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February 18, 2008
May 9, 2007
From journal Nashville Tennessee With Toddlers
Holly Grove, Arkansas
April 19, 2006
From journal February Trip to Nashville, TN
March 20, 2006
This restaurant apparently is usually crowded enough for a significant wait, but we arrived at 9pm and were seated right away. The service was quick, efficient, and friendly for the most part. The exceptions were the hostess (hello, first impression? Bad attitude, and a lack of any interest in their job other than the group of teen boys hanging around outside), and the hosts at the Sea Ray Experience (same thing, basically, except busy on a cell phone and the carousel operator talking to friends).
The concept is "underwater dining." There are huge tanks filled with all sorts of marine life, which allow you to watch black-tipped sharks swim by while you dine... on seafood. Seems a little cruel, but anyhow, our waiter was great— very patient with the kids' questions, and knew a lot about the fish and habitat. The food was pretty good, and the portions were more than generous, but as most chain, themed, mall located places are often, overpriced. Kids meals were a reasonable $5 or $6, but entrees and appetizers were somewhat pricey ($20 to $30 entrees) for average quality.
Also, kids (not mine!) were running around and crowding the tanks, making it hard to see and overall a less than pleasant experience. Obviously, this could occur anywhere and is not the fault of the restaurant. Overall, an OK experience, but I doubt we'll be back. BTW, there is a separate "experience" located across from the restaurant that allows hands-on touching and feeding of sea rays, a carousel, three very lame carnival type games, and a few tanks of reptiles and fish. All for an additional cost of $5 per person, and the games are additional $3. Between this (already at the gate before we realized it was not a free attraction, or part of the dining experience) and dinner, our family of four spent $150.
From journal Weekend Getaway with Kids
August 3, 2005
Our table had steak, fish and chips, and grilled fish--mahimahi. The grilled fish was good, but everything else was not.
From journal Music City, USA
July 3, 2004
From journal Week in Nashville
by Angel in Indy
May 14, 2004
My mahi-mahi dinner was delicious. My husband got the captain's fried platter and couldn’t eat it all (and that’s saying a lot).
Our waitress was most informative. Add to that the fashion show given by the kids having dinner before the prom and you have a magical evening. New to Nashville, the Aquarium Restaurant is great fun for all ages. The food was top notch and the view is completely unique to any landlocked city. Don’t miss this growing chain.
From journal Handicap Haven