Dining at Universal Orlando CityWalk

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Dining at Universal Orlando CityWalk is one of the best things about visiting the Universal Orlando Resort because of all the great food.  It tends to be what drives many of our decisions about where we stay and what we do.  While there are many places to eat inside the Universal Orlando theme parks, many of my favorite dining locations are outside the parks at CityWalk.

There are many restaurant options to choose from at CityWalk from quick service to table service.  You might need a longer stay just to try them all.

Dining at Universal Orlando City Walk

Your day at Universal Orlando should start (and end with) a stop at Voodoo Donuts located in the center of CityWalk.  If you need your coffee fix, there is also a Starbucks located just near the escalators into CityWalk.

Voodoo Donut Selection
Voodoo Donut Selection
Voodoo Donuts
Voodoo Donuts

Quick Service Dining Locations in CityWalk

For a break in the day or a quick meal in the evening, there are several quick service dining locations to choose from.

Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches.  This restaurant serves up the sandwiches you wish you had in your lunch box as a kid.  Delicious deli and hot sandwiches, soups and salads.  And don’t forget the cookies and shakes for dessert.

Reuben Sandwich from Breadbox
Reuben Sandwich from Bread Box
Patty Melt from Bread Box
Patty Melt from Bread Box

Red Oven Pizza Bakery.  If you like your pizza hot and fresh, this is the place for you!  The pizza oven cooks your pizza at over 900 degrees.  Serving up Red Pizzas and White Pizzas and salads.  This is a great place to get great, fresh pizza and sit on the patio and people watch.

Caesar Salad from Red Oven
Caesar Salad from Red Oven
Margherita Pizza from Red Oven
Margherita Pizza from Red Oven

Fusion Bistro Sushi and Sake Bar.  Made to order sushi, sashimi and tamaki hand rolls are the star at this walk up counter restaurant.  They also have Bento Boxes, skewers and dumplings.

If you are looking for quick service options that remind you of home, you will also find: Burger King Whopper Bar, Panda Express and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

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Full Service Dining Locations in CityWalk

There are many options table service options whether you are looking for a break from the afternoon heat or a place to have a great sit-down dinner.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food.  The freshest ingredients are used to make Mexican street food at this great restaurant.  Enjoy tacos, empanadas, fajitas and much more.  And don’t forget the tableside guacamole!  They even have a live mariachi band.  You will think you are south of the border!

Antojitos
Antojitos

Hard Rock Café Orlando.  Visit the world-famous Hard Rock Café with its Rock and Roll memorabilia and delicious burgers, salads and sandwiches.  Depending on when you visit, you might be able to go to a concert in the attached venue.

Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.  Visit this steampunk chocolate factory serving up classic dishes like steak, seafood, burgers and an all day brunch menu.  But the real stars at this dining location are the Milkshakes and Sundaes; be sure to save room!

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Toothsome Milkshake
Toothsome Milkshake

Bigfire. If you are looking for steaks, seafood and other dishes are cooked over an open fire then Bigfire is the place you want to dine.  Tableside s’mores are the must have dessert.

Bigfire
Bigfire

Vivo Italian Kitchen.  This modern restaurant serves up traditional Italian food from their open kitchen.  Savor great dishes like Pasta Prima Vera, Lemon Picatta and Chicken Marsala from an expansive menu.

Cowfish and Vivo
Cowfish and Vivo

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar.  A whole new food experience.  Sample delicious burgers or sushi or try Burgushi.  Sample burgers made from sushi ingredients or sushi made from burger ingredients.

Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville.  Ahhh!  The Island Life.  Enjoy this tropical themed restaurant with a large menu including burgers, ribs, shrimp and much more.  And, like their namesake, they have over 10 margarita varieties.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
Cheeseburger in Paradise at Margaritaville
Cheeseburger in Paradise at Margaritaville
Jambalaya at Margaritaville
Jambalaya at Margaritaville
Margaritaville Margarita
Margaritaville Margarita

NBC Sports Grill and Brew. With over 100 big screen TVs and 100 beers to choose from, this is the place to be to watch the game!  Serving traditional pub food, both classics and new favorites.

NBC Sports Grill and Brew
NBC Sports Grill and Brew
Chicken Pot Pie at NBC Sports Grill and Brew
Chicken Pot Pie at NBC Sports Grill and Brew
Brisket at NBC Sports Grill and Brew
Brisket at NBC Sports Grill and Brew

There’s More!

Believe it or not, this list isn’t comprehensive.  There are many other awesome places to eat like: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Restaurant and Market, Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom and Pat O’Briens.

Can you see why you need a longer vacation!?  All these great options to choose from make my mouth water just thinking about it.

The location of CityWalk at the entrance to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure makes it simple to enjoy a great meal without taking time out of your day in the parks.

If all this talk about dining at Universal Orlando CityWalk has made you hungry for a trip to Univeral Orlando, The Magic for Less Travel can help you book your trip.  Get a free, no obiligation quote following this link.  And, remember, that when you book with a Magic for Less Travel Agent, we will book your dining for you!

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