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Crown Colony House Restaurant

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3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8752
+1 813-987-5008
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to dine here for dinner while we were visiting the park. My wife had the turkey wrap with fries, and I ordered the Pizza with fries and chicken strips. The food was ok for what it was. Of course it cost a little more because it was park food. I really enjoyed the bar here and views from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

First time diners at Serengeti Overlook. Had the mixed green salad with romaine, iceberg, arugula, endive, candied pecans, craisins, & poppyseed vinaigrette. It was excellent. All it needed to put it over the top to outstanding was blue cheese crumbles. The buffet items of sun-dried tomato pasta, glazed pork, fried chicken, salmon, fried cod were all good, but the best... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Just to sit on their balcony and eat a pretty good meal with a nice cold beverage and look out at the giraffes and other wild animals. What more could you want? It's amazing.

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Thank coachclint
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198 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is the best place to eat in the park (at least the upstairs is). Had a wonderful view of the "Serengeti" and our server was a gem. The Holiday Buffet was good and had everything but the dressing! For a good sit down, rest your feet kind of place, this is where you want to go. It is not... More 

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Has a pub downstairs and restaurant up stairs which looks out onto the Serengeti plains animal enclosure. Decorated like an old colonial hunting lodge. We went for the buffet at $19 for adults and $12 for kids which was nicely done especially the fried chicken, cod and braised pork (but also plenty of nice salad and vegetable dishes) nice staff... More 

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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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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227 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8752
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-987-5008

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