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Finnegan’s Bar & Grill (full-service)

Finnegan's Bar & Grill at Universal Studios Florida.

Finnegan's Bar & Grill at Universal Studios Florida.

Location
New York.

Style
Full-service Irish restaurant and pub, similar to Raglan Road at Downtown Disney; open for lunch and dinner.

Two sentence insider summary
A local favorite, Finnegan’s Irish character overflows like its drinks (try the beer sampler). And there are plenty of hearty entrees to enjoy here as well!

Prices
Entrees are $10 to $21 per person.

Reservations
407-224-FOOD (3613)
Online reservations available via OpenTable.com
Guests staying on-site receive priority seating

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Finnegan’s Bar & Grill – full menu

Starters

Finnegan’s Potato and Onion Webb $6.99 *OR
Shrimp Scargo $7.99
Irish Chicken Stingers $7.99
Cornish Pasti $7.99 *OR
Scotch Eggs $5.99 *OR
Reilly’s Chicken Wings

Soups

Homemade Misty Isle Potato and Leaky Soup $4.99 *OR *V
Split Pea and Ham Soup $4.99 *OR

Salads

Celtic Chicken Club Salad $11.99
Beef and Bleu Salad $12.99
Irish Cobb Salad $11.99 *OR
The Leprechaun’s Rainbow $11.99 *V

Sandwiches

Tipperary Corned Beef Sandwich $10.99 *OR
Dublin Chicken Sandwich $10.99
Grand Ole Burger $9.99
  make it a deluxe with bacon, onions, and mushrooms $1.59
  Low-Carb version: served without the but and with a side of broccoli (same price)
Gardenburger $9.79 *V
Fried Cod Fish Sandwich $11.99
Shamrock Steak Sandwich $11.99
  smother your sandwich in Provolone, Swiss, American, or Cheddar for only $0.79

Finnegan’s Favorites

Irish Fish ‘n Chips $13.99 *OR
Shepherd’s Pie $11.99 *OR
  smother your pie in cheddar cheese $0.79
Bangers & Mash $10.99 *OR
County Cork Corned Beef and Cabbage $11.99
Misty Isle Mixed Grill $11.99
Newcastle Chicken $10.99
Kilkenny Pot Pie $10.99
Guinness Beef Stew $11.99 *OR
North Atlantic Baked Cod Fish $13.99
Finnegan’s Pub Sirloin Steak $21.99

Add a side salad or bowl of soup to your entree for only $2.99

Little Leprechaun’s Kids Menu

Isle of Grilled Cheese $4.99
Pot of Gold Burger $5.99
  add cheese for $0.75
Clovers of Chicken Fingers $5.99
Fish ‘n Chips $6.99
Double Decker Cheeseburger $7.99

Make Your Own Sundae $2.99
Milkshakes $3.95

Each entree is served with choice of french fries, grapes, or apple sauce

Beer Flights

Sample 5-four ounce beer cocktails and Take Home one of our Finnegan’s Souvenir Flight Glasses
  Black and Tan (Guinness and Yuengling)
  Blacksmith (Guinness and Smithwick’s)
  Black and Blue (Guinness and Blue Moon)
  Black Velvet (Guinness and Cider)
  Irish Shandy (Smithwicks and Sprite)
Inquire for price

Premium Draft Sampler
  Guinness
  Smithwick’s
  Blue Moon
  Yuengling
  Seasonal
Inquire for price

*OR – Finnegan’s original recipe
*V – vegetarian recipe



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Apps For All

May 25, 2014 by Anastasia
Date Of Last Visit: July 14 2013 

When visiting a new restaurant, I often opt to order many small plates like appetizers instead of full meals to sample more things. A shrimp scargo, a potato and onion webb, wings, and a Scotch egg later, we decided we were full (especially given that we were heading to Revenge of the Mummy right after and didn\'t want to lose our lunch on the guest sitting next to us!). The shrimp scargo was an interesting take on one of my favorites, escargot. The buttery garlic sauce was fragrant and warm and was AMAZING to dip bread into! The Scotch egg and wings were good, but nothing to write home about.

My favorite, though, was the potato and onion webb. It was balanced well between the two flavors and wasn\'t greasy (something that I find hard to achieve when frying potatoes). Throw in a few draft beer samplers (with souvenir cup!) and I\'d say this is a solid choice for a meal at Universal Studios.


hit until the miss

Nov 27, 2013 by Heather
Date Of Last Visit: Nov 27, 2013 

I love this place...well until this past visit when the bar tender totally under poured our drinks then gave us a huge attitude about it. We are regulars there since we have annual passes and love this bar. Its very unfortunate that they would hire someone that doesn't know her job or have people skills. The other workers however are fantastic and I would definitely go back to one of them.


