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Coral Reef Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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7.9/10
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  • Dale B.
    "Definitely get the chocolate wave and chocolate mousse!!!"(4 Tips)
    Clifford R.
    "Mahi mahi, great environment"(11 Tips)
    Maria M.
    "Get a booth on the lower level for the best view."(17 Tips)
    Leah F.
    "Baileys & Jack mousse is fantastic!"(2 Tips)
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  • Chris C.
    Chris ChesterNovember 11, 2016
    We were seated next to the tank and got to watch all the animals, atmosphere was amazing as well. The server knew how to do her job well and the steaks we had tasted amazing. I will eat there again.
  • Rosy T.
    Rosy TNovember 29, 2013
    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!
  • Dale B.
    Dale BurkettJanuary 29, 2014
    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!
  • Clarke D.
    Clarke DuncanApril 13, 2013
    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 :-)
  • Leah F.
    Leah FritzSeptember 21, 2012
    Baileys & Jack mousse is fantastic! The mahi mahi is really small. The NY strip came almost well when ordered med rare..def not worth $32, thank god for the dining plan. The atmosphere is awesome tho
  • Lee B.
    Lee BibbyNovember 4, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Dylan M.
    Not only is the food AMAZING, but you get to see a huge marine aquarium along the back wall of the restaurant; You sometimes even see scuba divers (real ones) in the aquarium and even a shark or two!
  • Alyson S.
    Alyson SwerdloffSeptember 22, 2013
    The swordfish is delicious! Careful ordering the add on lobster tail, it's very small and it's $10. Otherwise this place was fantastic!
  • Sean C.
    Sean ConnollyOctober 8, 2016
    Might be a little pricy but the atmosphere is amazing. Book a reservation weeks in advance. Fills up fast way in advance!
  • elaine
    elaineJune 17, 2013
    Stunning views of all the marine life while you're eating amazing food ! Deffinatly one of my favorite Disney restaurants ! 👌
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WilsonDecember 2, 2012
    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.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VincentDecember 10, 2014
    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.
  • Janice T.
    Janice TrewMay 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They just started a new menu! ! Grilled octopus, seaweed-wrapped tuna, and spicy shrimp for appetizers! Yum! Changed steak a bit. Delicious!
  • shawn z.
    shawn zhuMarch 14, 2014
    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
  • Miranda O.
    Perfect dinner. Fantastic service (Bruce is the best!), excellent meal and drinks, great scenery, and entertaining divers. Request seats near the aquarium!
  • Preston
    PrestonDecember 23, 2013
    Amazing views of the water! Best crab cake EVER!!! And the NY Strip is awesome too!
  • Victoria S.
    If you order the steak, ask them to not make it so salty. By the end of your meal you'll feel sick if you don't. (crab cake app =two 1.75 inch cakes, shrimp app= 6 small shrimps).
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunFebruary 19, 2015
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing views. It will pricey, but worth every penny.
  • Imelda G.
    Imelda GzzOctober 25, 2011
    Seared Scottish Salmon it's GREAT!!! :) and for dessert the chocolate wave and the keyLime Mousse :) mmmm yomi!!!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HubbardJune 16, 2013
    Lobster pasta was insanely yummy. You get a heaping bowl with huge chunks of lobster meat!
  • Dave S.
    Dave St DennisMarch 13, 2014
    Amazing food but ladies be careful, Joe is bit of a creeper. Entirely to many brush ups on women.
  • mLehua
    mLehuaFebruary 23, 2010
    We heard reservations must be made months ahead. We were just going to "look" b4 park closed & they had space so we were seated, service excellent, 8 yo picky eater, they accommodated. Nice view. Read more
  • Jose O.
    Jose OrtegaMay 19, 2013
    Good food, slow service. Get a table next to the tank. Try the curry, it's spicy, but good!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchulerMarch 21, 2012
    The Mahi Mahi was spectacular! As was the Bailey's and Jack Daniel's mousse; get both!
  • 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.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PagansFebruary 1, 2014
    good food and service; the closer, 'aquarium' views in the back are nice.
  • StellaToni
    StellaToniFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best seating is on the upper or mid-level. Food is so delish and the service is excellent
  • Ben-jammin B.
    Ben-jammin Black mon'January 20, 2016
    Mahi mahi was delicious.
  • Maria M.
    Maria MyrbackJanuary 31, 2011
    Get a booth on the lower level for the best view. Fish was over-sauced but lobster soup was good. Service was good but not excellent.
  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.February 7, 2015
    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.
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LaPointeFebruary 6, 2011
    The blue glowtini drinks are good and the glow us nice in the dimly lit restaurant. Love the aquarium!
  • Jose J.
    Jose JiménezJuly 28, 2015
    The seared Rainbow Trout is our of this world
  • Michael F.
    Michael FisherFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic views! Make sure to ask for a "tank seat" when you check in so you get the best possible seat when it's time to eat!!
  • Candice C.
    Candice CerratoDecember 13, 2014
    My 3 year old loved the aquarium. The pork belly was delicious.
  • Kimberly E.
    Kimberly EaganMay 7, 2013
    The cream of lobster soup is not good, very weird taste.... The service and atmosphere is beautiful!
  • Howard M.
    Howard MarquiseJanuary 4, 2013
    The seafood is wonderful but the NY Strip is to die for!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinMay 22, 2012
    Call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations and make sure to ask for a table by the glass.
  • Doug G.
    Doug G.May 13, 2014
    Great view of tank that can hold Space Ship earth
  • Matt C.
    Matt CasonApril 16, 2014
    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.
  • Javier G.
    Javier GonzalezMarch 10, 2012
    Baileys and Jack mousse is amazing! Order two. Seriously.
  • Clay R.
    Clay RansoneMay 12, 2016
    You are coming here for the view not the food. There are so many better places to eat in Epcot that will probably get in at your actual ADR time to boot.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HoffmanMarch 4, 2014
    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.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DeanJanuary 5, 2011
    Go early (before 5) on a weekday for the best dinner experience.
  • Paul J.
    Paul JohnsonApril 18, 2013
    Any tables on bottom two tiers give good views into aquarium.
  • David D.
    David DOctober 12, 2014
    The chocolate mousse dessert is delicious.
  • Frances C.
    If I had it to do over, I would come for desserts and coffee or drinks. The appetizers & entrees were mediocre and the service was downright bad.
  • Cookie M.
    Cookie MonsterNovember 3, 2015
    Love watching the fishes, and divers while eating.
  • AJ F.
    AJ FolzMay 19, 2013
    Easily my favorite place to eat anywhere at WDW.
  • Russ C.
    Russ CJune 12, 2013
    Mahi mahi was excellent. Service was worst we've had a WDW after eating at over 100 sit down meals.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BrownMay 2, 2011
    Lobster soup needs a white cream base, less salt, and sherry instead of brandy. The new recipe is not an improvement.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonSeptember 7, 2014
    Mahi was delicious.
  • Bonny P.
    Bonny PoohJanuary 28, 2012
    Ask for Ash as a server he was great
  • Glenn F.
    Glenn FordeOctober 8, 2011
    Like Red Lobster with a limited menu and drunk chef. The view is cool but not worth it. Skip it. The main app has fried shrimp, enough said.
  • Rick S.
    Rick ShimpMarch 26, 2013
    Great food, ask your server about hidden Mickeys in the restaurant.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MoellerAugust 10, 2010
    Lunch at 3:30. Table in back with poor view of tank w/constant foot traffic. Appetizer for 2 was small. Entree's good. Service rushed presumably to make room for dinner crowd. Overall poor experience.
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey ClearyFebruary 28, 2015
    Caesar Salad with Shrimp & Lobster Bisque
  • Steve S.
    Steve SturtJune 19, 2013
    Great food try to see the divers in the tank
  • Marta G.
