Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.5
1337 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar is a contemporary version of a classic fish camp, serving fresh Florida seafood prepared in a southern style and served in a casual, family friendly environment.

The restaurant’s daily blackboard specials and core recipes feature creative takes on fresh-caught fish not typically found on many inland-Florida seafood restaurant menus, including tile fish, trigger fish, sheepshead, hogfish and other local species. The Reel Fish menu includes signature classics like fried seafood platters, shrimp & creamy cheese grits, whole fried market fish, such as yellow tail snapper, and Low Country Boils featuring shrimp, PEI mussels, scallops and snow crab legs.

Central to the restaurant is a raw bar serving oysters on the half shell, broiled, steamed and Rockefeller, as well as ceviche and peel & eat wild-caught Florida shrimp.

What 1337 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCandyM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The noise level a bit high but everyone was having fun.

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AshleyL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood in a casual but elegant atmosphere. Comfortable restaurant but the decor made it feel special. The food was all fresh and delicious, and well priced for seafood. Our entire table loved their food and had a great birthday dinner experience!

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GuyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Had the shrimp & grits and fried combo (shrimp, oysters & fish). Both were excellent. Nice bar area to eat at as well. One of the best seafood restaurants around.

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vipLJohnson
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner! We ordered off the Bite30 menu which had a nice selection. Everything was delicious and I tried the Lightning Bug drink for the first time. Service was great. The power went out for a little bit but the restaurant responded with candles on the tables and updating guests that there would be a delay in getting our checks to us. Totally out of their control but appreciated the prompt attention to the situation. I look forward to coming back soon. May eat there on the early side as it did get really loud in the restaurant as people started arriving for the dinner rush.

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Cliff
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great friendly service, food came out promptly and all orders were executed perfectly. Food tasted great and it was a great value for the Bite 30.

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vipLarrytheComputerGuy
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful meal, as always! Hadn't been for a Covid-while, but nice menu, Bite30 too, and wine/beer/drink menu . Had the grilled seafood platter (shrimp, scallops, fish) with roasted potatoes and nice tomato & okra side dish. Nice local beer was a pleasant surprise. Dessert (we all shared one!) was a totally decadent bread pudding! Good service (even assistance to ensure my points discount was applied to our check). A tad noisy, but WAS Saturday night!

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MiriamC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait to be seated was longer than expected having made a reservation, but the experience was worth the wait! Our amazing server was Simone! She was friendly, knowledgeable and committed to us having an amazing experience. She succeeded! We will be back.

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FrancisG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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HeatherW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The happy hour specials were great. The fried green tomatoes with dill goat cheese were delicious. The octopus with cucumber and tomato salad was refreshing and full of flavor. My husband did Bite30. He had the mussels, broil and key lime pie. He said the key lime pie crust was very salty.

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Jess
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated at 7pm. Restaurants are understaffed which was the reason for the wait but the entry point was super chaotic. There isn't a designated waiting area so when reservations backed up we were packed in directly in front of the door. This 30 minute wait was pretty unpleasant. The restaurant is loud. We ordered from the Bite 30 menu which included a Firecracker shrimp, seafood boil, and Key Lime pie for dessert. The shrimp had a little heat and was pretty much what you would expect. The seafood boil was a generous portion and cooked well. The Key Lime pie had a super thick crust and wasn't overly sweet. The highlight of the meal was the Firefly Fizz cocktail. It was tasty and original. Our server was kind and quick. I would go again but perhaps not on a Friday night.

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vipMichaelL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every few weeks and are never disappointed!

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vipAdventure
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Happy hour specials are spectacular! We are looking forward to being back soon

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vipGinnyc
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the hot spinach dip which didn’t disappoint. We all agreed that the clam strip basket was the best we ever had and we are from New England.
From pasta dish to low country boil the food was good. The baked oysters were amazing.
Priced at $37 the filet was quite thin making us think it was ribeye. The swordfish was likewise very thin, a little disappointing.
The service was top notch. One of our group went outside for a smoke and the waiter actually went out to let him know that dinner was served. Water glasses were kept filled and the waiter had a personality.
We would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were so excited to be back at one of our favorite local spots, trying out the new Bite30 menu! Another great night and we will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Restaurant

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MollyO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super fun! Always a great dinner!

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HilaryS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very busy and they didn't seem to have enough help..my husband waited 15 minutes for a beer. Over and hour wait for the dinner. Grouper special was so, so, not much flavor. My husband did enjoy his shrimp appetizer.

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JenniferM
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Decided to try Reel Fish because they are participating in Bite30. Food was excellent, service was great. Be sure to make a reservation if you’re going at peak dinner times!

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vipKevin
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bite 30 menu was fantastic, as well as the service!

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Stevenye
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

This is usually one of our favorite places, but this visit was a little off. The noise level was extremely high and made it next to impossible to have a conversation with our companions. The food was great, but service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Reel Fish! The owners and the staff are probably some of the best service we have ever had. We have been coming back every couple of weeks or so and likely will increase that even more. JJ is amazing and so is Simone! Most importantly, the food is fresh and local and that’s oir favorite part!

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vipclarep
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food. A bit noisy when the restaurant is full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Low country boil was great. Raw oysters were amazing.

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vipTrish
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The swordfish was dry and the dirty rice was a bit bland

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Dinner experience was Outstanding as usual, everyone was friendly, attentive
the food was Superb, talking to Owner Ted was great getting all the updates of Area and his Restaurant
Refer Friends, and Winter Park Playhouse staff all the time, Best Seafood onWinter Park
Go Ted, you are doing Great Job
Pat & Barbara Conner

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weeg
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only thing better than the food was the service. The servers and other staff all worked perfectly together helping each other to make sure every table was taken care of.

Totally outstanding experience

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DinerDave
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Seafood in town!! Always great service and ambience

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vipnaplesfoodie
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened to sit in the bar and enjoyed big Gulf oysters steamed and raw during happy hour. Fred is serving one of the best swordfish dishes I have ever had. Blackened with a sauce over a bed collard greens

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vipzlotski
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, good value and nice decor!

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CarolynH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for thoughtfully and expertly prepared fresh fish and seafood. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Share the delicious (and ample) desserts.

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vipwinterparkepicurean
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Food is consistently good. We had Peel &Eat Shrimp, Reel Gumbo, and Shrimp Louie Salad, which are are our “must orders” whenever we eat here. Tried the Low Country Boil for the first time, and we will definitely order it again! Our server, Kennedy, was attentive to all our needs. Creative drink menu. Restaurant has a fun vibe.

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ZoraidaC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Luis was charming and very confident of the menu to recommend my husband and I the best choices along with great service. The oysters were fresh and so delicious as the rest of our meal

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DawnaD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You’ll love this hidden gem!!! Good food, cool atmosphere, amazing service!! Our server JayJay was legit the best server I’ve had in years! He was familiar with everything on the menu and he happily accommodated us.

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Richard
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food here is always very good. The service always polite but extremely inefficient. Wait time fir drinks is always too much. Waited 25 for first beer & 15 min for second beer. Always extremely slow.

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RobB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Cooks could not get a simple order correct . Manager tried to cover up but failed.

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Rayleen
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Brunch was underwhelming. The french toast was terrible but the calamari, fried green tomatoes and drinks were great.

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Marie
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Reel Fish! Best fish dip and collard greens ever!!!

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BobbyH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy my visit here. Good fresh fish cooked just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed my experience. The food excellent and so was the experience!

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vipmaddog
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great but seated too closely with boisterous late comers !

FAQs

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 543-3474.

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1337 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.