Coral Reef Restaurant

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1520 Avenue of the Stars, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Directions

(407) 939-3463
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    1 ratingJune 08, 2017

    My celiac son was glutened here.

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    1 ratingApril 16, 2017

    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

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2016

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2016

    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!

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    5 ratingNovember 11, 2016

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

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    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!

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2016

    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!

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2016

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2016

    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.

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    1 ratingJanuary 20, 2015

    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.

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2015

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 19, 2014

    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.

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    4 ratingOctober 01, 2014

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2014

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

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    1 ratingSeptember 12, 2013

    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!

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    4 ratingJuly 25, 2012

    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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm

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