Mythos Restaurant (Lunch/Dinner)
Mythos is billed as "the best theme park restaurant in the world" according to ThemeParkInsider.com While Mythos is a good restaurant, calling it the "best theme park restaurant in the world" is a bit of a stretch. The food here ranges from okay to better than okay - it never rises to the level of excellent, nor does the service. The prices are consistent with what you would find in any sit-down theme park restaurant - expect to pay between $25 and $30 per person for lunch.
Confisco's Grille - ( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) - DIS Recommended
A bit more casual than Mythos, we consider Confisco's a better choice for families looking for a nice sit down meal at a more reasonable price. The menu is varied, food tends towards better than average (although there are exceptions), and the prices are more reasonable than what you'll find at Mythos. A character breakfast is held here Sun-Thu from park opening until 10:30am.
Universal Meal Deal - Universal offers a 'meal deal' that allows you to eat as much as you like at select dining locations at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure (and dinner entree's at select CityWalk restaurants if you purchase the two park meal deal). The 'meal' includes one entree and one desert per trip thru the food line, and does not include beverages. A separate 'sipper cup' add on for unlimited beverages at these locations is an additional $8.99 (all ages), and can only be purchased in conjunction with the meal deal. The online price for the one park meal deal is $19.99 plus tax for adults, and $9.99 plus tax for children (9 and under). A two park meal deal is $24.99 + tax for adults and $12.99 + tax for children (the two park meal deal also includes a dinner entree at select CityWalk restaurants).
Participating restaurants at Universal Studios are Mel's Drive In, Louie's Italian Restaurant, International Food and Film Festival. Participating restaurants at Islands of Adventure are Circus McGurkas Cafe Stoo-pendous, Comic Strip Cafe, and Captain America Diner. CityWalk dining locations that accept the MealDeal plan are Pastamore, Latin Quarter, Bob Marely - A Tribute to Freedom, and Pat O'Briens. The value of the meal deal is really dependent on how much you plan to use it. If you use it for breakfast, lunch and dinner (the only participating theme park restaurant for breakfast on this plan is Cafe Stoopendous at Islands of Adventure), and are a big eater, this might work out well for you. If you end up just using if for lunch, you're losing money. Consider these factors before deciding whether or not to purchase the meal deal.