The Walt Disney World Resort is home to virtually countless dining locations, allowing Guests who visit to enjoy nearly every type of cuisine that they can think of. Seafood lovers should especially rejoice, as the Walt Disney World Resort features several amazing restaurants that serve up the freshest seafood infused with bright flavors and accompaniments.
Guests who are looking to enjoy seafood can choose from several table service and quick service restaurants, all of which feature unique menus with an array of choices both raw and cooked. From indulgent lobster tails to over the top raw bars, here are the best restaurants to visit for fresh seafood at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Landing in Disney Springs has no shortage of great dining options to choose from, including one table service location that serves up delicious seafood. Paddlefish invites Guests to literally board a steamboat floating on Lake Buena Vista to enjoy a menu created by Executive Chef Steve Richard with unforgettable views.
Paddlefish is open daily for lunch and dinner and Guests can enjoy dining on portions of outdoor deck that offer the perfect combination of water views and breezes, or in the large, interior dining room. Featuring a modern décor, Paddlefish’s indoor area embraces the curved windows of the steamboat and offers up beautiful views contrasted by bright white architecture, pops of navy and dark blue, and modern pendant lighting.
Nearly every item on the menu at Paddlefish features seafood with some appetizer choices including Calamari, Crab-topped Fries, and two different styles of Crab Cakes. Steamer fans can indulge in Crab, a Whole Maine Lobster, or Peel & Eat Key West Pink Shrimp or seafood lovers who enjoy raw and chilled options can dig into Ah Poke, Crab Guacamole, Crab Ceviche, and Shrimp Cocktail.
Sandwiches are available for lunch and dinner at Paddlefish and there are traditional options like a Lobster Roll and Fish Tacos as well as innovative twists like the Crab Cake “BLT” or Blackened Catfish Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion, and remoulade on brioche. Of course Paddlefish also offers proper entrée options that focus on fresh seafood like the Stuffed Cod, Crispy Shrimp, Shrimp Pasta, Catfish, and Salmon.
Also found in The Landing at Disney Springs is one of the most popular table service locations at the Walt Disney World Resort that has slowly been gaining devoted Guests over the last few years. The Boathouse is a waterfront dream where Guests can dine in airy interior spaces decked out with nautical touches or on outdoor decks with stunning views of Lake Buena Vista and the vintage amphicars that launch from the nearby ramp.
Open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner daily, The Boathouse features an extensive menu that features a blend of fresh seafood and American classics, ensuring that Guests with all different culinary favorites will find something to enjoy. A seafood highlight of The Boathouse is its raw bar which serves up Oysters on the Half Shell, Yellowfin Tuna Poke, Jumbo Lump Crab and Avocado, and Wild Caught Sea of Cortez Shrimp.
In addition to the raw bar, The Boathouse features countless other seafood options like the Cedar Planked Gulf of Maine Salmon, Maine Lobster Tail Oscar, Coriander-seared Ahi Tuna, Grilled Mahi Tacos, Hand Breaded Coconut Shrimp, Steamed Middleneck Clams, Maine Style Lobster Roll, and Hoison Chili Calamari. The ultimate seafood indulgence on the menu at The Boathouse is the Dockside Shrimp Boil which features perfectly cooked shrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes, Andouille sausage, and The Boathouse seasoning.
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several popular table service restaurants including Narcoossee’s, an upscale location that is nestled right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Open for dinner only each night, Narcoossee’s offers Guests the chance to enjoy waterfront dining with views of the Magic Kingdom that pair perfectly with a menu of coastal cuisine.
The interior of Narcoossee’s features a bright and modern take on nautical theming with white wooden railings and molding, natural wood chairs and floors, classic shutter shades that swing above each window, and vibrant pops of blue hinting at the water just outside. Guests can also enjoy a stretch of wrap around deck where they can take in the breeze and some of the best views of Disney Enchantment around.
The dinner menu at Narcoossee’s features a focus on seafood that is elevated with fresh and bright ingredients. Guests can indulge in appetizers including Shrimp and Grits, Crispy Rhode Island Calamari, and Shrimp and Crab Cake as well as entrée such as Mahi Mahi, Blackened Salmon, Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops, and Shrimp Scampi. The ultimate seafood option that Guests can enjoy at Narcoossee’s is the Surf & Turf which offers a 6-oz sirloin steak and assorted sides with the option of Cold Water Lobster Tail, Pan-seared Scallops, Blackened Salmon, or Grilled Shrimp.
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is a favorite of many Guests, particularly because of the wonderful dining options that can be found along Crescent Lake. Flying Fish is a table service restaurant that is open for dinner nightly and welcomes Guests to enjoy fresh and flavorful seafood and steakhouse classics in a modern and welcoming interior.
Flying Fish features the perfect combination of warmth and upscale décor with moody dark walls and linens, pops of yellow and gold, and intricate chandeliers that almost look like cascading bubbles. There is also a large open kitchen that most tables have a view of, making it enthralling to be able to watch the chefs expertly prepare meals each evening.
