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Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.5
4.5
2066 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 543-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Zajac

  • Catering

    Ask about our signature crawfish boil for the perfect backyard birthday, anniversary or other special occaision. We will set it up, cook, serve and clean up after. All you need to do is enjoy!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Raw Bar Room accommodate parties of up to 35 guests. Partial and full buy outs can accommodate from 40 to 120 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Winter Park

  • Parking details

    30 parking spaces in parking lot behing restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,066 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando

    Seafood

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  1. TB

    TimB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were amazing! Great location. VERY loud, so be warned. Quite pricey, but the flavor is amazing.
  2. KB

    KenB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Simone gave excellent service. Everything we ate was delicious.. The carrot cake is the best I've ever had. I've been dining there for years and the food and service are consistently great. It was a pleasure to have Ron, the owner, come to our table, ask how everything was, and for us to give him positive feedback. Keep up the great work. We'll definitely be back. Thanks again!
  3. f

    fldiner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent service. Frank's smoked trout fish "dip" is not to be missed.
  4. LW

    LarryW

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time here, and we are so glad we went! The swordfish was really good, well worth splurging for. Partner had the rigatoni, and it was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Will definitely return.
  5. d

    david

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We ordered Oyster appetizer, Salmom, and swordfish. Appetizer was great. Entrees never arrived after waiting 45 minutes. The couple directly to my right who arrived 30 minutes after us ordered appetizer and exact same entree as mine. They received their entrees before my wife and I. We left without ever getting our entrees. I spoke to the manager who was very apologetic but my wife and I were too upset to stay to finish dinner. The manager did offer a $25 gift card but unfortunately the damage was done.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Happy hour with my husband, made a reservation, which is a must, they get busy. Our server was great, the kitchen took a very long time to make a couple of our dishes (probably overlooked) and the manager was kind enough to comp those items, which we appreciate. We come here often for happy hour/dinner, food is always good, service also, the food can take time and might not always be right.
  7. RS

    RebeccaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At on everything I will go back, from the time we arrived til we left service and food was so good.
  8. LB

    LisaB

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our previous visit (of many) the service was spotty and it took forever to get our food. But we love Reel Fish and I wanted to celebrate my birthday there so I was very happy that this time everything was great. My only complaint is that the fish dip appetizer, which is wonderful, was $16.00 which I feel is quite high for what is really only enough for two people. It's our favorite appetizer but we won't be getting it again. Otherwise, it's a great restaurant and we love going and sharing the experience with friends.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter, Brennan, was spectacular and explained everything very thoroughly. The oyster were amazing as was a main entree. Will surely go again.
  10. BB

    BernieB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a small birthday dinner. Service was great. Food was amazing. We will definitely be back
  11. j

    janem

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood and service in town!
  12. LJ

    LJohnson

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an early dinner with a longtime friend. She ordered from the Magical Dining Menu - Fried Green Tomatoes, Trout, Carrot Cake and I ordered from the regular menu - Caesar Salad and Low Country Boil with a cocktail. We were seated at a table near the bar. Nicole was our server. She was lovely and made sure we had what we needed during our meal. This is my second time at this restaurant and if you are in the mood for a cozy atmosphere with good seafood and nice options for those who don't like seafood, this is a great choice. Look forward to visiting again!
  13. BB

    B2BTraveller

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    My wife and I decided to try out Reel Fish on a Sunday night (probably our first mistake). Was our first time there. I would characterize the ambiance as fish shack chic. Service was perfunctory, yet pleasant. Wife ordered from the Magical Dining menu; I ordered a la carte. The appetizers of fried green tomatoes and the fish chowder were flavorful and probably the highlight of the evening. The rest of what we ordered was far below standards and very disappointing. I ordered blackened Baja-style cod tacos. No seasoning anywhere, no blackening whatsoever, and tortillas were not grilled at all. Cod was rubbery and totally bland. The food was lacking any attention to detail. The other entrée of pecan crusted trout was also bland; it appears the cook forgot to season our entrées that night. The dish comes with green beans that were limp and most likely came out of a can. On a positive note, the service recovery efforts by the owner were textbook, swift, commendable and correct. This is the way management should respond when patrons experience less than satisfactory service and product in their establishments. The price of the tacos was taken off the bill and a gift card issued to compensate for our poor experience. We may try lunch next time to see if there is a difference in our experience. We will not be back for dinner on a Sunday night near closing time.
  14. AB

    AshleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Our server went above and beyond! My only complaint was the owner was NOT FRIENDLY at all and kept cleaning our table while we were still eating. Never said hi, or even smiled.
  15. JB

    JoanneB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place for weekend brunch, especially with fresh seafood options like raw oysters, chowders, and shrimp. If you like more traditional brunch items, they have that too! We’ll definitely be returning soon!
  17. w

    weeg

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good. A few of us did the magical dining and the others chose off the menu. We stopped at the bar while we were waiting and the bartenders were outstanding!! Service over all was very good. A bit of a wait getting food but that was expected due the crowd. And we certainly didnt mind waiting. Make sure you have a reservation. I would go there many times in the future
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service and the food was delectable 😋. Celebrating my cousin birthday. We enjoyed our evening.
  19. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The kitchen was having a hard time getting the food out, but once it arrived it was worth the wait.
  20. CL

    CLC1227

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service- everyone is super personable. Carrot cake was delicious. Excited to go back soon!
  21. RH

