Seafood, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Seafood, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Restaurants: Roller coaster memorabilia and an exhibition kitchen distinguish this Disney restaurant, which serves ocean-fresh seafood in a lively atmosphere. A variety of appetizers and entrees depend on fish and shellfish, the most notable being the potato-wrapped red snapper, which is the house specialty. Other memorable dishes are the crab cake appetizers and oak-grilled scallops, which come with corn and bacon risotto. If you make it to dessert, the best option is the lava cake, which oozes liquid chocolate and is enough to make you swoon. Added bonus, you can walk off a multiple-course gorge fest on the quarter-mile Disney BoardWalk just outside.
Walt Disney World ®'s Best Steaks: Hold up. Wait a minute. Isn't this called the Flying FISH Cafe? Yes. Yes, it is. But the power of the menu's lone selection -- the char-crusted Angus New York Strip steak (served with roasted fingerling potatoes, red Bermuda onions, young carrots and haricot verts with classic sauce Foyot) -- is so exceptional, it often lures aficionados with no love whatsoever for the fruits of the sea. In fact, some even say it surpasses the steaks served at EPCOT's Le Cellier and the Yachstman Steakhouse, two of Disney's best-known venues. Of course, you'll have to venture in to make that call for yourself.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Seafood: "As with most sit-down Disney venues, reservations are highly recommended. If you're determined to dine here but didn't call ahead, come late."
Walt Disney World ®'s Best Seafood, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Steaks, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Restaurants: "To ensure you get a table, make a reservation online or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days prior to your visit.If you're determined to dine but didn't call ahead, come late."
Best for Seafood, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Seafood, Walt Disney World ®'s Best Restaurants Because: Orlando visitors often fail to escape the gravitational pull of the theme-park area. Flying Fish Café's top-shelf cuisine gives them a good excuse to stay put.
Best for Walt Disney World ®'s Best Steaks Because: When a seafood venue serves a steak so good it gets its own word-on-the-street rep, it has to be good. Kudos to the Flying Fish Cafe.