5 Tasty Places to Dine and Drink at Universal Orlando

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Universal Orlando offers just as many dining options as it does attractions. There is literally a world of cuisine in the oven right now waiting for you with flavors from all over the world. There’s also an incredible selection of bars serving a wide variety of adult beverages.

These are the top 5 places to grab a drink and enjoy a great meal at Universal CityWalk®, Fast Food Boulevard and Diagon Alley™.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew
NBC Sports Grill & Brew is a home run, slam dunk, touchdown and every other winning sports phrase you can imagine. Slide in during your next Orlando vacation and catch the biggest sporting events on more than 100 HD TV screens. This restaurant is sure to be a game changer. Starting lineups include Large Warm Soft Pretzels, Wisconsin Cheese curds and Deviled Eggs. Entrée dishes and salads like Midwest Ribs, Cedar Planked North Atlantic Salmon and Grand Slam Burger, Cuban Meatloaf Sandwich and Ahi Tuna Crunch Salad are all MVPs. Celebrate the latest victory from your favorite team with a cocktail or ice cold bottle of beer. NBC Sports Grill & Brew has everything from white and pale to brown, dark, gold, red, fruit and seasonal. Of course you can always send your dining experience into extra innings by ordering something off the desert menu.

duff-breweryDuff Brewery
Drinks and snacks inspired by The Simpsons™ can be ordered along Fast Food Boulevard in the city of Springfield, conveniently located inside Universal Studios Florida. Adults with a thirst for frosty glasses of Duff beer have three choices: Duff, Duff Lite and Duff Dry. This trio of beverages is locally brewed exclusively for theme park guests to enjoy while on vacation. You’ll also want to mug for the camera and snap a few pictures with Duffman—or one of the Seven Duff mascots: Tipsy, Quesy, Surly, Sleazy, Edgy, Dizzy and Remorseful. For those who prefer soda to beer, Buzz Cola is a refreshing beverage to help keep you energized for a full day of fun.

Leaky Cauldron™
If you find yourself traveling down Diagon Alley™, be sure to stop by and stay for a spell. This authentic British pub serves up traditional fare including cottage pie, bangers and mash as well as the Ploughman’s. This dish is perfect for those with a hearty appetite, or parties of two. When dining at a Harry Potter™ themed establishment you can always expect the unexpected along with the unusually interesting to be on the menu. Enjoy a Toad in the Hole entrée then get sweet with Chocolate Potted Cream for dessert. Soft drinks suitable for Muggles include Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, Tongue Tying Lemon Squash and Gillywater. Dragon Scale, Wizard’s Brew and Fire Whiskey are also available, but all contain alcohol—so they can only be ordered by those 21 years of age and older.

the-cowfishThe Cowfish
When it comes to Universal CityWalk® bars, The Cowfish is among the most unique. That’s because this one-of-a-kind Sushi Burger Bar serves the best burgers and the best sushi in town. Though distinctly different, these two niche items are an integral part of the same menu. The sushi is fresh, delicious and presented with creative flair. Burgers are made with all natural ingredients and never frozen. This combo ensures that every bite delivers a robust flavor. Highly recommended is the Burgushi®, featuring sushi rolls with hamburger elements and sandwiches made with sushi components. Kick things up with a spiked milkshake or sip some premium sake. Also available are craft beers, wine and tempting martinis.

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Pat O’Brien’s®
Since 1993, the motto at Pat O’Brien’s has been “Have Fun!” As one of the most popular Universal CityWalk bars, the party is always in full swing at this Mardi Gras-inspired watering hole. Patrons from across the globe come to imbibe on specialty drinks—especially The Hurricane. This world-famous libation was first mixed up during World War II and is still served the same way: in a Pat O’Brien’s logo glass garnished with an orange slice and cherry. The star ingredient is rum, with Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane mix and ice. Other concoctions like the Fuzzy Leprechaun, Rainstorm, Typhoon and Battle Crye will leave you wanting another round and all come served in a take home souvenir glass. Universal CityWalk is known as The Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM, so it’s only fitting that guests can sing along with a pair of dueling piano players every night of the week at Pat O’Brien’s.

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