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Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
2208 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 29 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 2,208 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Seafood

  • Orlando

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We were last night with my babies As the moment we got there our table wasn’t ready the hostess took forever to set up our table Then i ordered some rigatoni pasta with chicken It came out with shrimp so i told the server and he said i will fix it But i asked him to take the food with him because of my shrimp allergy i couldn’t eat it So manager showed up and everything but everyone got their food and im still waiting on my food When it came it was all dry and the pasta was hard I couldn’t even eat it the chicken was burnt and dry At the end no one mentioned anything about my son’s birthday i know for them is just one more birthday costumer not to me So if you ask me No im not coming back Terrible!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    It’s unfortunate but we didn’t enjoy our food at all. I had the almond crusted trout that I had to send back because it absolutely no seasoning. No flavor whatsoever.
  3. LB

    LisaB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was very slow. We had to hunt down an available server for water refills as we hadn’t seen our server in 30 min. The food was good but room temp at best. Not hot or even warm. That said, we waited so long for it that we didn’t want to send it back.
  4. GT

    GennaT

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Love the staff so much! Best restaurant in Orlando!
  5. KD

    KatiaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place except they need to create a better area for people waiting for their tables. The walking areas are very narrow and the whole time we felt like we were constantly in the path of servers trying to get by us.
  6. DG

    DawnG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Plan to wait approximately 15 minutes post your reservation time to be seated. It seems as if this place is always busy. The food is great so I can understand why. I had the shrimp and grits this visit, and it was probably the best I've ever had. I think they made it upon ordering as it took almost 45 minutes to receive it. My friend had already received her soup followed by her shrimp (peel and eat) and rice. That was a little awkward but we were having a good time so that was ok. Other than that, everything was fine and we will go back again.
  7. A

    Arep

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a wait to be seated in spite of the reservation, and the appetizers were not good, but the main courses and the grace of the manager and service staff more than made up for it. They gave us our choice of a glass of wine and deleted one of the appetizers, without us even making a stink. They made things more than right and we loved our main courses - the seafood was exceptional. We are recreational fishermen with a full freezer of fish. We know good fish and this will bring us back soon. The vibe is busy but fun. Thanks for great service and also to that manager who was observant in seeing us not eating the apps.
  8. TK

    TamiK

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service - always. On the large room, crowded and VERY loud. Shouldn’t have to shout during the dinner hour.
  9. EW

    EllenW

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific lunch yesterday with my good friend. Her Birthday Was made even more special by the staff. Food is consistently good at Reel Fish.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We initially discovered Reel Fish through magical dining, and it quickly became our favorite. We eat there often. The food is always incredible and the freshness and quality of ingredients is evident in the flavor. Even the kids menu is good. Cocktails are great and the wait staff though very busy, try to be as attentive as possible. We’ve never had a bad experience there and the 47 minute drive from St. Cloud is worth it.
  11. c

    cje1

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Friends in town from NYC.
  12. EG

    EllenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    waiter kept coming back to table and asking what our order was three times. He couldn't remember anything properly, still got order wrong on three items : drink order, small instead of large salad, wrong sides. Very slow service and bill was wrong and needed to adjusted: 20% off/Winter park playhouse discount not $3. I have to say, I have brought friends here on previous occasions and never had all these issues. Although the service is on the slow side always. I know what I'm talking about. I put myself through college and grad school working as waitstaff.
  13. M

    Mickey

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal in a comfortable atmosphere!
  14. NS

    NancyS

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Cecely was terrific. Hostess super nice. Food fabulous. Thank you.
  15. EM

    ErinM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Be prepared to wait. We had a table of 5. 3 of us ordered the same thing and it took an hour to get food. A second glass is wine ordered when food arrived was delivered after the meal.
  16. b

    brooklynreb

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding. Music could come down a notch. Difficult to have a conversation.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-show (Winter Park Play House)dinner with several tables of friends. A favorite evening out!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and desert was awesome
  19. CM

    CharlesM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is fantastic go about once a month from Clermont
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and great service
  21. DP

    DanP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    They couldn’t bring us water until they got clean glasses. They were out of glassware at 7:30 pm on a Friday night. How does this even happen? Apparently, the head chef left to go to urgent care for a foot issue and the kitchen was backed up. The table next to us and our food took nearly an hour. Management tried to mage it right and I get things happen. Hope chef’s foot/ankle is ok. But not having glasses and offering people food without water (or beverage glasses) makes no sense to me for a restaurant of this level and price point.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Everything we ate was delicious and well prepared. We are definitely making this restaurant a regular stop for us. The service was a little slow; but understandable due to their happy hour.
  23. G

