The Best Shrimp Dishes in Walt Disney World

Shrimp at Coral Reef Restaurant
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The Walt Disney World Resort is home to plenty of amazing, and fresh, seafood options that Guests can enjoy, thanks to its relative proximity to both the eastern and western coasts of Florida. The close distance to the shore allows for some incredible seafood dishes including plenty of fresh shrimp options with bold flavors and ingredients. Whether classic peel-and-eat shrimp, indulgent pasta, or spicy bites, these shrimp dishes are some of the best at the Walt Disney World Resort and shouldn’t be missed!

Spicy Peel-n-Eat Shrimp

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Spicy Peel-n-Eat Shrip – ‘Ohana

One of the most popular restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort is ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This charming and tropical restaurant welcomes Guests to enjoy family-style feasts for breakfast with an American twist and dinner with a traditional Polynesian spread. In addition to several types of meat, sides, noodles, and more, a Guest favorite at dinner at ‘Ohana is the Spicy Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, which is grilled on stage in an open kitchen and served hot and fresh.

Dockside Shrimp Boil

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Dockside Shrimp Boil – The Boathouse

Seafood lovers looking for fresh and delicious options have to enjoy a meal at The Boathouse, a nautical table service restaurant in Disney Springs that serves up an extensive menu for lunch and dinner that pairs perfectly with views of Lake Buena Vista. A signature dish that many Guests love to enjoy at The Boathouse is the Dockside Shrimp Boil, which features fresh and flavorful shrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes, Andouille sausage, and Boathouse seasoning.

Hand Breaded Coconut Shrimp

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Hand Breaded Coconut Shrimp – The Boathouse

In addition to the Dockside Seafood Boil, The Boathouse also has a selection of shrimp dishes that Guests are sure to enjoy. The Hand Breaded Coconut Shrimp is a tropical and crunchy option that is cooked to perfection and served with a grilled pineapple salsa and orange chili sauce for a hit of fruitiness and heat.

Firecracker Shrimp

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Firecracker Shrimp – The Boathouse

Guests looking for an even spicier shrimp option at The Boathouse absolutely need to try the Firecracker Shrimp, which is bursting with spicy flavor thanks to sriracha mayonnaise, serrano chilis, and sweet peppers.

Wild Caught Sea of Cortez Shrimp

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Wild Caught Sea of Cortez Shrimp – The Boathouse

The final shrimp option that shrimp lovers should indulge in at The Boathouse is a delicious selection from the raw bar served chilled and individually. The Wild Caught Sea of Cortez Shrimp is as fresh as can be and served with a classic London Dry Gin cocktail sauce for dipping.

Grilled Shrimp Skewer

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Grilled Shrimp Skewer – Columbia Harbour House

The Magic Kingdom is home to several quick-service restaurants that Guests can enjoy throughout each day in the Park, including Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. This nautical and charming location spans two floors and serves up a menu of seafood favorites, including a Grilled Shrimp Skewer with a generous portion of shrimp accompanied by rice and green beans for a satisfying meal.

Shrimp Pasta

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Shrimp Pasta – Paddlefish

Paddlefish in Disney Springs is another must-do table service restaurant for seafood lovers and invites them to enjoy fresh options on a docked paddleboat that offers stunning views of Lake Buena Vista. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Paddlefish features an extensive menu of seafood favorites, including the indulgent Shrimp Pasta which tops linguine with Florida rock shrimp, asparagus, tomato, and crab broth for a hearty, yet light, meal.

Peel & Eat Key West Pink Shrimp

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Peel & Eat Key West Pink Shrimp – Paddlefish

Guests who dine at Paddlefish and are looking for a menu option fresh from the steamer can enjoy the Peel & Eat Key West Pink Shrimp, which are literally as fresh as can be, and are served with corn and new potatoes to round out the meal.

Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl

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Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl – Satu’li Canteen

Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom fully immerses Guests in the Valley of Mo’ara where the Na’vi live and invites them to enjoy amazing attractions, as well as delicious quick-service dining options at Satu’li Canteen. The restaurant is themed to feel like an old RDA mess hall that has been reclaimed and filled with Na’vi artwork and features a delicious lunch and dinner menu featuring the Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl with fresh shrimp paired with a crunchy vegetable slaw and boba balls and the choice of a base and sauce.

Shrimp & Grits

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Shrimp & Grits – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Indulgent and comforting Southern cuisine is served up in over-the-top dishes and dining options at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, a table service restaurant located in The Landing area of Disney Springs. This popular restaurant features fresh Florida flavors combined with southern classics, and Guests who dine there for lunch and dinner can enjoy the Shrimp & Grits. The grits are incredibly creamy and cheesy and are topped with pan-seared shrimp, tomato gravy, and Tasso ham.

Key West Shrimp Cocktail

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Key West Shrimp Cocktail – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Guests who would rather enjoy some of Chef Art’s famous fried chicken for their entrée and kick off their meal with a shrimp option at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ can enjoy the Key West Shrimp Cocktail, which features perfectly seasoned shrimp atop a bed of avocado, mango, cucumber, and house-made cocktail sauce with a side of buttermilk crackers.

Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

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Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail – Grand Floridian Café

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several amazing dining options for Guests to enjoy including the charming Grand Floridian Café, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The table service restaurant features a menu of American favorites including the delicious Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail appetizer, which pairs fresh shrimp with a citrus-avocado salad and Red Rooster cocktail sauce.

Lo Mein Shrimp

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Lo Mein Shrimp – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

A wonderful table service location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that Guests should definitely plan on enjoying is Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia area of the Disney Park. This popular spot serves up an extensive menu of pan-Asian cuisine throughout two beautifully themed floors and there are several shrimp options for both lunch and dinner. The Lo Mein Shrimp is a hearty and flavorful dish that tops a bed of Lo Mein noodles with fresh shrimp, carrots, cabbage, green onions, and bean sprouts.

