Paddlefish

4.3
1299 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Docked on the shores of Lake Buena Vista, Paddlefish is the only restaurant in Disney Springs to offer king and snow crab, rooftop dining with live music (Friday and Saturday 7pm-10pm) and waterfront seating. Paddlefish was recently awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant" by the 2018 Orlando Magazine Readers' Choice Dining Awards.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 7:30PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 7:30PM - 8:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 7:30PM - 8:00PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I am sad to say this experience was AWFUL. I have gone to Paddlefish before and really loved the dining experience, however after this I will not be returning. My partner and I were sat at a table for 8 - when we were going trying to have an intimate dinner for 2. My steak was undercooked, then, when asked for the proper temperature, was way over cooked and inedible. Finally, our server avoided our table after the mishap with the food for the rest of the meal. I was very disappointed.

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AprilS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From entering to exiting it was priceless! The food was fabulous!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Exellent reception at hostess stand. Hostess that walked us to our table was very kind. Food was excellent as well as the ambiance. Service needs a bit of improvement however was not bad.
We will be back.

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vipStephenF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and quick service. Delicious seafood- was very happy with everything. Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything my friend ordered she enjoyed (lobster corn dog and snow crab legs). I enjoyed the steak tips appetizer, but my mahi mahi was overcooked and I didn't care for the salsa that came with it. Service was very good.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate the honest feedback and will certainly share this information with our culinary team for adjustments. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

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vipArod
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

Paddlefish
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope you will visit us again soon.

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Kaay
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, the ambience was very peaceful, and all of the food and drink was delicious (ordered lobster corndogs, lump crab fries, salmon, mahi, and Lili's steamboat breeze drink). Would definitely dine there again!

Paddlefish
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us and certainly look forward to seeing you again.

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NancyD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food and cocktails were amazing. I highly recommend this place. The lobster rolls were as close to New England as they come ;)

Paddlefish
Responded on January 14, 2021

Hi Nancy, thank you for taking the time to share. We'd so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and were able to enjoyed the newly added Lobster Roll - Just put back on our menus this week! :) We hope to see you again soon.

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vipbossmomrn
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters 18th birthday here. We had great service! And food. The apps and ribeye were a hit. We enjoyed sitting by the window and watching those cute Disney boat/cars going by.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 12, 2021

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed such a special birthday with us! We're happy to hear all enjoyed the experience, including the amphicars that drive by. We hope you will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overpriced freezer dinners

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughters birthday at Paddlefish! We checked in early and they were able to seat us pretty quickly. Everything was very clean and nice. Our server, Courtney, was fabulous and gave us some wonderful suggestions. My daughter had the magi and i had the pork chop and both of them were phenomenal. Courtney surprised my daughter with a piece of amazing chocolate cake and a candle at the end of the meal. Wonderful experience! We will have to go back again soon!

Paddlefish
Responded on January 12, 2021

We're so happy to hear you chose to dine with us for this birthday celebration! We will be sure Courtney receives the praise for her customer service. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation

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SonjaB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. Made our first experience great.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you for sharing Sonja! We hope you will visit us again.

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started off with the Lobster Corn Dogs and the Crab Ceviche. The Lobster Corn Dogs were so good we ordered another plate to go with our entrees. My only complaint about the Ceviche is that the chips they gave us were broken and small so I wasn't able to shovel the Ceviche into my mouth. For our entrees we got the Catfish and the Salmon. The Catfish was lightly breaded to perfection. It was a couple good pieces of fish, but the Salmon was one of the best pieces of fish I had ever had. The flavor and texture combination between the vegetables, mashed potatoes, fish and sauce was just incredible. I don't think you could go wrong with anything on their menu.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for the great review Keith! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again. We appreciate the comments about Allena, we are very lucky to have her back. We will be sure she receives the praise deserved for her customer service.

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vipMelanieS
Northern MI
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful lunch on third floor (outside). Wonderful service. Had lobster lollipops and fish tacos. Both very good. Plus had a great key lime local draft beer

Paddlefish
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing Melanie! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Blake
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made my wife’s birthday feel so special and we were treated really nice.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing Blake! We're thrilled you chose to dine with us for this special occasion. We hope to see you visit us for many more to come.

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MikeB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just an okay dining experience. Service was good, but didn’t like the room on the 3rd floor we were seated in. Dirty service station was clearly visible. Stacked chairs in the room. Just kind of bland. Which was similar to the food. Lobster corn dogs had little flavor. And entrees were just okay. We typically go to other spots at Disney Springs and wanted to give Paddlefish another shot. Sadly, we were left disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Let me start by saying that the waitress was fantastic. Can't say enough nice things about her, she really was the bright spot of the experience. Otherwise, the food was sub par. The Blackened Fish sandwich was VERY thin, almost no fish, and it was burnt...like, really burnt, not blackened. Little to no seasoning that accompanies traditional "blackened" style preparations. The house made chips were flavorless, as if they were not seasoned also, as were the French fries that accompanied one of our meals. The crab cake sandwich was decent enough, no complaints. Overall, I felt as if the product i received was not worth the money that I paid for it, considering both the quality and portions of the food.

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vipLxxx
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Frank our server was awesome!! He interacted well with our group, and kids and made it a fun dining experience.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again. We will be sure Frank receives the praise deserved for his customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

Paddlefish
Responded on January 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope you will visit us again.

