The best Universal Orlando restaurants will be sure to please even the pickiest eaters. You’ll find fully immersive surroundings, lively entertainment, one of a kind beverages, all along with some of the most unique and tastiest eats anywhere.
Universal Studios Florida Restaurants
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill is your choice when looking for authentic Irish dishes. Finnegan’s feels like you just wandered in to a pub in Ireland. The best bartenders, excellent food, and awesome Irish music to entertain you.
Leaky Cauldron is a grubby looking pub serving up some good grub. Just like you stepped into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. My favorite of the series. Serves traditional British fare including Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash, Fisherman’s Pie, Toad in the Hole, and more. Team it up with a Potter potable of your choice.
Lombard’s Seafood Grille serves up some delicious seafood on the waterfront. You’ll feel as if you are at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Not just seafood, there’s an array of choices. Go outside and appreciate the beautiful views. Enjoy the enormous fish tank while you dine.
Universal Studios Florida Desserts
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour for Butterbeer ice cream. If you are like me, anything Butterbeer I’m in. But then there is Pear Cider, Clotted Cream, Earl Grey and Lavender, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and the list goes on.
Lard Lad Donuts for the world famous giant pink donut. Has to be the best deal in the theme park at only $6.00. Be prepared to share with the whole family. Or not!
Islands of Adventure Restaurants
Mythos Restaurant is unlike any other restaurant in appearance. When you want to take a break from touring the parks, this is the perfect choice. It’s full service, just have a seat and get out of the heat. Delicious food and unique choices for being located in a theme park.
Three Broomsticks is the perfect choice for wizards or even muggles. If your family is hungry. I do mean HUNGRY. Order up the Great Feast. This rustic tavern serves up British fare. Such as Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Pasties, and more. Wash it down with Butterbeer or a real beer – Hog’s Head Brew. Hog’s Head pub is attached if you just want to run in and grab a brew.
Islands of Adventure Desserts
Honk Honkers for Gourmet Cotton Candy that is bigger than your head. Yes, I said gourmet. Yes, I said bigger than your head. Find it at Seuss Landing.
Customize your cotton candy. Begin by choosing between a unicorn pop or a paper cone as your base. Next pick a flavor. There are six yummy flavors to try including Blue Raspberry, Birthday Cake, Pink Vanilla, Jolly Berry, Apple, and Grape. Add the mix-in candies to your gourmet cotton candy if you’d like. Such as, M&M’s, sprinkles, marshmallow bits, and cookie crumbles.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. The table side guacamole is delish and is a must. Love the Mexican street corn too. Drinks are generous and delicious. Fun atmosphere with the Mariachi band. Can be a little loud. This place is always busy. Make a reservation.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Restaurant & Market. Three guesses on what you will find here. lol It’s seafood along with some of your Southern favorite dishes. Great place for the whole family. Especially if you like Forrest Gump. I like how they come around with the trivia questions, the Run Forrest Run signs, and of course movie inspired merchandise in the shop.
Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar for something different and oh so good. The Cowfish Has Officially Left The Building. Seriously! It’s a burger with peanut butter, fried bananas, and applewood bacon. Where else will you find one of those? Love the bento boxes for your combo burger and sushi.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Love this place! Long time favorite. If you love nachos, and I do mean LOVE nachos. Order the Volcano Nachos. This appetizer is HUGE. Keep that in mind when ordering your food. Wash ’em down with a margarita of course. There are 10 to choose from.
Vivo Italian Kitchen for traditional Italian food and vino. Delicious food along with impeccable customer service. Watch as your food is prepared, the kitchen is in plain sight. Perfect, relaxing end to a full day at Universal Orlando Resort.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is known for their desserts but they also offer a unique dining experience. Love the Steampunk style! Can’t wait for dessert to get your chocolate fix, try the chocolate bread with your meal. Love the massive milkshakes, but not planning to dine in. There’s a dessert line on the side of the building.
VooDoo Doughnut for something sweet and sinful. These aren’t your ordinary donuts. Not sure what to choose. Try the Fright Flight for the lucky 13 dozen.
Don’t Forget Breakfast
Best Universal Orlando restaurants for breakfast is at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Either Leaky Cauldron at Universal Studios Florida or Three Broomsticks at Islands of Adventure. Don’t worry, if someone in your party isn’t adventurous enough to try a traditional English breakfast. They also serve it up American style.
These are my choices for the best Universal Orlando restaurants. My opinion of course, I’d love to hear yours. Please feel free to add yours below.