Best Thing I Ever Ate: Chicken and Waffle at Universal Studios

We’re taking it to the south for this week’s Best Thing I Ever Ate series! I’m a southern ThemePark gal whose roots are in central Florida. When we eat, we eat and it becomes more like a spiritual experience than a moment of must have sustenance. It’s no wonder that Cletus’ Chicken Shack over at Universal Studios Orlando has my foodie heart with its savory Chicken and Waffle sandwich.

Chicken and Waffle Sandwich from Cletus' Chicken Shack
Chicken and Waffle Sandwich from Cletus’ Chicken Shack

This ThemePark take on a southern classic hit it out of the park for me. The crispy, golden chicken breast is sandwiched between two small waffles with fresh, crunchy iceberg lettuce, a tomato slice, and a maple syrup based mayo sauce. The sweet and salty combination is so intoxicatingly well put together that it makes you forget you’re even eating food from a popular ThemePark such as Universal Studios.

Springfield workers preparing the delicious delights
Springfield workers preparing the delicious delights

Listed below is the complete menu for Cletus’ Chicken Shack:

Item Cost Description
Chicken and Waffle Sandwich $10.99 Double Battered, crispy fried chicken breast between two waffles with maple syrup mayo and tater tots
Double Batter Chicken Platter $10.99 Corn flake crusted battered fried chicken with mash potatoes, corn on the cob, and coleslaw
Chicken Arms $9.99 Choice of Buffalo or barbeque chicken wings with bleu cheese, celery and tater tots
Chicken Thumbs $8.29 Fried chicken tenders with tater tots and choice of barbeque sauce or honey mustard
Thrilled to be Grilled Chicken $8.49 Grilled chicken with lettuce and tomato on specialty bun with tater tots
Mouthwatering Chicken and Waffle Sandwich at Cletus' Chicken Shack
Mouthwatering Chicken and Waffle Sandwich at Cletus’ Chicken Shack

The Simpsons inspired restaurant can be found in the Springfield area of the park next to Moe’s Tavern. The Springfield section has officially been around since the summer of 2013 and has quickly become a fan favorite since its arrival. It makes guests feel as if they have been taken to America’s favorite city as a real tourist.

Welcome to Springfield
Welcome to Springfield

The next time you make your way to Universal Studios Orlando be sure to try Cletus’ Chicken and Waffle sandwich. This delicious dish is this month’s Best Thing I Ever Ate.

Cletus Chicken Shack: Universal Studios Orlando
Cletus Chicken Shack: Universal Studios Orlando

It will be money well spent and if you are a Passholder you will be able to receive a 10% discount on the purchase as well.

Until next time, Happy Dining Hipsters!


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5 thoughts on “Best Thing I Ever Ate: Chicken and Waffle at Universal Studios”

  1. That looks delicious! I have never been to Universal, I need to change that, lol. I recently started watching the Harry Potter Movies so I can fully appreciate Diagon Alley and Hogwart’s Express. My husband is very excited about the Simpsons area as he is a huge fan!

  2. I was in universal in California in October and had this sandwich and I am truly addicted. This is the best sandwich that I have ever ate.

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