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Coral Reef Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant · Walt Disney World Resort
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

Hungry? You don't even have to leave the ocean floor. Dine on delicious ocean-inspired cuisine—with a spectacular floor-to-ceiling view of the pavilion's massive central aquarium—at the Coral Reef Restaurant.


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    Dale B.
    "Definitely get the chocolate wave and chocolate mousse!!!"(4 Tips)
    Clifford R.
    "Mahi mahi, great environment"(10 Tips)
    Maria M.
    "Get a booth on the lower level for the best view."(16 Tips)
    Leah F.
    "Baileys & Jack mousse is fantastic!"(2 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • chocolate wave
  • mahi mahi
  • lobster
  • family-friendly
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • mousse
  • trendy
  • healthy food
  • spicy food
  • lively
  • gluten-free food
  • good service
  • New York strip steak
  • dinner
  • Scottish salmon
  • crab cakes
  • Mai Tais
  • Elysium C.

    Mahi Mahi was delicious

    Elysium C · 2 weeks ago
  • Lee B.

    Amazing setting , but take that away and what you have is the worst restaurant i have ever experienced on a disney park, service was slow ,2 of the meals weren't hot enough & waited an age for desert.

    Lee Bibby · 3 weeks ago
  • Cookie M.

    Love watching the fishes, and divers while eating.

    Cookie Monster · November 3
  • Jose J.

    The seared Rainbow Trout is our of this world

    Jose Jiménez · July 28
  • Jeffrey C.

    Caesar Salad with Shrimp & Lobster Bisque

    Jeffrey Cleary · February 28
  • Paul W.

    Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing views. It will pricey, but worth every penny.

    Paul Withun · February 19
  • Krystal H.

    Service wasn't great. Food was good but not quite worth the price & they brought the wrong sides. If not for the aquarium it would've been really disappointing.

    Krystal Henderson · February 7
  • Harvey E.

    So, I got the steak. It was good, but this is a seafood place.

    Harvey Enokida · December 23, 2014
  • Candice C.

    My 3 year old loved the aquarium. The pork belly was delicious.

    Candice Cerrato · December 13, 2014
  • Kevin V.

    The mahi mahi is delicious. The tables near the aquarium are a bit cooler than those away from the aquarium but the view into it is incredible.

    Kevin Vincent · December 10, 2014
  • Clifford R.

    Mahi mahi, great environment

    Clifford Ryan · November 11, 2014
  • Clifford R.

    Mahi Mahi and trout

    Clifford Ryan · November 10, 2014
  • David D.

    The chocolate mousse dessert is delicious.

    David D · October 12, 2014
  • Chris C.

    Not worth it. Food is mediocre. Not sure the seafood is fresh either. Skip this one.

    Chris Cornwell · October 10, 2014
  • Lori D.

    Lobster bisque!!

    Lori DeMontigny · October 5, 2014
  • Rhonda R.


    Rhonda Roderman Moffit · September 10, 2014
  • Sean R.

    Mahi was delicious.

    Sean Robison · September 7, 2014
  • Stacey M.

    Food only meh but sitting aquarium side is fun. Keeps kids entertained

    Stacey Merrill · August 9, 2014
  • Doug G.

    Great view of tank that can hold Space Ship earth

    Doug G. · May 13, 2014
  • Matt C.

    Make sure you get a seat by the tanks or the view isn't as good. Food is decent, but overpriced (it is Disney) you are paying for the atmosphere.

    Matt Cason · April 16, 2014
  • shawn z.

    reservation is required because it's very popular. just go to any customer center of any theme park in disney world and ask for reservation

    shawn zhu · March 14, 2014
  • Dave S.

    Amazing food but ladies be careful, Joe is bit of a creeper. Entirely to many brush ups on women.

    Dave St Dennis · March 13, 2014
  • Jason H.

    Nothing to write home about. The food was bland and the servers acted like they really didnt want to be there. The place had obviously been overrun by groups of out-of-control children and was a mess.

    Jason Hoffman · March 4, 2014
  • Greg P.

    good food and service; the closer, 'aquarium' views in the back are nice.

    Greg Pagans · February 1, 2014
  • Dale B.

