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The Boathouse

4.8
4.8
10925 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 126 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 10,925 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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  1. SS

    SSKV

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    SherrieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!!!
  4. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    SylviaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    MadelineG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  7. TW

    ThomasW

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing!

    The BoathouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again real soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    The BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank 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.

  9. AS

    AshleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Alan

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 3 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! Thank you for joining us for your special occasion! Hope to see you again real soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 3 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again real soon!

  12. GD

    GareyD

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary

    The BoathouseResponded 5 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! Thank you for spending your anniversary with us! We hope to see you again soon!

  13. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 5 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  14. B

    Bttaylor

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    GretchenT

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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 6 days agoThank 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!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse is part of Gibsons Steakhouse. I had a Ribeye and it was fantastic. Seafood looked great as well.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We'll see you again soon!

  17. LC

    LaurenC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m a local, and visit the boathouse quite often, especially when I have friends or family it town; it’s always the first place I take them (IF a reservation is available). When my guests leave, they always comment how the Boathouse was their favorite from their visit. For the frequency of my meals, the food is always consistent. Any place can have an off night, but from my experience, that hardly ever happens here. My favorites are the chopped salad (I often get as a meal, because it’s very filling), the andouille sausage and shrimp Mac n cheese, the avocado crab appetizer (thank god this has returned!!!), the mahi tacos or the sandwich, and obviously being a Gibson’s restaurant, their steaks are always on point. Unless you are impossible to please, your odds of having a wonderful experience here are very good.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you Lauren for your positive feedback! We are so pleased to hear that we are your go to spot! We hope to see you again soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even in the pouring rain we sat outside at the bar. Just such a great place to relax n enjoy. The bartenders are all so great!!

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoWe are so glad you got to experience the dock bar! It's a great spot to sit and relax. We hope to see you again real soon!

  19. C

    Customer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    FOOD WAS TERRIBLE ALL AROUND!! Mac and cheese was just the velveeta pre make I feed my three year old but his has more flavor . The $58 steak was burnt and dry. Only things that was somewhat decent the calamari. Best thing on the menu was the bread and thank goodness for that or else we would have starved for the price paid. OVER PRICED NASTY FOOD is pretty much how it was summed up.
  20. RL

    RhoneL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance-lobster roll was a huge amount of lobster. Cheese dip with salsa and Chips was delicious appetizer. Wine selection excellent.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  21. KD

    KimD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We are repeat customers to The Boathouse when we come to the Orlando area. We made our reservation months before our visit. It was really disappointing when we arrived, checked in, and then nobody seated us. We had to reapproach the person checking in and we were told they sent us a text message, but nothing came through and they said their wifi wasn’t working well, but they knew we were standing right there. If I hadn’t approached them, we wouldn’t have gotten our table. Other than that, it was a great experience! Food was amazing and the server was fantastic.
  22. RT

    RichelleT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WDW fav!! Must try

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  23. JT

    JuerretteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, friends and service was wonderful. Our group of 11 was able to be seated together promptly and everyone loved this place! ❤️ Our server was super sweet and helpful.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! Thank you!

    The BoathouseResponded 6 days agoThank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed! See you soon!

  25. k

    keithd

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere

    The BoathouseResponded 5 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  26. FW

    FrankW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been to the Boathouse three times and have enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We have taken two other couples to dine there and they enjoyed both the food and ambiance.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was prompt and professional. Food as always was excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every bit of it!

    The BoathouseResponded 5 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  29. KG

    KentuckyGirl

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived at 12:30 for a 1:00pm reservation and were quickly seated by the window, overlooking the lake. Kim was our server—knowledgeable, personable, and attentive. We split a wedge salad and each had delicious lunch entrees. Since the restaurant wasn’t busy, noise was minimal. We’ve been here quite a few times and will definitely be back again!

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food, excellent service and pleasant outdoor seating. Always on point.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  31. RS

    RobinS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The noise was very loud last night

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  32. DB

    DisneyBuff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. A trip to the Boathouse is ALWAYS recommended. Make your reservations early as this is a very popular spot

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  33. MG

    MichaelG

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and view of the lake.

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  34. RW

    ReneeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivan was wonderful! He had excellent recommendations on what to eat and he was just down right friendly. We didn’t feel rushed out of the restaurant he actually stayed and talked and made it a pleasant experience. I can’t wait to come back

    The BoathouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for the positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  35. RC

    RitaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was outstanding and the waitstaff was great as well. The manager came over to greet us and that was a nice extra

    The BoathouseResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you Rita for your positive feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at the restaurant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Delicious seafood with great service. The oysters were fresh with a very good briny taste. Well seasoned and cooked shrimp with the right amount of horseradish in the cocktail sauce. The star is always the tuna. It’s not to be missed. Always a great meal

    The BoathouseResponded on September 12, 2022We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you back again soon!!

  37. KS

    KateS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, food was good, it was a bit loud and chaotic though to eat.
  38. FM

    FrancineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and derby was great-we will definitely go back.

    The BoathouseResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much Francine for your positive feedback! We hope to see you back again soon!

  39. AS

    AlyssaS

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much Alyssa for your positive feedback! We hope to see you back again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Service and Staff. Thank you Jeff!

    The BoathouseResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed our service! See you again soon!

FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.8 stars by 10925 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 126 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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