Okay, we’ve got one for all you seafood lovers headed to Disney World!
We’ve told you a lot about the best Disney World restaurants for picky eaters, the best value quick-service spots, the best restaurants for first-time visitors, and more! But now, we’re going to give you a full run-down of all the BEST seafood locations at Disney World!
Now, this isn’t the full list of every spot in Disney World you’ll find a seafood dish (most sit-down restaurants offer some sort of seafood item), but just our list of favorite spots to find amazing seafood! We’ll give you our top picks for a Quick Service and a Table Service restaurant in all four parks as well as our top choices for Disney Springs and the Disney Resort Hotels. Keep in mind, just because a restaurant specializes in seafood (lookin’ at you, Coral Reef) doesn’t mean it’s what we think is the BEST. So, strap on your lobster bib, pull out your crab mallet, and let’s dig in!
Best of Magic Kingdom
Quick Service: Tomorrowland Terrace
Surprise! We bet you didn’t even know you could get good seafood at Magic Kingdom, but you can get some yummy seafood at Tomorrowland Terrace (which is currently serving food previously served at Columbia Harbour House). So feel free to drop in and enjoy the Lobster Roll, along with Fried Shrimp, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken Nuggets.
This whole menu is practically seafood. The Lobster Roll pulls in a lot of guests with the Chilled Lobster with a touch of Mayonnaise on a New England-style Bun served with Fries for $15.99. Can’t decide but really looking to fill up on seafood? You can get the Shrimp, Fish, and Chicken all in one platter with the Trio Platter. Let’s just say we would argue that this is one of the best quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom right now!
BUT WAIT! Disney just recently announced that Columbia Harbour House, the OG home of seafood in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square, will be reopening SOON on August 5th. Then, we’ll be able to enjoy much of the same food back in its original (slightly more nautical setting than Tomorrowland!) home.
Table Service: Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen
Although Adventureland’s Skipper Canteen isn’t necessarily a seafood restaurant, there is one dish here that we highly recommend. It’s the Sustainable Fish, which is described as “Not Piranha,” served on Cassava fritter with wilted greens and a guava-habanero sauce for $31.00. This is exactly what it sounds like — fresh whole fish (we’ve received one large fish like a Lionfish, or two smaller fish like Yellowtail before. It depends what’s sustainable at the time!) flash fried and served up for you to pick apart to your heart’s content.
We love the unique take that Skipper Canteen has on all of its entrees, service, and even the atmosphere. This is not your typical theme park restaurant, and it stands to reason that this is likely not your typical fish entree, either! Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom serves up a VERY similar entree for about $11 bucks more (so save those pennies and get it here instead!).
Best of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
“Quick Service”: Nomad Lounge
OK, OK — you caught us. Nomad Lounge isn’t actually a quick service restaurant. But since it doesn’t require (or even accept) Advanced Dining Reservations, we’re squeezing it in through this loophole. Right next door to Tiffins, on the border of Discovery Island and Pandora, you’ve got Nomad Lounge. This cozy spot is serving up one of our favorite dishes at Animal Kingdom, the Togarashi-Spiced Tuna Bowl. This bowl features some very nicely-seared tuna over rice with red cabbage kimchi, ginger-scallion oil, and crimini mushrooms for $15. But it does pack some heat with the Togarashi spices.
Honestly, we like pretty much all the bowls here, but the Tuna Bowl will satisfy you, seafood eaters! The bonus for dining at Nomad’s Lounge is that you can ask your server if the Tiffins menu is also available. Sometimes you can expand your options with access to menus from both locations! (And maybe get that Whole-fried Sustainable Fish found here, the Surf and Turf, or the Charred Octopus from the appetizer menu!).
Table Service: Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Yak & Yeti is not a seafood-specific restaurant, but it does offer some tasty seafood options with a bit of an Asian fusion flare! It is located in the Asia area of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park — you’ll spot it on your way to the Maharajah Jungle Trek. This is one of those spots where everyone can find SOMETHING they like, so it has become a top DFB go-to. One of our FAVORITE options is the Ahi Tuna Nachos.
