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
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
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
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.