Hmm, well, most parks don't exactly have unique restaurants near them. Usually it's a mix of fast food and casual sit-down places (like Friday's outside CP or Outback near PKI). Or, in the case of Holiday World, there's no restaurants for miles around. :)
So I'll just go with the best restaurant I've ever eaten at *in association with* a park visit. Which would be Yoshi's Cafe, on the north side/Wrigleyville area of Chicago on Halstead. Even though it's at least an hour from SFGAm. ;)
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well let's see....there is turoni's pizza in evansville, IN....arguably the closest large town near holiday world, about 40-50 miles away....turoni's is absolutely out of this world.
universal studios and islands of adventure would probably take the cake considering city walk is outside of the parks and it has everything from starbucks to emeril's restaurant....a very class sitdown restaurant. last month we tried out jimmy buffet's margaritaville at citywalk and were honestly pretty dissappointed.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT eat at the Montana Steak house by CP. Angry Bull on 6 is good. Its a little ways from CP but good. I loved Friday the first 3 times I went but last time the service was horrible. Break Water CAFe sucks too!
Mike's Clam Shack in Wells, ME is not that far from Funtown in Saco ME (around 22 miles away). Great Lobster Stew (large size bowl and a claw in every spoonfull) and Lobster Rolls (hold the mayo and add a side of melted butter to drizzle over the top). Call me crazy, but I would travel from PA to Canobie Lake in Salem NH again, I would even make a trip up to Mike's (65 miles away).
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Well for Martins Fantasy Island, when I was younger, we would always go to the Pizza hut before a little ways down the road. Now for SFDL, we go to the Subway right off the exit. Cheaper prices and air conditioning than at the park.
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Back on topic, tho...I guess the best grub around VF would have to be The Buffet at Mystic Lake Casino. Think Midway Market with three times better food. Okay, maybe you don't consider blackened salmon park fare, but where else are ya gonna go? Culver's in Shakopee?
(who's just bitter cuz he didn't get to IB this summer)
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