Review: Disney’s Boardwalk Flying Fish Cafe #disney

by Carrie with Children with 25 comments

One of our family’s favorite places to visit when we go to Walt Disney World is the Disney’s Boardwalk area.  On our last visit, thanks to my nice mother-in-law, my husband and I were able to sneak away for a quiet date night.  After talking about it for years, we finally got to eat at the Flying Fish Cafe…. and it did not disappoint!

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Crabcake Appetizer

When making our dining reservation online a few weeks in advanced (which I highly recommend),  I noticed there was a chef’s table allowing diners to see all the action of the kitchen.  I love watching chefs in the kitchen, so when we arrived at the restaurant, I asked to be seated at the chef’s table and they were happy to accommodate us.  (Our server later told us that they will only seat you there if you ask at the hostess stand.)

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Chef's Table

For our appetizer, we shared the signature Flying Fish Cafe crab cake (pictured above),  it was beautifully plated and filled with a great balance of breading and crab meat.  It was a great portion size for sharing.  When I mentioned to our server that I was unsure of which Chardonnay to order from the menu, he gladly brought me a Chardonnay flight – a sampling of three wines and a great card  detailing each of his selections.

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Chardonnay

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Chardonnay Flight








We chose to split the Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala salad featuring yellow beefsteak, heirloom and grape tomatoes with a balsamic dressing.  We loved the freshness of the dish and our server told us the chef prides himself on the great quality of their mozzarella.

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Mozarella Tomato Salad

It was an extremely hard decision deciding on our main courses.  The Flying Fish signature entree is a Potato Wrapped Red Snapper, but in the end my weakness for scallops won.

I was also excited to try the leek, fontina and truffle-laced macaroni & cheese as I had heard from others that it was a “must try”.  It was the perfect pairing and I savored every single bit of that macaroni and cheese.  Absolutely divine.

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Scallops with Macaroni and Cheese








My husband opted for the char-crusted Angus New York Strip Steak paired with Brussel sprouts and Fingerling potatoes.  It was perfectly cooked and seasoned well…. or at least that’s what I was told, he didn’t even save me a bite!  And since we were at the chef’s table, we were able to watch his steak prepared right in front of us at the grill.

Disney's Flying Fish Cafe Char-Crusted New York Strip Steak

We had a fantastic night at dinner and both agreed that sitting at the chef’s table really made our dinner an “experience”, not just a meal. With entrees ranging in prices between $26- $63, the Flying Fish Cafe is a considered a Signature Dining Restaurant at Walt Disney World.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a once-in-blue moon date night like myself, the Flying Fish Cafe provides a relaxing atmosphere paired with fantastic dishes.

Disney's Boardwalk Flying Fish Cafe

Check out more pictures from the Disney’s Boardwalk Flying Fish Cafe on the Carrie with Children Facebook page.

Have you dined at the Flying Fish Cafe?  What was your favorite dish? 


** I received no compensation for this post.  In fact, we paid for our own meal in its entirety.  I wanted to share our experience with you, thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own! **


  • Ashley @ Mama Of All Trades

    I’m so glad you were able to have a date night at Flying Fish! It really is an amazing restaurant. And now I’m craving the mac n cheese again!

    • Carrie with Children

      I’m so in love with the Flying Fish Cafe! I’m ready to go back and eat there again… and sit at the chef’s table!

  • Sara @ Mom Endeavors

    Yum! That all looks delicious! Can’t wait until we can make it to Disney World to try all of these awesome things! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Sara! I’d put this restaurant on your “must try” list for Disney World! 🙂

  • Jenny

    Whoo hoo date night! Great tip on asking for the Chef’s table! Everything sounds awesome, and I love that they went above and beyond.

    • Carrie with Children

      Our server was fantastic – I just wish I could remember his name! Such great service!

  • Nichol

    I have never dined there however we are not seafood fans, so usually don’t opt for restaurants with fish names lol. The food does look good though!

    • Carrie with Children

      There are tons of great dishes that aren’t seafood, you should give it a try next time you are at Disney World!

  • Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

    Oh goodness, it all looks amazing!

    • Carrie with Children

      It was fantastic! I’m ready to go back from some more mac and cheese!

  • Queentob

    Whoa! Looks incredible!!

    • Carrie with Children

      It was a great meal and the perfect place to relax after a long day at the parks.

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    The food looks delicious! Wish we would have tried this place last time we were there. Adding it to our list for next trip.

    • Carrie with Children

      You should definitely add it to your list! They have a great kids menu, if you’re thinking about bringing the kiddos along too!

  • Kerri

    We are probably visiting in the fall. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Carrie with Children

      How exciting, Kerri! Keep me posted on if you make it to the Flying Fish!

  • Amanda

    While I am not a big fan of seafood, I have to say I may give this place a chance just based on how amazing it looks!!! What a fun place for a rare date!

    • Carrie with Children

      Yay! Let me know if you decide to try it out! Thanks for reading!

  • Cassie

    This looks amazing. I will have to put it on our to try list when we go!

    • Carrie with Children

      It was fantastic, Cassie! Let me know if you all go the next time you are at Disney World!

  • Emily

    Ok, I’m seriously drooling over here over the mac and cheese and crab cake! Ah!

    • Carrie with Children

      Trust me, Emily – it was amazing! I’m drooling just thinking about it 🙂

  • Melissa

    YUM! These pictures look amazing! I need to visit here next time! What a great date night!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! You should definitely put this on your “must try” list – it’s a great spot!

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