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Bright New Additions to Menu at Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot

Tucked in The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot’s Future World, Coral Reef Restaurant is a cool respite from the Florida sunshine, dimly lit with a spectacular backdrop of the largest inland saltwater environment ever built (it holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic-sized swimming pools).

Every seat is a good one for watching more than 4,000 sea creatures that call The Seas home – sharks, sea turtles, rays and 85 species of tropical fish. And you might even see a scuba-diving Mickey Mouse.

Chef Keith Schockling recently added new dishes to the menu, both savory and sweet. Coral Reef Restaurant fans, never fear, the lobster bisque, there since the restaurant opened, remains on the menu.

Bright New Additions to Menu at Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot

For starters, there’s a charbroiled octopus with nori sushi rice, sesame slaw and a soy reduction; a lump crab cake with watercress-citrus salad and a classic remoulade; seafood salad with Gulf Shrimp and mahi mahi in a citrus marinade with a little kick from serrano peppers, a little sweetness from mango sorbet and crisp plantain chip, and a seasonal house salad – for summer it’s mixed greens, raspberry vinaigrette, fresh berries, feta cheese and sunflower brittle.

New entrées include one from land and one from sea: the tuna bowl with spice-crusted tuna, rice noodles, charred bok choy, crisp shiitakes, pickled vegetables and broth (substitute tofu for tuna if you prefer); and a bone-in roasted pork chop with potatoes, creamy pimento cheese, braised greens and a honey-barbecue vinaigrette.

Bright New Additions to Menu at Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot

There’s even a new sweet, a rich citrus bread pudding with whiskey sauce, candied pecans and salted caramel gelato.

For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.

Comments

  • Chef Tom is one of the most accommodating chef’s at Disney.

  • More meat and fish, why not come up with original vegetarian/vegan dishes. It’s not like you have to be vegetarian or vegan to eat and enjoy those.

  • Nice improvements to one of my favorite restaurants!

  • We were really disappointed to recently discovered that you’d removed the Gardein chicken dish from the menu, as it was the only vegan item on the menu. I’m glad to see that you will now have tofu as a substitution option. Hopefully the rest of the noodle dish is vegan too.

  • Really wish they didn’t get rid of the roasted pork belly with jicama slaw

  • No, I’m pretty sure it’s the largest…

  • I think the “largest inland saltwater environment ever built” may be out of date. There are definitely larger saltwater environments that have been created since.

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