Great budget lunch near Universal Orlando

An Orlando-area theme park vacation offers many opportunities. You can discover new things. Of course, you can find new dining options. You will develop memories that you will talk about all your life (good or bad). However, no matter how much money you think you need for your vacation, it always ends up being more than expected. Any high quality way to save money should be considered. A long-standing way to save money on food during theme park vacations is to eat off-site during lunch hours. Many chain restaurants offer lunch menus. These menu items tend to cost less.

My favorite off-site lunch option near Universal Orlando drives me to Miller Beer House. A great location exists in the Kirkman Road area near Universal Orlando. Depending on its location, some on-site guests will wander in for meals here. I have visited this place many times. I don’t remember ever having had a bad meal here. However, the best deal here is on their lunch menu/specialties.

These lunch items change periodically. However, for the past 8 years or so most of the standard items have remained. These lunch dishes range from $7 to $10. The lunch menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Portion size exceeds standard expectations for this price. Plus, several of these lunch entrees feature something elusive for theme park vacationers, actual nutrition. The nutritional value of some of these choices is high, at least for the restaurant chains.

For example, during Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2022, I ordered takeout from here while staying at the Holiday Inn and Suites Across from Universal Orlando. I have “dad’s meatloaf”. I remember many years ago my teenage son ordered it and ate every morsel of it. I was shocked because it had broccoli on the side. Right now, this meatloaf main course is $6.99.

The meatloaf was pretty good. It is accompanied by mashed potatoes with sauce. The aforementioned broccoli also comes with it. For my dining experience, I had a reasonable portion for lunch to go. The overall value of this meatloaf is very high. The lunch dishes change. However, I ate a reasonably healthy lunch for $7. On the other hand, a cheese pretzel costs more than the one currently at Universal Orlando.

If you’re looking for a way to save money and eat better, try Miller’s Ale House for lunch. I doubt you will be disappointed. As always, eat your way!

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