Coral Reef Restaurant

10 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
1520 Avenue of the Stars
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Celiac

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Best experience at a Disney restaurant ever. Our chef Wil came out and talked me through what was safe and what wasn’t and then prepared mine and my celiac sons meal himself. He even went so far as to make me a sour mix from scratch for my margarita. Our server was excellent as well!We didn’t get glutened!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My favorite HF dining experience in Disney World!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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There was "allergy" labels in my food, which made me feel comfortable about cross-contamination. Our server was very knowledgable and labled my gluten and dairy allergies on the ticket. He even spoke to the chef to ensure the meal off the allergy friendly menu was truly allergy friendly. I ordered the Mahi Mahi and it was delicious!!! It came with a coconut based sauce and shrimp salsa. I have not eaten out in over 2 years because of bad experiences at restaurants but I DID NOT have any reaction from Coral Reef. The server also brought out gluen free bread before our meal, which made me feel more a part of the restaurant experience. I couldn't be more thankful for the extra precautions taken to ensure I had a great experience at their restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 9 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Coral Reef Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Coral Reef Restaurant
Chocolate Wave
Mahi Mahi
Kids meal of grilled salmon, jasmine rice, green beans, and teriyaki sauce
Kids meal of grilled salmon, jasmine rice, green beans, and teriyaki sauce
Shrimp and Grits
Calamari with Corn Succotash and Tomatillo Sauce
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Celiac

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Nice restaurant in Disney, there is a separate allergy menu and a lot of the items are available gluten free. They have great service and I felt in good hands the whole time. The food was fresh and tasty and they even had gluten free rolls.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food...not super duper great, but good. Waitress was knowledgeable and they took great care to make sure my food was separate from the table. Very pricy

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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I was very pleased with this restaurant! I have celiac disease and I’m highly sensitive. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and sent a chef out to talk to us. The food was amazing, I had the shrimp and grits. They even gave us a basket of GF bread that was delicious. I felt very safe at this restaurant and I’ll definitely be back! Don’t forget to ask about their dessert menu too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Can’t say enough good abt our dining experience here. Just wonderful! They take everything very seriously when it comes to health issues. Mahi-mahi was very good but the best part was the dessert. It was one of those times when I needed to hide my eyes bc I was truly close to tears! Yes, the Chocolate Wave did that to me. My husband usually gets to finish my desserts as I’ve officially cut white sugar out of my diet & limit my intake. He is a very wise man & didn’t ask for any. I might’ve killed him LOL!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They have an allergen list with lots of gluten free options. The fish was fresh, delicious and nicely seasoned. I look forward to going to eat there again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve always had good luck here! I love the mahi mahi for dinner and the chocolate wave for dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was knowledgeable, food was good & I didn’t get sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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they were very nice and knowledgeable. definitely felt safe eating here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My food was fantastic and safe, but the waitress forgot to mark my son's allergy and he was glutened.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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My celiac son was glutened here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes, it was Celiac safe but the service was terrible.

The kids got gf calamari which were incredibly salty and chewy. They also ordered chicken off the kids menu and it was super dry and had excessive pepper on it, so the kids wouldn't eat it.

The only plus was that the rolls were gf and actually tasty

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Absolutely amazing! The service was terrific and the food was even better. Separate fryer. They had fried calamari. A separate menu for gluten free and delicious desert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is a must-stop if you have celiac disease. Servers and managers are very knowledgeable, they have someone separate bring out food to avoid cross contamination. The menu has a number of good choices; the fried calamari was delicious and they have a gf chocolate lava cake that is also delicious. And most importantly, I didn't get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! My tastebuds were overjoyed! Fried calamari, octopus, lobster bisque and rolls!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my Wow. What a fun experience! Just like most of the Disney restaurants, our chef came to our table and discussed my allergies and options. My server had already encouraged me to look beyond the allergen menu and discuss options off the regular menu so that was fun! I ordered the Calamari with Corn Succotash and Tomatillo Sauce appetizer. It was so good!! For dinner my husband and I both ordered the Shrimp and Grits dinner on the recommendation of our chef. Best decision! It was wonderful! The shrimp was perfect, the grits were incredibly fluffy. Amazing dish.He served us gluten free rolls as well, warmed, and with separate butter. My gluten sensitive daughter ordered a kids meal of salmon, rice, and green beans. it looked great but I couldn't eat another bite after my delicious dinner!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful experience for the whole family. I felt like royalty. They brought out rolls for me and my own butter. They have a large selection of foods I could eat. I had the mahi mahi. For dessert I had the chocolate wave. Will go back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food here was delicious. They handed out an allergy menu-common at Disney. Plenty of options for my and my six ur old son. He had chicken tenders which came with rice and broccoli and a dessert, fresh fruit or a cookie or cupcake. He opted for fruit. I had mahi mahi with jasmine rice and artichoke and lime coconut sauce. I could speak to the chef if i wanted but I said as long as it's certain to be GF I was good. Came out wth tapioca rolls and butter. All meals were marked allergy.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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A perfect meal! Some wonderful options for anyone who has celiac or a gluten issue. The atmosphere here is fun for all ages. Our 2 yo loved the fish! Our 11 yo celiac daughter loved the food and getting to dine with the fish. We had the Mahi Mahi, chicken, Rainbow Trout as our entrees and the creamy lobster soup for an appetizer. Everything was wonderful including the service. For dessert, we had both the mango sorbet and the chocolate wave. The chocolate wave was perfect not dry and very moist and gooey on the inside. They brought gluten free rolls to the table before our soup. The rolls here are a little tough. The best rolls that I have had so far at Disney were at Mama Melrose. I think they were microwaving them here and that is why the were tough. But that was the only downfall of the meal so it was still a wonderful meal. I have uploaded pics of our food and the current allergy menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Maybe I should have known better than to try and get a GF vegetarian meal at a fish restaurant, but we have always had great luck at Disney restaurants so we didn't think it would be a problem. Sadly, it was. The chef was rude and only offered to make one dish. He seemed peeved to help us understand our options. Not what we have become accustomed to at Disney. Waiter kept trying to take our plates before we were even done. I had to put my hand over my plate twice and tell him I wasn't done yet. I won't be returning and I would NOT recommend this place if you require Vegetarian GF food.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant was so accommodating for GF people! The chef came right out to our table and discussed all of my options! The staff was very knowledgable and also very accommodating! The would was absolutely wonderful too. Definitely would go again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious food made especially for me. I have a gluten and soy allergy and am difficult to cook for. I absolutely recommend this restaurant. Minimal wait with priority seating. Waitstaff & chef were both knowledgeable and personable.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not my favorite dining experience at Disney, but they did a wonderful job!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was excellent and they were very accommodating with our allergies.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a very "un-Disney-like" experience here and while it may now have improved, I have no intention of returning. I ordered chicken that was normally served with a pasta. I spoke with the Chef about my needs and despite a very long wait, it was brought to me with pasta. When I spoke with the server, he apologized and said that he would speak with the chef about a replacement but he never came out. I had to track the server down...the restaurant was busy, but I think that waiting 15 minutes was excessive, especially since my entire party was now just about finished with their meals! Very disappointing!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ate here safely. They had GF rice rolls that were nice and warm. Unfortunately, the chicken was tough. My friend had the salmon and risotto which was much better. The molten chocolate was great

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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