Best Universal Orlando Restaurants

Universal Orlando is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an elaborate meal, these establishments will have something for you. From Italian to American to international cuisine, Universal’s restaurants have something for everyone. So whether you’re in the mood for pizza or lamb shawarma, take a look at our list and find your new favorite restaurant.

Universal Orlando Resort has a variety of restaurants to choose from, but which are the best? Here is a list of the top 5 Universal Orlando Restaurants according to TripAdvisor:

The Three Broomsticks – This restaurant is based on the Harry Potter series and serves British cuisine. It is a great place for families or groups and has a great atmosphere. The Three Broomsticks is a popular pub and restaurant in Universal Orlando Resort. It is located in the medieval section of the park, near The Hogsmeade Express. The pub has been in operation since 2003, and offers British-inspired food and drink.

Mythos – This restaurant is based on Greek mythology and is known for its unique dishes and presentation. Mythos Universal Orlando is a themed area of Universal Studios Florida that is based on the Cthulhu Mythos, a genre of horror fiction. The area contains attractions and areas themed to the Elder Gods, including H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional Cthulhu, and features an extensive mythology-themed restaurant.

Lombard’s Seafood Grille – This seafood restaurant offers amazing views of the lagoon and it’s perfect for a romantic evening out. Lombard’s Seafood Grille is a must-try restaurant if you’re visiting Universal Orlando. With a menu that includes items like lobster tails and crab legs, this seafood spot is sure to please. The restaurant is located in the Universal Studios theme park, and it’s the perfect place to indulge in some seafood while you’re exploring the attractions.

Cafe La Bamba – This Mexican restaurant offers outdoor seating with beautiful views of the volcano and it’s perfect for large groups. Looking for a unique cafe with Mexican and international flavors? Look no further than Cafe La Bamba Universal Orlando! This family-owned and -operated business offers both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a wide variety of Mexican dishes and international favorites. Plus, the friendly staff is always happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Mythos Restaurant

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 224-3663

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Latitude: 28.4725437

Longitude: -81.4714508

Did you know that Mythos Restaurant rates 4.3/5 based on 1382 total ratings?

Reviews for Mythos Restaurant
Evelyn Henriquez

Evelyn Henriquez

5/5

2 weeks ago

Went for the first time yesterday and wasn’t sure what to expect. The inside is spacious and cozy, service was amazing! Victor was very knowledgeable and patient with me while helping me pick a entree (I barely eat much Mediterranean food). I tried the dip, grilled octopus, and the gnocchi, all were delicious! All beautifully plated too, wish I took photos but I forgot. I highly recommend this place, and can’t wait to return!

Christine Chuang

Christine Chuang

5/5

a month ago

It is a great restaurant at the theme park to eat and rest a bit. Good location in the Island of Adventure. The design is beautiful and well executed. Foods are average for fine dining but good enough for theme park. It also came out fast and warm. Price is acceptable, not crazily expensive. Make sure you book a reservation online first. The service was great, our waitress was friendly and kind, also recommended a lot of rides, she also talked to the kids nicely. Spending a day in Universal Studios can be exhausted, but we enjoyed the restaurant very much.

Jake Goldstein

Jake Goldstein

5/5

a week ago

Mythos is billed as the best theme park restaurant in the world. And I will admit it lives up to the billing. Me and beautiful Wife had the Lemon hummus and Grilled Octopus. Also the immortal old fashioned and a orange blossom draft while over looking the whole park on the outside terrace.They have a wide open menu so there is something for everyone! But by far the best thing was the service! Byrd was an absolute beautiful voiced angel! She was so perfect it just made the whole day. I highly recommend going here! Well done Mythos and Byrd is most definitely the word! See you soon.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food™

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 224-3663

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Latitude: 28.4721684

Longitude: -81.4661051

Did you know that Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food™ rates 4.2/5 based on 3786 total ratings?

Reviews for Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food™
Oscar Perez

Oscar Perez

5/5

6 months ago

What an awesome experience! We didn’t make reservations but they seated us upstairs and we had a great time. Our server Chelsea was attentive and offered perfect recommendations for my family. Richard made our guacamole and let me just tell you that it was the best thing I’ve ever had! The manager Lily even stopped by to make sure we were enjoying our experience. I recommended Antojitos after a long day at the parks and you MUST have the guacamole!!!!

