It's connected to the Confisco Grille and made us really excited to return. Menus. Why such an award-winning, fan favorite isn't open later hours for dinner is beyond me. Universal Orlando Dining & Restaurants Universal Orlando Dining Tips and Recommendations; Universal Dining Plans Universal offers a couple of dining plan options that allow you to pre-pay for some meals at select dining locations at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.Guests can also purchase a souvenir cup that works with the Coca-Cola freestyle machines. take home souvenir glassMythos Signature Potion of the Gods - Malibu, Captain Morgan, Triple Sec, Razzmatazz, orange, cranberry & pineapple juices with a float of Bacardi 151Razz Lemonade - Pinnacle Citrus vodka, Razzmatazz, sour mix and a splash of Sprite in a sugared rim glass.Blue Margarita - Jose Cuervo tequila, Blue Curacao and sour mix.Strawberry Shortcake - Strawberry and Ice Cream Oasis with Disaronno Amaretto.Zeus Colada - Pina Colada and Ice Cream Oasis with Midori melon.MartinisMythos Martini - $7.75Malibu, Midori, Peachtree Schnapps, sour mix and a float of Chambord.Cosmopolitian - $8Pinnacle Citrus vodka with a splash of Grand Marnier, cranberry juice and a twist of lemon.WinesA variety of red, white and sparkling wines available by glass or bottle.Red Wine Sangria Spritzer - $6A refreshing blend of Red Wine, pineapple juice, triple sec, grenadine and garnished with freshly sliced oranges.Draft BeerMiller Lite, Yuengling, Coors Light, Sam Adams, Blue Moon, HeinekenBottled BeerMiller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Light, Corona, Heineken LightPour Quality AverageFood We dined here for New Year's Eve a few years ago, and after reading all the hype of the place, we were moderately disapointed with the food. Below you'll find menus and reviews for each restaurant, bar and snack carts that offers up a cold beer or cocktail. Travel Tools from The Unofficial Guide™ Team Shopping at Islands of Adventure is as unique of an experience as the rides themselves. Universal S Islands Of Adventure Parc Studio. Entrance tickets currently cost US$164.99, while a popular guided tour starts around US$259.99 per person. Also, during peak times of the year, you may find extra temporary beer carts in queues and other spots throughout the park. One of the busiest days of the year, and we never waited longer than 20 minutes! Open during the peak seasons at 11am for lunch and dinner. Draft Beer Bud Light, Yuengling, Stella Artois, London Pride, Tennent's, Bass, Guinness, Boddingtons, Strongbow, Hog's Head AlePub Blends  Have you been to the Rose & Crown Pub at Epcot and enjoyed one of their pub blends? We're willing to give it another shot in the future. There are only 4 tables (each seating 4) that aren't reserved for diners of Three Broomsticks. Starbucks Coffee: This is the only Starbucks in Islands of Adventure, so grab your Starbucks fix here. rus vodka, Razzmatazz, sour mix and a splash of Sprite in a sugared rim glass. There is a spacious outdoor seating area that gives a expansive view over the lagoon of the rest of the park. Minor spoiler alert about the ride mechanism - imagine Spiderman but with Sum of All Fears Kuka Arms mounted to the cars. The Adventure Begins! Here's a picture of a Mai Tai and a Rum Runner. Be sure to check the links on the left for special events and more resort informationLatest Monthly Annual Passholder Discounts  |  Cocktail & Beer Reviews  |  Happy Hour. Seagrams 7, Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, Brandy, Peach Schnapps, Latest Monthly Annual Passholder Discounts, Beer Selection and Prices at Snack Carts and Counter Service Restaurants in Islands of Adventure. Specialty Slushes - $7.75Strawberry, Pina ColadaDraft BeerHeineken, Blue MoonPour Quality PoorFood Chips, pretzels & churros.Atmosphere Nothing special to look at here. Universal's Islands of Adventure admission prices can vary. The beer has a smooth, well balanced flavor and a slightly creamy mouth-feel. The biggest other surprises about it, 1. pumpkin puree was one of the top ingredients listed, 2. it was pulpy. Hog's Head Brew and Miller Lite are available at the restaurant. Please drink responsibly and know your limit. Updated 3/2014. It does get rather noisy too with the lack of fabrics and dividing walls. Universal's Aventura