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10 Best Restaurants At Universal Orlando CityWalk (Updated 2023)

Known as the “Epicenter of Awesome,” Universal Orlando CityWalk unites epic entertainment with exceptional dining experiences.

CityWalk restaurants take thematic dining to a whole new level by providing theatrical atmospheres and mouth-watering menus.

With a plethora of places to peruse, there’s undoubtedly something to satisfy the whole family.

The ten best restaurants at Universal Orlando CityWalk include:

  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
  • Bigfire
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville 
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen

Guests can browse menus and make reservations using Universal Orlando’s official website or mobile app.

This article explores each restaurant’s atmosphere, menu, and price point to help guests decide where to eat while visiting CityWalk at Universal Orlando.

1. Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

Woman sitting in front of tacos on a plate.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food offers full-service dining that caters to the entire family.

This cultural cantina uses colorful ingredients to craft zesty and creative Mexican dishes.

Antojitos often hosts live Mariachi music to help immerse diners in that south-of-the-border feeling.

What’s on the Menu at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food?

Antojitos’ dinner menu consists of tasty appetizers like the flavorful Tableside Guacamole, decadent Nachos, and packed Empanadas. 

Some dinner specials include the Chimichanga, the Quesadillas, and the Pescado a la Yucatán – a specialty Mahi dish cooked in banana leaves.

Kids ages nine and under can choose an entrée of Grilled Chicken Breast, Tacos, or Quesadillas.

How Much Does Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food Cost?

Antojitos is pretty reasonably priced, with entrées ranging from $15.95 to $33.95 and kids’ menu items costing a standard $8.95.

Prices are listed before tax and gratuity and don’t include drinks, sides, or appetizers.

2. Bigfire

Bigfire restaurant serves savory fire-cooked American fare in a contemporary and cozy atmosphere comparable to a summer cottage. 

Each dish is smoked over cherry, pecan, and oak wood to bring out the food’s best flavors. 

Guests can also reserve interactive cooking experiences where meals are cooked over open flames right at their tables.

What’s on the Menu at Bigfire’s?

Bigfire’s everyday menu includes Creekstone Farm’s Big Fire Grilled Steaks, Hearth Grilled Chicken, and Beer Glazed Scallops.

Entrées can be paired with smoky starters, soup, or salad.

The kids can pick from options like Chicken Fingers, Cheeseburger Sliders, and Chicken & Beef Skewers.

How Much Does Bigfire Cost?

Bigfire kid’s entrées cost $9 to $10, and adult-sized portions are priced from $18 to $60.

As with most restaurants, pricing depends on what guests have a hankering for, and add-ons like starters, sides, and drinks always cost extra.

3. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. sign with the lights on.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market serves the best “fruit of the sea” for lunch and dinner.

At Bubba Gump’s, guests can pair Southern surf and turf or choose one or the other for their meal.

If the delicious dishes aren’t enough, this quirky eatery is also full of factoids and merchandise inspired by the film Forrest Gump.

What’s on the Menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.?

Bubba Gump’s mains feature Shrimp New Orleans, Maker’s Mark Glazed Salmon, and Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs.

Whether it be fried, grilled, or doused in butter – Bubba Gump’s got it all!

Diners can top off their hearty meals with delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Cheesecake, or the existential yet extraordinary Box O’ Chocolates.

How Much Does Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cost? 

Bubba Gump’s entrées cost $15.99 to $37.99, and desserts cost between $10.99 and $12.99.

4. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar is where two classic greats greet each other.  

This full-service family-friendly restaurant sells bold burgers and superb sushi, either served together or apart.

What’s on the Menu at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar?

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar features classic sushi rolls like the California Roll, the Spicy Tuna Roll, and the Tempura Roll.

Specialty rolls include the Flamin’ Salmon Roll, The Boss tuna roll, and the Firecracker shrimp tempura roll.

The Cowfish also has burgers like the Black Truffle Cheese Burger, The Boursin Back Burger, and the Chicken Bacon Avocado Burger.

Guests can lump the two dishes together in a combo bento box or try the hybrid Burgushi Rolls and Pick-Ups.

Kids have a variety of bento boxes to choose from, like the Dragon Bitez, PB&J Sushi Roll, or The Cowfish Mini Burgers.

How Much Does The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar Cost?

Entrée prices at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar range from $11 to $37.

Kids’ bento boxes cost $9 to $10.

5. Hard Rock Cafe

Exterior view of the Hard Rock

CityWalk’s Hard Rock Cafe offers a full-service spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guests can enjoy tasty meals alongside mementos like Elvis’s suit from Viva Las Vegas, Buddy Holly’s black glasses, and Pete Townshend’s mangled Fender Stratocaster.

Fun fact: this particular Hard Rock is the largest in the world (but reservations are recommended so you don’t miss out on the fun).

What’s on the Menu at the Hard Rock Cafe?

For breakfast, the Hard Rock Cafe whips up classics like Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, and West Coast Avocado Toast.

The lunch and dinner menus showcase entrées like the Double-Decker Cheeseburger, the Grilled Salmon Noodle Bowl, and the Cowboy Ribeye.

