The Boathouse

4.6
3564 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very friendly waiter and the food was delicious. I'd come back just for the bread.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have asked for better service or food. Waited a month and a half to get a reservation and was worth every minute. By far best dining experience at Disney Springs Yet!

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

It was VERY loud during dinner. To the point we had to almost yell to talk to each other. The tables are also very close so there is a lot of people in a small space. I ordered the steak and it was not very good. The service was excellent though. The waiter was great and quick!

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SJ
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was very pricey and mediocre. One person ordered a salad and added shrimp, they were $4 per shrimp (size of your pinky finger), the shrimp were like leather. Rest of the food was tasty but extremely overpriced.

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CZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to the Boathouse for the first time for our anniversary and had a really enjoyable evening. We had dinner in the main dining room. I had the rib eye steak and my husband had the shrimp cocktail and porterhouse. Both entrees came with a serving of roasted red potatoes. My steak was very tender and flavorful. It was unfortunately under cooked and after it was correct it was still very good. My husband said the porterhouse was very good and loved the shrimp. I liked that the menu was varied enough for seafood and meat lovers to enjoy a variety of dishes at several price points.

They had a two person band performing in the dining room who played popular cover songs very well and took requests! They were not so loud as to over power dinner conversation.

We passed on dessert but had drinks out on the dock. It was a different, more relaxing atmosphere with good service.

We look forward to going back on our next visit to Disney or the Orlando area.

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

Absolutely delicious! We could not have had a nicer meal. Everything was so nice and the attentive service was amazing! Highly recommend!

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

Great food and friendly staff. Definitely a must hit restaurant in the Disney area.

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

Our new favorite while at Disney! The Filet Mignon Oscar Style was 4 inches thick, cooked perfectly and amazing taste !!!

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c
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was exceptional. Definitely worth the money. The service we received made it all come together. You could tell the food was fresh as advertised and hadn’t been sitting in a freezer for months. We can’t wait to return to Orlando and visit this restaurant again.

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

Food was delicious as usual service was exceptional.

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

The bread was delicious, yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum.

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

3rd visit, starting to lose its appeal, menu needs some jazzing up. Staff are still fantastic but the overall package is over priced

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SL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went while visiting Disney. Great food, super service, good selection, and outstanding atmosphere. Pricey, but not more than expected given location, service and food. Everything about our meal and evening at the restaurant was great.

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AJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a girls night out and decided on The Boathouse. I don’t eat seafood and they had a good selection of non seafood items. Our server Corwyn was excellent and anticipated all our needs without being annoying, the service team was fantastic. My steak was excellent.. I have nothing bad to say about my dining experience. My husband runs a restaurant in DS so of course I compare service and everything else, needless to say that I was bragging about Boathouse to him, haha.
Thank you Corwyn and team for the fantastic service and experience!

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SF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really love this place. Been there for dinner and yesterday for lunch. Will definitely be back again. Service was outstanding and food was really good.

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PS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere. Great meat. Filet mignon is delectible.

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CB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Our server was incredibly attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. He made great recommendations. Only thing that could have been improved upon was the calimari. It was not a crispy ad it could have been.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved The Boathouse! I made a reservation here for dinner for my mom's birthday. They greeted us warmly and the host bought us both a drink upon arrival - he was great. Our waiter and all of the staff at The Boathouse was extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and kind. We ordered the 8oz filet mignon, a seasonal scallop dish, a side of asparagus, the turtle pie dessert (which is HUGE by the way), and two non-complimentary drinks and it was all under $150.. insane!! Highly, highly recommend eating here. Plus, it's in Disney Springs which is awesome.

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KC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tommy the waiter was first class. Great food and no one left disappointed

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CE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service as always! Pedro was an outstanding waiter. Definitely a favorite destination.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband and had a reservation on a Saturday night and we were able to get the time we wanted and were seated promptly without a wait by a friendly, professional hostess. We were welcomed right away by Manny who introduced himself, brought us water and told us about the chefs choice menu. We we taking a Long time to decide and Manny made some recommendations. He brought bread and refilled it. Our food came after about 20 minutes. I got the Mahi with jambalaya, which was very good and seasoned well and came out piping hot. My husband got the crab cake and baked potato. He said it was the best baked potato he ever had. Being from Baltimore, it's hard to find a good crab cake in Florida, but they did a good job. It was out second time at The Boathouse, we are locals and for sure will return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and fantastic service.

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y
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local 988 in the boat 🏠 TeamsTears eating it up in Orlando

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the deck overlooking the lake while we visited with friends. Beautiful view. The service was fantastic and the food lived up to expectations. We had a great time.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was underwhelming. Hard pasta noodles, tasteless breaded clam and for triple the price. Unimpressed. Will not return.

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b
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, good portion sizes, moderately priced bust worth it. Service was amazing. If you are craving seafood definitely dine here.

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MM
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Shane was great. Ahi Tuna was a little more fatty than usual and the fish tacos were above average. Still...The Boathouse is a very good dining experience and we will be back.

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ED
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Truly delicious meal. Waitress was very attentive. Natasha, who seated us, made great recommendations for meals on the way to our table and sat us. Very welcoming as the first person we saw and spoke with there. It was my birthday and I felt very special.

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HH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fully enjoyed the dining experience. Reservations were easy, and the team was accommodating for us arriving a little bit early. All of the servers were very attentive, informative, and energetic. It was truly a wonderful experience and we would like to dine there again sometime in the future. It is not cheap, but it was worth it for a special occasion.

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MC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always stop here for a good meal and great atmosphere when we’re at Disney Springs

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HB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! Just wished the outside area had some fans! We would have enjoyed our dinner so much more if we had circulating air on a very hot evening!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with my kid. Escaped a Hurricane and came to Orlando. Had a great dinner and rode in the Amphicar. Had the lobster pasta. Kid had the filet. Both were great. We will be back!

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Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant casual environment with very good food and excellent service!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to visit Orlando, we wanted sea food, saw good reviews about here and they did not disappoint!!! Absolutely amazing. Food was delicious, friendly staff, and a beautiful restaurant.

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GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, server very attentive. The room was a bit noisy. We went on Amphicar after dinner which was great and then went to Dockside bar which was awesome.

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RC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Orlando. Always go when we visit from Jacksonville and worth the two hour drive!! Fabulous food, the service is over the top and spectacular view to boot! We have gotten to know some of the management and team as we have been going since they opened, and we always, always, always have a fabulous experience when we dine at the Boat House.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Orlando. Always delicious food and service. Great wine list and desserts.

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great setting, fun nautical decor, and live music. Very busy. Server was fine but not particularly welcoming. Pasta and fish dinners were good. The fried clam dinner was not good. Seems as though the clams went missing! Mostly breading with a heap of french fries. Expensive for what was served.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall pretty good food, wish there were more clam strips vs too many French fries in the basket.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast seating, friendly staff, menu has good variety both food and drink. Two members of our party have special dietary requirements so chef came to the table during ordering to answer questions and ensured the kitchen exceeded their needs.

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