    The braised ribs are succulent..kids cheese shells are super creamy...the desserts.....OMG!!! Da Bomb!!! Definitely get the chocolate wave and chocolate mousse!!! I mean hands down yummy! THANKS JOE!

    Dale Burkett · January 29, 2014
  • Ross W.

    The worst serviced restaurant at Disney. The manager of the restaurant is the reason for the poor service. Reflection of leadership.

    Ross Wells · January 5, 2014
  • Preston

    Amazing views of the water! Best crab cake EVER!!! And the NY Strip is awesome too!

    Preston · December 23, 2013
  • Rosy T.

    Appetizer for two was good and the Mahi mahi. For dessert get the chocolate wave if you're a chocolate lover. Since I came for Thanksgiving..they had pumpkin bread pudding and it was delicious!

    Rosy T · November 29, 2013
  • Matt B.

    Wait staff dressed like they should be loading Space Mountain.

    Matt Boothe · October 7, 2013
  • Alicia E.

    LavaColada very good.

    Alicia Espinosa · October 4, 2013
  • Nivine Z.

    Try the Field Green salad

    Nivine Zakhari · September 30, 2013
  • Alyson S.

    The swordfish is delicious! Careful ordering the add on lobster tail, it's very small and it's $10. Otherwise this place was fantastic!

    Alyson Swerdloff · September 22, 2013
  • Adam H.

    Quality and service has gone down. Don't waste dining credits on this one.

    Adam Hyde · July 20, 2013
  • Steve S.

    Great food try to see the divers in the tank

    Steve Sturt · June 19, 2013
  • elaine

    Stunning views of all the marine life while you're eating amazing food ! Deffinatly one of my favorite Disney restaurants ! 👌

    elaine · June 17, 2013
  • Jennifer H.

    Lobster pasta was insanely yummy. You get a heaping bowl with huge chunks of lobster meat!

    Jennifer Hubbard · June 16, 2013
  • Russ C.

    Mahi mahi was excellent. Service was worst we've had a WDW after eating at over 100 sit down meals.

    Russ Clark · June 12, 2013
  • Jose O.

    Good food, slow service. Get a table next to the tank. Try the curry, it's spicy, but good!

    Jose Ortega · May 19, 2013
  • AJ F.

    Easily my favorite place to eat anywhere at WDW.

    AJ Folz · May 19, 2013
  • Kimberly E.

    The cream of lobster soup is not good, very weird taste.... The service and atmosphere is beautiful!

    Kimberly Eagan · May 7, 2013
  • Janice T.

    They just started a new menu! ! Grilled octopus, seaweed-wrapped tuna, and spicy shrimp for appetizers! Yum! Changed steak a bit. Delicious!

    Janice Trew · May 7, 2013
  • Paul J.

    Any tables on bottom two tiers give good views into aquarium.

    Paul Johnson · April 18, 2013
  • Clarke D.

    Food and service very good in this restaurant, if you get Kevin from Ireland serving you, then lucky you as he steered us clear of a dish we wouldn't have enjoyed and on to some we loved :-)

    Clarke Duncan · April 13, 2013
  • Shelley B.

    Too many loud screaming kids and paper menus plus they seated us in the middle of a busy walkway. We left without eating, told the staff and they didn't ask why.

    Shelley Benhoff · April 10, 2013
  • Gena S.

    The view was great. If you saw it online it's not the same restaurant. Thinking that was the CA one. Dinner was not good at all. The steak was dry and the potatoes were too. The desert was awesome.

    Gena Sferrazza-Ancona · April 9, 2013
  • Rick S.

    Great food, ask your server about hidden Mickeys in the restaurant.

    Rick Shimp · March 26, 2013
  • Martha E.

    The price is high...I say...go to le Cellier. Better service and ambience.

    Martha Earls · January 31, 2013
  • Stacy

    Lobster Mac is awesome!

    Stacy · January 30, 2013
  • Howard M.

    The seafood is wonderful but the NY Strip is to die for!

    Howard Marquise · January 4, 2013
  • Kelly W.

    Beautiful view. Fish stew was good with ample fresh seafood, but base was bland and needed some zing. Overall a nice relaxed dining experience, which is welcome among the usual Disney dining chaos.

    Kelly Wilson · December 2, 2012

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