Monday, August 6, 2001 9:23 PM
Is there anywhere that serves food that isn't junk food in the park? What are the best deals for eating in CP? Do they sell alcohol?

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Monday, August 6, 2001 9:30 PM
No alcohol and i didnt eat there when i went so sorry cant help you there.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:19 AM
There are many place to choose from:
Silver Dollar
Coasters--I think is the 50's style diner
The steak house at the marina just outside the park
Red Garter and Lusty Lil's serve sandwiches before the show
Midway Market--Buffet--So many choices--very reasonable
If you want any more info or if I can help email me at CPointLover@aol.com. I just about grew up there.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:45 AM

Medusafanatic said:
"No alcohol..."

On the contrary, there are plenty of places to buy alcohol at CP.

Hofbrau
Red Garter
Lusty Lil's
Last Chance
Friday's
Marina Steakhouse
Bubbles

Shall I go on?
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:59 AM
Finding food is always a challenging prospect for me at am amusement park. Being a vegetarian makes it particulary difficult and the prices tend to drive me crazy. My typical plan is to pack a cooler in the car and just duck out to the parking lot for a meal. The Midway Market is a pretty good deal since you can get whatever you want and as much as you want. The problem I have with the place is that I don't always feel like eating $12 worth of food at one sitting, too anxious to get back onto the rides! Last time I ate in the park, I went to the Trails End Cafe and got a meatless Taco Salad. It cost about $6-$7 and was big enough for me and my girlfriend to share. Wash it down with a tall cup of free ice water and you have a pretty cheap, pretty quick, and almost healthy (for park food anyway) meal.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:12 AM
I personally think that Midway Market, next to Raptor, is the best buy in the park. I went there countless times on Friday Halloweekends because you can load up on as much stuff as you want. It's the standard variety of amusement park fare, including salads fajitas.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:40 AM
If you have the time and money, Bay Harbor in is worth it. They have great food and a romantic setting that will keep the ladies in your good graces!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 8:36 AM
In general, going to a sit-down restaurant is a better deal than purchasing something from a stand. Plus you get the A/C and a bit of a break.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 8:38 AM
Mmmm....The fries right next to Raptor..the best anywhere, especially with malt vinegar...
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:28 AM
Surprisingly, I was able to find a lot of info on their website. It helps a lot to have opinions from people who have been there, though. The fajitas at Midway market combined with salad entrees sound good.

I have done a lot of research on this park as this will be my first time there. I am very impressed by the way they seem to operate their park. It looks like they do everything first class, including moving lines quickly. I hope it lives up to my expectations, which are high, because my home park is IOA.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:38 AM

CrystalKat said:
"In general, going to a sit-down restaurant is a better deal than purchasing something from a stand. Plus you get the A/C and a bit of a break.
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Not to mention you can use your parking stub to get the fee taken off your bill. :)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:26 AM
Thanks to its status as also being a vacation destination, Cedar Point has one of the broadest ranges of dining options. I agree with others who have already posted in saying that sitdown meals will be a much better value while at the same time providing a reprieve from the hot concrete. In addition to Midway market and Silver Doller, I also recommend Macaroni's. It's a great place to take the family for a mid-range sitdown meal. They offer a full adults' and children's menu serving Italian dishes including pizza, pasta, and other hot subs and sandwiches. Macaroni's is located across from Peanut's Playground. (No alcohol here.)

If you don't mind leaving the the park for a bit, other good restaurants are also located on the peninsula in the marina and resorts areas.

The Bay Harbor Inn is nautically themed fine dining at its best. Seafood, Steak, and others including vegetarian dishes are prepared professionally. Be prepared to pay $20-35 for an entree, but the atmosphere and food is well worth it. (They also serve alcohol.) Nearby is also the Boat House, which is also a upper midrange sitdown that boasts good ribs. I don't frequent it as often, so I can't give you an honest opinion of the food there lately.

My other picks for good dining are TGIF on the beach at Breaker's Hotel and Dominick's located in Breaker's Lobby.

