The Universal Orlando resort has something for everyone, and their dining options are no different. However, when choosing the best restaurants to feast at during your visit, it is important to remember the all-important budget. Whether you are looking for a sit-down escape in the middle of your day or just a quick bite to eat to return to the action quicker, here is a look at the best of the best your stomach can handle.
At Universal Studios, the most recommended sit-down restaurant is Lombard’s Seafood Grille. This restaurant sits across from the Earthquake attraction, and with prices that range from -30 per meal, it offers a delectable sample of fresh seafood, chowder, pastas and salads, including a hearty fried clam basket that is highly recommended.
Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café, off 7th Avenue near Shrek 3D, is one of the new eateries in the parks and ranks as the best counter service in the park. It offers salads, brick oven pizza, pasta and rotisserie chicken, all from -15. Or, if you are looking for one central location where all appetites can be conquered, take in the International Food and Wine Festival, located near the back of the lagoon.
At neighboring Islands of Adventure, one of the most highly coveted sit-down restaurants in the entire resort is the Mythos Restaurant, which has been given the Theme Park Insider Award as the best theme park restaurant for the past four years. Diners are transported to a mythical underwater world at this eatery, which features fresh, contemporary cuisine, a full bar including wine selection, and family favorites like fresh salads, wood-fired oven pizzas and burgers, all the way to elaborate dishes of fish, seafood and steaks. Reservations can be made at this restaurant, and visitors can even dine here without a ticket by leaving a credit card at the gate and staying inside the park for only a certain window of time.
Or, if it is diversity again that you are looking for, head to the Comic Strip Café located in Toon Lagoon. This four-in-one restaurant offers counter service for burgers, Chinese food, Mexican food and pizza and pasta – or, in other words, something for everyone.
If you plan on eating at Universal all day, you may also want to look into an all-inclusive meal ticket that Universal offers. There are many options to choose from, ranging from a 2-park/1-day meal deal to a 1-park/1-day ticket – and you can even add a CityWalk option if you want to hit up one of their restaurants for dinner. These tickets are only accepted at participating restaurants and are subject to specific times of the year, but they offer unlimited trips through these restaurants all day long and could be a big money saver for the whole family. You can purchase these tickets at each park’s front gates, and if you want to drink all day too, packages for drinks are also available.