Hotel And you can't miss the bar's namesake - the Hog right in the middle behind the bar. Universal did a great job making it feel authentically dirty and grimy - even the beer tap handles are realistically aged to look like they've been there for decades. While liquor is available, the mixers you have to choose from are assorted fruit juices, tonic, soda water and sweet & sour.Prices All Import Draft Beers are 20oz. Open daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. Many restaurants and food locations cook with trans-fat-free oil. Tucked away beside Confisco Grille™ you’ll find an oasis in the form of this tropical watering hole. People always miss this area, and it’s beautiful, with lots of lush plants. See all 4 Universal's Islands of Adventure tickets and tours on Tripadvisor Enter a random 3-digit code and hit enter, and you'll be surprised by a song! We stopped over at a new favorite watering hole for us, the backwater bar. After giving the stuff on top a taste, I'm fairly certain that it's whipped cream without an accelerant to make it frothy but with a little extra stabilizer, like soy lecithin, to help it hold bubbles for a mysteriously long time. Reservations Reservations. Top 5 Restaurants At Universal Orlando. It is usually not to busy and has a larger menu than most Islands of Adventure restaurants. Backwater Bar. It's also connected to the arcade next door. Below you'll find menus and reviews for each restaurant, bar and snack carts that offers up a cold beer or cocktail. The atmosphere is decent for a theme park restaurant, interesting decor. Note to anyone from Universal that's reading this, could you please at least swing a decent pour in an $8 slush?Updated 3/2014. They're crispy and crunchy and have very little flavor besides the cheese, mexican spice or BBQ.Once you get over the fact that you're eating bugs these are actually a lot like potato chips. During peak seasons they will be removing the hard liquor so they can turn over butterbeer pours faster. Some of the props behind the bar are supposedly the real thing, actually used in the movies. Best Restaurants in Islands of Adventure If the park closes at 6pm (like it does outside the summer and holidays), many restaurants will only be open from 11am to 4pm. The only "catch" in my mind is that they're a little addictive and crazy expensive at $2 a box. Confisco Grille at Islands of Adventure has a "backwater … Our food took almost 30 … The list above is only a summary of the current ride refurbishments, openings, and closings at Islands of Adventure. Reservation line: 407-224-4012Specialty Drinks - $14.95 Served in a Signature 24oz. Every sip was like licking the underside of an old bar table. If you didn't know better, you'd think you just stepped into an old-world English-style pub – with a twist. Located at the Port of Entry, full-service bar with specialty drinks, Happy Hour & beer.Specialty Drinks Grasshopper- $8Creme de Cacao, creme de menthe, vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate curls.Southern Slammer - $9Southern Comfort, Amaretto, grenadine, freshly squeezed orange juice.Islander - $8 Malibu coconut rum, banana liqueur, peach schnapps, pineapple juice and raspberries.Rum Runner - $9Bacardi rum, Myers's Dark rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, sour mix, pineapple, cherry and orange juice.The Peach - $8 Bacardi Peach Red, Pinnacle Orange vodka, Sprite, cranberry and pineapple juice.Port of Entry - $8.50Bacardi rum, Russian Standard vodka, Gin, Midori liqueur, Sprite and sour mix.Strawberry Daiquiri - $9Bacardi Limon rum, strawberry mix, fresh lemon.Martinis & CocktailsBerrytini - $9Pinnacle Blueberry vodka, Pinnacle Raspberry vodka, Sprite, sour mix, raspberries and blueberries.Cosmopolitan - $8Russian Standard vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, lemon twist.Classic Vodka Martini - $8Ketel One vodka, extra dry vermouth, stuffed blue cheese olives.Ocean Side - $9Bacardi rum, Stoli Vanilla vodka, Malibu coconut rum, cream of coconut, toasted coconut.Confisco's Margarita - $9Cuervo Gold tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, fresh squeezed lime juice.Mojito Traditonal - $9Bacardi rum, fresh mint, lime juice, sugar water, soda.Lynchburg Lemonade - $9Jack Daniel's bourbon, triple sec, sour mix, Sprite.Navigator's Bloody Mary - $9Russian Standard vodka, tomato and olive juice, celery, fresh ground black pepper and garnishes.Draft BeerBudweiser, Bud Light, Yuengling, Shock Top, Sam Adams, HeinekenBottled BeerBud, Bud Light, Coors Light - $5Amstel Light, Corona, Newcastle, Heineken Light - $6.50Anchor Steam, Sam Adams Seasonal - $6.50WineA short list of red and white wines availble by glass and bottle, ranging from $5 - $38.SangriaBurgundy wine, apricot and cherry brandy and fruit juices.Pitcher - $16Half Pitcher - $11Glass - $6Pour Quality Poor on mixed drinks.  -. Also a great spot to just sit & relax for a bit. HHB is a deep golden Scottish Ale that's heavy on the bitter hops flavors, similar to a Killians. The beer selections vary by cart, and at any given time a cart that previously had beer available may not. (I've heard from a good source that he responds to tips. Cathy’s Ice Cream. The most amazing piece of this world class facility is now open. Good place to catch your team play while at the park. Fresh Brews, Butterbeer ™, And More. Draft BeerMiller Lite, Budweiser, Blue MoonWineChardonnay, White Zinfandel, MerlotFood Pizza, Ribs, Sandwiches, Salads, etc.Atmosphere One of the lushest, most Jurassic Park themed restaurant in the land. Unfortunately, it was person-to-person filled. Drink Recipes are trade secrets of their respective locations. Captain America Diner. This is one of the "sit down" restaurants located in Universals Islands of Adventure. Chill Ice Cream. Tried his brew? Open during peak seasons at 11am for lunch and dinner. Once the weather cools down a little you can relax on the large outdoor patio behind the restaurant with lots of shaded seating and a great view of the castle and lagoon. Trans-Fat-Free Options: Universal Orlando Resort offers healthy and delicious dining options for you and your family while you visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Unless you got food, go wander into the Jurassic Park Discovery Center to get some A/C, as you walk towards the stairs to see the hatchery and full-size dinos, stop and take a look around. Table Service First off, as you probably already know, it's available from a tap that's fed by a keg, like a real beer, or frozen, like a slush. and sent it back for a Miller Lite instead. Interesting menu variety (although I think because of COVID there are more limited options than usual). Hog's Head Brew is made locally by Florida Beer Company. Back in the old days this area out front served as prime seating for the nighttime fireworks display in the lagoon. Get full access to the UOR Crowd Calendar, Lines Mobile App, Touring Plans and More! That's probably enough to buy an entire bottle of that stuff. Right next door you can grab a cocktail at Backwater Bar. Frozen Butterbeer comes out of a slushie machine and is similar to a frozen vanilla cappuccino. Confisco Grille. Daily Happy Hour from 4-7PM. Located in Jurassic Park, you'll find this walk-up counter with food, beer and picnic table seating nearby. Need another reason to try them? Hate that I called out the Disney "fanboys"? Or how about that America is one of only a handful of countries on Earth that doesn't consider bugs a normal part of its diet? Upon arriving at Hogsmeade™ Station at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you can explore the charming village of Hogsmeade™, complete with its own lineup of themed rides, shopping, dining and entertainment — including the all-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™! They've also got their own specialty beer. for $7.50, Domestic $7Pour Quality AverageFood Sit down to a feast next door at the Three Broomsticks. Universal did a great job making it feel authentically dirty and grimy - even the beer tap handles are realistically aged to look like they've been there for decades. Adventure Island is a seasonal park. Draft beers and mixed drinks are refreshing on the outdoor patio, and the indoor tables are the perfect place to relax and take in a game on the flat screen TV. The small boxes contain about 15 meal worms and come in your choice of cheddar cheese, mexican or BBQ. The good news is that even when the restaurant is closed, you can still get to part of the patio to enjoy the view.Updated 3/2014. The bar and restaurant are connected, but employees are "guarding" the dining area and won't let you pass between the