What is Finnegan’s Bar & Grill?
A local favorite, Finnegan’s Irish character overflows like its drinks. Finnegan’s Bar & Grill serves up tons of hearty Irish fare with a menu full of unique (and many beer-battered) selections, while the friendly staff and the occasional live performers give the venue a great atmosphere. By the way, may we recommend the beer sampler?
Separate from the full-service dining that (usually) requires reservations, Finn’s has a full bar that any ol’ theme-park guest can walk right up to (you must be 21 or older to order alcohol, of course). For those looking for a cocktail, there’s truly no better place at Universal Studios Florida. This location is popular during seasonal event nights, like Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights, because it serves real-deal mixed drinks from its full-service bar – that’s why we believe it’s the best bang-for-your-buck place for a drink at Universal. The regular bartenders are awesome, too!
Where is Finnegan’s Bar & Grill located?
In New York, which is in Universal Studios Florida. The restaurant has entrances across from Revenge of the Mummy and on Delancey Street, where the Blues Brothers Show calls home. The Mummy side is where you’ll enter to head straight to the bar.
Finnegan’s Bar and Grill – hours and reservations
Finnegan’s is open from 11:00 am until park close.
For reservations, book online (though this isn’t necessary for the bar).
Finnegan’s Bar and Grill – OI tip
If you’re looking for a free cup of water, consider stopping into Finnegan’s bar (if it’s not too busy) rather than waiting in a long quick-service line. The Finn’s bartenders are pros, used to slinging drinks quickly, and will usually be happy to hook you up.
What’s on the menu at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill?
Finnegan’s Potato & Onion Webb – $9.95
Thinly sliced potatoes and onions, hand-dipped in beer batter, crisply fried golden brown and served with malt vinegar
Scotch Eggs – $10.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Hard-boiled eggs wrapped in pork sausage, dusted with bread crumbs, and fried. Served with apple beet salad and mustard sauce
Chicken Stingers – $12.95
Lightly breaded and fried chicken tenders, tossed in Buffalo sauce. Served with celery sticks, blue cheese dressing, and your choice of spicy or mild sauce
Reilly’s Chicken Wings – $13.95
Fried and tossed in Buffalo sauce, served with celery sticks, blue cheese dressing, and your choice of spicy or mild sauce
Irish Loaded Chips – $11.95
Seasoned wedge fries topped with corned beef, Leicester cheese, caramelized onions, and Killarney gravy
Guinness Warm 3-Cheese Dip – $9.95
Served with freshly baked soft pretzel bread and tangy mustard sauce
Soups and salads
Celtic Chicken Club Salad – $15.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Grilled chicken breast, bacon, aged cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and julienne squash over a bed of lettuce, and garnished with Finnegan’s famous potato and onion webb. Choice of dressing
Pistachio Crusted Salmon Salad – $20.95
Fillet of salmon served on a bed of baby greens, roasted root vegetables, tomatoes, onions, and havarti dill cheese, with homemade mustard ale vinaigrette
Irish Cobb Salad – $17.95
Diced corned beef, turkey, bacon, diced tomatoes, apple beet salad, blue cheese crumbles, and Finnegan’s Scotch eggs served over mixed baby greens
Homemade Misty Isle Potato & Leek Soup – $6.95
Rich, creamy soup, made fresh in Finn’s kitchen daily
The Leprechaun’s Rainbow Salad – $14.95
(Vegetarian) A colorful array of fresh fruits served with raspberry sorbet
Split Pea & Ham Soup – $6.95
Traditionally made fresh in the kitchen every single day
Irish Fish & Chips – $20.95
North Atlantic fresh cod fish in ale batter with wedge fries. Served with a side of malt vinegar and tartar sauce
Beef Tenderloin – $26.95
Pan-seared filet medallions with red wine sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and garnished with potato and onion webb
Bangers & Mash – $16.95
Country pork and beef sausage with homemade roasted garlic mashed potatoes and root-cellar vegetables
Finnegan’s Chicken – $18.95
Grilled chicken breast topped with peppercorn butter garlic mashed potatoes and root-cellar vegetables
Country Cork Corned Beef & Cabbage – $16.95
Tender corned beef with red bliss potatoes and root-cellar vegetables
Guinness Beef Stew – $17.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Country fare stew brimming with beef, carrots, and pearl onions in a Guinness-infused gravy, surrounding a stack of mashed potatoes
Kilkenny Pot Pie – $16.95
Fresh pastry crust filled with chicken, mushrooms, carrots, and leek, served with root-cellar vegetables
Grilled Filet of Salmon – $24.95
Lightly seasoned, topped with fresh dill butter and fried leeks, on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes. Served with steamed broccoli and a Parmesan-crusted baked tomato
Shepherd’s Pie – $18.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Seasoned ground beef and mushrooms with a crust of potatoes and cheddar cheese. Served with root-cellar vegetables
Finnegan’s Pork Shoulder – $22.95
