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Paddlefish

4.3
4.3
1617 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 934-2628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Richard

  • Private party facilities

    Group dining space is available on all three of Paddlefish’s decks. The first and third deck feature outdoor areas with magnificent views of beautiful Disney Springs™ and Lake Buena Vista. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining areas.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales Team: (407) 828-8996

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in Lime and Orange Garages

  • Entertainment

    Rooftop Deck Live Music
    Friday and Saturday 9PM - Midnight

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,617 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando

    Scenic View

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  1. GC

    GloriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Seafood was great! Server was very attentive. Restaurant was extremely loud!

  2. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Decor is beautiful and modern. Service was amazing. Our server Greg gave us great recommendations. Would definitely visit again.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ladies night

  4. JP

    JPassick

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here many times, but I decided to go by myself. They took me early, which was most appreciative. They seated me outside with a gorgeous view. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The server was soo kind, attentive, and pleasant. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Dinner with my two sons. We ate outside on the top. Great atmosphere. Very good food.

  6. l

    lovetoeat

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The service was excellent. However, the quality of food relative to pricing was poor. I ordered the stuffed cod and the fish was over-done. The sides were good, but for a “seafood” restaurant, the fish should have been impeccably cooked. I probably wouldn’t return.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    The service was unacceptably slow. We waited so long that another couple sat down and left after getting water and bread because no one came back to take their order. We actually had to ask for bread after it took them 5-10 mins to provide water. The bread was so dry that it cause multiple individuals at our dinner party to cough. The food in general was mediocre. The pasta was not seasoned and the green beans were old and undercooked. I would not return to this restaurant.

  8. R

    Ronya

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The fried catfish was so salty it was inedible, the stuffed cod was unseasoned and very bland the shrimp pasta was just okay, service was great! I strongly recommend going to boathouse instead the food is better!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Restaurant was mostly empty & they sat us in a small corner without a view of the water. Asked to be moved and there was nothing available.. yet I could see several empty tables for the entire duration. Unfortunately my girlfriend has a shellfish allergy, I know this isnt the best place to go knowing that but they were very accommodating. The only downside is that they fry everything together, wish I could have enjoyed some tortilla chips without running the risk of having shellfish particles in it. Our server Cat was fantastic & the food we did eat was good. Pros and cons

  10. AM

    AnnMaeie

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere is outstanding. The food was tasteless and overcooked. The bread service looked good but was bland. Clam chowder was great but the rest of it was not. It’s too bad because this place has so much potential.

  11. SP

    ShirleyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    Don't waste money on low quality food and experience

  12. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Views were great from the window tables.

  13. DW

    DawnW

    North Scotland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 of us had dinner and it was fantastic . I had the crab ceviche and the lobster and it was fantastic . Service from Lisa was brilliant and we will be back before our holiday ends . Would be good to get an outside table .

  14. AP

    AnthonyP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was very good. Attentive, professional, and friendly.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Not worth the price food was bland and not cooked as requested when asking for a medium rare steak it was under cooked then sent back and returned medium well Not my first bad experience here will not be returning

  16. GG

    GaryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We Came a couple of years ago when we got married and really enjoyed it but it wasn’t the same this time

  17. T

    Tweety

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    The food was delicious 😋 and good customer service 😊

    PaddlefishResponded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this positive feedback with us regarding your recent dining experience! We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a lot of fun talking and we loved our survor Robert and it was so fun on the deck of the boat

  19. W

    jeffW

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    12 of our family whilst in Disney Orlando celebrated a Birthday. The Restaurant was excellent by sitting us down on time. From arriving to end of evening was superb. The waitress was very attentive to our requests and promptly advise us if the delicious alternatives in the menu and quickly took our orders. The service was extremely quick and efficient. I must say the food was stunning and enjoyed by all the party. I have no hesitation to recommend the Paddlefish to all.

  20. BD

    BarbaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was friendly, patient and helpful. The place was very clean. The food was delish.

    PaddlefishResponded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this positive feedback with us regarding your recent dining experience! We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was wonderful. Food delicious

  22. e

    elainer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Service was amazing...food not worth the price. Drink amazing but would not go back again...sorry

  23. KM

    KristieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    This was the worst food . Everything even the rolls. Very disappointed!!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    The host who seated us automatically took my daughter’s wine glass away even though she is 22. He assumed she was younger, and at her age, she was highly offended. Next, the waitress came to tell us about the drink menu, and made a point to show my daughter where the nonalcoholic cocktails were on the menu, strike 2. The waitress proceeded to tell us about appetizers..she mentioned the guacamole, and I ordered it as well as another appetizer for our table. We proceeded to order our entrees as well. The guacamole was good but came in a huge bowl. We didn’t find out until the bill came that the guacamole was more expensive than any of our entrees, which weren’t very good. The food is not worth the money!! And, I feel the waitress manipulated us into purchasing what we were lead to believe was an appetizer knowing all along it was an entree, and an expensive one.Will not be back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    We sat waiting for a server for 20min with NO one to even say hello or even a hello from the staff that was working around us. So we decided to leave and find a local Cuban restaurant and it was great!!!!!

