Theme Park Dining

Did you know Universal Studios Hollywood has an executive chef?

Meet ERIC A. KOPELOW CEC, award-winning chef, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in N.Y. and invited presenter in their Great Chef Series. Having trained all over the world, Chef Eric puts his expert stamp of approval on the food utilizing the park’s 40,000 square foot kitchen, guaranteeing its freshness and flavor. Most of all, he leads the entire culinary team in ensuring your dining experience will be as impressive as any of the Park’s special effects!

Chef Eric was honored as Chef of the Year 2010 by “Chef Magazine”



Dining options inside Universal Studios Hollywood
Gru’s Lab Café

Gru’s Lab Café

“Where Great Food is Created!” El Macho’s Nacho’s, Gru’s Backyard Rotisserie Chicken, Specialty Sandwiches, Salads & Desserts.  Featuring:

  • Vector’s Grilled Cheese With Pulled Pork Sandwich and the Minion Meatball Sandwich!
  • Dr. Nefario’s Lab Salad – A unique combination of udon noodles, greens, shrimp, chicken & a lite Asian ponzu dressing (also available low carb (no noodles) or vegetarian)
  • Unique Desserts featuring Banana Chocolate Shakes, Despicable Me Baked Items and Fresh Fruit Cups
  • Featuring our new refreshing “Freeze Ray Smoothie” – a cool combination of Banana & Mango flavors (Gluten & Dairy Free)
Despicable Delights

Despicable Delights

Featuring our own special frozen treat for any Minion!  Chocolate Dipped Bananas, Churros & Snacks!

  • Featuring our new refreshing “Freeze Ray Smoothie” – a cool combination of Banana & Mango flavors (Gluten & Dairy Free)
  • A Collection of unique Despicable Me snacks & treats!
  • Cool off with a Minion favorite – our Frozen Chocolate Dipped Banana Treat!
  • Minion souvenir sippers!
Palace Theatre Café

Palace Theatre Café

Grab a quick & convenient meal on the go – featuring:

  • Gourmet Sandwiches on Fresh bread baked daily
  • Gourmet Salads
  • Hot Grab & Go Entrees – Famous Turkey Leg, Rotisserie Chicken, Hot Specialty Sandwich of the Day & Seasonal Soups.
  • Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Chips & Drinks
Hollywood Grill

Hollywood Grill

Closed for refurbishment

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Hollywood Grill serves breakfast until 11:00am
  • Homemade Pizzas and breadsticks
  • Fabulous Funnel Cakes. Freshly Made to Order! Smothered with strawberries and whipped cream. Big enough to share or have it all for yourself
  • Freshly made signature salads
  • Famous Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
  • Stir Fry Asian Chicken
Mel’s Diner

Mel’s Diner

A time capsule from the days of the drive-up burger joint!

  • Mel’s features a choice of Three Premium 1/2 Lb Burgers piled high on fresh baked buns
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich, another Mel’s staple, is marinated in 12 different spices with all the fixin’s
  • Thick Creamy Real Milkshakes and a Selection of Desserts
  • Freshly made signature salads
  • Indoor seating is also available
French Street Bistro

French Street Bistro

Featuring a selection of artisan sandwiches, gourmet salads, freshly baked pastries and Proudly Serving Starbucks Signature Beverages.

  • Quick Grab & Go convenient sandwiches & salads made fresh daily
  • Wide selection of fresh baked pastries & desserts
  • Proudly Serving Starbucks Signature Beverages
  • Indoor Seating

 

Cinnabon

Cinnabon

Fresh Baked Goodness

  • World Famous Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls & Treats
  • Soft Service Ice Cream
  • Cinnabon’s Signature Cinnamon Iced Coffee & Mochalatta
  • Refreshing fountain drinks
Jurassic Cafe

Jurassic Cafe

Diverse menu offerings, including:

  • California Style Personal Pizzas & Gourmet Burgers
  • Roasted Chicken with potatoes and veggies
  • Freshly made signature salads
  • World famous Turkey Legs!
Panda Express

Panda Express

The largest Asian food chain with far-out flavors from the Far East

  • Their signature Orange Chicken with zesty Asian sauce is a hands-down favorite
  • Fresh sushi rolls are made every morning, including California Rolls and the pot of gold at the end of the menu-the Rainbow Roll
Starbucks

Starbucks

Our Starbucks Baristas are ready to prepare a handcrafted hot or cold beverage for you.

  • Full Selection of Starbucks Beverages
  • Featuring La Boulange Pastries & Baked Goods
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Starbucks Snacks & Merchandise
Pink’s

Pink’s

Those iconic Hollywood hot dogs are now available inside the park at the Pink’s restaurant behind Universal Plaza! Come try our 9” Stretch Hot Dog today!

  • Famous Chili Cheese 9” Stretch Dogs & Burgers
  • World famous Turkey Legs!
  • Thick Real Milkshakes
Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's

Vermont’s finest ice cream