Universal's Islands of Adventure Dining Guide

July 1, 2022

Secret cocktails at the Hog’s Head bar, best dishes to order at the award-winning Mythos Restaurant, and specialty quick-service restaurants to satiate rumbling tummies.

Find out all that and more with our Universal's Islands of Adventure Dining Guide.

Universal's Islands of Adventure is one of three fantastic parks in Universal Orlando Resort. The Islands of Adventure features the Hogsmeade from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Marvel Superhero Island, and more extraordinary-themed islands inspired by your favorite books and films!

Universal's Islands of Adventure has many places to grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are spread out across the islands and offer some of the best dining experiences you can find in a theme park. To help you plan where to eat and a heads up on where to reserve tables before your visit, we've summed up the best full-service restaurants, quick-service food stands, and bars!

Universal's Islands of Adventure Full-Service Dining Options

Mythos Restaurant™

The rumors are true! Mythos Restaurant is the best theme park full-service dining in the world. This award-winning Mediterranean cuisine restaurant is a thoughtfully designed architecture inside and out. It's located in the Lost Continent, but once you get there, you'll have no trouble finding the famous cave-and-falls infrastructure.

As for the food, customer reviews suggest just about everything on the menu is worth trying! However, we recommend the Mediterranean Grilled Octopus, the Scallop, and Summer Truffle Risotto for those with adventurous appetites.

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Pro Tip: Mythos Restaurant is always on demand! Secure dining reservations online before your visit.

interior of Mythos Restaurant with tables, chairs, and intricate ceiling and walls at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA

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Confisco Grille™

Confisco Grille is one of two full-service restaurants in Universal's Islands of Adventure. While Mythos Restaurant focuses on Mediterranean food, here you are offered a wide selection of cuisines!

There are Italian, Mexican, Asian dishes, and more. Dining at Confisco Grille is the perfect opportunity to try something new. Go for Philippine-style sticky ribs or the Ahi Tuna Nachos! Yummy!

Pro Tip: Confisco Grille is located at the Port of Entry and close to the park entrance. It gets most crowded at lunchtime, so try to get there before the crowd does!

Universal's Islands of Adventure Quick-Service Dining Options

Blondie's: Home of the Dagwood

Heading towards the Comic Strip Lane? Drop by Blondie's for made-to-order deli subs and sandwiches! Choose from roast beef, turkey, tuna, and ham–then the rest of the toppings and dressings we'll leave to your imagination.

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Blondie's signature multi-layer sandwich, the famous Dagwood, is perfect for those with a huge appetite.

fisheye shot of exterior of Blondies at Universal Orlando with people seated at outdoor tables in Orlando, Florida, USA

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Captain America Diner

Fancy seeing Captain America in Universal Orlando? At Captain America Diner, you'll see the legend himself and you'll also find bigger-than-life cartoon etchings of your favorite Marvel Comics superheroes on the walls and ceilings! The interior keeps kids entertained while munching on chicken fingers, onion rings, and cheeseburgers.

Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous

There's nothing quite like watching stoo-pendous high-flying acrobatic performances while you dine on fried chicken, spaghetti, pizza, cheeseburgers, and chicken Caesar salad.

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If you're there at the right time, you can feast your eyes on the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride, which occasionally laps around the ceiling. At Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, your quick service dining experience is anything but ordinary.

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Croissant Moon Bakery

Paninis, anyone? How about some freshly baked croissants and a warm cup of Lavazza coffee? Croissant Moon Bakery is an ideal stop for breakfast on the run. But knowing how delectable the Bakery's pastries can be, you'd want to slow down and enjoy every bite.

There's some shaded seating outdoors, which is a perfect spot to people-watch while munching on your first meal of the day.

Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop

When the weather is warm and you're sweating from all that adventure, the Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop is ready to refresh you with delicious ice cream!

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Our top picks are sundae on a stick, waffle cones, and Dippin' Dots! Of course, a root beer float is also available to tickle your fancy.

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Pizza Predattoria

Pizza lovers, rejoice! This quick service at Universal's Islands of Adventure is just for you. Pizza Predattoria is your go-to at Jurassic Park for fresh-baked pizza, tasty meatball subs, and more of your favorite Italian dishes!

Whether you're a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore, everyone's appetites can be tamed at this pizza pit stop.

The Burger Digs

Burger and Beer in comfortable indoor seating? Yes, please! The Burger Digs satisfies your burgerific cravings. In addition, all-time favorites like double cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers make this quick service a favorite lunchtime vicinity.

