This article is your complete guide to the best places to eat at Islands of Adventure 2023! Because we all know that planning where to eat is such an important part of any vacation and that’s no different for a Universal Orlando theme park vacation. Luckily our Islands of Adventure restaurant list has some of the best places to eat in Universal including two of our personal favorites Thunder Falls Terrace and Mythos!
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So if you’re ready to learn about the best Islands of Adventure restaurants read on!
Let’s start this guide with the most popular question we receive on this topic which is, what are the best places to eat at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure? And as a general rule of thumb the restaurants that we recomend to our clients the most are the Three Broomsticks, Thunder Falls Terrace, and Mythos. As you’ll see below one of the things that we love about Islands of Adventure is the variety of dining options that this park has to offer. We almost always recomend the Three Broomsticks for families visiting specifically for the Wizarding World of Harry potter, Thunder Falls as a great quick service option, and Mythos as the perfect sit down meal. And of course we can’t forget about all of the other great restaurants on our list which we will break down next!
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Location: Jurassic Park
What to Expect: This quick service restaurant at Islands of Adventure is the perfect restaurant to grab salads, burgers, and grilled chicken sandwiches.
Type of Food: American cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: Bacon cheeseburger platter, casado burger platter, herbivore burger platter
Tips & Tricks: This is one of the best places to eat at Islands of Adventure to use with the new mobile ordering app. We also find it to have one of the largest seating areas for a quick service restaurant in the parks so grabbing a table should not be a problem. Plus guests will also enjoy the life size dinosaur exhibit nearby.
Location: Islands of Adventure Toon Land
What to Expect: This is one of the most diverse food menus on property as guests can enjoy a mix of American, British, and Chinese cuisine.
Type of Food: American, British, and Chinese
Must-Try Menu Items: Beef bulgogi rice bowl combo, picadillo arepa combo
Tips & Tricks: Be sure to check out the Comic Strip Cafe while you still can as it has been rumored that Universal will be re-theming Toon Land in the near future. So it might not be on the list of best Islands of Adventure restaurants for too much longer.
Location: The Lost Continent
What to Expect: This quick service restaurant is perfect for guests looking to take advantage of a quick meal that is on the healthier side. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with plenty of beef, chicken, and vegetarian kebabs.
Type of Food: Mediterranean
Must-Try Menu Items: Beef Kebab Combo, Greek Salad Combo, Greek Yogurt
Tips & Tricks: This is also another great quick service restaurant to use the Universal mobile app. It’s also one of the best places in Islands of Adventure to eat when trying to grab a small snack. They have some amazing hummus options, as well as Greek yoghurts and fruit cups.
Location: The Lost Continent
What to Expect: This is another Mediterranean inspired restaurant however guests can also enjoy traditional American cuisine here as well. These include burgers, salads, chicken fingers, and chicken sandwiches.
Type of Food: Mediterranean and American Cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: Traditional Gyro Combo, Falafel Gyro Platter
Tips & Tricks: This is one of the closest and best Islands of Adventure restaurants located next to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. So if you are planning to go on some of the best Harry Potter rides but need a quick bite to eat be sure to check out Fire Eaters Grill.
Location: Port of Entry
What to Expect: This is the first full service restaurant to make the list of the best places to eat at Islands of Adventure and for good reason. The menu reminds us of some of our favorite American restaurants with items such as ribs, penne a la vodka, roasted chicken and salmon.
Type of Food: American Cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: Ahi Tuna Nachos, Trader Wings, Pad Thai, Sweet and Sour Sticky Ribs
Tips & Tricks: This restaurant is located very close to the entrance of the park and is right in the middle of the action. It’s a great choice for guests who are planning to tackle one side of the parks at a time and need a great lunch spot inside of Islands of Adventure.
Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade
What to Expect: Expect amazing views of Hogwarts castle from the outdoor seating area. This Harry Potter inspired restaurant serves classic British food and décor.
Type of Food: British Cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: The Great Feast (can feed family of four), fish and chips, spareribs platter
Tips & Tricks: It’s important to keep in mind that both of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter restaurants are quick service locations. However although you don’t need a reservation to dine here we strongly recommend to try to visit during off-peak hours of the day as they can be very crowded compared to some of the other best Islands of Adventure restaurants on this list.
Location: Jurassic Park
What to Expect: This is another great quick service restaurant serving up high end American cuisine such as BBQ ribs, rice bowls, salads, and rotisserie chicken.
