Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.5
1104 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.

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RandyM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best seafood restaurant in the Greater Orlando area! Always a stop when I am in town.

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MaryG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the appetizer through to dessert, everything we ate was amazing. Loved the mussels in wine and garlic, the seafood boil and the key lime pie was the best, let alone the warm carrot cake! Wow. Our waitress was attentive and such a nice person. The happy hour B&G Chardonnay was delicious and what a great price. Overall, an awesome experience. Definitely will be returning soon!

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YaninaY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like food, drink, service. Staff was friendly. I recommend this place to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our group enjoyed three great, apps, entrees and desserts. Credit to the kitchen, each course came out perfectly timed and fresh. The server we had was mediocre, but nice. I would recommend to friends.

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TiffanyP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The snapper was a little long wait, but when it arrived to the table I completely understood why it took forever. The food was cooked to perfection and the portion size was definitely worth every penny spent. Went for magical dining, but wanted something different and enjoyed my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Everyone was friendly and we were able to sit outside. The service was good as well as the food, the food however was just okay. Nothing special. Wasn’t bad but nothing was memorable or outstanding.

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vipAnthonyZ
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and the service is attentive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent but unfortunately the server had too much and he cldnt handle. We were a table of 6 and at the end everyone’s bill was wrong. He tried correcting it but he also had our to go orders wrong. My roommate was sad when I didn’t come back with his order. My bill still need up wrong after server tried correcting a few times.

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Bunny
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reel Fish has fresh seafood, a wonderful setting, efficient and friendly service...overall an excellent dining experience.

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Sakinah
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Horrible service. Upon arrival, reservations confirmed and our table was ready,however, for over 10 humiliating minutes, my teens, 5 year old and myself were forced to stand at the hostess counter. The female hostess claimed to “prepare a table for us” but that wasn’t the case. We witnessed the female greeter (didn’t catch her name she was caucasian, super skinny, wore a white shirt and heavy eye make up) walk around the restaurant several times, fooled around at the bar, and walk outside. Eventually we were seated when a random guest stood behind us in line. While eating my 5 year old accidentally spilled ICE COLD water all over him. I put in a request for a cloth for the spill, the lady who brought our food to us didn’t return promptly, there was a long delay. When I put in another request for a cloth, our server provided a cloth in an urgent manner. When I lifted up the food mat numerous bubbles appeared (we didn’t receive a replacement mat). The food was decent, we received lots of bad racial vibes, wouldn’t recommend this place.

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I am very sorry for your poor experience, for our lack of attentiveness, and for the delay in bringing a towel to dry off your son. I sincerely apologize. We have used your comments as training opportunities for our host and service staff. Please believe me when I say it's our number one priority to offer warm hospitality and great service to everyone. Would you please contact me at fred@reelfishcoastal . c o m? I would really like to make things right. -- Fred

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CRMel
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The foid was very good. The waiter seemed way too busy and wiuld only show up when he absolutely had to. My husband’s fork fell off and we had to asked another staff member for a replacement. The place was noisier than expected there was a crying child near us so that did not help.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, and service were very good. ambiance was casual but very nice

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GLINDER
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that place ,it's nice,cozy,laid back and they always have great music playing.The staff is very friendly and the little blond lady she's a little busy body,I think she's the owner or manager. I highly recommend this place .

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TynishaD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the portions were amazing. The staff was excellent from the host to the servers as well as the owners. We will definitely return.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Poor service. Had reservations but was sat right behind the bar next to the bathrooms where every person walked by other then my server. Food was good once we got it, but awful service and seating.

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MandyI
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a great date night spot. Good seafood and good selection for magical dining. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice there. The food was a bit overpriced but I definitely appreciate the freshness of the food; it just personally lacked flavor for me. I had the Cioppino and the sauce seemed to lack the depth of flavor given the different types of seafood it had in it. The appetizer of fried okra was hot and fresh but I did not complete it and I LOVE OKRA. I think it would be better served sliced as to allow the crust to be on more pieces The corn chowder used fresh cream but that is all I could taste. There was no seafood taste in any of the dishes except the crab cakes. I like those as well but they didn’t stay together, they were crumbly but they were good. Our waitress was excellent. All in all; it was a solid date night experience and I would try them again.

