Paddlefish

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$30 and under
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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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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 995 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

El servicio fue muy malo

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

En general muy buen servicio, la comida estaba deliciosa, pero pensé que nos iban a dar la opción de sentarnos afuera

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Loved the food, service and environment!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!

EM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tony was amazing
It was our 45 anniversary and he made the night very special!
Would have liked a water view but other than that it was perfect

R
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was are first visit. We loved it so much. We will for shure be going back.

JC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Paddlefish. Wife and I wanted to celebrate Valentine’s Day early to avoid the crowds and FRIDAY night craziness. We love to be near water, eat fresh seafood and enjoy the outdoors so we were able to get everything we were hoping for by dining al fresco on the deck.
We shared the grilled octopus, and were delighted with our choice (first time ordering octopus).
My entree was crusted Mahi with curry sauce and rice pilaf, the flavors complemented each other well. My wife enjoyed her swordfish equally as much . Our desserts were rich and decadent and beautifully crafted. Overall a perfect meal, great variety of wines by the glass to complement each course and a fantastic menu that we are excited to explore on our next visit. Impeccable service is front and center as well.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

VB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Server was GREAT ! Food was mediocre and overpriced. Beautiful place, but they need to step up their seafood game. Zero Florida sourced seafood on the menu either !!

A
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had a table for 5 doing a retirement lunch and they stuck in the bar. Nobody was drinking and we did not get the full paddlefish experience

TR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celina was absolutely amazing!!!

NK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside and it was a cooler evening, so we were by ourselves and it was very quiet. Inside may have been a different story.
The swordfish was awesome....my husband got mahi, also good. The lobster skewers app was amazing.

Out waitress was WONDERFUL....we'll be back.

Reservation was under Knell...for 2/8 6p

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered a lobster bisque and it is very fresh and bold lobster taste. 20oz steam King crab are really fresh but just a little pricy side

t
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food great service, a great variety of seafood , the chard octopus is great

SC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a window table with views of the lake. The server was great from start to finish. The food was tasty too!

JK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

food expensive for the quality. Crab cakes excellent.Service wonderful. Expensive for a restaurant that really was not fine dining.

KC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were celebrating a marriage.

MR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lights were a little too bright where we were seated and noisy because of group

PG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were early so had window seats as the sunset. Started with warm 'bubble' bread, then had fish of the day, cod, with shrimp and scallop stuffing on top of the fish with asparagus spears...delicious. Hubby enjoyed the wasabi mashed potatoes, snap peas with a little bite and swordfish which he too thought delicious. We both ate it all.

OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food is just plain not good here. Fried Green Tomatoes were just ok and that was the best we could say about anything. Oysters were not good. Mahi had a strange flavor and not good. Swordfish overcooked and not a good cut. Kids steak tough and inedible. Kids hamburger ok but not good. $138 for a meal we barely ate. The service was excellent!

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

It was a really expensive meal and it didnt taste good. Fish sandwich had so many condiments you couldn't taste fish. Fries were not hot. Soup was bland. Mango tea was awful. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.

c
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We got the feeling that the employees working did not enjoy their job. Not one person smiled and our waiter was some what arrogant. I was so excited to eat here and it was an absolute let down!

BT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside Disney Springs, this restaurant did a wonderful job providing an experience that was more upscale than I expected. The service, food and atmosphere were all spot on, providing a relaxing respite in a busy area. If I am in the area again, this will definitely be on my reservations list, and I highly recommend it!

WB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an awesome waitress! She took care of us, and the food was great.

Paddlefish
Responded on February 4, 2020

Awesome!! thank you so much for coming in, we hope to see you again soon.

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DB
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was disappointed with Paddlefish. I was expecting it to be rustic inside like it used to be but found it was an upscale interior. I remember it being more comfortable. My granddaughter and step son were very uncomfortable in the setting feeling like they were under dressed. The fried shrimp looked like it was frozen, store-bought and the food was cold. There were only a few of us in the whole restaurant and we had to ask to have our water carafe refilled twice. For the cost, the amount of food you got was not worth it. As we walked around the rest of Disney Springs we were excited by all the other neat restaurants. I used to target Paddlefish as my "go to" restaurant when I went to the Springs. Not any more.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite! Absolutely loved the entire evening!

f
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They sat us the in bar on the top level which was a bummer.....& then we were joined by approx 20 men sitting at long tables that had been set up. So for the amount we were spending on dinner.....it was NOT the ideal spot to be seated

k
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. We had a terrific meal with a great lagoon view. Only drawback was a crying baby a couple tables down. We had a freat server, Andrea.

MR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The lobster bisque was delicious as was the crab cake blt. The shrimp platter shrimp was good but the French fries were cold and upon telling our waitress she replaced with lukewarm ones. So I suggest not getting the fries. For what you pay here you should receive by fries.

N
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

You don't get what you paid for. Catfish was tasteless.

K
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was our waitress and did just an amazing job, created a very special personal experience.

F
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Waited too long to be seated when it was not crowded.
Food was average and lukewarm . $5 charge for a Coke was too high

AW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Galo & Silana were awesome. They made us very comfortable they sing hbd to our daughter. We couldn't ask for better servers, they made our nite memorable.

TB
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Paddlefish every year when we come to Orlando for a convention in January. The food is delicious, with many selections to choose from. I always get the King Crab legs and am never disappointed.
We did have 1 hiccup in our experience. We arrived early for our time due to rain making our exploration of Disney Springs a miserable, wet, cold experience. We went to Paddlefish to ask if our reservation could be moved from 6 pm to 5 pm. They asked us to return at that time stating that would not be a problem. Upon returning, we were asked to have a seat and we would be taken to our table shortly. There were no other guests in the waiting area. After a 20 min wait, a server happened by and asked if we had been helped. We explained the situation and she talked to the girls at the desk. She promptly came back and said she would take us to our seats and be our server. We were given seats with a wonderful view and the service we received was impeccable. This certainly made up for the wait.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic ask for Nick he seemed to read our minds!!!!

J
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

2 of the scallops were under cooked. Still jelly like. Salad was nothing special and some pieces of lettuce had brown on the edges. Women's restroom on first floor needed all kinds of attention. No TP, toilet wouldn't flush and full of waste. Poor quality compared to what I've experienced outside of the park in Kissimmee or at other Disney Springs restaurants in previous years. We will not be returning. Ariel, our server was your high note. She was very accommodating and attentive.

JF
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Being in Disney Springs, it is sometimes hard to find a quiet dining experience. We were lucky to be placed in the quieter room, and our server was excellent. We ate fresh, well prepared seafood and we were served promptly. The hostess staff was the reason for the poorer rating on service -- they both were surly, abrupt and overall not friendly at all. We expect more with regards to service!

FF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really delicious. Our kids loved their meals. The server was attentive and made sure there was no cross contamination of cooking as my daughter is allergic to shrimp.
The view was nice even as we sat one table away from the window.
Only down fall was we sat next to a busy pass through.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very noisey , Service was good, Not worth the price

S
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood was fresh. The crab legs weren't the best I've had but the salmon was great. Waiter was knowledgeable on the selections and made great suggestions.

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