Guests don’t always think of outstanding seafood when they begin to fantasize about their Disney World meals, but you can actually find several delicious options on property. Many of these fine dining locations fill up fast, though we’ve included a few counter service picks as well so you can satisfy your craving even without the prep work. Next time you’re in the mood for something succulent from the sea, try one of these mouthwatering meals.
1. Steamed Clams at the Cape May Café, Beach Club Resort
Seafood lovers are in good hands at the Cape May Café. The dinner buffet bears the moniker “Seafood-and-More” so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving here. The steamed clams are one of the most popular items on the menu, and give credence to the restaurant’s entire clambake theme. While some of the other menu items rotate throughout the week, this is a staple you can rely on.
2. Citrus and Exotic Pepper-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Filet at Flying Fish Café, Disney’s BoardWalk
The Flying Fish Café regularly gets stellar ratings for its seafood. As the name suggests, this is one of the best restaurants on property for a delicious bite fresh from the sea. Some of the highest reviews at the restaurant go to the citrus and exotic pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna filet. The dish is worth mentioning because it takes an otherwise ordinary fish and gives it a stunning gourmet spin. It’s served with an eggplant caponata siciliana fresh from Epcot’s Land Pavilion and a Lake Meadow Naturals poached egg.
3. Seared Mahi Mahi at Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot
The Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot is an outrageously popular pick, so you’ll have to make your reservations well ahead of time to snag a table here. The atmosphere is one of the biggest draws, with views into the giant aquarium of the Seas Pavilion. You don’t have to get seafood here, despite the location. However, if this is what you’re after, the seared mahi mahi is a flavorful pick. Served with Laughing Bird shrimp, hearts of palm, and a coconut-lime sauce, there’s plenty of tang to this dish. Jasmine rice is the perfect compliment.
4. Cedar Plank-Roasted King Salmon at Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Salmon is a fairly common pick at Disney’s fine dining locations, but the dish here gets rave ratings, well above similar choices elsewhere on property. Perhaps it’s the atmosphere that lends so perfectly to this choice. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge takes you away to a rustic lodge designed after some of the most popular National Park lodges in the United States. You’ll feel as though you might be able to head just outside and catch the salmon yourself in one of the rushing streams. This dish comes with a sweet potato mash and autumn vegetables.