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Shamu Rocks Dinner Buffet

#594 of 2,927 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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7007 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-8009
+1 407-351-3600
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

food is on low quality end of a buffet and I expected better, also queue was slow and not well designed (two queues both met at a single end point) BUT you book this to be near the whales and that didn't disappoint and worth it for that alone. they should charge an extra $10 a head and up the... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Getting up close with the orcas was the best part of this dinner buffet. There were lots of options on the buffet to keep everyone happy.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Buffet was surprisingly good. There was a variety of food available, along with desserts. It was really neat to eat and watch the whales in their tank. Definitely a must for the kids!

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1 Thank mrsgfhjr
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Booked for Friday night of our trip - only about 10 days in advance - so was actually surprised that there were reservations still available during the holiday week. Tables are all set for families of 8, so we had lots of space with only 6 in our party. Seating and viewing area is actually behind the main pool where... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

The first time we went we were in the Sea World in CA. I remember the food was amazing with craving stations, quick service, a wonderful salad selection, beer soda and wine unlimited. This time we waited for at least 20 min for someone to come to the table. My husband had to go up to the manager and ask... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Well worth $29.00 Buffet area could do with being a lot bigger for the amount of people going through You get you own private show and a talk about each of the Whales in the Pool from the trainers you also get a photo included

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preston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

i was bitterly dissapointed with seaworld over this dineing experience not over the meal which in itself was worth $29.00 a good close up view of the whales and a unique informative show buffet was good but not great, good choice but not great choice . my only gripe was that we had prebooked this meal online and paid $49.00... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Spent New years Eve here with friends and two teenage boys. I didnt tell them beforehand as l thought they would have moaned. They actually really enjoyed the event. The food isnt brilliant but our server was excellent. The food "room" could be bigger or laid out better but that is my only moan. The whales are all amazing and... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Its fantastic value for any meal let alone the company of a famous Killer whale entertaining you. This should not be missed. This should not be missed. This should not be missed. You sit right next to the training pool and a trainer tells you all sort of information while you eat and watch Shamu.

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Michigan
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

This is definitely worth the $19.00 PP cost. You are seated right next to the training pool where the animals are playing and practicing their routines on their own. The dinner is half wonderful and half short-cutted like instant mash potatoes. Still a great time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7007 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-8009
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-351-3600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?