Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure
  • Address:
    1000 Universal Studios Plaza
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Neighborhood:
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.universalorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4072244012
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Wachowiak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: VIP room which holds up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Daniel Gallagher 4072244533

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Islands of Adventure
  • Public Transit: A large number of local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from Universal Orlando. Please check with where you are staying for further information.
  • Parking: No
  • 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 Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Mythos is more than just a restaurant it is a Myth and a legend drawn from greek mythology and the constellations."Grotto of the Gods" Mythos is an ancient observatory where they chart the heavens with the constellations. Try our ACF 2010 gold medal winning Bistro Filet and our daily creative signature dishes such as the risotto and pasta of the day. Voted #1 Theme Park Restaurant 6 years in a row.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure reviews from OpenTable diners
422 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (219)scenic view (214)kid-friendly (181)fit for foodies (125)good for groups (113)special occasion (98)romantic (64)hot spot (48)great for outdoor dining (36)great for brunch (30)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Good food, service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere but our waitress was not very friendly and she was not very attentive at all.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. The food was great and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in the Park!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    By the 5th day of our Universal Vacation I was dying for a decent meal. Theme park food is not generally healthy and our Hotel added an automatic gratuity to their already high prices. Mythos was delicious and I didn't feel like I was being gouged. I recommend reservations at the last seating time, the view of the park lights at night was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who has rated them #1?
    Guillaume
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The sign at the entrance sets the stage: "#1 theme park restaurant for 6 consecutive years". Are the guys rating really eating there before giving such award? First of all the service: we've been served by someone who was probably just back from a nervous break, no passion and no attention at all. Then the food. Don't expect to eat what you've ordered: 2 mistakes with 4 meals ordered. The blue cheese cordon bleu came as a burger with no blue cheese. Sushi are served hot, that's unique but then I'd not call that a sushi. Also don't forget to bring your jacket, it's f* cold inside, someone has been too strong with the air co, request a table on the terrasse alternatively. Net, a place where you don't eat well with a below average service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday at Mythos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband took me to Mythos for my birthday. It's a beautiful place to sit and have lunch. His ricotta was very good, but my burger, which I had asked to be medium, was overdone and charred on the bottom. Not what I expected from such a nice place. Our server Robert was wonderful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My only disappointment was that it was my husbands birthday and I told them twice to bring something out and they never did
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    luvmaui3
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our experience here exceeded our expectations, which were pretty high. Lovely atmosphere, good service, and a level of excellence with each individual dish we ordered. The spanakopita, spinach salad, meatloaf, beef medallions and pad thai were all delicious. My husband did add some sriracha sauce to the pad thai for increased heat and flavor. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I reserved a table for my daughter's 10th birthday I thought this would be a good experience. I thought the food was excellent. I thought the hosts were not very friendly, the waiter was not very friendly AT ALL. I felt like noone wanted to be there. It was not a very busy night and it looked like there were enough food runners, extra wait staff etc. In my experience when the feeling of the whole place is not so good you should look at the upper management and managers. Why does your staff not want to be there? I wrote in advance that it was my daughter's birthday all I wanted was a acknowledgement. Food great, wait staff poor, customer service very poor. I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still tops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Never been to Mythos before but had read and heard that it was the 'best theme park restaurant' (ever). Did not disappoint! Food was fantastic and surprisingly affordable (not near as expensive as similar dining experience I had at a certain 'west coast' theme park 'bayou' themed restaurant). Had fantastic cocktails before and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal - filling but not 'stuffing'. Would highly recommend and will definitely go there again when at IOA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Not many Mediterranean food choices and they were out of some sides. Booked in advance an sat at a table that had a window to waiting area. Two kids stood in window tapping on window and peering at us entire meal. Wait staff good. No refills on drinks and wrap had no grapes, cucumbers or tomatoes in it. Better if served with fries.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Taffy1959
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We ate at Mythos during a 2 week holiday to Orlando, we've been visiting Orlando for 11 years and never eaten at Mythos before but we fully intend to return, the food and service were both fantastic. We started with Mediteranian Flatbread and Tempura Sushi followed by Meatloaf with a Jack Daniels gravy and chicken and shrimp Pad Thai both meals were the best we have had so far this holiday and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    Matt
