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5 of the best Theme Park Restaurants in the country are here in Central Florida

Venture into the delicious world of theme park cuisine with 5 of the top 10 must-visit restaurants in the country here in Central Florida.

Central Florida Theme Park Restaurants

Back in March, USA Today 10Best asked a panel of theme park insiders to nominate their top 20 theme park restaurants, before putting the content out to a public vote.

Astonishingly Central Florida features an incredible 11 restaurants out of the top 20 nominees, and now that the results have been announced, although the overall winner is Aloma Restaurant at Knoebels, 5 of the top 10 winners are here in Central Florida!


No. 1: Alamo Restaurant - Knoebels

No. 2: The Chocolatier - Hersheypark

No. 3: Space 220 - EPCOT

Space 220 at EPCOT offers a preview of what it would be like to sit down for lunch or dinner on a space station. Huge video screen "windows" offer views of Earth as the restaurant slowly orbits our home planet. Helping to complete the illusion, guests must take a special "space elevator" to reach the dining room. The menu has fixed-price two-course lunches and three-course dinners; entrees get fun names like Galactic Salmon and Blue Moon Cauliflower.

No. 4: Yak & Yeti - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Yak & Yeti, a Nepalese-style restaurant inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, serves a menu of pan-Asian dishes – ahi tuna nachos, pork potstickers and tempura chicken – at the base of Expedition Everest. Adult diners can sip on Asian beers, chilled sakes and creative cocktails from the full-service bar. An adjacent quick-service restaurant offers lunch and dinner on the go.

No. 5: Das Festhaus - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

No. 6: Zambia Smokehouse - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Zambia Smokehouse at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a casual dining eatery with an open barbecue pit that offers a variety of proteins, sandwiches, salads and sides. For adults, a beer and wine selection is on the menu, and both indoor and outdoor seating are available.

No. 7: Trapper's Smokehouse - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
No. 8: Aunt Granny's Restaurant - Dollywood
No. 9: Mythos Restaurant - Universal's Islands of Adventure

The unique setting of Mythos alone is a feast for the senses. Guests step into a grotto with intricate carvings of ancient figures on the walls and towering rock formations. A seasonal menu offers salmon, risotto, pad thai, burgers and more. A full wine list is also available while outside seating provides views of Islands of Adventure's inland sea and colorful islands.

No. 10: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria - EPCOT

Hearty pastas, wood-fired pizzas and other Southern Italian favorites fill the menu at Via Napoli in EPCOT's Italy Pavilion. This casual and family-friendly eatery also serves Italian wines, beers (by the pint or pitcher) and specialty cocktails.

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