What is Mythos?
Mythos is the fine-dining restaurant at Islands of Adventure. You will usually find the best Universal in-park food here, with a surprisingly vibrant collection of entrees to choose from – all served inside a truly stunning building. A full-service venue serving contemporary American dishes with a bit of international flair, Mythos is often open only for lunch.
Where is Mythos located?
Mythos – hours and reservations
Mythos is typically open during park hours, but this is, of course, subject to change.
You can make your reservations online.
What was Mythos’s opening date?
May 28, 1999
What’s on the menu at Mythos?
Wood Oven Flat Bread – $11
Roasted artichoke hearts, olives, tomato, bacon with cheddar and mozzarella cheese and a roasted red pepper sauce
Spanakopita Dip – $10
A savory blend of spinach, feta cheese, lemon, and fresh herbs, served hot with fresh pita chips seasoned with za’atar spice, with fresh cucumber, tomato and olives
Semolina Crusted Calamari – $12
Tender calamari flash fried, served with Spanish choriza aioli, marinara, and charred lemon
Shrimp Sushi Katsu Roll – $13
Flash fried, panko crust, sweet soy, wasabi aioli
Mezze Platter– $11
(V) A tasting of housemade hummus, baba ganoush, marinated fennel, and kalamata olives, served with charred pita
Fried Green Tomatoes
Remoulade, spring mix, red pepper gastrique
Heart of Palm – $14
Creole Poached Shrimp – $18
Soup and salads
Chef’s Signature Greek
(GF, V) Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, feta crackers, herb-lemon vinaigrette, and shaved marinated feta
Grilled Chicken – $17
Shrimp – $21
Mixed Baby Greens
(GF, V) Marinated feta cheese, tomatoes, onions and citrus dressing
Grilled Chicken – $14
Shrimp or Salmon – $18
(GF) Crisp iceberg lettuce, blue cheese vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, red onion, sweet and sour bacon jam, croutons
Grilled Chicken – $15
Shrimp – $19
Heart of Romaine Caesar
(GF) Crisp romaine lettuce, roasted plum tomato, charred pita, housemade Caesar dressing, shaved Parmesan
Grilled Chicken – $15
Shrimp – $19
Tuscan Tomato Soup – $8
(GF) Slow-roasted hearty tomato soup, housemade croutons, Parmesan, basil oil drizzle
Add cup of soup or a side salad to any entree for $5
Beef Loin Medallions – $26
(GF) Potato purée, sea salt-roasted carrots, watercress, red wine reduction
Pan Roasted Wild Salmon – $25
(GF)- Wild rice, saute of mushrooms and zucchini ribbons, romesco sauce
Pad Thai – $21
(GF, V) Rice noodles, mixed vegetables, chicken, and shrimp tossed in a sweet-and-sour peanut sauce
Wild Caught Pacific Flounder – $27
Potato purée, lemon beurre blanc, tomato-olive tapenade, and sauteed asparagus
Truffle Mushroom Risotto – $20
(GF, V) Truffle-infused, seasonal wild mushrooms, chive oil drizzle, shaved Parmesan
Gnocchi Bolognese – $18
Slow-simmered beef and tomato sauce, cream, crispy Parmesan wafers
Souvlaki Couscous Bowl
Tomato-olive couscous, grilled zucchini, eggplant, tzatziki, cucumber, feta cheese, pita bread
Tofu – $19
Chicken – $21
Beef – $23
Brick Oven Roasted Chicken – $18
Spiced yogurt marinated half-chicken, lemon-rosemary potatoes, roasted vegetables, blistered tomatoes, lemon-chive yogurt
12-oz Bone-In Pork Chop – $19
Blue cheese cranberry crust, lemon-garlic fingerling potatoes, cannellini and corn succotash, apple brandy reduction
Seared Lamb Chops – $36
Moroccan spiced lamb chops, mascarpone polenta, roasted tomato tapenade, mint demi-glace, watercress, pomegranate
Traditional Cheeseburger – $16
(GF) Half-pound topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and French fries
Balsamic Grilled Chicken Sandwich – $16
(GF, V) Marinated grilled chicken breast, thick-cut bacon, tarragon lemon aioli, balsamic red onion, tomato, mozzarella cheese
Fork, Knife, and Spoon Grilled Cheese – $16
A unique presentation of a classic three cheese sandwich set in a Tuscan tomato soup with crispy pork belly and house made chips
Mythos Signature Lamb Burger – $18
(GF) Hand-packed ground lamb with grilled onion, shredded lettuce, fresh tomato, and feta-olive aioli, served with French fries
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best place to eat in both parks, reasonable, neat atmosphere and can sit down and get cool, need reservations most of the time, good selection of food, highly recommend this
Mythos has a great reputation, but I have found it to be just average as far as restaurants go. The theming is impressive, but the wait times are generally long (although I think you can make reservations if you want.). The food is decent, but not anything to rave about. The only reason I would eat at Mythos as opposed to one of the nearby counter service places is if I really felt the need to sit down and be served on real plates. Sometimes, you just need to feel real silverware in your hand rather than plastic, so if you are in that kind of mood, Mythos is a perfectly decent, average restaurant to eat at.
I tried Mythos after hearing how great of a restaurant was and I was slightly disappointed with the food. Firstly, there is almost always a wait for the restaurant. The best part of eating at Mythos was the inside decor and structure of the building. It is very cool to see at least once. The service was not the greatest and was a little slow. I ordered the Pad Thai and it was a very big portion, but a little lacking in flavor. I had very high expectations for the restaurant, but I felt that I could have gotten better food somewhere else. Would rather have spent the money at the Three Broomsticks. Overall, the scenery of the restaurant is great, but the dish I had was seriously lacking in flavor.
If you are worried that you will spend too much if you go to a table service restaurant at a theme park, know this...it's maybe $3 more and worth it to relax and be served! We dined at Thunder Falls in Jurassic Park (which is quick service waiting in line) on our first day and spent almost the same amount at Mythos. I'm a HUGE HP fan and only wish IOA would keep the Lost Continent for this restaurant! The plates have fine dining presentations. The sushi roll is beautiful and fresh. The Asian salad was great and the grilled fish. We didn't have kids with us but I was amazed at the selections on the kids menu. You won't regret picking this place instead of one of the quick service places.
Chose Mythos in the hopes of finding a gluten and dairy free meal for my wife. We weren't disappointed. Staff were very attentive and went through the menu to ensure we had a great dining experience. Meal was great and service was as well. Great place for a family meal for those with or without dietary restrictions.