Type of Food: American Cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: Chicken and Ribs Combo, Rice Bowl, Rotisserie Chicken Salad
Tips & Tricks: We simply love the different combo options here including the rotisserie chicken. This is one of the best quick service restaurants in Islands of Adventure, and it’s also part of the mobile ordering options in the parks. Guests will also always find plenty of seating at this location.
Location: The Lost Continent
What to Expect: The best theme park dinning experience in the world! We’re not joking as Mythos is not only the best restaurant in Islands of Adventure but is continuously ranked one of the best theme park dinning experiences in the world.
Type of Food: Mediterranean Cuisine
Must-Try Menu Items: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mediterranean Grilled Octopus, Scallop and Summer Truffle Risotto, Gnocchi Bolognese
Tips & Tricks: This is one of the rare restaurants on the list of best places to eat at Islands of Adventure which will require a dinning reservation and we always recomend to make it as far in advance as possible!
Next we’ll break down another very popular question that we receive and that is, where is the best breakfast at Islands of Adventure? And from our personal experience the most popular tends to be the Starbucks directly to the left once you exit Port of Call, however the best restaurant at Islands of Adventure for breakfast is Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade Village. One of the main reasons we love this restaurant is that it gives guests the ability to try the traditional English breakfast or the classic American breakfast along with a famous Harry Potter pumpkin juice.
Traditional English Breakfast: Fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes.
American Breakfast: Fresh scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant.
We would also say that in our opinion one of our favorite things about eating your Islands of Adventure breakfast at the three broomsticks is the theme of this restaurant. It allows guests to feel like they are stepping foot right inside of one of the Harry Potter books and the movies. For the ultimate experience be sure to check out the Harry Potter vacation package which will include meal vouchers to enjoy breakfast at the three broomsticks as well!
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As we continue to make our way through all of the best foods at Islands Adventure next we’ll answer the question, what is the best lunch spot at Islands of Adventure? And in our opinion the best place to have lunch at Islands of Adventure is Thunder Falls Terrace. And as discussed above not only does it have some of the best food at Islands of Adventure, but we also love the location for lunch. The main reason is that Thunder Falls Terrace is located within the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure which is right in the middle of the park. For this reason we feel like it works in perfectly for families who are looking for a great place to eat lunch no matter if you start from the right side of the park or the left side. We also love the new mobile ordering system that they have set up for every table which allows for guests to easily pick out and order what they would like. One important tip that we would suggest for anyone who plans to eat at this quick service restaurant is to make sure to download the Universal Orlando App and set up a payment method before you arrive to save yourself some time.
And last but not least we’ll take a look at the question, where is the best place to eat at Islands of Adventure for dinner? And we typically love to end our night with the best restaurant at Islands of Adventure which is Mythos. Not only has Mythos been named the best theme park restaurant in the world but it also has some amazing views of Islands of Adventure theme park. It is also located right between Seuss Landing and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which make it a great ending spot for guests who do start from the left side of the park and plan to work their way around. It is important to note that guests who plan to take advantage of early park admission will start on the right side to take advantage of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
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Another very popular question that we get asked on this topic is, where can I get the best snacks at Islands of Adventure? And we personally love Doc Sugrues Desert Kebab house for guests looking for small plates such as Gyros and any snack shop in Hogsmeade village for sweets and treats. Our personal favorite snack in both of the Universal Orlando parks is the Butterbeer ice-cream or cold Butterbeer. One great tip to keep in mind is that the Butterbeer stands are open for early park admission so this could also be one of the best breakfast options in the park if you like to start your mornings off with something sweet.
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Next we’ll take a look at some of the healthier options at Islands of Adventure. And we typically will visit Thunder Falls Terrace or Doc Sugrues Desert Kebab house when looking for healthy options at Islands of Adventure park. Some of our go to meals at Thunder Falls Terrace will be the rotisserie chicken salad or the rice bowls. And at Doc Sugrues Desert Kebab we will typically go with the Greek salad combo or the chicken kebab combo with a Greek yogurt or fruit cup on the side.
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We all know that turkey legs are such an important park of any theme park vacation! And luckily guests can find turkey legs at three Islands of Adventure restaurants which include Thunder Falls Terrace, The Three Broom Sticks, and G-Force Snacks. It’s also important to note that all three restaurants are located on different sides of the park which should give you the ultimate flexibility when deciding which meal to enjoy your turkey leg for.
Our personal favorite spot to grab a Butterbeer at Islands of Adventure is at the Hogs Head pub located directly next to the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade village. There are also two Butterbeer carts located near both entrances for guests to enjoy their favorite Harry Potter treat.
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