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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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Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good, however the experience of getting into the park was awful. Unfortunately, you can only go here after getting into the park.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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214 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A old style African theme. Recently, they changed the way you explore your buffet items. Instead of a server bringing it to you, you enter through a well displayed room full of good fare. Two notable items was the buttermilk fried chicken and braised pork. The jambalaya was a lackluster looking more like rice pilaf. Our server Donald was good,... More 

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tennessee
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaurant is on the meal plan in busch gardens. It is ok but like school food. Pretty building and a nice place to cool off even if you are not hungry

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Aurora, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A very average lunch. My favorite - tuna and fruit salad is gone. I tried the buffet but it was mediocre at best. We won't be back unless they change the menu. Perhaps we will try the downstairs - the menu has wraps but it Is a quick service meal and we enjoyed the full service.

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Thank Brenda J
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

WE opted for the buffet as one of our party is a vegetarian and the buffet offered a good selection of vegetarian food and food that would appeal to the rest of our group as well. At $20 a head we felt it was good value, we enjoyed the buffet which included a dessert although drinks were extra. The dining... More 

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Thank HelenG02
tampa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Extremely wide variety of foods all prepared fresh and to perfection. I recommend the buffet and you can see a lot of the park while dining on the third level

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Winter Garden, Florida
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451 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Thank HonestD987
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 July 1, 2016 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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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, Large groups, Families with children
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?