Since the menu predominantly focuses on seafood, Flying Fish offers up delicious appetizers options such as Lobster Bisque, Shrimp Cocktail, and Prince Edward Island Mussels. Guests who are looking to enjoy seafood for their entrée can choose from items like Plancha-seared Scallops, Potato-wrapped Red Snapper, Verlasso Salmon, and Seafood Pearl Pasta with indulgent enhancements like Cold Water Lobster Tail, Seared Scallops, Sauteed Shrimp, and Grilled Octopus.
Coral Reef Restaurant
EPCOT’s World Nature neighborhood is home to The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion where Guests can enjoy one of the world’s largest aquariums, several attractions, and a table service restaurant that serves up fresh seafood in a stunning setting. Coral Reef Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and welcomes Guests into a unique dining room that fully immerses them in the underwater theme with plenty of wonderful menu options.
The highlight of dining at Coral Reef Restaurant are the massive windows that line one wall and look directly into the aquarium. Guests can watch an array of sea creatures including sharks, turtles, sting rays, and fish glide past while enjoying their meals. Every table in the restaurant features a view of the windows, and Guests can also enjoy a vibrant interior filled with many shades of blue, pops of yellow, and intricate tile work that emulates coral.
The menu at Coral Reef Restaurant is a relatively balanced mix of offerings, but there are plenty of fresh seafood options for Guests who are looking to enjoy them. Some appetizers include Lobster Bisque and Shrimp Cocktail and fresh entrée choices include Shrimp and Grits, Seared Mahi Mahi, and Seared Sustainable Salmon. With stunning views and fresh seafood, Coral Reef Restaurant is a must do while enjoying a day in EPCOT.
Cape May Café
Disney’s Beach Club Resort brings the charm and elegance of a New England seaside hotel to life, so it is no surprise that the Disney Resort is also home to a wonderful table service restaurant that features fresh seafood. Cape May Café whisks Guests back to the turn of the century Atlantic seaside and serves up breakfast and dinner menus that are bursting with fresh flavors and bites.
The interior of Cape May Café is bright and airy with comfortable booth seating, pastel colors, and large paintings that show glimpses of what life at the Atlantic seaside was like at the turn of the century. There are also subtle nautical details that continue the seaside theme like white molding that has been cut to look like cresting waves crashing on the beach. It all combines to create a cheery and welcoming environment that Guests love.
Breakfast at Cape May Café features traditional American favorites, but dinner is where the seafood really shines. Guests are served family style and can indulge in a Seafood Boil which features PEI Mussels, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Cape May Clams, Sustainable Catch of the Day, Red Bliss Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob. There’s nothing more New England than fresh seafood in a classic boil, and Cape May Café does it perfectly!
Columbia Harbour House
Guests who are looking to enjoy fresh seafood, but in a quick service setting can visit Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. Found right across from the Hall of Presidents, the dining option features a limited menu of seafood favorites that Guests can enjoy in a nautical setting for lunch and dinner.
Columbia Harbour House features two floors of dining areas that are decorated with nautical items including the giant mast of a ship, ocean maps, boat parts, and artwork. Guests who head upstairs can even enjoy dining by windows that look out at the Rivers of America and Liberty Square furthering the experience.
Nearly all of the menu at Columbia Habrour House features seafood items beginning with a classic Lobster Roll with mayonnaise on a New England-style bun and a side of fries. Guests can also enjoy New England Clam Chowder, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Sea Captain Catch, and the Trio Platter which serves up fried shrimp, chicken strips, and battered fish with hushpuppies and one side.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
One table service restaurant that might not come to mind when thinking about seafood is Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Located in The Landing area of Disney Springs, the restaurant serves up classic Irish pub fare in an entertaining setting, and there are many fresh and flavorful seafood options to choose from.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner daily, and Guests can feel as though they have stepped into a pub in the heart of Dublin with a massive wooden bar and artwork that pays tribute to famous Irish individuals from all walks of life. There is even a large stage where live performances can be enjoyed throughout the day including Irish step dancing and live bands.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant features an extensive menu for each meal period, and one of the most popular seafood options is the Scallop Forest appetizer which serves up Georges Bank sea scallops on the prongs of upright forks with citrus lime sauce and sweet chili jam. Other great seafood options to enjoy are the Kiss Before Shrimp, Fish & Chips, Citrus Salmon Salad, Gnocchi Sea Gnocchi Do, Drunk Mussels, and Florida Key Lime Salmon.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
The final spot for some great seafood at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the UK Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. Situated at the front of the pavilion next to Rose & Crown Dining Room, this quick service eatery is housed inside of a small standalone building with a convenient ordering counter.
Yorkshire County Fish Shop literally serves up one thing- Fish and Chips. This traditional British pub staple is perfectly executed and is served hot with perfectly crispy and flaky fish. It’s the perfect meal to order and enjoy while wandering though the UK Pavilion or watching Harmonious each evening on World Showcase Lagoon.