With Lent on the horizon — and with a few questions from readers recently about where to get a great fish fry in Disney World — I knew that now would be the perfect time to check out the best places to find that golden battered goodness at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Let’s check out some of the best fried fish in Disney World…
United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot
You can’t go wrong for fish and chips in the delicacy’s home pavilion in Epcot.
Whether you take a load off at the Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room or grab some fried food to go from Yorkshire County Fish Shop, you’re in for a mild but authentic taste of one of England’s best exports.
While you’re there, enjoy a beer and a performance by The British Revolution or the Pub’s Hat Lady.
Cookes of Dublin and Raglan Road in Downtown Disney
If you find yourself in need of a fish fix while you’re “Downtown,” head over to the Pleasure Island District for two authentic and delicious options. The One & One at Cookes of Dublin is one of our favorites on property.
Cooked to order and served piping hot, the fish is flaky and tender.
But if you have the time for a slower meal, you may want to consider the famous beer battered fish and chips on the lunch menu at Raglan Road Irish Pub right next door.
Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom
Here in Liberty Square, you can enjoy a counter service battered fish basket with broccoli, apples, or French fries at Columbia Harbour House counter service restaurant. The proportion of breading to fish is perfect, and the fish isn’t too oily.
Citricos at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
For a slightly more upscale take on the English classic, take a monorail ride to the Grand Floridian and pull up a chair at Citricos. There, you should order the melt-in-your-mouth pan-fried Florida black grouper, which gets rave reviews from Disney Food Blog readers. Keep an eye on the side dishes, though; they change with the seasons and sometimes contain sausage.
Trail’s End at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
You may find this a little surprising, but we found a great Lent-friendly option on the a la carte lunch menu at Trail’s End: pan fried catfish currently served with coleslaw and corn and chive hush puppies.
The cornmeal breading on the fish adds a unique texture to the otherwise moist, flaky fish.
Fried Fish Friends
There are lots of other spots to get your fried fish fix in Walt Disney World, including a fried fish and sweet potato fries on the lunch menu at Whispering Canyon Café in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; fried fish meals at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Turf Club Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs Resort, and Captain’s Grille at Yacht Club Resort; and fried clams, shrimp, and cod on the buffet line at Cape May Café in Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
What are your favorite spots to get some good old fried fish in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below.