Where can you find the Best Seafood at Disney World?
There are a lot of really good seafood restaurants in Disney World. You will find a fish entree on most Disney World restaurant menus, but some are particularly known for their excellent seafood choices.
From Disney Signature Dining to Quick Service locations, there is something for everyone looking for some great seafood.
Here are my picks for the best of the best seafood restaurants in Disney World.
All prices are correct for April 2022.
If sushi is more your thing here is How To Find the Best Sushi in Walt Disney World
Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel
The Grand Floridian is known to be the place to be for a high-quality dining experience.
Fancy table service restaurants and lounges draw diners who are looking to splurge on their vacation meals.
Even the counter service restaurants are elevated above those found elsewhere on Disney property.
However, you could have visited Walt Disney World for many years and still not know about Narcoosee’s at the Grand Floridian. This exceptional waterfront signature restaurant Narcoossee’s is easy to overlook.
There aren’t many “hidden gems” left in Walt Disney World, but Nacoosee’s Restaurant is one of them!
It is a Disney World Signature Restaurant. This category was created when the Disney Dining Plan was available. A Signature Restaurant would mean that you had to use two Disney Dining Credits to eat at this location.
The Disney Dining Plan is not currently available but you know that if a Disney restaurant is given the designation Signature then it is one of its very best. And has pricing to match.
Those that dine there are sure to enjoy a fantastic seafood meal no matter what they order, from Salmon to a whole Maine Lobster.
It is primarily known as a seafood restaurant, but there are plenty of other options including steak on the menu.
Narcoossee’s has a dress code, but it isn’t an excessive one. Appropriate attire is as much a
part of the atmosphere as the gorgeous view of the Seven Seas Lagoon. This is one of the few places in Disney World where you won’t feel comfortable in a Mickey shirt and flip-flops.
If you time it right you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the window. You can ask to be seated here, and you may be lucky enough to snag a fabulous view. Even if you are here earlier in the evening, the views of the Seven Seas Lagoon are stunning.
The Lobster Bisque is a great place to start at a fairly acceptable $16. If you are a fan of Calamari this is available for $18.
Entrees at Nacroosee’s range from $29 for the plant-based option to $58 for surf and turf.
Narcoosee’s is a great place to enjoy a very good seafood meal. Just be prepared for the sticker shock. This is going to leave you with a big hole in your wallet.
Paddlefish at Disney Springs
Paddlefish is a Disney Springs landmark.
As you approach the Disney Springs Landing you can’t miss the enormous steam
Of course, things are often not what they seem and this restaurant really isn’t ever going to be sailing anywhere.
Because it is actually a building that is designed to look as though it floats. Originally known as Empress Lilly then converted to Fulton’s Crab House. Since 2017 it has been The Paddlehouse.
It’s almost impossible to resist going inside. Although there are plenty of wonderful places to eat at Disney Springs, if you want seafood, there is no better option than Paddlefish.
The decor and design certainly give you the sense of being on board a boat as soon as you step inside. There are great views from the window tables and the outdoor rooftop patio.
The Crab Cake is a generous portion and is a great way to start your meal. However, you should really try the Lobster Corn Dogs. You get four decent-sized corn dogs with a chili aioli dip. There is also some lobster on the side. I have never seen lobster corn dogs offered anywhere else so be sure to try these!
As an entree, the Stuffed Cod is a good choice. At $35 it is not inexpensive, but it is much tastier than the Shrimp Pasta for $24.
However, if you want some great King Crab and the $75 price tag doesn’t put you off then go for it! If you fill up on appetizers you could maybe persuade someone to share.
If seafood is not your thing there a plenty of other choices. There is also an extensive cocktail menu.
You can see the Paddlefish Dinner Menu Here
Coral Reef at Epcot
Perhaps, the only thing better than enjoying a seafood meal at a signature restaurant in Disney
World is having that restaurant be inside EPCOT.
Coral Reef is a fixture of the Seas Pavilion and its hands down one of the best restaurants in the park. It can be rather overlooked as it is competing with its World Showcase neighbors, but Coral Reef really is one of the restaurants that should be high up on your must-do list.
More so if you specifically want to enjoy some seafood.
One thing that many seafood restaurants in Disney World seem to have in common is the gorgeous views.
This one is a little different because the windows here open up to an enormous 5.3 million gallon Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium.
Even though the aquarium is home to some 200 different species the one that guests seem to find most entertaining is the divers that you often see swimming in with the fish.
All tables get a reasonably good view of the tank but ask to be seated next to it and your Server will try and oblige if they can.
Inside the restaurant is quiet and elegant, but casual and approachable for theme park guests. It’s ideal for a date night or a family night. The service is very good and the food does not disappoint.
A great way to start your Coral Reef dining experience is with the Lobster Bisque. This has just the right balance of lobster, cream, and brandy.
One of the dishes which is consistently good is the Seared Sustainable Salmon served with seasonal risotto. The Seared Mahi Mahi is also very good.
Save room for dessert as you will want to try the infamous Chocolate Wave. This is a fabulous combination of warm chocolate cake served with raspberry gelato. A great way to finish your Coral Reef restaurant experience.
Cape May Disney World Seafood Buffet
Thank goodness it is back! The very much missed Disney World seafood buffet is back at Cape May in the Beach Club Hotel Resort.
There are a number of seafood options at this fun restaurant which is perfect to visit either on a no-park day or when you are visiting Epcot.
Cape May has always been one of my favorite places to dine. The Disney characters will join you for breakfast here, but in the evening it is time for the Cape May Seafood Buffet. Characters do not attend the Cape May Seafood Buffet.
