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Dining reservations at Universal Orlando – complete guide

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Universal Orlando Resort's CityWalk
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Any guest who is planning their full-service meals throughout Universal Orlando Resort will quickly realize that there is no central reservation number. Because the restaurants at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and the on-site hotels are not all operated (or owned) by Universal, they do not all share the same reservation system. So, yes, this can be quite confusing.

But there is no need to worry, because we have done the hard work for you! On this page you will find every full-service restaurant at Universal along with a phone number for reservations and, if available, a link to make reservations online. Let’s get started!

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Make your Universal Orlando dining reservations

The venues below are listed by location in this order: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk, and then the on-site hotels.

Lombard's Seafood Grille at Universal Studios Florida
Lombard’s Seafood Grille at Universal Studios Florida

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Lombard’s Seafood Grille
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Superstar Breakfast
Includes VIP seating for the Superstar Parade in the afternoon
Purchase online (see “Special Dining Options”)
Once purchased, you must call 407-224-7554 to make a reservation
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Universal’s Cinematic Dining Experience
Includes VIP dessert party & viewing area for Cinematic Spectacular
Purchase online (see “Special Dining Options”)
Once purchased, you must call 407-224-7554 to make a reservation
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Mythos at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

Confisco Grille
407-224-4012
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Mythos
407-224-4012
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating
Reservations highly recommended!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium milkshakes
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium milkshakes

UNIVERSAL CITYWALK

Antojitos
407-224-2804
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
First come, first served – reservations not available
View the menu: website
Preferred and premier on-site guests do not receive priority seating
Call 407-903-0044 for other inquiries

The Cowfish
407-224-2691
Reservations not available, guests can join waitlist via official Cowfish app when at resort.
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Emeril’s Orlando
407-224-2424
Reservations by phone only
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating
Fine dining – reservations highly recommended!

Hard Rock Cafe
Phone reservations not available
Online reservations available via HardRock.com (not available same-day)
View the menu: PDF file
Call 407-351-7625 for other inquiries.
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe
407-224-2155
Online reservations not available.
View the menu: website
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Pat O’Brien’s
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site hotel guests receive priority seating

Red Oven Pizza Bakery
First come, first served – reservations not available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests do not receive priority seating
Call 407-224-FOOD (3613) for other inquiries

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations not available.
View the menu on our OI Center page.
Preferred and premier on-site guests do not receive priority seating.

VIVO Italian Kitchen
407-224-2253
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF File
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Bice at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Bice at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL

Bice Ristorante
407-503-1415
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating
Fine dining – reservations highly recommended!

Mama Della’s Ristorante
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating
Reservations highly recommended!

Trattoria del Porto
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Hard Rock Hotel's The Kitchen Restaurant.
Hard Rock Hotel’s The Kitchen Restaurant.

HARD ROCK HOTEL

The Kitchen
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Palm Restaurant
407-503-7256
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating
Fine dining – reservations highly recommended!

Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Jake’s American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
407-503-CHOP (2467)
Online reservations available
View the menu: website
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Islands Dining Room
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Jake’s American Bar
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu: PDF file
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Nando Belmonte, Complex Executive Chef at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Nando Belmonte, Complex Executive Chef at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Sapphire Falls Resort

Amatista Cookhouse
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu in our OI Center
Preferred and premier on-site guests receive priority seating

Strong Water Tavern
407-503-DINE (3463)
First come, first served – reservations not available.
View the menu in our OI Center
Preferred and premier on-site guests do not receive priority seating

Galaxy Bowl at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
Galaxy Bowl at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Galaxy Bowl Restaurant
(407) 503-4000
First come, first served – reservations not available
Preferred and premier on-site guests do not receive priority seating

Do I need to make reservations 180 days in advance when it is busy?

It is fairly well known that many of Disney’s most popular restaurants can fill up 180 days in advance during the busiest times. For better or for worse, this is simply not the case with Universal’s full-service restaurants. Think about making reservations for Universal dining just like you would think about making reservations at a popular restaurant in your community. At especially busy times, like Christmas Eve, it might be tough to get a reservation the week before — so you’d want to book this special occasion a month or two in advance to be safe. But other than the very busiest of days, you shouldn’t have any problem getting a reservation one or two weeks ahead.

Are Universal Orlando dining reservations needed when it is slow?

If you’re coming when it is slow then you probably don’t need to make a reservation. HOWEVER, we say “probably” because you never know. If you are taking the time to plan out the rest of your day, you might as well take the extra step and make a reservation. After all, it doesn’t cost anything to have ‘em hold a spot for you!

What’s the difference between reservations and priority seating?

First off, it is important to note that seating is always at the discretion of the staff and manager on duty. So when we talk about who gets seated first, there are no written-in-stone rules.

But, in theory, the who-gets-seated-first hierarchy is reservations -> priority seating -> walk-up.

That’s why, as an on-site guest with priority seating, it is still a very good idea to make a reservation if there is a particular restaurant you want to visit at a particular time. This is doubly true if you are interested in one of the fine dining options.

What about the quick-service restaurants at the parks?

The quick-service restaurants located inside Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have not been included on this page because all of them are first-come-first-served (no reservations or priority seating available). But, if you’d like to learn more about the quick-service options at the parks, visit the OI Universal Center table of contents — you’ll find the quick-service restaurants listed by location starting midway down the page.

It is worth noting too that the fast food restaurants at CityWalk — Starbucks, Burger King, Panda Express, and Moe’s — do not have reservations or priority seating.

Do you have a question about the information on this page, would like to provide feedback, or did you spot an inaccuracy? Please let us know by posting in our Universal Community Facebook group.