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Complete your meal with tasty sides like chili cheese fries and onion rings! Can't seem to satiate your thirst? Take advantage of the Unlimited Refill Souvenir Cups! Enjoy more than 100 drink choices and refills throughout the day.

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Three Broomsticks

The Three Broomsticks is one of the most popular quick-service spots at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Aside from the interiors that will make you feel like you're a character in the Harry Potter books and film, the food offerings are also worth visiting!

Try the all-time favorite fish and chips and pair this with the signature Butterbeer. For a heavier family lunch and dinner, try the Great Feast Platter. It comes with ribs, chicken, corn, potatoes, and salad for four.

exterior view of Three Broomsticks™ in Hogsmeade™ Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, USA

Thunder Falls Terrace

Carnivores looking for meat to eat in Jurrasic Park should head straight to the Thunder Falls Terrace. The most popular picks on the menu are sizzling barbecue ribs, smoked turkey legs, and rotisserie chicken.

The portions are sizable, too. A full meal should be ample to recharge you for your next theme park ride.

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Universal's Islands of Adventure Dining: Food Stands and Carts

Butterbeer Stand

Craving for Butterbeer, but the Three Broomsticks is too crowded? The Butterbeer Stand is ready for you! It serves your favorite Harry Potter signature drink plus some pumpkin juice that you absolutely must try!

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Both drinks are equally refreshing and will accompany you while exploring the alleyways at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

close up of Harry Potter's Butter Beer mug at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USAFuddnuddler Bros. Popcorn

There are a couple of popcorn carts in Universal's Islands of Adventure. Fuddnuddler Bros. Popcorn is one of them! It's located in front of the Caro-Seuss-el in Seuss Landing–a very accessible snack for kids right after their Dr. Seuss-themed carousel ride! Of course, roasted almonds are also available for all ye almond lovers!

G-Force Snacks

Snacking is part of the fun! After an exhilarating ride at the Incredible Hulk Coaster, head to G-Force Snacks for a quick break. There are turkey legs, chips, and ice-cold beverages to reenergize you. We also love the soft pretzels with cheese sauce! 

Marvel Superhero Island Cotton Candy

When the kids are craving cotton candy, you know where to go! This marvel superhero-themed cotton candy food stand offers fresh hand-made cotton candy.

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But that's not all! In addition, cinnamon Churros and all-time favorite Dippin' Dots flavors are available at the Marvel Superhero Island Cotton Candy stand.

Pro Tip: Cotton Candy-flavored Dippin' Dots is the obvious choice for sweet tooths.

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The Magic Neep

There are all sorts of magic at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Count The Magic Neep as one of them! It's located right in the heart of Hogsmead Village and is an original creation by Universal Orlando Resort.

Munch on fresh fruits like apples, oranges, and seasonal fruits in a fruit cup! You can pair your healthy snack with a refreshing pumpkin juice or lemonade.

Universal's Islands of Adventure Dining: Bars and Lounges

Backwater Bar

Stay hydrated during your theme park adventure! The Backwater Bar is located at the Port of Entry. Visitors looking for cocktails, beers, and appetizers are welcome here! Daily Happy Hour is from 4 PM to 7 PM. So order a glass, a bottle, or a pitcher of your favorite spirits!

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Specialty drinks include Confisco's Margarita, Navigator's Bloody Mary, and the very intense Bacardi-spiked Port of Entry. You can also order off the menu of Confisco Grille, a full-service restaurant located at the Port of Entry.

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Hog's Head

A World of Harry Potter-themed bar? Wine not! The Hog's Head is attached to the Three Broomsticks quick-service restaurant and offers a wide array of alcoholic and alcohol-free drinks. The world-famous Butterbeer is, of course, available. You can also try lesser-known but equally exciting refreshments like the Tongue Tying Lemon Squash, Fishy Green Ale, Wizard's Brew, and Dragon Scale.

There are also some potent secret cocktails available off-menu! Include the Black Hog, the Hog's Bite, and the Fire Whisky on your must-try list.

photo credit: Universal Orlando Resort via Facebook

Do You Have Your Tickets to Universal Orlando?

Muggles, witches, and wizards, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure is waiting for you!

Dine at the Three Broomsticks, drink Butterbeer in Hog's Head, and experience the thrill of Hagrid's Magical Motorbike Adventure! Or head over near Jurrasic park and grab a cheesy slice of goodness at Pizza Predattoria.

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