Trapper's Smokehouse at BGW

Thursday, July 31, 2003 5:54 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is known for having good food. Has anyone eaten at the new BBQ restaurant called Trapper's Smokehouse at BGW? From what they describe on their website it seems very nice. How was the food? Were the prices within reason? And was it nicely designed?
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 6:19 PM
The food is excellent, not overpriced, it is outdoor seating but a really cool atmosphere. Buy some ribs, drink a beer, and just relax.

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 7:46 PM
It's a great place, and as brent said the food is a decent price and outstanding! Beer and ribs.... mmmm good times.... Must review BGW footage!

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Corey
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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:23 AM
I ate at a BBQ place in New France in October of last year. but I don't remember what it was called. My family and I all had barbecue sandwiches, and they were excellent. Is this the same restaurant, just renamed?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 6:30 AM
If Trapper's is the place I think it is, I hate that shredded crap they call meat. Not just there, but anywhere it's served. It's just not particularly good to me.

For the most part though, Busch Gardens food (both parks) is well above average for theme parks. The only place that comes close is certain places at Universal and Disney.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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Friday, August 1, 2003 7:14 AM
Shredded crap? Spoken like a true Yankee. Real Southern style BBQ is where it's at!

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Friday, August 1, 2003 8:00 AM
I guess. I don't know, if I want something with BBQ sauce it either has to be grilled as a whole chicken breast or nugget/tender/finger form. I'm not big on wings either.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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*** This post was edited by Jeff 8/1/2003 12:01:05 PM ***

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Friday, August 1, 2003 8:41 AM
I ate at the Trappers Smokehouse earlier this year and it was great and I found it to be affordable (as amusement park goes). For the price, you won't find much better food than Trappers. My wife and I split a combo platter that had BBQ chicken, ribs and BBQ pork. And we couldn't eat it all between the two of us. I don't remember what the price of it was, but I think it was somewhere around $9 for the platter (drinks were extra obviously). It was the first time that I had ever been to the park and not eaten lunch at Das Festhaus...and I have a feeling that it won't be the last time.

Sean

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Friday, August 1, 2003 9:23 AM
Weird, I still haven't been to Festhaus, but we always make it a point to eat at the Italian joint (with the amphitheater) and generally catch fudge on the way out. That makes me realize that I can't think of the last time we stopped for anything at all in France...

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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Friday, August 1, 2003 1:28 PM
Well, I have rescently discovered the art of real "Southern Style (or Texas style) BBQ," and I'm hooked. The biggest problem I have found is just how long it takes to BBQ something "until it's done." For example, from the time I started prepping to the time we ate, it took 7 hours for baby back ribs. For pulled pork, (or as Jeff calls it, "shredded crap" ;) ) it took over 12 hours! Sounds like this Trapper's Smokehouse is the place to go, if I ever get to BGW.

I must admit, however. Cooking in this method has cut into the time I get for coaster riding...

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Friday, August 1, 2003 1:44 PM

Vater said:
I ate at a BBQ place in New France in October of last year. but I don't remember what it was called.

That was called the Three Rivers Smokehouse, which has been turned into a regular stand this year.

The Italian place that Jeff mentioned is Ristorante della Piazza, which also has great food.

Trapper's Smokehouse is pretty much an enlarged Three Rivers Smokehouse but with more offerings. The beef brisket is still tops.

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