Best Food, really.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:16 AM
No one's mentioned Knoebel's but that's been the best value for quality park grub (including some tasty items that you usually don't see like perogies and tri-taters) that I've come across.

Still, while Disney's fast food is poor and Universal's is so-so, there is just no park out there that can compete with their high-end sit-down eateries.

Has anyone ever eaten at Canada's Le Cellier steakhouse in EPCOT or Disney-MGM's Brown Derby or IOA's Mythos or USF's Lombard's Landing and found a better meal inside any other park?

And you can also find quality fast food there too like IOA's Oak Tree Tavern and Animal Kingdom's Tusker House or Pizzafari, but those are rare exceptions in what is usually ho-hum counter-service in Central Florida.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:45 AM

CoasterBill said:
In my opinion, I really do think that Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri does have the best park food in this country. But no one ever wants to admit it!

I totally agree with you. Great food, relatively cheap prices and a wide variety. My son likes the turkey legs they sell at Six Flags and saw a place selling them there. I gave him the cash to go get one and he comes back holding two of them and a suprised look on his face, "Look Dad, they don't rip you off here." SDS is one of the few parks I actually still eat at. A lot of parks will have one or two good items and the rest is junk, but everything I've tried at SDS has been pretty good.

One thing I will say about Cedar Point though is I do love the fries. As a rule, I do not eat fried foods except on rare occasions. Boardwalk Fries make me break that rule.


Sunday, May 4, 2003 12:06 PM
I'll get to SDC for the first time next month, so I can't say about it yet. Right now I would rate Knobel's the best for regular park food with BGW second. Disney's fast food is not as good as these two, though the sit downs are excellent if you have the time and money.
Sunday, May 4, 2003 3:03 PM
I love the funnel cake debate. There is couple of major suppliers of the mix, and as far as I can tell no real difference between them. The difference is whether they cook it in oil (and what kind) or shortning. The quality of Busch's food is probably the most consistent that I have encountered. My only experience with Universal's food has been at USH. It was fairly good, but not what I'd call outstanding. Kennywood's is about the best value I've seen, especially the Casino cafeteria. Knoebel's is up there,too. However, I've yet to be even remotely satisfied with the food service at ANY Six Flags park that I've been to,and I've been to six of them.
Sunday, May 4, 2003 5:55 PM
My personal favorite is SDC's. It's not as expensive as other parks, but I just love western-style food (fried!), and homemade candy (taffy, fudge, mmm...) Gotta love the bakery......

IOA is a close runner up, though, and World Showcase at Epcot does have great food from each country.

Oh yeah, I can't speak for all the CF parks, but if they're anything like WoF, they suck.

Monday, May 5, 2003 7:58 AM
Best Overall Park For Food - Knoebels. The place is packed with quality food places, all the food is good and it's all reasonably priced.

Best Pizza - Knoebels

Best Fries - Kennywood (gravy on the Patch fries OWNS!)

Best Potato Salad - DelGrosso's (i thought this was going to be one of those "overrated" things until I had it last year...OMG!!!)

Best Sit Down - Mythos, IOA

Best Place That Has Since Vanished - First time at SFWOA, there was some BBQ stand from a local place in town (this was in 2000). Kick ass food. Wasn't there when I went back in 2001...wish I could remember the name of that place...

The "thank god there are so many quality places right down the street from this place" Award - SFMM


Monday, May 5, 2003 8:01 AM
Knobels also has the best funnel cake that I have eaten.
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 6:58 PM
BGW's food really is incredible, as for other parks Kennywood and Knoebel's both have excellent food extremely cheap!

Ah what the hell.....Magnum What?

S:ROS blew me away

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 7:20 PM
I don't think any park has the absolute best park food. If you want the best park food, you're gonna have to travel a bit because different items are better at different parks.

For example, one of my favorite park delicacies is the Belgian waffle at Kennywood. A 9" Belgian waffle dressed up with strawberries and ice cream. But you can't get that at Cedar Point; there you can console yourself with a caramel apple sundae: a green apple sliced into a bowl and served with frozen custard and caramel sauce. Yum!

But while Cedar Point has great custard, frozen custard seems to be indigenous to New York, so be sure to have some at Seabreeze or Darien Lake.

Somebody mentioned Tri Taters and Pierogies at Knoebel's; I should also mention that pierogies are also available at Hersheypark. At Hersheypark, at the same stand as the Pierogies, you can get a darned good hot dog to go with it.

Kings Island is not known for having good food, but since I mentioned hot dogs, it's worth noting that possibly the best food item you can get at Kings Island is a Skyline cheese coney. Mmmmm!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:25 PM
I really like Midway Market at CP - $9.95 for an all you can eat buffet, but, more importantly, you also get free drink refills. MUCH cheaper than getting chicken fingers and fries at any of their food stands.
Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:32 PM
Confisco at IoA has some real good food (not *just* Mythos, LOL), as do the Busch Parks...but if you find yourself in Myrtle Beach, 1 block from the Pavilion is an awesome Indian restaurant...I almost didn't make it back to the Pavilion at all...;)
"Like most problems in life, it's nothing that can't be solved with a little bending"...Bender, Futurama

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