant.
My Mom loved the Pot Roast and she's a really picky eater.
I thought the Pot Pie was bland with too much salt to compensate.
I loved the smores.

TotalSnowWhite
11-12-2008, 04:53 PM
My experience there wasn't great. I might actually say it was my least favorite disney meal. Our waitress didn't play it up at all and my food was out 3 minutes after I ordered it meaning that it was pre-plated before I ordered.

I really like Mama Melrose for Hollywood Studios dining.

Mama Melrose is yummy!! I had the flatbread (pizza), and it was very, very good!!

I loved the themeing of this restaurant.
My Mom loved the Pot Roast and she's a really picky eater.
I thought the Pot Pie was bland with too much salt to compensate.
I loved the smores.

You must have gotten a bad pie!! Man, oh, man, it's delicious!! I'm not a salt person, hardly use the stuff...on anything. I definitely would have noticed.

VLee
11-12-2008, 08:11 PM
We have gone several times. The pot roast is delicious and my mother loves their meatloaf. We find the servings quite large and have begun sharing a dinner between two people. Last time, we were there, they let you get a malt (as a dessert) and it is large enough for two.

We usually have another TS meal planned for dinner in the day and go to Primetime for lunch.

But I have found out why the waitresses have to "make" you eat the green beans. I usually like beans, but the beans there are B A D! Just learned that Disney lets you substitute sides, so I will be subbing something else for beans next time.

GinaBean
11-13-2008, 08:23 AM
The PB&J milkshakes are the bomb! :worship:

That sounds interesting.

The 50s Primetime Diner & Mama Melrose's are the only two Disney restaurants that I can say we did not like. The pot roast was good, but my dh did not like the fried chicken at all.

KGH
11-13-2008, 08:26 AM
last time i was there, i had the pork dish... dbf had pot roast. I've also had the vegetarian dish. IMHO, it's average... but the atmoshpere makes this a must do!!!! food is good, not great... but this place is so fun, it ranks as one of our favorites!

Coconuts
11-13-2008, 08:31 AM
Great comfort food with fun atmosphere!:rotfl: Meatloaf, pot roast, and caesar salad were yummypopcorn:: .

princesswendy720
11-13-2008, 09:11 AM
I'm nervous about our December ressie here...Dbf and I are both a little shy but I'm hoping that our festive vacation mood (and maybe some adult beverages) will have us in a more playful, outgoing mood that night.

Dbf loves fried chicken and I keep drooling over the pictures of the s'mores dessert, so that's why we're keeping it for now!

I've passed this place since I was little but my family never tried it (we've done Mama Melrose and Sci Fi A LOT!) so we'll see how it goes. :santa:

rosiep
11-13-2008, 12:45 PM
You must have gotten a bad pie!! Man, oh, man, it's delicious!! I'm not a salt person, hardly use the stuff...on anything. I definitely would have noticed.

Very possible. I would never discount a restaurant for one dish alone.

goofygal531
11-13-2008, 12:57 PM
Oh no! We have a ressie in December at 4:45, which I think is Dinner. After seeing the pics, I'd decided to get the pot pie. It looks so yummy!!! I wonder if I could still get it if I asked...

I'll try to find out 11/30 when we're there for dinner.

I'm always nervous ordering off another menu. Ever since Kevin from the Dis Podcast got his "sad little crab cake" off the lunch menu without sauces or garnish from Coral Reef. The chef is not expecting people to order something from another menu, it might not be prepared exactly the same way. I'll ask, as the pot pie is my favorite!!

Maybe if we all suggest it they'll put it on the lunch and dinner menu!

NHTikiBeckie
11-13-2008, 12:59 PM
LOVE Prime Time, it's a must for us each trip. We love the Brie Cheese appetizer, and the pot roast and fried chicken are delicious! Yum yum!

goofygal531
11-13-2008, 01:03 PM
We love the Brie Cheese appetizer!

I was looking forward to try that and heard it's no longer on the menu! :mad:

NHTikiBeckie
11-13-2008, 01:22 PM
I was looking forward to try that and heard it's no longer on the menu! :mad:

Who told you that? It was when we were there a couple months ago...

goofygal531
11-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Who told you that? It was when we were there a couple months ago...

I heard it here. Someone said it was removed from the menu. I think it was right around the free dining time in Sept.

I hope it's not true!!

starsinnight
11-13-2008, 01:59 PM
I was there in late august and saw nothing about a Brie platter or I definitely would have gotten it since i LOVE brie - but I could be wrong, and maybe I didn't look good enough.

Anyway, we LOVED 50s prime time. Before i went, i read mixed reviews on this site and i prepped bf that the atmosphere wasnt loved by everyone on here and some that it was too in-your-face. But we had a great time! The food was great too! The host and waiters all played along like fighting siblings and introduced us all to the tables next to us as "cousins."

I ordered the meatloaf and loved it, and bf ordered the salmon and loved it too. We were eating off each others plates and got praised for "sharing" lol And we enjoyed a peanut butter & jelly milkshake which i NEVER thought i would like but instead i ended up loving it and will be asking if i can get that next time i am there to-go. I really recommend it since it was such a fun experience.

goofygal531
11-13-2008, 02:53 PM
I was there in late august and saw nothing about a Brie platter or I definitely would have gotten it since i LOVE brie - but I could be wrong, and maybe I didn't look good enough.



Thanks! I knew I read it was no longer on the menu. I "think" it was called fried herb cheese platter, but I'm not sure, never had it. I haven't been there in three years. I remember skipping appetizers to enjoy the entree and dessert. :yay:

TotalSnowWhite
11-13-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm nervous about our December ressie here...Dbf and I are both a little shy but I'm hoping that our festive vacation mood (and maybe some adult beverages) will have us in a more playful, outgoing mood that night.

Dbf loves fried chicken and I keep drooling over the pictures of the s'mores dessert, so that's why we're keeping it for now!

I've passed this place since I was little but my family never tried it (we've done Mama Melrose and Sci Fi A LOT!) so we'll see how it goes. :santa:

My grampa's a very reserved (but kinda goofy around his grandkids and great-granddaughter) retired USMC captain, and he thought it was pretty entertaining. The waitstaff, in our experience, knows when to turn it up or turn it down. Have a blast!!

JulieEck
11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
I'll try to find out 11/30 when we're there for dinner.

I'm always nervous ordering off another menu. Ever since Kevin from the Dis Podcast got his "sad little crab cake" off the lunch menu without sauces or garnish from Coral Reef. The chef is not expecting people to order something from another menu, it might not be prepared exactly the same way. I'll ask, as the pot pie is my favorite!!

Maybe if we all suggest it they'll put it on the lunch and dinner menu!

Thanks for being willing to check and report back on what you find out. I remember the "sad little crab cake" issue too. It wasn't pretty. :scared1:
The pot pie does seem like it would be appropriate for both lunch and dinner. I've picked the pot roast as my backup as I'm hoping it'll remind me of my late Grandma's pot roast Sunday dinner we'd have. Yummy!