This restaurant, located on the lake that provides the watery scenery for Walt Disney World's Boardwalk, keeps to its theme with decor punctuated by ... More
Flying Fish Cafe
This restaurant, located on the lake that provides the watery scenery for Walt Disney World's Boardwalk, keeps to its theme with decor punctuated by flying fish. On the menu is an interesting variety of seafood, including such options as Crab Cakes for appetizers and entree favorites that include Red Snapper and Florida's Tilefish, a light, white fish. Apple Crepes a la Mode are among the options for dessert, and there's a full bar. You do not need to enter the theme parks to dine here.
We never miss this restaurant on our trips to WDW!! The menu never disappoints, the service is always excellent and we never feel rushed. If I could eat at only one table service restaurant in WDW on our trips it would be this one. Great for families, not too quiet, but also good for couples, with an uptown feel.
My husband and I just had dinner at the Flying Fish restaurant located on the Boardwalk near Epcot in Orlando, Florida. The view was spectacular, you can clearly see the Epcot Ball from the restaurant, and the lagoon located all along the Boardwalk. Kids can play football on the green lawn located all around the gazebo, and families rent bicycle-coaches for 6, riding up and down the wooden promenade. Truly a site to see, it takes you to a place in time reminiscent of an old New England Boardwalk.
Now for the Flying Fish. This restaurant is beautifully decorated (like all of Disney), and there is a long bar all along the kitchen area, where you can watch the Chefs in action. A large wood burning grill is in clear view, and you can watch in delight as the sparks fly from the fire. Tables are casually decorated, and it is full of mostly families (so if you dont like to dine next to kids, this isn't the place for you). Dress is casual, but you can dress up if you like.
I'd skip the winelist (Moet and Chandon chapagne was $69, not a bad price for most restaurants). But if you like wine, I'd suggest getting the cheese/fig/fruit appetizer. I didnt get that, but it was moderately priced at $15 and seemed to contain about 5 cheeses that I'd never even heard of (a dream for cheese lovers, I'm sure).
We skipped the wine and orderred 2 cocktails instead. I must say, these were two of the best cocktails I've ever had (and we go to fine dining alot). I got something called the "Red Snapper" cocktail, which had vodka, cranberry, amarreto, and some other liquer (can't remember). It seems like a plain enough cocktail, but it wasn't like anything I've ever tried! My husband got something called the "green tea" cocktail, which also had vodka and a couple of other liquers in it which made it truly taste like green tea! I loved it, if I ever go back, that is what I am getting. Each drink was $8.
Appetizers: My husband ordered the "lobster martini" which had a little lobster, with avacado, mango, and a sweet sauce. At $18, I don't advise it, as it was tasty, but had little lobster. I opted for the fresh ahi tuna appetizer, that was some of the best tuna I've ever had. It consists of two small plates: one side has slightly grilled tuna slices in a spicy sauce (even my husband thought it was spicy and he is from guyana-- home of spicy foods, in my opinion). The other side has raw tuna on a bed of seaweed? not sure about the seaweed, it was green and looked like it :P This appetizer was $14 and well worth it, with both an elegant presentation and full flavor.