Universal Orlando Resort is one of my favorite places for all its geek-out worthy attractions, shows, theming – and dining! Here’s my favorite Universal Orlando dining for nerds.
Captain America Café: While this location doesn’t break any new ground in the world of food (the menu is basically burgers and chicken nuggets), it has some great theming that is worth a look even if you’re just strolling by. You’ll find all kinds of Marvel superheroes represented inside, and the windows have a great view of the nearby Incredible Hulk Coaster.
Thunder Falls Terrace: I loved dinosaurs when I was growing up, and the Jurassic Park area of Islands of Adventure is a great place to stop for lunch for dinosaur fans. You can get some truly massive orders of ribs and chicken here, check out the fun dinosaur-themed décor, and watch people get soaked on the final drop of Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Universal Monsters Café: If you love Universal’s classic monster movies, this is the place to top for a bite. The menu includes a lot of American fare such as burgers, ribs, and hot dogs, but the main attraction is the décor. You can dine in mysterious gloom with the Swamp Thing, or in a castle lair with Dracula. Life-size models of classic Universal monsters, as well as other photos and memorabilia, are everywhere.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen: This fun dining spot is actually outside of the theme parks on CityWalk. You can spot it easily from a distance because of the factory-style smokestacks. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a steampunk-inspired restaurant with an enormous menu and a huge selection of desserts, as well as over-the-top milkshakes. You can even meet the founder, Penelope Toothsome, and her robot Jacques. You can stop in for lunch or dinner, or just order a milkshake at their walk-up bar. This location doesn’t accept reservations and can be very busy, so try to visit outside of popular meal times.
The Three Broomsticks: Of course we can’t forget one of the most popular Universal Orlando dining for nerds – the options at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In Hogsmeade, you’ll find the Three Broomsticks, which offers British-inspired fare such as pasties and fish & chips, as well as Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice.
The Leaky Cauldron: You’ll find the Leaky Cauldron in the newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley. This nerd-friendly dining spot has a varied menu with options like shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, beef, lamb & Guinness stew, and the unusual-sounding Toad in the Hole. You’ll also find a variety of specialty drinks exclusive to the Wizarding World such as Fishy Green Ale and Tongue-Tying Lemon Squash.
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