Bigfire Restaurant Opening This Summer at Universal CityWalk – Replacing Emeril’s

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An all-new eatery will be opening at Universal CityWalk Orlando this summer. Themed like a grand lakeside lodge, Bigfire will offer food cooked over an open flame, in warm, inviting surroundings.

The new dining location replaces Emeril’s Orlando, which closed last year. Bigfire will offer American fare like their special Bigfire bison burger, freshwater cuisine, steaks, and salads — all cooked over different types of wood, to bring out the smoky taste in each bite. See more information on the new restaurant from Universal Orlando below and stay tuned for more theme park news.

About Bigfire

This two-story, full service venue will welcome you with warm modern surroundings, from a cozy fireplace to oversized plaid blankets and cast iron design elements. Complete with an outdoor patio, you’ll be able to relax by a fire pit or play lawn games with family and friends. We can’t think of a better way to unwind after a fun-filled day in the parks.

Bigfire’s Outdoorsman Family Celebration

Bigfire’s Food

Bigfire will take open-fire cooking to the next level, as each dish will be expertly paired with the perfect type of wood, to bring out the smoky taste in each bite.


You’ll be able to dine on classic American dishes like the Bigfire bison burger, chili and cocoa rubbed steak, delectable freshwater cuisine and mouth-watering smoked salads.

Signature Bison Burger

Wisconsin Cheesemaker

At the heart of the venue will be a custom built wood fire grill that will allow you to see your meal being made right before your eyes.

16oz Cowboy Ribeye

Farmers Roasted Vegetable-Gathering

Make sure you save room for the best part of any meal – dessert! We guarantee one of the most popular desserts will be the Baked Alaska.

Bigfire Baked Alaska

This new venue will be located between VIVO Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the edge of the lagoon – offering incredible views of Universal CityWalk. Stay tuned for more information, including the official opening date, coming soon.

Smokin’ Salmon and Avocado Toast

Bigfire Farmers Harvest

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