Claudia Lopez

Claudia Lopez

5/5

3 months ago

We had one of the best experiences eating at Antojitos. We were a big party of 8 and didn’t have a reservation but they were able to seat us within 5 minutes on a busy night. Drinks and food are amazing but the service is even better. Our server Vivian was sweet and attentive. The manager Lilly was very helpful with a complicated allergy. Very knowledgeable. Great experience, that guacamole is incredible

Sophie Cocker

Sophie Cocker

5/5

a month ago

Had an absolutely fabulous meal tonight and made better by our server Nicole H. One party member was gluten free and was catered for brilliantly, ordering nachos to start and Tacos for main. Staff member was very knowledgeable which really put my daughter at ease. Food was delicious, especially the table side guacamole. Very tasty and served in a beautiful glass of sangria washed down the meal also. Will definitely go back again throughout our holiday.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd Suite 735, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 903-0044

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Latitude: 28.4731519

Longitude: -81.4648323

Did you know that Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. rates 4.3/5 based on 3613 total ratings?

Reviews for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Majida Hatcher

Majida Hatcher

3/5

11 months ago

My overall experience at Bubba Gump, the staff was friendly and more than willing to make sure all your needs are met in a timely manner, however the food had not one bit of favor. I saw the seasonings but it missed my taste buds completely. I guess people come for the atmosphere which I have to say I did enjoy, they even were playing Forest Gump in the background which I kinda expected but I also expected good food. Guess I was wrong. I hope this helps someone save their taste buds the trouble.

Erica Jackson

Erica Jackson

4/5

10 months ago

Although they don’t do reservations, we were able to coordinate dinner for our party of 9. Food was pretty good. Service was really great. The shop was really fun for items from the Forrest Gump movie, so fans will love it.

Shawn The Local

Shawn The Local

3/5

3 weeks ago

It’s a fun place. The seafood is good. It’s pretty much like Red lobster just with some dishes that are southern-ish. Mostly fried seafood, a lot of buttery fried things, Which I won’t complain about ever. Typical bar drinks and a gift shop to say you were here. It’s a more of a yea I’ve been there type of experience over the food. The Cajun peel and eat shrimp were pretty good though.

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VIVO Italian Kitchen™

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 224-3663

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Latitude: 28.472969

Longitude: -81.465576

Did you know that VIVO Italian Kitchen™ rates 4.1/5 based on 1233 total ratings?

Reviews for VIVO Italian Kitchen™
Sam Slay

Sam Slay

5/5

3 months ago

The food is always GREAT! However, this visit…I was particularly impressed with the service provided by “The Italian Lady” “Christine”. I give seminars regarding Customer Service Versus Customer Experience. Christine provided a fabulous experience. Special note: I eat out in restaurants every day so I pay attention to the service. Well Done Vivo…Christine is a Keeper…AND she did not pay me for the endorsement! 😁

Riley Kiste

Riley Kiste

2/5

11 months ago

Went Friday night for my birthday. We had a reservation for 4 people at 6pm. We checked in at 5:35 and we were told we would get a table closer to our reservation which we were fine with. We walked around and at 6:06pm, we checked in again to inquire how much longer. The main host got the manager, Felicia, who came over and asked what happened. When I explained that we had checked in early and we are past our reservation time, she snapped back at me that it “was only 6 minutes past our reservation time”. She very rudely told us we would be sat when they had something for us. They had half of the restaurant sat at the time. I assumed they were seating to a smaller capacity due to the current conditions, or they were short staffed, but when we were sat, the filled every table in the dining room and there were tons of staff walking around without (what it seemed like) a sense of purpose. Our server was nice, but wasn’t overly personable. He got my order wrong and I didn’t mention anything because I was worried Felicia would come back to talk to me and I didn’t want to deal with that while at dinner with my family. I also had my birthday marked on my reservation and assumed someone would say something, but no one ever did. I wasn’t looking for it, but if you’re collecting that information, you should use it. They have a great location, great food, nice atmosphere, but the service is completely lacking. Care of the staff starts from the management team and from what it seemed, that was non existent. The first time we went, everything was great which is why we came back. Won’t be going back due to this experience.

