A wide variety of restaurants can be found in City Walk at Universal Orlando, including Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, Pastamore, NASCAR Cafe and much more. Parking is $14 during the day and $5 after 6PM (except during holidays or special events, such as Halloween Horror Nights). Much choice can also be found in Downtown Disney, including Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Wolfgang Puck Cafe. Orlando has a wide variety of foods including American, French, Italian, Chinese, and much more. Downtown Orlando restaurants are some of the best.Consider visiting one of the culturally and ethnic diverse restaurants located in Disney’s Epcot Center. Their Canadian steakhouse is world-famous, and if you are looking for something unique, visiting Morocco is highly advised. Stick around for the nightly fireworks show, starting at 9pm sharp.Some great family eating suggestions (all are baby friendly) include:
T-REX Café -The newest themed-dining addition to Downtown Disney, T-REX is a time machine to an interactive prehistoric environment. Life-size animatronic dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and aquariums will entertain toddlers. Between bites of delicious Layers of the Earth Lasagna or the Gigantosaurus Burger, families will be mesmerized by all the creatures found among cascading waterfalls, bubbling geysers and a fossil dig site.
NBA City- Universal CityWalk ‘s NBA City evokes the classic basketball arenas of the 1940s and 50s, serving excellent American fare. NBA City offers some of the best sandwiches and pizzas in CityWalk with a fun atmosphere that kids love.
The Flying Fish Café – The tranquil and atmospheric setting of Disney’s Boardwalk makes a perfect ‘New England’ setting for Disney’s upscale Flying Fish Cafe. As one of the very few Disney World Restaurants that leans slightly towards a ‘smart casual’ dress code, the Flying Fish Cafe’s allows the whole family to treat themselves. With a menu that naturally follows the oceanic theme, there’s nothing but choice for seafood lovers. The oak-grilled fish dishes include a Fragrantly-spiced Costa Rican Day Boat Mahi Mahi. Land food lovers and vegetarians won’t be disappointed either despite the limited options at hand. What’s on the menu is most definitely, very worthy of your choice.
Rainforest Café – Rainforest Café is a chain of family friendly restaurants which kids will love! The menu features crowd-pleasers like burgers, pastas, and exotic salads, but tropical treats like the chocolate-y Sparkling Volcano will really wow the whole family. With two locations, one at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the other in Downtown Disney, the lush tropical rain forest comes to life through a combination of animated wildlife and special effects.
The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill & Griddle House – This distinctive restaurant brings a whole new experience to a family breakfast out. Kids become culinary artists as they create their own pancakes on the personal griddles at each table from pitchers of homemade pancake batter. This makes for a fun and creative family experience that couldn’t be easier. Specialty toppings like bananas, peanut butter, pecans and apples are also available.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – This is one of the best places on International Drive and is part of a small chain, Maggiano’s is the epitome of a good American style Italian restaurant. The service and food (especially the pasta dishes) are fantastic and dishes are very freshly prepared to order. The appetizers are huge, so choose carefully amongst a group, or you won’t have room for the entrée. The stuffed mushrooms are delicious as appetisers but the chicken and pepper flatbreads are also great to share.
Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbeque – A famous Orlando favorite, this finger-lickin’ food is served in five Orlando locations. The BBQ options from chicken to sliced pork sandwiches come in kid servings too. With all the southern sides you could ask for and even homemade desserts, Bubbalou’s was named one of America’s top barbeque restaurants by Zagat’s Restaurant Survey, and publications like Southern Living and USA Today.