Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby pianojohn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:00 am

Here are a few of my favorite near Cedar Point

http://sanduskyberardis.com/
This was the original supplier of Cedar Point's famous french fries. Good food, decent prices, and about 10-15 minutes from the park. The GRILLED BUTTERED CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD–(their caps not mine) is to die for!! And they are on Facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/Berardis

http://www.toftdairy.com/
Of course, you can also get Tofts at the park, but if you go to the actual dairy in which it is made, the prices are better, the ice cream is fresher, and the portions are HUMONGOUS! Plus, they tend to carry all of their flavors at the same time, and they also do huge shakes and sundaes. I always stop there after a day at the Point, but check to make sure they are open late since they close exactly at closing time!!

http://www.cameopizza.com/
Good pizza and decent prices. When I worked at CP in the 80's, we always remembered the rudest waitresses worked there! They may be gone, but the good food remains.

All three of these restaurants are off the beaten trail and not near the more touristy ones, so you'll end up eating with locals.

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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 am

If anyone ever visits Beech Bend for some Kentucky Rumbler action there are a few decent places within about a 10 minute drive of the park. There are some more places on the other side of town and closer to the interstate depending on which way your traveling that I could recommend but these two spots very close to the park are great options.

For breakfast Teresa's is a great little dive close to the park. It's nothing more than a greasy spoon country diner but it's REALLY good at being just that with an abundance of local charm. I've always ordered the breakfast special but the omlets and pancakes are gigantic and always look delicious. I've never been for lunch but I'm sure they have your typical catfish, fried chicken, chicken friend steak, and a daily special of some sorts. They don't have a website, but here is their yelp page.
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For lunch and Dinner Mariah's is a fantastic little spot in downtown Bowling Green, located inside of a brick house that has been standing since 1818 and is found on the National Register of Historic homes. I haven't been for a few years so I don't remember what the specialty was but everything I ever had was always very good. Seems like the chicken fingers and soups in a bread bowl were always popular.
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby narkitty » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:39 am

BigBomer wrote:I completely agree with both Magnolia and Chester's. Though I've steered clear of Chacho's, not because of the food but because of the people. I think I read somewhere that there have been multiple shootings there or something like that. :-?


I've heard some sketchy things about the big Chacho's on 410 near 35, but I lived about a mile away from the one on Callaghan for a few years and never heard about any shootings. You should try it! Their food is really good. Plus, they have enormous margaritas and frozen Jack & Coke!

jps294 wrote:Sounds great... I'm defiantly going to try them out when I head home from college in May. But usually for dinner after a great day at Fiesta Texas is going to go eat at Chuy's (on 14855 Interstate 35, Selma, TX 78154) which is on my way home in Austin. But just right now I found out there is a closer Chuy's near SFFT (on 18008 US Hwy 281 N., San Antonio, TX), which is going to be beneficial.


I LOVE CHUY'S! No seriously, I eat there every Sunday...sometimes more. Their tomatillo sauce is soooo good. I didn't put it on my list because it's a (small) national chain now instead of just being in Texas. There's actually a brand new Chuy's that opened at I-10 and 1604. Much closer than those other two locations. :)
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby ernierocker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:44 am

narkitty wrote:and frozen Jack & Coke!


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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:05 am

Jew wrote:I'll add some for the So Cal parks:

-SFMM for Breakfast/Lunch: Jimmy Dean's on the old road. Instead of going up the hill to SFMM, turn right on The Old Road for about a mile or so and you'll see it by the Del Taco/Gas Station/Jack in the Box. Ridiculously good breakfast burritos and decent burgers.

-USH for lunch/dinner: City Wok. Instead of going up the hill to USH, continue down cahuenga blvd. It' in the shopping center with the Ralphs. Really good Chinese food!

-Disneyland whenever:Oggi's. Good craft beer and decent food! Head down Harbor and turn right at Chapman.


Totally agreed about all 3 of these. On most of my trips to SFMM I'll stop at Jimmy Dean's on my way home and at least get some fries. Oggi's is also pretty freaking awesome. Good call!!

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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby RaptorBoyASU » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:46 am

pianojohn wrote:Here are a few of my favorite near Cedar Point

http://sanduskyberardis.com/
This was the original supplier of Cedar Point's famous french fries. Good food, decent prices, and about 10-15 minutes from the park. The GRILLED BUTTERED CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD–(their caps not mine) is to die for!! And they are on Facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/Berardis

http://www.toftdairy.com/
Of course, you can also get Tofts at the park, but if you go to the actual dairy in which it is made, the prices are better, the ice cream is fresher, and the portions are HUMONGOUS! Plus, they tend to carry all of their flavors at the same time, and they also do huge shakes and sundaes. I always stop there after a day at the Point, but check to make sure they are open late since they close exactly at closing time!!

http://www.cameopizza.com/
Good pizza and decent prices. When I worked at CP in the 80's, we always remembered the rudest waitresses worked there! They may be gone, but the good food remains.

All three of these restaurants are off the beaten trail and not near the more touristy ones, so you'll end up eating with locals.


I was going to suggest both Berardi's and Toft's. I would add that Berardi's has awesome homemade pies as well.

http://www.themargaritavilleonline.com/
My friends and I always like to escape to Margaritaville as well. We head there more for the drinks than the food, but the food is pretty good. It sits along a creek, and has a nice outdoor deck. It gets a little insane anytime there's a bike week or any other type of motorcycle event.
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby Astrojack » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 am

I was hoping to see some restaurants near Kings Dominion, since I'm always stuck eatting at Denny's unless I drive to Richmond.
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby johnychen » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 am

OK this one is a regional chain but it's really good.

Just outside of Seaworld San Antonio is Rudy's BBQ

www.rudysbbq.com/page/location/name/bbq-san%20antonio
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby cfc » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:59 am

I'll go along with a "regional" chain.
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Re: Good Eating Outside of Theme Parks

Postby BigBomer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:41 pm

I've heard some sketchy things about the big Chacho's on 410 near 35, but I lived about a mile away from the one on Callaghan for a few years and never heard about any shootings. You should try it! Their food is really good. Plus, they have enormous margaritas and frozen Jack & Coke!


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