Final Round Vote: What's the Best Theme Park Restaurant?

December 18, 2021, 8:04 PM · Congratulations to the eight theme park restaurants that our readers nominated into the final round vote for the Best Restaurant award in the 21st annual Theme Park Insider Awards.

This year's finalists are:

Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle Restaurant

Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen

Le Cellier at Epcot

Le Cellier

Leaky Cauldron at Universal Studios Florida

Leaky Cauldron

Magellan's at Tokyo DisneySea


Mythos at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure


The Three Broomsticks at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure

The Three Broomsticks

Tiffins at Disney's Animal Kingdom


But which one is the best? It's time for you to pick!

If you haven't voted in all the categories yet, these remain open for your vote:

We will announce the winners in the 21st annual Theme Park Insider Awards on January 1, 2022.

Replies (3)

December 19, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Hoping the crown goes back to Mythos this year -- I love the atmosphere, the food is great, the service is friendly... and I've never needed a reservation :-)

December 20, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Personal preference but went for Le Cellier, still love atmosphere and steaks.

December 24, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Here the thing….when we are at a Theme Park, time is most certainly money, and in many cases we probably don’t want to be wasting a lot of it sitting at a restaurant table.

Getting reservations for a table service meal can be one hell of a chore, and once we do score them, your entire day pretty much has to be planned around it.

For character dining (at least back when we were doing them), sometimes it’s a complete mystery what you are even paying until your check arrives (the website sometimes would only give you a “price range” per person).

So are table service meals worthwhile ? They sure can be ! I will tell you that every single time I’ve had a table service dinner at a Theme Park, that I felt “fully charged” for a long day and late night. The days I’m dragging at the end of the night is always when we just did quick service meals.

To me, Mythos is in a class of its own, because it delivers on quality/atmosphere without the above listed undesirables. You can very possibility get in there with a same day, or even no reservation at all. You are also going to get a first class meal, without it being a 90 minute to 2 hour affair, so you can get back to your day in the park.

Have I had a theme park meal better than Mythos ? Sure…I’ve been to Be Our Guest twice, and I’d say meal vs meal (and probably atmosphere), that BOG wins. But you have to practically win the lottery to get a reservation at BOG, and it’s also gonna take up to 2 hours of your day.

All things considered though, Mythos gets my vote…

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