How Much Does Hard Rock Cafe Cost?

Hard Rock Cafe charges around $14 to $18.50 for breakfast items, whereas lunch and dinner entrées range from $15.99 to $38.99.

6. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

At Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, visitors can indulge in some island living. 

Here, the tropical breeze carries the tune of live Jimmy Buffett covers, accompanied by the smell of island-inspired cuisine.

What’s on the Menu at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville?

Margaritaville’s daily menu reveals entrées such as the Caribbean NY Steak, Blackened Salmon, and Chicken and Shrimp Huli Huli Bowl.

The kids’ menu features Fish & Chips, Cavatappi Pasta, and Hand-Breaded Chicken Strips. 

There are also plenty of margaritas to choose from, including the JalaMango, Lemon Blueberry, and Watermelon Margaritas.

How Much Does Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cost?

Entrées from Margaritaville’s menu cost between $18.95 to $35.95, and kids’ menu items are $8.95 to $9.95.

Adult beverages at Margaritaville run from $8.50 to $15.50.

7. NBC Sports Grill & Brew

A waiter serving hamburgers and fries on a tray.

At NBC Sports Grill & Brew, sports fans will be in awe of the hundred high-definition screens streaming their favorite games.

Here, guests can watch, cheer, and bond over full-service meals, snacks, and beverages.

What’s on the Menu at NBC Sports Grill & Brew?

NBC Sports’ menu features juicy Bases Loaded Burgers, Championship Winning Wings,

“Grip It” Sandwiches, and Game Time entrées of pasta, steak, and chicken.

Adults can wash down their meals with cocktails like a Bloody Mary, Southern Margarita, or the Jameson Dublin Donkey.

Kids can take their pick between Little Slugger Sliders, Cheese Flatbread, and Kettle Grilled Chicken.

How Much Does NBC Sports Grill & Brew Cost?

Entrées from NBC Sports Grill & Brew’s menu range from $12.95 to $30.95 and cocktails are priced between $14.50 and $16.50.

All kids’ meals cost $7.95.

8. Red Oven Pizza Bakery

The Red Oven Pizza Bakery resembles a modern Italian diner – the perfect spot to bite into a crispy stone-baked pizza oozing with melted cheese.

At this quick-service pizzeria, visitors can grab their pie through Red Oven’s take-out window or enjoy it in the covered outdoor seating area. 

What’s on the Menu at Red Oven Pizza Bakery?

The lunch and dinner menus at Red Oven Pizza Bakery offer – you guessed it – various pizza options.

From a classic Margherita pizza to a scrumptious Prosciutto and Arugula pizza, it’s truly phenomenal what Red Oven can bake onto a hand-made crust.

Adult guests looking for a little extra fun can also pair their pizza with selections of beer and wine.

How Much Does Red Oven Pizza Bakery Cost?

Pizzas at Red Oven Pizza Bakery cost $14 to $18. 

Alcoholic drinks cost $9.50 to $13.

9. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen 

Three people looking from across the water at Universal Studios Orlando during sundown

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is definitely a mouthful to say, but if you’ll excuse the pun, it’s definitely worth grabbing a mouth full at.

This quaint 19th-century-themed emporium wears many hats, offering a full-service restaurant, bar, and confectionery.

What’s on the Menu at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen?

The regular menu at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen features toasty flatbreads, stacked sandwiches, hearty hamburgers, and perfected portions of pasta.

Specialty entrées include the Toothsome Signature Beef Filet Minion, the Root Beer Pork Tenderloin, and the Classic Flounder Amandine.

The menu also contains brunch options full of fluffy waffles, spongey french toast, baked quiche, and loaded crepes.

The kids’ menu includes waffles, chicken with rice, and Marinara Garganelli. 

Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth with specialty milkshakes like the Heavenly Hazelnut, sundaes like the Chocolate Brownie Bark, and desserts like the Chocolate Cream Pie.

How Much Does The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen Cost?

Menu items cost between $11.95 and $34.45, and kids’ meals cost $8.95 per order.

Milkshake and dessert selections cost between $8 and $16.

10. VIVO Italian Kitchen

At VIVO Italian Kitchen, diners experience traditional family recipes in a modern Italian eatery. 

Guests can observe VIVO’s open kitchen as chefs prepare pasta, sauces, pizza, and bread by hand. 

What’s on the Menu at VIVO Italian Kitchen?

VIVO Italian Kitchen’s Menu serves Wood Stove Pizza, Pasta, and entrées like Lamb Shank, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and Salmon.

Kids’ entrées include Spaghetti with Meatballs, Cheese Pizza, and Shrimp Skewers.

How Much Does VIVO Italian Kitchen Cost?

VIVO Italian Kitchen charges $16 to $36 per entrée, and kids’ meals cost $9 to $10.


The 10 best restaurants at Universal Orlando CityWalk are: 

  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
  • Bigfire
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville 
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen

Guests should download Universal Orlando’s mobile app for directions, take-away orders, and reservations at any of these restaurants. 

Alternatively, visitors can book a table by phone or online via Universal Orlando’s official website.