Fun and Delicious

Nov 10, 2013 by Teresa Murphy
Date Of Last Visit: October 24, 2013 

We were in the park with a Stay and Scream ticket for HHN so I made a 4:15 dinner reservation to take advantage of early entry for the evening. We were seated immediately on arrival. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had the Pot Pie and Newcastle Chicken. And drinks of course. The food was pleasantly presented and very tasty and the service was excellent from start to finish. The drinks were good and not "watered down." While we were dining orange shirted staff came in handed our wrist bands to those who had tickets to the NNH. It was a lively place with live entertainment and people coming in from the "holding pen" for drinks while they waited. It was a very enjoyable to pass the time. Will make it "must" on future USF visits.


Hmmmmm so good.

Jul 19, 2013 by Alex Zapata

What can I say that everybody hasn't said already, its amazing.

Once you walk in you'll feel like your not even in a theme park anymore. Since having the annual pass and living in Miami I try to at least once a month drive up to Orlando to spend some time away. Its one of the best places to beat the heat, sit down and relax, maybe have a drink or 2. Bartenders are great, very friendly and fun to talk to.

Mixed drinks are made to perfection, you have to at least once a trip try them out. Mummys revenge is so goood. Nice pours on the vodka & chambord with just a hint of the sweet & sour. Just as exciting as the ride. Lots of good beers on tap even a nice Sierra Nevada IPA on there. One of the few full bars that has happy hour. One thing I wish they would bring back is Palm beer they used to have.

Now when it comes to food I haven't found anything on the menu that I don't like yet, but I did say yet. You need to start off with the Scotch Eggs, boiled eggs wrapped in sausage with a nice mustard sauce to dip in its so good. My favorite thing is the shepherds pie. So stop by and check it out, tell them Pepe (the muppet) sent you, hes always at the bar..


We LOVE Finnegan's

Jul 19, 2013 by Gail McDonald

My family lives in Orlando and we have annual passes to Universal. We have eaten at most of the restaurants in both parks but Finnegan's is our family favorite. The food is delicious and the service is good too. We often get a variety of appetizers such as the Scottish eggs, the wings, and the onion and potato web. For meals the fish and chips are good but my favorite is the Kilkenny Pot pie and the Guinness Beef Stew. The children's menu is very cheap and the burger is very big and comes with fries. My husband loves the corned beef sandwich. My son always gets the Potato Leek soup. The girls love the kids chicken fingers. And it is always great to get a Flight of beer-a great way to taste several different beers for a good price. And of course the best part is that it is across from my favorite ride, The Mummy!


Just Go and Enjoy

Jul 18, 2013 by Jim Watson

Finnegan's is the place to eat. Across the street from The Mummy (my favorite ride), Finnegan's will fill you up with food, fun, and fantastic service. Live bands or a solo singer will entertain. Smiling servers will make sure you have a pleasurable time. And a filling meal will make you want to linger before heading out to the park for more excitement. My personal favorite to order...The Leprechaun’s Rainbow. Fresh fruit and raspberry sorbet. Although listed on the salad section of the menu, it's a full meal!! Good food for the entire family.


You Will Forget Your in a Theme Park

Jul 17, 2013 by Jarrod Matosky

"The Best Ride in the Park" is what some jokingly call Finnegans Bar and Grill. Being a local, I have stopped in Finnegan's many times and have never been disappointed. The moment you walk into Finnegan's you will be greeted by very friendly staff, no matter if your coming in for lunch or dinner, or if your just coming to sit at the bar for a few drinks. They have a wide range of menu items, from Hamburgers to Corned beef and cabbage, even if your not in the mood for big meal they have great appetizers like the potato Onion web which is great for sharing. Just stopping in for drinks, Finnegans offers a full bar, and they offer many different beers on tap and in the bottle. Now the most important item about Finnegans, the atmosphere, when your inside you can forget sometimes that your at a theme park, the staff does a great job to make sure all your needs are met and to make sure you have a great time. Most of the time during the afternoon there's live music which makes the bar even livelier. All in all, its a great spot to stop for a meal or just to have a few drinks and cool off from the heat.


Great place to stop in for a bite!

Jul 15, 2013 by Stephanie Sobieski

I have been going to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure year after year and never fail to stop at Finnegan\'s at LEAST twice. It is THE best bar/restaurant in Universal Studios! The drinks are reasonably prices considering the amount they give you, you have the option to take it to go or sit down, relax and enjoy it there. The atmosphere is amazing with good music and sometimes live bands. The bartenders are ALWAYS friendly and the food is delicious and comes out promptly.

I have visited this restaurant countless times and they never fail to have me leave with a smile on my face. Highly recommended.


Refreshing & Delicious!

Jul 14, 2013 by Jennifer Dupont

We always eat at Finnegan\'s when we visit US. We love that we don\'t need reservations we just drag our hot tired selves to New York and we are greeted by cool air conditioning, a happy hostess and usually some kind of raucous singing!

Because we hit the park early in the morning by lunch time we need a break from the walking and heat. Getting a sit down full service meal in a nice cool restaurant totally revives us and gets us revved up for the rest of our day. The fish and chips are amazing!! Such huge portions that we usually split a plate between two ppl. The beer sampler is fun and refreshing and also good for sharing.

