Universal Studios Restaurants – Food Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood offers cuisine from not only around our world but treats from lands of fantasy! Have you ever wanted to dine on crepes for breakfast, enjoy lunch at the Three Broomsticks, or share a donut with Homer Simpson? Then head to Universal Studios restaurants where you can enjoy it all in one day!

Universal Studios Restaurants & Food Guide

Where to Eat a Meal at Universal Studios Hollywood

French Street Bistro

No need to travel around the world to enjoy a taste of France. Head over to the french quarter where just below the Moulin Rouge Wind Mill you can find the French Street Bistro. Grab a delicious meal and a comfortable spot to enjoy gourmet sandwiches, fresh pastries, and Starbucks specialty drinks.

Gru’s Lab Cafe

If you are traveling with your little Minions make your way to Super Silly Funland and partake in El Macho’s Nachos at Gru’s Lab Cafe or grab a tasty Asian salad topped with crispy Udon noodles. Be sure to finish the meal with a Minion’s Favorites—a freeze ray banana slushy or a Banana Chocolate Shake.

Universal Studios Hollywood Food Guide

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Three Broomsticks & Hog’s Head

All Muggle-born and Pure-bloods alike will take delight in a meal at the Three Broomsticks.The attention to detail in the dining room is not be missed. Do not let the “queue” dissuade you—it moves very quickly. Take a glance at the adorable menus, which look like The Daily Prophet. Once you enter the restaurant, there are models of the menu items to help you decide. If you are dining as a family try The Great Feast to share between 3-4 people. It is a good assortment including roasted chicken, BBQ spareribs, potatoes, corn on the cob, and a salad. Do not forget you can add your Butterbeer to your order or a nice cold glass of Pumpkin Juice from Hog’s Head (or parents can add beer, wine, or mixed drinks as well!). I highly recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert—an English staple in sweet treats!

Tip: Don’t love waiting in line? Eat at the Three Broomsticks for Breakfast for less people and an AMAZING English Breakfast!

New for Summer 2018

Enjoy Butterbeer Ice Cream! Butterbeer is the true go-to item for all Potterheads. Ice cream is the new addition to an already amazing line up (butterbeer fudge, frozen butterbeer, and hot butterbeer). This summer is sure to be delicious!

Go to our Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to see tips on how to avoid lines and get your Butterbeer ASAP!

Universal Studios Hollywood Food Guide

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Krusty Burger & Moe’s Tavern

Krusty Burger is another iconic place to grab a meal for the family. Here you will find a selection of burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs including the Krusty Burger, Clogger Burger, and the Sideshow Bob Foot Long. Wash it all down with a tasty Buzz Cola. There is plenty of seating in the restaurant and in the Moe’s Pub next door. Take a moment to pop into Moe’s Tavern to try a real Duff’s Beer or a Flaming Moe; these fizzy orange drinks make a delicious photo opportunity!

Cletus’ Chicken Shack & Luigi’s Pizza

At Cletus’ Chicken Shack, you’ll find lots of fried chicken goodness including the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. Take a risk and try the Chicken Thumbs! Another Springfield favorite, Luigi’s Pizza, serves up personal pizzas that are perfect to grab and go. Gluten-free pizza options are available.

Where to Grab a Snack

Universal Tower Snack Bar

Something very unique at Universal Studios is its Universal Tower Snack Bar. Here you can pick up snacks to bring throughout the property. In addition to cold drinks and bags of snacks, you can pick up some hot options like a Jumbo Turkey Leg!

Despicable Delights

Snacks, sweets, and drinks are readily available at the Despicable Delights snack shop. Chocolate Dipped Banana, Churros, and FLUFFY cotton candy are just a few of the delights waiting in Super Silly Funland!

Starbucks

Starbucks is also a great option when looking for a trusted coffee or to grab a snack. Here you can find pastries, protein packs, or hot snacks. The Starbucks on the upper lever is also a great place to have a seat. Bring your charger because electrical plugs are in great supply! If you find yourself on the lower level and not up for the fast paced rides, Starbucks is always the perfect way to pass the time.

Where to Treat Yourself

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Studio Scoop

I recently came across a new and truly artistic treat on the lower lot. This tasty ice cream masterpiece is called the Red Carpet and can be found at the Studio Scoop! It is topped with whipped cream, fruity cereal, and chocolate covered strawberries. I’d make the escalator trip to the lower lot just for this dessert!

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Lard Lad Donuts

Lard Lad Donuts offers some of the largest donuts I have ever seen! Grab one of Homer’s favorite donuts. OK, any donut is his favorite, but these giant options are large enough for the entire family to enjoy! You can also find delicious D’oh-Nut Sundaes. These hot fudge sundae are stuffed between two slices of sprinkled donuts and topped with whipped cream!

Hello Kitty

The Hello Kitty counter has some delicious treats served up in the cutest way. Stop into the Animation Studio Store near the Main Entrance for a Sanrio surprise. While you are there checkout all the adorable Hello Kitty merch!

What to Bring Home

Universal Studios Hollywood Food Guide

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A favorite stop just before leaving is Honeyduke’s in Hogsmeade. Here you will find a delicious assortment of candies and sweets including a Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans! Check out the cold case for holiday themed confections.

Universal City Walk is another great place to grab a treat on your way home. Voodoo Doughnuts makes a delicious souvenir for your friends waiting at home. If you stick to the candy covered doughnuts I have found them to last 2 days…I am not ashamed that I know this first hand! Also, located in City Walk,  It’Sugar! – full of unique candies that are great for travel and can give you a reminder of your great trip to Universal.

With so many fun opportunities to partake in movie magic, your meals should not be excluded. Take time to pick the perfect location for your dining experiences and don’t forget to soak up the fun of being transported into your favorite movies!

Wondering where to find all these fantastic eateries? Take a look at our Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood for a break down of the park. Heading to Universal Hollywood with kids? Don’t go without checking out these 12 tips For Universal Hollywood with Kids of All Ages

 

About the author

Elizabeth Bickford is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts. She's also is a mother of two little girls aged 6 and 4. They take pleasure in living in beautiful Southern California. As a family they enjoy traveling and taking time to explore as a family. They enjoy sharing their discoveries and providing insights on places to go and activities to try. Find her at My SoCal Travels

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