TGIF has a bar area that is open until 2:30am; alcohol is also served to tables. With TGIF, you know what you're getting, although you'll see an abridged form of the typical dictionary style menu that is typically seen. The restaurant is popular so make sure you get there before 4:30 or after 7:00 to avoid waits.


This year, Dominicks's revamped their menu to include a fully authentic Italian lineup. Price range is upper middle, and they serve alcohol. There are usually no waits, and the food is very nicely prepared.

In addition, Sandcastle Suites at the tip of the peninsula has the Breakwater Cafe. The food consists of sandwiches and standard entrees and is generally good. The view is nice, I don't remember if they serve alcohol, but it's usually too far to walk if you're not staying at Sandcastle.

Things to stay away from: From past experience, I try to stay away from eating burgers at the Point, especially when riding coasters. I find them typically to be underdone and can cause a stomach ache even when not riding. Watch what you eat at buffet style places as some things tend to sit for long periods. I have also never been a fan of the Coffee Shop, located in the Breakers Lobby. They used to have full service for breakfast and lunch, but this year, they reverted to counter style service for lunch, only buffet for breakfast, and sub-par lunch.

Hope this helps.





*** This post was edited by DaveTKoch on 8/7/2001. ***
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:29 PM
Thanks to all. The parking fee is taken off the bill at some restaurants? Which ones? What a deal!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:33 PM
not worth it if they don't have alcohol lol

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 7:28 PM
I remember having a burger and fries at a food shop near the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. I forgot the name of it but it was really good! Any help?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 5:33 AM
I've had a season parking pass for years, so it has been awhile since I've seen a parking stub. I think that you can redeem it at Macaroni's, Silver Dollar, Bay Harbour Inn, Breakwater Cafe, perhaps Dominic's in Breakers (is that still even there?) and perhaps TGI Fridays in Breakers. Not sure about the last two.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 5:41 AM

wahoo skipper said:
"If you have the time and money, Bay Harbor in is worth it. They have great food and a romantic setting that will keep the ladies in your good graces!"

I'll second that! I ate there one night and it was great. It's a little more fancy than the restaurants inside the park, so you might want to go after the park closes, like I did.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 6:06 AM
Cedar Point is loaded with irresistable dining temptations in and out of the Park. Perkins which is downtown Sandusky is a can't miss for a great breakfast experience. And Hotel Breakers TGI Fridays barbecue ribs was fantastic. There also is a nice breakfast house inside the elegant lobby of Hotel breakers, and right down the hall is a very nice ice cream parlor. And Cedar Points Corn dogs, and Funnel Cakes is almost as good as getting the front seat car on Millennium Force. ummm good.
Yep, Cedar Point leaves no stone left unturned.
It truly is the paradise of all Amusement Parks.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 7:09 AM
We were there on a rainy day, and got in a little late, we didn't care because the first thing we saw on the way in was a buffett, and it smelled real good. I think it's the Market next to Raptor. Our second day in the park we ran to that place again, before any rides, it's awesome, it's lika a gourmet school cafeteria, no other way to explain it. I always heard BGW had good food, and I've never been hungrier and looked for decent food anywhere more than BGW(poor vegetarians, BGW is a bad place!), so I've always thought people just will eat anything at a park, if they like what's served at BGW(not that it's bad, but I never find anything to eat there, maybe on busier days, it's the stuff to eat, I don't know) then I had better not look forward to food any other places. I was suprised by Cedar Point. Some people are vegetarians, like my wife, it was amazing to sit down in a park and actually eat at the same time at the same spot in the park! Other people, like myself, do not eat red meat or pork, and most parks that have had good quality food more often than not sell steak sandwiches, BBQ, burgers, that type stuff.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 7:25 AM
The friar fries are 2nd best, next to potato patch. The burgers at Coasters are ok, but by the cars in frontier town they're good. Only get fries from the friar, all the others are bad. I cant believe ive been there so many times and only remember their burgers:)

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