Coconut Shrimp

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Coconut Shrimp – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

A specialty menu item available at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is the Coconut Shrimp which is a very filling meal with perfectly crusted and crunchy coconut shrimp paired with jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, and amazing plum barbecue sauce that is equally savory and sweet.

Firecracker Shrimp

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Firecracker Shrimp – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Those Guests who are looking for just a small portion of shrimp while dining at Yak & Yeti Restaurant for lunch or dinner can opt for the Firecracker Shrimp from the small plates menu, which features a relatively tiny portion of crispy fried shrimp smothered in a spicy sauce with Asian slaw.

Malaysian Seafood Curry

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Malaysian Seafood Curry – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

The final shrimp option that Guests should enjoy at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is by far the heartiest and most comforting of all the options on the menu. The Malaysian Seafood Curry is a feast of jumbo shrimp and crab ravioli with zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and a creamy red curry coconut sauce that is literally bursting with flavor.

Kiss Before Shrimp

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Kiss Before Shrimp – Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in The Landing area of Disney Springs is a lively and entertaining table service restaurant that welcomes Guests inside of an authentic Irish pub for brunch, lunch, and dinner. While enjoying live entertainment, Guests can dig into classic pub fare with cheeky names including the Kiss Before Shrimp appetizer, which coats pan-seared shrimp in a garlic and chili lemon butter sauce and serves it all with slices of baguette to sop up every last bite.

Shrimp & Grits

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Deep South Shrimp and Grits – Boatwright’s Dining Hall

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside brings the charm and elegance of the South to life with beautiful grounds and buildings that are begging to be explored. Also found at the Disney Resort is Boatwright’s Dining Hall, a table service restaurant that continues the theming by serving up traditional Southern favorites for dinner each night in a rustic and casual setting. Guests who enjoy a meal at Boatwright’s Dining Hall shouldn’t miss out on the Deep South Shrimp and Grits, which tops creamy Charleston-style grits with sustainable shrimp, Andouille sausage, and spicy cream sauce.

Crispy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura

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Crispy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura – Morimoto Asia

The ultimate feast of pan-Asian cuisine at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Morimoto Asia, a table service restaurant in Disney Springs created by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. This modern restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up regional specialties from across Asia featuring bold and delicious flavors. In addition to indulgent sushi, Guests should not miss out on the Crispy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura which features perfectly crusted and crunchy shrimp paired with a spicy gochujang aioli for dipping.

Garlic Roasted Shrimp

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Roasted Garlic Shrimp – Ale & Compass Restaurant

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort brings the charm and elegance of a classic New England seaside resort to life and that theme is continued in Ale & Compass Restaurant, a table service location found just off of the Disney Resort’s main lobby. The restaurant serves up coastal favorites in an upscale nautical setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the delicious menu is often overlooked resulting in easy reservations and low crowds. Guests who do enjoy a meal at Ale & Compass Restaurant shouldn’t miss out on the Roasted Garlic Shrimp on the dinner menu, which is perfectly cooked and seasoned and paired with house-made focaccia bread.

Camarones a la Diabla

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Camarones a la Diabla – San Angel Inn Restaurante

The Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to several very popular dining options including the San Angel Inn Restaurante, which is located inside the ancient pyramid overlooking the gently flowing river, rainforest, and smoking volcano in the distance. Themed to feel like a hacienda courtyard, the table service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up authentic Mexican cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Guests who are looking to add a little spice to their meal should indulge in the Camarones a la Diabla, which features shrimp sautéed in guajillo pepper and garlic served on a bed of poblano rice and roasted cauliflower.

Tacos de Camarones

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Tacos de Camarones – La Hacienda de San Angel

Also located in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion is La Hacienda de San Angel, another table service restaurant that serves up authentic Mexican cuisine for dinner each evening. In addition to large windows that look out at World Showcase Lagoon, La Hacienda de San Angel is very popular with Guests thanks to its incredible menu, which features items like the Tacos de Camarones. This flavorful entrée option fills flour tortillas with fried shrimp, cabbage, chipotle-lime aioli, and salsa verde and serves them with a side of rice and beans.

Shrimp at Coral Reef Restaurant

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Shrimp & Grits – Coral Reef Restaurant

EPCOT’s World Nature neighborhood is where Guests can find The Seas with Nemo and Friends, a beautiful pavilion that features some of the largest aquariums in the world that can be enjoyed from exhibits, attractions, and even a table service restaurant. Coral Reef Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a calming dining room where Guests can gaze into the aquarium through massive windows and watch various sea creatures including turtles, fish, sting rays, and sharks glide by throughout their meal. The menu at Coral Reef Restaurant heavily focuses on fresh seafood options, and Guests are sure to love the Shrimp and Grits, which tops creamy cheddar grits with sautéed shrimp, local corn succotash, Andouille sausage, and creole spice emulsion.

Shrimp Mojo de Ajo

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Shrimp Mojo de Ajo – Frontera Cocina

The final shrimp option that Guests shouldn’t miss out on while dining at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. This table service restaurant features a delicious menu of authentic Mexican cuisine crafted by Chef Rick Bayless that Guests can enjoy daily for lunch and dinner. Guests who are looking for flavorful shrimp absolutely should order the Shrimp Mojo de Ajo which features pan-roasted Florida Pink Shrimp coated with garlic, olive oil, lime, and chipotle accompanied by plantain rice, grilled calabacitas, and warm corn tortillas.

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.