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The Boathouse

4.8
4.8
10951 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 150 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 10,951 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    American

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

  • Orlando

    American

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

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  1. CC

    CriCri

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent options for gluten allergy with highly attentive staff.
  2. B

    Bret

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We had to book this online for our appointment and there were 28 tables available even after we were seated and people were walking in and we wanted a later appointment so the system does not work and the last time we were here it was very nice atmosphere, but the noise level was way too loud, paid $61 for a lobster with crab meat on top and it should’ve only cost about $21 because we paid this price for an entire lobster the last time we went. You can go to lobster feast and have better lobster tail than what we had and the service of this meal. The rolls are cold the butter is cold you wonder why they charge so much? I’m actually living here local, and do not feel that I will ever return here again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate out on the deck and it was a nice evening. Our server was great. Last year when we were here they forgot about us and this year way different. Very attentive. She did great. Oysters were fabulous. Lobster roll was good but not a lot of flavor. Drinks were very good. We came back next day for more oysters and drinks! Great job. Great staff

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

  4. DI

    DIllonDan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food... Try the shrimp boil... Perfect portion and delicious.

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

  5. FC

    FranC

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the dining experience was five star.

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

  6. B

    Bell

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Disney level service!

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very slow service. Wrong good delivered then long wait for correct food. Food itself generally poor. Overall experience extremely disappointing after previous visits. Will not be back.
  8. WB

    WilliamB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was good as usual. Oysters were overpriced

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

  9. CP

    CandiceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was impeccable! I highly recommend the Boathouse.

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

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful meal as always. Great Service too. We love Boathouse.

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for your positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again real soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and wonderful service at the Boathouse.

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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is unreal good and lives up to its reputation, it’s always busy so prepare yourself even with a reservation. But it’s worth it.

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

  13. ES

    EileenS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great. Server was excellent. View was beautiful.

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

  14. RD

    ReinaldoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff, and amazing Food! One of my favorite dine-in experiences.

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

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every time in town. The place is the best. Incredible service and food.

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

  16. DB

    DisneyBound

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and excellent service. The food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I booked the Boat House months in advance for my parents 47th wedding anniversary. I Made a note that I wanted our party to sit in the boat in the main dinning area. I also called in the day before our booking date to confirm this. I was told that you can’t book to eat in the boat, and my request would be reviewed on the booked day. When arriving 20 mins early on our booked day there was nobody sat in the boat but the manager had let it go to another party. So what happened to you can’t book to sit in the boat?????????☹️ So not a happy customer!! The food was satisfactory🙂if you don’t like to much salt on your food make sure you mention this, as I couldn’t taste the fish I ordered because of the over load of salt that it was seasoned with. The service was excellent our server Santos was outstanding👍👍👍👍 Most definitely had better food in other restaurants, when your paying top dollar you definitely expect more.
  18. J

    Janmcc

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the boathouse. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!

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

  20. R

    Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Disney Springs. Would highly recommend to everyone!!!

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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere, food was great!

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

  22. S

    Sams

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful, great service & many choices

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

  23. CH

    CHRISTINA

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our mesls!! Amazing everytime!!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  24. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! The boathouse is my favorite restaurant in Orlando. Food, service, ambiance all are outstanding. The Lucky Dux oysters and giant prawns are a great way to start. The coconut shrimp with their special dipping sauce is my favorite item on the menu. This time I also had the lobster which was perfect.

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

  25. SS

    SSKV

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and cocktails. Steve was awesome as always!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter’s birthday there last night & everything was amazing! From our server to the food

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  27. SL

    SherrieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredible. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our server even brought us a” taste “ of something to be assured it was not too spicy before ordering Overall this was a wonderful dining experience. As a side note; I was impressed to see that they employ several special needs individuals. Kudos on them!!!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  28. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the wait staff and the food was outstanding. Everyone at the restaurant created a memorable experience for our group.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  29. SD

    SylviaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Boathouse!! Everything was delicious.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  30. MG

    MadelineG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I thought there would be more seafood options as the restaurant is called the Boathouse, it is on the water, and in Florida, but there were only 3-5 total seafood options on the menu. My mom and I both ordered the grouper because it seemed like the best seafood option and we were both very disappointed. Too poor of quality for $40 a plate. I wish I would have booked somewhere else for our last night instead.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal here at The BAOTHOUSE. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience at gdemars@grgmc. so that I can look into these issues further.

  31. TW

    ThomasW

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again real soon!

  32. A

    Airr1220

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner very nice server wish I could recall her name. Food was good! Coming back on next Disney trip

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

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent always enjoy eats outside as inside is too cold

    The BoathouseResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you for the feedback! I'm sorry that you weren't comfortable inside but glad you enjoy our water views. We look forward to having you back soon.

  34. AS

    AshleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food. Highly recommended!!!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you back real soon!

  35. A

    Alan

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to The Boathouse many times...and love it. We were celebrating our anniversary and decided to eat at the dock bar. It was great!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! Thank you for joining us for your special occasion! Hope to see you again real soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse was amazing. The service was top notch. The food was beyond delicious, those honey butter rolls they bring you and oysters that were perfection, the flavor was on point depending on region. The restaurant theming makes you want to go buy a boat, put on a captains hat and live your best life.We picked up the rubber ducky pin in the store but there was great nautical things to choose from. If you are questioning whether to go or not, go.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again real soon!

  37. GD

    GareyD

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary

    The BoathouseResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! Thank you for spending your anniversary with us! We hope to see you again soon!

  38. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If u are looking for a great restaurant with a staff so top notch this is your place and the food omg...my husband can never get a,good steak he definitely got one here it could of cut with a fork..and he used to be a butcher....wonderful

    The BoathouseResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  39. B

    Bttaylor

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not as good as it used to be. Smaller portions and more expensive
  40. GT

    GretchenT

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been wanting to dine here because of their gluten free options. Was so excited to have lobster bisque and crab cakes! My bf had the filet mignon sliders with hand cut fries. We both enjoyed our meals and will be back.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you GretchenT for your postitive feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed our gluten free options. It's our goal to make sure that customers' with allergies are happy and safe. We look forward to having you again in the future!

FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.8 stars by 10951 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 150 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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