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Crown Colony House Restaurant

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3000 E Busch Blvd (Busch Gardens), Tampa, FL 33612
813-987-5008
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lovely views if you sit outside

Basic menu choices, but portions big enough to share. Views from the patio seating outside over the savanah are lovely. Would eat there again on our next visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
FrankW16
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York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant in Busch Gardens for atmosphere, the idea of a British Colonial style restaurant is superb and amazing. The food was good. The building could be more accuracate in portraying a colonial African building, like the modern doors?. Would be nice if the staff wore 1800s colonial clothes, you know pith helmets, fezzes and accurate clothes. Also inside... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Apart from being able to sit outside looking over the 'Serengeti plain' the standard of food ($40 for a turkey wrap, seafood salad and chicken nuggets for our daughter and $10 dollars for a Bud and a glass of wine) was quite mediocre and no where near the standard of the various Disney parks.

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Thank you wiseoldman. I've tried to understand when it might be open and agree it's the only reasonable place to eat at Busch Gardens. A shame and quite frustrating to see the crap they sell for food.

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Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Crown Colony Restaurant has CLOSED. Busch closed it to save money and the best attraction in the park has now gone. The reviews featured recently here are talking about the Crown Colony Cafe, which is a fast food scruffy, noisy, dive of a place underneath the good waiter service place that used to be. My wife and I are... More 

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York
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22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Basic menu choices, but portions big enough to share. Views from the patio seating outside over the savanah are lovely. Would eat there again on our next visit

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Delta, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Guest Relations lady told us that it was a sitdown restaurant with AC but it was none of that. Food was expensive and the staff didn't seem like they wanted to be there. It was nearly as hot inside as it was outside. If for some miraculous reason we actually return to Busch Gardens we will definitely not come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Located inside Busch Gardens. Offers a place to sit and service with a nice view and good prices. I typically go and sit by the courtyard to watch outside attractions taking place.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stopped by for a late afternoon snack. Although there were only a couple of people ahead of us, we waited 10 minutes and still had not been served. We watched as those ahead of us ordered the last of several types of pizza. We knew that these were the last, because when those ahead asked for additional slices, they... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Really enjoyed the lunch here, I'd recommend the pork sandwich. The wait time was horrendous though 30 mins+ and I couldn't find any milk for my coffee. Luckily I managed to nab a staffer and he brought some to my table.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

having several visits under our family belts we've visited this restaurant (almost) every time we were in the parks. but with that there have been noticeable shifts in the building as far as food quality, and space used. In our most recent visit in December 2014 the upper level was marked as only being used for the holidays, reducing the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3000 E Busch Blvd (Busch Gardens), Tampa, FL 33612
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-987-5008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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