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Atmosphere was great. Food was average. Service was horrible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Theme Park Lunch
    Izzysmama
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food is definitely better than the other offerings at Universal so I certainly recommend eating there over a fast food option. Our server, Eric, was the best part of the experience. He was very friendly and helpful. Recommended for a respite from the day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My husband and I make it a point to go to this restaurant every time we visit Islands of Adventure. The food has always been excellent and very well priced for a theme park. We visited last weekend and I have to say that the prices remain, but the food was decidedly less delicious this go around. I'm hoping it was an off day. I was also sad to see the mushroom soup was not on the menu, as it was one of their best dishes. I do not think it will be as important for us to specifically eat here in the future. We can get the same level of quality at other places in the park. I.e. the gyros at the fire-eaters stand nearby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, great service
    Jess
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I always have a wonderful experience here. The food is tasty, the ambiance is warm and inviting and the service is perfect for my needs. It was the first time my friend had eaten there and they are already talking about going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Escape
    jrannis
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    In a busy park it is nice to have the option to have a fairly quiet sit-down meal. The food was very good, especially compared to the other options that are available in the park. Prices were overall reasonable, again compared to what your options are in the immediate area. The theme is good, and there are no shows like at a Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex restaurant. (the lack of shows is a positive in my opinion)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To see, not to eat
    Hero
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I don't think our experience lived up to our expectation. Food was just ok, service was slow and poor (We had to ask for forks).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Mythos
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    You don't expect a theme park restaurant to be as good as your neighborhood favorite. But Mythos is BETTER. Go and enjoy !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enter the Cave of Mythos!
    MijoDoc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I surprised my fiancé with a nice lunch break reservation to Mythos in the middle of our time at Islands of Adventure. I highly recommend making a reservation as we were sat immediately, as opposed to waiting ~45 minutes, which could really set your day back at IoA unless you have an express pass. The service was timely and the food delicious. We ordered the risotto of the day (beef tips) and pad thai, which we each tried. I was content with the food preparation and taste. Inside, you feel like you're in a cave, which gives it a nice romantic feel. The food is well priced and so are the beers. There are some specialty signature drinks for $15, but we didn't go for the sugar rush. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed emotions on Mythos
    Themeparkfan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We where really looking forward to dining at Mythos. We arrived for our reservation and had a 10 minute wait (which gave us a chance to look over the menu). Once seated our waiter arrived to take our drink order, asked us if we had any questions about the menu, we had one and once answered we both decided on the same dish and placed our order. The waiter returned with our drinks and some bread and that was the last we saw of him until it was time for the bill (someone else brought out our food). No checking in on us or drink refills. We were seated by the windows overlooking the water but the view was hindered by unsupervised children climbing all over the rocks and pressing on the glass. Food was great everything else not so much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Theme Park Fare
    WeatherOrNot
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time @ Mythos. Surprisingly good food for a theme park restaurant. Our server appeared to have too many tables and/or was new to the job, so the service was lacking (it took about 7 - 10 minutes to get acknowledged...that is a huge no no). The food made up for it, however, (Roasted Corn & Tortilla Soup, Asian Chicken Salad, Beef Medallions, and Meatloaf) with their higher quality and flavorful ingredients.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit, a true Gem
    Bluebell
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A great theme restaurant, excellent service and food at reasonable price, highly recommended. A must add to the checklist for the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get a reservation
    TomsterRobinita
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Nice restaurant in the Lost Continent section of Islands of Adventure. Great ambience with the cave setting, though a bit noisy; we were there for lunch and had great daytime views of the lagoon and other parts of the park. Recommend sitting near the windows or, weather permitting, outside. Otherwise it might feel a bit claustrophobic. Many good options with appetizers and entrees. We had the spanikopita for starters; freshly made with tasty add-ons to spread on or dip. For main courses, my wife had the meatloaf and said it was scrumptious while our kids had tasty pasta dishes and I had a roast beef panini. Wouldn't call it exceptional, but definitely good. Top piece of advice: get recommendations. Walk-ups were waiting forever.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, great service!
