Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café at Universal Studios Florida has closed permanently after more than 20 years of serving customers. There are plenty of great themed restaurants around the Universal Orlando Resort, but the Classic Monsters Cafe at Universal Studios was one of the best. This restaurant was located towards the front of the park, across from the Music Plaza stage.
The electric chair outside was a good indication that you were in the right place. It has always been a popular photo spot with guests.
At the entrance, next to the doors, posters of old classic horror movies featuring the Mummy and the Invisible Man were on display.
Frankenstein’s Monster had a clapboard sign to let customers know the restaurant’s hours of operation. Unfortunately, it will remain closed forever now.
The lights around the exterior of the building were both elegant and spooky.
Pictures of the monsters lined the entrance, along with figures of Frankenstein’s monster and the werewolf hiding in the trees.
The restaurant was cafeteria-style, so customers ordered and picked up food before going to the cash register to pay. The sounds of a thunderstorm would fill this area and would cause the instrument above to light up and light up.
The menu here has changed over the years, but at closing time it offered themed meals like vampire and mummy, with brisket, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and jackfruit. Sides included mac and cheese, French crocs fries, slaw, scary cauliflower, coffin cornbread, and Brussels sprouts. The Crypt Cookie has always been a good choice for dessert.
Busts of Tom Savini were placed in the center of the restaurant where customers ordered. They were beautiful sculptures of beloved classic monsters.
Beakers and test tubes of liquids of different colors were arranged above the condiment stations. The details of this place were just amazing.
To the left, guests could first enter the crypt dining room. Inside this room were props and posters for the invisible man, the phantom of the opera, and the mummy.
Look at this chandelier. The walls and lighting in the set gave off the vibe of a working movie in places, but the whole room really immersed you in the crypt.
If you look up, you might find actor chairs for some of your favorite monsters. Looks like the mummy just finished filming here. This chair was directly above one of the Crypt Dining booths.
The lighting in each room really created the perfect atmosphere. The soft flickering light against that wall was beautiful. Take a closer look at some of these hieroglyphs.
The hieroglyphs on the wall depicted food and utensils. One of the many details that made this restaurant unique.
The restrooms even had themed panels and doors. The bride was on the door and the sign for the women’s restroom and Frankenstein’s monster was on the door and the sign for the men.
A strange glow of red light filled the first section of the mansion’s dining room. Dracula’s chair hung upside down from the ceiling.
Props, paintings and other objects could be found on the walls around the restaurant.
The illusion of a grand staircase in this room was another great detail.
As they crawled further into the Mansion Dining, guests encountered signs of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, including his chair hanging overhead. There were even chains on the armrests of the Monster’s chair.
Towards the back, you’ll find more of Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. The seats along the wall have even been made to look like the hair of Frankenstein’s bride. Screens throughout the restaurant played old black-and-white film clips of classic horror and sci-fi films. It was one of the best parts of hanging out at Monsters Café.
It was the ultimate dining experience for a horror fan.
On the other side of the restaurant there were more themed rooms. The first room you come across would be the Swamp Dining.
The creature’s chair was covered with a net and a basket on the side.
The eerie green lighting was a strong indication that you were in the swamp. The lighting water effect was really nice here. This dark, dark room was perfect for fans of Wolfman and the Creature.
The creature from the black lagoon was on display near the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.
Rita’s side made up one of the walls here and on the other side there was a mural of the Wolfman on the wall. The trees and jagged backs of the cabin seats made the Wolfman even scarier.
Patches of fur could be seen stuck all over the Wolfman’s chair.
The space dining room would put you right in the center of an old sci-fi movie. Check out these aliens.
Alien ray guns and weapons were displayed on the walls with a UFO crashing into the moon-shaped ceiling.
If you continue to the back corner of the space’s dining room, big eight-legged friends will greet you for lunch.
This piece could send some people running in real fear. A pair of giant spiders with red eyes and hairy legs watched you while you dined.
The spider bursting through the wall had to be one of the best parts of this restaurant.
LED lights changed color, illuminating twisted alien faces on the screen.
The galactic swirls on those windows were mesmerizing and another fantastic detail of this amazing restaurant.
Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café closed permanently on Friday, May 13, 2022. That’s right. This spooky restaurant closed permanently on Friday the 13th. Rest in peace Monsters Café. You can take a full tour of the restaurant in our video below, and be sure to drop us a comment and tell us what you think of Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café closing.
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