Aquarium Restaurant - Opry Mills

4.3
552 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Dive into food and fun at the Aquarium Restaurant, located in the Opry Mills Mall! Your underwater adventure begins as you are seated around a 200,000-gallon aquarium tank, home to a wide variety of fish, sharks, stingrays and more! Make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken and decadent desserts all served in an unbelievable underwater setting. Make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Customized birthday parties, special events, educational programs and tours are available. Plan a visit to the Aquarium today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 552 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it, good service

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MellyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Reece was a stellar server. Atmosphere is why we went, for our granddaughter's enjoyment.
My food was so salty, I literally could not eat it (veggies, rice, shrimp, stuffed crab). The best dish was the kids menu chicken strip she ordered.
Enjoy the atmosphere and order a salad.

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Westies
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to make a reservation the same day that we were visiting. We had no wait when we went in for our reservation. Jace was a fantastic server! The food was a bit expensive, but it was good. Everyone in our party from 10-50 loved the aquarium!

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Chelle
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

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sgstevenson
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Celebrating my birthday weekend. Food was excellent! I would give the whole experience a 4.5 out of 5. Only somewhat-negative/more like just unexpected- seats were definitely old and a bit outdated. I’d like to see them update the furnishing! Also since it was my birthday they brought me a basic cupcake with whip cream. I wish it had been something bigger and shareable, especially since the food is somewhat pricey. But overall great experience, especially the food!

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EmilyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

You definitely are paying for the atmosphere at The Aquarium. Our daughters loved looking at all of the fish and other sea life. The restaurant is pretty open and wasn't crowded, so they were able to hang out by the tank without disturbing the other patrons. Our service, Mia, was wonderful! She was friendly and attentive. We couldn't have asked for better service. The food and drinks are awful. I really can't think of a better way to describe it. My daughter's shrimp was rubbery and cold. My beer was warm and tasted stale. The $8 mac and cheese is kraft blue box mac and cheese. My shrimp and my husband's pasta was ok, but definitely not worth $23. I'm glad that we visited at least once for the experience, but we won't be returning.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Aquarium Restaurant. I had the gator and shrimp tacos and they were outstanding!!! It was very relaxing and the drinks were perfect!! Our server, Matt, was very attentive and very friendly. A must visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant but bathrooms were fairly nasty for a private establishment.

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TammiV
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish this place was a hotel. I would love to sleep there. I could watch the fish forever. Broiled seafood platter fantastic.

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DarriusN
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was disgusting and cold and service wasn’t great and waitress was slow only thing that was good was sweet tea and took a hour get a refill worst experience of my life

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Lynsey
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the ambience. Kids loved the fish. Food was okay. Not awesome but not terrible. It’s overpriced, but we expected it knowing it’s like it’s sister locations.
It was very empty which was sad. But it does mean the servers need to make sure they’re more attentive to their tables since they only have a few.
Overall, glad we went, we enjoyed it. Last note, figure out the cook time on the shark attack dessert .

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BelleM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall2food5service5ambience3

It was a wonderful experience the price was good, wonderful food, great service. My biggest complaint was the kids running around. Looking for a romantic date night have kids screaming, crying, touching everything, etc. Wouldn't exactly fit that description as a restaurant that advertises its self as such I would highly recommend having a kids area.

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vipSandiW
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! We loved our entire experience - what a neat place!!! The aquariums are gorgeous and can be seen from pretty much any table. So relaxing to sit and watch such a large variety of fish, stingrays, sharks, etc. The food was really good (we had the shrimp scampi ravioli and blood orange salmon entrees and both were delicious). Service was good albeit our server plopped our check down before we actually finished eating the meal but he was efficient and attentive so no harm - it was just entertaining. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for a unique dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! So delicious! Our server was awesome when he was able to get to our table LOL we had to wait a lot. I ran out of water once or twice and waited forever for him to come back to the table. Maybe he just had too much to do himself. My husband and I still had a good time and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Just had to wait alot

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BLynn0123
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and the food was so good. A little expensive but worth every penny!

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AndrewF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience. Would recommend for a birthday, get-to-gether, or just a cool meal but there are a lot of kids and it can feel like a theme park so probably not ideal for a romantic datenight if you're trying to have a night away from the noise.

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MichelleK
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love it here. The food is fantastic, excellent service….it’s a very special experience.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed and didnt tell us. We drove to Nashville just to go there. Terrible customer service and will never attempt to go there again

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Cassidym
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible. I spent 109 dollars it was a waste of money I was very disappointed

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Angie
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We had to make a reservation or the wait was 1hr and 30min. So we planned ahead and made a reservation, the restaurant is very pretty because of the aquarium but the food was not so good. The drinks are prepaid poorly, the restaurant wasn’t even full and the wait for us to get attended was longer than expected. If your going for a delicious meal with view I do not recommend!

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat for kids loved her having the fish great food

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GraceHutson
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible only to be outdone by the service. They had plenty of options if you didn’t want fish so that was a plus for the non-seafood lovers of our party. We were there for my friends 21st birthday and the staff were so kind and made the experience something really special. The aquarium itself was really cool and definitely worth a look. Overall it was an amazing experience and I will be back again whenever I’m in town.

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Took our granddaughter and she was thrilled.

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vipKeytd
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had it several times and this time was by far the best! The service and food were outstanding!

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PatM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our water was knowledgeable, polite, courteous and timely serving us. The food was delicious too.

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vipParee127
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with decent food. Kids menu items were great value.

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CarrieC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing the atmosphere is wonderful, especially with kids

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cool restaurant and amazing service by our waiter! Food is average but the lobster Cajun pasta is ahhmazing! And boy that’s a Carol aquarium with the biggest Rays!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My siblings and I loved it! I ate the Louisiana Cajun pasta (really yum!) and they wanted burgers. They were fascinated with the lady swimming with the fish. The whole experience was amazing, especially being able to pay on your phones. Recommend!

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X10D
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was very friendly but not very attentive. There was a table next to us filled with very rude people, which made for an uncomfortable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really appreciated our server, Thomas, who was super professional and also knowledgeable. Menu and food were okay but not outstanding. Creme brûlée was served ice cold, which seemed weird!

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ASHLEY
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant

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AlisaK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised! Food was really good (read reviews that said otherwise, so we went with low expectations) and the staff and service were amazing. Fun place for a toddler!

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my boyfriend first time. He was very pleased with it. I love it there. Kids would have fun. The food was great. Waiters were very professional. You would enjoy it.

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SallyJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We were very underwhelmed. The service was excellent. We were seated quickly and our waiter was delightful. But overall, too expensive and not the experience I was hoping for for my kiddos.

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Roadtripmom
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how the larger parties (like our party of 6) are seated in deep booths around the perimeter - it made our potentially chaotic experience more intimate. Our server Thomas was the epitome of professionalism. An excellent choice for a family birthday celebration.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! My kids loved to watch the fish while they are dinner. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service . .Atmosphere and food excellent.

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JaiW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and my son loved identifying the fish. Definitely a cool place to visit!

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not impressed at all. Food was just ok. Service was super slow (I get it thought tough to hire people)

FAQs

Aquarium Restaurant - Opry Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Aquarium Restaurant - Opry Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.