Theme parks in Orlando are known for having an abundance of restaurants and dining options. However, sometimes these restaurants can be hard to get into during your trip. Disney is notorious for having backed up reservations for highly desired restaurants many days in advance but Universal’s dining is much different in how to book your reservations. So, can you make dining reservations at Universal Orlando? Yes. However, not all restaurants on Universal property are owned and operated by Universal. This means the reservation process is not as seamless as if you were booking with Disney. 


Making your reservation

Things to keep in mind, we recommend making your dining reservations at Universal about a month or two in advance. Since Universal does not own all of the restaurants on their property, the reservations made online would be through outside sources. Universal Orlando’s website provides links to book your dining reservations, but these links direct you to another site called zomatobook. Below we put together a list of all the sit-down dining options that allow reservations. These restaurants are listed based on location at Universal Orlando, along with their reservation information. 


CityWalk Restaurants

Universal CityWalk restaurants. This is an image of the restaurant The Cowfish in Universal Orlando's CityWalk.
Courtsey of Universal Orlando Resort

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food


Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Hard Rock Cafe

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

NBC Sports Grill & Brew

Pat O’Brien’s

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

Universal CityWalk Restaurants. This is an image of Toothsome's Chocolate Emporium at Universal Orlando's CityWalk.
Courtsey of Universal Orlando Resort

VIVO Italian Kitchen


Theme Park Restaurants 

Universal Orlando Restaurants. This is an image of Mel's Drive-In Diner at Universal Studios Orlando.

Universal Studios 

Finnegan’s Bar & Grill

Lombard’s Seafood Grille


Island of Adventures

Confisco Grille



Hotel Restaurants

Universal Orlando Resort Restaurants. This is an image of a bartender pouring a drink at the bar at Strong Water Tavern.
Courtsey of Universal Orlando Resort 

Portofino Bay Hotel

Bice Ristorante

Mama Della’s Ristorante

Trattoria del Porto


Hard Rock Hotel

The Kitchen

Palm Restaurant


Royal Pacific Resort

Islands Dining Room

Jake’s American Bar

Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar


Sapphire Falls Resort

Amatista Cookhouse

Strong Water Tavern


Additional Information

In addition to all the information we provided above, we also have some phone numbers if you have any questions in regards to the above restaurants. Here are a few phone numbers for dining inquiries at the Universal Orlando Resort: 

  • 407-503-DINE (3463) 
  • 407-224-FOOD (3663) 


  • What are premier hotel guests? 

These are guests who are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, Portifino Bay, and Royal Pacific. To obtain priority seating at certain Universal restaurants, you must show a valid hotel key card for one of the three previously stated hotels to be seated quicker. 

  • Why are other restaurants like Bubba Gump not on here? 

These other restaurants and eating establishments at Universal that we have not mentioned do not accept reservations, like Bubba Gump at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. Or some restaurants we left unmentioned, like Marvel’s Character Dinner, are temporarily closed as of August 2022.   

  • What about Volcano Bay? 

The restaurants located at Volcano Bay are quick service ONLY. They do not take reservations anywhere at Volcano Bay. 

You can also find more information on Universal’s website regarding any of the above restaurants as well as any other universal restaurants that we may not have mentioned. 


Final Thoughts

We hope the information we have provided you is helpful with your trip to Universal Orlando! Let us know what you think and if you check out any of these Universal dining spots! Enjoy!


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