Paddlefish

4.2
1369 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

What 1369 people are saying
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4.4
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristiS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Everything we have had here has been delicious

Paddlefish
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Kristi! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

horrible service and the food wasn’t good at all. not a great value for the price, skip this place!!

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StefanieB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and experience!!😁

Paddlefish
Responded on May 21, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not good at all! Place is dated and it shows! Place was recommended as “High Quality” so our family was excited to try it. Prices are HIGH due to gourmet “reputation”, but I knew this going in but was willing to spend $ because of not having a vacation in two years due to COVID. Made my elderly mother in law climb three flights of stairs to be seated in a back service area where bartenders prepared drinks for drunk and loud patrons drinking on a forward deck area. Various people were coming in and out picking up “to go” orders. We were seated by several stacks of spare chairs. Waitress was rude because she was getting a “mandatory” tip. Wife ordered the shrimp boil plate and the shrimp was chewy and NOT DEVEINED! Paying that price and served shrimp excrement is UNACCEPTABLE! We have had this dish at “lesser” restaurants and the shrimp is served clean! Am going to try the Boathouse tomorrow and hoping for a better experience! Boathouse experience was TERRIFIC! Go there!

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vipFavorite
Chicago
170 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a delightful evening at this restaurant the food was outstanding our server was absolutely wonderful and hope we get her again and we will be back in June

Paddlefish
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and rave review! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again in June!

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NiagaraVacay
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and socially distant

Paddlefish
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us and felt safe when doing so. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to eat here only our last visit to downtown Disney 5 years ago. It was well worth the wait. I don’t believe we’ll wait that long for our next visit, we’re already planning to come back next year. Weather permitting we can eat on the deck again ☺️

Paddlefish
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and certainly hope to see you again in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.

Paddlefish
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and taking the time to share! We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Granddaughter’s high school graduation.
Shrimp cocktail was great
My mahi-mahi was dry.
Lobster was good, so was the crab legs
My drink was not very flavorful.

Paddlefish
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope that your granddaughter enjoyed her celebration! We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to pass along to our team for improvements. We hope that you will visit us again.

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TomM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent of course, as all Levy Restaurants are, However special Thank You!! to Sarah Freidman who helped us with our experience both here and at Terralina the previous night.

Paddlefish
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi Tom, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will be sure to pass along the praise to Sarah for her customer service and hospitality. We hope to see you again soon!

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TerriS
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Nice dining experience but seating at the bar area felt like being in an annex ... no ambience or atmosphere at all. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cheer comp

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us during your visit for the competition! We hope to see you again next year.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night exactly what we were looking for!

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

That is great to hear! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon!

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Auntie
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

I made a reservation two months in advance and yet my party was seated in the bar as if we had just walked in off the street. I made a reservation for the restaurant not the bar. Bar seating should never be forced on a party with reservations. Absolutely unacceptable

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We hope you enjoyed your visit and will be back to celebrate many more years to come!

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vipLauraL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful; we had a really “fun” server who was super efficient (Mimi). Food was delicious!

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you Laura! We're happy to hear Mimi made your experience fun. We appreciate you taking the time share! We hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. An all around great experience. We’ll definitely be back.

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for taking the time to share. We hope to see you again soon!

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JohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a lovely night.

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Anniversay

Paddlefish
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you celebrating with us! Cheers to many more years.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I thought food was very salty. Service was good. My wife ask for window seat and the hostess said none was available but we saw tables by the window.

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding!

Paddlefish
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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ShelleyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A little over priced, food lacked seasoning. Service was ok nothing spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

Paddlefish
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipStephaniem
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The service was great. Food not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Initially the hostess was very rude and not st all helpful, gave impression “couldn’t be bothered “ even though we had reservations but had arrived early. Once seated
Waitress was excellent, food was good as always.
Dessert was excellent, a little pricey!

Paddlefish
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly be addressing with our operations team. We hope that you will visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was much faster at lunch, waited a few minutes alone in the lobby to be seated even with a reservation. Food was delicious as always.

Paddlefish
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

If you want to overpay for cafeteria grade food served in a place with a cafeteria style ambiance and noise level, this is a go-to place. The entree came out when we were about halfway done with our appetizers.
Made a reservation over a month in advance and was disappointed to get seated at a table in the bar. Will not repeat.

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WaBen
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is top notch. I definitely recommend the lobster corn dogs appetizer. Blackened cat fish, and crab cake sandwich are great options for lunch. They have beef and chicken options for those that do not eat fish, and a nice kids menu as well.

