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The Best Scallops Dishes in Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to endless dining options that offer Guests the chance to enjoy everything from a table service signature dining experience to grab-and-go snacks. No matter what the dining location, Guests can enjoy delicious food and beverage options that span numerous types of cuisine and styles of cooking.

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Fresh seafood can be found at different restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including scallops, which are a diverse ingredient popular in many different cultures that can be prepared as an appetizer or entrée. With so many interpretations depending on the preparation and ingredients used, scallops are always delicious and these are the best menu options to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Paddlefish – Scallops

One of the best restaurants in Walt Disney World in terms of fresh seafood is Paddlefish in The Landing area of Disney Springs, which welcomes Guests to dine on a steamboat on Lake Buena Vista for lunch and dinner each day. Paddlefish has an extensive menu of many indulgent seafood options for Guests to enjoy, and several options are only available for dinner, including delicious scallops. The Scallops at Paddlefish are perfectly prepared and accompanied by a cauliflower purée, crispy Brussels sprouts, and bacon for added texture and smokiness.

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Hacienda de San Angel – Parrillada del Mar

EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to many popular restaurants throughout the eleven pavilions, including several in the Mexico Pavilion, which serve up authentic cuisine in beautiful settings. La Hacienda de San Angel is situated right on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon and offers up sweeping views of the water that pair perfectly with regional Mexican cuisine each evening for dinner. A wonderful house specialty menu item that serves two Guests is the Parrillada del Mar, which includes grilled shrimp, fish, scallops, vegetables, esquites, and corn tortillas plus the option to upgrade to snapper or NY strip steak for an additional fee.

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Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops

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Narcoossee’s – Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops

Another table service restaurant that is open for dinner each night and combines fresh seafood and stunning water views is Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Located on Seven Seas Lagoon, Narcoossee’s features a bright and airy dining room with large windows that look out towards the Magic Kingdom, as well as an outdoor deck perfect for viewing the Disney Enchantment. The dinner menu focuses on fresh coastal cuisine, and Guests are sure to love the Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops which are served with Parisian-style gnocchi, peas, ham, and truffled Meyer lemon cream.

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Plancha-seared Sea Scallops

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Flying Fish – Plancha-seared Scallops

Flying Fish on Disney’s BoardWalk is another wonderful table service restaurant where Guests can enjoy contemporary American cuisine and fresh and indulgent seafood options. Open for dinner only each day, Flying Fish features an upscale and moody interior that mimics the water with dark blue accents and intricate chandeliers that look like bubbles. While there are plenty of delicious menu options to choose from, the Plancha-seared Scallops are always perfect as they are served over a bed of creamy grits with sweet corn and peppadew emulsion.

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The Hollywood Brown Derby – Sea Scallops

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to several popular table service restaurants including The Hollywood Brown Derby which is modeled after the famous original in Los Angeles and welcomes Guests to dine on contemporary American cuisine in an art-deco-inspired interior. Guests who dine at the restaurant for lunch and dinner can enjoy dozens of caricature sketches of Hollywood’s elite and begin each meal with an indulgent appetizer. The Sea Scallops feature bold layers of flavors added by smoked chipotle-glazed pork belly, tomato jam, and pea tendrils.

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Scallop Forest

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – Scallop Forest

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is one of the most popular dining locations in The Landing at Disney Springs, as it features an upscale and inviting atmosphere where Guests can dine on traditional Irish pub fare while enjoying a variety of live entertainment acts. The table service restaurant features extensive menus for each meal period, and a great way to kick off any dining experience is by ordering the unique Scallop Forest. This unforgettable starter item serves up Foley’s all-natural Georges Bank scallops that have been fried and presented on the prongs of a fork alongside citrus lime dipping sauce and sweet chili jam.

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Gnocchi Sea Gnocchi Do

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – Gnocchi Sea Gnocchi Do

Guests who dine at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant for lunch or dinner who are looking to enjoy scallops as their main course also have a delicious option that combines the freshest options around with indulgent pasta. The Gnocchi Sea Gnocchi Do is a cleverly named entrĂ©e that combines seared Foley’s Georges Bank scallops with handmade potato gnocchi, crispy pork belly, tomatoes, kale, and a white wine butter sauce.

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Diver Scallops

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Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Diver Scallops

A romantic table service restaurant that has quickly become a favorite of Guests can be found on the very top of Disney’s Riviera Resort. Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera offers up beautiful views of the surrounding Disney Resort area while serving French and Italian cuisine that will transport Guests across the globe to the heart of the Riviera. A popular dinner option on the menu at Toppolino’s Terrace –Flavors of the Riviera are the Diver Scallops which are served with celery root risotto, beurre noisette, hedgehog mushrooms, and black truffles.

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Pan-seared Sea Scallops

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Be Our Guest Restaurant – Pan-seared Sea Scallops

Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland is a favorite of many Guests, as it allows the opportunity to step into Beauty and the Beast and dine on traditional French cuisine inside the Beast’s castle. Guests who visit Be Our Guest Restaurant can dine in the West Wing, Grand Ballroom, or Castle Gallery for lunch or dinner and enjoy a prix fixe menu that includes one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert. A delicious entrée option that Guests are sure to enjoy is the Pan-seared Sea Scallops which are served over a bed of seasonal risotto along with fennel, apple, and consommé.

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Risotto allo Zfferano e Capesante

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Ravello – Risotto alla Zafferano e Capesanta

An often overlooked restaurant that serves up mouthwatering Italian cuisine can be found at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. Ravello is open daily for breakfast and dinner, and Guests who enjoy the later meal can indulge in regional Italian favorites served in a modern and sleek dining area. Ravello features a lengthy dinner menu, but a great pasta option is the Risotto alla Zafferano e Capesanta which tops saffron risotto with fresh sea scallops and asparagus.

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Toledo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood – Scallops

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is home to Toldeo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood which features a vibrant décor inspired by the 1930s and Spanish surrealist art with sweeping views of the Disney Resort’s grounds. Guests who dine at the table service restaurant for dinner can enjoy a unique atmosphere that pairs perfectly with a menu of traditional Spanish cuisine, including several fresh seafood options. The Scallops entrée is always a hit as it combines fresh scallops with vegetable purée, olives, harissa vinaigrette, and roasted carrots for a comforting, yet light option.

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Seafood Coconut-Curry Soup

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Kona Café – Seafood Coconut-Curry Soup

Kona CafĂ© at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is an amazing table service restaurant that sometimes is overlooked for nearby O’hana. Guests who do enjoy a meal at Kona CafĂ© can indulge in unique dishes featuring fresh and bold island flavors and ingredients while taking in open-air views of the Great Ceremonial House. A wonderful appetizer that can be enjoyed for both lunch and dinner is the Seafood Coconut-Curry Soup which is served in a bowl that mimics slate and features a creamy texture rich with shrimp, scallops, and crab.

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Teppan Edo – Hotate

Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase invites Guests to enjoy a unique table service meal where the food is prepared Teppan-yaki-style on a flat grill right at the table. Guests who visit Teppan Edo for lunch and dinner can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine prepared fresh right in front of them, and scallop lovers have several different options to choose from.  Hotate, or cold water scallops, can be ordered as an entrée with a garden salad, udon noodles, vegetables, and steamed white rice or as a four-ounce enhancement to any other entrée option.

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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.