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Crown Colony House Restaurant

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3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8752
813-987-5008
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Winter Garden, Florida
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438 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a sit down and more fast serve restaurant both located here, and you get some good views of rides and animals. Good kid staple foods available (pizza, chicken tenders, etc), not as many healthy options here. They do have a full bar inside with several beers on tap if you want to enjoy an adult beverage. If you... More 

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United States
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so sad when they closed the old Crown Colony but it's back with a new name Serengeti Overlook. I have always loved this restaurant because after a long morning in the sun it's so nice to sit down at a table in the AC and have actual table service instead of standing in line. There have been a... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely eat upstairs at the end of a long day in Busch Gardens. You won't regret it! And don't let the word "buffet" turn you off - it is kept hot and fresh and with unique food you won't find just anywhere.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The name has changed to Seringetti Overlook but the format is the same. On days when it's crowded it can be tough to get in...but on slower days there is plenty of room and the service is generally great. Food selection is limited but I have yet to eat something that wasn't fantastic. Salmon cakes, battered cod, hand carved roast... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

As a local resident Crown Colony House is a great place to come (if you can stomach the $18 parking and have an annual pass) whenever you want a relaxing beer on a porch or a decent meal at a good price. Ala cart isn't always the best way to go. Great beer selection downstairs and great views of the... More 

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Thank John M
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Delicious pasta. Father's real hard to please but this is one restaurant he is happy to return to. Compliments to the chef.

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Thank Leanne W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to eat at Crown Colony when rain shut down most of the Busch Gardens rides. It seemed most others had the same idea and service slowed to a crawl. Also food at the buffet was slow to keep up with several options missing. Also the hostess forgot to seat us. Our son had celiac disease and can't eat... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This place is always fun , i just don't get the prices for beverages...all of them? You don't have to gouge annual customers when you can still make a fortune at average price levels! That said, the concerts are fun and everybody behaves! Its a family oriented park. I just hope that a lot of the profits go to the... More 

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Columbus
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The food we got was actually better than we expected. The chocolate cake is excellent! And the turkey wraps were really good and reasonably healthy. Having a view of the savanna was great. But, I'd agree with some of the other reviews -- it used to be better. The view was obstructed, so we could only see one small area... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Need to bring back the restaurant part with better, healthier food and waiters; Used to be a nice place to have a decent meal (not junk food) and a glass of wine. I like the bar for the 'adult' beverages but sometimes the lines get very long.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8752
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-987-5008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?