Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort


Cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwich, hot dogs; beef churrasco, beef stew, roasted chicken; tofu stir fry, ginger salmon; pizza, pasta, flatbread; paninis, wraps; salad and frozen yogurt bars.


Much like the Landscape of Flavors food court at Disney's Art of Animation, Cabana Bay's Bayliner Diner has several different stations offering wide-ranging food options, including paninis, burgers, pizza, and tofu stir fry. The preparations are a cut above the counter service found inside the parks, and pay homage to home cooking classics like tuna noodle casserole and beef stew. The churrasco-style flat iron with creamy chimichurri sauce is surprisingly tender and tasty for counter-service steak.

For breakfast, Bayliner Diner serves up all the usual suspects. Get waffles or french toast, or wait for a made-to-order omelet, but avoid the precooked eggs on the combo platter and croissant sandwich.

Bayliner Diner offers the first Universal on-site hotel refillable mug program Sonic Fill, which works exactly like Disney's Rapid Fill program. The Sonic Fill mugs have RFID chips on the bottom which are programmed with how many days a guest wants access for. A day is considered a calendar day and ends at midnight. The price of Sonic Fill is $8.99 for a single day, $11.99 for 2 days, $14.99 for 3 days and $17.99 for length of stay. Sonic Fill mugs can be refilled at the regular soda stations in the Bayliner Diner seating area, as well as the Coke Freestyle machines located in the diner and at Galaxy Bowl upstairs.

The seating area for Bayliner diner is large and filled with booths and tables. Similar to the Sci Fi Dine-In at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there are large screens playing retro commercials to evoke a feeling of nostalgia. One thing noticeable is the amount of usable outlets to charge your phones and tablets, including one outside of every booth.


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