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
116 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (72)kid-friendly (45)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (30)fit for foodies (22)hot spot (22)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (11)late-night find (10)special occasion (8)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Ok (for an amusement park!)
    NYCinCT
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Ok food - good option for a sit-down, table service meal at Universal - don't set your expectations too high though, remember you are in an amusement park!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the upbeat feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    I loved the upbeat feel of this restaurant. Our server was amazing and made sure our experience was great. I would highly recommend the bangers and mash! It was one of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok Food, Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    The food and service seems to be going downhill. It used to be an amazing restaurant. The food is ok and for the past couple of times there the service has been horrible. Your are better off getting a pizza or hamburger at the fast food restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is awesome!
    angel
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    The Fish and chips is the best ever! also the potato and onion webb is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When I made this reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    When I made this reservation I was unsure if I would like it since I am not a big fan of Irish pubs. I was pleasantly surprised. Ordered the Codfish and it was absolutely delicious. It was not overdone and was cooked to perfection. Service was also better than I expected Christmas week.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Basically fast food but with
    AmyOC
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Basically fast food but with table service. Music was REALLY loud because there werent enough people in there to fill the space. Should have taken that as a sign.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant - Bad Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    The food at this restaurant was great. The manager went above and beyond. However some of the servers there aren't customer orientated. If you get abad server don't be afraid to say so. The food is do good and management there will make sure your experience is great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu was more British than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Menu was more British than Irish. Stated Shepherd's Pie but made with beef - it should be lamb for Shepherd's Pie and beef for Cottage Pie! Huge portions but tasty food. Very good food and setting when you bear in mind what you can be offered in a theme park.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation Power!
    Rick
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    We had dinner between Park closing and Horror Nights reopening. Open table reservation was a savior to get a table. Unfortunately, our order was stuck in the kitchen and needed an intervention to pry it out to get to our table. We didn't loose too much time, but more time was lost than necessary for a park restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I got the Guinness Beef Stew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    I got the Guinness Beef Stew and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I go here everytime i visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    I go here everytime i visit universal studios. Consistently good food, good service. 10 years of good experiences.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The management and wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    The management and wait staff of this restaurant are amazing. With very little advance notice they were able to accommodate my group on a tight time schedule and with a changing number of attendees. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wait staff was very snitty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    The wait staff was very snitty for no apparent reason. We will not return to this restaurant again. It was not a pleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was semi-authentic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    Food was semi-authentic. Don't expect a real Irish pub. The musician was playing Garth Brooks - please, really?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    I've eaten here a number of times and still can't believe it's located in a theme park. Corned beef sandwich and Guinness Beef Stew are simply AMAZING. My kids are picky, yet love this place. I've told my wife numerous times that if Finnegan's was located in our neighborhood, we would be regulars. It's that good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above Average Theme Park Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2011
    Located in the theme park at Universal, it is located just across from the Mummy ride and happens to have the Blues Brothers stage just outside the windows as well. Food was good, though, as one would expect at a theme park, over-priced and somewhat bland. Still, relative to other theme park fare we've experienced over the years, this was better than average. Note that the host forewarned us that an Open Table reservation simply puts you to the front of the waiting line for a table, which in some cases can take up to 15 or 20 minutes. Luckily, we arrived early and were able to eat at our scheduled time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad we opted to dine here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2011
    So glad we opted to dine here on our vacation. Everything was great and u could leave the theme park outside to escape
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was fairly empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2011
    Restaurant was fairly empty for lunch and despite not being busy, our server was terribly rude and inattentive. The food was ok, but the menu is a little limited although understandable as it is within a theme park. I would suggest checking the menu ahead of time.
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  • Excellent!!!!!
