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The Boathouse

4.8
4.8
10828 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 140 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 10,828 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    American

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening at The Boathouse. Marcus, our server truly made the evening special for our group of 9. He was very attentive, friendly, patient and did not rush us through our dinner. The food was delicious- our favorite restaurant in Disney Springs.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a experience for us . I made the reservation with solicitation for some desert for my husband birthday celebration that also was our marriage anniversary, but nothing happened . I needed to figure it out something afterwards in other place since I couldn’t ask right in front of him , that’s why I made the note on the reservation. The server was great though.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  4. SP

    SuzanneP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boat house is one of our favorites. Great food, service is outstanding.
  5. GD

    GinaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. I don’t believe you can go wrong with any dish that is ordered. And if you can sit outside the view is amazing!!
  6. D

    Delicious

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Madison was Amazing. Very attentive but not intrusive. Amazing Service. Anticipated our needs. The food as usual was superb. We had the lobster bisque which was creamy and flavorful. Coconut shrimp for entree. Most diners do not know that most everything is made fresh in the restaurant . They make the breading for the coconut shrimp . Which is why it is so delicious. There are a lot of good restaurants in the Orlando area. There are a few very good restaurants. But Boathouse is in a category by itself. From the management to the servers to the front end staff and the busboys. Their staff is ready and waiting to be of service to you and yours.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hayley was a great server and attentive to us. Lobster roll was phenomenal that I forgot to take a picture

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback from your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Roll as well as service from Hayley, we will share this with her. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  8. AA

    AndresA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & Service! We had the Seared Tuna, Lucky Dux oysters (2) dozen, Shrimp and a bottle of Matua Soveon Blanc!!

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you Andres for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed our menu options and service during your visit with us. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server we had was excellent! Her recommendation for meal choice was great! Food was excellent!

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback from your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us and we hope you come back and join us again soon!

  10. PM

    PMCL

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time from start to finish!

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you join us again soon!

  11. CM

    ClareM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining is the way to go. A lot less noise and nice view. Good as always was excellent.

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you Clare for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback from your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our outdoor seating option and we hope you come back and join us again soon!

  12. JB

    JBlessing

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent service. I will definitely return

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  13. AL

    AlejandraLoyaH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing. & the staff was super friendly!

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you Alejandra for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was EXCELLENT

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service from Matthew, we will share with him. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  15. L

    Laura

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary vacation night

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Laura for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you chose us to spend your special occasion with and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you come back and join us again on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  16. C

    Cheshire

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, service friendly, but very noisy , tables to close together. Will come back.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Cheshire for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit. We made note about the table spacing to improve on. We look forward to seeing you again!

  17. E

    Elpida

    Orlando

    244 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    244 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you look at the menu on Open Table, you may find that for many restaurants, including this one, the menu is not accurate. It is best to look at the Disney site for an up-to-date menu. I had my heart set on the steamed clams, which was on the Open Table menu but at the restaurant the server told that the clams had not been on the menu for quite a while. I ordered the giant crab cake which was quite large and came with coleslaw. My husband got the Garden salad which was also large and flavorful. Service here is always excellent and friendly. While the inside of the restaurant can get noisy, the outside dining area is usually quiet. Hats off to management here, especially for the training of the staff. We are locals and dine here often. We have never had bad or unfriendly service.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Elpida for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and will look into updating the menu on Open Table. We do print daily as to what we can get in and available so sometimes with our seafood options it does change. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  18. DW

    DavidW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience of our holiday the service was excellant

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you David for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and the service as well. We hope you join us again on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  19. BR

    BrianR

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just another lunch outing to our favorite restaurant in Disney Springs. Coconut shrimp, always excellent, and two salads.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Brian for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed our menu options while dining for lunch. We hope you come back and join us on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  20. A

    Alfredo

    Fort Lauderdale

    168 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The service was not great, food was good like always. Our server was overwhelmed and was not that educated on the menu. We asked several questions regarding the menu choices and did not get great answers.
  21. BP

    BryanP

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best at Disney Springs! Our absolute favorite

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Bryan! We appreciate the feedback and we hope you come back and join us on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going to Boathouse, and I loved the whole experience.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your first experience with us and we hope you come back and join us again soon!

  23. D

    Damama

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I was not impressed with my visit to the Boathouse. There are better places at Disney Springs. We had reservations for months and still had to wait an hour to eat. No music although it said there was. We went for an Anniversary Dinner. No acknowledgement of that. The bread was very good. The coconut shrimp never came, so they got us some, and took it off our bill, which was nice. It was fair. The grouper was cooked well, but the broccallini was tough and it was spicy even though there was no indication on the menu. For a boathouse there were only 3 fish dishes, we thought maybe there'd be a special. I usually never respond to reviews, but it was disappointing. We will not return. Paradise, Mexican, or Enzos Pizza is far better.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal. Excellent food and service. Little bit noisy but was very busy. Didn’t spoil our experience!

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service while celebrating a special occasion. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  25. PH

    PeterH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always come for dinner whenever we come to Orlando

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Peter for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Orlando!

  26. S

    Smith3

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, staff was great. Food was really good and come back every time we are around Disney Springs. The live music was awesome too

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Smith for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  27. S

    Scott

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were very excited to get a reservation. I was on the waitlist and we found out that there was a time open. We got right in at our time. Got drinks and delicious rolls right away! Food was very good! Everything was seasoned well and we enjoyed the meal. It was very hot in the dining room. We sat by the bar and the piano. It was loud! Overall good place to eat in Disney Springs.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Scott for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and experience with us. We hope you join us again on your next trip to Disney Springs!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday party. The staff was great

    The BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service while celebrating a special occasion. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  29. KE

    KENN

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Comfortable and inviting environment with solid food selections and a very attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you Kenn for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  30. G

    Grace

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Attentive service, but not great value for money.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice service and excellent host

    The BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback from your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service during your visit and we hope you join us again soon!

  32. DA

    DANIELL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Gillian D at host desk is outstanding.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you Daniel for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and that Gillian was able to accommodate. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  33. KZ

    KeithZ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent variety of seafood and non-seafood options.

    The BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you Keith for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed our menu options. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and the food was out of this world

    The BoathouseResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback from your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service and we hope you join us again soon!

  35. CO

    CatieO

    Boise

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    This place is overrated. The atmosphere is lacking. The food is good but over priced. The service for the prices is subpar. They just try to pack as many people in and out as quickly as possible. There are much better restaurants in Disney springs at this price with a much better experience
  36. DM

    DoriM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food options

    The BoathouseResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you Dori! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our menu options as well as the service and we hope you come back and join us again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Tables too small. Lobster roll bland. Crab cake very dry. Server was very nice. Ice tea machine broken which is not acceptable. Can brew tea easily.. they weren’t sure smooths machine worked but they’d try.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was excellent

    The BoathouseResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us and we hope you join us again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service

    The BoathouseResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us and provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us and we hope you join us again soon!

  40. JC

    JanC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was disappointing from past experiences. I had the Mahi Tacos and the fish was overcooked, with shredded cabbage and salsa on the side. very bland! All of our food had sat under a warming light for way too long and the Crabcakes came with slaw and we had to ask for a replacement since it was too warm to eat. Not at all as good compared to previous experiences at Boathouse. Our waiter was excellent I might add which was the best part of the meal.

FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.8 stars by 10828 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 140 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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