Best Restaurants at Universal

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Best Restaurants at Universal

Where are the best places to eat in the Universal Area? Do you have a favorite?

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Mythos at Islands of Adventure and Lombard's at Universal Studios are both fairly good. And they're the only Universal restaurants I've ever eaten at. My sister and her family loved Three Broomsticks, but I wasn't with them when they ate there.

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Myths is a brilliant restaurant, and great food.

The Three Broomsticks, whilst a magical, amazing building is.... Incredibly average on the food front. We've eat there twice, and both times I've returned the food as being shoddy and overcooked. DON'T have the 'Cornish Pasties' - we refer to them as 'discs of doom' - they're so hard you could throw the, and take someone's eye out!

But the ambiance is lovely in there, so we stop just for a drink.

The Monster cafe in US is nice, typical counter service food, but the Universal Monster theme gets us every time.

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Thanks for the warning about the Cornish pasties at Three Broomsticks. We're going back to Universal with sister & her family next month, and I'm sure we'll eat at Three Broomsticks. I will be sure to skip the "discs of doom."

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I enjoyed The Three Broomsticks (this may be partly because I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and movies) but I liked how it wasn't "typical" park food at all and that they were going for "healthier" --I actually learned while I was there that this was J.K. Rowling's idea. So I thought that was pretty cool! If you want to get a "Butterbeer" and didn't have a chance to stand in line at one of the carts outside (those lines formed very quickly), you can order one as a drink inside of here both frozen or regular (frozen is better IMO). Btw, I got the shepherd's pie and it was delicious!

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The food we got at 3 broomsticks was great. I had the roast chicken with corn on the cob and roast potatoes. I would definitely get it again

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Mythos is fantastic! awesome We were only there one time the summer that WWoHP opened but I remember that I was very impressed with the quality of the food. Definitely would go back if we're ever at Universal again.

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We enjoyed the butterbeer and fish and chips at Three Broomsticks. Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk or back at Disney when we returned for the day.

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Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

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Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

Is this where the Hard Rock Cafe is?

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Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

We ate at Margaritaville. The food (and of course the margaritas!) were good, but we unfortunately had truely awful service. We were one of 3 groups in the entire restaurant and it took 45 min to get our food and we saw our waiter twice the whole time we were there. Kind of soured our experience, but I would definitely give it a second shot if we ever found ourselves back at Universal. I also feel like the atmosphere would have been more fun had it been a little busier in there.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

Is this where the Hard Rock Cafe is?

Yes, the Hard Rock Cafe is out on the City Walk that connects the two parks.

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Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

We ate at Margaritaville.

Oh! That's on my "to eat at" list next time we go back to New Orleans. One of my friends says it's awesome there.

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Kristen K. wrote:
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Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

We ate at Margaritaville.

Oh! That's on my "to eat at" list next time we go back to New Orleans. One of my friends says it's awesome there.

When are you coming to New Orleans? (I'm from there) Smile

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beckyboo013 wrote:
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We ate at Margaritaville.

Oh! That's on my "to eat at" list next time we go back to New Orleans. One of my friends says it's awesome there.

When are you coming to New Orleans? (I'm from there) Smile

Not soon enough!

I don't have a date on the calendar yet, but next time we sail on NCL we'll leave from the Port in NOLA. We have a deposit that has to be booked before 2016. I'm a HUGE Jazz fan and love the New Orleans style. I didn't get to visit until last year though! We only had about 36 hours in the French Quarter, and then we also did the Laura Plantation. I cried when I had to leave, just like Disney.

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Not soon enough!

I don't have a date on the calendar yet, but next time we sail on NCL we'll leave from the Port in NOLA. We have a deposit that has to be booked before 2016. I'm a HUGE Jazz fan and love the New Orleans style. I didn't get to visit until last year though! We only had about 36 hours in the French Quarter, and then we also did the Laura Plantation. I cried when I had to leave, just like Disney.

Aw! New Orleans is my favorite place in the world. (Disney is close 2nd Wink ) Not only just because it's home, but it's just such an amazing city. So unique and special. Next time you're here check out my favorite local store, "Fleurty Girl." Tell them Becky told you to come by. There's a shop right to the left of the cathedral in the French Quarter on N. Peters. Make sure you go to the piano bar at Pat O's if you haven't been.. it's one of my favorites.. and the replica at CityWalk in Universal Studios is close but NOT the same! Haha. OH and since you love Jazz, you should try to come for Jazz Fest on year. It's a BLAST! I'm looking forward to the year. If you ever need any suggestions on where to go/what to eat/etc. in New Orleans, I'd be happy to give you some suggestions! Smile

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Aw! New Orleans is my favorite place in the world. (Disney is close 2nd Wink ) Not only just because it's home, but it's just such an amazing city. So unique and special. Next time you're here check out my favorite local store, "Fleurty Girl." Tell them Becky told you to come by. There's a shop right to the left of the cathedral in the French Quarter on N. Peters. Make sure you go to the piano bar at Pat O's if you haven't been.. it's one of my favorites.. and the replica at CityWalk in Universal Studios is close but NOT the same! Haha. OH and since you love Jazz, you should try to come for Jazz Fest on year. It's a BLAST! I'm looking forward to the year. If you ever need any suggestions on where to go/what to eat/etc. in New Orleans, I'd be happy to give you some suggestions! Smile

Love Pat O's! About 1/3 of a hurricane and I'm toast though. I missed Fleurty Girl, as we walked down the Alley, I completely fell in love with Goorin Bros though. Next time I really want to get over to Frenchman Street and The Spotted Cat and DBA. We were supposed to go see John Boutte last year, we went back to the hotel to change clothes and ended up falling asleep. laugh I would seriously lose my mind at Jazz Fest! Hopefully some year I'll get there.

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New Orleans is on my list to get to some time!

My love of a certain series of books ( let's just say they're the real vampires, and they DONT SPARKLE!)and of Nine Inch Nails makes New Orleans kind of like Mecca for me.

I hear Hallow'een is something else there!

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Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Allie wrote:
Other then that we only really ate out on the City Walk

What did you have there?

We ate at Margaritaville.

Oh! That's on my "to eat at" list next time we go back to New Orleans. One of my friends says it's awesome there.

It is. Try out the tire swings at the bar on the second floor.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Love Pat O's! About 1/3 of a hurricane and I'm toast though. I missed Fleurty Girl, as we walked down the Alley, I completely fell in love with Goorin Bros though. Next time I really want to get over to Frenchman Street and The Spotted Cat and DBA. We were supposed to go see John Boutte last year, we went back to the hotel to change clothes and ended up falling asleep. laugh I would seriously lose my mind at Jazz Fest! Hopefully some year I'll get there.

Oh I know what you mean with those hurricanes! Ha! In fact, I usually stay away from all mixed drinks at Pat O's and just stick with beer. They're so strong! Frenchmen St.is great.. I kind of like to think of it as "bourbon street for locals" it's chill, good music, full of locals not just tourists looking to get wasted like you see on Bourbon most of the time...(which is why I usually avoid it). Hope you get to come to Jazz Fest one year! Not only is the music great, but THE FOOD!!!!! Simply the best!

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Art Steventon wrote:
New Orleans is on my list to get to some time!

My love of a certain series of books ( let's just say they're the real vampires, and they DONT SPARKLE!)and of Nine Inch Nails makes New Orleans kind of like Mecca for me.

I hear Hallow'een is something else there!

If Halloween doesn't fall on a weekend, the weekend before Halloween is when the party is in the FQ! It's definitely somethin' else! Mardi Gras day in the FQ is a good time to see some pretty interesting costumes as well!

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