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Review of Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot

Updated on May 3, 2013

Coral Reef Restaurant

Inside the Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
Inside the Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
You never know who you might see! The Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
You never know who you might see! The Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
The Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
The Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT
EPCOT, Walt Disney World Orlando, Fl.
EPCOT, Walt Disney World Orlando, Fl.

Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot

The Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot is an excellent place to sit down and enjoy the scenery and the food. The atmosphere in this restaurant is relaxing and beautiful. In order to eat here, it is wise to make reservations ahead of time. Waiting until the last minute may result in disappointment due to the fact that this is a popular place to eat. The menu consists of you can guess, mostly seafood. The menu changes seasonally so check out my link to see what is currently being served.

The Coral Reef is located in Epcot Future World/The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 3:30 and dinner is served from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. The Disney Dining Plan is accepted here, depending on which plan you have. Please verify your plan before you dine.

When you enter the Coral Reef Restaurant, you will notice the large panoramic windows that allow you to view the sea creatures swimming around at their leisure. These panoramic windows allow all seats in the restaurant a good view into The Seas with Nemo and Friends aquarium. While you eat, you will be able to watch over 4,000 different sea creatures. This includes sharks, sea turtles, rays, various fish and sometimes a diver will appear while you dine.

This is the largest inland saltwater fish tank ever built. Amazingly is holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic size swimming pools. This allows plenty of room for the incredible sea life to live comfortably and room for visitors to view.

We enjoyed eating here, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. When we went we were traveling with children ages 8 and 10, they genuinely enjoyed watching the sea life, but it was sometimes distracting to them! Getting them to eat was a little harder than usual because they were so amazed with everything around them. Also while, we were there divers were in the water, so this added to the distraction. If you are traveling with someone, that is handicapped this restaurant is extremely handicapped friendly. If someone in your party needs to stay in a wheelchair they certainly can. Arrangements will be made by the staff.

The recipes provided below have been served at The Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT. However, the menu changes seasonally, and they may no longer have these items when you go.


Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt

Coral Reef Linguine Served at the Coral Reef Restaurant

1 1/2 pounds linguine, fresh

1 pound small shrimp peeled and cleaned

1 pound of bay scallops

1/2 cup olive oil; divided

1 teaspoon garlic, fresh. finely chopped

1 teaspoon basil, fresh, finely chopped

1 cup fennel fern, chopped

2 teaspoons shallots, diced

3 cups oven-dried tomatoes (recipe follows)



1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Cook linguine in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Set Aside.

Marinate shrimp and scallops in 1/4 cup of oil, chopped garlic and fresh basil for about 10 minutes.

Note: fresh or canned plum tomatoes may be substituted for oven-dried tomatoes

For Oven-Dried Tomatoes

3 pounds of Italian plum tomatoes

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup basil, fresh, chopped

1 cup Parmesan cheese

Pre heat oven to 200 degrees

Slice tomatoes into 3/8 inch slices. Toss tomatoes in a bowl with olive oil, basil and cheese. Place a baking rack on a sheet pan and arrange tomatoes in a single layer on rack. Bake tomatoes for 2 to 3 hours.

Remove rack from oven and cool tomatoes for 1 hour. Store in an air tight container.

Key Lime Parfait served at The Coral Reef Restauant

1 14 -ounce can sweetened condensed milk

4 egg yolks

3 to 4 ounces Key Lime juice

8 ounce pound cake

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

6 whole strawberries

1 kiwi, peeled, sliced in 6 slices

In a medium size mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine milk, egg yolks and blend at a low speed. Slowly add lime juice and continue mixing until well blended.

Slice pound cake into 1 inch slices and cut to fit inside of a white wine glass. Pour Key lime filling over pound cake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Whip whipping cream with powdered sugar and top each wine glass.

Garnish with fresh strawberries and a slice of kiwi

Coral Reef Restaurant

Coral Reef Restaurant

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Coral Reef Restaurant

Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot Orlando Florida:
Epcot Theme Park, 1320 Avenue of the Stars, Bay Lake, FL 32830, USA

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© 2013 Shelly Wyatt


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