The Ahi Tuna Nachos come in a shareable size for $18.79 and you’ll find: Sushi grade Ahi tuna, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli, and a sweet soy glaze. These nachos keep us coming back and even non-seafood lovers are willing to try them! Yak & Yeti has other seafood options as well, which may change from time to time, but usually offer a variety of tuna or shrimp salads, seafood curry, shrimp lo mein, miso salmon, and coconut shrimp. Next time you’re craving some seafood — hit up Yak & Yeti!
Another Animal Kingdom spot you can find some seafood is:
Best of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Quick Service: ABC Commissary
ABC Commissary is not the first restaurant that comes to mind when it comes to dining in Hollywood Studios, nor is it the first spot that comes to mind when you’re trying to find a seafood fix. But it is a solid choice for finding some alternatives to the traditional fast-food style quick service options. Right now, it is serving Shrimp Tacos for $12.99 which comes with Sauteed Shrimp on Flour Tortillas topped with Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle-Mayonnaise, and Mango Salsa served with Mexican rice and Black Beans topped with Questo Fresco.
These tacos were straight-up delightful. We didn’t have many expectations and were shocked after trying them! Over the past few years, we have witnessed the menu here find its footing in the quick service lineup that Hollywood Studios offers. The Shrimp Tacos are currently the only seafood on the menu, but they’re worth a stop!
Table Service: Hollywood Brown Derby
Sure, you can always get that world-famous Cobb Salad at Hollywood Brown Derby, but there are some good seafood selections here, too, including Lobster Bisque, Sea Scallops, Tuna Carpaccio, Ora King Salmon, and more! Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong with a classic like a Shrimp Cocktail, You’ll feel like a quintessential movie star as you enjoy these perfect shrimp served with shaved fennel, cucumbers, and a traditional cocktail sauce for $15. It’s a pricey small starter, but a fantastic way to start any dining experience!
And this is just the beginning of your seafood meal, you can continue to enjoy salmon or tuna, and don’t forget the Lobster Thermidor Macaroni and Cheese. You’ve never had mac n’ cheese like this! So if you want to take some time out of your Hollywood Studios day, give your feet a break and indulge in some nice seafood in one of the park’s most relaxing settings.
Best of EPCOT
Quick Service: Yorkshire County Fish Shop
So there are a few places on our “Best Of” lists for Fish and Chips, and one of those is Yorkshire County Fish Shop. And yes, you will probably have to stand in line to sample these Fish and Chips, but there’s a reason the line is usually long here — the fish and chips here are UH-mazing.
The fish is fresh, the batter makes for a perfect crunch, and the hearty chips are perfection. What’s not to love? Even better? This is a quick-service location so you can get your Fish and Chips to go or grab a table and settle down with a pint from the beer selections or from the nearby Rose and Crown Pub! Now that’s a classic British seafood experience! Looking to make it even more of an event? Rose and Crown Dining Room serves up a very similar (and larger) portion of the Fish and Chips!
Table Service: Monsieur Paul
Monsieur Paul is actually considered a signature dining experience by Disney. It is all about creating an authentic French dining experience. You’ll find the cozy spot on the second floor above Chefs de France and feel instantly transported to a fine French restaurant in Paris, not in the heart of a popular theme park! This classically French menu features fresh seafood with a Fish Course being one of 5 courses in the meal.
In fact, the dish you see above — Coquilles Saint Jacques au potimarron et sirop d’érable, which is seared scallops served with maple pumpkin velouté — was our FAVORITE featured course during our most recent visit to Monsieur Paul.
Some other EPCOT spots you can find some seafood are:
Best of Disney Resort Hotels
If you’re looking for a nice and casual seafood restaurant at Disney World, Narcoossee’s might just be everything you’re looking for. This is where you can try their Pan-Seared Scallops, Grilled Wild King Salmon, Steamed Whole Maine Lobster, and more!
This spot, right on the water of the Seven Seas Lagoon provides that authentic seaside dining experience. It offers amazing views of Magic Kingdom, the relaxing energy of the lagoon, and the added bonus of being just a few steps away from the Grand Floridian boat launch, so you can enjoy a nice boat ride back to Magic Kingdom after your meal. And while it’s not seafood, there’s an incredible Filet Mignon to be found here, too!
Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Olivia’s Cafe is one of those rare gems that many Disney World guests really don’t know about — maybe it’s because Old Key West is predominantly a Disney Vacation Club destination, but we’ll sing the praises of Olivia’s as much as we can. The food here is inspired by Key West meaning you’ll find some traditional seafood offerings, like a Catch of the Day and Crab Cakes.
We love these Crab Cakes that are pan-seared and served with jalapeno aioli, grilled pineapple salsa, and chayote slaw for $13. But don’t miss out on the more unique offerings, too, like the Conch Fritters. This resort is a little out of the way, but those who know about it regularly make the trek to dine here! If you’re a seafood fan, you can’t go wrong with any of the offerings here.
The Disney resort hotels have so many restaurants that offer such varied fares, you’re bound to find one that you enjoy! Keep checking their menus as chefs and restaurants change things up from time to time, but below are some tried and true options that we’ve enjoyed — they just didn’t quite make it to the tippy top of our list!
Some other Disney Resort Hotel spots you can find some seafood are:
- Cape May Cafe — at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Kona Cafe — at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
- California Grill — at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Flying Fish (currently closed) — at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas
- Il Mulino — at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin
- Kimonos — at Disney Swan and Dolphin
- Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera — at Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Todd English’s bluezoo – at Disney Swan and Dolphin
- Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood (Reopening on August 5th!) — at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, in the Gran Destino Tower
Best of Disney Springs
With a name like The BOATHOUSE, you should expect a menu heavy with seafood dishes, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. The seafood here is copious and FRESH. This is where you can tuck into a classic oyster bar, or splurge on seafood, like Maine Lobster Tail Oscar, Firecracker Shrimp, and Shrimp & Andouille Mac and Cheese.
What’s not to love about this? Bay shrimp, smoked sausage, pipette pasta in a spicy cheddar-beer sauce. And if that isn’t enough for you, you can add Main Lobster meat (for an additional $10!)And for fun, be sure to order the Duck Duck Razz drink because well — it’s got a rubber duckie in it! How fun!
So here we are, talking about Fish and Chips again and we have no regrets. But if you’re looking for some authentic Irish-style Fish and Chips, you’ll want to make a beeline for Raglan Road. And even better? You can even get Gluten-Free Fish and Chips here! Fish and chips for everyone!
These fish and chips really bring their A-game. You’re served a massive filet of beer-battered fish wrapped in what looks like newspaper (don’t worry, it’s not!). And of course, the hearty chips provide that perfect crispy salty compliment to this classic seafood favorite for $26. If Fish and Chips isn’t your thing, though, you can also order other seafood dishes, including Kiss Before Shrimp, Citrus Salmon Salad, Drunk Mussels, and more! (Pro tip: don’t want to spend a lot of time sitting down for dinner? Cookes of Dublin next door serves up much of the same fried seafood in more of a fast-food setting!)
Disney Springs seems to have an inexhaustible list of amazing restaurants, and they keep adding more! These are our top two choices for finding seafood in Disney Springs, but we know there are SO many more choices out there! So, what are you looking for? Lobster corn dogs? Amazing sushi? Garlicky shrimp?
Some other Disney Springs spots you can find good seafood are:
- Morimoto Asia by Chef Masaharu Morimoto
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes
- Jaleo by Chef Jose Andres
See? You have PLENTY of choices when it comes to seafood at Disney World! These are just OUR top picks, but you might have your own favorites! We’ll keep visiting and reviewing every Disney World restaurant, so stay tuned to see what we think about each one!
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