two - you have to go outside and enter through the main restaurant entrance. Articles Related to Backwater Bar: Universal Dining: Backwater Bar. Updated 4/2014Thoughts on Wizarding WorldThis new land is really something. Throughout Islands of Adventure you will come across numerous snack & beverage carts that sell a variety of alcoholic beverages. Note to anyone from Universal that's reading this, could you please at least swing a decent pour in an $8 slush? Some of the props behind the bar are supposedly the real thing, actually used in the movies. and since it dumps you out into the gift shop, how about trying those mealworms on the way out? The outdoor Lone Palm Airport features a full menu and bar under the wing of Jimmy Buffett’s own seaplane, the Hemisphere Dancer. Green Eggs & Ham Cafe. The slush is topped with the same whipped cream topping as is used on the tap Butterbeer.Pumpkin JuiceI also got my hands on the surprisingly good (and surprisingly expensive) Pumpkin Juice. Islands of Adventure Dining Menus. . Since we mentioned pictures, let's go ahead and agree on a JP dino pic rule. Moose Juice, Goose Juice Book same-day tickets or months in advance. London Pride has done something special for me that I won't soon forget, it's set a new low for how bad beer can be. Stick with beer here.Food You can order limited food from the connecting restaurant Confisco Grille and eat at the bar, or at one of a few tables.Happy Hour Draft BeerBudweiser, Bud Light - $3.75Yuengling - $4.25Shock Top - $4.50Heineken - $6.50Sangria - $3.75Burgundy wine, apricot and cherry brandy, fruit juice.CocktailsSingle Wells - $4.25Double Wells - $6.75ReviewSadly, the bartenders at this location either don't like a drink with much alcohol or have a prude of a manager watching every move like a hawk. Copyright 2018 PartyThroughTheParks.com. Staff was nice and... professional, seemed relatively knowledgeable about the menu options. Small stand located in the Lost Continent. Cinnabon. Universal's Volcano Bay Draft BeerBudweiser, Bud Light, Sam Adams SeasonalFood Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads, etc.Atmosphere Well, let's just say this isn't one of those places where you're eating here for the atmosphere. Universal Studios Florida Cafe 4. The Boddington kegs are hooked up to a nitrogen tank, just like Guinness, so it does the same "building" after it's poured. Tell us what you thought or just air your grievance in the comments!Don't miss our own Specialty Cocktail Creations using Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice!Here is the Main Course Menu over at the adjoining Three Broomsticks Restaurant. Here's the shocker, they're actually delicious! Bottled BeerCoors Light, Smirnoff Ice, Miller Lite, HeinekenFood Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads, etc.Atmosphere More interesting and themed than the neighboring Cafe 4, but the best spot is the patio seating in the back. Don't get me wrong, I love Disney parks, but this land is so impressive, so over the top that it makes the Disney parks look the 15 - 40 years old that they are. Cocktails, beer, appetizers. So, what's our take on Butterbeer? Hop on Pop Ice Cream. Croissant Moon Bakery. While the picky eater can find something to enjoy, their menu boasts more exotic and unique dishes you wouldn't normally find in a theme park. Islands Of Adventure Theme Park Dining Full Service Restaurants: Mythos Restaurant (Lunch/Dinner) DIS Recommended Mythos is billed as "the best theme park restaurant in the world" according to ThemeParkInsider.com While Mythos is a good restaurant, calling it the "best theme park restaurant in the world" is a bit of a stretch. Come on, you're on vacation! Copyright ©2020 TouringPlans.com. It's far more immersive than any other theme park area and it really shows you the direction theme parks are going in the future. While it's not exactly my favorite type of beer, I'd say that review may be a bit on the harsh side. Not much to look at. