Where to eat at Universal Orlando including menus...UPDATED REGULARLY

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  1. -Hope-

    -Hope- Always dreaming of adventure...

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    Thanks so much schumigirl!! Funny you should say if you we're close by and hungry- that's exactly my plan. I have a list of the CS places I think we'll like so we can just decide when we're hungry what is closest that we want to eat. On our trip to WDW I tried decoding ahead of time exactly where we'd eat ahead of time and it was pretty restrictive. I want a more relaxed trip this time while also trying to make sure we enjoy our meals. :)

    I do think I'll call ahead with my concerns- that's great advice. :goodvibes

    And I'm making our ressie for Finnigan's today!! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. damo

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    None of the places without any indoor seating were included in the polls. There are quite a few kiosk type of eateries with limited menus that are quite good.
     
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    Good to know, damo thanks! I only mentioned it not being in the poll because in the CS poll thread another place was specifically mentioned as being left off because of consistently bad reviews (Mel's I think??). So, it just made me wonder if something similar was going on with FireEater's. Thanks for the clarification as well as all of the effort on this thread! :goodvibes

    That does bring up another thought though- is there a list somewhere of CS places with indoor seating? A place to beat the heat may be just as important as the food at some points during the day. :thumbsup2
     
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    I love Finnegans,eaten there both times I have been. The corned beef on a pretzel roll is absolutely delish!!
     
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    At IOA: Croissant Moon, Circus McGurkus, Three Broomsticks, Thunder Falls, Blondie's, Captain America, Burger Digs, Cafe 4, Comic Strip Cafe

    At Universal: Boulangerie, Fast Food Boulevard (Springfield), Louie's, Mel's, Monster's Cafe, Richter's, Schwabb's (ice cream)

    I think that is it. The rest are either walk-up windows or sit down restaurants.
     
  7. Metro West

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    I would recommend Thunder Falls Terrace at IOA and Louie's at the Studios for counter service. Both have indoor seating and the a/c is usually blowing hard in both.
     
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    Great, thank you!!
     
  9. Planogirl

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    Richter's in the Studios is also nice and cool and fine if you just feel like a simple burger or chicken sandwich.
     
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    I'm adding notes to my list to show all the places we can cool down! Thanks do much. :goodvibes
     
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    Burger Digs is attached to the Jurassic Discovery Discovery Centre. You may not want to eat there but the Centre is a great place to cool down as well.
     
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    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

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    I'll second that!:thumbsup2 this is a great place to hang for 30 minutes and its right at the halfway of the park. Just go down stairs and its cooler there.
     
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    Where is the best and most affordable counter service to eat at in the hotels, and at City Walk? Whats your favorite?
     
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    Panda Express at CityWalk. I just love their orange chicken! Not really unique since you cab get panda express anywhere in orlando but it's a great affordable meal after you leave the parks.
     
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    There is actually a Toojay's in Dr. Phillips that isn't very far from Universal Orlando. Ocoee is a bit of a haul.

    7600 Dr Phillips Blvd #116 Orlando, FL 32819
    (407) 355-0340
     
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    Not if you want to get out of the touristy areas...which is why this list was posted in the first place.
     
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    I'm trying to get a reservation to Mythos on Labor Day, but nothing is available according to opentable. What are the chances of a walk up ressie that day, or should I even bother?
     
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    Even during slow seasons (we have always gone in November), Mythos gets awfully busy. Is it possible that they just haven't opened up the reservations for that weekend yet on OpenTable?

    Maybe try calling directly? I believe there is a number you can call to access reservations for Universal restaurants...? Or call one of the on-site hotels and ask to speak with the concierge, who would have access to the reservation system?
     
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    Yeah, the date is available because I can reserve up to Sept 4th, but will only be at IOA on Labor Day.

    I tried calling this weekend, and left a vm, but no one has returned my call.:confused3
     

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