The Aquarium Restaurant is the perfect blend between a restaurant and an aquarium attraction. Dining is situated around a 200,000 gallon ... More
The Aquarium Restaurant is the perfect blend between a restaurant and an aquarium attraction. Dining is situated around a 200,000 gallon floor-to-ceiling aquarium filled with over 100 different species of tropical fish and sea life, and every seat is a good seat. The menu includes a variety of surf and turf and the servers are knowledgeable about both the menu and the aquarium. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Opry Mills Mall and also includes a bar, souvenir shop, and offers opportunities for students to participate in half-day marine biology programs. Directly across from the restaurant is Stingray Reef, a hands-on exhibit owned and operated by the Aquarium Restaurant.
Atmosphere is great. Fish tank with reef is beautiful and with a large variety of fish. Service was a little slow, but it was Friday evening and fairly crowded so it was acceptable. Food was excellent and moderately priced. I would dine here again. It was very enjoyable.
dont waste your time! unless youve never seen a saltwater aquarium! our meal was almost 100 bucks for some frozen hamburger patties, frozen fried shrimp and a hair in our penne' pasta! not to mention the service was horrible. we never got water and we went the entire meal without any refills, except for the two 12 buck margaritas i had that were served in a test tube! if i wanted a frozen tasteless patty i would have eatin at krystals. none of us touched our food so when the waitress finally did come back she brought us ONE doggie bag.even the dog wouldnt eat it. our meal being so expensive and horrible as well as the service, including that we drove 6 hrs round trip on spring break JUST to eat there, i left a 5 dollar tip. the waitress confronted me in the middle of the restaurant, soo unprofessional, in front of other guests. i was fuming. still fuming the next day, i preceeded to call the restaurant and was assured i would get a letter of apology in the mail, well i guess paul revere is bringing it because i have YET to get anything from there! that was 3 wks ago. the best bet, go to rainforest! or better yet, sbbarros pizza, its a hell of a lot cheaper and you wont leave there with empty pockets! this place needs a new manager and stop buying their food from the frozen meals on wheels.
We are heading back to Nashville this weekend and The Aquarium will be one of our stops. My husband, two girls, and I loved the food and the atmosphere. The food is a little high, but it was worth it. This will be our 3rd time going and won't be our last!!!
The ONLy attractive part of this place is the aquarium. The service was average, the food was HORRIBLE and the prices............way high. Your paying for the scuba diver to go in and clean up all the doodie.
So glad I made the trip to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 8/7/06
While driving thru Nashville, I had picked up a flyer from one of the rest areas. Made a single call to Opry Mills where I was easily given directions. The attraction for me was the Aquarium Restaurant. I took the time to go...
I was so glad I did. The atmosphere was more than I expected. I have heard of other restaurants with an underwater theme, but this one took me. The instant you walk in your in another world. I have a passion for sea life that explains why I have 5 salt water tanks set up at home but this was an experience that my family or I will not soon forget. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, of course it would help if you love sea food, considering that is 98% of the menu. Even though it was a little higher than your ordinary restaurant, I received big portions that made up for it. The food was great in my opinion but the atmosphere topped it all. I was lucky to be there while they where feeding the fish and my kids loved the experience of seeing the diver in the tank with all those fish. It was so worth the trip!!!!!!!!!!