This post was sponsored by DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s who provided a meal for my family to enjoy. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families Pennsylvania restaurants we think your family may enjoy.
I’m a 50’s girl.
I might have been born in the 70’s but inside this Jersey mom is a girl who loves the fifties. I enjoy that music so much that I celebrated my sweet 16 at a 50’s restaurant in New Jersey many many years ago. ;-) The music, the poodle skirts, the ponytails and sock hops… it was just a fun time. So when we were invited to visit a fifties-themed restaurant in Lancaster, I was delighted. I couldn’t wait to bring my kids.
DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s was so much more than I expected!
Located a road or two off of Lancaster’s main roads, DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s is still easy to get to AND offers a casual atmosphere for a quick, affordable, tasty meal with your family. While I expected the typical 50’s decor I did not expect to see so much of it extended to the outside of the restaurant. Nor did I expect this Lancaster restaurant to offer so many ways to keep kids smiling.
The fun at DJ’s starts from your arrival in the parking lot. On the outside of the building are wooden photo props and an old fashioned phone booth (yes, a phone booth.) Of course, we had to stop, play, take some pictures, and make an Instagram video both before AND after our meal.
When we made our way in we were greeted by a hostess dressed in what else but a poodle skirt and her hair up in the classic 50’s ponytail. The service from Marilyn and all the staff was excellent. There were so many special touches that are part of the DJ’s family experience: coloring placemats, balloons and toys for the kids, meals that arrive in paper cars that can later be taken home.
I had a hard time deciding what to order. DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s menu has so many selections of burgers, shakes, salads, kid options, and more. DJ’s uses locally grown produce, eggs, and meat. There were several entrees that were less than $10. It was more than I could fit into one picture but you can look at our Facebook photos to see the full menu we had to choose from or their online menu for some ideas.
The kids’ menu offers Baked Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog, Mini Cheeseburgers or PB&J. All kids meals are served in a classic car with their choice of chips, fries or applesauce and an ice cream sandwich for dessert. My two younger guys ordered the mini cheeseburger meals while my oldest, (10 years old), ordered the Hot Diggity Dog from the regular menu. I went with the Lucy’s Fav, a taco salad on a bed of crushed Doritos, chopped Romaine lettuce, chili…. topped off with cheddar Jack cheese and tomoteos. Yes, it was delicious… and so filling I could not finish it. But of course I did save room for desert.
You can’t leave such a fun restaurant like DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s without having one of their delicious ice-cream dessert creations.
We had a great lunch and since DJ’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner I KNOW we will be back. For a fun atmosphere and something a bit different while traveling make sure you make a stop to DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s. If you are really on the go, you can order from their walk up window, but we encourage you to stick around and enjoy the atmosphere. Make sure you take some pictures! You can even share them with us. We’d love to see how much you love the restaurant!
To learn more about DJ’s, A Taste of the 50’s, please visit their website.
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