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The Boathouse, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Boathouse

4.7
4.7
14392 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 156 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Celebrate Mother's Day at The Boathouse Orlando!

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day with The Boathouse Orlando! We will be open on Sunday May 12th, starting at 11am serving our dinner menu, and Chef's Specials all day.
    Celebrate Mother's Day at The Boathouse Orlando! Photo
  • Celebrate Mother's Day at The Boathouse Orlando!

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day with The Boathouse Orlando! We will be open on Sunday May 12th, starting at 11am serving our dinner menu, and Chef's Specials all day.
    Celebrate Mother's Day at The Boathouse Orlando! Photo

What 14,392 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

14,392 Reviews
  1. JasonL

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyl was an outstanding server. Very knowledgeable and took lots of time explaining various dishes in the menu. Our only complaint was the duo dips. The salsa change is absolutely gross!! Fortunately, Tyl took care of us and got us a second pimento instead. Overall, great experience and food. Please do us all a favor and go back to the old salsa!!

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  2. RobinG

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Normally, this is our go-to restaurant in Disney. We didn’t get seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time. Salads were served on hot plates so the lettuce was warm. Drinks were definitely not their usual quality. Table service was good.

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  3. BandB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night. Two had the steaks while very expensive (Gibson steak) they melted in your mouth. Service was outstanding KUDOS to Chris the waiter, he was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and shared with us about the items on the menu. Thanks for a great evening.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always top and the service is always unmatched. Unfortunately they placed us outside when we asked for inside, which was corrected quickly. They also got my friend’s order wrong but also quickly remedied the situation. Overall, always a favorite and will continue to come back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks, bread, and Firecracker shrimp were amazing, and the kids really enjoyed their meals in the amphicar shaped boxes. Amazing service, and we had requested a table by the water in the shade, it was definitely the way to go. Mahi tacos weren’t as spicy or flavorful as we had expected, but were just not our preference, we prefer the Mahi sandwich and Mac & cheese. Will definitely book here again on our next stay!

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  6. DebbiS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent!! Food excellent…it could have been ready sooner however. We’ve eaten here many times and usually the food is ready in a timely manner….not the case this time.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was discouraging. We came about an hour before their last reservation time. The service was very bad. None of the basics were covered. We often were waiting around or looking for our server bc he rarely checked back. The food was mediocre and didn’t come out hot. Very disappointing.

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  8. LindaW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at 4:35 for our 4:30 reservation. At 5 pm we were told that our table was being cleaned up so a few more minutes. They would text my phone to let us know. At 5:15 they called out our name (good thing we were by the desk) as they said their texts weren’t going through. So we were brought to an almost empty dining room of 20 tables so how was our table being cleaned up? After that waiter and food was great.
    The BoathouseResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 4:00 pm reservation. At 4:30 pm a manager greeted us at the bar, asked if we were enjoying our drinks. We told him that we may have been forgotten. He had us seated immediately. Our Waitress was a very busy person and we felt neglected most of the time. The restaurant was more than moderately busy and tables were turning regularly around us. The Salmon was delivered dry., the substitute sweet potato was excellent The oyster and calamari were good. Buy the wedge salad had in inferior piece of lettuce. The grilled shrimp were cooked correctly. The shared desert was the bread pudding. It was hot and delicious. The ice cream was a great pair. We tipped 20% on the bill, although we were not totally satisfied either the experiance. Unfortunately these vacation venues managed to leave a lot to be desired at times. A friend recommended this restaurant. I realized when we sat at the bar waiting for our reservation that I had been here probably 5 years ago. I also now remember a similar experience. The same manager dropped by our table to thank us for joining them. There was no comp or desert offered for loosing our guaranteed reservation. Of course it wasn’t a major hardship. We enjoyed our drinks and had a desert on our own . Our overall experience was a 3-4.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Service friendly and efficient. Table was nice. However the level of noise was just too loud for an enjoyable meal. The crowd noise just bounced off the walls like we were was at a concert. Due to this we skipped appetisers and dessert. Our server did apologise for the level of noise and said that it was due to a few areas of the restaurant being roped off for private functions. It was a shame really as it was a birthday meal that was rushed in order to just leave to get some respite from the noise. I’m not sure I’d go back if I’m honest as the noise was just too much. They need something that can absorb the noise and cushion it in circumstances like this.

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FAQs

The Boathouse is rated 4.7 stars by 14392 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 156 times today
Experiences are available.
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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