Paddlefish

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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

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4.2
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4.5
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4.4
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JG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and although our snow crab meal looked very simple, it was masterfully seasoned. We are definitely going back on our next trip to Orlando.

m
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for lunch in Disney Springs and our favorite dish is the mussel boil.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was excellent and I love the paddle boat style of the restaurant.

AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off our Disney Vacation with my birthday dinner at Paddlefish. Excellent atmosphere once you get past the chaos of the Disney Springs entrance area. Server was attentive, food was perfect, table overlooking the water provided a stunning review. We will certainly come back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Kids. Menu. Ever. Food is great. High quality. And service is always very good.

AC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. Will eat here again next time we visit!

JB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I expected Paddlefish to be better. First off our waiter was a little pushy and when I asked about a couple of options he never gave me a real answer. My wife and I both ordered the low country boil with snow carb legs and shrimp. Unfortunately, they both came out very bland and extremely unseasoned. Patrons deserve better when they pay over $100 for two people that did not order an appetizer or alcohol. I should have made reservation at Wolf Gangs. On a positive, dining on a boat with a window table was very nice. On the outside they have the look of a top quality restaurant, just need to get their food to match. I was hoping not to get the Disney standard here of "high prices / low quality" like at the parks, but I didn't.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our daughters 23rd birthday but were a little wary as we had been here a few years prior and it wasn't very good. We had to ask for a window seat as they wanted us to sit by the bar area and they obliged. Steven our waiter was very professional and made us feel comfortable right from the start.
The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. I would recommend it, we will certainly go back

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great - the server was very helpful. Good overall.

LL
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and very efficient; food was wonderful. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

DG
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had lunch here for a business meeting. Lobster bisque is delicious. I had the soup and salad combo. My husband had the buffalo chicken sandwich. He was disappointed. He said It was overly fried and hard. My salad was very good. The atmosphere was very nice, we had a seat by the window and could watch the activity on the lake. Our waiter was very attentive. Restaurant was not noisy however it was not very full either. We will definitely try it again for dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Not a busy night. Service was so slow that I didn’t want to bother returning my cold filet mignon for a hot one. Lots of great places

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bread not warm and sad to say Texas Roadhouse rolls has them beat hands down. King crab, scallops, and puree cauliflower delicious. Service was great! Would defiantly go back.

VR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We attended dinner at Paddlefish for our wedding anniversary. I was very disappointed. It looks great in terms of ambiance and decor but I was not impressed with the food at all especially for the price. My pasta dishes had no flavor at all and was sitting in a bowl of olive oil. I felt like I was eating olive oil soup with unseasoned boiled vegetables thrown in. My salad was also bad. It had virtually no leafy lettuce instead it had hard bitter cores. For the money there are much better options at Disney Springs and surrounding properties.

S
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is another hit or miss place in Disney Springs. After walking several flights of stairs to the top of the place, we almost did an about face as there was a large party with screaming babies in the small room we were taken to. Fortunately they were leaving so the place quieted down nicely. The food was marginal as the fish was overcooked and bland but the server was really great.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected Paddlefish on a whim... and it was a win! Our outdoor table was perfection. The creative cocktails and fabulous food made our tastebuds dance. Equally importantly, the world-class service from Rachel and Natalia left our hearts smiling long after the evening was over.

Rachel was exceptionally knowledgable about the menu. At her recommendation, we started with Lobster Corn Dogs and Jumbo Lump Crab Topped Fries. We then moved on to our main courses of Filet and Scallops, snuck in a taste of Mac n’ Cheese, and ended with a few bites of Flourless Chocolate Cake delivered thoughtfully by Natalia that made me want to serenade the pastry chef. We found both Rachel and Natalia to be respectfully attentive - not too much, but not too little. It’s was so... comfortable. They made us feel like regulars at Paddlefish, even though we had never met.

We encourage you to make a reservation and settle in for a marvelous experience. If we lived closer, we would repeat the experience every Sunday.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent. We were there last year brought our fiends. And the loved it too

RF
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We loved the food but my fish came out cold and the pork chop was way undercooked. I like medium but not rare. They told food back which was great but pork then came out with the wrong potatoes . We were basically over the food by then because we have 2 small children and other guest was finished with meal. Manager did the right thing by removing a meal which we never ate and offered us free wine.

CK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry was the best server we have ever had! Thank you for making our meal special.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Servers were great. Food was veey tasty. Presentation on the Swordfish was mediocre. Overall pleasant experience. Not Amazing though.

OT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice experience Robert the waiter was great.

SH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was also working behind the bar so not as attentive as he could have been.

MW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Paddlefish. We booked through Open Table and our reservation was in the restaurant's computer BUT they claimed we didn't check in when we actually checked in 1/2 hour early and went to the hostess more than once to check on being seated. The bottom line is that they were late in getting us seated.

The food was good but a bit pricey for what we ordered(but it is on Disney property so...) Our waitress was great and our food was served promptly.

I would probably go back again at some point but I think there are better options available at Disney Springs.

BH
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While the food was very tasty, we were rushed. Our drinks came, then my salad. A few minutes later, our entrees came well before the salad and drinks could be enjoyed. I’d think an upper scale restaurant would know that they aren’t McDonalds. The manager did offer free desert and did take off something from the bill. However, still not sure I’d come back.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The wait staff was uneducated and the managers were unable to resolve charges that were falsified in our bill. Will never return.

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. We ate lunch in bar area and it was quite loud. The bar has a large echo. Not a pleasant area.

WH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Paddlefish was a wonderful experience. The restaurant is located on the bank of a lake at Disney Springs and we were seated near a window. The restaurant has multiple dining levels; we were seated on the second level. Our server, Kevin, was very polite and gave us excellent recommendations on food choices on the menu. My wife and I had the "Catch of the Day" and it was delicious. After dinner we were able to go up to the top deck of the restaurant for a great view.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service were outstanding! our waiter was nick he went above and beyond. I highly recommend the crab ceviche.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was very attentive and a very fun server! Unfortunately we were seated in the bar and it was just too loud. The food was fabulous.

GD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we visited Paddlefish. The visit was the most enjoyable that we have had in quite some time. The service was exemplary as was the food. My wife is allergic to shell fish and the chef, instead of frying her Catfish grilled I for her which was the most moist grilled fish we have ever had. Our waiter (Edwardo) was spot on with his attention to our needs and was very polite. Our Niece and her husband were celebrating their anniversary and he made sure that they were taken care of with the most pleasant of ways. My wife and I will definitely come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

El servicio fue muy malo

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AS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Several prior trips to Paddlfish have always been top notch. This one was a bit disappointing. The lobster bisque had little lobster & was not as creamy as in the past. The crabcake BLT w/avocado was bland, ciabatta was "spongy", & the crabcake had more filler than in the past. The fries & the pineapple upside down cake were both excellent. The shrimp boil was at its past high standard. The negatives of this trip will not stop us from returning.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Loved the food, service and environment!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!

JF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentines day

c
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere in this place, was a great experience for Valentine's Day. We particularly liked where we sat next to the window.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great views, good service, but food was mediocre and expensive.

R
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
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

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