  26. JR

    JasonR

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Our experience at Paddlefish was just ok. We went with our usually group of six. Four adults, two kids. We walked into a well appointed dining room but were immediately hit with a wall of noise. We’ve eaten at multiple locations at Disney springs this trip, but the noise here is just…different. There was nothing to help keep the level down, and it felt as though we were surrounded by only large (10+) parties. As the evening progressed, it became obvious that we were seated in a room specifically for these large parties as more and more kept being brought in. It felt as though we were eating in a large cafeteria. I got up to use the rest room and had to walk past the kitchen and by by someone carrying out two big bags of trash. This well appointed room is in the back of the restaurant, past the kitchen, near the door to the dumpster. Due to the noise, it was very difficult to talk with our server. We had a few items come out with small issues. Some we had him fix, others we just dealt with. Because this room was made for large parties, our server could easily disappear for 20-30 mins working on one of the other parties, kind of leaving us to our own devices. The food was all good, yet over priced. That’s to be expected in Disney, but you usually get the over the top amazing service to go along with that price, and we just didn’t get that here. Not sure I would give Paddlefish a try again since we will always at least be a party of 6, and have no interested in being sequestered due to our party size and composition.

  27. B

    Brthy0815

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place. Very pretty view if you get the seating for it. We were put inside with no view near the bar. Not really what we wanted, but the place was good.

    PaddlefishResponded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this positive feedback with us regarding your recent dining experience! We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

  28. F

    Foodie154

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    This was my go to restaurant a few years ago whenever I visited Orlando, not so much anymore. Food presentation not good and value for money really not good. Just an ok lunch, used to be special.

  29. t

    traceys

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Had the snow crab. It was excellent! The service/server was very pleasant

  30. KW

    KevinW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Superb attentive service combined with fabulous food. A great find.

    PaddlefishResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi Kevin! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  31. CD

    CarrieD

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dinner with professional service at Paddlefish. We were seated with 5 mins of arrival, server was friendly and knowledgeable. The scallops were perfectly seared and well-seasoned. All others in my party enjoyed their entrees as well. It was nice to have a peaceful upscale meal after visiting the crowed Disney Parks.

  32. T

    Terirose

    Orlando

    368 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    368 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an excellent birthday celebration. The view is top notch, the service is perfect and the food is excellent. Thank you, Claudia, for being so attentive! I love the shrimp cocktail and the pork chops. So, so, so delicious. My husband always enjoys the clam chowder and the salmon. We are locals and will return!

    PaddlefishResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration and we greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aniversary

    PaddlefishResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  34. e

    excellent

    Chicago

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply a wonderful restaurant that we always go to when we are in the Orlando area we have never had a bad experience here

    PaddlefishResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  35. JR

    JanelleR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    My overall experience was okay. The atmosphere was nice, looking out over the water. The Service was good, our waitress was nice! I'm only stating okay b/c the food was good but my shrimp n grits came a little cold, and my calm chowder barely had any clam and watery. The food didnt fit the bill.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    Service was nice. The food was extremely poor quality. Steak ordered medium came out rare. Both fish items were way over cooked and lacked flavor. Looked like slop on a plate. The shrimp cocktail…don’t waste your time with that.

  37. G

    10005Gal

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Michael was an excellent server. Provided good recommendations. Excellent service.

    PaddlefishResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  38. J

    Jesus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Service was ok.. but for the price there's a lot other places cheaper and amazing 5 course meals.

  39. RD

    RussellD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    lovely place to visit great meal overall great night

    PaddlefishResponded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this positive feedback with us regarding your recent dining experience! We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

  40. FT

    FunTimes

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Will not go back. Only snow ran legs no King. Not worth the work.

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Paddlefish is rated 4.3 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Paddlefish

1670 N Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in Lime and Orange Garages

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Richard

  • Entertainment

    Rooftop Deck Live Music
    Friday and Saturday 9PM - Midnight

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 934-2628

  • Private party facilities

    Group dining space is available on all three of Paddlefish’s decks. The first and third deck feature outdoor areas with magnificent views of beautiful Disney Springs™ and Lake Buena Vista. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining areas.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales Team: (407) 828-8996

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