Create memorable foodie moments and enjoy surprising flavors at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
There’s so much more to love about the three theme park destinations that make up Universal Orlando Resort than thrill rides, shows and unforgettable experiences. The resort is home to Universal CityWalk, which is brimming with exclusive dining experiences, from kid-friendly meals for the whole family to unique entertainment offerings perfect for date nights. Think fireside dining, movie theaters and even the one-of-a-kind Blue Man Group performance – to name a few. From food and drinks in the theme parks to amazing options at Universal Orlando Hotels and CityWalk, here are some of the most unforgettable dining experiences at Universal Orlando Resort.
Best Bites at Universal Studios Florida
Eat like a wizard at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™. Options include a full meal of English fare and favorites at the Leaky Cauldron™. Or, opt for a quick refuel with frozen treats at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. Quench your thirst with a creamy Fishy Green Ale at The Fountain of Fair Fortune or the Hopping Pot, and bite into savory-sweet pumpkin pasties at Sugarplum’s Sweetshop.
Visitors to the park can enjoy live music at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, a traditional Irish pub perfect to grab a pint with friends or share an authentic Irish dish. Horror fans will adore the quick-service Classic Monsters Café, with its themed dining areas such as the swamp, the flying saucer and Dracula’s castle, where visitors of all ages can enjoy comfort food favorites.
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™
Dining and Fun around Universal’s Islands of Adventure
A variety of dining explorations await at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, from quick bites to unforgettable themed meals. Start the day with a sweet treat at Croissant Moon Bakery, or duck in later for a deli sandwich. Get a mystical groove on at Lost Continent for psychic readings, the undersea adventure tour of Poseidon’s Fury or an award-winning meal at Mythos Restaurant. Bring the whole family to the Dr. Seuss-inspired Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous™ for a playful lunch break. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™, relax at the rustic Three Broomsticks™ tavern to sip a refreshing Butterbeer™ or indulge in some hearty English fare.
Mythos Restaurant at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Take a Water Break to Refuel at Universal’s Volcano Bay
Island-themed treats are plentiful at Universal’s Volcano Bay, a tropical water theme park. Enjoy Hawaiian pizza or Caribbean Jerk macaroni & cheese at Whakawaiwai Eats. Relax under the shady bamboo awning of Bambu while munching on inventive island fare such as the quinoa edamame burger or the Waturi mahi sandwich. Listen to waves lapping at the lagoon shore while you enjoy coconut-crusted fried chicken or guava tapioca pudding at Kohola Reef at the base of the towering Krakatau volcano. Looking to get into the island vibe with a cocktail? Head to Dancing Dragons Boat Bar, shaped like an ancient outrigger canoe, for tropical concoctions and frozen beverages.
Quinoa Edamame Burger at Bambu
Memorable Options at Universal CityWalk and Resort Hotels
Dining-and-entertainment hub Universal CityWalk has offerings for every occasion. Popular restaurants include The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Bigfire American Fare, where wood-fire grills infuse entrees, sides, desserts and even cocktails with smoky flavors. Entertainment options abound at CityWalk, from the inventive entertainment of Blue Man Group, to mini golf, to karaoke, to dueling pianos at Pat O’Brien’s® or a movie at Universal Cinemark.
Dining options, from casual to decadent, also abound at Universal’s immersive resort hotels. Favorites include the Beach Break Cafe food court at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, all inspired by food trucks, local diners and backyard barbecues. From protein-packed breakfast sandwiches to Southern California-inspired salads to creatively topped burgers, there’s a wide range of dining options here. At Universal’s Aventura Hotel, head to the Urban Pantry food hall for a diverse lineup of foods, from oven-baked pizzas and wok-fired stir fries to barbecue ribs and tuna poke. Zip up to the hotel’s 17th floor for 360-degree views of Orlando coupled with globally inspired dining at the Bar 17 Bistro. The restaurant specializes in Chinese bao buns stuffed with a variety of fillings.
Inside the Bigfire American Fare dining room
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