Readers' Opinions

From Jorge Arnoldson on August 12, 2010 at 8:11 AM
This is a great review. I've never eaten at Mythos, but next time my family goes to IOA, I'll suggest it.
From Anthony Murphy on August 12, 2010 at 8:33 AM
Mythos 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.

From Robert Niles on August 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM
The 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.

From Joshua Counsil on August 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM
Great 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.

From Robert Niles on August 12, 2010 at 10:15 AM
Mashed 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.
From James Rao on August 12, 2010 at 9:51 AM
Mythos 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!

From Rod Whitenack on August 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM
Great 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.
From Joshua Counsil on August 12, 2010 at 12:28 PM
I 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.
From Anthony J on August 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Are 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.
From Will Chilcote on August 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM
Good 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.

From 97.104.72.219 on August 12, 2010 at 6:29 PM
I highly recommend the blueberry and pistachio encrusted pork chops! It was the best thing on the menu last time I went there! - Jeffrey
From Charles Reichley on August 12, 2010 at 7:37 PM
I'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.

From 96.38.64.232 on August 12, 2010 at 10:54 PM
Do you need reservations for Mythos or can you just walk up?
From Andy Guinigundo on August 13, 2010 at 8:57 AM
Wow, 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.

From Will Chilcote on August 14, 2010 at 12:09 AM
To 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!!