Hey, my lovelies! How are you all? Hope you all are fine. So, let me ask you a question. Are you a fan of Harry Potter? If yes, then visiting Universal Orlando is a must for you. I had visited Universal Orlando a couple of times because I am a huge fan of Harry Potter.
Universal Orlando is such a big and reputed place that you won’t need to search too much for a good and fancy restaurant. Universal Orlando makes fictional time in real life and lets customers enjoy their leisure time. According to my visit to Universal Orlando, I would love to give some restaurants and food recommendations which you should try if you visit Orlando. So, let’s check out the top restaurants at Universal Orlando.
What is Universal Orlando?
Universal Orlando’s full name is Universal Orlando Resort. It’s stated in Orlando, Florida. Universal Orlando is an American Theme Park based on different famous movies or shows. It takes people’s hectic life to adventurous fictional times.
Universal Orlando was first opened for visitors in 1990. Apart from Disney World, it became a tourist spot day by day. This is the second-largest theme park aside from Disney World.
When in 2010, Universal Studios opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it began to attract tourists like a swarm. The whole Harry Potter fanbase went to the Ollivander’s Wand Shop, riding Hogwarts Express and tasting Butterbeer.
Without Harry Potter, there are versatile shows and movie-based rides, and places where you can enjoy yourself with your family & friends.
At a Glance Top Restaurants at Universal Orlando
|1.||Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food||Universal CityWalk|
|2.||Three Broomsticks||Universal Island of Adventure.|
|3.||Vivo Italian Kitchen||CityWalk Orlando|
|4.||Bubba Gump Shrimp Company||Universal CityWalk|
|5.||Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen||CityWalk Orlando|
|8.||The Simpsons Fast Food Blvd||Universal Orlando.|
|9.||Comic Strip Cafe||Island of Adventure|
|10.||Red Oven Pizza||
Top 10 Restaurants at Universal Orlando
In Universal Studios & Island of Adventures, the two main theme parks of Universal Orlando, there are many options to have a family lunch or dinner to enjoy. As endless suggestions can make you confused, so here are my recommendations of top restaurants at Universal Orlando.
Location: Universal CityWalk.
At number one, I would love to recommend Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. The outside vibrant color decorations and inside energetic environment will make your mind refresh and you will sway with the melodious Mexican mariachi music.
The birdcage booths with beautiful caricatures will mesmerize you. The food of this restaurant is comparatively cheaper. Moreover, The classic Mexican foods with special street food like sizzling fajitas will water your mouth. The cocktail and tequila section is super versatile. I loved the fresh salsa from this restaurant. For kids, there are options like chicken, tacos, or quesadillas. It’s an amazing place for family dinner with kids.
Location: Universal Island of Adventure.
The famous Harry Potter-inspired restaurant is Three Broomsticks. You will get the wholesome feeling and experience of a Harry Potter book or movie in the restaurant. While sipping on butterbeer, you can see the Hogsmeade village with busy people.
Recommendations in this restaurant are, butterbeer, half roast chicken like we had seen in movies with fish and chips, roasted potato, green salad, and kids menu.
Location: CityWalk Orlando.
Vivo Italian is the fanciest, elegant and sophisticated restaurant. The extremely beautiful inside decorations give you a Bali atmosphere and allow you the taste of fresh Italian foods. The staffs are very friendly and the food is in mid-budget.
In this gorgeous restaurant, you can taste seafood, different pizza, or tiramisu. Plus, The kitchen is open so you can see the chefs cooking delicious dishes and drool at the smell! The wine bar is also versatile. It’s open at dinner time and families are welcome here! You’ll get the best food at universal studios Orlando here.
Location: Universal CityWalk
This restaurant is inspired by Tom Hanks’ movie Forrest Gump. This wildly famous restaurant is a fantastic place for the fans and it’s been serving the fans since 1996. Seafood is quite famous in this restaurant. American classics are also on the menu.
The restaurant is the first restaurant at the CityWalk entrance. The food is quite expensive but it well worth it if you are a fan of this movie!
Location: CityWalk Orlando.
Interesting name, right? The restaurant also looks very aesthetically pleasing. It gave me a kind of Charlie in the Chocolate Factory vibe. But, it’s not inspired by that movie.
The cake & milkshake of this restaurant is drool-worthy and still, it makes me hungry. It has classical dishes like steak, seafood, burgers, milkshakes, cakes and many more. I remember two cute characters walking around the restaurant. They stop by the table and do fun things with you!
Location: Universal Studios.
As a fan of Harry Potter, I visited both Three Broomsticks & The Leakey Cauldron. Leaky Cauldron is quite similar to three broomsticks, but the menu is different. They are classic British food like fish & chips, Mac & Cheese and so on.
Location: Universal CityWalk.
It’s a restaurant where you will get innovative fusion dishes. A very famous dish of this restaurant is sushi burger. It’s called “Burgushi”. This is the most unique food of cowfish. Using hamburger ingredients, they make sushi roll and it tastes delicious.
There is a huge menu for kids, so it’s a place for family dinner. The appreciating plating and presentation of food are fabulous. One of the cheaper rated restaurants on my list.
Location: Universal Orlando
Are your kids or you Simpson fans? Then you must visit the restaurant. You will notice many different details of the episodes. There are huge series has inspired menus in this kitchen. My recommendations are Krusty Burger, Italian Pizza & Pasta, seafood, and grilled chicken.
Location: Island of Adventure.
This cafe has the most versatile food menu. They have pizza, pasta, hotdogs, burgers, chicken, fishes and Chinese foods. It’s an ideal place for family dinner.
Location: Universal Orlando.
If you can’t live without pizza, then you must check out this stunning restaurant. It has both inside table service and takeout from window service. You can choose a wine from the menu too. The cost is also fair for tight-budget tourists.
People Also Asks about Top Restaurants at Universal Orlando
What is the best food at Universal Studios?
Here is the list of the best things to eat at universal studios Orlando –
2. Florean Fortescue’s Ice Crean Parlour
3. Smokehouse Stack
4. Cotton Candy Cloud
5. Voodoo Doughnut
7. Cauldron Cake
8. Leaky Cauldron
9. Wok Bowl
10. Hot dog hall of frame
What restaurants are at Universal Studios Orlando?
I have already listed the best Universal Studios Orlando. You’ll get some of the best things to eat at universal studios Orlando in these cafes. But there are also some renowned restaurants I have heard of, but couldn’t visit. Those are-
1. Mythos Restaurant (Island of Adventure)
2. Finnegan’s Bar & Grill (Universal Studios)
3. Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck(Universal Studios)
4. Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous(Island of Adventure)
5. Classic Monster Cafe (Universal Studios)
Do you need reservations for the Three Broomsticks at Universal?
No, you don’t need a reservation in Three Broomsticks. The line moves pretty quickly and they serve food quite fast. You can make reservations if you want, but it’s not necessary.
Should I make dinner reservations at Universal Orlando?
It’s not a must that you have to book a reservation in Universal Orlando, unlike Disney. But, the restaurants take booking in advance 30 days.
So, that’s my top restaurant at Universal Orlando’s suggestion. When you visit Orlando after this pandemic doesn’t forget to visit this restaurant to make your experiences more memorable. If you have any better recommendations for a restaurant, then let me know. I’ll add that to my bucket list and try to visit! Thanks for staying untill last. Have a good day!