Mythos Restaurant at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure was named the world’s best theme park restaurant for six years running. And, they just won again at the 2011 Foodie Awards. This unique restaurant is located in the area of the lost city of Atlantis, and is one of only 2 full-service restaurants inside the park. The exterior of towering rock formations with carved ancient figures, and cascading waterfalls set the mood for this dining experience. Inside, you’ll enjoy the cavernous interior in what appears to be an enchanted cave, the walls of which morph from rocky surfaces to mystical faces and even into voluptuous bodies. And, there’s an outdoor seating area with a spectacular view of the park’s sea and islands.
The menu consists of an eclectic assortment of food, ranging from hamburgers to sushi. The gourmet cuisine includes blueberry and pistachio crusted grilled pork, cedar planked Bay of Fundy salmon, and imported pasta. Mouth-watering desserts and a full wine list are also available, as well as a separate children’s menu. A full-service lunch is served daily. The food is great, prices reasonable, and atmosphere pleasant.
Universal does offer a dining pass deal, which allows guests to enter the park to dine at the restaurant without paying for admission. Here’s how it works: go to the guest services window and tell them you’d like to dine at Mythos. They’ll ask for a photo id and a credit card. They’ll ring up a charge ticket for the full park admission and give you a pass to enter the park and go to the restaurant. When you’re finished, you present the pass and proof that you purchased a meal at Mythos and they tear up your credit slip. They give you about 2 ½ hours. So, that’s a great way to enjoy the restaurant even if you are not visiting the theme park, enjoy!
$-$$, casual dress, contemporary cuisine, full bar, Reservations suggested, open daily for lunch and Pre-early bird dinner until 4:00
Service Type: Full Service
Price Range: From $10 to $18
Reservations accepted: Call Universal’s Islands of Adventure Reservations at 407-224-4012.