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Best Amusement Park Restaurant (2021)

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  • Aunt Granny's Restaurant

    Aunt Granny's Restaurant
    Dollywood

    Aunt Granny's restaurant is a sit-down dining restaurant located in Rivertown Junction at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Guests choose from a variety of comfort-food meats and sides such as fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, which are constantly refilled at the table so each guest can help themselves to as much as they want. Bread and desserts are also included to round out the meal.
    Photo courtesy of Dollywood

  • Cesari's Pizza

    Cesari's Pizza
    Knoebels

    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

  • Zambia Smokehouse

    Zambia Smokehouse
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zambia Smokehouse is a restaurant located in the Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, Florida. It is a casual dining restaurant with an open barbeque pit, offering a variety of meats, ribs, sandwiches, salads, and vegetables. Beer and wine selection is provided for adults, and both indoor and outdoor seating is available.
    Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biergarten Restaurant

    Biergarten Restaurant
    Epcot

    Biergarten Restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant at the Germany Pavilion in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Guests can celebrate Oktoberfest year-round in a Bavarian village setting, with bands playing German folk music. A number of German dishes are offered, including schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and strudel, with beer in steins and wines available for adults.
    Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

  • 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

  • Mythos Restaurant

    Mythos Restaurant
    Universal Orlando Resort

    The unique setting of Mythos, alone is a feast for the senses. Guests step into a grotto with intricate carvings of ancient figures on the walls and towering rock formations. A seasonal menu offers salmon, risotto, pad Thai, burgers and more. A full wine list is also available while outside seating provides views of Islands of Adventure's inland sea and colorful islands.
    Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

  • 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
    Epcot

    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

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.

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

  1. Aunt Granny's Restaurant - Dollywood
  2. Cesari's Pizza - Knoebels
  3. Zambia Smokehouse - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  4. Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom
  5. The Mac Bowl - Kings Dominion
  6. Biergarten Restaurant - Epcot
  7. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant - Knott's Berry Farm
  8. Mythos Restaurant - Universal Orlando Resort
  9. Three Broomsticks - Universal Studios Hollywood & Islands of Adventure
  10. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria - Epcot 

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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