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Coral Reef Restaurant

Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 32856
407-939-3463
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Ranked #580 of 3,117 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $0 - $60
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

That's about all I have to say. The title speaks for itself. Watermelon salad had wilted greens that tasted like they were soaked in brine, broccoli was overcooked and lobster bisque was inedible. Save your money and eat elsewhere.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My party of 4 had dinner there last week. Mainly went because of aquarium and we were seated on back row/tier, last table on the end and it was not a good view. In addition the table sat next to a wall that my 7 year old son couldn't see over anyway so that whole thing was a wash. The... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The aquarium was near, but that's about where it ends. Our server was pretty good, but the food was not very good. My 7 y/o got the fish and didn't eat hardly any of it(normally eats anything and he loves fish). My husband got the mahi w/shrimp and it had no seasoning and wasn't worth eating. My older son and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While all Disney welcomes couples (no kids), I was surprised at how nice the Coral Reef Restaurant was for us as a couple. There were kids all around, and they were all amazed at the tank of fish in the restaurant, but it wasn't loud or felt crowded. The desserts were especially yummy.

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NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying that we were nearly an hour late for our reservation due to an issue with another attraction and they accommodated us quite well. The atmosphere is incredible. My daughter loved being able to look into the aquarium and see all of the see life while we were eating. My daughter, girlfriend, and I all thought... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went here after reading very mixed reviews. I liked the look of the restaurant, the large tank was so fun to watch!! We saw sharks, huge rays, turtles and a few other fish etc. The food was a bit overpriced (not surprising in Disney) but was realllly delicious! I had a chicken dish and my husband had a fish dish... More

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I wasn't expecting fast food. I knew this would be a nice long sit down meal, but 3 hours is ridiculous. First of all, the atmosphere is spectacular. We were seated right next to the tanks and my 3 year old loved watching the sharks and turtles and other fish swim by(for the first hour or so). Bread and drinks... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is really something! Everyone who is at Epcot should make time and eat at this awesome restaurant! I made reservations about 2 weeks before my vacation, unfortunately I couldn't get a dinner reservation but managed to snag a lunch reservation, which was just as good. My boyfriend and I arrived really early for our reservations, due to the... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My family had a reservation for the restaurant and had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table. We sat at a raised table but we could all see the tanks clearly. We had the Tuna Tataki as an appetizer and I was hesitant when my husband ordered it, but I was pleasantly surprised. My husband got the lobster and... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The coral reef restaurant is located in Epcot right near the Nemo and friends ride. If you are wanting to eat there be sure to make your reservations as soon as you can. You can make them up at 180 days out. As this is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Disney don't expect to get a... More

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