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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 her 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, Volcano Bay, 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.

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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. (Sorry, Volcano Bay diners – all of the restaurants there are quick-service and, thus, don’t accept reservations.)

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 here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Lombard’s Seafood Grille
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel 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

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 here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Mythos
407-224-4012
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.
Reservations highly recommended!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium milkshakes
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium milkshakes

UNIVERSAL CITYWALK

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
407-224-2804
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations available
View the menu  here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

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

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Reservations not available, but guests can join waitlist via official Cowfish app
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.
Call 407-224-2691 for other inquiries

Emeril’s Orlando
407-224-2424
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.
Fine dining – reservations highly recommended!

Hard Rock Cafe
407-224-2691
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
407-224-FOOD (3663)
Online reservations not available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

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

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
First come, first serve – reservations not available
Menu isn’t currently available online
Preferred and premier on-site guests do receive priority seating
Call 407-224-FOOD (3663) for other inquiries

VIVO Italian Kitchen
407-224-2691
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Bice at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Bice at Portofino Bay Hotel

PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL

Bice Ristorante
407-503-1415
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.
Fine dining – reservations highly recommended!

Mama Della’s Ristorante
407-503-1200
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.
Reservations highly recommended!

Trattoria del Porto
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel 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 here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Palm Restaurant
407-503-7256
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel 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 Royal Pacific Resort

ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
407-503-CHOP (2467)
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Islands Dining Room
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

Jake’s American Bar
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu here
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel 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 Sapphire Falls Resort and Royal Pacific Resort

SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT

Amatista Cookhouse
407-503-DINE (3463)
Online reservations available
View the menu in our OI Center
Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay Hotel on-site guests receive priority seating.

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

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

CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT

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

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, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay have not been included on this page because all of them are first-come, first-serve (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.