Paramount Kings Island
Six Flags Great America
We are hoping to get some advice on good places to eat at any of the parks above. Extra points for shaded or air conditioned restaurants with vegeterian options.
Inside the park, I can only suggest Mooseburger Lodge (indoor and air) or Aunt Martha's Chicken (indoor, not sure about air, and the chicken was good...admittedly, that was a few years ago).
Holiday World has the *only* amusement park pizza that I can stand eating. I was quite impressed!
In Chicago, go to Zeno's Pizza.
I don't know if I'd recommend anything inside any park, compared to what you can get outside.
At IB, I really HAVE to suggest eating in the skyroom. It was recommended to me, and I've been back.....great views, great food, and surprisingly reasonable...
Agree with HW's pizza, but I've become spoiled by student places here in town (and Cesari's, LOL)....can we get garlic, oregano and red pepper shakers for the tables? :)
PKI, I'd have to recommend the Chinese place about 2 miles away from the park.
SFGAm did have that "build your own hotdog" place that was pretty cool....a regular Chicago-area tradition in the park....pretty cool!
No advice at all on Dells eateries...yet! ;)
Edit: I have trouble spelling Cinci every time I type it.
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Are there any good freshly cut fry stands?
Or, also from PKI, take IR-71 to the next 'real' exit South, which is Fields Ertel Road; there you can find just about any chain restaurant you could possibly want. Except that if you want Waffle House, the one at the North Kings Island exit (Mason) is better than the one at Fields Ertel. Ditto for Frisch's Big Boy. I'm not sure which of the two Skyline locations is better.
Inside PKI, Skyline Chili and Bubba Gump's Shrimp are your two best bets. Note that the fish and chips basket is a MUCH better deal than the fish sandwich: more fish for less money.
At Holiday World, I've had unpleasant experiences with Kringle's pizza. It's good, but it can also keep me up half the night. Instead, try the Alamo, for Southwest-flavored stuff (the Frito Pie is an interesting concoction) with mild taco sauce. Outside the park I'm not sure that you have much of a choice!
Indiana Beach has good food throughout, from corndogs to full meals in the Skyroom. The closest I've ever found to bad food at Indiana Beach was the root beer float, which was okay except that their root beer was served warm, and seems to be exothermic. It melted through my ice cream, I had them add ice, and it melted through that...and it wasn't a terribly hot day. So you might want to avoid the root beer, but apart from that, Indiana Beach has a good assortment of good food.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
PKI......Go to Chipotle. As far as the park....Skyline is ok. LaRosa's is....ok. Potato works is awesome, as is "It's Fried"....GREAT chicken strips. :-P I hear the Bubba Gump Shrimp place also rocks, but I don't eat seafood...;-) Festhaus offers quite a few things and it's air-conditioned and HUGE (and they show videos of the park). The food is.....alright.
The Fields/Ertel area DOES have about anything you want, but watch the traffic, especially during rush hour.
If you find yourself wandering past the Showcase Cinemas near PKI you will find a few places before you hit the exit for the interstate again. There are the typical fast foods.....Taco Hell, McD's, Burger King, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, etc. There is also a Gold Star and several other places.
I would hit the Fields/Ertel places for more variety.
Indiana Beach......The Skyroom is awesome! As is their taco place (can't remember the name right off).
Holiday World.......Anywhere! The tacos (and the frito pie) and burgers are especially awesome.
Dells.......I have no clue. I will find out in August. ;-)
-Tina *** Edited 6/27/2005 5:23:21 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
I always make it a point to stop an Uno's when my coaster travels allow it. Go to www.unos.com for locations and menu.
Eating in the park in always the way I go. Best prices by far of any park. Kringle's has A/C and offers the best selection of any place in the park. The Alamo, as mentioned above, does have pretty good TexMex and has a nice outdoor setting area in the shade and away from park traffic. (If you lived in So. Indiana, the Frito Pie thing would be very common to you as it is served at almost any local social or carnival.)
The one thing you do not want to miss when eating at HW is the grilled corn on the cob served at one of the places in Splashing Safari. It is a must. Also the deep fried Oreos at the place next to the tilt-a-wherl are different, just don't eat them before riding anything that spins. You might seem them again.
Check out HW's web page. All food locations are listed with a complete menu and prices. (Let's see SF or PKI do that!)
We have an Uno in Pittsburgh, and they seem to be everywhere anyways, always a good standby.
Good stuff, glad I asked.
Here is a link: http://www.toots.com/cincinnati/
The fried pickles are great and everything else is well priced and very tasty.
There is an IHOP outside of SFGAm and they have several options, And Baker's Square is across from it (near Gurnee Mill mall), and they have Boca Burgers. Every Denny's also offers Boca Burgers. Also, the food courts in Gurnee Mills also many veggie sandwiches too.
I was happy to see last week that Kennywood offered a veggie burger. And I know that WoF offers a veggie focaccia sandwich. Some parks have Subways, and you can a veggie sub or veggie burger there too.
But few other places offer much except some appetizers and finger foods here and there: mozzarella sticks, pickles, pretzels, pizza, corn on the cob, various fried unhealthy carb laden items (which I too should not eat but do)...
Good luck. BTW, if you are in Chicago proper, the Chicago Diner is a totally veggie restaurant (http://veggiediner.com/)
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