    AlgonquinCouple
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    Best food at Universal studios. We are picky and after years of bad food at the parks we finally found this place. The prices are fair too. Now that's a great combination.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, nice and pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2011
    Very good food, nice and pleasant staff Ask if I could change my reservation so I could go to one of the shows at the park and they were very accommodating
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pot of gold is Finnegan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2011
    Any restaurant that can survive serving fish and chips to VERY discriminate British diners for over 21 years HAS to be great, and Finnegan's is. Food is consistent fresh and perfectly prepared. The Potato and Onion Web is to die for, make sure you order one for the table. The basket of fresh from the frier Guinness battered potato and onion is incredible and comes out quickly. The complimentary Irish fresh from the oven Irish Soda Bread with Apple Butter will please even the finicky. Kids love the hand dipped milkshakes, grownups the flight of five different beers or Irish/British beer cocktails. The reviewer who visited on St. Patrick's day and had a bad time just didn't get it. Prices are very reasonable for a full service restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is nice to have a sit-down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    It is nice to have a sit-down restaurant in a theme park. Nice quality food. The onion webb appetizer is very good. If you order a salad, it also comes with the onion webb as a topping.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience
    dbeil
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    We had a great experience at Finnegans with a family of 3 children and 2 adults. I created my reservation on my smart phone while in the park and walked right in and sat down. Finnegans greeted us in a very friendly manner and took care of us. I marked Service as Outstanding even though our waitress kept forgetting parts of our order. Everyone else was awesome and actually corrected her errors very quickly. That made it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing spectacular, just
    MCD19
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    Nothing spectacular, just okay. Food was average. Probably could skip this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated right away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    We were seated right away since we had a reservation. Food wasnt as hot as it could have been and my husbands hamburger bun seemed stale. Very good service, though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • G
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    We reserved a table while trecking through Universal Studios. What a find! Nice people and great food. I had the corned beef and cabbage and also tried the Fish & Chips. Both great choices. My kids had the chicken fingers & fries and loved them. If you are planning to see the Blues Brothers show, make your reservations for a half hour after the show begins. You will be right there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excited to find my favorite
    DivaLasVegas
    Dined on 4/19/2011
    Excited to find my favorite drink on the menu - a shandy. So many places call themselves Irish pubs, but when I try to order a shandy I'm asked, "what's that?". Only disappointment was being seated in family section. As it was just my husband and I, would really have enjoyed a brief respite from screaming children on the bar side. Shepherd's pie and corned beef sandwich did not disappoint. We could hear singer from the pub side on occasion, but he was doing Jimmy Buffet - no Irish tunes. I wish this place was in City Walk so I could return without having to pay admission to theme park!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a good place to celebrate
    GustavSpeedVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    It was a good place to celebrate St Patrick's day. The wait staff was very good. The piano player/ singer was good but only had one Irish song.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came on Saint Patrick's
    dsswithnVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    We came on Saint Patrick's Day. Their regular menu was great for the occasion: corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, fish and chips, etc. It was not gourmet, but tasty and very reasonably priced. The dining room was open to the bar, where a folk singer performed live. Very enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to spend St. Pattys Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    Nice to have spent St.Patricks Day here! Great lively crowd! Fun time!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The meal was disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    The meal was disappointing - expensive & poor quality. Unfortunatly that seemed to be the Standard at Universal Studio Parks. The other disappointment was that we went on St Patrick's day, the staff had buttons & beads but the music was Country Western. I expected it to look more like an Irish Pub.
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  • Lovely St. Patrick's Day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    I loved Finnegan's at Universal Studios Florida. It was a gem especially for St. Patrick's Day! Everything was delicious from the Irish Soda Bread given before the meal to my Grand Ole Burger! They had a contest in which I won a T-shirt! They were absolutely wonderful! They made my St. Patrick's Day very special!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Great food and great service. But be prepared for a loud dining experience. But worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was SO impressed with this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2011
    I was SO impressed with this little Irish pub. Ok the atmosphere was not the greatest, but it does look like a little Irish place, just nothing fancy. However, the food was perfect!! The food was authentic but full of flavor. They have an appetizer called the potato and onion web, it was heaven in a basket! I can't discribe it, just order it, trust me!! (little warning, you do have to like fried food) The bread they offer is Irish soda bread with apple butter, very nice! I had a corned beef sandwich, which sounds pretty boring but it was far from it. The beef was excellent and it had sauteed onions and melted swiss on top, but the best part was the bun, it was a soft pretzel bun and I could have just spent the day eating that bread!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic