The Walt Disney World Resort is home to some amazing dining locations, including a plethora of restaurants that serve up fresh and delicious seafood, including Flying Fish, Paddlefish, California Grill, and more. Since Central Florida is in close proximity to an extensive amount of coastline, there is easy access to wonderful seafood options, including Mahi Mahi, which is a saltwater fish commonly found along tropical shorelines.
Mahi Mahi can be prepared in a number of styles including baking, grilling, and frying, and it is a flaky and tender bite that is often served in whole steak or filet cuts. With so many amazing ways to prepare Mahi Mahi, Guests should absolutely make it a priority to enjoy these delicious options featured at the Disney restaurants of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Blackened Mahi – The Edison
The Edison in Disney Springs is a completely unique Disney dining experience that is open for dinner each night and invites Guests to dine on a menu of contemporary American cuisine while enjoying entertainment acts including burlesque-style dancers, aerialists, and jazz musicians. There are plenty of amazing menu options at The Edison, but seafood lovers should try the Blackened Mahi, which is served with a roasted vegetable medley of carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, and spinach. It is topped with a citrus buerre blanc.
Mahi Mahi al Coco – Frontera Cocina
Also found in Disney Springs is Frontera Cocina, a popular table service restaurant that features a vibrant interior and menu of authentic Mexican cuisine crafted by Chef Rick Bayless. Open for lunch and dinner each day, Frontera Cocina features some amazing menu options including the Mahi Mahi al Coco, which puts a topical spin on the fish by grilling it and serving it with a creamy coconut sauce, tomatoes, jalapeños, plantain rice, and warm corn tortillas.
Mahi – Paddlefish
The ultimate seafood restaurant for Guests to enjoy in Disney Springs is Paddlefish in The Landing, which features an extensive menu of fresh and flavorful options that Guests can enjoy on a steamboat docked on Lake Buena Vista. While soaking in the stunning water views for dinner, Guests can enjoy the Mahi at Paddlefish, which is perfectly prepared with a flaky and tender texture and accompanied by caponata, salsa verde, and herb roasted potatoes.
Grilled Mahi Tacos – The Boathouse
Another wonderful seafood option in Disney Springs is The Boathouse, which is also found in The Landing area. This very popular table service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites Guests to dine from a massive menu of land and sea favorites in a nautical indoor setting or expansive outdoor decks overlooking Lake Buena Vista. The Grilled Mahi Tacos from the Dockside Classics section of the menu are bursting with flavor and feature shaved cabbage, salsa roja, and Mexican crema for a satisfying and unforgettable meal.
Grilled Fresh Mahi Sandwich – The Boathouse
The Boathouse also features a second delicious Mahi Mahi option that is served for both lunch and dinner each day. The Grilled Mahi Sandwich tops a classic bun with a large portion of fish, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle tartar sauce with a side of hot fresh-cut fries.
Seared Mahi Mahi – Coral Reef Restaurant
EPCOT is home to many popular table service dining locations including Coral Reed Restaurant, which is found in the heart of The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion, formerly The Living Seas. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Coral Reef Restaurant in the Disney Park features a serene atmosphere with a massive window looking into the pavilion’s aquariums where Guests can spot fish, turtles, rays, sharks, and more gliding past. The menu at Coral Reef Restaurant focuses on fresh seafood and a wonderful option to enjoy is the Seared Mahi Mahi, which is accompanied by jasmine rice, coconut and cilantro-lime sauce, and Caribbean shrimp salsa.
Fresh Florida Mahi Mahi – Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood has long been a popular restaurant with several locations around the country, including one in the Town Center area of Disney Springs. Open for lunch and dinner each day, Planet Hollywood features a menu of American favorites crafted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri that Guests can enjoy while checking out film and television memorabilia. A great option to enjoy from the Grill Specialties area of the menu is the Fresh Florida Mahi Mahi, which is topped with a tropical fruit salsa and served with cilantro rice and green bean blend.
Mahi, Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato – Kona Café
Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a table service restaurant that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that features a menu of island-inspired ingredients and flavors that pair perfectly with an open dining room that looks out into the Great Ceremonial House. Guests who visit Kona Café for lunch each day can enjoy the flavorful Mahi, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, which pairs pan-fried Mahi Mahi with butter croutons, marble potato, tomato, arugula, and soy veloute.
Grilled Mahi Mahi – Amare
The final Mahi Mahi dish to enjoy while on a Disney vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Amare, an often overlooked table service restaurant found at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. Amare is open for dinner only and features a bright and airy interior with vibrant pops of blue to complement the menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. The Grilled Mahi Mahi is a flavorful entrée option that pairs the fish with olive oil, lemon, parsley, Tuscan kale, cauliflower, toasted fregola sarda, and Spanish caper emulsion.