Best Amusement Park Restaurant (2020)


Gone are the days when amusement park food consisted of overpriced hot dogs and cotton candy. These 10 amusement park restaurants were voted as the best in North America by our readers.

  • Cesari's Pizza

    Cesari's Pizza

    Cesari’s Pizza is a fan favorite at Pennsylvania’s Knoebels amusement park. The menu features freshly made pizza by the pie or the slice, as well as calzones, stromboli, pickle on a stick and cannoli for dessert.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / GANNAMARTYSHEVA

  • Aunt Granny's Restaurant

    Aunt Granny's Restaurant

    Aunt Granny’s offers the biggest all-you-care-to-eat buffet in the Pigeon Forge, featuring wide variety of comfort food such as chicken and dumplings, a taco bar and Salisbury steak in addition to in addition to a salad bar and other healthier options. The restaurant opens 30 minutes before Dollywood, should you want to grab a quick and hearty breakfast. The restaurant is open but serving food family-style for now.
    Photo courtesy of Dollywood

  • Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

    Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
    Knott's Berry Farm

    This family restaurant at Knott's Berry Farm has been serving famous chicken, biscuits and boysenberry pie since 1934, back when Mrs. Knott did all of the cooking. Since then, it’s estimated that over 20 million people have eaten chicken dinners here but current offerings include farm fresh breakfasts and family-style meals as well as salad and gluten-free options.
    Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

  • The Mac Bowl

    The Mac Bowl
    Kings Dominion

    The Mac Bowl, located in Candy Apple Grove at Kings Dominion, invites park goers to customize their own gourmet bowls of mac and cheese by selecting from a list of 29 toppings, ranging from brisket, pulled pork or bacon to broccoli, spinach or jalapeños.
    Photo courtesy of Kings Dominion

  • Buckshot Annie's Skillet Cookery

    Buckshot Annie's Skillet Cookery
    Silver Dollar City

    Silver Dollar City has been serving skillet meals at the park for more than 30 years, inspired by a family Sunday dinner recipe. In addition to succotash and jambalaya cooked in giant iron skillets, Buckshot's Skillet Cookery also serves BBQ sandwiches and wraps.
    Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City

  • Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

    Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
    Universal CityWalk

    The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk offers a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds, thanks to its intricate steampunk theme and innovative culinary concoctions. Jacque’s specialty milkshakes are a standout, with options like Red Velvet, Marshmallow Crisp or Key Lime Pie.
    Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

  • Be Our Guest

    Be Our Guest
    Magic Kingdom

    Named for the famous “Be Our Guest” scene in Beauty and the Beastthis dining experience at Magic Kingdom Park features three different themed rooms including a magnificent ballroom, the Beast’s West Wing study and the Castle Gallery designed as a replica of Belle’s private library. The same menu of American and French cuisine is featured throughout with quick-service ordering by tablets at each table during lunch and breakfast. Dinner is a more formal sit-down affair.
    Photo courtesy of Matt Stroshane, photographer

  • Three Broomsticks

    Three Broomsticks
    Universal Studios Hollywood & Islands of Adventure

    If you've ever wondered what a Butterbeer tastes like, head to Three Broomsticks within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Cast-iron chandeliers and weathered wood beams recreate the famous watering hole, while the menu showcases British fare like fish & chips or shepherd's pie.
    Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

    Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

    Hearty pastas, wood-fired pizzas and other Southern Italian favorites fill the menu at Via Napoli in Epcot's Italy Pavilion. This casual and family-friendly eatery also serves Italian wines, beers (by the pint or pitcher) and specialty cocktails.
    Photo courtesy of Disney

  • Blue Bayou Restaurant

    Blue Bayou Restaurant

    Watch from your table as Pirates of the Caribbean boats float by in the perpetual twilight of Blue Bayou restaurant, a popular favorite since 1967 for its Cajun and Creole menu. Dine on New Orleans gumbo, Royal Street seafood jambalaya, or a classic Monte Cristo sandwich underneath the glow of lanterns and to the chirping of crickets.
    Photo courtesy of Disneyland


The top 10 winners in the category Best Amusement Park Restaurant are as follows:

  1. Cesari's Pizza - Knoebels
  2. Aunt Granny's Restaurant - Dollywood
  3. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant - Knott's Berry Farm
  4. The Mac Bowl - Kings Dominion
  5. Buckshot Annie's Skillet Cookery - Silver Dollar City
  6. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium - Universal CityWalk
  7. Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom
  8. Three Broomsticks - Universal Studios Hollywood & Islands of Adventure
  9. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria - Epcot
  10. Blue Bayou Restaurant - Disneyland

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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