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Restauraunts

Universal City Walk offers an excellent selection of dining and experiences. If you are staying at a Universal hotel, you can ride complementary transportation to the City Walk. Reserve online or call 407.224.3663.

Here are some of the foodie favorites:

Bigfire

American, open-fire cooking

The Cowfish

Burgers and sushi

Hard Rock Café Orlando

Classic American cuisine

Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom

Jamaican-influenced appetizers, entrees, and desserts

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

Margaritaville

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel also offers great restaurants. Here is a list of the most notable ones:

Bice Ristorante

Mama Della’s Ristorante

Trattoria del Porto

Theme Parks

Universal Orlando Resort

  • Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • If you are staying at a Universal hotel, you can take one of the complementary transportation options to the park (shuttle, waterways, or walkways).
  • If you are staying at the Portofino, you can use your room key for the Express Pass within the parks. You will still need to purchase a ticket to enter the parks.

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Approx. 12-minute drive

SeaWorld Orlando

  • Approx. 15-minute drive

Shopping & Activities

Universal City Walk

  • Restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and more. There are movie theaters and mini golf on premises.
  • Free parking after 6pm, no entrance fee
  • Approx. 6-minute drive
  • If you are staying at a Universal hotel, a complimentary shuttle will take you to City Walk

Disney Springs

  • Dining, shopping, & entertainment. Connected to Disney’s complementary ferry system
  • Free parking and admission 
  • Approx. 15-minute drive

Disney’s Boardwalk

  • Free entertainment, located within walking distance of EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Connected to Disney’s complimentary ferry system
  • Free admission
  • Approx. 20-minute drive

The Mall at Millenia

  • Approx. 5-minute drive

Transportation within Universal

If you are staying in a Universal Studios hotel, there are waterways, roads, and walking paths that connect several sections of Universal Orlando Resort. Guests can get around easily with complimentary water taxis and shuttle services. Shuttle services run every 15 minutes to the Universal City Walk and the Universal theme parks. This service starts 1 hour before the parks open and ends once everyone is out of Universal City Walk.

Other Resources

Urgent Care Clinic

CareSpot Urgent Care – Orlando South Orange

  • 2323 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32806
  • Phone: 407.418.9999
  • Approx. 15-minute drive
Pharmacy

Walgreens

  • 5501 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Phone: 407.248.0315
  • Approx. 8-minute walk
Grocery Stores

Publix Super Market at Kirkman Oaks Shopping Center

  • 4606 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811
  • Approx. 13-minute drive

Whole Foods Market

  • 8003 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Approx. 18-minute drive
Office Retail Store

Office Depot

  • 7600 Dr. Philips Blvd Bay 158, The Marketplace at Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Approx. 20-minute drive
Department Store

Walmart

  • 2500 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando
  • Approx. 17-minute drive