We know where to go if you’ve wished to eat fish and chips in Diagon Alley or sip a real Duff Beer like Homer Simpson. The theme parks of Universal Orlando — Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure — feature exhilarating rides, the fan-favorite Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and lots of places to dine and drink. If you’re not experiencing roller coasters or gesturing to superheroes, you’ll have to eat, and now we’ve compiled a list of the top Universal Orlando restaurants to explore during your next visit.
These restaurants at Universal Orlando go far above and beyond standard theme park fare of chicken fingers and hot dogs. Restaurants like Leaky Cauldron and Moe’s Tavern, which submerge customers in their favorite films and television series, sometimes providing meals inspired by what they’ve shown on television, are more great additions to the Universal Orlando restaurant scene. Universal CityWalk offers a lot beyond the parks, including famous national chain restaurants and unique eating adventures that the whole family can enjoy.
The Best Restaurants at Universal Studios Florida
For lovers of the beloved series, the Harry Potter-themed dining at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a must. The Leaky Cauldron provides British delicacies in a lovely atmosphere influenced by the movie at Universal Studios Florida’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Around 10:30 a.m., visitors can have a typical English breakfast, which includes eggs, black pudding, beans, bacon, and more, as well as American breakfast options, or choose from fish and chips, toad in the hole, and other British dishes for lunch and dinner.
Fast Food Boulevard and Moe’s Tavern
Springfield, U.S.A., the Simpsons-themed region at Universal Studios Florida, has a lot of fast food options. Krusty Burger (home of the Krusty Burger, of course), Cletus’ Chicken Shack, The Frying Dutchman, and others are among the options. Next door is Moe’s Tavern, the series’ famed watering spot, which serves Duff Beer and other beverages. Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck and Duff Brewery, both nearby, are excellent options for nibbles and beverages.
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, the theme park’s interpretation of a famous Irish-American tavern, is located in the center of Universal Studios Florida’s New York streets. Bangers and mash, Guinness beef stew, and pints of beer are on the menu. You might even be able to karaoke to live music while you eat.
The Best Restaurants at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Comparable alternatives to Leaky Cauldron may be found at the Three Broomsticks in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, as well as The Great Feast, a four-person rotisserie chicken, and spareribs supper. Butterbeer is a must-try at both Three Broomsticks and Leaky Cauldron, which also sells alcoholic beverages.
The massive, carved rock exterior of Mythos, located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s The Lost Continent park, is difficult to miss. Mythos is a table-service restaurant that serves dishes with the Mediterranean, Japanese, American, and other influences. The menu includes everything from light salads and fresh fish to heartier fare like lamb burgers and pad Thai, so this is a great place to go if you’re weary of the same old theme park fare like hot dogs and chicken fingers. There are also a variety of drinks, beers, and wines on tap, making this a wonderful spot to go for a snack and a drink when you need a break. The grotto-like interior is a pleasant departure from expansive food halls, or you can sit outside on the patio for a perfect view of the theme park across the lagoon while enjoying your meal.
The Best Restaurants at Universal CityWalk
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
There are a lot of things to do at Universal CityWalk, so we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favorites. Antojitos serves Mexican cuisine such as tacos, fajitas, and more, as well as live mariachi music on occasion, making it a wonderful place to conclude the day after visiting the theme parks.
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Burgers and sushi may seem like an unusual pairing until you try them at Cowfish. With bento boxes combining small burgers and specialty sushi rolls, as well as the Cheeseburgooshi, which is a cheeseburger in sushi shape, this Universal CityWalk restaurant takes to surf and turf to another level. There are also traditional burgers and sushi, as well as fusion appetizers, salads, and beverages.
Vivo Italian Kitchen
Another CityWalk alternative is Vivo Italian Kitchen, which serves Italian fare such as handmade pasta. CityWalk restaurants are frequently available after the parks close, allowing you to have a complete day of fun before heading to CityWalk for dinner.
Voodoo Doughnut is the CityWalk destination for a sweet treat, with over 50 kinds of doughnuts offered every day. Since its opening, this location of the cult-favorite Portland-based doughnut business has been a top destination among CityWalk visitors. It’s noted for its unique flavors, such as the bacon maple bar doughnut, which comes in a pink box.