Zac Conn

Zac Conn

5/5

a month ago

My girlfriend and I were in town to see Billy Joel in concert and we decided on this place as it had gluten free pasta and other options. The food and atmosphere was really really great, but what made our experience absolutely amazing and outstanding was our waitress, Christine. First of all, she was soo friendly and kind and welcoming to us and was very attentive and gave us great service. She’s from Sicily so we asked her what she recommended and she told me to get the lasagna as it is made the true Italian way without ricotta cheese. It was THE BEST lasagna I ever had. Bar none. To top it all off, we asked for espresso after dinner and she said she would make it herself the REAL Italian way AND it was on the house. I mean, words cannot express just how wonderful she was to us and how much she made our night. Immediately after eating dinner, I went to guest services to made sure she was commended for her exceptional customer service. If you come to this place, ask for Christine. She’s the only one there and she’s from Sicily. PLEASE let her give you recommendations and leave her a nice tip. She’s worth it! Thanks Christine and everyone else at VIVO! We had an amazing time!

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Captain America Diner

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4707838

Longitude: -81.4703611

Did you know that Captain America Diner rates 3.4/5 based on 182 total ratings?

Reviews for Captain America Diner
Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor

3/5

a month ago

Ordered the bacon cheeseburger. It was ok. For the price (upper teens) I expected better. I know things always run high at theme parks but I wouldn’t mind paying even a little more for a great burger. The meat didn’t seem like a good quality or grade of beef. The bacon was ultra thin and it lacked any type of special sauce. I would love to see management try their hand at providing the park customers with a better burger experience and staff wiping tables a bit more between customers. Maybe call the new improved burger…… The Captain America burger.

Asher Martin

Asher Martin

1/5

in the last week

So I came here today with my friends and I to just to eat something quick. We already ordered and such which wasn’t a lot to be honest. It was just simple food not anything complicated and we had to wait for so long and my some of my friends already got their food but they were not satisfied. The food was mediocre and sad. We paid a good fortune for the food but wasn’t even all that. I will definitely say that this experience is over.

Shane Collier

Shane Collier

2/5

in the last week

Food really average. Shakes can’t be drunk with the straw your provided with. Had to eat mine with a fork. Service could be improved. Shake clearly shown on receipt but person argued with us that it wasn’t showing on theirs.

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Leaky Cauldron

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4794619

Longitude: -81.4695657

Did you know that Leaky Cauldron rates 4.2/5 based on 1024 total ratings?

Reviews for Leaky Cauldron
Lori Liang

Lori Liang

3/5

a month ago

This was my 3rd time eating here. The good and the bad of Leaky Cauldron. It is always a neat experience for Harry Potter fans to eat here. The food tastes good, but the portions are small and the prices are high. The waiters who brought out the food provided good service, and the worker who helped those waiting in line also was helpful. My main complaint was the service provided the chatting teen cashiers. We waited for 10 minutes for the lady in front of us to get her 2 drinks. My friends and I were wondering what in the world took so long to get 2 drinks. Then when it was our turn, we found out. Our cashier filled up my cup of water and then set it down and began chatting with the other cashiers. She then carried it over and got distracted again and began chatting with another cashier. Keep in mind it is now 6:45PM, you are hungry and your feet are killing you after standing in lines all day long. The last thing you want to do is wait 5 minutes for a teen to stop chatting with people and get you your cup of water. The manager of this restaurant needs to retrain the teen cashiers. I know there is a shortage of workers, but you need to have some standards.

Jon L.

Jon L.

3/5

2 months ago

Visited the Leaky Cauldron last week. What we liked: Neat place to eat; food was ready quickly; guaranteed place to sit; staff were friendly. What we didn’t like: Food was overpriced for the portion received; food quality was just okay. I’d recommend for a visit if you’re a big Harry Potter fan.

Keanu Thedford

Keanu Thedford

5/5

a month ago

Great atmosphere and food. I got the fish and chips it came with four pieces of fish which I put lemon on and dipped in tarter sauce. The fish was juicy with a nice texture. The chips were a good portion and well seasoned. It was a very good meal.

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Louie’s Italian Restaurant

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4774596

Longitude: -81.4693334

Did you know that Louie’s Italian Restaurant rates 3.7/5 based on 762 total ratings?

