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Old 02-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #16
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My youngest DS is extremely sensitive to smells and commented on the smell the second we walked in the dining rom.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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No - not even when served.
DH & DD are fish eaters
DW & DS are meat eaters.
We all get along at Coral Reef
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #18
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Was it the curry noodle bowl with the faux chik'n on top? I thought my kids would like that but don't want to pay almost $20 for the dish unless it's pretty good.
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Coral Reef was a favorite, but this last trip, the service and food was enough to write it off for future visits. The food was NOT good.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #19
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I have stayed at the Beach Club - we just don't walk through the lobby during dinner - if you are going to the Yacht Club restaurants just walk outside
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #20
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We have stayed at the Beach Club. We just avoid the lobby at dinner time. If you want to go to the Yacht Club restaurants walk on the outside
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #21
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OP, we are veggie and I am highly sensitive to smells, and I had a VERY hard time dining at Coral. I don't even know if salmon was on the menu but that's what the whole place smelled like to me when I was there.

If the kids are veggie, be aware that it can be hard to watch the aquarium while those around you are eating the cousins of the fish they are watching.

I have read that Sunshine Seasons has the chik'n as well now, and I like their tofu noodle bowl (which you can get without the broth in the form of a stir fry as a different option). So you might have other choices apart from the Reef.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #22
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nope, no fishy smell i am very very sensitive to it and didnt find it smelled at all (and i would have noticed )

we have a lovely meal there, i hope you do too
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #23
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I absolutely hate seafood and I've eaten there. No smell at all!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #24
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OP, we are veggie and I am highly sensitive to smells, and I had a VERY hard time dining at Coral. I don't even know if salmon was on the menu but that's what the whole place smelled like to me when I was there.

If the kids are veggie, be aware that it can be hard to watch the aquarium while those around you are eating the cousins of the fish they are watching.

I have read that Sunshine Seasons has the chik'n as well now, and I like their tofu noodle bowl (which you can get without the broth in the form of a stir fry as a different option). So you might have other choices apart from the Reef.
The fish in the tanks are related to the fish that are served only in that they are all fish and live in water. However, the fish in the tanks are not what are served at Coral Reef, either exactly or in type. The tank has things like sharks, a turtle, and tropical/shallow depth sea fish. Most of the fish served are either deep sea or sustainable fish, which aren't in the tanks.

Sunshine Seasons is open-air kitchens and can be smelled through the whole Land building. The fish served there are displayed (in type/species and in the fact that the fish there will eventually be used for consumption on property) in "Living with the Land." Those who are sensitive to smells or seeing fish that were on a ride, or related to ones on a ride, will find that to be a worse option then Coral Reef. By a lot.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #25
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I have never noticed a fishy smell before but I did notice the last time we dined there that the cleanliness had decreased - eh. Service was okay, felt like one of the million diners at the time and we were kind of rushed. Hopefully you have a better experience!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #26
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I like the fact that most comments lean toward Coral Reef not having a "fishy" smell ....I have a shellfish allergy and yes I am aware Coral Reef is mostly seafood but I figured the atmosphere would be nice for my daughter to experience,also,they do serve one chicken dish which sounds appetizing...has anyone tried it before, its chicken breast served over spaetzle?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:10 PM   #27
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The fish in the tanks are related to the fish that are served only in that they are all fish and live in water. However, the fish in the tanks are not what are served at Coral Reef, either exactly or in type. The tank has things like sharks, a turtle, and tropical/shallow depth sea fish. Most of the fish served are either deep sea or sustainable fish, which aren't in the tanks.
Didn't the Coral Reef serve grouper at one point? I remember a time, maybe five years ago or more, when a grouper swam by our table and my partner kind of joked that he was going to order its brother. Could have just been wishful thinking, though. Grouper is delicious.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:26 PM   #28
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Nope, no fishy smells at all.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:52 AM   #29
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No fishy smell, but food is only fair at best. We no longer bother going there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:06 AM   #30
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No fishy smell, but food is only fair at best. We no longer bother going there.
Agreed. It was good 5-10 years ago. Each time I visited in the last few trips, it's gotten worse each time and now it's off our list.
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