Major Menu Changes Have Arrived at This Popular EPCOT Restaurant

EPCOT is home to some of the most exciting dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort. From snacking around the world in World Showcase to table service dining ranging from character meals to signature prix-fixe experiences, this Disney Park is arguably the best for foodies.

Even with so many options for dining around EPCOT, every area of the Walt Disney World Resort has to continue to make updates to stay fresh and keep Guests coming back. As such, one of the Park’s table service restaurants has just revealed some big changes to its menu.

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Your first thought when it comes to table service dining in EPCOT might be to make a reservation for a restaurant in World Showcase, but for many fans, there is one restaurant closer to the Park’s entrance that can’t be beat.

Coral Reef Restaurant, located inside the Seas With Nemo & Friends, offers Guests the unique opportunity to dine with views of the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium that houses all kinds of wildlife from sharks to clown fish, and even sea turtles.

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If you have been visiting Coral Reef Restaurant for several years, you will want to take a look at the updated menu before your next Disney vacation, as several items have been removed or changed. (Personally, I am lamenting the loss of this location’s Caeser Salad, as it was probably my favorite at Walt Disney World, but I digress…)

Along with the Caeser Salad, the last menu had a trio of different types of dips served with veggies and chips, while the new menu has replaced them all with one seafood dip. Disney’s official website describes the new dip as a “creamy blend of Seafood, Spinach, and Artichokes.”

In terms of entrees, three menu items have been replaced with the Cajun Chicken Pasta (another one of my favorites!), Orange-glazed Salmon and Grilled Vegetable Skewer with Impossible Kefta no longer on the menu. In their place, Disney has added a mushroom ravioli, which sounds like a tastier option for Guests looking for a plant-based dish, plus Harissa Chicken served with couscous and seasonal vegetables. While the previous salmon option was removed, the menu now includes a Seared Verlasso Salmon, served with Roasted Parsnip and Piquillo Pepper, Bacon, and Lemon Beurre Blanc.

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While these items have been changed, several old favorites are still on the menu, including appetizers like shrimp cocktail and New England clam chowder, and entrees like prime rib and Mahi Mahi.

Excited for the new menu changes? If so, you’ll want to book a reservation for Coral Reef Restaurant ahead of your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort as tables can fill up quickly. You can always make reservations (and view the full menu, including drinks and dessert) on Disney’s official website or in the My Disney Experience app.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect Disney Tips as a whole. 

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."