So, where to dine when you're at Universal? First let's get specific. For this 10Best list's purposes, Universal is defined as the entire 840-acre Universal Orlando Resort: its multiple theme parks, its on-site hotel properties and its Universal CityWalk entertainment complex. As you can imagine, choosing a dining venue in a place this vast can be daunting. Lucky for us, we live here. And we know eating at the parks isn't one-size-fits all. Some people want fine dining and others kid-friendly. And pretty much everyone likes to keep at least one eye on the budget. For enthusiasts who want to do as much as possible, sit-down meals are less of a concern than the best venues to get in, get out and get back on the roller coasters. Whether your tastes run more toward chic enclaves like Emeril's Tchoup Chop or the Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, family-friendly, pub-like surrounds like those at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, painstakingly themed wonderlands like Three Broomsticks at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade or the phenomenal and expansive Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida, where you can scarf a Krusty Burger and a Lard Lad Donut and then wash it down with a Duff at the open-air Duff Brewery, Universal’s got ‘em. And just about everything else. Read on for some stellar choices.
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