should we go to Mythos?
Mythos looks great but theres a lot of other choices? Is it worth planning ahead to go with a reservation or are there better places?
Is it worth it to make a reservation at mythos or are there better places to go eat?
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From Tom Rigg
Posted June 2, 2011 at 3:41 PM
There aren't really, in my opinion, better places to eat in IOA. Mythos is pretty darn good food with good sized portions and its reasonably priced. I really enjoyed eating there aside from the slower than I would have liked service. It was a nice way to take a preak during a day at IOA.
However, good luck getting through on their reservation hotline. I tried fro months leading up to our trip and always got a recorded message. It was actually sort of frustrating and didn't present very well for Universal. That said, we went in October on a not horribly busy day and only waited 20 mins to be seated as a walk up and you can reserve at guest services I believe.
I would say go for it. Its good food and the atmosphere is neat inside.
GO, go, go : ) Mythos (in my opinion) is the best restaurant in any theme park. I'm sure the magic of IOA has a lot to do with that as well. The food is wonderful and you can not find such a unique restaurant anywhere. And, try the chef specialty risotto, its amazing! We stay at the onsite hotels when we visit so our wait is usually only 20 minutes. But, you can make reservations when you arrive or put your name in - do some site seeing (Harry Potter is close as well as Poseidon's Fury) - and come back. Its so worth it. The only thing it that the service has always been slow. Busy season or not. But we still go about 2 times every visit (which is 1-2 times a year). I hope you enjoy!
I find it much easier just stopping by in the morning just as they open to snag a reservation for later in the day. However, I've never visited IOA in the summer, so I have no idea how tough reservations are to get this way during peak times.
I am definitely in the minority here, but I find Mythos very, very average. Been there three different times to see if I was being too harsh, but the food is unexceptional.
I really do think that this is a case of cognitive dissonance. The popularity and price of the establishment has convinced many that the quality of the cuisine is better in their mind than the reality.
In my opinion, there are far better choices at Universal. Margaritaville and NBA City at Citywalk are comparable or cheaper in price, but have larger portions and offer more flavorful food.
Finnegan's at Universal has a wonderful atmosphere and terrific Irish dishes.
At IOA, I can never stop singing the praises of Confisco's. Prices are very low and they have the best ribs I've ever had at a theme park. Heck, I would prefer to eat at The Three Broomsticks at the Wizarding World than Mythos.
As far as reservations go, I wouldn't worry about it. I've never made them before and never had to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated.
I would make a reservation online…
Simply select Florida and the restaurant…
I've been in the summer (July-August) and made reservations on the morning after entry into the park - no problem.
Like many have said, Mythos is brilliant compared to your average theme park food. On different visits, Mythos has been both amazing and also average. It depends on what you order, however, one time the food I ordered was the same, but wasn't just as amazing as a previous visit.
Well worth your time.
Mythos and Confisco's are both excellent restaurants, in my experience, offering good food with attentive service at very reasonable prices.
Neither are as ambitious as some of the top Disney World restaurants, but neither charge anywhere near those prices, either.
Definitely go ... at least once. I'm not sure why my case was different than others, but I called the dining reservation line twice last week and got right through both times. The food at Mythos has always been excellent, IMO. I think the beef filet and chef's specialty risotto are the best choices on the menu.
Mythos is well worth eating at and reservations are recommended. I really like it. Its probably the best theme park restaurant that I have eaten at.
YES! Their food is amazing, except the bread and butter they always serve (don't get me wrong, it's flavorful, but it's just too doughy). I highly recommend the Buffalo BBQ Wrap (whoever had the idea of putting mashed potatoes in a wrap, I love you)!
Have the creme brulee "shot" for dessert - YUM!
I'm going with my family this Monday for lunch at 11:30. Tuesday we're eating lunch at Finnegan's at USF at noon. I'm considering fasting until then to be sure I have plenty of room!
From Tyler C
Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM
I wouldn't go. My family of 9 made reservations early in the day, when we arrived we were told our table was not going to be ready for another 5 minutes. So we waited and waited... and waited for 40 minutes. I finally inquired about the wait and they said they thought they had already seated us! So they apologized and said we will get you a table right away.
Ten minutes later they came out and said they were still working on getting us a table that would seat the entire family. Five minutes later they came back out and said the best they could do was two booths back to back. I said do whatever it takes to get us in NOW!
Five minutes later we were seated at a booth in which THEY had pushed another table up to. Our waiter was very polite, no complaints there. Then the manager sent a bus boy to tell us we couldn't have the tables together, and I went nuts on him! It wasn't even my family who had pushed the tables together. So he stomped away, only to have the manager now come out and literally yell at us that we couldn't have the tables together, now my family and I were quite mad (understatement). She tromped off after we refused to move it on account of being treated so poorly.
Then the food came and it was quite bland. Nothing at all like the reports I have heard from so many people. I was quite disappointed (again an understatement). We received no discounts, no apologies, and no good byes or have a nice rest of the day from any of the staff... except the waitress, she was very polite.
On the other hand the theme of the building is really cool!!!
I will say it was the reigning champion of resturants on themeparkinsider.com. They actually used to have a sign!
I have never been there, but I hear the food, especially desert, is unbelievable!
We got the machine too at Myhtos on our last trip to IOA, but left a message and our cell and they DID call us back to make our reservation. That said, while Mythos was very good for a theme park restaurant, we liked Sharks Underwater Grill in Sea World better. Better food, and watching the sharks swim by is endlessly entertaining. If it's on the menu, the short rib ravioli was insanely delicious. Even the bar has fish swimming within it.
go to lombards in USF, really nice seafood with great decore, relaxed atmosphere, and very reasonable prices.
Have you seen the pictures of the bistro fillet? I don't think there is a question in my mind now. GO TO MYTHOS! :)
I also hear the Signature Pizza is fabulous for more simple eaters. And it is also only 7.50.
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