Dine With Some Pretty Fantastic Fish!

You may have had the pleasure of enjoying the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion in Future World at Epcot but did you know you can actually dine inside of the giant aquarium – no scuba suit required?  Tucked around the back of the pavilion is the Coral Reef restaurant which not only offers delicious food but a unique dining experience as well.  This is one of only two table service restaurants located in Future World.

Inside the restaurant you’ll find colors complementary to the huge glass walls that showcase the aquarium.  Soft blues and aquas, along with shell lighting, enhance the under the sea mood.  The lights are dimmed and seating is tiered so everyone has a good view of the sea life.


At every table you will find a guide to the different fish as well as other animals you might see during your meal.  The aquarium is so huge that Spaceship Earth would fit inside with room to spare!  Also, keep your eyes open for the divers that feed the fish as well as a certain famous mouse that’s been known to make an appearance in his scuba suit.

The food here is, as you would expect, mostly seafood.  The menu offerings include lobster soup, trout, salmon, seasonal fish and lobster ravioli.  If you are a landlover you have options as well including chicken and steak and a vegetarian dish.  The kids menu includes choices such as Mahi Mahi, chicken breast, pizza and grilled fish.

Typical of the table service restaurants at Walt Disney World the desserts are not to be missed.  The most popular dessert by far is the Chocolate Wave – a chocolate cake filled with a liquid chocolate center served with ice cream and raspberries.  It is heaven on a plate!

The Coral Reef is a wonderful spot for a mid-day break or a nice dinner before Illuminations.  Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy the sea life and the relaxing atmosphere of this restaurant provides a respite from the crowds.

If you are using a Disney Dining Plan the Coral Reef will utilize one table service credit.  Priority seating reservations are available 180 days in advance and are recommended.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

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