If you want a great meal in a fun atmosphere don\'t miss Finnegan\'s!! We bet you\'ll even join in the singing....we do!!


Our favorite theme park restaurant

Jul 13, 2013 by Ryan M.

Last year for Christmas I had gotten me and my wife annual passes to Universal on top of the Disney passes we\'ve had for a few years now. We\'ve eaten at Cinderella\'s Royal Table and the new Be Our Guest restaurant at Magic Kingdom, Le Cellier in Epcot, and Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom just to name a few. But it wasn\'t until our first trip to Universal Studios that we were finally able to declare a winner in our own personal \'best theme park restaurant\' contest, and that winner was Finnegan\'s Bar & Grill. Sure, it may not have elaborate castle walls, costumed characters walking around for photo ops, big name chefs working the kitchen, or huge animatronic creatures watching you dine, but it does have what we look for in a good restaurant: a casual, laid back atmosphere and amazing food. It also doesn\'t hurt that it doesn\'t cost us much more to eat at Finnegan\'s than it does at our local Applebees or Outback Steakhouse. Nearly every entree on the menu is under $12, only the sirloin steak and two seafood dishes were more expensive, and not by that much either.

When I first bought our Universal passes one of the first things I did was to check out the restaurants so I could be sure to get in a reservation for our upcoming trip, which had always been a necessity for getting into any of Disney\'s table service restaurants. Finnegan\'s already stuck out just from reading menus online so I decided that\'s where I would make us a reservation. Imagine my surprise when we actually went to Finnegan\'s and walked in the door only to be seated immediately without even asking if we had a reservation. Even though it was in February which is generally a slower time of year for theme parks, I was still surprised that we were able to just walking right into a table service restaurant and get a seat without even needing to have made a reservation. We had just gotten so used to Disney parks where even if you were lucky enough to get in somewhere without a reservation you could easily wait and hour or more to get seated regardless of the time of year.

After being seated we were quickly greeted by our friendly waitress who took our drink order and then brought us a loaf of the irish soda bread which was served on a wooden shamrock shaped cutting board. It was a pretty good sized chunk of bread for just the two of us but we both devoured it quickly taking only the occasional break to breathe and tell each other how delicious we thought it was. For an appetizer we got the potato and onion web and after our first bite it was already decided that we needed to get it every time we came back, which we have. It\'s hard to describe to someone who hasn\'t seen it, but it\'s a kind of stringy, webby, mass of thin onion strings and shoestring potatoes that tasted amazing on it\'s own but was made even more delicious by sprinkling on some of the malt vinegar that\'s on the table.

My wife and I had both got sweet tea but after seeing the beer flight samplers they had, I knew I had to get one of those too. I got the beer cocktail flight which is five small glasses of Guinness mixed with various beers, except for the one that was Guinness mixed with Sprite, which is an unusual combination but still tasted great. But the best part about the beer flights is that you get to take home one of the small glasses with the Finnegan\'s logo on it.

For our main course I had gotten the mixed grill which was a grilled chicken breast and a sausage served on top of a mountain of mashed potatoes and what they call root cellar vegetables, which is cabbage and parsnips. I had never eaten a parsnip before but it turned out it was actually pretty good. The chicken was great, it had a good grilled flavor and was very moist and tender. The sausage was the best sausage I\'ve had to this day.

My wife got the shepherd\'s pie and only got a little over halfway through it because it was so big, although I\'m sure filling up on bread and the onion web didn\'t help. Even though she was full she kept trying to eat it because it was so good until she finally told the waitress to take the plate away.

Unfortunately we were so stuffed that we had no room for any kind of desert even though their selection of desert minis seemed to be calling to us.

Everything we ate was awesome, the service was excellent, and the whole atmosphere of the place felt very relaxed to the point that we didn\'t even feel like we were still in a theme park. The restaurant wasn\'t cramped and over packed like pretty much every other restaurant we\'ve gone to in other theme parks. We didn\'t feel rushed at all either which was a big plus. So many theme park restaurants, whether it\'s counter service or table service, want to get you in and out as quickly as possible so it was nice to be in a place where we could easily relax for a while before heading back out into the crowds.

If you\'re looking for the full theme park restaurant experience, and by that I mean characters, castles, special effect and stuff like that, then Finnegan\'s might not be the place for you. But if you\'re looking for a casual, relaxed place with a fun atmosphere, great prices and even better food, the I can\'t think of a better place than Finnegan\'s. We went there on our first trip to Universal and have been there everytime since, and so far we\'ve always both ordered the same things.

The only downside to Finnegan\'s is that we left so full that I was unsuccessful in convincing my wife to head across the street to ride Mummy\'s Revenge.


4.8 5.0 10 10 When visiting a new restaurant, I often opt to order many small plates like appetizers instead of full meals to sample more things. A shrimp scargo, a potato and onion webb, wings Finnegan's Bar & Grill
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