Reviews for Louie’s Italian Restaurant
Mar & Terry

Mar & Terry

5/5

3 weeks ago

Delicious! This is usually one of our favorites places to eat at at Universal Studios. We do recommend placing a mobile order and picking it up because otherwise the lines get pretty long and you’ll end up waiting an insane amount of time just to order. We usually get the spaghetti and meatballs and the chicken Caesar salad and they are both really good! Another tip, if you’re traveling with family or are planning to get a lot of soft drinks throughout the day make sure you get their refillable cups, otherwise you’ll end up paying about $5 per drink and you can only fill it up once

Brian

Brian

5/5

3 months ago

My wife and I went on a lunch date and ate at Louie’s. We had a very pleasant experience. Our cashier, Esther (1941), came across to greet us and tell us no one was in line at her register. I thought this was very nice of her and something we don’t see often. As she checked us out we had nice light conversation and she has such a wonderful accent. These things matter to me when I pick future spots to eat at. She made us feel valued and welcome. Well done Esther! The order was prepared fast and accurate. The quality and taste really impressed us. After eating a gentlemen came over to take our empty plates. Whoever hires, trains, staffs this restaurant is spot on. We felt welcome, respected, and left very happy. It even had a few NY pigeons roaming about which made me feel I was back in The Big Apple. We will be back! Brian

John Duffy

John Duffy

3/5

3 weeks ago

Mobile ordered, food was ready when we arrived. Couldn’t find a seat, because the park was packed so understandable. Slice of pizza was just alright. Spaghetti and meatballs were on the cold side, but tasty. Definitely not worth $33.

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Moe’s Tavern

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4788317

Longitude: -81.4679689

Did you know that Moe’s Tavern rates 4.3/5 based on 256 total ratings?

Reviews for Moe’s Tavern
Laurencio Carlos

Laurencio Carlos

4/5

2 months ago

Love this place! Definitely feels like your in the show. There are A lot of hidden Easter eggs to find if you know your Simpsons lore. Prices are a tad bit high for what you actually get, but if you’re like me , you won’t mind

Jamie H

Jamie H

1/5

3 weeks ago

Not food allergy friendly at all despite advertising that on the menu. I ordered a gluten free burger and the guy serving food rolled his eyes, took his hat off and threw it on the counter and rubbed his head as if I’d told him he was the one allergic to wheat. He had to go to the back and get a cold, rock hard GF bun and nasty grease balls he said were “tater tots” because they refuse to sell them without buns or fries. I also couldn’t have any toppings because they won’t guarantee cross contamination, despite me explaining that I do not have celiacs, just an allergy to wheat and am not affected by cross contamination. Very disappointing.

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

5/5

5 months ago

My wife is amazed by the Flaming Moe. So we came back a few days later and there was an employee named Steven who was super nice and helpful not to us but to everyone that we watched him speak to. He wished people happy birthday and engage in conversations, he refilled cups for one family and was such a genuinely happy soul that enjoyed his work and life.

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Strong Water Tavern

Address: 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 503-5447

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Latitude: 28.4669535

Longitude: -81.4703849

Did you know that Strong Water Tavern rates 4.4/5 based on 155 total ratings?

Reviews for Strong Water Tavern
James Chinn

James Chinn

5/5

a month ago

I was a little apprehensive to sit and eat there at first because it was a bit fancier than I am use to! However my wife and I decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed! We ordered the pot belly tacos, empanadas, pulled pork, and rice. And the flavors that this food had was outstanding! Our waitress Maggie gave us the recommendations for the food and she was Spot on with absolutely everything! She was extremely friendly and personable, she stayed and chatted with us for a little while and seemed like she truly enjoyed her job and was genuinely interested in us as people not just as customers! I asked her to get me the names of the Chef’s that made the food so I could give them a shout out on here as well! I want the Manager to tell Angel and Carlos Bravo from me and my wife! They are absolutely knocking it out of the park with their cooking!!! We will definitely be staying at the Lowe’s Sapphire hotel and eating at the Strong Water Tavern again! The whole trip between the awesome hotel and the amazing food made our vacation outstanding! Thank You All! Maggie, Angel and Carlos, you all are awesome!!

Ken Willa

Ken Willa

1/5

2 months ago

We really do like the ambience of this place, but the food quality for the price has gone downhill. We just dined here a day ago and most of the food the server brought to our table looked like it had been sitting around a while. Also, after tasting some her dish, my wife didn’t really like it for the reasons already stated above, so we asked the waiter for something else. He specifically called out how many of the shrimp were eaten so he could only credit back the add on item. If you’re not careful here, just a few small portion items will easily lead to $100+ cheque. I hope they can correct the food quality soon.

