Published: August 12, 2010 at 8:11 AMThis is a great review. I've never eaten at Mythos, but next time my family goes to IOA, I'll suggest it.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 8:33 AMMythos is great, but I fear thats all that IOA has to really offer in food. I wasn't impressed with the overall food the last time I was there (We skipped Mythos, yes, we sinned!).
I am curious how the food is in Harry Potter though I am not a big English food fan.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 8:51 AMThe fish n' chips at the Three Broomsticks is outstanding, and the chicken and ribs are fine choices. I like the corn, too.
The Cornish pasties are small and the shepards pie, while good, is still shepards pie. It's a hearty dish with meh taste that works best when it's cold outside. Which almost never happens in Orlando. The side salads are nothing special.
The pumpkin juice tastes like a liquid mixture of pumpkin pie and apple cider - it goes best with the meat dishes. But the Butterbeer is outstanding with the fried fish.
Confisco Grille provides an alternative to Mythos, notably for its fajitas. I'd also recommend it.
Basically, your best options for value are inside the park. We tried NBA City, outside the park, in CityWalk, again on this trip and hated it. Way overpriced for inattentive service and subpar food. I've liked Emeril's in the past, but the $30-$50 entree prices were more than we wanted to spend, given that we'd splurged on the hotel.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 9:11 AMGreat review, Robert. That's a hell of a value for a theme park. On my recent trip to Cedar Point, a six-inch Subway sandwich with drink and chips was border-lining $13 USD. At Canada's Wonderland, a fish sandwich with fries and a drink was $15 CAD. At SeaWorld, a chicken wrap with potato salad was $12 USD (without a drink). Not one dish was satisfying in the way a steak or salmon dish with accompaniments would be.
I also love the presentation of the steak. Are those potatoes mashed? They appear to be roasted or boiled and whole.
I hate to always ask this, but are they licensed? What drinks do they serve? I've eaten there before but don't recall their drink selection.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 10:15 AMMashed potatoes, piped using a pastry bag, I suspect. Didn't take notice of the drink offerings, but beer and wine have been available in all Universal table-service locations.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 9:51 AMMythos is the complete package offering quality, value, theme, and flavor. If I lived in Orlando I would at at Mythos at least twice a month (and I don't eat out a lot these days... you know the on-again/off-again recession and all).
As for your brief mention of NBA City, Robert, I hope your latest visit was an aberration. When I visited in 2007 I felt NBA City was the second best option on Universal property - huge portions, great food, fun atmosphere, and reasonable pricing. I hate to think they have dropped off so much in just three years!
Published: August 12, 2010 at 9:59 AMGreat article! When I'm at a theme park, I'm active and walking all day and it's often very hot. These two things put together don't give me a great appetite, but I still need fuel to keep going. Smaller portions at afforable prices are perfect.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 12:28 PMI think Mythos would be the perfect location for a nice micro-brewery. An enchanted grotto seems like a good place for a house beer. It would complete the dining package. There's something about a good local beer that energizes and excites me.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 2:13 PMAre you trying to make me wait longer for a table? I actually don't want people to realize this. Please, move along towards WWOHP. There's nothing to eat here.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 2:22 PMGood Mythos review, Robert. Glad to hear its still reasonably priced. I <3 Mythos.
Also, I'm a fan of Margarita-ville. U should try it. We have one near where I live. Good Stuff.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 6:29 PMI highly recommend the blueberry and pistachio encrusted pork chops! It was the best thing on the menu last time I went there! - Jeffrey
Published: August 12, 2010 at 7:37 PMI'm not a fine diner, and certainly not when I'm theme parking.
But I have to admit we ate two times at the 3 broomsticks -- the 2nd was tonight, my kids were tired and stayed home while my wife and I got out for an evening, and we capped it with dinner at the 3 broomsticks; I had the fish and chips again, which were really pretty good, and she ate the chicken salad.
I had another butterbeer -- my 4th in two days, one of which was frozen. That stuff will kill me. My wife liked the pear cider and the pumpkin juice as well, and there apparently was a truffle my wife and daughter ate yesterday while my son and I were doing water rides.
Published: August 12, 2010 at 10:54 PMDo you need reservations for Mythos or can you just walk up?
Published: August 13, 2010 at 8:57 AMWow, did you drop dead after the ice cream scoop of truffle? If you did, probably dropped dead a HAPPY man!
I've always wanted to try Mythos. (I personally think the Frenchies at EPCOT are expensive and over rated). My WDW favorites are Jiko and Kouzzina.
Published: August 14, 2010 at 12:09 AMTo the reservations question, reservations are highly recommended. However, you can sometimes get lucky at lunch time off season. We went on a slow park day and walked into the restaurant!!