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

damo

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Here's a great place to start for food info at the Universal Orlando Resorts. If anyone has any updates or finds any errors in this thread, please pm me.



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Poll for best Citywalk restaurant
Coke Freestyle At Cabana Bay: $8.99 for one day, $11.99 for two days, $14.99 for three days, or $17.99 for length of stay. These CANNOT be used at the parks.

Coke Freestyle at Parks: Freestyle cups are $15.99 (and can be reactivated for an extra $6.99 per day. These cups are refilled at the Freestyle Coke machines located around the parks and at Volcano Bay. Link to map of locations click here

Freestyle Machines do not give free water. Water can be obtained in your freestyle cups at any counter service or cart.

The discount refillable red cups are no longer for sale. However, if you have them you can still use them. You can purchase the character refillable cups at the souvenir stores and continue to bring them back for discount refills for $1.19. You can also use your Coke Freestyle cups for discount refills at the carts and restaurants for $1.19.



All main menus have been updated on August 1, 2017. Any cart photos will be updated in Nov. 2017.
IOA menus


Croissant Moon

Cinnabon

Typical fruit cart

Confisco Grill

Circus McGurkus

Moose Juice

Mythos

Fire Eater's Grill

Doc Sugrues Desert Kabob House

Three Broomsticks

Three Broomsticks Breakfast menu

Cafe 4

Frozen Ice booth

Captain America

Thunder Falls

Pizza Predatoria

Burger Digs

Comic Strip Cafe

Blondie's


Universal Studios Menus

Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck

Mel's Diner

Today Cafe

Louie's

Monster Cafe

Lombard's

Lombard's Cinematic Spectacular Dining Experience

Richter's Burgers

Ben and Jerry's

Schwab's Pharmacy

Monster's Cafe Kiosk

Finnegan's

Fast Food Boulevard --- Springfield area --- menu from Touring Plans

Superstar Character Breakfast Superstar Character Breakfast report with pictures

Leaky Cauldron Lunch and Dinner

Leaky Cauldron Breakfast


Royal Pacific Resort

Luau

Club level photos

Room Service Menu pg. 1, page 2

Orchid Court breakfast

Orchid Court Sushi Menu

Orchid Court big and small plates

Bula Bar at RPR

Islands Breakfast menu

Island's Dinner Menu

Island's Kids' Menu

Island's Wok Experience

Jake's Lunch Menu

Jake's Dinner Menu

Jake's Kids' Menu
Tchoup Chop Dinner Menu

Tchoup Chop Lunch Menu

photos of club level offerings

Links to more club level photos: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=52283311#post52283311 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3329650 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3329648 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3329653

