Coral Reef Restaurant

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Coral Reef Restaurant
The Coral Reef Restaurant's entrance sign. Photo by Theme Park Tourist
Land The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Opening date January 15, 1986
Restaurant Type Table Service
Menu Type Sea Food

The Coral Reef Restaurant is a table service restaurant inside The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion.

History and Description

The Coral Reef Restaurant opened with the rest of The Living Seas pavilion on January 15, 1986 [1]. The restaurant was designed to allow guests to look inside the pavilion's Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium while they dined. In fact, the seating inside the restaurant is tiered to insure that everyone has a good view of the aquarium[2].

The first major change to the Coral Reef Restaurant occurred on August 10, 1998 when the restaurant closed for a 1.5 million dollar refurbishment [3]. During the renovations, the restaurant was moved upstairs to the former United Technologies corporate lounge. During the refurbishment the dining location's color scheme and original wood was removed, and the decor was lightened. The Coral Reef Restaurant reopened in its original location on September 14, 1998 [3].

In 2005, when The Living Seas closed and underwent a major transformation into The Seas with Nemo & Friends, the Coral Reef Restaurant remained operational [4].

Current Menu

Click below to see the Coral Reef Restaurant's current menu:

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The windows on the aquarium wall inside the Coral Reef Restaurant are 8 ft. high [5].
  • Each table at the Coral Reef Restaurant receives a souvenir Fish Guide to help them identify the fish they see inside the aquarium [6]


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  4. Imagineers Bring Nemo's World to Life.” Eyes and Ears, 28 Sept. 2005