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Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Dining & Lounges

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Atomic Tonic poolside bar – Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
Bright umbrellas provide poolside shade at Atomic Tonic poolside bar, Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Where can I eat at Cabana Bay Beach Resort?

Staying at Cabana Bay Beach Resort is an immersive experience, and the décor of the dining and lounges is no exception. Despite the mid-century modern look, you’ll still find fresh and contemporary cuisine to suit a wide variety of tastes (no pimento cheese or gelatin salads). This page features information on all the dining and lounges available to guests and visitors of Universal’s Cabana Bay.

Bayliner Diner

Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Plenty of booths and tables surround Bayliner Diner’s service stations, while retro cartoons and commercials play on the giant projection screens

This spacious food court offering quick-service meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is your best bet for casual dining, with a myriad of meal stations, all serving quality and family-friendly selections. An additional central station offers salads, frozen yogurt, and candy by weight, as well as splits of wine and individual servings of beer in the grab-and-go area.

Galaxy Bowl

Galaxy Bowl at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Grab a bite to eat while bowling strikes at Galaxy Bowl in Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Take a break between frames and enjoy lunch or dinner at the Galaxy Bowl Restaurant, located in the bowling alley (which can itself be found on the second floor of the hotel’s lobby building). The restaurant serves up casual favorites in a full-service dining setting, right in the middle of the fun and energy of music and bowling. Stop for a snack or sit down for an entire meal, including burgers, pizza, chicken wings, specialty cocktails, and beers. 

Shakes Malt Shoppe

Shakes Malt Shoppe at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Shakes Malt Shoppe at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Are you looking for something sweet? Head over to Shakes Malt Shoppe near Bayliner Diner for a variety of chilly treats, such as shakes, sundaes, smoothies, and more. Open from 5:30 am to midnight, you can indulge in delicious delights at almost all hours. 

Atomic Tonic

Atomic Tonic poolside bar at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Don’t go nuclear – grab a drink and relax at Atomic Tonic

Atomic Tonic is a poolside casual bar that’s located in the Cabana Courtyard pool area (the one with the dive tower). Open from 11:00 am until midnight, it features a full bar that serves signature frozen drinks, cocktails, smoothies, wine by the glass, bottle and draft beer, and limited pre-packaged snacks.

The Hideaway Bar & Grill

Hideaway Bar & Grille at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Escape from the sun at Hideaway Bar & Grill’s sunken poolside lounge

This tropical bar and grill is open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and is located in the Lazy River Courtyard pool area. With a simple grill menu and a full bar that serves signature frozen drinks, cocktails, smoothies, wine by the glass, and bottle and draft beer, you might also find some entertainment in the form of music and hosted poolside activities, such as hula hoop contests or bingo, throughout the day. 

Swizzle Lounge

Swizzle Lounge at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Channel Don Draper at the funky Swizzle Lounge

Located right in the lobby, enjoy classic drinks at the Swizzle Lounge, a retro-themed bar typically open from 5:00 pm to midnight with the exception of 1:00 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Join right in on the vintage fun with throwback cocktails, including the Swizzle Rum Punch, a Filthy Manhattan, or a Frenchie (vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice).


Starbucks at Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Design touches based on a mid-century modern aesthetic make this a uniquely cool Starbucks

Start your day with a cappuccino before you hit the theme parks or enjoy a caffè latte in the afternoon at Starbucks, which is conveniently located between the hotel lobby and Bayliner Diner. You can sip one of Starbucks’s famous premium coffees and teas or munch on a variety of fresh food items. This location is worth a stop to check out the mid-century modern decor that fits right in to Cabana Bay’s overall retro aesthetic.

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