Coral Reef?

Stefani P.

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Apr 27, 2016
I have seen lots of reviews saying it is fine or nearly bad.
Really??
Anyone enjoy it?
 

DisneyMomma930

Disney addict since 1984
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Feb 18, 2019
We went 5 years ago on our last night and it was the best meal we had the entire trip! We sat right at the tank and my daughter loved watching the fish and the giant turtle swim by. My husband and I also thought our food was fantastic. I have since seen negative reviews so I dont know if it got worse since then. I was debating doing it for our August trip but opted not to, now that we have a 2 year old we are doing mostly character meals.
 
  • igrsod

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    May 11, 2010
    Our family has mixed reviews. My husband loves it and requests it each trip. As a vegetarian I love it, as they always have something interesting on the menu for me. My daughter is just meh about it. I've never had a bad meal there. I'm not sure why so many people don't like it. It's also cool to eat while watching the tank.
     

    Stefani P.

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    Apr 27, 2016
    Our family has mixed reviews. My husband loves it and requests it each trip. As a vegetarian I love it, as they always have something interesting on the menu for me. My daughter is just meh about it. I've never had a bad meal there. I'm not sure why so many people don't like it. It's also cool to eat while watching the tank.
    Yes, we are excited for the view!
     

    Stefani P.

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    Apr 27, 2016
    We went 5 years ago on our last night and it was the best meal we had the entire trip! We sat right at the tank and my daughter loved watching the fish and the giant turtle swim by. My husband and I also thought our food was fantastic. I have since seen negative reviews so I dont know if it got worse since then. I was debating doing it for our August trip but opted not to, now that we have a 2 year old we are doing mostly character meals.

    I would love to sit right next to the tank!! Maybe we can ask if that is available when we get there
     
  • GoingSince1990

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    Oct 31, 2018
    We've been twice, once in 2010 and once in 2017, and the food was deeply disappointing both times. Especially when compared with any of the excellent World Showcase restaurants.
     

    FSU Girl

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    Oct 20, 2016
    I had a great meal there. I love the fish tank and watching that the whole meal. I had the shrimp and grits and thought it was delicious
     

    ThistleMae

    Falling More in Love Every Year!
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    Jan 12, 2015
    We love the atmosphere. It's also the quietest restaurant we've ever been to in Disney...gives you a chance to have a break. The menu isn't that large, but there is usually something for everyone. You can look at the menu on Allears.net under dining menu's. The food itself, I thought was good. I'd go again.
     

    Stefani P.

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    Apr 27, 2016
    We love the atmosphere. It's also the quietest restaurant we've ever been to in Disney...gives you a chance to have a break. The menu isn't that large, but there is usually something for everyone. You can look at the menu on Allears.net under dining menu's. The food itself, I thought was good. I'd go again.
    I love the idea of a more quiet meal. Sometimes you need out of the chaos for an hour!
     
  • goofy4prez

    A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!
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    Jul 24, 2008
    I have been to Coral Reef three times and have always had a positive experience with good food and good service. The only complaint I may have of Coral Reef is that each time we have had a set ADR we were seated anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes past our ADR. But I can say this of other restaurants in Disney as well.

    The only other not so pleasant experience we had, but no fault of Coral Reef was we had a lady one time sat her " ASSets" right smack on our table while we were eating so that she can take pictures of the aquarium. I said to her, "excuse me but we are eating here". She then dropped an "F" bomb at me. To the restaurants credit our server saw what took place and had a manager talk with this woman at her table.
     

    holden

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    Feb 21, 2005
    We’ve never had a “bad” meal there but never an impressive one either. I love the fish tank, but the food is just ok. It’s not in our regular rotation of restaurants. There is often a long wait to be seated too, even with an ADR.
     

    ThistleMae

    Falling More in Love Every Year!
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    Jan 12, 2015
    I have been to Coral Reef three times and have always had a positive experience with good food and good service. The only complaint I may have of Coral Reef is that each time we have had a set ADR we were seated anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes past our ADR. But I can say this of other restaurants in Disney as well.

    The only other not so pleasant experience we had, but no fault of Coral Reef was we had a lady one time sat her " ASSets" right smack on our table while we were eating so that she can take pictures of the aquarium. I said to her, "excuse me but we are eating here". She then dropped an "F" bomb at me. To the restaurants credit our server saw what took place and had a manager talk with this woman at her table.
    :(
     

    IluvMGM

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    Aug 19, 2004
    On our last trip my food was so good I ate every single bite and could have eaten another plate full! I had a really tender chicken breast with mushroom risotto. It was so delicious. That being said, next time I might not like the type of risotto they have as much, but was very pleased with our last trip.
     

    ThistleMae

    Falling More in Love Every Year!
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    Jan 12, 2015
    The food is decent, not over the top, but not awful. Sort of like BOG, nothing great food wise, but atmosphere makes it worth going. Coral Reef is beautiful and serene. Actually it beats BOG in a way, because BOG is quite noisy. The acoustics in there are just terrible, everything echoes. So with pretty good food and wonderful atmosphere, I wouldn't hesitate to eat at Coral Reef again.
     

    igrsod

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    May 11, 2010
    I would love to sit right next to the tank!! Maybe we can ask if that is available when we get there
    We always ask for the seating next to the tank, as it is my hubby's fav. BUT... sometimes it's too busy and they won't honour it... other times, they tell us it might be a little longer of a wait, which we happily do.
     


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