Stevi Taylor

Stevi Taylor

5/5

2 months ago

Absolutely fantastic first experience at Strong Water Tavern! Fantastic food and even better drinks. Lenny and Emilio took incredible care of us and made amazing suggestions! The Mai-Tai and the Rum Revival were definitely our two favorites. We will for sure frequent this bar more thanks guys for the awesome experience!

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Finnegan’s Bar & Grill

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4766471

Longitude: -81.4692605

Did you know that Finnegan’s Bar & Grill rates 4.4/5 based on 1462 total ratings?

Reviews for Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
J Peters

J Peters

4/5

a week ago

We ate here on a Saturday so it was quite busy, the was an hour wait for a table of six, but we were able to book, then when the table was ready we received a text message so we could go out and watch the Blues Brothers and go on a ride before the table was ready. The service was good, there was a bit of a wait for the food, but that was to be expected with it being so busy, and we were in no rush so it didn’t matter for us. If you want some food quick, this isn’t for you, but for me it was a welcome break from the heat and being up on my feet all day – and the food tasted good too.

Sergio Zamora

Sergio Zamora

5/5

a month ago

The wait was a bit long even though we made a reservation, though it was very full so it’s understandable. Whenever the staff interacted with us, they were always upbeat and helpful. Our server Kat was an amazing server who was pretty knowledgeable about the options on the menu and helped me make up my mind on the drink I wanted. When we finally ordered our burgers, they didn’t take too long to get to us and they were both delicious. Will definitely be returning.

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

5/5

2 months ago

The Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef Hash here are both incredible. Service was impeccable! Great location in the park right across the street from the money. They also had live music, which was a great plus. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating at The Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron, but having good table service with great food for a similar price, I would recommend this place more if you care more about the food.

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Confisco Grille

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4720787

Longitude: -81.4693883

Did you know that Confisco Grille rates 3.9/5 based on 336 total ratings?

Reviews for Confisco Grille
Rachel K

Rachel K

5/5

in the last week

This was our first time here and our family of 7 loved it. The food was delicious and for the first time in over a year my son couldn’t stop eating his cheeseburger because he loved it so much. I had the pad Thai and it was delicious. Other food ordered was the kids Mac n cheese which was a big hit with 3 of our kids and the udon noodles by the other two. Everything was delicious. Absolutely no complaints from anyone. The service was amazing and all the staff members were very pleasant. We will definitely dine here again in the future.

Noah Mlakar

Noah Mlakar

1/5

3 weeks ago

I ordered Pad Thai and Chocolate milk from this place. All I have to say is HOW THE HECK DO YOU MESS UP CHOCOLATE MILK! The milk they gave me barely had any chocolate in it whatsoever, to the point that it was literally white. And yes, I tasted it to confirm that there wasn’t any chocolate in my chocolate milk. So I asked my waitress to take it back to have the chef add some more chocolate to the milk, as it’s a really easy fix. You just add more chocolate. Instead they had the audacity to just bring out a container of Tru Moo milk and set it next to the glass and call it a day. The Pad Thai was fine. There wasn’t anything wrong with it as far as I can tell right now. However, It’s hard to trust a restaurant that cannot understand how to mix chocolate into milk correctly.

Ruth Antiaobong

Ruth Antiaobong

4/5

7 months ago

I’m a vegetarian, this place is A-OK! Alex is the best server you could possibly have. He was so great I wished I lived down here so we can be friends forever! Hooked me up with keeping the water coming to the table. Thanks for the laughs and for y’all!!

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Mel’s Drive-In

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Main Phone: (407) 363-8000

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Latitude: 28.4765548

Longitude: -81.4677311

Did you know that Mel’s Drive-In rates 3.7/5 based on 1075 total ratings?

Reviews for Mel’s Drive-In
RAHUL INGLE

RAHUL INGLE

5/5

a month ago

There’s this girl who works here.. Addie I guess.. So humble and polite. Proper serious work done by her. Top class service and assistance. She definitely deserves a raise. Please do give her some kinda promotion too. Very happy

Dana Pittman

Dana Pittman

4/5

a year ago

Good burgers, fries and shakes. The paper straws are awful though.

Melissa Hebert

Melissa Hebert

4/5

2 months ago

The lady taking our order was amazing and gave us options for kids food we had no idea existed, didn’t see them on the menu! Food was delicious. (way overpriced, but still yummy) There was a problem with the computer system while we were there but the lady was super nice and manager handled it quickly! Of all the spots to eat at Universal in the parks, this has been my favorite so far. (we are season pass holders)