The Serengeti Flyer, the Iron Gwazi roller coaster, and the safari are some of the main attractions at Tampa’s biggest theme park. Apparently so is smoked barbeque food. Busch Gardens in Tampa was recognized by USA Today’s 10Best as a must-visit theme park restaurant destination.
This report details how theme parks have made a conscious effort to add higher-end cuisine options to their park experience. Finding good quality food at a reasonable price has been typically hard at such places. However, now it has become more common to have the opportunity to park the stroller and have a nice, sit-down meal.
To compile their Best 10, USA Today had a team name their top 10 restaurants at theme parks. From there, they asked readers to vote on their favorites.
This barbeque establishment has everything from racks of ribs to a smoke brisket salad. Zambia Smokehouse describe their cooking as slow-cooked with hickory and oak wood. In addition, each order is served with seasoned fries or coleslaw. 10Best explains their Zambia experience by saying it is, “a casual dining eatery with an open barbecue pit that offers a variety of proteins, sandwiches, salads and sides.”
Zambia Smokehouse’s menu is concise but includes all your favorite barbeque selections. They have pulled-pork and brisket sandwiches, if you are looking for a quicker stop. For those desiring a full plate, smoked chicken, a plate of ribs or Texas sliced brisket are available to order. Finally, if you can’t decide, Zambia offers a sampler entrée that consists of all three. Furthermore, each order is served with a coleslaw or seasoned fries.
Other side items include mac and cheese, baked beans, green beans with bacon, pickles or fruit. Then, to satisfy your sugar rush, there’s a selection of desserts and soft drinks, as well.
Zambia Smokehouse is part of Busch Garden’s pay once, eat-all-day option. For $49.99, this all-day dining deal allows guests to buy a meal pass as an efficient way to navigate your day of adventure and food.
This Tampa Busch Gardens top rated restaurant can be found in the Stanleyville section of the park, adjacent to the SheiKra roller coaster.