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Old 02-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Great Seafood places on Disney

I doing my Birthday dinner on Friday March 1st. I can't eat meat (only seafood) on Fridays During lent. My perfect wish Narcoossee's, but that is sold out for that night unless it's a 9:30 PM. I hate dinner that late on Vacation. What is an excellent Seafood dinner in Magic Kingdom or in a Resort? As an alternative, Could I arrive early to Dinner and watch Wishes from Grand Floridian?
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I doing my Birthday dinner on Friday March 1st. I can't eat meat (only seafood) on Fridays During lent. My perfect wish Narcoossee's, but that is sold out for that night unless it's a 9:30 PM. I hate dinner that late on Vacation. What is an excellent Seafood dinner in Magic Kingdom or in a Resort? As an alternative, Could I arrive early to Dinner and watch Wishes from Grand Floridian?
If you like crab legs, boiled shrimp, clams, chowder, then Cape May Clambake would be a great choice. It is a buffet at Beach Club, not TS with menu, but we absolutely love it, and go once or twice every trip.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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If you like crab legs, boiled shrimp, clams, chowder, then Cape May Clambake would be a great choice. It is a buffet at Beach Club, not TS, but we absolutely love it, and go once or twice every trip.
Do you need reservations ahead of time or is it Good for a dinner on spur of the moment if I can't find anything else? Cape May Clambake sounds like a good back up. I prefer avoiding Buffets when traveling though due to getting too full to have any energy after one.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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There are no great seafood meals at Disney! Narcoosee's is acceptable. Citrico's has decent food but not wonderful seafood. Coral Reef actually does not have much of a seafood selection. Fulton's Crab House might be your best bet. Most of the high end restaurants will have at least one fish dish, but not necessarily seafood.

Have you thought of looking at the vegetarian alternatives at some restaurants? I assume you are Catholic and are just prohibited from eating meat on Friday during Lent, not required to eat seafood!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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Would you consider a vegetarian meal? Many of the WDW eateries have a veggie choice
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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Nobody there knows how to make a crab cake, so don't expect those to be good anywhere.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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FF has very good seafood, they have the best mussels in the world, I don't care what anyone says. I've been to gourmet restaurants all over and none can beat FF's mussels. I was surprised to see a post stating that there is NO good seafood in WDW, really? Have to disagree. Now I think Narcoossee's is over-rated. But, there are definitely other places that have some good seafood on WDW property.

I had a nice shrimp dish last week at GFC and some nice salmon at AP. (both are MK resorts). FF is at the BW. The Wave also has a great fish dish (depending on what their fish is at the time). This past week it was pompano. When we were there for dinner it was arctic char. Now I'm not sure if "fish" falls under your "seafood" menu, but just for your info.

Here is a photo of the salmon I had at AP last weekend:


And here is a photo of the shrimp dish I had at GFC.


Feel free to check out the entire reviews with photos (these are both restaurants close to MK either on the monorail or a boat ride away).

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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If you like crab legs, boiled shrimp, clams, chowder, then Cape May Clambake would be a great choice. It is a buffet at Beach Club, not TS, but we absolutely love it, and go once or twice every trip.
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Do you need reservations ahead of time or is it Good for a dinner on spur of the moment if I can't find anything else? Cape May Clambake sounds like a good back up. I prefer avoiding Buffets when traveling though due to getting too full to have any energy after one.
Not sure why the previous poster said Cape May was not a TS. It is and an ADR would definitely be required. Now it is a buffet, not an ala carte restaurant where you can order off a menu. Maybe that's what she meant.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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Not for the same reason, but I try eating only fish or vegetarian while on vacation (grass-fed meat in my town).

If your objective is staying close to Magic Kingdom Fireworks, then the Monorail resorts seems like what you're trying to do.

Columbia Harbor House is QS inside Magic Kingdom with seafood and vegetarian options (avoid the lobster roll).

In the resorts:
Wave - always sustainable fish on the menu.
CA Grill - if it's not being renovated during your stay, has wonderful seafood (including sushi).
Citrico's - good food, but no fireworks view from inside restaurant.

Further away:
Both Flying Fish & blueZoo offer excellent seafood, but are a bus ride away from the Magic Kingdom.
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Akershus (3.0-stars* Food; 5* princess interaction). blueZoo (4.5* - Best (Sea) Food w/o jacket required), Boma (4.0* buffet breakfast*), Bongo's (3*), California Grill (3.5*food; 5*- Best View), Cape May Cafe (4* charcter breakfast w/ Goofy), Captain's Grille (2*), Chef Mickey's (2* food; 5* characters), Cinderella's Royal Table (2.5* food; 4* characters), Citrico's (3.5*), Coral Reef (3.5* food; 4.5* for the view), Crystal Palace (2*), 50's Prime Time Cafe (2.5*), Flying Fish (3.5*), Grand Floridian Cafe (3*), Hollywood Brown Derby (3*), House of Blues (3.5* - BBQ), Il Mulino (4*), Jiko (3.5*), Kouzinna (3.5* dinner; 4* breakfast), Le Cellier (3.5*), Les Chefs de France (3*), Marrakesh (3* - bit noisy; 4* belly dancers), Narcoossee's (3.5*), Rainforest Cafe (2*), Rose & Crown (2.5*), Sanaa (4.0*), Sci-Fi Theatre (2.5*), Shula's Steakhouse (4*), Sleepy Hollow (4* Qwik Serve chicken waffles & coffee drinks), Tamu Tamu (4* - Qwik Serve Hidden Gem) Victoria & Albert (5*- Best Service/Tasting Menu), Wave (3*), Yak & Yeti (1*)

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It seems like the best thing is to have Counter service at Columbia Harbor House and have the Birthday meal on another night to get what I really want. Thanks for the help on this.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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Pre-dining plan there were some good choice.. Now it's all kind of blah..
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Do you need reservations ahead of time or is it Good for a dinner on spur of the moment if I can't find anything else? Cape May Clambake sounds like a good back up. I prefer avoiding Buffets when traveling though due to getting too full to have any energy after one.
Yes, you definitely need ressies, they are usually booked up.
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Not sure why the previous poster said Cape May was not a TS. It is and an ADR would definitely be required. Now it is a buffet, not an ala carte restaurant where you can order off a menu. Maybe that's what she meant.
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There are no great seafood meals at Disney! Narcoosee's is acceptable. Citrico's has decent food but not wonderful seafood. Coral Reef actually does not have much of a seafood selection. Fulton's Crab House might be your best bet. Most of the high end restaurants will have at least one fish dish, but not necessarily seafood.

Have you thought of looking at the vegetarian alternatives at some restaurants? I assume you are Catholic and are just prohibited from eating meat on Friday during Lent, not required to eat seafood!
Well, I will disagree. I am from the deep south, near the gulf, and we do value our seafood. I have had some wonderful seafood meals at Disney. Were they all great? No, but some definitely were, and I would not paint them all with the same brush.

We like boiled/steamed as well as fried, so we do enjoy Cape May, but that's not the only place.

By the way, fish is seafood
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