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vipMaryK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We opted to try different things rather than getting entrees. The crab guacamole was good, but nothing more than guacamole topped with crab meat. The crab ceviche was really just crab meat (similar to what was on the guacamole). The lobster corn dogs were delicious as were the fried green tomatoes. The put us in a room upstairs that was just too bright so it killed the ambiance. It looked like other rooms were more dimly lit and would have had better ambiance.

Paddlefish
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share Mary! We appreciate your honest feedback and will certainly share with our operation and culinary teams. We have been having some issues with our light dimming timers, thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

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vipBobbyK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Paddlefish appears to be a beautiful dining venue. Unfortunately it doesn’t live up to its appearance.

The hostess was incredibly unfriendly and almost downright rude. After being seated in an empty room, we asked to switch to outside. The hostess gave us no instruction where to go and then “disciplined us” when we didn’t take an elevator to meet her 3 stories up.

It took nearly 20 minutes to receive a waiter to take our drink order and after the meal it took 20 minutes to get our check.

The food was okay, but not exceptional. If you’re deciding between the Boathouse and Paddlefish - go with the Boathouse hands down!

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TannerM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our honeymoon! Mimi was an excellent waitress! She even comped our dessert!

Paddlefish
Responded on January 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're so happy to hear you chose to dine with us while on your honeymoon. We will be sure that Mimi receives the praise deserved for her customer service. We hope to see you again!

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vipFavorite
Chicago
161 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Kiki was great server. Food outstanding. A bit chilly on 3rddeck but that’s where we wanted to sit.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us and the service provided by Kiki. We will be sure she receives the praise deserved for her customer service. We hope you will join us again soon.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

The smell was strong was extremely horrible, it was all over my clothes after waiting 15 minutes I could not stand how it smelled like a lot of crab.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 30, 2020

Hi Kevin, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're sorry to hear the ambiance of the restaurant was unsatisfactory for you. We do have a crab boil located on the 1st deck and we make seafood boil in this area with Old Bay seasoning. That is typically the first smell when walking in the door. We will be sure to pass along your feedback to the management team for consideration.

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sarahg
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bad service and bad food. Manager and waitress were rude.

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JuliaF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food with great service and great drinks. I wish there were more vegetarian options but there were still about 3-4 small things to choose which is more than I have seen at other places. Over all... it was a good experience.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thank you Julia! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and were able to find vegetarian options to enjoy. We hope that you will visit us again.

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JenaiG
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Food & drink menu & number of options was perfect. Yum!

Paddlefish
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you Jenai! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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MBgirl
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grea place for a roof top lunch in Disney Springs
We just had soups and salads but they were both very good!

Paddlefish
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Their food is bad. Just go to boathouse instead...

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GregR
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Service slow. No bread - stated reason was covid. Wrong drink brought on first try. Wrong bill brought & we laid then she stated credit would be given & recharged. We shall see.
No where near the the same as Fultons. Made reservations at least a month in advance for my moms 84th birthday. Wanted to seat is first in what looked like a kitchen bright area with no view. No plans to go back. Very disappointed. Good luck.

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KelvinM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dont let other ppl pass by private , special occasion dinner

Paddlefish
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you Kelvin! We're happy to hear your enjoyed your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a for a birthday and when i mentioned it to the server it was like she didn’t really care. The hosts were so happy and made it special and so we thought the experience would continue. Over all overly expensive just for a view of the lake.

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DebraR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The drink was awesome.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you Debra! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again.

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carolV
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paddlefish 3rd floor outdoor dining is excellent.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for sharing Carol! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us on The Rooftop Deck. We hope to see you again soon.

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MichaelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Music was a bit loud in main dining room. Especially since there were not a lot of people there at lunch. Looking for crabs in Dianey Springs? Here it is.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you Michael! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we appreciate the feedback. We will be sure to share with you team for consideration. We hope to see you again soon!

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom's 80th Birthday! The Chef; Steven Richard came out to our table personally to wish my mother a Happy Birthday with dessert in hand.. the food was spectacular! Great experience!

Paddlefish
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing Patti! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed celebrating this special occasion with us. We hope to see you back for many more to come.

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vipRoxx
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every table was spaced apart. Staff all wore masks and cleaned tables thoroughly. Paper menus. We had the crispy fried shrimp and shrimp and pasta. Very tasty. Entrees average about $19 and up. Key lime pie for dessert was really thick and rich with amazing meringue. Curt was attentive and accomodating but not overbearing.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're so happy to hear you felt safe when dining with us and enjoyed the service provided by Curt. We will be sure he receives the praise deserved for his customer service. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMarkDias
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our server Joyce was amazing. We were a party of 6 adults and she was spot on all evening. Food was delicious especially the crab fries and they had an excellent wine list for a mid level restaurant. The one big fail was the table selection. As I said we were 6 adults but the sat us downstairs at 5:00, right after opening, with all of the families with kids when they had all of the upstairs tables still available. Can't blame that on the server but surely a huge failure that needs to sit right in the lab of management. To bad that such an easily avoided blunder was made to tarnish what would have been a remarkable experience.

Paddlefish
Responded on December 11, 2020

Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to hear that Joyce extended excellent hospitality and we we will be sure she receives the praise deserved. Very sorry to hear about the table selection, we will share with our management team to make adjustments and enhance training. We appreciate your honest feedback and we hope that you will dine with us again in the future.

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Paddlefish is rated 4.3 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

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