The first night we were in Orlando, I made a reservation at the BOATHOUSE. Being that this was the only night we could go to a restaurant at Disney World, I wanted something special (we were going to have plans for the rest of the nights). While I was browsing the Disney World Website, I kept on coming back to the BOATHOUSE. I had wanted to check out Disney Springs and the menu looked like it would appeal to us. I was a little nervous to make a reservation since I had no knowledge of the restaurant (it’s new) — but it turned out to be a wonderful place to dine.
It was amazing. There are three beautiful, nautically themed rooms and 2 private dining rooms that seat up to 600 Guests. I loved the decor – you can sit in part of a boat made into a booth. But more importantly, the food was delicious, and we were very pleased with the service. My mother and I both had the salmon on a cedar plank entree and it was probably one of the best pieces of salmon that we ever had.
The one thing is that the portions were smaller and they didn’t give you much of a side dish. For the prices that we paid, I wanted more veggies. So we ordered a side dish of asparagus and that did round it out. Note: They do take some of the Disney Dining plans.
There’s fresh seafood, a raw bar, premium steaks, chops and a kids’ menu. The serving day-boat, line-caught seafood and USDA-Certified Gibsons Blue Star Heritage Angus Beef. If you want a more casual menu, ask to sit outside and get the outdoor menu with an emphasis on sandwiches, burgers and lobster rolls! My daughter’s portion of fried shrimp was delicate and tasty and a generous portion. While we didn’t eat dessert, the kid’s meals came with a sundae.
There are 3 bars: the Captain’s Raw Bar, the Admiral’s Club Bar or the Dock Bar, built overlooking the water and 300-plus feet of boardwalk connecting all areas of the restaurant.
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The Boathouse is managed by the award-winning Gibsons Restaurant Group.
Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Book online or by calling (407) 939-BOAT.
This is not a sponsored post. Disney World Dining: The BOATHOUSE Restaurant at Disney Springs