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AlisonB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Magical Dining and the seafood boil was excellent. Had crab cake appetizer and carrot cake for dessert!! Service was excellent and will definitely be coming back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was really nice. Blane was a great server.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent! The best Magical Dining selection we’ve ever had. Great selection of wonderful dishes. Super flavorful. Terrific value ($55 meal for $35)! Service was attentive and thoughtfully clean. Authentic southern decor. Very comfortable. Definitely will be back. BTW, our choices... Apps Ceviche and Mussels, Entrees Trout and Cioppino, Dessert Key Lime Pie at the table and Carrot Cake to go. Yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years now. Have yet to have a bad meal. The chef’s choice has always been great right along with the freshness of the fish. Looking forward to our next visit.

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lisar
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server could have backed off a little. He was just always there. My friend and I were trying to converse and eat. After every bite he was there.

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JoseG
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our waiter was the worse server ever. I requested a candle or anything for my wife’s #45 Birthday a special dinner. Nope he told us he was working sense 10 am after I ask him of the candle. Even to write happy birthday on her dessert will be a nice note. We got nothing. At one point we ask the manager / owner for plates For our appetizers. She was very nice by the way. Our waiter should read this note and understand that customers are the reason these days restaurants doors are open. I was at the bar earlier and it was super the bartender was excellent and at best.

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

While I did enjoy my overall experience here I am slightly disappointed with the seasoning of the dishes we ordered. The Low Country Boil was extremely salty and several of the mussels had not opened. The fried calamari and the fried clam strip could have used some seasoning as both were fairly flavourless. The whole fish red snapper which we had deep fried was wonderful and it weighted in at a whopping 2lbs... I will probably order it roasted if I come back. The oysters from Rhode Island were a real treat. Our server was fantastic and spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Oysters and mussels were great!! Cioppino game was weak... extremely salty, sent it back to have them cook another one- never once did a manager stop by the table to see how everything was. Entrees came out before appetizers were taken off the table. Would I come back to dine again? Yea I’ll sit at the bar and order oysters and drinks. Not worth spending over a hundred per person for mediocre service and salty cioppino.

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WilliamP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will definitely be back again.

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HelenT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Magical dining options were a let down. The crab legs and shrimp didn't seem that fresh. I would try it again as the service and ambiance were great!

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ScottS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second time dining there, first time was great second time not so good. We did Magical Dining menu each time, first time server was great and he really made the experience great. Second visit the lady server was not nice and refused to exchange fries for green beans and both were on the special menu. I like the restaurant overall.

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Bacchus13
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had crab cakes, pecan crusted trout & key lime cheese cake. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent . Will definitely add this restaurant to my list.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing, but the service was horrible. Everything took long and there was not a lot of people in the restaurant this is my second time here, and I experienced that the first time I went and decided to give it another try. AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN. Poor service really over shadows food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reel had such great seafood quality! We loved the ambiance and will definitely be back!

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TheresaT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few people at our table did the magical dining and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of us had the hogfish on grits special and it was fabulous. Homemade Keylime pie was delicious! Restaurant was energetic with a very fun vibe!! Will definitely go again!

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vipPaulN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Simone was outstanding and the food was excellent

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SharonA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is chic and trendy!!

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IdwinP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very comfortable, the staff is friendly and the food was delicious. Not more to ask for when out on a date with my beautiful wife. Thanks for making me look good by taking her there.

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vipOrlandoMom
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went during Magical Dining month. The Low Country Boil was good. The crab cakes were fair - too much breading. The mussels were tender - the broth could have been a little more flavorful.

The absolute best item was the bread pudding (not on the MD menu). Maybe the best anywhere.

Service was slow for some reason.

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ValerieD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried restaurant because of magic dining, meal was very good and the lemon drop martini’s were delicious.

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vipJenniferS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I wish the restaurant had more space between tables related to covid protocols. The food was good but everything very salty

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LynnDinn
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went for magical dining event and the food was subpar. Not much flavor. The Blue Crab Cakes were good. Overall I do not think it is worth their prices.

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MichelleE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and decor. Very soothing. I want to try everything on the menu. Chefs take their time preparing. Had the Low Boil, was great, not overcooked. Crab cakes were perfect and not fishy. Was not crazy about the Carrot Cake, had to much Orange flavor, I believe Reel has the best Key Lime Pie in town. I'll stick with that!

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 1104 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.