The Jurassic Park section seems to be the most crowded place to eat, probably because it's located in the midpoint of the park's looping walkway, and that's where people tend to find themselves by lunchtime.

Here are some favorite places to eat at Islands:

  • Best Sit-Down Restaurant — At Mythos on the Lost Continent, choose from elevated choices such as cedar-planked salmon, balsamic chicken, or a selection of sandwiches and pastas. The atmospheric undersea setting is pleasant, but the food is several notches above the theme park norm, which is why this the most-awarded American theme park restaurant (as voted by industry peers). This is best suited to adults and children older than 10. Make reservations, if you can, at (407) 224-3663.
  • Most Immersive — Three Broomsticks, in the Wizarding World, set under wildly leaning rafters in a setting lifted verbatim out of the Harry Potter movies. 
  • Best Atmosphere for Adults — Attached to Three Broomsticks, The Hog's Head offers an intimate atmosphere, dim lighting, and a selection of brews. What sets it apart is the animatronic hog's head behind the bar. You can also buy Butterbeer here.
  • Best Atmosphere for KidsCircus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Seuss Landing is cavernous, indoors, and cool, and for added fun, a train ride periodically travels through the dining room on an upper level. The menu tends to be squarely all-American, including fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, spaghetti, and pizza. 
  • Best SelectionComic Strip Cafe, located in Toon Lagoon, is a four-in-one counter-service-style eatery offering burgers, pizza and pasta, chicken and fish, and even Chinese.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.