    Glenridge

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Best blackened grouper I’ve ever had. Great smoked fish dip and dark cherry bread pudding.
  24. D

    Danny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great happy hour menu, can't go wrong with the oysters!
  25. F

    Fins

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in Orlando! They knows how to cook seafood & the Filet is awesome as well!
  26. K

    Kathys

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit, but it will not be the last. We had a reservation, but due to circumstances we arrived 40 minutes early but were seated within 5 min. Service was attentive and friendly. We shared the smoked trout appetizer and loved it. We all had different main dishes and tasted each others. The food was delicious. The chowder was a little spicy but wonderful. The shrimp rigatoni was ordered spicy and it was. The fish combo platter was fried but with a batter that was like tempura rather than the usual "fried tasting" coating. The hush puppies were delicious. We ordered one dessert to share and this was the only time we had to wait . It took at least 15 min to get Coconut cake and we were not upset, but no explanation was given for the delay. Since the cake was slathered in whipped cream, we decided they they had to make it fresh and it took time. We were not in a hurry, so there really was no issue to get somewhere else by a certain time. It was a delightful experience, here's hoping they stay around for a long time.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dined with a party of 8 for my birthday and we all had a great time. The food is fresh and the server was very informative about each dish. I highly recommend the Fish Dip! One improvement I'd suggest is some sort of sound-barrier to help with how loud the restaurant gets.
  28. BD

    BonnieD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Showed up on time for our reservation and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. No room in the bar. Besides that all very good. We will be going back soon.
  30. MM

    MichaelM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Really loved it!
  31. KJ

    KJbeas

    Orlando

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very loud this night hard to hear the waitress but the food and service was great as usual.
  32. NJ

    NicoleJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Go for the Oysters Rockefeller and stay for the Lightning Buzz cocktail!
  33. HY

    HannahY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our dinner and server started out strong, however once it came to the food and the restaurant got busier it declined quick. Our server was almost nonexistent for half of our dinner and the best part was the firecracker shrimp appetizer. The fried green tomatoes, calamari, fish tacos and shrimp tacos were all quite disappointing.
  34. KN

    KimN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time here. We are eating more fish for health reasons, and it is always fresh and delicious at Reel Fish!

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023We are so happy you had an enjoyable exerince. Thank you so muc for dining with us!

  35. R

    Raphaela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! The food, ambience and service are all fantastic. We started with a side of fried okra and you can tell they use fresh okra...so good! The ceviche appetizer was also a winner for me. For dinner we had the Fish Camp Platter and the Gumbo and both were delicious. The cilantro rice that comes with the gumbo reminded me of the rice my mom always made for seafood dinners when I was growing up, it was a delicious bit of nostalgia for me. Onto dessert...that coconut cake...that is the stuff dreams are made of! It is simple, light and the perfect amount of sweetness after a meal. The staff were super friendly and attentive--everyone from the front of the house to our server, Cece, to the kitchen staff was excellent. We had multiple staff members check in throughout the night to make sure our meal was to our satisfaction. It was a busy night for them but we were never rushed and our meal was perfectly paced. Can't wait for our next visit!

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023Greetings Raphaela, thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this detailed and wondeful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your expereince.

  36. CL

    ChrisL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fresh seafood with prompt, friendly service. Great vibe in the restaurant as well.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023Hi Chris, we are so happy you had an enjoyable exerince. Thank you so much for dining with us!

  37. RJ

    RichardJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice New Year’s Eve meal.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023Happy New Year, Richard. We are grateful you joined us on this special evening. Cheers!

  38. AW

    AdonisW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant. We love going there for happy hour food on most Fridays. The seafood is freshly prepared and amazing… including the raw bar. They make the best dessert in town; the bread pudding… simply amazing. The owners and staff are a complete class act.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 8, 2023Hi Adonis, thank you so much for dining with us and for your continued support these past years. You and Telethia mean the world to us. Cheers!

  39. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was incredible, timely and pleasant. And the food was delicious! Will return soon!

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023Hi Matthew, we are so happy you had an enjoyable exerince. Thank you so much for dining with us!

  40. LZ

    LoriZ

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service started out good - then as it filled up she got real short and kinda put out with us. Food was great - took 5 mins to receive bread with one of the specials.

    Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & BarResponded on January 6, 2023Hi LoriZ- thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your frank feedback and take it to heart. These are constructive comments we will learn from.

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 2208 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 29 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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