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The Boathouse

4.8
4.8
11086 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy upscale, family-friendly waterfront dining featuring spectacular floating artwork: dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. Immerse yourself both on land and on water with live music, guided tours aboard the Captain’s piloted Italian Water Taxi, as well as guided Amphicar rides. Enter the water with a splash, while you go for a 20 minute tour of the landmarks of Disney Springs. This incredible culinary experience is showcased in an expansive restaurant with three distinctive bars, including The Dock Bar, built over the water. The BOATHOUSE is managed by the internationally renowned and award winning Gibsons Restaurant Group, celebrated for exceptional food and extraordinary service. Delight in our gourmet menu served daily until 2 a.m. featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood and our raw bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 162 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 939-2628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert B. Getchell II

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Cross street

    Hotel Plaza Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 11,086 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Scenic View

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    American

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

  • Orlando

    American

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bmever

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every year from NYC, love the food and service is always great!

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jimbo was awesome!
  3. k

    kimberlyc

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to The Boathouse many times for lunch and dinner. This was our first experience trying their weekend brunch. I highly recommend it! The service was terrific, the food (avocado toast, steak and eggs) was delicious, and the cocktails (had a truly stellar Bloody Mary and the Orange Crush) were fabulous! Service started with some tasty cinnamon rolls. We sat outside for a lovely view.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner here tonight. Great staff, great atmosphere. Will definitely come back

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  5. K

    Kathy

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse is our go-to restaurant for Thanksgiving. We have gone for the last few years and will continue to go in the future. The traditional turkey dinner is extremely delicious and the servings are generous. We spoke to a number of staff members and all we upbeat, friendly and efficient. We plan to spend future Thanksgivings at the Boathouse and hope you will continue to offer the turkey dinner each year. The Boathouse also has wonderful offerings on a daily basis. We go for lunch often. Thank you for such a great restaurant.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are happy to host you on Thanksgiving! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  6. MF

    MikeF

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing as usual we return here several times during our annual trip to Disney

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  7. BB

    BB01

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service provided by Cara was wonderful. She was very warm and welcoming, and she made sure to check on us just the right amount of times. She was assisted by a nice man, who got us refills and helped clear the table. The food was delicious, except for my son’s cool French fries. The fries were not hot, and barely warm. We were there when the restaurant first opened at 11:00 am, so the kitchen should have made sure the fries were hot to go with the burger. The restaurant is on the expensive side and they have a lot of help. The famous rolls were fresh and warm. We have eaten at The Boathouse for several years, and love coming here.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service from our server was exceptional!!!

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  9. f

    foodie07

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service we come here multiple times during all of our trips to Disney. Seth was fantastic and it was awesome to see our favorite server TJ.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Great service, great food!

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  11. BS

    BillS

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Both my wife and I frequent the Boathouse a few times a year, we have always enjoyed it very much….what happened, Service was average for example I ordered an ice tea, it came out warm with no ice…it’s an ice tea, I asked our waiter to bring me a glass of ice, it took him 10 mins…..food very avg, no clams, no mussels are you kidding, it a sea food restaurant….waiter told us they weren’t available….BTW Costco has a few 100 pounds….shrimp were so small I was really upset…. We will not return. Bill
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary 50th

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! Congrats on 50 years! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  13. MB

    MichelleB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Hostess and wait staff were great! Great ambiance!

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  14. AJ

    AriJ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and warmly greeted by the hosts. The food was delicious and they were very accommodating for my plant based requests.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner on the deck at sunset. Our food was wonderful and our service was outstanding. We will be back!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  16. AW

    AprilW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent . We’ve been several times and never had a bad experience .

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  17. B

    Bria

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! She was very knowledgeable and provided above and beyond service. Every server said hello to us and welcomed us as we passed them walking to our table. The food was also amazing!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  18. NZ

    NicoleZ

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Gipsy really made our experience here outstanding!
  19. S

    Stef

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about The Boathouse!! Our server was amazing and the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back on our next Disney vacation!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  20. JH

    JimH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good service. Some of the food was not as hot as we would have liked. The Boathouse is still our "go to" restaurant at Disney Springs.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  21. CP

    CherylP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Crab cake was excellent! Overall nice experience. Food is pricey $$$ but enjoyable.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  22. HB

    HappyBocagirl

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live close to Disney Springs. Love going there to shop, people watch and dine. My favorite is The Boathouse. Good food and drinks in a fun, lively atmosphere. My waitress was Jasmine this time. She was delightful. Very accommodating. The Boathouse is lucky to have her working there.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  23. FC

    FranC

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. If you prefer a non fast food restaurant, this is the best place to eaf.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and while cold out they had the heaters on which made it comfortable. The best use was loud due to some annoying birds.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  25. S

    Steveloveschicago

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  26. SD

    SeeDickandJaneDine

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolute wonderful lunch. Our server (I wish could remember her name.) was absolutely wonderful. Food was spot on. Firecracker shrimp, lobster roll, Mac and cheese. We are both industry people and we just appreciate a good experience when it’s given to us, as we give to others all the time. This was a wonderful experience mid afternoon on the water. Cheers.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  27. p

    pattieatte

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Kaitlynn was a jewel!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  28. RD

    RichardD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent outdoor seating

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  29. G

    Gigi

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service never disappoints! Lobster 🦞 bisque is my favorite and I don’t like cream based soups. Same with the lemon 🍋 drop martini 🍸. Also, if you like burgers 🍔 you're in the right place. I don’t like them generally and thought it was delicious 😋. That’s always my friend’s go to. If you’ve had Gibson you’ll want to try Boat House. I think it’s even better!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  30. MG

    MichaelG

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Fun, respectful staff. Every time we are in Orlando we make sure we have a great meal at The Boathouse.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  32. SC

    SteveC

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My wife and I decided to try The Boathouse for a change while visiting Disney World. It is located in Disney Springs and it has a scenic spot on the lake with both indoor and outdoor seating available. The staff were polite and the food was very good overall. You expect to pay more when you dine at any Disney venue however, this place is VERY expensive so pay close attention to the menu before you dine here. While the food was good overall, we simply can't afford to eat at this place again.

    The BoathouseResponded todayThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  33. J

    Jamie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The atmosphere was great. Our food- from the a delicious alcoholic blueberry lemonade to the burger or to the shrimp boil was beautifully done and absolutely delicious. We can also highly recommend the truffle fries with the lemon garlic aioli!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food, the service, the ambience, the people! Love love love and Ariel lived up to her Disney princess name! My absolute favorite place in life and wish I lived here so I can come every single day!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The service was amazing! Our waitress thought of every detail.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  36. MO

    MollyO

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service as usual. We eat here every time we are in Disney. Favorite place at Disney Springs

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  37. MB

    MelindaB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at The Boathouse is always an excellent choice. Service is impeccable and the employees exceed expectations. All the food is great, but definitely order seafood.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  38. R

    Robert

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant , excelent music..., ordered oysters and salmon, good.

    The BoathouseResponded on November 13, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  39. K

    Kkxoxo

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I am not knocking stars off for this experience

    The BoathouseResponded on November 13, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  40. CL

    ChrisL

    Chicago

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location, great food and scenic views. Our server John was great. Highly recommend the crab cake and grouper!!

    The BoathouseResponded on November 20, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.8 stars by 11086 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 162 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse

1620 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hotel Plaza Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert B. Getchell II

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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