Portofino Bay Hotel

Club level photos

2016 Club Level review

Room Service Menu

Gelataria Menu

Sal's Deli Menu

Sal's Deli kids' menu

Sal's food porn pics

Mama Della's dinner menu

Mama Della's groups menu

Mama Della's kids' menu

Trattoria breakfast menu

Trattoria kids' breakfast menu

Trattoria Lunch Menu

Trattoria Dinner Menu

Bice Menu

Thirsty Fish

Emack and Bolios Breakfast menu



Hard Rock Hotel

Club level photos

More Club level photos

Room Service Menu, page 2, page 3

Beach Club menu

Kitchen Breakfast

Kitchen Lunch

Kitchen DInner

Kitchen Gluten Free Menu

Palm Restaurant

Emack and Bolios Marketplace

Starbucks

Cabana Bay

Bayliner Diner Lunch and Dinner

Bayliner Diner Breakfast

Room Delivery Service

Atomic Tonic Beverage Menu

Hideaway Bar & Grill Menu

Galaxy Bowl


Sapphire Falls Hotel

Amatista Cookhouse dinner

Amatista Cookhouse lunch

Amatista Cookhouse breakfast

Drhum Club food

Drhum Club drinks

New Dutch Trading Company

Strongwater Tavern Menu

Room Service Breakfast

Room Service All Day

Room Service Late Night

Room Service Kids



Citywalk

Voodoo Doughnuts Menu

NBC Sports Grill Brew

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Drink Menu

Toothsome Kids' Menu

Toothsome Dessert and Milkshake Menu

Toothsome Food Menu

Cowfish Adult Menu

Vivo Italian Kitchen

Vivo Kids' Menu

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food menu

Red Oven Pizza Bakery

Bigfire

Margaritaville menu

Bob Marley menu

Hard Rock Cafe

Pat O'brien's

Bubba Gump's

Moe's 1

Moe's 2

Moe's 3

Burger King 1

Burger King 2

Burger King 3

Hot Dog Hall of Fame

Bread Box



Link to photos of meals by disboard members

Restaurants with priority seating for those staying at Portofino, Royal Pacific and Hard Rock
: Finnegan's, Lombard's, Confisco, Mythos, Antojito's, Bob Marley's, Cowfish, Emeril's, Hard Rock Cafe, Margaritaville, Pat O'Brien's, Toothsome, Vivo, Bice, Mama Della's, Trattoria's, Kitchen, The Palm, Tchoup Chop, Islands, Jake's, Amatista

Restaurants that DO NOT take reservations: Bubba Gump, Cowfish, Toothsome


Character meal info http://www.universalorlando.com/Restaurants/character-dining.aspx?Intsrch=character meals
Parade Characters will appear at the character breakfast at Cafe La Bamba at Universal Studios. Royal Pacific has a character breakfast on Sunday mornings.



Breakfast Options

At the hotels: Continental Offerings---RPR at Orchid Court, HRH at Emack and Bolios, PBH at the Gelateria attached to Sal's and Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay.
Full Breakfast including a buffet---RPR at The Island Dining Room, HRH at The Kitchen, PBH at Trattoria Buffet price is $19 for adults.

At the parks: Universal Studios has Boulangerie for pastries and breakfast croissants. IOA has Croissant Moon for pastries and breakfast croissants. IOA also has Cinnabon and seasonally open Green Eggs and Ham

Citywalk: Cinnabon has yummies. Burger King has breakfast sandwiches. Hard Rock Cafe has breakfast.

Vegetarian Offerings--not including sides and salads or those foods that can be ordered without meat--I also didn't include anything with fish

Latest good info from Prairiesarah:

1 - Thunder Falls - the Yellow Rice and the Tortilla and Roasted Tomato soup contain chicken stock - the corn, potatoes and beans are vegetarian. (which were all excellent).

2 - Margaritaville has a special Gluten Free and Vegetarian menu that guests can request that has some options that are not on the regular menu including Roasted Corn and Black Bean tacos, a veggie burger, a veggie cob salad and Margarita Pasta. The Volcano Nachos are not vegetarian as they come with chilli on them.

3 - Bread Box at Citywalk has three vegetarian options (Veggie Melt, 4 Cheese and Tomato and Mozzarella). The veggie was probably the best vegetarian sandwich I've ever had.

Good link for more info: http://busites_www.s3.amazonaws.com...V-Orlando_Gluten-Vegetarian-menu_FO081117.pdf

Universal
Boulangerie -- Health Sandwich with side of fruit or pasta salad, large selection of pastries and sweets, egg and cheese croissant at breakfast
Lombards --Portobello Quinoa , chef's veggie plate of the day, Chinatown Noodle Bowl, Fusilli and Cheese, Lemon Garlic Penne
Richter's---chipotle black bean burger
Louie's---Fettuccini Alfredo, garden vegetable pizza
Finnegan's --Black Bean Burger, The Leprechaun's Rainbow fruit platter, Potato and Leek Soup, kid's grilled cheese
Desert Kebab House -- Veggie Kebab with Pita bread, hummus with celery and carrots and pita bread
Leaky Cauldron--ploughman's platter without scotch egg

