Best Universal Orlando Dining for Nerds

By | August 22, 2017

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.

Best Universal Orlando Dining for NerdsCaptain 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 terraceThunder 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's monsters cafeUniversal 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.

Best Universal Orlando Dining for Nerds

Espresso Buzz Milkshake at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

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.

three broomsticksThe 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.

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Toad in the Hole at the Leaky Cauldron

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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