The Best Restaurants at Universal’s Citywalk

Universal’s Citywalk is a mecca of amazing food and dining locations. Citywalk is the central hub of Universal Orlando, as it leads to the main entrance for each theme park. After a day of riding rollercoasters and taking in some magic in the Wizarding World, Universal’s Citywalk is a perfect destination to enjoy the evening. What are the best table service restaurants at Universal’s Citywalk? I have a list for you below!

Universal’s Citywalk is the central hub of Universal Orlando. All of the resort transportation and parking is at Citywalk. In turn, that means guests need to pass through Citywalk to enter both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

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There are so many restaurants and entertainment waiting for guests at Universal’s Citywalk. After several visits to the Universal parks, I have a list of “must eats” that I love to share with others. You will find both quick service and table service locations at Citywalk. Even better, Citywalk is free and easy to access!

Let’s dive into the best TABLE SERVICE restaurants at Universal’s Citywalk!

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

Antojitos is 100%, hands down my top recommendation at Citywalk. From the atmosphere, to the authentic entertainment, and the menu-it’s overall amazing. The table side guacamole is simply amazing. It is fresh, made literally right at your table with the ingredients and flavors you request, and is perfection. It is the best way to start a meal.

The menu at Antojitos features authentic Mexican foods. Tacos, quesadillas, burritos, salads, fajitas, and many more of your favorites are likely on the menu. Not to mention, the margaritas and drink menu are pretty stellar.

In my experience, Antojitos has often had a live mariachi band at some point during my meal. I have often seen a vocalist on the stage, and sometimes authentic dancers. Antojitos is an overall amazing experience.

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

Known as the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the world, Hard Rock Cafe Orlando is the focal point as you cross the bridge or arrive on the water taxis to Citywalk. Hard Rock Cafe is not unique-you can find one in major cities literally all over the world.

However, the memorabilia and vastness of this location is what sets it apart. The Hard Rock Orlando also houses the John Lennon room. If you ask at the hostess stand, they will offer you a complimentary tour of the restaurant. If the John Lennon Room is not being used, they will take you up there. It is entirely white, with gorgeous memorabilia. One thing that stands out is the piano that has keys signed by major artists. And, you’ll feel like a celebrity looking out over Citywalk from the private balcony.

The food at Hard Rock is consistently good. It is a great location for a fun evening, kid friendly foods, and to enjoy the atmosphere of the memorabilia.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is widely known for its dessert and milkshake concoctions. However, the food on the menu is actually really good! It’s more than a dessert destination! The steam punk atmosphere definitely makes it a unique dining destination at Universal Orlando.

On the menu, I found the Waldorf Chicken Salad to be especially yummy. There are not a of restaurants that offer this, Toothsome’s is quite tasty. Also, don’t miss out on the Warm Chocolate Almond Bread with Salted Caramel Butter as an appetizer! They also have an amazing Chicken Caprese Sandwich that I have enjoyed once or twice.

Overall, the main focus is the dessert and milkshake menu. At Toothsome, you will find dessert creations and milkshake combinations you likely won’t find anywhere else! It’s definitely worth the visit-even if for just dessert!

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Yes, you are reading that correctly-sushi and burgers in the same place. And both are amazing! You can even order some meals, such as the All American Double Bacon Cheeseburgerooshi. This is a bento box, serving a cheeseburger alongside 4 sushi rolls!

One thing I really love about Cowfish is that it has something for everyone. Not everyone loves sushi, but some people LOVE a good sushi. Cowfish allows guests to really enjoy the best of both worlds-get their sushi fix alongside their friends who want a great burger!

These are the best restaurants at Universal’s Citywalk. They are very popular, and I highly recommend you book a dining reservation for them!

What is your favorite restaurant at Universal’s Citywalk?

Carrie Hurst

Not only do I love sharing all my vacation tips and ideas here on A Princess and Her Pirates, but I also work alongside families to create magical vacation memories year after year! Email me at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com to begin the planning process, and join hundreds of families on my current guest list.

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