When visiting Universal one of the most common questions I hear is “Where should we eat?” Luckily, Universal CityWalk has lots of options for families. These are our picks for the best places to eat at CityWalk Orlando.
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Universal Orlando is an awesome family destination with its three theme parks: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay as well as a great dining and entertainment area Universal CityWalk.
We have eaten at almost all of the CityWalk Orlando restaurants and have narrowed down our favorites that we continue to visit during our Universal vacations.
Most Universal CityWalk restaurants do not require reservations in advance but I suggest you do if you have a set time and date planned. Reservations can be made here.
Best Places to Eat at CityWalk Orlando
Red Oven Pizza Bakery
We tried Red Oven Pizza Bakery on our most recent visit to Universal and really enjoyed it. This is a quick service restaurant and reservations are not required.
Mobile Ordering is offered making this a great option as you exit the parks. Red Oven has specialty pizzas made to order. One pizza will feed 2-3 people depending on your party.
I wish I had photos to share but we were so exhausted and hungry after our day at the parks, the food was gone before I even had a chance to take any.
Overall we liked the value and the food making this a great choice for families.
NBC Sports Grill & Brew
If you are looking for a restaurant at Universal’s CityWalk that has a wide variety of options NBC Sports Grill is a great choice. From burgers to tacos and more we were able to find something everyone in the family liked.
The one downside to NBC Sports Grill is it is a bit pricey. Not outlandish prices, especially for theme park standards, but this was one of our most expensive meals.
Be sure to check the menu before your visit to make sure it is a good fit for your Universal vacation budget.
Pat O’Brien’s is a New Orleans themed restaurant. It is a sit-down restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Some nights offer dueling piano entertainment.
Expect Cajun inspired meals, that can be on the spicy side. They also offer a kids menu. Be sure to pick up beignets after your meal for dessert.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
On our first visit to Antojitos I had the best burrito ever. On our next visit it wasn’t my favorite. That being said I would visit again for the chips and salsa they bring you as you wait for your meal.
Overall the food is good and the price is comparable to what you would expect. I would give this another try and see if it was a one off experience. Everyone else in the family enjoyed their meals.
Hot Dog Hall of Fame
Hot Dog Hall of Fame is a no frills counter service dining spot at CityWalk. It has outdoor seating only and you order from the counter.
The menu is extensive though, offering over 8 different specialty Hot Dog choices. It also has a classic foot long or Two Foot long. I recommend sharing the Two Foot long!
Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen
Toothsome’s has unique dining options inspired by chocolate flavors. When visiting it is more of an experience than a quick dining option.
Pre-covid they had characters walking around the restaurant that are themed to the steampunk story of Toothsomes. I have not seem them back but assume they will return at some point.
If you are planning on dining at Toothsome I highly suggest making a reservation and allotting 1.5-2 hours for your visit. I do appreciate the ambiance of the restaurant but do not suggest it if you are in a hurry.
We go into details of our visit in our Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Review. If you can’t stop in for dinner guests can visit the lobby for sweet treats and to order the famous milkshakes.
Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom
Bob Marley is a restaurant that I hesitated on for a few visits because I wasn’t sure if would be kid friendly. This Caribbean cuisine themed dining option offers spicy options, but you can always ask the chef to go easy on the spices.
We all found something we liked on the menu and the outdoor seating was a nice quiet atmosphere. Some evenings they have live music playing too.
Most restaurants at CityWalk offer something for everyone’s taste but we feel like you can’t go wrong with these places to eat at CityWalk during your Universal trip.
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