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What to eat at Universal’s Citywalk in Orlando

Dec 25, 2020 | Florida, Universal | 0 comments

Citywalk is a buzzing, dining area located within walking distance to Universal Stuidios and Island of Adventure in Orlando. This is where park-goers go for delicious, mouth-watering food. Citywalk has something for everyone, from the pickiest eaters to the hungriest foodies. Here are my suggestions of places to eat at Citywalk while visiting Universal Studios. Yum, Yum Good!

Woman and child posing in front of Voodoo Donut sign, holding up donuts to their eyes.| What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

COVID-19 Warning: There is currently a citywide order in Orange County stating that individuals must wear a mask or other face covering at, inside, or outside public spaces. Children 2 and younger are exempt from this order. You are allowed to remove your mask to eat in designated areas.

Do you need a theme park ticket to eat at Universal CityWalk?

Admission is free and tickets are not required.

Is parking free?

Parking is free after 6pm.

Breakfast:

Let’s start with the most important meal of the day. My breakfast suggestions may not be the healthiest, but they are delicious.

Voodoo Doughnuts

What makes this place so special? This shop has over 50 different types of colorful and over the top, creative donuts. Your kids will have a blast picking out their morning breakfast, because inside this store is a moving carousal that has a rotating display of available donuts that will leave their mouths drooling. Our personal family favorite is the Maple Bacon donut. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds. If you aren’t a breakfast eater… no worries, this place is just as popular at night. Show up early or late, otherwise you could be stuck in an hour long line.

Two little kids looking at the different flavors of donuts in the Voodoo donutshop. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

Also, there is an impressive selection of vegan donuts.

I had to take a picture of the Texas donut. I am a native born Texan, so I can confidently say everything is bigger and better in Texas. This donut must be the best. Hehe!

Texas-flavored donut in the display case. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

While you are there, take a picture on the donut throne. Do you see a donut bandit below? My kid can’t even wait until after we take a picture to dig into the donuts.

Woman and child posing in front of Voodoo Donut sign, holding up donuts to their eyes.| What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
Cinnabon

I selected this place because we love Cinnabons, and it’s affordable. These sticky-sweet treats are fresh from the oven and the price tag is right.

Outside the store, you will find this awesome Instagram spot. Wipe out!

A little boy and little girl posing on a surf board and wave statue. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
My top #3 favorite sit down dining restaurants at Citywalk. These are not tourist traps. I repeat these are not tourist traps.

You should make reservations in advance for the following restaurants due to COVID capacity requirements.

Cowfish Sushi Bar

Cowfish Sushi Bar is my personal favorite restaurant. Hello Burgushi?! Burgushi is what happens when you collide sushi and hamburgers. The combination is crazy good. Also, this restaurant is perfect for couples who are in a relationship like the song by Paula Abdule “We come together ‘cuz opposites attract”. My husband and I are in that kind of relationship! One person can have sushi, while the other has a burger. Who would have thought you could eat together and both be happy?

Man and child walking towards The Cowfish restaurant. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

I had a hamburger sushi. I know it sounds disgusting, but It’s so good you will be dreaming about it long after your trip. Trust me!

A plate of hamburger sushi in a circle shape on the plate. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

If you have picky eaters do not worry. The kids meal keeps to the Japanese theme of a bento box and is picky eater approved. You can’t go wrong with chicken nuggets and fries. Look at the adorable sushi dessert. It’s a rice crispy treat wrapped in a gummy fish and fruit roll up. How cute is that?

Kids meal including ketchup, chicken nuggets, french fires, sweet potato fries and a rice crispy treat. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
Big Fire- Just opened

This is my second favorite restaurant at Citywalk. This restaurant is designed to remind you of campfires and family cookouts up north. This is where you can find steak and fish cooked over an open flame using different types of wood. My son was thrilled there was steak on the kid’s menu. Spoiled boy!

Two kids drinking at the restaurant table of Big Fire. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

The lamb burgers are to die for.

Two lamp burgers on a tray in the restaurant of Big Fire. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

The kids will love the popular fireside s’mores with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. All prepared tableside.

S'more tray with chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers and a mini fire in the restaurant of Big Fire. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
Little boy getting his fire poker warm over the mini table fire in the restaurant of Big Fire. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
Toothsome Chocolate Factory

This is by far the most popular spot at Citywalk. This is the place where you go to eat and be seen. Your Instagram should be full of pictures from this restaurant. This place includes classic dishes like steak, hamburgers, seafood, and their famous milkshakes.

Hamburger and chips on a tray at the Toothsome Chocolate Factory restaurant. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando
Little boy smiling and excited food holding two forks in his hands at the Toothsome Chocolate Factory restaurant. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

However, you MUST go for the artisanal milkshakes and sumptuous sundaes. This is a treat for your eyes and mouth. The hardest part is deciding what to get!

Milkshake on a table at the Toothsome Chocolate Factory restaurant. | What to eat at Universal's Citywalk in Orlando

You can order a milk shake to go. It’s not uncommon to see park-goers walking around with these milkshakes in their hands.

There are plenty of sit down restaurants, quick service restaurants, and bars to select from. I suggest you come up with a food game plan before your trip to Universal. Dining at the Citywalk is worth the splurge. The food will not leave you disappointed.

Check out these blog posts that go hand and hand with Guide to Universal Studios Orlando with Kids:

Universal’s Islands of Adventure with Kids – Click here.

Universal Studios Orlando with Kids – click here

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