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The Boathouse, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Boathouse

4.7
4.7
14077 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, and 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 11 p.m. featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood, and our raw bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 229 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 939-2628
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Information regarding Private Dining reservations for larger parties is available by inquiring via the contact form on our website. www.theboathouseorlando.com
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Cross street
    Please allow extra time for Disney Parking
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    When Parking at Disney Springs, Please arrive at least 60 minutes before any reservation, Digital message boards along Buena Vista Drive will indicate when garages and surface lots are full. Due to limited capacity, we may need to occasionally pause parking and pedestrian entry. <br /><br />Parking may be more available earlier in the day Monday through Thursday- Our Parking lots often reach capacity on weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 14,077 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

14,077 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been here before and LOVED it. But last night left a lot to be desired.

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  2. cate

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our best restaurant experiences of our entire lives- all the way around!
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were fantastic- everything was!! The hot rolls with honey butter - yum!! Sat out on the deck by the water, so nice and relaxed and quiet - louder inside. A great night!
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  4. AshleyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Our waiter was great and the food was amazing!
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about our dining experience! Sit outdoors by the water if possible… live music by the water ads so much to the experience. HUGHLY RECOMMEND The BOATHOUSE! We will DEFINITELY be back! .
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere. Patio seating was perfect for our group dinner.
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  7. JoeP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always wonderful and service beyond great. This time they ran out of cheesecake so the manager came out and told us desert is on us next time. Can’t ask for more!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal on a beautiful day. Food and service were both great. Only complaint would be when we asked to move tables would have had to walk all the way back to the hostess stand in order to confirm if it was possible. Not worth the effort.
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  9. ThomasE

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy, but were seated quickly (we did have a reservation). Service was excellent. We had a party of 7, and our server made sure to point out that gratuity had already been added to the bill, which was greatly appreciated!
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  10. AngelaD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Don’t miss this place if you are The Springs
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch experience at the Boathouse. The food was excellent and the service was great. Our waiter Zach, and his server assistant, Joel were attentive, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu offerings.
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service! Wonderful experience!
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  13. Followthepinkcar

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boathouse is an excellent choice for lunch. We drove up from Hollywood and it was totally worth the trip. The oysters melt in your mouth. I could have eaten a few more. My mahi sandwich was blackened and flaky . My partner enjoyed a cheeseburger that was cooked to perfection. The weather was chilly and it was gorgeous out on the patio in the sunshine . They had the heaters on and that really made it comfortable and enjoyable. Next trip we will save room for dessert. I love this restaurant. It's my new favorite. Do yourself a favor and visit The Boathouse.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  14. AndresA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. Highly recommend
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  15. BirthdayFamilyY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Crazy crowded. Burgers were very good. Glad we sat outside- was so loud inside!
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to dinner last night and it was the most amazing dining experience of my trip! The rolls themselves make the reservation worth it in it of itself but beyond that the customer service was incredible and our main entrees were absolutely delicious! This was definitely a fan favorite and I’m eager to come back! (Plus I got to take lots of leftovers home to eat over the rest of vacation)
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  17. KateR

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food all tasted great. My main complaint was that the dish I ordered as my entree (the Red Grouper) was a lot smaller than I anticipated based off of the cost. I understand grouper is an expensive fish, but I was expecting there to be a larger portion of the side potatoes than there were. The dish was mainly just the grouper and was very small. I definitely don’t feel it was worth the cost. The bread was good and my boyfriend’s shrimp and Mac and cheese dish was a substantial portion for the cost and tasted very good. The service was overall great, but our waitress seemed a little impatient with us when we asked for more time to decide on food and when we asked for the check even though we’d racked up about a $140 tab. I’ve been here before and will come again, but this particular experience wasn’t the greatest.

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  18. Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, food is always consistently prepared. Staff is professional and attentive. Always a great dining experience.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  19. KayleeM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had some of the best food in my life here. It was a great night with great service!
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent server-very loud. Good food, but very expensive!
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  21. KellyM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant. My family absolutely loves it every time we go. Amazing food and drinks. The service is always great.
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST restaurant!! I got the lobster roll and my mom got a Caesar salad with a side of mac n cheese. Environment is amazing!! We will definitely be back.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  23. doctrsnoop

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    my favorite restaurant there. good casual seafood place.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you get Javier as your server, you are lucky!!!
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  25. KimD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kim made the experience. She was attentive, personable, efficient, and engaged with all the customers, but made you feel like you were her only table. The food was great which all in all made for a great lunch.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  26. Orlandofamily

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. One of my favorite places to eat.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  27. Chris

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here in March 2020 (just before covid) and had a good enough experience to return. We visited The Boathouse during a family trip to Disney with my 6-year-old niece and had a great overall experience. We were running behind due to issues with our transportation, and the restaurant had no issues accommodating us and even placing us outside along the water. Our server, Kerwin went above and beyond and the primary reason for giving such a high review. He was excellent across the board, gave great recommendations, was very attentive and even came back several times to ask if we wanted the heaters on, since we were sitting in the shade. Traveling with children can be difficult, and he made the process much easier, as well as offered refreshed coffees to go. He even gave us some background on the restaurant's history, and just very helpful I'm general. I'll be back in a month and will be returning again. Also, the chorizo breakfast tacos were great Thanks again
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Even with reservations we waited over 30 minutes and the restaurant was super loud. Server was very kind and helpful but food was just good not exceptional as I remember it being in past.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always! Great Food, Great Staff, Great Restaurant ❤️
    The BoathouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  30. SusanM

    Coastal Georgia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was amazing but extremely noisy. Sitting on top of one another very close quarters no place to celebrate with ambience. 

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  31. Kayano

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, our favorite restaurant at Disney springs
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyl was absolutely amazing. She had the best recommendations for food. She also actually took the time to talk to us, not just rush through. I can’t wait to come back!
    The BoathouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  33. MattR

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always as was the service. One of our favorite restaurants.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  34. SteakLover

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service that we received was excellent, as was our dinner. Rills were refilled, as were water glasses and soft drinks. We had a very enjoyable meal.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  35. ArleneS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabe was one of the best Servers we have had yet. Highly recommend.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  36. KathiU

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at Boathouse many times! Always good food and good service! Today we had Scott as our server and he went out of his way to make our experience especially pleasant!! He was so attentive ; we completely enjoyed ourselves.
    The BoathouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. mrivasusmc

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating restaurant. Diverse menu, excellent drinks, great atmosphere, and hospital staff. Looking forward to returning back for our third visit. Consistently excellent! 
    The BoathouseResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was hoping for better. Food was good but not great. Waiter was terrible.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little too expensive for what you get but overall everyone thought it was good food.
    The BoathouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  40. GeneL

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. We’re seated within 5 minutes of checking in
    The BoathouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.7 stars by 14077 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 229 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse

1620 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Please allow extra time for Disney Parking
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    When Parking at Disney Springs, Please arrive at least 60 minutes before any reservation, Digital message boards along Buena Vista Drive will indicate when garages and surface lots are full. Due to limited capacity, we may need to occasionally pause parking and pedestrian entry. Parking may be more available earlier in the day Monday through Thursday- Our Parking lots often reach capacity on weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 939-2628
  • Private party facilities
    Information regarding Private Dining reservations for larger parties is available by inquiring via the contact form on our website. www.theboathouseorlando.com
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