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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Coral Reef Restaurant, located at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 159
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  • 112
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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
Most recent review
Slow, slow, slooooooooooow service!!!

We booked this restaurant because we wanted a unique experience -- eating next to an aquarium. However, after a few minutes the novelty was over and we were stuck there for another two hours for lunch when all we wanted to do was be outside enjoying EPCOT. It wasn't even a busy week -- it was low... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
barbsboyBoston
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Boston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Boston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant because we wanted a unique experience -- eating next to an aquarium. However, after a few minutes the novelty was over and we were stuck there for another two hours for lunch when all we wanted to do was be outside enjoying EPCOT. It wasn't even a busy week -- it was low season and the... More 

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Charleston, SC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Went there for dinner. The Mahi Mahi that the waitress recommended was not fresh, had a fishy taste to it and a fishy smell. My wife's roasted chicken breast was fatty. Will not go tyhere again nor would I recommend this place to any one, stay away !!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

i am really surprised by the diversity of reviews. I had few aspirations for this restaurant, figuring on average food in a nice setting with Disneyesque exorbitant prices. While clearly not cheap, the prices were actually slightly lower than many of the Epcot sit down restaurants (most entrees were $19-26) and the view of the tank was great and unusual... More 

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Craryville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Coral Reef had great food. I had lobster mannicotti and it was great! The warm gooey chocolate cake with raspberry gelato was to die for! The restaurant is too crowed, though. Everyone is piled right on top of each other unless you get a table right in front of the aquarium.

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Midland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I was really disappointed in this place. The tank was nice but with the high prices, boring food, and few options on the lunch menu I was really let down.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

You could tell the fish and steak were frozen AND the worst part.... It's a kid driven restaurant and they only had grilled chicken not chicken tenders.

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Schenectady
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a spot that we would recommend more for lunch not dinner. The food has not been as good in previous years…. Dinner have been disappointing, but we wanted our young son to experience the large tank view-which is nice I may add:) But for seafood fare--very basic @best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here for our honeymoon. The service was top notch.. The food amazing and had a great view sat right beside the aquarium. We couldn't of asked for a better experience for dinner on our honeymoon. Thanks to the staff!

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We liked the food and you can see the aquarium from everywhere in the restaurant. As with every Disney restaurant, it's highly recommended to make reservations in advance.

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First of all, our experiences were not nearly as bad as what some other people have written here. Is this a GREAT restaurant? Probably not. But its not horrible either. We did make dinner reservations way ahead of time and still waited about 15 minutes before we got a seat. We did not request the terrace so we were seated... More 

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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 0 - 60

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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