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Coral Reef Restaurant

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Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 32856
407-939-3463
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This restaurant is at Walt Disney World (requires admission)
Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Description: Coral Reef Restaurant, located at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion...
Coral Reef Restaurant, located at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Epcot theme park serves scrumptious seafood for lunch and dinner surrounded by stunning underwater views of the Caribbean Coral Reef. Dine on grilled mahi mahi, pan-seared flounder and other seafood favorites, as well as New York strip steak, grilled chicken and vegetable strudel. All the while, look out on the largest inland saltwater environment ever built— containing 85 different species of tropical fish. Between the delicious food and the extraordinary view, the Coral Reef provides a fascinating and memorable dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent experience

We had a great experience. Seated promptly, staff was very friendly. The mahi entree was excellent. My wife had the New York strip and it was was also. I almost never like a NY strip steak but this one was very good. The atmosphere is very relaxed with a great view of the fish tank

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Georgetown, Canada
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dined at Coral Reef for lunch with a few friends - we managed to get last minute reservations no problem. We waited probably 5-10 minutes past our reservation time, not a big deal, it's pretty much standard at disney that you'll wait past reso time. We didn't do entrees this time as it was lunch and personally I don't... More 

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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great experience. Seated promptly, staff was very friendly. The mahi entree was excellent. My wife had the New York strip and it was was also. I almost never like a NY strip steak but this one was very good. The atmosphere is very relaxed with a great view of the fish tank

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Thank fallin22
Lake Stevens, Washington
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This used to be our must go to restuarant when the kids were little. There is an enormous aquarium for the kids to watch the Sharks and others. The food is either not quite as good or with the kids older we are now more picky but it is still a great spot just not as good as it used... More 

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Houston, Texas
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117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I guess they downgraded this restaurant since my last visit. The service and food were not very good. The crab spinach dip was pretty good though. I had reservations months in advance and still could not get seated near the aquarium. Menu selection was small. Not worth the expense anymore. The server was inattentive and seemed uncaring. Disney has changed.

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1 Thank ralph r
Channahon, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit to this restaurant was 1/25/16 and I'm already looking forward to our next visit. The food was delicious with large portions and the service excellent. We had a table next to the tank and were mesmerized by the fish.

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1 Thank Julie S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate at the Coral Reef for dinner on Friday, February 5, 2016. Earlier in the day I changed my reservation from lunch to dinner from 7:20 p.m. When we arrived for our dinner reservation we had to wait in line to meet the hostess. The hostess could not find our reservation in their system. I handed her my phone... More 

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Chalfont,Pa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we visited 3 years ago and have wonderful experience both with the food and service, this time (feb 2016) the menu changed and got rid of a couple good staples and the service was terrible, our waiter disappeared many times throughout the meal and when we asked him for things, he acted very bothered, this restaurant is not cheap and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this Restaurant purely by chance whilst visiting the Nemo ride in Epcot, and took a couple of days to be able to get a table. However it was well worth the wait and as luck would have it we were sat right next to the tank. Whilst eating some great food (strip steak) we saw sharks, tortoise, and... More 

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Thank David342
Middletown, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Coral Reef Restaurant at EPCOT is a fun and educational place to enjoy a great meal. I had the signature fish dish of Mahi Mahi which was very tasty along with the laughing shrimp and the cilantro. They provide a chart showing a variety of the sharks, sea turtles, rays and fish visible to diners through the large, clear... More 

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London
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first dinner we had at Disney World, and it was absolutely amazing. The restaurant had a very family friendly atmosphere. Our waiter was extremely friendly and made the evening really wonderful. The food was overall good. I would recommend trying to sit as close to the fish tank as possible for the best possible atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 32856
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-939-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

Coral Reef Restaurant, located at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Epcot theme park serves scrumptious seafood for lunch and dinner surrounded by stunning underwater views of the Caribbean Coral Reef. Dine on grilled mahi mahi, pan-seared flounder and other seafood favorites, as well as New York strip steak, grilled chicken and vegetable strudel. All the while, look out on the largest inland saltwater environment ever built— containing 85 different species of tropical fish. Between the delicious food and the extraordinary view, the Coral Reef provides a fascinating and memorable dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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