Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.6
1418 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 1418 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJSKR
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On vacation and found on open table. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant.

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sanibill
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mayport wild caught shrimp.....and great service. Thanks!

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DeborahC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Make a reservation even for early week nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! My mom and I went for Bite30 and the customer service and ambiance were great. Would highly recommend.

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LindaH
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake Benedict was wonderful & the service was the best!

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Wareagle
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with my wife. We started with the bang bang shrimp. Excellent. The bang was about 6 out of 10. She had the tacos with shrimp. I had the swordfish with dirty rice and collards. The three together were excellent. We shared the key lime pie. All the food was well prepared, warm and very good tasting. Service was excellent.

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Ernesto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, beautiful ambiance and terrific food! Will be returning

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Eddiethefoodie
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose this restaurant because it was on the Bite 30 list. The food is excellent. We sat at the bar and the bartender Austin was very nice and friendly. Definitely will be coming back.

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vipMelissaC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Every single time!!!!

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violetorlando
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was extremely noisy but the food and service won over the noisy night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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vipErikaM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came Into Reel fish for the Bite30 promotion. I was very impressed with your menu options, and I thoroughly enjoyed a Garrison Brothers old-fashioned. I spoke with Austin, the bartender, and Becca during my visit. This place has a really cool vibe and the people are very friendly. I will be back at this account during my next visit.

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vipmaddog
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood in a nice atmosphere, the bar is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food!!

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EllenW
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at Reel Fish with a group of 6 people on Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed their food. My friend commented that she's never had better crab cakes. I had shrimp/avocado Louie which was very tasty. My husband and another friend each ordered from the bite 30 menu and had the Low Country Boil. Both of these men raved about this dish. You will not be disappointed in the excellent food at Reel Fish!! Check out the coconut cake. It is yummy!!

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SheilaW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Reel Fish thanks to the Bite30 program. We were greeted immediately by welcoming and friendly staff. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! We will definitely be going back to try more menu items!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, though it took a bit to get our oysters but they were superb. We were seated at exactly our reservation time. The restaurant was very busy and very loud.

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CraigR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during BITE30, the food options were plentiful, the food itself was stellar, and the server impeccable. Well Done !

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SallyH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal, the service was good snd the food was fabulous. We will be back!!

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Marty
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to Reel Fish. We felt welcomed, had great attention and service, and all the food was delicious and well prepared. We'll be back.

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vipDD123
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great evening with friends!

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vipMickey
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait about 15 minutes to get seated even though we had a reservation. It was super full.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service..tasty menu and wonder full atmosphere!!!

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Blue
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.
Very noisy dining room. Hard to carryon a conversation

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. It sure was a busy night! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipMickey
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious! Had the Low Country Boil!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant has a fun coastal feel and seems to be popular with the locals. I would strongly suggest making a reservation as the place does get busy. The food was good and they were able to help my friend who has severe food allergies. The restaurant did get very loud- which was fine for my group of six but I wouldn’t choose this location for an intimate meal. The bar did feel a little quieter, and, maybe once the weather cools down, the outside seating would be better for a tête-à-tête.

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JeffH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reel Fish is always a knock out the park. The menu is very well thought out and varied. The quality is superb. Whenever we go to Reel Fish, we know we are going to have a nice night out!

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JosephW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and setting was nice. Looking forward to next visit

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JGee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Will definitely come back!
The Oysters were absolutely amazing

Great job

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

JGee, so happy you enjoyed. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food- loved the Bite 30 menu and the lightning bug drink!

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MarisolD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The server is great! And they have an amazing mojito!

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Delighted you enjoyed! Thank you for dining with us!

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MichyJ
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went early (5:30) and was surprised that it was so full already but that is a sign of a good place! We enjoyed the Bite30 menu and the food was outstanding! Our server was awesome and was the perfect level of attentiveness. It is a little noisy with the metal and exposed ceiling but the decor is very nice. Overall we had a wonderful dinner and highly recommend the Low Country Boil!!!

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi MichyJ, thank you for dining with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service. It does get very energetic on busy nights. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBryanL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Had a 6:45 reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we arrived, place was very crowded and we were told it would be an additional 10 minutes to be seated. 35 minutes later we were seated. But no one came to the table. No water was served. My wife and I sat in dismay for another 20 minutes! So after nearly a full hour past our 6:45 reservation, without even a glass of water, we left. And I'm sure no one even noticed.

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hello BryanL- I feel terrible about how badly we failed you on your anniversary. I am extremely sorry this happened. No excuse or attempt at explanation could ever recover for what you and your spouse experienced. Of course, we earnestly desire a chance to make this up to you, as slim a chance as this may be. If you would contact us via my email, we would feel honored to have you back as our complimentary guests. Fred (owner) fred@reelfishcoastal.co

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have been several times and every time it is disorganized. Our waitress came to our table twice in over an hour and never brought our dessert. We had to find her and ask for our check after one hour and fifteen minutes.

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. I apologize for the inadequate service you received. And I very concerned that your feel this has occurred previously as well. We are using you comments to help us improve. Certainly, we would love to make up to you and invite you back as our guests. If you would kindly consider this, please contact me at fred@reelfishcoastal.co m.

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Goodbutnoisy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food makes it worth it but the place is loud and the service wasn’t up to par at this visit. It wasn’t just the server...he tried. But the kitchen was very slow and we got there on the early end of the evening, about 5:45pm.

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy you enjoyed our food and will use your constructive comments as opportunities to learn and improve. Knowing how many choices there are for diners, we would very much like the chance to have you back for another try. if you would reach out to me via Open Table of my email we will send you a gift card as a small token of our appreciation. fred@reelfishcoastal.co m.

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vipMJL2
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome…as always!

KJ
vipKJbeas
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Never had Bruin had here. Highly recommend.

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KrystieS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were amazing! Food was great, super fresh and definitely recommended!

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ColbyH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place , food was great , loved the key lime pie , it had a graham cracker and pecan crust that was delicious , good variety of oysters as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great Service and Food

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 4.6 stars by 1418 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.