Guide To Dining At Universal Citywalk

September 11, 2020
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Spend an evening dining at fabulous restaurants, strolling through various shops, and enjoy live entertainment at CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. Located right outside Universal Studios Hollywood attractions, enjoy CityWalk without purchasing theme park admission. One of the main attractions at CityWalk is the food! With so many dining options to choose from, here’s a guide to Universal CityWalk dining.

Casual Dining

Fresh shrimp

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.‍

Named after the classic characters in the film “Forrest Gump,” Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first store in LA two years after the hit movie debuted in theaters. The restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood dishes, including shrimp prepared all the possible ways you can imagine, as Forrest Gump’s friend, Bubba, explains so well. Grab some movie memorabilia while you’re there!

Buca di Beppo‍

Buca di Beppo features over-the-top Italian decor that celebrates Italian-American culture. All of their entrees are huge and meant to feed the entire family. You’ll have a hard time choosing which of its delicious menu items you’ll want to share with everyone!

Johnny Rockets‍

Have a swingin’ time over at Johnny Rockets. Serving up classic American fares like burgers, fries, and milkshakes, Johnny Rockets is a 50s diner with an All-American theme. The chain started in LA, so there are also nods to California beach culture at the restaurant.

Counter-Service Dining

Pizza in a big oven

Blaze Pizza‍

Blaze Pizza is known for serving up delicious pizza blazin’ fast. Their custom-designed, super-hot ovens cook a pizza in 180 seconds flat! Make a customized pizza by adding your favorite toppings and watch as pizza magic gets made.

Crepe Cafe‍

Enjoy one-of-a-kind crepe creations at this french cafe located right in the heart of Universal’s CityWalk. They offer various sweet and savory crepe options like banana Nutella, dulce de leche, Hawaiian, and ham and cheese.

Fast food‍

Are you looking for something quick and familiar? CityWalk has that too. Stop by Pizza Hut, KFC, or Taco Bell for menu items you know and love.

Snacks and Desserts

Doughnuts in a pink box

Voodoo Doughnuts‍

These are doughnuts you simply must see to believe. They offer 50 different types of specialty doughnuts like bacon maple and guava colada. Many of their doughnuts are topped with outrageous ingredients like crushed Oreos, children’s cereals, and bubble gum dust.

Ben & Jerry’s‍

This classic ice cream franchise has been a staple in American culture for years. They’re currently open Fridays through Sundays and service iconic flavors like rocky road and chocolate chip cookie dough.


Mini Monster‍

Mini Monster offers teas and warm boba served in unexpected ways. The chain became famous for its distinctive reusable glasses that you can bring in to refill after your initial visit. Their boba creations are topped with a wide variety of items, from wildflowers to clouds of cotton candy.

Tequila shots


Antojitos serves up classic Mexican dishes like tacos, fajitas, and more. However, with 150 different types of tequila onsite, Antojitos is more than just food!

Visiting Universal’s CityWalk‍

Right now is an excellent time to visit Universal CityWalk. They’ve expanded their outdoor seating options and offer takeout as well. Take advantage of free self-parking (for a limited time), which gives more reasons to go! CityWalk presently operates under limited hours and availability, so check out Universal’s website for the latest info.

Reserve a room at the Hollywood Hotel‍

Staying at the Hollywood Hotel gives you quick access to Hollywood attractions like the Walk of Fame. Dining options are plentiful at Universal’s CityWalk, so this Universal CityWalk dining guide should help. Universal CityWalk is only 15 minutes away from the Hollywood Hotel, so it’s a perfect place to spend a romantic evening or afternoon with the family.