Flying Fish booked--not too excited. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by snowwhite84, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. snowwhite84

    snowwhite84 DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2006
    Hi all! I have some great reservations booked for our March trip. The one I keep coming back to is Flying Fish. I've never been, but I've heard it's great, but for some reason all my other reservations excite me more.

    Anyone have any words of wisdom? Either some suggestions for other places, or some reasons to keep FF? As background, we are doing split stay, 4 nights at CR and 4 nights at BC. I booked FF for the BC portion, and I have made our dinner plans based on where we will be (ie, Ohana, Cali Grill, BOG on our CR nights, Yachtmsan, Le Cellier, FF for BC nights).

    Here are our reservations to give you an idea of what we like:

    Cinderella's Royal Table
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Ohanas (dinner)
    Kona Cafe (breakfast)
    Via Napoli
    Be Our Guest
    Yak and Yeti
    California Grill
    Chef Mickeys (brunch)
    Beaches and Cream
    San Angel Inn
    Brown Derby (lunch)
    Flying Fish
    Cape May (brunch)
    Le Cellier (dinner)

  2. TipsyTraveler

    TipsyTraveler DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2014
    So you want convincing for or against FF? Is that right? Here goes... First course was sublime. Best sushi I've ever had. Entree was "meh". It was a seasoning issue. I'm not sure that I can blame them, though -- I had modified the dish. However, I think it's cooking 101 to know that when you remove bacon from a dish you need to compensate by adding salt, and I firmly believe chefs should be tasting before they let things leave the kitchen, especially when a dish has been modified. If someone in the back of the house had been tasting, there's no way they wouldn't have caught that. But I'll take the fall for it and give them a pass. Bluezoo might be another good option for you since it's accessible via Boardwalk. I thought my meal here was "rather good"; my boyfriend couldn't stop moaning about how amazing "this is the best, most perfectly cooked piece of fish I've ever had in my life". So check out the Bluezoo menu. If it appeals to you more than FF, try that.
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  4. Uncleromulus

    Uncleromulus Plain grey will be fine

    Jan 28, 2001
    We eat at FF each trip. While I agree that Blue Zoo may be better, its better than ALL the other restaurants on your list:)

    And FF is better than MANY of them:)

    FF has one of the best steaks on property and the potato wrapped snapper is an excellent seafood entree.
  5. RoutemanDan

    RoutemanDan DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2000
    Ditto this, word for word.

    FF is a must every trip. The calamari or the sushi are excellent apps and the ny strip is one of the best on property.
  6. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    Do you realize that Chef Mickey's and Cape May Café are not brunch, they are traditional breakfast buffets. No matter how late you eat there it will be breakfast foods, no lunch items on the buffet?
    We really enjoyed Flying Fish. It is a nice restaurant. It can be loud, but it was good. But if it is not exciting you, I would keep looking for something that does. Does the Kouzina menu appeal at all?
  7. snowwhite84

    snowwhite84 DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2006
    Thanks! I knew this, we've been to both, just meant we were eating around 11 am as sort of a stand in for lunch.

    Thanks for the tips all!


    Jan 17, 2012
    Quite honestly Flying Fish is better than every other restaurant on your list (except maybe Jiko)

    I only try to hit 3 restaurants on property

    Flying Fish
    California Gill

    I have been to all of the sigs as well as Bluezoo and Shula's and think these three are just simply the best :thumbsup2

    I love the atmosphere at Flying Fish its really fun and whimsical one of my favorite parts of the restaurant is when you go at sunset it leads to some amazing photos then you leave when its dark all of the lights are on there are performers I think its really outstanding and the entire Boardwalk feel leads to an outstanding experience!

    The Service has always been very good! One time I ordered an app that I didn't like they took it away after they saw my expression after the first bite :) on a different occasion they forgot to bring my Mussels as an app as they were bringing Entrees my waitress came over and apologized profusely she then brought them out comped them and gave me a Loose Leaf tea as well on the house :)

    Now to the eats the Mussels are the best on property HANDS DOWN! The calamari is also very very good! The NY Strip is one of the best strips I've ever had its always cooked to perfection just outstanding! The Red Snapper is an outstanding option for non red meat eaters! On a "side" note the Mac and Cheese is literally out of this world holy smokes its good! The best part of the whole meal is probably the Banana Napoleon I love it soooo much!!

    So stay with Flying Fish you won't regret it :thumbsup2
  9. Quin

    Quin DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2010
    Like all the Signatures, the menu at FF changes frequently based on what's fresh & available. Some items like the potato-wrapped snapper and the banana napoleon are likely to always be there because they are that restaurant's "signature" dishes, but other than those you have to look at the menus now as guidelines rather than guarantees. So as you check the menu now you want to get excited about the general "feel" of the place rather than trying to pick out your orders now.

    That said, we ate there last year and it is near the top of my list of places I want to go back to. We were there in May so I had scallops with a baby green pea risotto and it was wonderful. I loved the calamari too. I wanted to love the bread pudding dessert but I was so full after the rest of the meal (rookie mistake; it was our arrival night dinner and I simply didn't pace myself!) that I only managed a few bites.
  10. Itinkso

    Itinkso Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust

    Jul 15, 2004
    We enjoyed our FF meal. From apps to dessert, everything was delicious! The only concern is the tables are so close together. The couple next to us overheard our CM daughter's role goals and joined into our conversation because they were related to a CM too. Their table was less than arm's distance away from ours so it was as if we were dining with them!

    When it does come down to which restaurant for seafood, our first choice is bluezoo - their filet is excellent, too. We will go off-site on this next trip and will try Oceanaire at Pointe Orlando.
  11. beachfan

    beachfan Mouseketeer

    Jan 26, 2003
    You are lucky to have landed so many good reservations for March. We are strugglling to get much of anything for the last week!! Beachfan
  12. snowwhite84

    snowwhite84 DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2006
    Thanks! I did the whole 6am, 180 days out thing. This is a special trip for us, so I've been a bit obsessive with the planning ;)

    Definitely going to check out the Blue Zoo menu now!
  13. MSLRAC

    MSLRAC DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2008
    FF is one of our favorite meals every trip. Since you've never been, I think you should try it. I think it's one of the better meals you have planned.

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