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These Are the Best Restaurants for Seafood Lovers at Walt Disney World Right Now

With hundreds of restaurants around the Walt Disney World Resort, you may find an overwhelming amount of options when considering where to book your dining reservations for your next trip. There are restaurants at Walt Disney World to fit every taste and budget, and for seafood lovers, there are lots of unique options to try both at the theme parks and at the resorts, in addition to Disney Springs.

If you are looking for fresh and delicious seafood during your next Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to check out these restaurants:

The Boathouse

Located at Disney Springs, The Boathouse is easily one of the most popular seafood restaurants at Walt Disney World. The restaurant has one of the largest oyster selections in Central Florida, and their Lucky Dux oysters from their very own farm in Duxbury, Massachusetts come especially recommended.

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In addition to their extensive raw bar, The Boathouse offers everything from fish tacos to whole Maine lobster, and popular seafood-focused appetizers like Firecracker Shrimp.

The restaurant also offers delicious steaks, chicken, pasta, and salad options, and they host a popular brunch on weekends making this a great location for seafood lovers and their friends and family of varied tastes. You can also complete your Boathouse experience with an Amphicar tour of Disney Springs or drinks on the Dockside Bar.

Cape May Cafe

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Cape May Cafe brings a traditional seafood boil right to the heart of Walt Disney World. This Beach Club Resort restaurant hosts a nightly seafood buffet (returning February 15, 2022) loaded with the likes of shrimp, clams, mussels, and more.

The buffet has been a popular choice for Walt Disney World Guests for a number of years, and for the ultimate seafood experience you can opt to upgrade your meal to include crab legs or whole lobster (available for an extra fee by the pound.)

Coral Reef Restaurant

Coral Reef Restaurant

This classic EPCOT restaurant is one of the most unique places to dine at Walt Disney World thanks to its sweeping views of the creatures who live at The Seas With Nemo & Friends. Every table in the restaurant includes breathtaking views of unique wildlife, and the food is delicious, too.

The menu at Coral Reef changes frequently and currently features entrees like shrimp and grits, and seared Mahi Mahi and salmon. For appetizers, seafood lovers are also sure to enjoy the lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail. And, if you aren’t traveling with seafood fans, other menu items include steaks, chicken, and vegan options.

Narcoosee’s

Narcoosee’s offers coastal cuisine by the water at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa just a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom. As a signature dining experience, there is a dress code to dine at Narcoosee’s and dinner here will come at a higher price point, but if you are looking for delicious seafood in a beautiful setting it can be well worth the advance dining reservation.

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For seafood, the menu includes a full variety of options including pan-seared scallops, shrimp scampi, grilled Mahi Mahi, blackened salmon, and more, If you can’t decide between surf or turf, you could always do both at Narcoosee’s by ordering a steak and lobster tail entree.

The menu here is a great mix for all tastes with plenty of options for seafood lovers and the rest of their party, and it can be a perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort.

Kimonos

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Did you know the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has 17 restaurants? One of the many restaurants at the resorts is Kimonos, a highly underrated sushi bar.

For fresh, high-quality sushi just steps from EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can never go wrong with Kimonos. The restaurant lives up to the high levels of service displayed around the rest of the resorts, and it is even a fun karaoke spot if you are looking for something to do after the theme parks are closed.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Fish and Chips

Sort of an honorable mention on this list is the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in EPCOT’s United Kingdom pavilion in World Showcase. This Disney park quick-service restaurant does not have a lot of variety in its seafood (in fact, the only thing on the menu is fish and chips) but those fish and chips are delicious.

Even seafood snobs could go for a tasty plate of fish and chips once in a while, and if you find yourself craving this traditional meal while at Walt Disney World, Yorkshire County Fish Shop is the place to go. The fish is fresh and cooked in a delicious batter with some of our favorite Disney fries. Add a beer on the side and you can’t go wrong!

Flying Fish

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For sustainable seafood cooked to perfection on Disney’s BoardWalk, head to Flying Fish. The restaurant includes a number of popular seafood dishes like seared scallops and Prince Edward Island mussels. On top of their high-quality seafood items, the restaurant offers an excellent steak, dessert, and cocktail selection.

Like Narcoosees’s, Flying Fish does have a dress code. This signature dining experience however is a great way to get your seafood fix in after a day spent on Disney’s BoardWalk. The restaurant is currently closed but set to reopen very soon on January 27, 2022.

We recommend making advanced reservations for any of the above table service restaurants around the Walt Disney World Resort ahead of your trip to ensure you are able to get a table. And, we will keep you updated here on Disney Fanatic as more seafood items are added to Disney restaurants, and as more restaurants begin to reopen.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."