Universal’s Islands of Adventure is an unforgettable theme park where stories, cartoons, tales and comic book heroes come to life through thrill rides, shows and more. While this park is mainly known for its thrill rides and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, there is so much more to discover here, including its plethora of dining options! If you are planning on spending a day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure during your next Central Florida visit, we have broken down a guide to the best breakfast, lunch and dinner spots that this park has to offer every family – and every budget.
While most people run towards Hogsmeade as soon as the park opens, there are several options for those wanting to stop for breakfast. Cinnabon is home to the world-famous cinnamon rolls, while the Croissant Moon Bakery offers pastries, muffins, fruit and more for a meal on the go. Right across from the bakery is a Starbucks as well for anyone needing their caffeine fix first things in the a.m. If you do want to beat the crowds to Hogsmeade, there is also Three Broomsticks, a British-style restaurant serving everything from a traditional English breakfast to American favorites like pancakes and scrambles eggs.
Lunch and Dinner
The two nicest restaurants inside Islands of Adventure are Mythos Restaurant and the Confisco Grille. Mythos Restaurant is an award-winning dining experience that is open for lunch only inside The Lost Continent, and features food worthy of a fine dining establishment, let alone a restaurant inside a theme park. The Confisco Grille is a full-service restaurant that serves food from all around the world for both lunch and dinner and has an adjacent tropical dive bar. Reservations are highly suggested for both.
Other dining options for lunch and dinner include Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous, the Green Eggs and Ham Café, Captain America Diner, Comic Strip Café, Wimpy’s, Fire Eater’s Grill, The Burger Digs and The Watering Hole, all of which serve class theme park food (burgers, chicken tenders, sandwiches, etc). Blondie’s also serves lunch and dinner and is home to made-to-order fresh deli subs and sandwiches, while Café 4sm and Pizza Predattoria serve up all your favorite Italian dishes. Thunder Falls Terrace also gives patrons some healthier options with menu items such as wraps, rotisserie chicken, soups and salads.
In addition, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade features Three Broomsticks, a popular tavern serving authentic British food for lunch and dinner. And don’t forget to visit the Hog’s Head Pub, featuring a plethora of beers and specialty drinks along with the famous “Butterbeer.”
Universal’s Islands of Adventure also has a variety of snack-type items located across the theme park. Options include Doc Sugrue’s Desert Kebab House, home to greek yogurt, kebabs, fruit cups and hummus, and the Croissant Moon Bakery, where you can grab paninis, deli sandwiches or a fruit cup for a quick bite to eat.
After lunch or dinner, there’s also a plethora of places to get a sweet treat or break from the heat, such as the Hop On Pop Ice Cream Shop (ice cream sundaes and floats), Moose Juice, Goose Juice (assorted juice and frozen juices, ICEEs, churros, pretzels and cookies), Cathy’s Ice Cream (sundaes, shakes and waffle cones) or the Arctic Express (ice cream and funnel cakes).