IOA
Confisco's -- Vegetable Pizza, kid's mac and cheese, Penne Puttanesca prepared vegetarian, pad thai, tex mex wrap, hummus, Portobello Veggie Wrap,
Mythos--Pad Thai, Wild Mushroom Flatbread, pastabilities depending on special of the day, certain risottos, potato rosemary bread is vegan
Three Broomsticks --kids mac and cheese, 3 broomsticks- potato leek soup, salad, roast potatoes, baked potato, corn
Cafe 4 Diner--Very Veggie Pizza, Fettuccini with cream sauce
Thunder Falls--large selection of sides including corn, beans, rice, potatoes, also kid's mac and cheese
Pizza Predatoria--Garden burger
Comic Strip Cafe--Fettuccini Alfredo
Croissant Moon--large selection of pastries and sweets
Desert Kebab House--veggie kebab with pita bread, hummus with celery and carrots and pita bread

Citywalk
Emeril's --smoked goat cheese ravioli, several sides, white truffle flatbread, vegetarian lasagna
Bob Marley's--Natty Dread, Stuffed Peppers
Hard Rock Cafe--Santa Fe Spring Rolls, Veggie Burger, Hard Rock Nachos, Grilled Mediterranean Linguine
Antiojitos--veggie fajitas, chile
Bubba Gump's --Portabella mushroom based Veggie burger with avocado, Veggie Pasta and a Veggie Skillet (not on the menu but they will prepare that for you)
NBC Sports Grill---MARGHERITA FLATBREAD, GRILLED VEGETABLE PASTA, QUINOA & EDAMAME BURGER,
Margaritaville--Volcano Nachos
Vivo -- several pastas
Cowfish -- Heavenly veggie burger, veggie California rolls,

Royal Pacific Hotel
Bula Bar -- Greek Vegetable Burger, Grilled Cheese, Fruit Platter, loaded nachos
Island's Restaurant--Tomato and Arugula Flatbread, Garbanzo and Vegetable Chili, Whole Wheat Penne with veggies, thin crust pizza
Jake's -- Grilled Veggie Pita Pockets, Southwest Eggrolls
Tchoup Chop -- vegetable roll, Miso Soup, Cilantro-Cashew Pesto Marinated Tofu

Portofino Bay Hotel
Sal's--Margherita Pizza, Primavera Pizza, Picaso Sanwich(roasted veggies)
Mama Della's--several pastas
Trattoria's--Fresh Harvest Penne, Thin Crust Pizza
Bice--Pappardelle al Telefono con Pomodoro, Mozzarella e Basilico, Gnocchetti di Patate alla Sorrentina, Tortelloni farciti con Ricotta e Spinaci in Salsa al Burro Salvia e Parmigiano, Penne allArrabbiat

Hard Rock Hotel
Kitchen--Three Cheese Flatbread, Greek Flatbread, Mac and Cheese, Penne Pasta


Butterbeer information: The butterbeer drink does contain a milk derivative(Sodium Caseinate -- same as in dole whips) but does not contain eggs. A 14-ounce serving had 200 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates and 29 grams of sugar. The bartender at Hogs Head told me that the dairy is not in the topping but is in the actual liquid of the drink.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/24762391/detail.html#ixzz1NCa9iDAV


Dining Plan

There is a full service and quick service plan.

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets-packages/universal-orlando-dining-plan/index.html


Allergy Information


Restricted Diet information
: For extra help call Chef Bob at 321-388-2123 or Universal Guest Services at 407-224-4233, choose option 2


Local Places to eat recommended by Metro

1. RusTeak - located in Ocoee but easy to get to. Prices are reasonable and the restaurant is usually busy. http://www.rusteakwinebar.com

2. Four Rivers BBQ - located in Winter Park. Very good BBQ and is usually very crowded for dinner. http://4rsmokehouse.com

3. Teak Neighborhood Grill - located in MetroWest. Sports bar type of atmosphere with live music most nights. http://www.teakorlando.com

4. Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ - located five minutes from Universal. Excellent BBQ. http://bubbalous.com

5. Toojay's - located in Ocoee. Family style restaurant serving comfort food. The desserts are heavenly. http://www.toojays.com

6. Polonia Polish - located in Longwood. Very good food and friendly atmosphere. http://www.polonia-restaurant.com
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tarrbear

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On Wednesday I finally got around to eating at Mythos! It was great! Another place in IOA I'm a fan of is Three Broomsticks, I love the fish and chips and atmosphere!