Paddlefish
Responded on April 16, 2021

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

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ScottH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to Paddlefish to celebrate her birthday and they did not disappoint. Mimi was our waitress and she was outstanding! She recommended the pork chop (I'm not a seafood lover like my wife) and I can say that it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. The steak kabobs were incredible and could have been a meal for one by itself. We also had the key lime pie and New York style cheese cake, and both were so creamy and out of this world! The sommelier was well versed in everything they offered and recommended a mixed drink to my wife, I think it was called Kate's Sunset, that she raved about and it really capped off a perfect meal. Everything was worth every penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Dinners were delicious and filling. Felt safe- social distancing ; requested a corner table at time of reservation and got it. Definitely will go back again

Paddlefish
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share! We're happy to hear you felt safe and enjoyed dining with. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LouStAugustine
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice surprise. The food was very good. Service was very good as well.

Paddlefish
Responded on March 19, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Nice variety for non-seafood lovers. I had chicken breast with Carolina Mop Sauce. My only reason for four stars was chicken was tough but tasted great. Our server, Som, was wonderful. Others at the table had pork chop and stuffed sole. Everything tasted wonderful!

Paddlefish
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate the feedback and will certainly share with our culinary team for improvements. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We came here to celebrate our anniversary. We are locals and live right down the street from Disney springs. That’s important when coming to Disney springs since they treat most people like tourists who will not return again.

We decided to sit outside but was very windy and cold tonight so we asked to be moved inside. Our server was very cold, quick and not enthusiastic. Being a restaurant owner in the area I can’t believe this lady still has her job. Had to ask for kids menu. Forgot to bring kids menu. I asked for a wine list. Didn’t get one I guess because she saw our kids with us. Forgot again to bring the wine list so asked again. Had trouble opening the bottle of wine. Pretty much the service was lousy and then had the audacity to circle the service tips so I would know what to tip. Something I do not allow in my restaurant because it’s pushy and disrespectful.

The food was presented awful and didn’t taste fresh. Surprised being in Disney is was presented cafeteria style.
Overall, This place is lousy and I would recommend the boathouse everyday over it.

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sparky
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed.
Had delicious beef skewers for app. Then salmon dinner came w/mashed potatoes, mixed veggies that were overly seasoned. Salmon was deep fried...ugh!
Husband had shrimp pasta...shrimp were no more then 3/4 inch...way too small and only 8 to 10 for sure when it was to be the protein for said entree.
Dessert of Keylime pie was delicious. Beer was $8.00 ea...had 2. Our bill $125.00 w/tip
So beef skewers & keylime pie made our meal.

Paddlefish
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're sorry to hear this was a less than satisfying experience for you. We certainly appreciate the feedback and will share with our culinary team for necessary adjustments. We hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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JimW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

the service was very good. Ordered king crab. That takes awhile to crack. They provided the cracker but shell was soft and did not work well. They failed to provide the crab tool to slide in the shell and pry open. The plate was not warmed to help keep crab warm and thus most was cold. They also did not provide a warmer for the melted butter and it was not hot enough. Obvious differences from a great restaurant to this poor excuse to be one. Sad to say this seams to happen more and more with Disney products. Quality below profits.

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vipGeorge
Jacksonville
52 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paddlefish is THE best restaurant at Disney Springs.
Period.

Paddlefish
Responded on March 5, 2021

Why thank you George! We're flattered and so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again in the future.

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vipBlaine
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun environment and kids menu goes beyond just the standard fare for when they want to try something new but still has the typical stuff for when they don't. Inventive, unique drinks from the bar and unusual apps for the adults to try as well. Lobster Corn Dogs? Yes, please! Great place for a fun and engaging evening out and excellent attention to COVID protocol for keeping us safe.

Paddlefish
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Blaine! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're so thrilled to hear that your entire family enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipLeeannB
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, always have a good time here! Thanks

Paddlefish
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Leeann! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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DavidM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It is a sad day. We have been going to Fulton / Paddlefish for many years but that has come to an end. In November of 2020 the service was the worst and food was so so . We went again on February 23, 2021. The service was so bad . We sat down and wait for 10 minutes and no service. So we departed and will never return. They also lie. They told Open Table that we were a no show. Do not waste your time with Paddlefish. Go to the Boathouse

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vipMelissaC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Paddlefish was fine. The cocktails were well made, an old-fashioned and a Captain Handsome. We also enjoyed our appetizers - shrimp cocktail and clam chowder. Neither was special or amazing but both were well executed and exactly what you’d expect them to be. Our entrees were both let downs in that both the fish and scallops were over cooked. The sides and sauces were fine - once again neither special or amazing but well executed. I had the scallops and DH had the mahi. We did not order dessert. Our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. The menu is just boring, and the seafood entrees were poorly executed on the main proteins - not okay for a restaurant that specializes in seafood. Or at this price point.

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