    Marta GJanuary 9, 2012
    Made reservation 6 mths ahead and still waited 30 min. Like everyone said horrendous service but good food.
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 15, 2016
    Ask for a table by the glass
  • Martha E.
    Martha EarlsJanuary 31, 2013
    The price is high...I say...go to le Cellier. Better service and ambience.
  • 44
    44July 16, 2011
    Great views, horrible food. Order a drink and an appetizer and then leave.
  • Stacey M.
    Stacey MerrillAugust 9, 2014
    Food only meh but sitting aquarium side is fun. Keeps kids entertained
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DanielsSeptember 23, 2010
    Very nice ambience. Best tables are by the aquarium.
  • Haley
    HaleyNovember 24, 2012
    It's super cool here!!!
  • Shelley B.
    Shelley BenhoffApril 10, 2013
    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.
  • Clifford R.
    Clifford RyanNovember 11, 2014
    Mahi mahi, great environment
  • Amy D.
    Amy D.September 29, 2011
    Try the mussels! They are awesome!!
  • Harvey E.
    Harvey EnokidaDecember 23, 2014
    So, I got the steak. It was good, but this is a seafood place.
  • Andrés M. M.
    You gotta try the lobster soup!
  • Billy G.
    Billy GunnFebruary 14, 2012
    Menu very limited especially kid menu but food excellent.
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariSeptember 30, 2013
    Try the Field Green salad
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SaafDecember 24, 2010
    Service was poor but food was excellent. The Mahi Mahi is always delicous.
  • Stacy
    StacyJanuary 30, 2013
    Lobster Mac is awesome!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SmithFebruary 23, 2011
    Great restaurant atmosphere. OK food, decent service
  • Clifford R.
    Clifford RyanNovember 10, 2014
    Mahi Mahi and trout
  • Elysium C.
    Elysium CNovember 12, 2015
    Mahi Mahi was delicious
  • Jim B.
    Jim BrownMay 2, 2011
    Suggested wine pairings are good.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpencerSeptember 27, 2011
    Exceptionally slow service but great food!
  • Josh H.
    Josh HibnerApril 13, 2011
    Food was ok, service was horrible. Waiter walked by numerous times without offering refill, we finally had to ask for some. This is definitely a one time only experience.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AldmeyerMay 8, 2012
    Awesome Mai Tai!
  • Cassie R.
    Cassie RomanoAugust 30, 2010
    The chocolate wave is to die for!!!!!!
  • Alicia E.
    Alicia EspinosaOctober 4, 2013
    LavaColada very good.
  • Lori D.
    Lori DeMontignyOctober 5, 2014
    Lobster bisque!!
  • Chad A.
    Chad AdamsOctober 12, 2010
    Oh yeah and their mixed drinks are strong!
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda Roderman MoffitSeptember 10, 2014
    Delicious!
  • StellaToni
    StellaToniAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Steven is an awesome server!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BootheOctober 7, 2013
    Wait staff dressed like they should be loading Space Mountain.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HydeJuly 20, 2013
    Quality and service has gone down. Don't waste dining credits on this one.
  • anthony h.
    anthony hulseyApril 4, 2011
    Food ok, service from our waiter slow, only refilled drinks once, not the aquarium experience we expected
  • Ross W.
    Ross WellsJanuary 5, 2014
    The worst serviced restaurant at Disney. The manager of the restaurant is the reason for the poor service. Reflection of leadership.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CornwellOctober 10, 2014
    Not worth it. Food is mediocre. Not sure the seafood is fresh either. Skip this one.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RNovember 15, 2010
    Great gluten free options here...
  • Chad A.
    Chad AdamsOctober 12, 2010
    Extremely loud from all the kids!
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YumangSeptember 21, 2010
    Too crowded... Don't go! Save ur money!!
  • Mix H.
    Mix HernandezJune 6, 2014
    Reserva mesa juntó a la ventana!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SheppardDecember 29, 2012
    Creme brûlée!!!!
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