Restaurant Listings

Confisco Grille

AddressIslands of Adventure
Universal Studios
CityOrlando
Phone407-224-4012
Price Level$$
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Brunch
SunSatFTHWTM
M, T, W, TH, F, Sat, Sun

No brunch offered
Dining Options
Wheelchair AccessYes
BeveragesFull Bar
Noise LevelLoud Noise Level
Outdoor DiningNo
Late NightNo

Confisco Grille serves an ambitious menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, plus full dinners of meats and seafood. I had the ``fully loaded'' baked potato soup, which featured a potato puree broth surrounding a mound of mashed potatoes, which held up a potato skin boat filled with cheese and bacon bits. There wasn't much in the way of soup, and it was all rather heavy for a first course.

For the entree, I had a pork chop, a big, thick and ultimately tasty chop. It was a lot of food, and it was more creative than I was expecting for the drab atmosphere.

The ambience at Confisco Grille is a little dark and depressing. There are a couple of windows to the walkway out front, but for the most part, you'd never know you were in a theme park. And I've come to realize there are a lot of parkgoers who look for just that sort of environment so they can avoid sensory overload. Whatever.

Unless you really want to just sit down and have someone wait on you - and there's a lot to be said for that - you can find pretty good food at the concession stands around the park. One of my favorites was the Enchanted Oak Tavern in the Lost Continent area. The restaurant is inside what is supposed to be a hollowed-out tree. There is inside seating but also a nice balcony that overlooks the main lagoon. It's a pleasant place to sit.
Address:

Islands of Adventure
Orlando