    Giotapmsv
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Best park Restaraunt, cool Theme, great menu choices. Would highly recommend to all and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MYthos is MAGIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Ate at Mythos with the my family whilst at Universal Studios and the food, setting and server were all fantastic. Forget Harry Potter, Mythos is where the real magic is
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Service
    DanV
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our server name Vitor was very gentle and attentive the service was very quick, good ambiance !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We continue to be amazed at the quality of food here at Mythos. Being in a theme park you do not expect the level of food that the chef here and his team produce. The Tuscan Tomato Soup was a great start to the meal. The Asian Cashew Chicken Salad was really good as well as the Roast Beef Panini. We finished the meal with a great dessert. Nice diversion from the theme park to have a relaxing meal. Service was great. Our server Ty provided excellent service and kept us supplied with everything we needed. The manager JC and his team do a great job. Check it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic third visit
    Bella
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This place consistently serves good food and has friendly helpful servers. There was even a gluts freed veggie option for one of our party (not just a omelette as usual) which is rare to find in Florida. Highly recommend a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    pknyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were excited to check out Mythos given how difficult it is to get a reservation. In addition, expectations were raised by the sign that said it was nominated the best theme park restaurant for 6 years in a row. To be honest, I would have rather gone to one of the other multitude of places or even the Harry Potter restaurants. Mythos' food was disappointing. Food was just okay and really greasy. Our waiter was a bit surly. I would pick a different place for lunch next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Picturesque, not much more.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The restaurant usually has quite a wait, for there is always a lot of people waiting in the lobby. But when we were seated there were very few tables with customers. Even with so few patrons the staff were slow. The food sounded amazing on the menu, but when we got our food it was very underwhelming. Some were very small portions and others were odd interpretations. All four of us agreed we would not go back. The food and ambiance was not worth the exorbitant prices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • something different
    vacationer
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was adequate for the price. Fun atmosphere for our kids. Different cuisine from the regular burgers and chicken fingers you get from the theme parks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the decor. The menu offered a wide variety of selections. Our waitress was fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mythos - Theme Park Choice?
    Forkbeard
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Mythos provides that rare opportunity to eat reasonably well within a theme park. The offerings were somewhat peculiar, possibly designed to confound rather than provide interesting dishes. The food was good, but not worthy of the price tag. Not that the prices were especially high, but I expect a little more for the price. A little more effort for instance in regards the temperature of the plates and the presentation. Theme park dining is a minefield, and Mythos does go some way to resolving that common problem. Just a little bit more effort and the place would be a real gem.
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  • A nice break within a theme park
    Daniel
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We enjoy having lunch here as the food is very good and the location is perfect within the theme park.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    love this place! I go to mythos every time, wouldn't miss it
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was good, but we wished that the restaurant decorations had been more elaborate. Seemed rather plain after all the work that was put into the design of the place. Expected more of the atmosphere, but very tasty food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls go Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance. Food good for a theme park.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service left a bad taste...
    KYgal14
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had reservations at Mythos on Tuesday, September 30th at 1 pm. We were extremely excited because our friends and online reviews raved about the place. It was gorgeous to say the least. We didn't wait long for service but once our server saw that we were going to be having water and tea to drink she became very short and abrupt and was no longer trying to engage us. We ordered a cheeseburger and pizza but she sneered when we asked for the cheeseburger plain. Food arrived and waited for 10 minutes after before we saw her again. At that time we were about halfway down on our drinks. We never saw the server again until we flagged her down and asked for the bill. We never even got refills. It was not busy enough to justify such poor service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Definitely worth a stop if you're spending the day at Islands of Adventure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    ParkscopeJoe
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Love mythos, went twice my past trip. The food is good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.