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sTINKS
03-22-2010, 10:28 PM
Can someone recommend some restaurants where I can get some fresh fish ie, grouper, sea bass, snapper, mahi mahi.....

We ended up walking out of Coral Reef on our last trip. Wait was too long with ADR's and it was so musty and my dh thought it stunk and will never set foot in there again.

smidgy
03-22-2010, 10:34 PM
maybe flying fish at the boardwalk, or todd's blue zoo at Dolphin. (never ate at either place)
( we have eaten at coral reef 3 times, and loved it.)

TigerKat
03-23-2010, 11:37 AM
maybe flying fish at the boardwalk, or todd's blue zoo at Dolphin. (never ate at either place)
( we have eaten at coral reef 3 times, and loved it.)

I would highly recommend both of these places!!!!:thumbsup2

franandaj
03-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Flying Fish is awesome, I've had some great meals there. On our last trip we tried Fulton's for the first time and I'm definitely going back there again. I had the King Crab, but my Dad had some sort of fish filet and really enjoyed it.

Coral Reef has gone terribly downhill in the past few years.

Kae
03-23-2010, 03:13 PM
The Fish of the day I had at GF Cafe one night was excellent. I can not remember what kind but I remember great flavor & well prepared. Offsite there is a BoneFish Grill.

Kae

DisneyFamily123
03-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Best seafood at Disney World - I want to know too! Here's my experience from 2009 and I'd love some suggestions about the restaurants planned for 2010.

Here's our feedback from Oct. 2009.

California Grill - the spicy kazan sushi appetizer was very good. Will return for more sushi and might make it a meal, but the steak was so good.
Jiko - Maize-crusted halibut - out of this world good.
Yak and Yeti - the seared tuna appetizer and crispy mahi mahi entree were absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked.
Crystal Palace - The salmon is outstanding. I'm always impressed with the quality of the food here, given it is a buffet. Been here 4x total.
Citrocos - The seafood appetizers, gateau of crab and seared tuna, were excellent.
Narcoosees - the crab cake appetizer an seafood diablo were pretty good, but doesn't compare to dishes I had elsewhere in WDW, should have had the lobster instead (next time!).
Restaurant Marrakesh - seafood bastilla appetizer very good.
Mama Melrose - Wood-grilled tuna, this was good but not really outstanding, just OK, but I did eat it all.


On our Plan for 2010 Trip (any feedback on seafood?):

Flying Fish Cafe at Boardwalk Inn
Coral Reef
Narcoosees
Citrocos
Grand Floridian Cafe
California Grill
San Angel Inn
Yak and Yeti
Chefs de France
Le Cellier
Crystal Palace

jacksmom
03-23-2010, 07:27 PM
We love Coral Reef!:cheer2:

fterie4u
03-23-2010, 08:03 PM
We have had great experiences at California Grill for seafood. We are trying Narcoossee's and Cape May Clam Bake next trip. Also considering Coral reef, we ate there a few years back but have not been since.

galaxyrar
03-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Flying Fish is amazing!!! Our favorite and a must every trip.

cbg1027
03-24-2010, 12:36 AM
Biggest selection of fish would be at Flying Fish, which was excellent.

I would also recommend Citricos. They usually have a couple of fish dishes. I've had halibut, swordfish, and sea bass there. All were amazing.

franandaj
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
We have had great experiences at California Grill for seafood. We are trying Narcoossee's and Cape May Clam Bake next trip. Also considering Coral reef, we ate there a few years back but have not been since.

We ate at Coral Reef in January and it was pretty bad. I've heard the same from a lot of people...

Pakey
03-24-2010, 10:37 AM
We enjoy bluezoo, followed by Flying Fish.

Uncleromulus
03-24-2010, 11:31 AM
Those two are the best---

winterman
03-24-2010, 03:02 PM
The Town Tavern in Celebration would be my recommendation. The menu features New England seafood - cod, haddock, sea scallops, Ipswich clams, etc. The Kelley family has it flown in fresh from Boston. They do not serve grouper, mahi etc. A rental car would be needed.

www.thetowntaverncelebration.com

Just my 2 cents, I'm a Mainer. Have a great trip!!!:cool1:

BLTLDZ
03-24-2010, 03:04 PM
I would highly recommend both of these places!!!!:thumbsup2

Totally agree.
Love them both. :worship:

jnfr2424
03-24-2010, 06:00 PM
If you had to choose between Bluezoo and Flying Fish which would you choose and why?

KatMark
03-24-2010, 08:01 PM
Our favorite is FUlton's...but it is not on the dining plan. I have read nothing but rave reviews on Flying Fish and it is definitely on our to do list next trip thanks to MickeyNicki and TigerKat's recommendation.

DisneyFamily123
03-24-2010, 11:55 PM
Is Flying Fish worth the time to get there from Epcot? I know the food is supposed to be great, I'm just not sure how long it will take us to walk there from say.... Japan.

Doesn't look like a far walk but we will have a young child (age 5). Seems like a fun restaurant. But if not worth stopping what we are doing in World Showcase and walking over..... I could just pick another Epcot WS restaurant.

franandaj
03-25-2010, 12:53 AM
I don't know what is on the child's menu, but Flying Fish is definitely an adult restaurant. A child may not enjoy many of the offerings or enjoy such an adult atmosphere. They probably have things like crayons and stuff to amuse little ones, but it is more a restaurant for the nights when you hire a sitter and take a night for the two of you.

Princess&CowboyMommy
03-25-2010, 01:08 AM
Flying Fish would be my top choice.

Next would be Cape May Cafe clam bake buffet at BC. I've heard, though not witnessed it myself, that they've added crab, sometimes calamari, and other yummier items to their normal seafood items.

