The Boathouse

4.6
3831 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(407) 939-2628
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert B. Getchell II
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 3831 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal!
Staffing went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was enjoyed.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend / work colleague was in town and wanted a nice seafood meal so I suggested Disney Springs. We were not disappointed!

We sat outside on the dock and after just a couple of minutes, the moving dock didn’t bother me. It was a lovely night to sit outside, and there is always something to look at - the hot air balloon, the aqua cars, fireworks at EPCOT - it was all fun!

Alejandro was an amazing server! When my husband and I return, we will ask for him specifically, as he was knowledgeable, interesting and attentive! The Boathouse is lucky to have him on their team!

We had the most amazing raw oysters and for my entree I had the ahi tuna - delicious! I will definitely return here again soon!

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! We had Caesar salad with steak, calamari, and seared scallops. All excellent. When we saw the lobster cocktail arrive at the next table, we made a reservation for the next day on the spot!!!!!!

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent. My son has allergies so the chef took her time to come out and discuss what options we had. It was great!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Awesome food

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outside by the lake. Beautiful evening. When passing through indoor dining room to exit the restaurant we noticed a very noisy atmosphere. It would be undesirable to have dinner under those conditions

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were on a vacation in Orlando and came across this restaurant in Disney Spring. We were greeted warmly and given a table by the water as requested. Waitress that served us was fantastic and funny. Rib eye we ordered was bit over cooked and they immediately took it back and cooked new one for us. We also had some suggestion and someone came to listen and take note. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Disney Spring

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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but great service and venue! Food was fresh , delicious, and presented well!

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! We had raw oysters, the mussels (incredible) and tried the swordfish, grouper special and the crab cake dinner. All were delicious!

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EE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent however next time I would like to be seated outside less noisy and more romantic.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

If a couple, restaurant should be mindful of where the couple should be seated...seat away from noisy families with many children. At least ask!!

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PR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly our favorite restaurant in Disney, certainly the one we return to the most. Its not cheap, but it has the best steak of any of the Disney related steakhouses. Also has the same great service you expect at Disney properties. The only negative is that it is loud, but if you want a quiet dinner, why are you going to Disney?

Reservations are getting easier to come by, but you can usually find a table at the waterfront bar on a short wait. You definitely want to give this place a try

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m
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had the crab cake. Being from Maryland I expect good crab. This was just OK crab. They got my wife's order wrong and had to redo the order so she got her food late. They did comp her meal so that was very good of them. Overall, I don't think I will return to the Boathouse.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome meal! The food was a standout among the many Disney restaurants! The menu is varied and accommodates picky eaters

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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Went for my husband birthday. Hectic, hectic, he tic!!! Very loud, unorganized and over priced! I have never sent food back to the kitchen, but the shrimp and grits was like eating cardboard, and rubber! No way was I spending $29 and eating that!! Had to ask for something else then ask agin for desert menu.. thought it was pretty terrible!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely amazing!! Food was great!

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For being the first time I and my family had an awesome time. since the moment we walk thru the door until the moment we left. our server Dany was off the chain, charismatic, attentive, informative, handsome, funny. The food was hot and flavorful. Will be coming back again.

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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a very fair price. Service was outstanding and a great atmosphere. Loved it and we will be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal, service was outstanding. Parking and location could use some tweaking.

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KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Boat House is a nice alternative to the other options at Disney Springs. Loved the view. The house rolls are out of this world!!! I could have just eaten those! Nice wine list. We ordered the Lobster for 2 dish. The presentation was very nice, I did think the lobster, mussels and otherr seafood was over cooked in the pot. The broth was good. We paid the same price as we do for the not so good options at Disney Springs. We would go back and order something else.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was over salted, heavy on oils in salad/on fish. Wait staff was great/attentive. It was sooo loud. Between crowds, live music and blasting speakers in far back room - too much. One room should at least have lower set speakers or something for couples/people without kids. Can't enjoy a nice dinner here

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding and food delicious... A little pricey for moderate budgets but very highly recommend for special occasions! Did not interact with any employees who were not top notch!

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was a very nice dinner!

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Myself & hubby had dinner there on Saturday night. It was great as we were outside and had a great view of the Balloon. Also was more relaxing as it was way too noisy inside. I had booked 3 weeks prior as this place is always booked out. The food was wonderful and so was the service. We shared a selection of oysters to start and I had the lobster pasta which was really nice. I highly recommend but if yr a couple go outside.

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DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance had lot's of fun. Jaime, Ines & Manager Elizabeth were amazing. I highly recommend the service was amazing.

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o
St. Louis
106 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the Boathouse. One of my Favorite Restaurants

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LN
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We love Boathouse at Disney Springs but service has always been on the slow side. This time my husband and I went there with our 2 small daughters. We ordered an appetizer and then the adults ordered salads along with 2 kids meals for the girls. Our appetizer and thekids meals came fairly quickly but it took another 30 minutes for our SALADS to arrive. We asked several times about our entrees and the girls ended up finishing their food before ours even came which was problematic to say the least. We watched another family with 2 small children get sat next to us at least 20 minutes after we sat and the whole family received their meals at the same time BEFORE our entrees arrived. It was a frustrating experience.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It’s over priced for what it is. I eat at plenty of upscale places and this is basically a chain style restaurant.

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KC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service & atmosphere! My husband and I always try to come when we’re visiting Disney!! Our favourite restaurant in Disney Springs :)

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, live music and great service. Food was marginal at best. Cold fries, small portions, just really not as we expected. REviews previous to ours were great and we were very disappointed.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We had items from the raw bar and they even sent out a special occasion dessert. Check in process was a little confusing and busy, but the view and food made up for it.

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VE
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Have been here previously and was looking forward to returning however there was an issue with guest checkin where we were overlooked with other diners skipping ahead (for which we did receive an apology and drink). When we were seated it took an hour to order and receive food. What turned up was semi warm (like it had been under a hot lamp for a while) and the meal was mostly fries piled high on the plate. Extremely disappointing and hoping it was a one off bad night but based on the prices charged we will be looking for somewhere new in Disney Springs to dine.

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r
Toledo
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coconut shrimp with raspberry dipping sauce is delicious. Two in our party had the shrimp feast, and loved it. One had steak and said it was perfectly done. Too warm to eat outside, but expanded outdoor eating area is a great idea. The Boathouse never disappoints.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Table out by the water was fantastic and it was a beautiful night. But Megan, our server, made the night. She was so friendly and knowledgeable and she is a jewel at the Boathouse!!! They are extremely lucky to have her. Thanks Megan for making our night so enjoyable!

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JK
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation get away

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b
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Get the porterhouse for two. Decor is great. Check out the antique boats outside

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C
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dine out approximately 5 nights a week. I know my steaks and how I want them prepared. I appreciate and expect outstanding service. Tonight we experienced the best service in an Orlando restaurant. Our server was David Pham. He and the filet mignon are the main reasons we would come back! We had a very enjoyable dinner and evening.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We sat on the deck .. watched the fireworks from Disney. Our waiter Kameron was the best!! Gave us tips for our trip to Disney the next day that were invaluable .. would definitely recommend ..

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JM
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful evening.....lovely view of Lake Buena Vista! Great service, delicious cedar plank salmon & caramel bread pudding! Nice cocktails made to order!

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