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

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  1. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Jan 1, 2001
    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.

    Online dinner reservations

    Poll for best counter service at Universal

    Poll for best counter service at IOA

    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 $13.99 ($6 if purchased with quick service dining plan ) and can be reactivated for an extra $6.99 per day. There are also the AP discount Freestyle cups that are good until the end of 2016 and those refills ae $5.99. These cups are refilled at the Freestyle Coke machines located around the parks.

    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


    Typical fruit cart

    Confisco Grill

    Circus McGurkus

    Moose Juice


    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


    Universal Studios Menus

    Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck

    Mel's Diner



    Monster Cafe


    Lombard's Cinematic Spectacular Dining Experience

    Richter's Burgers

    Ben and Jerry's

    Schwab's Pharmacy

    Monster's Cafe Kiosk


    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


    Club level photos

    Room Service Menu

    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

    Hard Rock Hotel

    Club level photos

    More Club level photos

    Room Service Menu

    Beach Club menu

    Kitchen Breakfast

    Kitchen Lunch

    Kitchen DInner

    Kitchen Gluten Free Menu

    Palm Restaurant

    Emack and Bolios Marketplace


    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 Tapas Menu

    Room Service Breakfast

    Room Service All Day

    Room Service Late Night

    Room Service Kids


    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


    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

    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

    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

    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)
    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.


    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
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  2. tarrbear

    tarrbear DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2010
    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...
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  4. IdesOmarch

    IdesOmarch DIS Veteran

    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.
  5. mesaboy2

    mesaboy2 I sense something. A forum I haven't felt sinceā€¦

    Oct 28, 2009
    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.
  6. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

    Jun 29, 2008
    US: Finnegan's
    IOA: Confisco's Grill
    City Walk: Margaritaville
    HRH: Beach Club
    RPR: Jake's
  7. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
    I will sticky this thread so people can come and offer recommendations and ask questions about dining at Universal Orlando.
  8. patster734

    patster734 DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2004
    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)
  9. rachel09985

    rachel09985 DIS Veteran

    Jun 6, 2009
    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 =)
  10. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Jan 1, 2001
    Lots of these suggestions are counter service. Perhaps people can make sure to add if their choices are counter or full service.
  11. B's Marie

    B's Marie Mouseketeer

    Jul 29, 2007
    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)
  12. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
    I would recommend:

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

    cheesybabydinosaur Earning My Ears

    Jan 20, 2011
    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
  14. LuvMickey36

    LuvMickey36 Mouseketeer

    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!
  15. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
    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.
  16. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    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.
  17. Lycaon

    Lycaon Lurking Beastie

    Nov 12, 2009
    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.
  18. Princess Sleepy

    Princess Sleepy DIS Veteran

    Oct 24, 2008
    What kind of character dining do they have available at the parks and the resorts? (Which restaurants, which characters, etc.)
  19. Disnewbie_N_MO

    Disnewbie_N_MO Mouseketeer

    Jan 24, 2007
    We ate at Confiscos and Margaritaville. Great food at both. Get the Volcano Nachos from Margaritaville, OMG they're good!!
  20. LuvMickey36

    LuvMickey36 Mouseketeer

    Jan 25, 2007
    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!
  21. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Jan 1, 2001
    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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