14 Unexpected, Adventurous Eats at Universal Orlando Resort

September 17, 2015

At Universal Orlando Resort, adventure is always at hand. And every wandering adventurer needs to refuel and recharge with deliciously daring food and drink.

That’s right, it’s not just smoked turkey legs any more. Thrilling action and a culinary journey into the unknown await at both Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure theme parks, with many foodie gems hidden in plain sight.

To uncover just that, Universal Orlando invited me to spend a couple of days seeing if I could find tantalizing tastes and hidden bites for your next epicurean expedition.

Here’s my list of my favorite, and most daring, dishes:


14. The Great Feast at Three BroomsticksThe-Grand-Feast-blog

The Great Feast is fit for a wizard—or a really hungry giant. This family platter consists of ribs, smoked chicken, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and vegetables.

13. Chicken Stingers at Fire Eaters Grill in The Lost ContinentFire-Eaters-blog

Travel on over to The Lost Continent’s Fire Eaters Grill and risk tears of joy by eating the fiery chicken stingers: deliciously crispy and spiced with a tangy hot sauce.

12. Mythos Lamb Burger at Mythos Restaurant in The Lost ContinentLamb-Burger-blog

Deep within the cavernous walls, dine with the gods at the award-winning Mythos restaurant. The lamb burger is a perfectly cooked medium-rare burger with tzatziki sauce and brioche bun.

11. Banana Chocolate Gooey Cake at Mythos Restaurant in The Lost Continent


A gooey, gluten-free, flourless chocolate cake in caramel with sliced bananas and topped with vanilla ice cream—indulgent, decadent, delicious.


10. Chicken and Waffle Sandwich at Cletus’ Chicken Shack in The Simpsons Fast Food Blvd


Risk it all at Cletus’ Chicken Shack and order the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich: a double-battered, extra-crispy, fried chicken breast sandwiched between two waffles with lettuce, tomatoes, a dollop of maple syrup mayo, and a side of tater tots.

9. Duff Beer at Moe’s Tavern


Those above the age of 21 can pluck up their courage and down a glass of the famous Duff Beer at Moe’s Tavern. Or try non-alcoholic Flaming Moe cocktail, Springfield’s signature specialty drink: a bubbly, fruity, orange soda that comes “smoking.”

8. Clogger Burger at Krusty Burger


Thrill your tastebuds with the jaw-dropping, belly-busting Clogger Burger, the Krusty Burger’s bigger brother with slices of fried bacon and double the patties.

7. Basket O’ Bait at The Frying Dutchman


They must have learned their lesson from their visit from Homer Simpson and nixed the all-you-can-eat seafood menu option, but you can still test your limits with the Frying Dutchman’s Basket O’ Bait: a basketful of fresh fried cod, coconut-crusted shrimp, and fried calamari served with tater tots and hushpuppies. Don’t worry, you won’t get kicked out for finishing just one of these seafood baskets.

6. Brain Freezin’ Doh-nut Sundae at Lard Lad Donuts


Satisfy in your sweet tooth cravings by venturing over to Lard Lad Donuts for the outrageous Brain Freezin’ D’oh-nut Sundae: a sprinkled, pink-frosted donut, split and filled with vanilla or chocolate ice cream and your choice of topping including caramel, hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, peanuts, Reese’s Pieces, and Oreo cookie crumbles.

5. Korean Beef Tacos or Carne Asada Tacos at Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck


¡Ay, caramba! Journey south of the border and visit Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck and try out their slightly sweet and tangy Asian-inspired Korean beef taco. Or grab the more traditional carne asada taco, made with grilled skirt steak with shredded lettuce, guacamole, and salsa that will have you saying “¡Que delicioso!” in no time.

4. Ice-Cream at Florean Fortecue’s Ice-Cream Parlour in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

After fighting off the heat from the fire-breathing dragon looming over Gringotts bank at Diagon Alley, cool off at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour with some Earl Grey Tea or Chocolate Chili ice creams.

3. Fishy Green Ale at The Fountain of Fair Fortune

You may have heard of Butterbeer. But you should really consider another wizarding beverage: the sweet, minty Fishy Green Ale, complete with blueberry-flavored boba “fish eggs”.

2. Toad in the Hole or Scotch Eggs at Leaky Cauldron

This traditional British dish consists of sausages in Yorkshire pudding, served with vegetables and onion gravy—it’s said to resemble toads peering out from a bog.

Or try the Scotch Eggs, delicious hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat, served warm with apple beet salad and mustard sauce.

