Universal Studios Florida is the perfect combination of family fun and adventure. Not only is this park a working TV and film studio, but it also gives visitors a chance to go behind the scenes or step right into the action of some of their favorite movies. In addition to all attractions, shows – and of course The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – there are also a plethora of restaurants to choose from as you park hop throughout your day. If you are planning on spending a day at Universal Studios Florida 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.
If you plan on sprinting right to Diagon Alley as soon as the park opens, check out the Leaky Cauldron, where you can dine on a traditional English breakfast or enjoy many American breakfast favorites as well such as pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon. The Beverly Hills Boulangerie is also a popular breakfast spot with breakfast sandwiches, croissants and muffins, or check out the Starbucks for a caffeine fix or pastry.
Café La Bamba also features the only character breakfast in the two theme parks Thursday through Saturday and select Mondays. At Universal’s Superstar Character Breakfast, you can enjoy a menu featuring all your favorite breakfast staples while meeting characters from the Nickelodeon show “Hop” and Universal’s “Despicable Me.” This breakfast also includes an exclusive viewing area for Universal’s Superstar Parade on the same day.
Lunch and Dinner
Universal Studios Florida has two restaurants inside that they consider to be fine dining establishments – Lombard’s Seafood Grille and Finnegan’s Bar and Grill. Located at the Fisherman’s Wharf area, Lombard’s Seafood Grille, as the name suggests, features a menu full of seafood items, including a lobster roll, fish tacos and crab cake sandwich. For those not interested in seafood, menu items also include beef and chicken options. Finnegan’s Bar and Grill is a traditional Irish-American pub with Irish dishes and some American favorites. Reservations are suggested for both.
Other dining options for lunch and dinner include the Krusty Burger (burgers and hot dogs), Cletus’ Chicken Shack (chicken sandwiches and platters), The Frying Dutchman (fried seafood), Luigi’s Pizza, Lisa’s Teahouse of Terror (salads, wraps and sandwiches), Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, Mel’s Drive-In (burgers, fries and shakes), Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café (chicken, pizza and pasta), Louie’s Italian Restaurant (pizza, spaghetti and salads), Richter’s Burger Co. and the Kid Zone Pizza Company (pizza and chicken tenders).
In addition, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley features the Leaky Cauldron, a popular tavern serving authentic British food for lunch and dinner. Here, you can nosh on fish & chips, bangers & mash or fisherman’s pie! And while you’re there, check out the kiosks and carts located throughout the area with snacks, the infamous ‘Butterbeer’ and pumpkin juice.
Universal Studios Florida also has a variety of snack-type items located across the theme park, with street vendors offering everything from ice cold beer to hot dogs and warm pretzels.
After lunch or dinner, Universal Studios Florida also offers a slew of places to get a sweet treat or break from the heat, such as Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour (ice cream sundaes and tarts), Schwab’s Pharmacy (ice cream sundaes), Ben & Jerry’s and Lard Lad Donuts (donuts and ice cream).