And in City Walk I love Bubba Gumps! My favorite is Cajun Shrimp wit a side of fries.


Can't really comment on the studios because we've never actually had a meal in there except at Mels. Mels wasn't that good...
 

IdesOmarch

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Jan 5, 2011
You pretty much hit it. Mythos is my favorite restaurant period, not just on site.

But another good one is Tchoup Choup. I recommend a dinner there, very classy cool place, cool ambience, with a fairly interesting menu. For casual table dining Jakes is also great, also at the RP.
 
  • mesaboy2

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    Just when I started to go :rolleyes:, I realized this will be the sticky. :thumbsup2

    City Walk: Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, for good theming and good food.
    IoA: Three Broomsticks, for great theming and decent food. Haven't tried Mythos yet.
    Studios: Defer to others, I can only say I was not impressed with Mel's Diner.
     

    Bluer101

    Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!
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    US: Finnegan's
    IOA: Confisco's Grill
    City Walk: Margaritaville
    HRH: Beach Club
    RPR: Jake's
     

    Metro West

    Nothing to see here...move along.
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    I will sticky this thread so people can come and offer recommendations and ask questions about dining at Universal Orlando.
     

    patster734

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    My dining suggestions:

    IOA - Mythos (lunch - table service) , Croissant Moon Bakery (breakfast - counter service)

    US - Finnegan's (lunch - table service), Louie's (lunch - counter service), Nathan's Hotdog Stand in Amity (lunch/snack - counter service), Boulangerie (breakfast - counter service).

    Citywalk - Margaritaville (lunch or dinner - table service), The Latin Quarter (dinner - table service), Hard Rock Cafe (lunch or dinner - table service), Bubba Gumps (lunch or dinner - table service), Emeril's (dinner - table service), Pastamore Market Cafe (breakfast only! - counter service), Pat O'Briens (alcoholic drinks in the Piano Bar in the evening).

    RPR - Islands Dining Room (breakfast buffet), Emeril's TChoup Chop (dinner - table service), Jake's American Bar (dinner or late night snack - table service).

    PBH - Sal's (lunch - counter service), Tratorria (breakfast buffet - inferior to RPR's bb imo).

    HRH - The Kitchen (breakfast buffet - also inferior to RPR's bb imo)
     
  • rachel09985

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    What about quick service restaurants at Universal and Islands of Adventure? We wont be going to to any restaurants but I want to hear some good counter service places!!!

    Sorry to hijack your thread =)
     

    damo

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    What about quick service restaurants at Universal and Islands of Adventure? We wont be going to to any restaurants but I want to hear some good counter service places!!!

    Sorry to hijack your thread =)
    Lots of these suggestions are counter service. Perhaps people can make sure to add if their choices are counter or full service.
     

    B's Marie

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    Dinner: Emeril's Tchoup Chop definitely! RPR

    Lunch: Mythos US-- haven't had dinner there, but we imagine it would be just as good!


    Avoid the 2 for 1 churros special in the parks (it just means they need to unload the stale ones quickly:rolleyes1)
     

    Metro West

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    What about quick service restaurants at Universal and Islands of Adventure? We wont be going to to any restaurants but I want to hear some good counter service places!!!

    Sorry to hijack your thread =)
    I would recommend:

    Thunder Falls Terrace, Blondie's, Comic Strip Cafe and The Burger Digs for counter service.
     
  • cheesybabydinosaur

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    Another vote for finnegan's at Universal Studios. Last time we went, I had the Tipperary Corned Beef Sandwich (fresh baked pretzel roll piled with warm corned beef. Topped with sauteed onions and Swiss Cheese. Served with wedge fries.) and it was delicious! :cool1::thumbsup2
     

    LuvMickey36

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    have a few ? about restaurants in both parks and pastamore in CW. I have my mythos & confiscos character breakfast ressies along with the scooby doo ressie @ the kitchen. Most of what I have seen so far is mainly table service rest. My ds is 8 & I am interested in snack and counter service places that he will enjoy. Of course it would be nice if the food was great/good at all of them, but I am more interested in the "theme" and such. I really want him to enjoy himself and have fun. I hope that makes sense. I mean, Chef Mickey and Sci Fi have stinky food, but he loves them both so we go kwim? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!! TIA!
     