Universal CityWalk

1. Doug’s Filet Roll at The CowfishDoug's-Filet-Roll-blog

Leave the cowboy boots and samurai swords at home. Here at the stylish The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar at CityWalk, east meets west and work together in harmony.

At The Cowfish, wandering diners can delight on #burgushi – the mix of burgers and sushi. Doug’s Filet Roll is a beautifully-crafted roll stuffed with avocado, kani, cream cheese inside, and topped with thin slices of seared filet mignon, spicy mayo, scallions, masago.

The Prime Time roll is an honorable mention, made with lobster and cucumbers inside, topped with seared rare seasoned filet mignon, and sprinkled with pan-fried portabella mushroom slices tossed in truffle oil.

Whether it’s a sundae made from donut buns, bangers and mash fit for an inspiring wizard, or sushi rolls with lobster topped with filet mignon, you’ll always have an opportunity to delight and surprise your taste buds on your next adventure at the one and only Universal Orlando Resort.

So, what are some of your favorite hidden eats here? Share in the comments below!

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  • Reply mike September 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

    My favorite – and a little known gem – is the potato onion web at Finnegas’s at USF. Soooo good.

    • Reply Lins October 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Loved that also.

  • Reply Marie September 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

    One of my favorite things used to be the Mythos Sushi! So sad it’s gone! It would totally be #1 if you guys brought it back! My family misses it!

  • Reply john September 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I really liked the food at mythos!! such creative dishes

  • Reply Ed Baralet September 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    It would be nice at Louies, to taste their wonderful meatball sandwiches, pizza, and their delightful gillotti ice creams for sure.

    P.S.: Most any place’s in the park that have something that can stand up to what I just read. I welcome my family with me, starting the second week of December, to see most of my family there for the first time together, including 8 grand children (four girls with ages starting with Alivia, who is now 5 yrs. old–and next in line Sophia is now 7 yrs. old, and Ava who is also 7 yrs. old and oldest is Alexus who is now 18 yrs old). The boys, starting with oldest is Josh who is now ten years old, Aiden who is now 6 yrs. old. and William who is now two years and five months old as of this past april and have to state he will take trip which is with his father, mother and sister–Sophia (listed above with the girls). All are ready for most anything in Universal studios and Islands of Adventure and I truly state both parks will create every smile just looking at the sights and wanting to ride everything (which we cannot allow due to ages, but nice to think of).

    From our family to the Universal family, which has made your parks the tops;
    Sinverely, Ed Baraket (the grandfather and Mary Baraket, the grand mother

  • Reply Amy September 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    The Elvis burger at Cowfish is amazing! Who would have thought that peanut butter and bananas would make a burger so wonderful!

  • Reply Kristen November 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Mythos is HANDS DOWN my favorite restaurant on Property! Dining in here is experience enough and then the food, oh the food! Mezze Platter, Risotto, Gnocchi, Lamb Burger, Grilled Chicken sandwich (in a wrap 🙂 )…I could say more but then I’d list the whole menu! That’s the Island Side… and Then, on the Studios side, I Love the Potato Onion Webb, Scotch Eggs & Tipperary Corned Beef on Pretzel Bun at Finnegan’s (close runner up is the Dublin Chicken).

  • Reply Ana W January 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Gotta agree with you on the Earl Grey Lavender & Chocolate Chili ice cream flavors at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley). Why stick to plain old vanilla,when you can go unusual and delicious?

  • Reply Lins October 4, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    The toad in the hole at Leaky Couldron is absolutely awful and nothing like what real toad in the hole tastes like. As a Brit (who loves toad in the hole) after a taste of home, I made the mistake of ordering it and what a mistake. If they’re going to serve British food they really should do it right.

  • Reply Monica August 1, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    My kids who cannot agree on anything to eat (or any place to eat)- and one of which is a vegetarian at 12– could both agree on Harry Potter.
    A very late lunch / early dinner at Three Broomsticks – there was almost no one in there so we did not have to wait for anything and had plenty of seats to choose from. We got the Great Feast (and both of them were already complaining that they just “knew” they wouldn’t like it).
    #1 it looks almost exactly as you see it in the picture above.
    #2 it was absolutely delicious…2 Meat & potatoes guys (adult and 9 year old), 1 chicken and veggies only mom, and our 12 year old vegetarian—ALL loved it. Not only did everyone (4 of us) get plenty to eat but after our trip we had a Fantastic Beasts themed night when the movie came out on dvd. I tried to replicate this meal and everyone was thrilled to be able to have it again. We are returning to Universal in October and it is a must.

  • Reply bri! November 12, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    OMG! I’m SOOOOO excited for my trip! gonna eat all these yummy foods :p

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