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Old 02-12-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Artist Point or Flying Fish?

We've gone to Disney about every other year for the past 9 years or so. Each time, we take a day off from the parks, and eat at one of the nice Disney restaurants.. I guess the signature restaurants. (we stay at a timeshare, so can't get dining plan)

So far, we've only tried California Grill and Narcooses's, but I want to try somewhere new this time.

I'm trying to decide between Artist Point or Flying Fish? Which one should we choose? We'll have a party of 7, which is 4 adults and 3 kids ages 5,9,11.

We all love pretty much everything ... steak, seafood, ect. Which one do you think will be a better experience, and which has the best food? I'm leaning towards Flying Fish because we've never gone to the Boardwalk area, and this would give us an excuse to do so.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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I prefer Flying Fish because I prefer the menu there, at least for appetizers and entrees. I'm not much of a dessert eater but I don't like any of the desserts I've tried at Flying Fish. I did like the cobbler I tried at Artist Point.

I would think kids would prefer Flying Fish because the restaurant has an open kitchen and a fanciful decor. It's very noisy though. The Boardwalk doesn't have a lot going on but it's a nice walk around the area.

Artist Point is a lot quieter and the grounds at WL are stunning (if you dine early enough to catch the sun setting from the restaurant, it's gorgeous). I've just never been a huge fan of the menu here.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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Flying Fish

Hands down, Flying Fish. Better food, clean restaurant, excellent service…..
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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We've gone to Disney about every other year for the past 9 years or so. Each time, we take a day off from the parks, and eat at one of the nice Disney restaurants.. I guess the signature restaurants. (we stay at a timeshare, so can't get dining plan)

So far, we've only tried California Grill and Narcooses's, but I want to try somewhere new this time.

I'm trying to decide between Artist Point or Flying Fish? Which one should we choose? We'll have a party of 7, which is 4 adults and 3 kids ages 5,9,11.

We all love pretty much everything ... steak, seafood, ect. Which one do you think will be a better experience, and which has the best food? I'm leaning towards Flying Fish because we've never gone to the Boardwalk area, and this would give us an excuse to do so.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!
Stacey
We've never eaten at Flying Fish, but we loved Artist Point. The food was great (the filet and salmon were amazing), the atmosphere was nice, and the waitstaff was very attentive and friendly.
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We've been to both and I would just flip a coin. Neither is really better/worse than the other so it comes down to personal preference. I'd take a look at the menu's here on the DIS (see the dark blue menu bar near the top of this page and select "menus") to help decide. You might also base a decision on where you will be that day for convenience purposes.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:32 PM   #6
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We've been to both and I would just flip a coin. Neither is really better/worse than the other so it comes down to personal preference. I'd take a look at the menu's here on the DIS (see the dark blue menu bar near the top of this page and select "menus") to help decide. You might also base a decision on where you will be that day for convenience purposes.
I thought the exact same thing. Food and service are impeccable at both. Maybe pick based on location? What's easier for you to get to given your plans?
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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I much prefer Flying Fish not that Artist Point was bad just not as good as Flying Fish IMO the food, and atmosphere are better at Flying Fish...

My favorites for each include:

Artist Point:
Portobello Soup
Filet
Cobbler

Flying Fish:
Mussels
Calimari
NY Strip - Mac and Cheese!
Red Snapper
Banana Napoleon
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:33 AM   #8
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Flying Fish for sure.

And last time we ate there they had the Snapper and NY Strip as a "Surf and Turf" style combo

VERY VERY good!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:52 AM   #9
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It's been a few years since we've eaten at either, but I prefer Flying Fish. I like the food and atmosphere more than at Artist Point. And I love walking around the Boardwalk in the evening when the performers are out.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:24 AM   #10
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Flying Fish is the only signature that we have returned to over and over again. It is a must do each trip. Artist Point was OK. Glad we went once but probably will not return unless we are staying at WL.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #11
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They are both great restaurants to which I return on a frequent basis (going to WDW on Sunday and going to both during my trip). I give the slight edge to Flying Fish, but you can't really go wrong with either one.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #12
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I have eaten at both and loved them both, but for different reasons. First of all, I would look at the menus and see if that helps you decide. However, I would not be able to make a decision between the two that way. They were both delicious!! Service was great at both. Atmosphere is very different. Artist Point is more Mission / Pioneer theme and Flying Fish is more Artistic Old Boardwalk. At Artist Point - Buffalo. At Flying Fish- Snapper/ Filet duo. You couldn't make a bad decision as far as I'm concerned. Enjoy!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:56 PM   #13
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:13 PM   #14
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I think they are both great! I would go to whichever on is easier to get to from where you are going to be.

If all things begin equal, then I'd do Flying Fish.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #15
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The food is great in both places. We have been to both multiple times and have hit or miss service at both. I think they are very different atmosphere and menu wise. Also location may be an issue so I would base your choice on that.

Artist point is very quiet, a little more reserved. Flying Fish is loud, energetic and laid back. AP menu is more meat based FF is obviously heavy on seafood and fish. You can't really go wrong with either.
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