Finnegan's at Universal Studios Florida

Finnegan's at Universal Studios Florida

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.universalorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4072243663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - half hour before park closes.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Howard Morris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment every day. Request your favorite song and enjoy the fun pub music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Studios Florida
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The enclosed parking garage utilizes moving sidewalks, escalators and elevators, on-site wheelchair rental, and an on-site kennel. Vehicles can leave the garage and return the same day by stopping at the toll plaza upon re-entry and presenting their parking ticket. Daily parking fees per vehicle: Regular Parking $15.00 ($3.00 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.*) Preferred Parking $20.00 RV/Bus Parking $20.00 Valet $15.00 (under 2hrs) Valet $25.00 (over 2hrs) Valet Red Carpet $35.00
A word from Finnegan's at Universal Studios Florida
Finnegan"s Irish Pub and Restaurant located in Universal Studios, Orlando. Featuring authentic Irish and American cuisine and draught beers with full liquor bar. Live Entertainment every afternoon and Happy Hour offers daily(excluding special event dates) Serving lunch and dinner from 11am until a half hour before the park closes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Finnegan's at Universal Studios Florida reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (61)kid-friendly (53)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (19)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (15)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (11)late-night find (8)special occasion (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best Place in Universal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Finnegan's inside Universal Studios is absolutely the best place to eat! We go there every time we are at the park, usually several days in a row! The food is fantastic and we always receive excellent customer service. Definitely highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food for Theme Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Finnegan's is a must-do at Universal Orlando! Great food, great atmosphere, great service and good prices. Irish-themed restaurant with a full bar and music. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner before HHN!
    Mike
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first time eating here, we had booked a 4pm reservation before HHN and I'm really happy we did. Nadine was great, very friendly! There was a brief disruption where we had to leave the building but it was no more than 10 min and since our apps were cold when we got back she offered to remove them without us saying anything, very nice! It took a little bit for the kitchen to get back on track but Nadine kept us updated during the wait and honestly it didn't take that long. Food was very good and we will be back for sure!
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  • Really good choice
    plutotek
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Made sure I had reservations here as we were visiting Halloween Horror Nights 24. Allowed us to relax w/o having to worry about the crowds milling around in the holding area, and gave our feet a rest. I would probably make it for half an hour earlier next time, just to make sure we could make the HHN early openings.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant within Universal
    Carol
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant is within Universal Studios Florida. It is a great place to sit, get out of the sun and heat and enjoy a meal. Noise level and energy level is high. Since it is within the area that is used to hold people staying for Halloween Horror Night it is a great place to have a meal before the event starts. Service was great and our server wonderful. We did not want to rush and she spaced the meal perfectly.l
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Great Experience!
    SoupNazi
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Finnegan's food was superb. The wait staff were friendly. The atmosphere was awesome, from the decor to the live singer!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Finnegans has excellent food and drinks. They are kid friendly. They have a great wait staff!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Pub
    Alwaysfun
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for lunch at noon. Early, so no wait for our table. There is a classic bar. We sat in dining area. They have classic Irish beer as week as a few American beers on tap. Our waitress Liz, from Scotland, brought us a homemade bread with Apple butter which was warm and a nice start to our meal. We ordered the onion basket appetizer which was delicious. We tried the pea soup and the potato soups. Both were vey tasty. We shared the Irish Cobb salad. The house vinagarette complimented the salad well. The scotch egg was a unique addition. Overall we had a delicious meal and would go back again! A gem in universal studios park!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Finnegan's fine food poor service
    disneydiners
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    On our visit the restaurant was quite empty and we were sat straight away a singer was playing in the bar good atmosphere. The menu is good for most people and we ordered the scotch eggs to share they were great but while we were half way through our starter the mains were brought out which seemed they just wanted to finish early and clear our plates so we sent them back but they were cleaning up and didn't seem to keep seeing how we were. we then decided not to have a dessert due to the feeling of being forced to rush
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • TastyGirl
    TastyGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love going to Finnigan's for lunch when we are at Universal Studios! The Onion&Potato Web is always a treat! This time we ordered the Fish& Chips and they were yummy as usual. Other things that we like are the Guinness Stew, Scotch Eggs, Wings and Reuben Sandwich! The beers are great and my favorite is a Half & Half. We also love the Soda Bread!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great dining with minim disruption
    Home
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lovely traditional food. Great service. Lovely ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet choice
    Disneymania
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We arrived for our meal to a nearly empty restaurant, considering it was the end of August we were quite surprised. Nice Guinness stew for me but my DS wasn't keen on the burger which was well done.
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    great for lunch
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  • Always good food
    MrJoe
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food as always, Live music and good people at bar
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No blarney here
    bramptoncanuck
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Big food portions and quick service. Free bread was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Time Visit
    papaeate2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been to Universal Studios in Orlando a good many times over the years but have never eaten at Finnegan's. During our most recent visit this August my wife and I decided to make reservations for Finnegan's restaurant. I'm glad we did, it has a great Irish Pub atmosphere, service was very good and the food as well as the selections that were available are among the very best in the parks and City Walk. I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for good casual in park dining. When my wife and I return to Universal this coming December we will look forward to dining Finnegan's again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canadacath
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great break from the park but it is very noisy! Our server Stan was awesome!!!! Had a Cobb salad which was very good but it was more than enough for two people"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had made reservations and still had to wait to be seated when there were open tables. One of our meals was served cold (should have been hot) and had to send it back, service took a very long time to greet us and get our drinks and the food took a long time to get to us. The food was good tasting once it arrived at the correct temperature.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    Love2travel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is horrible. It is very loud. We had to ask to be moved because our table was one foot away from the live music area. When we sat down no one was there so we had no idea that music would be played at the time we were sat. My husband ordered a double crown and 7 in a short glass that came to the table with a "splash" of whiskey. The food had no flavor, the buns were twice the size to the meat in them. The service was "okay" once she finally came to the table. The appearance of the waitress was less than desirable as well. I will not eat here nor would ever recommend this restaurant to anyone. We were boned tired looking for rest and good food; this placed failed on all accounts!!!!
