The Boathouse

4.7
7875 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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vipBrianCarrNaples
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is always good here. A little over priced. Service was excellent and timely. Enjoyed eating outside.

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dinnerguest
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always wonderful. The views from the deck are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks

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JordanJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Jonathan was fantastic as our waiter!

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vipRickC
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First night at Disney World. We were seated for 20 minutes before we met a waiter and ordered. However once we did order service improved. Such a great setting it’s hard to go wrong eating next to the water on a November evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to seat us before our actual reservation time which was very helpful. The staff was super friendly and the food was amazing. I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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Dave
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our best meals on vacation. All delicious. We we outside so noise was lower than inside. Good service reasonably quick.

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michael
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere. fabulous service. sat outside. food was great. ribey and hamburger amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Requested outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. First visit to Disney Springs. Found restaurant on Open Table and made reservation. Took us right in to our requested outside seating. Drinks, food and service was exceptional! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the nautical decor. Atmosphere & service was outstanding. Hubby ordered filet for his meal & it came cooked to melt in your mouth perfection. I ordered a cup of the lobster bisque & would’ve licked the bowl had I not been out in public. I also had the lobster roll with truffle fries. Roll was good but the fries, OH MY! Sooo delicious! We are already planning a return visit.

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NealQ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and service is superb, although a bit pricey. Parking at Disney Springs, even with all the improvements, just sucks and unfortunately, the restaurant is a good walk from the parking garage. We ended up going to the wrong parking garage afterwards and security forced us to go back into Disney Springs again, instead of just allowing us to walk across the open parking lot, to get to the right garage. Ended up walking over a mile to get back to our car.

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ShaunikF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! I'm planning a trip back in December

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FranC
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience from the friendly experienced to the great food and service

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RobertoG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Crab cake was fantastic and the sauce that came with it was very tasty. Coleslaw was as good as I’ve had outside of home made. Bread was good and the butter was extra good for butter and maybe was sweetened with honey (not sure).

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Would love to see more sauces added for the steak options. Maybe a cognac peppercorn sauce.

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MelodyG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our visit. We will be back.

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Gustavo
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Seafood and outstanding service, in a beautiful Italian Marina setting.

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CarlS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Crab cake, coconut shrimp, and filet mignon sliders are delicious. Our server, Daniel, was very personable.

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VitoP
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have an allergy to garlic and my server was so helpful with my order. She brought an allergy person to our table to consult with me! Never have I had such service! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal without fear of a reaction. Thank you!

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PRiv
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The food was good and the servers were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will definitely be back!

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SusanC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lemon drop martini was oh so good especially with the piece of candy in it. My husband had the red sangria, including a piece of paper in it. Another one was brought to him when he mentioned it to our waitress, at no cost which was not necessary.
Lobster bisque was just ok. Would’ve liked a few chunks of lobster in it, but they serve it puréed. Coconut shrimp was so good! I had the lobster roll and OMG there had to be a whole lobster in it. The roll was toasted too much so it was dry even with the extras added to it. Husband had the filet sliders. First one came out was terrible! Well done, dried out, shrunk to an unbelievable thin piece of meat. He was brought out another one after it was brought to the waitress’s attention. The manager, Scott Schaffer came to the table so apologetic and offered a free side if he wanted it. That also wasn’t necessary the replacement of food was good enough. Well he talked my husband into some fries. I’m wondering if the same person cooked both meals and was distracted since they were overdone. I forgot to mention the salad was also good with it having the dressing on it already. It wasn’t soggy at all. And the rolls were also nice and warm. Just be careful picking them up by the top because it has a sticky sweet delicious coating on top.
Other then my husband having issues with his food. Service was A+, food was the best we have had in all our Disney dinners and we WILL be back again when in Disney.
The company that owns this restaurant has the best employees there. Everyone is so polite and friendly. After a crappy day at MK it made the rest of our evening so much better. Don’t get me wrong, MK is great but without fast pass the lines are too long to wait, even wanting coffee it was too long.
Everyone really should experience The Boathouse at least once because I know you will NOT be disappointed!

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AugustH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside is preferable if you can for the ambiance. And if you like raw oysters, the Lucky Dux are a must. Service was excellent! Can’t wait to go again.

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JenniferZ
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Orlando and Boathouse a year ago and really loved it. Visiting Orlando this year and definitely wanted a return visit. Enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We had crabcakes and lobster, both excellent. Great server too. A great place to eat!

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JillB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to The Boathouse is a quality dining experience. The food is always delicious, no matter what we order, and the service is outstanding.

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DickW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Boathouse several times. Each and every visit has been exceptional - plenty of choices, reasonably priced and served as ordered. My wife has several food allergies that require special attention. The Boathouse has a special person who personally discusses the menu and provides options. The food is delivered separately from the other orders. We had great seats on the rail overlooking the small lake and sunset. Service was exceptional Tyl from Australia stopped often - just enough to keep an eye on our progress and see if we required anything. Everyone wore masks and the tables inside and out were spread out at a proper social distance. One additional thought - Disney Springs requires masks throughout the property, limits numbers in stores and restaurants and yes, enforces the rules. The have initial temperature and security screening at all entrances and plenty of security to walk the property and require appropriate behavior -- or they will escort you off site. Enjoy and make a reservation via Open Tale to eliminate the wait.

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vipbbn11
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at The Boathouse. Daniel was our server and we sat out on the main outside porch. He really made for lunch special. Super friendly, he just made us feel very warm and welcomed.
My husband and I shared the Firecracker Shrimp, Filet sliders and Lobster Roll. They were all delicious. We be back in a couple of days for another delicious lunch!👍🏻😎

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Delicious and fresh seafood and very nice view from the patio overlooking the lake. Servers and managers went above and beyond to make us comfortable during our meal with a toddler.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our first trip to the boathouse was three years ago, and it was a fantastic experience. This time around, after making a reservation, it took a half hour to receive our appetizers, and another half hour after to receive our entrees. This mainly could be due to the fact that our waitress stopped by our table to hand us some bread, give us some water, ask us if we were ready to order, and after we asked for a minute longer to look, she disappeared for what felt like a good 20 minutes. This was quite obnoxious as we’re here on vacation, and having an 8:45pm dinner reservation we were looking to get out at a decent time to enjoy downtown Disney before they close at 11pm, but by the time we left it was 10:30pm. I didn’t enjoy my food, ate half of my entree and even after telling my waitress that, she just seemed more than happy to get us out of the seat as opposed to asking us about our experience. Overall, the view is gorgeous, the atmosphere is nice, but the wait staff just wasn’t as good as it was last time and if this is what the boathouse has come to within the last few years, then this will be my last visit

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PhilB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good environment, good food and good service, but not worth the money. Very busy. The oysters at the bar were good, but the price was ridiculous. $44 for a dozen?? Really??

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Momof3
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and live entertainment were all fabulous. We ate outside by the water on a beautiful evening.

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vipmelaniem
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, as was the food! We sat outside on the patio which added to the fantastic atmosphere! We’ll go back for another great meal when we visit Disney Springs

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vipmarco
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ..was seated promptly and even though they were very crowded our server was very attentive.
Great food as always
Recomended to all.

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ChelseaA
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick seating and beautiful ambiance. We sat outside and all the lights on the dock were gorgeous and food was excellent as always

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tkolde00
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner with house beer. Wait staff was as great as the food!

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and phenomenal service! The Boathouse is our go-to restaurant for celebrating.

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