Best Seafood Restaurants in Orlando

Seafood spots from humble to high-end
August 3, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Land-locked Orlando, an hour-plus from both the Atlantic and the Gulf, serves up fresh seafood at Zagat picks from simple shorts-and-Ts spots to high-end chains with flashy dining rooms.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Seafood · Dr. Phillips · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.6 · Service 4.5

The “perfectly cooked” seafood and “right-on” steaks earn “superlatives” at this Dr. Phillips outpost of an “upscale” chain, where a “retro” design and live jazz lend a “sophisticated” (but “not stuffy” ) feel matched with “white-glove service” ; most agree the “high price point” is “worth it” “when you want something special.”
Flying Fish
Seafood · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

An "oasis in the middle of chaos" , this spendy Disney BoardWalk spot has diners "flying high" with "innovative" , "well-prepared" plates, including the "memorable" potato-wrapped snapper, plus "selections for landlubbers" too; also winning praise are "experienced" , "accommodating" staffers who "add to the evening" and a "welcoming (if sometimes noisy) atmosphere.
Todd English's Bluezoo
Seafood · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.3

A "stunning restaurant with food to match" , this "hip" seafood spot in Disney World's Dolphin resort wins kudos for its "elegant but not stuffy" setting and "creative" , "delicious" fare; other pros include "attentive" staffers, an "extensive wine list" and "top-shelf ambiance" , all of which help make "expensive" tabs easier to swallow.
Winter Park Fish Company
Caribbean · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

Diners are “hooked” on this “reasonably priced” Winter Park counter-serve dishing “tender” , “well-prepared” seafood via “friendly” staffers in a “bare-bones” , “shack” -like space; “there’s not much seating” inside and outside is “limited” too, but most still agree the “freshness and quality of the food makes up for any deficiency” in surroundings.
Ocean Prime
Seafood · Dr. Phillips · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.4

“See and be seen” at this Dr. Phillips chain link where the “upscale” supper club–like setting provides the backdrop for “high-quality” seafood, “excellent steaks” and an “extensive” wine list, including many offered by the glass; “helpful, knowledgeable” staffers further the “special-occasion” appeal (with “expensive” tabs to match).
Seafood · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.4

“Disney at its best” means “well-prepared” , “beautifully styled” plates and “excellent” service at this Grand Floridian seafooder, where, “if you time it right” , you can watch the fireworks ( “one of the best experiences” ); “beautiful views” of the “famous” Seven Seas Lagoon and water parade are another plus, just be prepared for “expensive” tabs.