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Fried Atlantic Clam Strips
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The Best Dishes Featuring Clams in Walt Disney World

Seafood lovers have so many amazing options to choose from when it comes to dining at the Walt Disney World Resort. Thanks to Florida’s lengthy coasts, there is no shortage of fresh seafood options that are served up in a variety of styles and cuisines at various restaurants throughout the Disney Resorts, Disney Parks, and Disney Springs. A delicious seafood delicacy that Guests love to enjoy is clams, a type of shellfish that can be served steamed, fried, alone, or incorporated into seafood feasts, including pastas and more. With delicious flavor and versatility, clams are a wonderful seafood option to enjoy in these dishes found at various restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

Tagliatelle

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Tagliatelle – Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Disney Springs boasts countless table service dining options, including the often overlooked Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill which is located in the Town Center area and open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menu is a delicious mix of Californian cuisine crafted by famous Chef Wolfgang Puck and features many different varieties of food, including a seafood pasta that Guests love. The Tagliatelle tops fresh pasta with a mixture of shrimp, clams, and spicy breadcrumbs for a flavorful and hearty option that is sure to fuel Guests for hours of shopping in Disney Springs.

Fried Atlantic Clam Strips

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Fried Atlantic Clam Strips – The Boathouse

One of the ultimate seafood restaurants to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort is The Boathouse, which is also found in Disney Springs in The Landing area. The Boathouse features a nautical and upscale theming, including several outdoor decks that offer up beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista, and is open for lunch and dinner each day. In addition to an impressive raw bar and extensive menu, Guests can enjoy the Fried Atlantic Clam Strips from the Launch section of the menu, which fries pieces of fresh clams to crunchy perfection and serve them with chipotle tartar sauce and a lemon for extra flavor. The Fried Atlantic Clam Strips are served in a portion that is large enough to share amongst Guests, but no one will want to!

Linguine Alle Vongole

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Linguine Alle Vongole – Il Mulino

Many Guests are familiar with the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, but tend to overlook the amazing dining options that can be found in both locations. Il Mulino in the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is a cozy and inviting table service restaurant that features a modern take on a trattoria with exposed brick, industrial lighting, and elegant pops of blue and gold. Open for dinner only each night, Il Mulino features a menu of traditional Italian cuisine, including fresh-made pasta bursting with flavor. Guests looking to enjoy clams while dining at Il Mulino should order the Linguine Alle Vongole, which tops fresh linguine with clams and the choice of a spicy red sauce or spicy white wine sauce.

Dining Room

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Tonnarelli Alle Vongole – Amare

Aldo found at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is Amare, a table service restaurant that brings the flavors and charm of the Mediterranean to life for dinner each evening. The interior of Amare features a bright and airy décor with natural wood, bold pops of blue, and light colors reminiscent of the sand and seaside. Every menu item at Amare is bursting with fresh flavors and ingredients that transport Guests to the Mediterranean, including a pasta entrée that is a seafood lover’s delight. The Tonnarelli Alle Vongole tops house-made tonnarelli with a roasted tomato sauce, steamed baby clams, Calabrian chile, and guanciale, for the perfect combination of salty, spicy, and smoky.

Seafood Pearl Pasta

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Seafood Pearl Pasta – Flying Fish

Crescent Lake is a beautiful area of the Walt Disney World Resort near Disney’s BoardWalk. Guests can stroll down an actual boardwalk and take in the beautiful sights of nearby Disney Resorts while enjoying delightful meals and cocktails from specialty restaurants and lounges. Flying Fish can be found on the shores of Crescent Lake and welcomes Guests for dinner each evening to enjoy a coastal-inspired meal in a dining room with upscale touches to mimic being under the sea. Guests looking to enjoy a dish with clams for dinner at Flying Fish should opt for the Seafood Pearl Pasta, which tops fresh pasta with a medley of seafood, including shrimp, lobster, scallops, clams, and mussels.

Family Style Dinner at Cape May Cafe

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Classic Seafood Boil – Cape May Café

Also found just steps away from Crescent Lake is Cape May Café, a table service location found at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Open for breakfast and dinner each day, Cape May Café features a delicious buffet-style setup where Guests can indulge in American favorites and seafood delights. The interior of the restaurant is light and charming with paste colors and whimsical nautical details that bring the shore to life, and the dinner buffet features a medley of seafood selections that Guests are sure to love. The Classic Seafood Boil available on the dinner buffet features a medley of steamed clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, and red potatoes and definitely should not be missed!

Coral Reef Restaurant

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New England Clam Chowder – Coral Reef Restaurant

The final dish featuring clams that Guests should not miss out on while dining at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Coral Reef Restaurant inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends in EPCOT’s World Nature. The Coral Reef Restaurant invites Guests to step into a calming and beautiful dining room with large windows that look into the adjacent aquarium with views of creatures including turtles, fish, sharks, sting rays, and more floating by. The lunch and dinner menus at Coral Reef Restaurant mainly focus on fresh and flavorful seafood options and a great way to kick off any meal is with the New England Clam Chowder, which features baby clams, applewood-smoked bacon, potatoes, and cream for a smooth and hearty appetizer.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.