Best Food at Hersheypark to Include in Your Day

Hersheypark has unique sweet treats and dining options for guests visiting the park. Today I am sharing our favorite places to eat at Hersheypark and what to expect when dining at Hersheypark.

Dining at the theme parks has become one of the things we look forward to doing on our visits, coming in second to experiencing the rides and attractions.

We like to include unique eats that all of us can enjoy.

Hersheypark is known as “the sweetest place on earth” and many of the Hersheypark food is inspired by chocolate.

The food at Hersheypark will be a big part of your overall day at Hersheypark. Luckily there are so many dining options.

Hersheypark has so many food options to fit everyone’s likes and budget.

Of course when you visit Hersheypark you expect to eat a lot of chocolate but that is not the only thing worth trying when visiting. From sweet to savory dishes Hersheypark offers great choices.

If you are staying on-site at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, or the Campgrounds at Hersheypark you have even more options for dining. More on that later in the post.

Also keep in mind that Hersheypark is cashless. Guests with cash can use the kiosks to exchange for a card to be used in the park.

Where to Eat at Hersheypark

Lets start with all the food options inside Hersheypark. If you are visiting with kids you will appreciate Moe’s and Chick-Fil-A as familiar options, but don’t miss out on trying Chickie’s & Pete’s Fries. These are my absolute favorite!

  • 1906 Grill
  • 8 Cut Crust
  • Berk’s Dogs
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (2 locations, Midway & Pioneer Frontier)
  • The Chocolatier
  • Dispatch Pizzeria
  • East Coast Mini Donuts
  • Flying Fare
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Nathan’s Famous (Open in Boardwalk during summer hours)
  • Overlook Food Court
  • Simply Chocolate (King Size Milkshakes)
  • Spring Creek Smokehouse
  • Subway
  • Update list check here.

A few of the locations has special themed items for the special events. Check out this post about Halloween at Hersheypark for some of the specialty treats.

Also don’t forget to stop at Hershey Chocolate World for a free ride on the Hershey Factory Tour that includes a Hershey treat at the end.

Hersheypark does have allergen and gluten-free options. Flying Fare is a allergen-friendly restaurant. All of the menu options are gluten-free, nut-free, and fish/shellfish-free.

Hersheypark Dining Plan

Hersheypark food cost is on par with most theme parks. They do offer daily dining plans. Guests can pay $39.99 for an all day eating pass.

Guests can purchase 1 entree and 1 side every 90 minutes all day long. This might work if you want to try many dining options and share meals. Check out the latest list of participating places.

5 Best Things to Eat at Hersheypark

We like to visit Hersheypark often and have found a few favorite foods that we keep on the list visit after visit. I suggest sharing so you can sample a little bit of everything.

Chickie’s & Pete’s Fries

We always leave room to order the bucket of fries with the cheese sauce. These are delicious and all five of us love ordering them during our day at the park. The bucket is enough to share for the family too.

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Our favorite snack at Hersheypark.

Cookies & Donuts at 1906 Grill

If you are visiting the chocolate capitol of the world you know you are going to get a fantastic chocolate chip cookie. Cookies & Donuts offers traditional chocolate chip cookies as well as Reese King size donuts. You don’t want to miss these!

King Shakes at Simply Chocolate

Hopefully you saved room for a King Sized Shake from Simply Chocolate. The shakes are huge! They also offer seasonal favorites like pumpkin.

Cinnamon Rolls from Spring Creek Smokehouse

These cinnamon rolls are offered year round but get a holiday themed makeover during the seasonal events. During Halloween you can order “Sinful Cinnamon Bread Intestines” but during our visit they were just cinnamon bread.

The Chocolatier

We went into our visit at The Chocolatier planning to do a shared sampler meal. We ordered the Ferris Wheel Sampler, Soft Pretzel, and a flat bread pizza to share. Everything was really good at the Chocolatier.

This is located outside of Hersheypark. You do not need a park ticket to dine but I highly suggest reservations. It is very popular. Keep in mind the menu is a bit pricier than most options at the park.

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Sampler at The Chocolatier

Where to Eat Outside Hersheypark

If you are looking to eat outside the park there are a lot of options at the Hersheypark resorts or around town.

The Circular at The Hotel Hershey has the best breakfast buffet. It is a little on the pricey side but if it is in your budget I suggest eating there once during your trip. It offers pastries, a hot breakfast, and omelet station.

The Bear’s Den at the Hershey Lodge offers a variety of American cuisine options. We ordered take-out on our last visit here and enjoyed it from the comfort of our room.

If you are visiting area attractions in Hershey besides the park you may want to include Houlihan’s in your day. Houlihan’s is a great spot for families to get lunch or dinner. Houlihan’s is within walking distance of the Hershey Story Museum too.

The food at Hersheypark will not leave you disappointed. With so many options you may need to plan a second day at the park!

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