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Now it makes a great location to get away from the crowds and sip a cocktail in peace, just you and the Hulk roaring over your shoulder every 30 seconds. Finding a seat at the bar is rare as it gets very crowded during anything but off-peak times. There are more than 50 places to get food in the park (between restaurants, food counters, and food carts), but you may find better (and equally priced) food in the adjacent CityWalk . Frozen Drinks in Lost Continent. Hold down the logo for about 5-10 seconds, and then when you take your finger off, a keypad will pop up. Universal Islands of Adventure ™ Islands of Adventure was built in 1999, and it is the newer of the two Universal Orlando Resort™ theme parks. Enjoy drink specials, live rock entertainment and a chance to win prizes. Universal's Islands of Adventure Trust us.Updated 3/2014. And now, every Thursday, don't miss Margaritaville's Locals' Night! It can get hot here in the summer so it's best enjoyed during cooler months. Comic Strip Cafe. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls is a log flume ride at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida inspired by the Dudley Do-Right character created by cartoonists Jay Ward and Alex Anderson.Opened on May 28, 1999, it is one of the park's original attractions. Park Map Park Map. Go over and watch the talking fountain or browse the unique gift shops.Review Smaller than other similarly priced frozen drinks. All On-site Hotels The two nicest restaurants inside Islands of Adventure are Mythos Restaurant and the Confisco Grille. Great place to get away from the crowds for a bit. Table & Counter Service, Universal's Islands of Adventure Market Wine Tour at Busch GardensDiagon Alley Beer Selection, The Adventure Begins! After giving the stuff on top a taste, I'm fairly certain that it's whipped cream without an accelerant to make it frothy but with a little extra stabilizer, like soy lecithin, to help it hold bubbles for a mysteriously long time. Ale To the Chief. Universal's Islands of Adventure Dining Subscribe Now: 1 Full Year for Only $7.95! Cocktails and appetizers, but you can also order off the menu of Confisco Grille. Throughout Islands of Adventure you'll find several places to grab a cold one while enjoying a day at the park. The topping gives it a unique creamy head that holds large spooky bubbles for a long time. Remember the T-Rex tearing down a sign as he topples a T-Rex skeleton? You may want to wait to grab a bite here until after riding the neighboring rollercoaster, The Hulk. Subscribe Now: 1 Full Year for Only $7.95! Universal's Islands of Adventure admission prices can vary. in Port of Entry. Entrance tickets currently cost $164.99, while a popular guided tour starts around $259.99 per person. Hog’s Head. Stop by for a pint of liquid courage before taking that Forbidden Journey with Harry. Need a dumb fact while you dine? Find your way to slides, pools, restaurants, shops and more with the park map. Jurassic Park River Adventure opened in Orlando in 1999, in Hollywood in 1996 and Japan in 2001, here's the interesting fact, the $150,000,000 production cost, that's $20 million more than the original movie cost to make, make it the most expensive ride ever made and it still holds its record nearly 15 years after openning. Located at the Port of Entry, full-service bar with specialty drinks, Happy Hour & beer. Food Stand or Cart Hey, dinosaurs like to drink too.Draft Beer Miller Lite, Bud Light, Heineken, Yuengling, Sam Adams SeasonalBottled BeerHeineken, Miller Lite, Coors Light, FostersWine Chardonnay & Merlot - $6Frozen Beverages - $7.75Strawberry, Pina Colada, Margarita & Blue RaspberrySpecialty - $7.95Predator on the RocksMidori, Malibu, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Sweet & SourTop Shelf MargaritaCuervo Gold, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Grand Marnier, Sweet & SourLong Island Iced TeaKetel One vodka, Bacardi rum, Gin, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, CokeRum RunnerMalibu, Myers's Dark rum, Raspberry Liquor, Pineapple Juice, and Orange JuiceMai TaiMyers's Dark rum, Cruzan Mango, Amaretto, Pineapple Juice and GrenadineOther liquors Available: Seagrams 7, Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, Brandy, Peach SchnappsPour Quality Above Average  Food Chicken Wings, Chili, Hot Dog, Nachos, chips, pretzelsAtmosphere Walk-up counter bar, no interior seating. Fire Eater’s Grill. A young lady that ordered one next to me took one sip and exclaimed "Ewww, it tastes like rust!" Neither have alcohol so they're perfect for the children or the thirsty teatotaler. It's easily the best non-roller coaster ride I've ever been on. Make your own Pumpkin Juice at home - check out our recipe here, along with some alcoholic cocktails using the concotion. Stone floors and wood beams create the perfect setting to kick back and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you trade tales of your day’s adventures. