Seafood Restaurant suggestions

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by sTINKS, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. sTINKS

    sTINKS Mouseketeer

    Jun 30, 2007
    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.
  2. smidgy

    smidgy dimples

    Aug 27, 2006
    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.)
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  4. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    I would highly recommend both of these places!!!!:thumbsup2
  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

    Nov 15, 2009
    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.
  6. Kae

    Kae DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2002
    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.

  7. DisneyFamily123

    DisneyFamily123 Use the Force, Luke!

    Jul 14, 2009
    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
  8. jacksmom

    jacksmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2002
    We love Coral Reef!:cheer2:
  9. fterie4u

    fterie4u DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2004
    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.
  10. galaxyrar

    galaxyrar Mouseketeer

    Dec 26, 2007
    Flying Fish is amazing!!! Our favorite and a must every trip.
  11. cbg1027

    cbg1027 Florida Girl

    Aug 21, 2009
    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.
  12. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

    Nov 15, 2009
    We ate at Coral Reef in January and it was pretty bad. I've heard the same from a lot of people...
  13. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    We enjoy bluezoo, followed by Flying Fish.
  14. Uncleromulus

    Uncleromulus Plain grey will be fine

    Jan 28, 2001
    Those two are the best---
  15. winterman

    winterman DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2002
    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.

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

    BLTLDZ Loving our DVC :)

    Jan 3, 2010
    Totally agree.
    Love them both. :worship:
  17. jnfr2424

    jnfr2424 I'm Tink I got my Peter Pan and together we love t

    Aug 10, 2009
    If you had to choose between Bluezoo and Flying Fish which would you choose and why?
  18. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    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.
  19. DisneyFamily123

    DisneyFamily123 Use the Force, Luke!

    Jul 14, 2009
    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.
  20. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

    Nov 15, 2009
    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.
  21. Princess&CowboyMommy

    Princess&CowboyMommy Mouseketeer

    Jul 26, 2007
    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 We love seafood, so I love hearing others' experiences, too. Thanks for starting this thread!

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