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  • The service was awful. The food too
    Parker
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was awful. We were greeted by a cold and surly server who took our order with little communication. Our entrees (or what we thought were ours) arrived to our table early. We were confused but started eating. The server arrived a few moments later and told us "that's not your food. Why are you eating it." I told him that we assumed it was ours and that we were sorry. I asked him what we should do and he said "whatever, nothing" and walked away. The food we were served was nearly identical to our order (there were up charge differences added). The food was terrible - we had had better quick service food thus far In the parks! I was shocked when we received our bill that we had been charged for the up charges we never ordered.
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  • Finnegan's. Our choice at Universal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We are dinner at Finnegan's. It was very loud because of the singer, who was very good. The food was very good and the best place for us at universal studios
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find!
    Gaylene
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We dined at Finnegan's while at Universal Studios Florida and had a wonderful meal. The waiter was completely wonderful, friendly, fast service, johnny-on-the-spot with anything that we would request. Beverages were refilled on a timely basis - especially water which we were in such need of since it was so hot outside. Food was really, really good. There were 5 adults in our party. We all ordered different items and all were wonderful. The price is reasonable too. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finnegan's 2014
    lotstoeatlittletime
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Finnegan's. We ate there for lunch. My daughter ordered the beef stew and it was very good. I took a few tastes of that because I ordered the potato leek soup, which was also very good. My son ordered some chicken wings, but they were too hot (spicy) and my husband finished the rest of those and said they were good. If there were any problems at all I felt that the restraint might have been short staffed since the waitress we had seemed a little overwhelmed and even apologized to us (despite the fact that we didn't complain) and said that they oversat in her station and that she had 3 tables at once.
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  • Stevelaura14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a great dinner here on August 4. Service was a little slow when we sat down but after that was great. Had a variety of meals from Bangers Mash to Kilkenny pot pie. All were delicious and plenty of food. The prices are right were they should be! Very happy with Finnegans!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try It!
    triittoday
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good food and friendly service. Be sure and get your reservation to have one meal here while in Universal Studios.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food for theme park
    mike
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    food is always great here ! service is very good . most times no wait and great place to cool off !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good food inside the park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Finnegsns is located inside Universal Studios. It is a good pace to sit snd have a meal. Food is very good and service is excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Gfdining
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We picked this restaurant because it could provide Gluten Free dining, but we were spoiled by Disney where the chefs come and talk to you directly and explain your food options. The waitress was somewhat surely and didn't instill confidence. The salads were HUGE so definitely split it. I had a chicken sandwich as did my daughter who is GF, although a different one. Both were blan and boring. The live music was cool though. Clearly if your in the park its still better food then you get in the walk up service food places. Also they screwed up my open table saying I hadn't come in with my reservation.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family friendly
    famcomfty
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was a very comfortable environment. A place where you could unwind from a busy day of attractions. Very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for theme park dining
    mommyhanson
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was really good, hot and fresh. Our party of 6 had fish and chips, shepherds pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Server Jeff was awesome! Very attentive. Prices are only a couple dollars more than at food stands and the air-conditioning, table service, and free drink refills are worth it! We were able to make a reservation ahead for our larger party.
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    kid-friendly
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  • never again
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The service was horrible. Got seated waited 20 minutes for waitress. Seated near kitchen could smell garbage container entire meal. Asked for second drink never arrived. Paid with amex gift card no one could figure out how to use it tip figured in for horrible service? Not right. Universal studios you should know how to use a gift card! Food was not very good. Cold
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    kid-friendly
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  • Fav
    LoRen
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It's probably the best restaurant at Universal Studios. The food is delicious the atmosphere is relaxing. The servers are a great bunch of people who always greet us with a smile and continue through your visit to make your dining experience amazing :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Hogsmeade
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Very very crowded, but the food was good considering the limited restaurants. Also is very cold if your in short sleeves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Always a good meal
    MauiMama
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We go here every year when we visit Universal Studios. Beer flight is awesome, as is the potato/onion web. Service is great. Reservations recommended as it can get busy for lunch. Family friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food fitt for an irishman
    grumpyoldman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service excellent food..bangers and mash, Sheppard pie, and of couse fish and chips good ales....cheers
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park restaurant
    Stacey
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    There was no one in the restaurant at 8:30 which seemed strange. It had a pub feel. The food was average and the prices were decent. The waitress was wonderful and very helpful as we were on the dining plan. We wouldn't go back - would definitely try one of the many choices at City Walk.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nasty waitress
    Returners
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our main complaint is that our waitress had a nasty attitude and wasn't very pleasant at all. My son spilled his drink and she took forever to get us napkins to clean up the mess, I told her there was a big pile on the floor under my other sons feet, she said not to worry about it; my oldest son had to eat making sure he didn't step in it and by the end of the meal the floor was covered in the soda.
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  • Won't disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great service in a family friendly oasis. Nice way to escape the bustle and enjoy some "across the pond" cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stcentaur
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    From the drinks to the steak everything was bad. When my steak arrived it was cold with a cold slab of butter on top. The salad served was not what was ordered. We had to flag down the waitress to request more drinks. Restaurant was not busy.
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  • Great Restaurant for the family
    Lizbeth
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had a great experience, the food was great, the music was nice, we really had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • A Favouite at Universal
    Leenie234
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We always have lunch at Finnegans when we're at Universal. I love their Tipperary corn beef sandwich and it's probably my favourite sandwich. Good service and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.