Dry Stout braised pork shoulder, savory soda bread pudding, roasted carrots, pickled cabbage and leeks, natural jus
North Atlantic Baked Codfish – $20.95
Fresh fillet of cod lightly covered with seasoned bread crumbs, baked golden brown, and topped with a tomato slice and lemon wheel, with red bliss potatoes and root-cellar vegetables on the side
Vegan Sausage Wellington – $20.95
(Vegan/vegetarian) Field Roast sausage wrapped in a savory pastry with root vegetables, cabbage, and dijonnaise
Sandwiches are served with your choice of wedge fries or side salad
Tipperary Corned Beef Sandwich – $16.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Fresh baked pretzel roll with warm corned beef, topped with sauteed onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickle
Dublin Chicken Sandwich – $15.95
Marinated grilled chicken breast with aged cheddar cheese and apple-smoked bacon on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, and pickle
Grand Ole Burger – $16.95
Half-pound all-beef burger on a toasted bun with bacon and your choice of cheddar, Swiss, or American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickle
Reuben – $15.95
Tender corned beef, fresh-shaved cabbage, Thousand Island dressing, pickle, and Swiss cheese, grilled on fresh marble rye
Fried Cod Fish Sandwich – $16.95
Ale-battered fried cod fish on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and tartar sauce
Webb Burger – $18.95
(Finnegan’s original recipe) Half-pound all-beef burger, piled high with tender corned beef and Swiss cheese. Served on a warm pretzel bun and topped with crispy potato and onion webb, lettuce, tomato, and pickle
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This was our first time at Finnegan's . The food was good, the service was good, and I would return. We had the potato and onion basket, shepherd's pie, fish and chips, potato and leek soup, and a hamburger. All were good to great except the burger....it was lacking in taste.
I recommend visiting this restaurant.
When visiting a new restaurant, I often opt to order many small plates like appetizers instead of full meals to sample more things. A shrimp scargo, a potato and onion webb, wings, and a Scotch egg later, we decided we were full (especially given that we were heading to Revenge of the Mummy right after and didn't want to lose our lunch on the guest sitting next to us!). The shrimp scargo was an interesting take on one of my favorites, escargot. The buttery garlic sauce was fragrant and warm and was AMAZING to dip bread into! The Scotch egg and wings were good, but nothing to write home about.
My favorite, though, was the potato and onion webb. It was balanced well between the two flavors and wasn't greasy (something that I find hard to achieve when frying potatoes). Throw in a few draft beer samplers (with souvenir cup!) and I'd say this is a solid choice for a meal at Universal Studios.
I love this place...well until this past visit when the bar tender totally under poured our drinks then gave us a huge attitude about it. We are regulars there since we have annual passes and love this bar. Its very unfortunate that they would hire someone that doesn't know her job or have people skills. The other workers however are fantastic and I would definitely go back to one of them.
We were in the park with a Stay and Scream ticket for HHN so I made a 4:15 dinner reservation to take advantage of early entry for the evening. We were seated immediately on arrival. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had the Pot Pie and Newcastle Chicken. And drinks of course. The food was pleasantly presented and very tasty and the service was excellent from start to finish. The drinks were good and not "watered down." While we were dining orange shirted staff came in handed our wrist bands to those who had tickets to the NNH. It was a lively place with live entertainment and people coming in from the "holding pen" for drinks while they waited. It was a very enjoyable to pass the time. Will make it "must" on future USF visits.
What can I say that everybody hasn't said already, its amazing.
Once you walk in you'll feel like your not even in a theme park anymore. Since having the annual pass and living in Miami I try to at least once a month drive up to Orlando to spend some time away. Its one of the best places to beat the heat, sit down and relax, maybe have a drink or 2. Bartenders are great, very friendly and fun to talk to.
Mixed drinks are made to perfection, you have to at least once a trip try them out. Mummys revenge is so goood. Nice pours on the vodka & chambord with just a hint of the sweet & sour. Just as exciting as the ride. Lots of good beers on tap even a nice Sierra Nevada IPA on there. One of the few full bars that has happy hour. One thing I wish they would bring back is Palm beer they used to have.
Now when it comes to food I haven't found anything on the menu that I don't like yet, but I did say yet. You need to start off with the Scotch Eggs, boiled eggs wrapped in sausage with a nice mustard sauce to dip in its so good. My favorite thing is the shepherds pie. So stop by and check it out, tell them Pepe (the muppet) sent you, hes always at the bar..
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