Dining at the Universal Orlando Resort is always more than a meal. It is a family experience like no other, however many of the restaurants can get very busy. Universal has table service restaurants in all of its parks and resorts. This guide will help you see which restaurants accept and require dining reservations.
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
Finnegan’s Bar & Grill is an Irish-American pub and a full-service restaurant. Reservations are accepted and can be made online at Universal’s official website or by calling 407-224-3663.
Lombard’s Seafood Grille
Enjoy classics like lobster bisque and surf n’ turf combinations at Lombard’s Seafood Grille. Reservations are available by calling 407-224-3663 or you can visit Universal’s official website and reserve online.
Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience
This is a character dining experience and is available to anyone with a Halloween Horror Nights Ticket (when in season). Since it is a character dinner, reservations must be made for the same night of your HHN ticket. To Reserve your seating call 407-224-7840.
Islands of Adventure
Dining at Mythos is a casual, yet elegant experience featuring Mediterranean, Asian, and American food. Reservations for Mythos Restaurants are not required but welcome. You can reserve through Universal’s official website, or call 407-224-3663.
Come to Confisco Grille for pizza, wings, and much more. If you wish to make a reservation (not required) you can do so online through Universal’s official website or call 407-224-3663.
The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast
This Character Breakfast is available only through reservation (held at the Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous). To reserve a spot call 407-224-3663.
Marvel Character Dinner
The Marvel Character Dinner is a fan favorite at Café 4. Make your reservation at Universal’s official website or call 407-224-3663. Reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Margaritaville is one of CityWalk’s most popular restaurants, reservations are not required but welcome. Please call 407-224-3663 or visit Universal’s website to book your reservation.
Vivo Italian Kitchen
For fine Italian cuisine and delicious wine pairings come to Vivo Italian Kitchen. Reservations are not required, however (in peak season) they are strongly recommended. You can reserve on Universal’s official website, or call 407-224-2691.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
Enjoy chips with guacamole, true Mexican entrees, and a live mariachi band (select nights) here. Reservations are available online or by calling 407-224-3663.
Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
Open only from 4 pm to 2 am this restaurant is quite popular. Reservations are available through the Universal Orlando website or by calling 407-224-3663.
A recreation of unforgettable New Orleans, with dueling pianos and much more. To reserve your table (optional) call 407-224-3663 or visit Universal’s official website.
Hard Rock Café
Visit the largest Hard Rock Café in the world at Universal CityWalk. If you want to make a reservation you can do so by calling 407-351-7625 or you can visit HardRockCafe.com
NBC Sports Grill & Brew
Be immersed in sports coverage as you dine at this unique restaurant. With an expansive menu featuring brews, ribs, salads, steaks, burgers, and more everyone should be able to find something to enjoy. Reservations are available online through Universal Orlando’s site or by calling 407-224-3663.
This unique restaurant features both burgers and sushi. Choose from either or get a bento box featuring a twist on both. Reservations are available online through Universal Orlando’s site or by calling 407-224-3663.
Universal Orlando Resorts
Hard Rock Hotel
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner located In the Hard Rock Hotel. Reservations are optional. Visit Universal’s website or call 407-503-3463.
For a true New York steak come to The Palm, a replica of the famous New York Steakhouse. Reservations are available online or call 407-503-7256.
Check online for upcoming Wine Riff events held at the Hard Rock Hotel. The event includes vintage red wines paired with a delicious multi-course meal. This is a separately ticketed event so reservations are required. Call 407-503-2405 or buy online to get your ticket.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
For Northern Italian cuisine come to the Bice Restorante in the Loews Portofino Bar Hotel. Call 407-503-1415 or visit the Universal website to reserve a table.
Mama Della’s Restorante
Come to Mama Della’s for home-style Italian cooking, warm fireplace, and live musicians. Reservations are accepted. Call 407-503-1200 or visit the Universal website to make reservations.
Trattoria del Porto
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this is a great place for the family. Kids can enjoy their own buffet (breakfast) and menu (lunch & dinner) while watching cartoons and socializing with each other. To reserve your table call 407-503-3463 or reserve online.
This is a separately ticketed event so reservations are required. The event is held only a few times a year. For more information or to purchase your ticket call 407-503-1200.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort
This luau is one you don’t want to miss! Purchase your tickets on Universal’s official website or call 407-503-3463 to reserve your seat.
Islands Dining Room
The Islands Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner and will accept reservations through Universal’s official website or by calling 407-503-3463.
Despicable Me Character Breakfast
Have breakfast with Gru and his minions Saturday mornings when you purchase a ticket to the Despicable Me character breakfast. To get your ticket (at least 24 hours in advance) visit the Universal website or call 407-503-3463.
Jake’s American Bar
Kick back and relax in a South Seas island paradise named after explorer Jake McNally. Enjoy themed food and beverages, mementos, and live entertainment on select nights. Reserve online through Universal’s official website or by calling 407-503-3463.
Jake’s Beer Dinners and Festivals
Both Jake’s Beer Dinners and Festivals are held a few times a year at Jake’s American Bar. Visit Universal’s official website or call 407-503-3200 to purchase your ticket. Tickets must be purchase in advance.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can dine inside or by the Sapphire Resort pool. Reservations are welcome. To reserve call 407-503-5200 or book through Universal Orlando’s official site.