Located between Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk is a 30-acre area that is packed with bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other attractions, like Blue Man Group, the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX and the Hollywood Drive-In Golf. Between all of the dining, shopping and entertainment options, Universal CityWalk has become a destination in and of itself in Orlando, Fla. However, whether you are visiting CityWalk itself or just passing through before, during or after your visit to one of the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks, here’s a complete guide to the best breakfast, lunch and dinner spots that Universal CityWalk has to offer every family – and every budget.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you don’t have to worry about skipping it here. The two most popular breakfast options are Starbucks and Cinnabon. Starbucks offers a variety of pastries, breads and breakfast sandwiches, along with their signature coffee and drinks, while Cinnabon offers hot-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls and cinnamon sticks with an assortment of beverages.
CityWalk also has two outside kiosks known as CityWalk Shoreline that offer on-the-go breakfast options such as muffins, yogurt, croissants and more.
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner can be hard to decide on at Universal CityWalk due to the plethora of options! If a quick service option is what you are searching for, there is a food court that houses the following restaurants: Bread Box (sandwiches), BK Whopper Bar, Moe’s (Mexican), Panda Express (Chinese) and the Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar.
If you’re looking for sit-down options, you also have quite a list to choose from, and every type of cuisine you can imagine, including: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, the world’s largest Hard Rock Café, New Orleans’ favorite watering hole Pat O’Brien’s, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Vivo Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Hot Dog Hall of Fame and the Red Oven Pizza Bakery.
There is also one signature restaurant at Universal CityWalk, Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando. This fine-dining hot-spot serves Creole-inspired dishes with a contemporary flair. Reservations are highly suggested.
If you’re looking for a snack or a sweet treat, Universal CityWalk also has you covered. Cold Stone Creamery and Menchie’s offer ice cream and frozen yogurt concoctions, while Cinnabon offers hot cinnamon rolls, and Starbucks features your favorite caffeinated drink. There are also two places to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage – at the Fat Tuesday walk-up bar or at the Lone Palm Airport outdoor tiki bar outside of Margaritaville.