    RobertH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    In the past year and a half the restaurant was improving at all fronts and the food was excellent. This past dinner was very disappointing my daughter and I ordered the sword fish. It was sub quality it was fishy I’ve never had a piece of swordfish that was a quarter of an inch thick. I like spicy food but when you have a piece of fish this thin it’s overwhelming but it was actually somewhat effective at trying to disguise the fishy flavor, I believe it was a frozen fillet , the only way that they could’ve cut it that thin. The clams also were missing some thing from the normal flavor I usually get, the ingredients were just thrown together for a very short time I didn’t have a chance to stew. The service also was not good had to ask for four different items through the dinner, One of our appetizers came out almost 10 minutes after the other two, I had asked for a spoon, extra water and other basic dinner items. Real fish used to be my go to restaurant but I Reluctant to invest another $200 just to see if it was a one off
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server CC was great! She was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. The food was great and I was happy my dinner did not come in a plastic seafood boil bag. My one dislike was how extremely cold it was in the restaurant. We will be back.
  23. JH

    JennieH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love Reel Fish Coastal for dinner and for Happy Hour! The Happy Hour beverage and food deals are terrific and delicious; our servers always are friendly and fun and go above and beyond (shoutout to Holly and Luis!). Hard to get this quality of seafood anywhere else at reasonable prices. Kudos to Reel Fish Coastal! Those shrimp tacos--yum
  24. JB

    JeffB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had wanted to try this for a while, and finally made it there for lunch, for the fried shrimp, on my birthday. Food was outstanding, Cici, our server, was also amazing. My wife loved it, and she is always critical. we will be back for Brunch.
  25. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good but service was a little slow. Will I go back there? Yes, I will. The pecan crusted rainbow trout was excellent and portion was so large I had to take one whole filet home for another meal.
  26. B

    Barrydog

    Orlando

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Decided to try Reel Fish with magical dining. This is a great value. Started with Cedar Key Clams & Tasso Toast - fresh local middleneck clams sautéed in a tasso ham sofrito with garlic, fennel, onions, parsley, white wine, grilled ciabatta for dipping, then for entree Pompano Beach Swordfish sustainably caught off Florida's east coast, lightly blackened, poblano cream sauce, Louisiana-style dirty rice (contains pork) and collard greens cooked low & slow with ham hock and for Dessert Carey's Coconut Cake - house-baked, family recipe, rich & creamy, served with love. I also had their Shrimp & Corn Chowder Fresh-shucked corn, wild-caught shrimp, new potatoes, leeks, poblanos, green onions, cream based. The food was very good, the service was mostly good. We did have issues with the kitchen timing delivering the food - Entree came out while we were still finishing the first course, thee dessert took quite a long time to get to us. Overall good experience.
  27. MW

    MWHCN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were very good. Our server Natalie was excellent. Nice to see the owner out attending to anything that wasn’t quite up to par.
  28. DP

    DebbieP

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I tried out Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen because of Magical Dinning. The service was good & the servers were great. The portions were generous and arrived at our table piping hot. The food was good just not exceptional.
  29. R

    Reneek

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were outstanding. First visit but we will definitely be coming back.
  30. RL

    RichardL

    Orlando

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambience, cozy atmosphere. Service was friendly. The Louie salad was great, the calamari solo, kind of limp. I prefer crispy. The whole fried snapper was excellent, but lacked a sauce. All in all not bad.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  32. BV

    BarbaraV

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    3 couples getting together and experiencing Magical Dining. First time visit for two of the couples.
  33. T

    Tamera

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our first time dining there, everything was outstanding. The food was real good.
  34. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went to experience Magical Dining and was just not impressed. Drinks were okay and the you can tell some of the food items were not made with fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and the music is quite loud as you are trying to have a conversation.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry we did not deliver a satisfactory dining expereince. We pride ourselves in serving only the frehsest ingredients. Its very concerning to learn you felt otherwise. Please contact me directly, as we wouls like to learn from your expereinc spo that we may improve for the future. Fred

  35. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh food, good choice of wine, perfect service, I will recommend for sure!

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on September 7, 2022Hello TomB. Many thanks for dining with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your expereince. Hope to serve you again very soon.

  36. FL

    FoodLover

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious modern southern food in a restaurant that I have ever had.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on September 7, 2022Many thanks for dining with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your expereince. Hope to serve you again very soon.

  37. CM

    CharlesM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic Loved it Will return
  38. DK

    DaveK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The entries & dessert so excellent! Fish was tasty, flavorful, cooked with perfection. Not that excited with clam appetizer.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on September 7, 2022Hi DaveK! Many thanks for dining with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your expereince. But also want to here more about the clam appetizer, as it is a new item. Please reach out if you have time. Cheers!

  39. TS

    TheServingGirl

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was my 4th visit to try out the brunch. Brunch was really chill and I did enjoy myself. We ordered the oysters, ceviche, and the crab benny, all pretty tasty. Pretty solid menu, the 2 for 1 special for brunch cocktails is a really great deal. Service was friendly and attentive! Definitely worth the try!
  40. JA

    JasonA

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Fish dip, oysters, whole snapper were good. Shrimp tacos had only 2 shrimps per taco (needed 3)

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 2066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

1234 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Winter Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    30 parking spaces in parking lot behing restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Zajac

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 543-3474

  • Catering

    Ask about our signature crawfish boil for the perfect backyard birthday, anniversary or other special occaision. We will set it up, cook, serve and clean up after. All you need to do is enjoy!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Raw Bar Room accommodate parties of up to 35 guests. Partial and full buy outs can accommodate from 40 to 120 guests.

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