Cape May is a relatively small Disney World restaurant located just to the side of the lobby in Disney’s Beach Club Hotel and Resort.
The New England decor at the Cape May restaurant complements the theme of the hotel. Be aware that the actual area of the buffet is small and it can get a little crowded.
If you love Peel and Eat Shrimp this is the place to be. The Seafood Pasta is also a great choice.
You have to try the Classic Seafood Boil with Steamed Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Corn, and Red Potatoes.
If seafood isn’t really your thing there is a Carving Station with Roasted Beef and there is always at least one other meat dish available.
The mashed potatoes are fabulous, and the Catch of the Day is usually really good too. Corn chowder soup is a great choice – particularly if you remember to pick up some of the wonderful soft bread rolls.
The desserts are fairly limited in choice, but the usual favorite of Bread Pudding and Vanilla Sauce is available.
There has been a change recently which has impacted the experience at Cape May. In the days before covid, all-you-can-eat Snow Crab Legs were included in the price of the buffet. You could go back as many times as you wanted to refill your plate with delicious Snow Crab.
However, a big change now is that you have to pay extra if you want Snow Crab Legs. They are not included in the buffet anymore. This is a big deal for those of us who mostly came here for this!
You can “upgrade” to include Snow Crab legs but they are brought to your table in a bucket and are not unlimited. The upgrade costs $29.99 for a pound.
The cost of the Cape May Seafood Buffet Dinner is $42 per adult (plus tax and gratuity) and $25 per child. It is served from 5 pm until 9 pm each day.
Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk
Yet another phenomenal waterfront seafood restaurant is the Flying Fish on Disney’s
This is located just outside of EPCOT and it’s accessible from the Disney Skyliner if
you aren’t lucky enough to be staying in one of the luxurious resorts around Crescent Lake.
This quiet, modern dining room has boatloads of ambiance from the lamplit waters
of the boardwalk to the open kitchen, but the real winner is always the food.
Flying Fish is among the best restaurants in Walt Disney World. It is a Signature Restaurant which means that if the Disney Dining Plan returns, two credits are required.
As one of the top seafood restaurants in Walt Disney World, it’s most recognized for shellfish. The Prince Edward Island Mussels are a stand-out for an Appetizer.
The Plancha Seared Scallops are cooked to perfection and the Seafood Pearl Pasta is delicious with Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Clams, and Mussels.
Cold Water Lobster Tail can be added to any dish for $27.
The Flying Fish is somewhere you have to experience at least once. Great for a date night, family celebration, or just because you love seafood.
The Boathouse Disney Springs
The Boathouse is another great seafood restaurant at Disney Springs.
This waterfront restaurant is known for the amphicars that drive out onto the water. However, despite that gimmick, the food there is really very good.
This is a very nice restaurant with a casual feel.
Whatever kind of dining experience you are after, romantic, birthday celebration, business,
family, friends, this restaurant is the perfect location for your evening.
It is also one of the few places known to have an exceptional dessert. Baked Alaska there is legendary.
In addition to serving superb seafood, the Boathouse is also a steakhouse. One thing many of
these restaurants, including Narcoosee’s, Coral Reef, and Flying Fish have some good steak
entrees on the menu as well.
That means that almost anywhere you go in Walt Disney World for
good seafood, not everybody has to be a fan of that particular fare, especially at Boathouse.
A great way to start the meal is with Oysters on the Half Shell. Or the Peel and Eat Shrimp for $17.
A favorite entree is the Maine Lobster Tail for $59. Or if you are looking for something a little less pricey then the Maine Style Lobster Roll is very good and priced at $32.50.
For those who want something different to seafood, there is a whole range of steaks to choose from.
End your Boathouse meal in style with the Triple Chocolate Layer Cake. It is priced at $24 but the portion is more than enough for 2 people to share.
Columbia Harbor House at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Here is a bit of a twist. Up until now, I’ve focused on great seafood, but that doesn’t necessarily
account for all the best places to get seafood in Disney World.
That’s because not all seafood restaurants need to be pricey and elegant to be good.
Columbia Harbor House is an excellent seafood restaurant that just happens to be a quick service location in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Yes, the food is primarily fried. You get breaded shrimp, fish, and chips. It’s also modestly priced and a decent value.
You can also get a lobster roll here at $16.99 which is a pretty reasonable price for a theme
The Spoon for One More is clam chowder served in a bread bowl. Very good value at $7.49.
I love this restaurant because it is one of the few places where you can get a seafood fix
inside the Magic Kingdom.
I also thoroughly enjoy the decor and the theming. Columbia Harbor House is nestled in between Liberty Square and Fantasyland, right near the Rivers of America.
The restaurant is always busy, but the staff is quick and polite. There is even a whole upstairs dining area that most people are oblivious to, which makes it a nice place to get away for a quiet meal.
Meanwhile, back at EPCOT…
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Not all venues have to be fancy to be a great option for seafood in Disney World.
You can’t get much simpler than the Yorkshire County Fish Shop, which is a kiosk counter service venue in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot.
I have to confess a bias. I am originally from Yorkshire in England so need my fish and chip fix once in a while.
It is as close to the British fish and chip experience as you can get in Disney World – although unfortunately, they don’t serve mushy peas and pickled eggs (only fellow Brits will get why that is disappointing)!
The menu is very simple. Just fish and chips, beer, tea, coffee, and soda. And for some reason, they have Cuties on the menu.
I have no idea why. It certainly isn’t a British tradition!
There is no designated seating for the Yorkshire County Fish Shop, but there is an area down by the Showcase Lagoon where most people sit to enjoy their meal.
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