    Metro West

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    have a few ? about restaurants in both parks and pastamore in CW. I have my mythos & confiscos character breakfast ressies along with the scooby doo ressie @ the kitchen. Most of what I have seen so far is mainly table service rest. My ds is 8 & I am interested in snack and counter service places that he will enjoy. Of course it would be nice if the food was great/good at all of them, but I am more interested in the "theme" and such. I really want him to enjoy himself and have fun. I hope that makes sense. I mean, Chef Mickey and Sci Fi have stinky food, but he loves them both so we go kwim? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!! TIA!
    Not a lot of the counter service restaurants are heavily themed like Disney but he would probably enjoy Thunder Falls Terrace (my favorite counter service at IOA), The Burger Digs (located in the JP Discovery Center) and Comic Strip Cafe. At the Studios, Mel's is themed after a 1950's drive-in but the food is hit or miss. I have to mention one other place that is often missed at the Studios. If your son likes hot dogs and can eat a lot, you've got to try The Midway Grille in the Amity section of the park. The dogs are huge and very good! Just thought I would mention it.
     

    Planogirl

    I feel the nerd in me stirring
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    have a few ? about restaurants in both parks and pastamore in CW. I have my mythos & confiscos character breakfast ressies along with the scooby doo ressie @ the kitchen. Most of what I have seen so far is mainly table service rest. My ds is 8 & I am interested in snack and counter service places that he will enjoy. Of course it would be nice if the food was great/good at all of them, but I am more interested in the "theme" and such. I really want him to enjoy himself and have fun. I hope that makes sense. I mean, Chef Mickey and Sci Fi have stinky food, but he loves them both so we go kwim? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!! TIA!
    If you can catch it open, the Monsters Cafe in the Studios has mediocre food but amazing theming. The trouble is that it is usually only open during HHN or during extremely crowded periods. It's a pity.

    As for the topic, our favorites are Margaritaville and the Nascar Cafe in Citywalk, Thunder Falls Terrace and the Three Broomsticks in IOA and the Boulangerie and Louie's in the Studios. We had a real nice lunch in the Confisco Grille last year but the service was sloooowwww.
     

    Lycaon

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    My favorites:

    Counter service: Louie's, San Francisco Pastry Co. (I think that's what it was called, correct me if I'm wrong), Monsters Cafe (when open)

    Table service: Jake's at Royal Pacific Resort, Mythos in IOA. If you can be there during character dining, try Islands Dining Room at RPR too. It's fun.
     

    Princess Sleepy

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    What kind of character dining do they have available at the parks and the resorts? (Which restaurants, which characters, etc.)
     

    LuvMickey36

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    Jan 25, 2007
    have a few ? about restaurants in both parks and pastamore in CW. I have my mythos & confiscos character breakfast ressies along with the scooby doo ressie @ the kitchen. Most of what I have seen so far is mainly table service rest. My ds is 8 & I am interested in snack and counter service places that he will enjoy. Of course it would be nice if the food was great/good at all of them, but I am more interested in the "theme" and such. I really want him to enjoy himself and have fun. I hope that makes sense. I mean, Chef Mickey and Sci Fi have stinky food, but he loves them both so we go kwim? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!! TIA!
    Thanks for the quick replies! I have been going over the different sites and the food is normally the topic. Now I have a starting place and can go from there!
     

    damo

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    Jan 1, 2001
    What kind of character dining do they have available at the parks and the resorts? (Which restaurants, which characters, etc.)
    There is a Spiderman breakfast at Confisco's at Islands of Adventure.

    Also at the resorts, different characters make appearances. You would have to ask at the hotel which night the characters are appearing and at which restaurants. We had the Scooby Doo characters at the Island Restaurant at RPR.
     

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