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ This ride is motion based and takes guests through scenes and environments in and around Hogwarts Castle from the Har r y Potter series. Usually only open during peak times of year.Bottled Beer Miller Lite, Heineken, FostersFood Pizzas, salads & meatball subs.Atmosphere Not much to look at but there are some picnic tables, shade and restrooms nearby. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at this counter-service restaurant. The bartender compared it to a chardonnay. at Snack Carts & Counter Service Restaurants20oz. See Pizza Predatoria’s atmosphere review for recommendations. The Hog's Head Pub also had another beer I've never seen, London Pride. comes out of a slushie machine and is similar to a frozen vanilla cappuccino. Now that you've got an interesting fact about the ride you're nearly forced to ride it . This site is for adults of legal drinking age. It's frighteningly lifelike, especially when he moves his head, snorts & puffs at patrons. You'll find an ATM back here too.Review The bar has ten beers on tap, from the very light Miller Lite, to the stand a spoon in it thick Guinness. Here's some good news, they've got one of my favorite uncommon beers on tap, Boddington's Pub Ale. Back in the old days this area out front served as prime seating for the nighttime fireworks display in the lagoon. Many of the full-service and quick-service restaurants in Islands of Adventure close one hour before the rest of the park. (By the way, the Forbidden Journey ride is AMAZING. Tell us what you thought or just air your grievance in the comments! . Even Honeydukes, the candy store, had a hundred people waiting in an organized line with an attendant monitoring entry, I bet it was 45 minutes long. Plenty of indoor seating with a nice big patio with a panoramic view of the lagoon in the back. Have you visited the Hog yet? Backwater Bar in Islands of Adventure Tucked away in a corner between Port of Entry and Seuss Landing, the Backwater Bar is a favorite of locals when visiting the park. They have a few of those same beers on tap here. This site is not affiliated in any way with The Walt Disney Co., Universal Orlando Resort or SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Blondie’s. Be sure to read all of the individual restaurant posts for their beer options.Prices & Selections as of 3/2014. House Specialties. Get one & keep walking. Confisco Grille and Backwater Bar – hours and reservations Both Confisco Grille and Backwater Bar are open daily for lunch and dinner, with hours subject to change. Butterbeer from the tap is extremely similar to a cream soda - so similar in fact that I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between it and an A&W. Now it makes a great location to get away from the crowds and sip a cocktail in peace, just you and the Hulk roaring over your shoulder every 30 seconds. Draft• Budweiser - $6.25  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $8.25  |  Refills - $6.25• Bud Light - $6.25  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $8.25  |  Refills - $6.25• Blue Moon - $7  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $9.50  |  Refills - $7• Heineken - $7.50  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $10  |  Refills - $7.50• Miller Lite - $6.25  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $8.25  |  Refills - $6.25• Yuengling - $6.75  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $9.25  |  Refills - $6.75• Sam Adams Seasonal - $7  |  Souvenir Pilsner - $9.50  | Refills - $7, Bottles• Coors Light - $6.25• Corona - $6.75• Foster's - $7.75• Heineken - $6.75• Miller Lite - $6.25• Smirnoff Ice - $6.25Looking for a Cider? See the menu photos at the bottom of this post.Atmosphere If you didn't know better, you'd think you just stepped into an old-world English-style pub – with a twist. We highly recommend the Rum Runner here. Does it look familiar? bottle of what can only be described as pumpkin pie without the troublesome chewing.