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Old 11-21-2011, 04:11 PM   #226
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Not sure if this is the right thread to ask this on but years ago (I'm talking early 90's) when we went to US for the first time we ate at a restaurant that was table service where the booths were like cars and there were TV screens and movies playing.

Can anyone remember what it was called and if its still there? We have been back to US many times but always eat at CS and I don't remember seeing it.

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #227
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Not sure if this is the right thread to ask this on but years ago (I'm talking early 90's) when we went to US for the first time we ate at a restaurant that was table service where the booths were like cars and there were TV screens and movies playing.

Can anyone remember what it was called and if its still there? We have been back to US many times but always eat at CS and I don't remember seeing it.

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That sounds like SciFi at WDW Hollywood Studios which back then were known as MGM!!!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #228
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There used to be Wimpy's in England , is it a Burger place???
It sure is. I think there are chicken fingers and stuff like that too.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #229
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If you are going to eat any where in the park, you should eat at Mythos. You can rest your feet while enjoying the air conditioning and amazingly beautiful cave like atmosphere. It would be easy to spend a lot of money here, but with the right selections, you can also do it for a reasonable price. Comparable to, or even less than, what you would spend elsewhere in the park. They bring rosemary bread and butter to start. My adult daughter and I shared the Roman Panini with fries. She also had a virgin daiquiri and I had a coke. The total for the two of us, including the highest suggested tip, was slightly less than $20. Our server was so-so. but the atmosphere and price more than made up for it.

We ate two meals at the Three Broomsticks. The food was fair and again the price was comparable to, or even less than, what you would spend elsewhere in the park. Eating here was mostly about the HP atmosphere and should be done at least once if your an HP fan.

We enjoyed another reasonably priced lunch at the Croissant Moon. Again a decent meal at a good price in the air conditioning and away from the crowds. The only complaint here was with the customers. Being a counter service restaurant, you wait in line to place your order. Several people were in front of us, each and every one of them waited until they got to the counter to even look at the menu and decide what they wanted.

Our most expensive meal was at Bubba Gumps. Which I would compare to a Red Lobster in price, atmosphere, and quality. (Would skip this if we ever go back and go to Mythos instead.)

For random snacks and drinks, we carried granola bars and water bottles with us. Though one night, a City Walk security guard made us throw our water bottles away, saying they were not allowed.

We avoided getting snacks or meals from carts, knowing we could get a better deal at the first three restaurants in my post.

The rest of the time we ate microwavable meals in our hotel room to save money.

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Old 12-31-2011, 11:56 AM   #230
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Planning our first trip to Universal over Spring Break. We will be there 4 nights (3/31-4/3). So far I have:

Margaritaville on 3/31 (dinner).
Mythos on 4/2 (lunch)
Tchoup Chop on 4/3 (dinner)

I'd like to get one more good meal (without breaking the bank) on 4/1. What should we do that day? We will probably be doing a Universal Studios day....but we are on-site (HRH) with park-hopper passes...so we can pretty much go anywhere. Any suggestions?

Also, is there any way to do The Three Broomsticks over Spring Break? I am assuming it will be an absolute zoo.

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Planning our first trip to Universal over Spring Break. We will be there 4 nights (3/31-4/3). So far I have:

Margaritaville on 3/31 (dinner).
Mythos on 4/2 (lunch)
Tchoup Chop on 4/3 (dinner)

I'd like to get one more good meal (without breaking the bank) on 4/1. What should we do that day? We will probably be doing a Universal Studios day....but we are on-site (HRH) with park-hopper passes...so we can pretty much go anywhere. Any suggestions?

Also, is there any way to do The Three Broomsticks over Spring Break? I am assuming it will be an absolute zoo.
Three Broomsticks is open all day. I would assume you can manage something there, even if it is later in the day. If you want to wander over to Portofino, Sal's Deli is yummy and very cheap!!!
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Three Broomsticks is open all day. I would assume you can manage something there, even if it is later in the day. If you want to wander over to Portofino, Sal's Deli is yummy and very cheap!!!
Thanks! Sal's sounds like a good choice.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #233
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I'm really sorry if this has been asked before.. but does anyone know when the Top Of The Walk Food Court area is open until? & The food options that are listed on this page under 'Quick Service Dining Options' - http://www.universalorlando.com/Rest...al-Dining.aspx

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #234
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Enjoying this thread and have a question that I originally posted elsewhere. DH and I are trying to decide where to eat on Easter Sunday with 2 teen DD's and 3 other adult relatives while at Universal Orlando. We'll be staying at RPR but won't be in the parks that day. No picky eaters in this bunch, either, so we're game for almost anything. Are there any Easter brunches going on, or do you know where YOU would go if it were your choice?
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Enjoying this thread and have a question that I originally posted elsewhere. DH and I are trying to decide where to eat on Easter Sunday with 2 teen DD's and 3 other adult relatives while at Universal Orlando. We'll be staying at RPR but won't be in the parks that day. No picky eaters in this bunch, either, so we're game for almost anything. Are there any Easter brunches going on, or do you know where YOU would go if it were your choice?
I imagine there are Easter buffets going on but I couldn't tell you where. I'm guessing the onsite resorts will have something and there will probably specials in the newspaper but not until much closer to the holiday.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #236
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Thanks, Metro West. We do know that we definitely want to eat somewhere onsite. Would the newspaper ads just be for offsite restaurants? DH and I are so used to having to make our dining reservations months in advance at WDW, especially at peak times, so I thought Universal might need to be the same way. It sounds like maybe that's not the case. How far in advance do I need to be trying to secure a reservation for Easter dinner at a Universal restaurant?
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Thanks, Metro West. We do know that we definitely want to eat somewhere onsite. Would the newspaper ads just be for offsite restaurants? DH and I are so used to having to make our dining reservations months in advance at WDW, especially at peak times, so I thought Universal might need to be the same way. It sounds like maybe that's not the case. How far in advance do I need to be trying to secure a reservation for Easter dinner at a Universal restaurant?
The Kitchen at the Hard Rock usually has a buffet dinner for holiday occasions. Perhaps you can give the Hard Rock Hotel a call and see what they offer. It certainly won't be cheap though!!! You can also go to www.opentable.com to make reservations for just about all the Universal resort restaurants as well as other Orlando restaurants.
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So, I've looked through just about every menu for every restaurant as I plan for our upcoming trip to the Darkside, but a question remains:

Does anyone know if there is someplace to get good Neapolitan pizza in or around Universal? It seems like one of the restaurants at Portofino must, but I can't find any that specifically identify their pizza as Neapolitan style. My HLP is a Neapolitan pizza fiend, and it would be great to suprise her with it, since she's really going along on this trip just for me.
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damo knows the pizza at pbh very well.

i'm sure you'll see damo again once she reads your question.


i only eat the pizza at Jakes at rph.
(and Louie's in the park.)
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So, I've looked through just about every menu for every restaurant as I plan for our upcoming trip to the Darkside, but a question remains:

Does anyone know if there is someplace to get good Neapolitan pizza in or around Universal? It seems like one of the restaurants at Portofino must, but I can't find any that specifically identify their pizza as Neapolitan style. My HLP is a Neapolitan pizza fiend, and it would be great to suprise her with it, since she's really going along on this trip just for me.
Sal's at Portofino will make pizza to your requirements. Their pizza is excellent.
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