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The Boathouse

4.8
4.8
11145 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 222 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 11,145 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Great for scenic views

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Great for scenic views

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dilliyo

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Decided to sit outside and was sat in a remote corner of the deck which was dimly lit and seemed a bit dirty. This is the first experience sitting in this area and I would definitely recommend against it. Mahi sandwich was great, drinks great, Mac and cheese was below average, wedge salad was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great waiter very professional about food allergies and take them serious. Allowed us to eat earlier than our reservation only small issue was cold fries that they made right. Overall great experience.
  3. Q

    Que2022

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was phenomenal I really enjoyed myself. The food, the service, the overall experience was awesome. I sat outside on the deck and got a little chilly the house manager went out of his way to even cut the outside heater on for me definitely a 10/10!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  4. L

    Lola

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually don’t write reviews, but I felt it was warranted. Dined on Wed night 12/7. Being in Disney Springs for dinner, I didn’t expect much. How pleasantly surprised we were(party of 4). 7:45 reservation. Got there at 7 to see how busy they were. Place was jamming! We sat at the bar which was also super busy. Figured we would never be able to get a drink. Lovely bartender came by shortly & took our order. In the meantime, a steady throng on people coming in to check in at the desk. Watching this for 45min while we waited for our table. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff at that desk. There was a LONG line there & everyone was taken care of with a smile and patience including the bar staff. I mean, it was literally crazy & they were all calm, cool, and polite. Amazing. Shocked even still with all those people that we were taken on time for our 7:45 reservation. Our waitress was sweet and adorable and excellent! 3 of us had Cesar salad & 1 house salad. All excellent and fresh and we didn’t wait a long time for it. Everything was paced well. 2 of us had the crab cake. Don’t be out off that it is shaped like a rice cake. It was really good!! 2 of us had the grouper. Excellent flavor, but the piece of fish was pretty small. Side of carrots & broccolini yummy and the fries were stupendous! Great food & service w/ an excellent staff! Don’t know how they do it w/ all that busy chaos! Bravo!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely night the water was beautiful, the meal fantastic, we don’t eat seafood and there was still lots of options!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  6. 4

    4greatfood

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Am always pleased with the great seafood in Disney Springs. The crab and avocado starter was outstanding. And the Tuna and Grouper dishes were awesome. In the Disney area, we are going here to eat.
  7. S

    Snowbird

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Offered fresh rolls but it was the same half empty butter dish that had been on table from previous diners. Not acceptable!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  8. KB

    KathyB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great atmosphere!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Remember going a few years ago and having a nice experience. This time the food left us feeling sick and wasn’t that good.
  10. e

    ezeznightout

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were seated outside on the "front porch". Music was excessively loud. My wife has a prosecco that had a bitter after taste. She "traded " it for a glass of wine. She ordered the lobster roll that has 4 to 5 pieces of lobster and a LOT of mayo. It was noted that another order of lobster roll went by that appeared to be loaded with lobster. The shoestring fries were good. I had mahi mahi sandwich and a beer that was good. The service was good. Next time we will take note of the noise level.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! Always at The Boathouse. Excellent service. Always exceeds expectations. Great food, service is world class, and wonderful atmosphere. Seth took great care of us.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  12. MT

    MatthewT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! The wait staff is very attentive.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  13. RG

    RhonaG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike , our server, was the best. He’s there on Tues and Sat. His recommendations were spot on. Filet sliders were so tender - it was enough for me after savoring the crab and avocado salad. We sat outside along the water. It was a beautiful evening. Noise level outside was minimal, inside was very very loud.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  14. M

    Manny

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great from being first greeted to our waiter being very suggestive and the food was really good

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  15. JA

    JoAnnM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food!!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  16. JM

    JoMiears

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Loved the food, service was fantastic and will definitely come back! The only thing was that we were sitting on the patio which was lovely but the restaurant had their own music blaring through the speakers which was fine but then the live music on the stage RIGHT next door started playing so you essentially have two completely different songs blaring in your ears the whole time if you’re sitting on the patio and there’s live music next door. Not fun. I’d suggest the restaurant turn off the patio speakers when there is (LOUD!!!) live music playing just 30 feet away…

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was good, but I’ve had better. Service was great. I do recommend

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  18. e

    elainag

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. The ambiance was great

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  19. T

    Timok

    Grand Rapids

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Thank you for a wonderful lunch.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on my birthday and it was a great experience highly recommended the food was delicious and the servers were amazing

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  21. m

    movieandamenu

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The real MVP was our server Tyler, he provided great service and attitude. A lot of the staff would also check in from time to time to make sure everyone was well taken care of. That said, the food, even the basics, like bread, fries, and mac and cheese were really good and the seafood tasted fresh, fresh, fresh. Lastly, we sat of the deck over the lake which really added to our good vacation vibes - and I assume that would be the case if you were even a local.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  22. RH

    RonaldH

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was are periodic visit to the Boathouse and as usual we were not disappointed. Tyler, thank you for making it a wonderful evening of drink and food, and your service was great. See you in late February when we return ‘home’

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  23. DC

    DawnC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, cool atmosphere, good service.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank 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

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic…so was the crab cake!

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  25. JH

    JaneHerr

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food is the best!!!!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steaks service excellent

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  27. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at fair prices. Great and attentive service. Good place for a good nice meal.

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse, Disney Springs Everything is amazing

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was great, but the piano players made it an exceptional night of entertainment.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  30. AP

    ArtPB

    Melbourne

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails prepared and served by bartender Mark. Cedar planked salmon, salad and fresh vegetables were all outstanding. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  31. RM

    RobynM

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and drinks along with great servers!

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whole experience was the best. Tony our waiter was outstanding

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Will definitely go back

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank 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

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders are awesome. Drinks are good and view is great. Live music is nice.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  35. LT

    LT77

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Too expensive, too slow, not worth it
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was absolutely fantastic! Our server was wonderful! Food was delicious drinks were phenomenal - dirty martini w blue cheese olives and blueberry lemonade - so so good! Definitely go here!! Awesome venue

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  37. SA

    SeanA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was busy. Service was a little slow. Enjoyable dinner tho. Yellowfin Tuna sashimi was outstanding.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!!!!!!

    The BoathouseResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  39. J

    Jhes

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Our “ Italian” waiter was amazing , fun’s me very knowledgeable !! All the staff was great! We sat outside on the porch which enabled entertainment of the toddlers with us ! Thank you!!! We were here celebrating our daughter and son in laws 5th wedding Anniversary . They came to the boathouse on their honeymoon 5 years earlier and everything was just as wonderful !!!!

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for the positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  40. R

    Robin725

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Staff did an excellent job of handling food allergies. All of our entrees were delicious. Our server was so attentive. Server and manager went above and beyond our expectations.

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank 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 11145 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 222 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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