Making Dining Reservations at the Universal Orlando Resort is not as easy as you might expect!
Especially if you are used to making dining reservations at Orlando’s other big theme park destination.
A Frustrating Guest Experience
Where Disney World has their website with a link in the main menu to make reservations, their app which mirrors the website as far as reservations go, and one number to call for dining reservations. You can put in a date and time and see what dining locations are available property wide.
At Universal Orlando make it difficult to even find their dining reservations page on their website, Once you do find it you can’t just put in a date and time to see what is available. You have to click on the link for each individual restaurant to check there.
The links on Universal’s Dining Reservations Page take you to one of five different third party websites to check for and make your reservations! There is no single phone number, there are also five different numbers to call for reservations depending on the restaurant.
Universal’s app does not have links for reservations, it only has reservation phone numbers on each restaurants page!
Making a Dining Reservation
Your first challenge will be to find where to begin making your reservation. The reservations page on the Universal website is not prominent, it takes work to find!
So click this link to their Dining Reservations Page and save it for use while at Universal. I recommend you use this link instead of trying to use their app, it will be much easier!
Another option is to save this page as I’ll have all the links below.
On the page you’ll see tabs for Theme Park Dining, Hotel Dining, and Universal CityWalk Dining. Each restaurant will have a “Reserve Now” link button and a phone number to call to make reservations.
Why So Complex?
Universal Orlando has a lot to improve on in this important guest service area!
In the mean time, below are the websites and phone numbers that Universal’s restaurants use for dining reservations.
(407) 224-FOOD (3663)
(407) 224-FOOD (3663)
- Big Fire
- Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
- Bob Marley—A Tribute to Freedom
- NBC Sports Grill & Brew
- Pat O’Brien’s
- Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen
- VIVO Italian Kitchen
- Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
(407) 503-DINE (3463)
- Mama Della’s Ristorante
- Trattoria del Porto
- The Kitchen
- Islands Dining Room
- Jake’s American Bar
- Amatista Cookhouse
- Strong Water Tavern
See how complex it is?
And as I mentioned, you can’t see what’s available, you have to individually check each restaurant!
Keeping Track of Your Dining Reservations
Unlike the other Orlando theme park destination, at Universal Orlando you’ll need to keep track of all the email confirmations that you receive from the different reservation websites. There is no place on the Universal website or app where you can see them all consolidated together. You’ll need to make a list to remember what reservations that you have made.
Over to you
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