You might like Artist Point at the WL. My hubby had this last time we were there: "Our Signature Plate - Cedar Plank Roasted King Salmon - with sourdough bread dumpling, broccolini, and mulled red wine brown butter." He said it was one of the best salmon dishes he ever has had. They also have black cod and scallops dishes.

I've heard Citricos and Narcosses are both good, but haven't tried either.

Oh - and for lunch - hubby I really liked the Mahi Mahi sandwich at Big River Grille on the boardwalk. We sat outside and it was really lovely.

The Kona Cafe at the Poly has several fish dishes - Mahi Mahi, Tuna Oscar, and Shrimp/Scallops. We've tried Kona, but never any of their fish dishes, so I can't really comment on those. Oh, we did have the crab cakes there - thouse were FABULOUS.

At OKW, Olivia's Cafe has a wonderful Grouper dish. They also have Mahi Mahi (never tried it though) and a Shrimp/Pasta dish (that was good).

ones I didn't like - Captain Jacks at DTD (yuck) and Fultons. Actually, Fulton's food was good, not awesome, but good; but the service was HORRIBLE. It took us 3 hours to get through dinner because our waitress was so slow. She also brought me an unbaked potato with my meal, lol.

Almost forgot Rainforest Cafe in DTD - they have lots of seafood dishes. We haven't eaten any of them at there, but did at the Minneapolis RC, and they were all good.

Ok, I think that's it....lol. We love seafood, so I love hearing others' experiences, too. Thanks for starting this thread!

Princess&CowboyMommy
03-25-2010, 01:15 AM
Is Flying Fish worth the time to get there from Epcot? I know the food is supposed to be great, I'm just not sure how long it will take us to walk there from say.... Japan.

Doesn't look like a far walk but we will have a young child (age 5). Seems like a fun restaurant. But if not worth stopping what we are doing in World Showcase and walking over..... I could just pick another Epcot WS restaurant.


It's probably a 10-15 minute walk, I'd guess (because you have a young child walking it). It's really a wonderful restaurant, but honestly, I'd only recommend it for reservations before 6-6:30 latest if you have a child going with you. We had a 6:50 reservation in November this past year and I honestly do not remember seeing a single child in the restaurant. That being said, the food was absolutely TDF good!

Since you have a child over the age of 4, if you really wanted to do FF, I'd suggest booking 2-3 hours at the child care center at Beach Club maybe. They'll feed your child dinner. After you're done with FF, maybe take your sweetie to Beaches and Cream at the BC/YC. :)

DisneyFamily123
03-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Would you say the seafood at Flying Fish is spectacular? Are there other restaurants (table service) in Epcot that have good seafood too?

We are already planning on Coral Reef, Biergarten, and San Angel Inn. We were also thinking about Le Cellier, Chefs de France, or Garden Grill. Don't want to go to Teppan Edo, been there before and places like that are everywhere at home.

I thought we could combine dinner at Flying Fish with looking at the Christmas decorations at Boardwalk, and also maybe Beach and Yacht Club. But we could save walking time to have more time at Epcot.

Not worried about DS4 in restaurants. He was great last year at signature restaurants - Citrocos, Narcoosees, California Grill, Jiko... By 5:30 or 6pm, he already had a lot of fun and was content to sit for an hour+ and relax. We usually do 5:30pm when the signature restaurant 1st opens, no waiting then. We won't use the child care places - I dont' trust people that much even at Disney.

disneynutinpa
03-25-2010, 01:31 PM
Hands down Fulton's Crab House in Downtown Disney is the place for seafood for us. I never miss a meal here on our trips to Disney.

jwfla422
03-25-2010, 10:56 PM
* Flying Fish Cafe at Boardwalk Inn-excellent food quality but very pricey, best steamed mussels, salmon is also good, but don't love the lentil bath it's served on (hope they change that). Even their steak is good.

* Coral Reef-we enjoyed very much last time we were in WDW. The trout was excellent. We were there for a late lunch and had not wait (nor was there a fishy smell, if that were the case we probably would have left too;-)

* Narcoosees-used to love this place, last experience or 2 not so good. Overpriced and food quality was mediocre at best. I hear the lobster is what to go there for.

* Citrocos-pretty good. Had the salmon the last 2 times we were there and this past time it wasn't as good as the prior time. Also pricey, but overall it's usually good.

* Le Cellier-love their salmon and their salads

* Crystal Palace-the best ancho chili salmon!! But that's the only seafood item I recall being on the buffet

Although it's a been a while, we have eaten at Blue Zoo which was very good. I think I had the snapper which was excellent (LOL I can remember exactly but I DO remember liking what I got;-)

Had a shrimp salad at Paradiso 37 in DTD and enjoyed that.

The last time we ate at Captain Jacks I remember the food tasting like it was frozen.:sad2: They really need to think of a refurbish there.

Didn't enjoy the Cape May Clambake the last time we went. It was so crowded around the buffet and most of the kid's items were almost empty and we had to wait a 1/2 hr until they got filled. Try that with a 8-9 yr old hungry child at the end of a Disney day, wasn't a fun trip. For almost the same $$ we could have gone to FF and gotten much fresher, cooked to order food.

ibela
03-26-2010, 08:08 AM
From Feb 2010 trip -
The crispy whole yellowtail snapper at Narcoossee's was delicious. And believe it or not, the Mahi Mahi sandwich at the CS @ Contemporary was surprisingly very good.

Leota
03-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Our 2 Favorite WDW restaurants are BlueZoo & Flying Fish, which happen to be seafood places. It's kind of weird because DH always says he doesn't like seafood yet these 2 are must dos for us. He also added Fultons to the line up for our next trip :confused3

Either one of these is worth the trip for. I honestly couldn't choose between them.