The Boathouse

4.8
8833 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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JulieM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous coconut shrimp and grouper.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance at the boathouse!!!Nothing about it feels like you are at Disney. We were there during the captains brunch and it was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried their new brunch and it is excellent!

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NicholasW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot to go to any time I am in Orlando. The food and atmosphere are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Our server times food terrible. Got all apps same time as entree

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server Milton was even better. Went to the Boathouse 2 days in a row.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience !!! Lost for words on how great food and service was !!! Thank you we will be returning !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Disney vacation

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service, and awesome outdoor atmosphere.

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Crockett
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good with one exception, the food was very salty. My generously sized NY Strip (18oz) was excellent except for the excessive salt and seasoning. Probably won’t return anytime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. A must every time we visit Disney.

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MattS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Understatement. Excellent food. Always a fan of Gibson’s and Hugo’s Frog House in Chicago. This place is a marriage of the two, food wise, with the added benefit of incredible decor and ambience. We had dinner one night and returned for lunch two days later. Simply, incredible. A must stop on your trip to Orlando.

The table rolls/buns are the most amazing thing you’ve ever eaten. The seared ahi tuna doesn’t jump off the page, but was spectacular!! Other items we enjoyed include: lobster roll, shrimp and andouille mac and cheese, crab cake (same amazing crab cake from Hugo’s). Just go there!

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PaulaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Super dueling pianos entertainment thanks to Rob and I think Orin! Thanks for the great seat!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, great menu, be back in a bit!

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vipArtPB
Orlando
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak and martini plus outstanding, professional service by Carmen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Boathouse! I was there Friday evening with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter to enjoy the great food and also see Piano Rob perform. I think Piano Rob is normally at Jellyrolls over on the Boardwalk, but post COVID allowed him to perform here. I highly recommend see Piano Rob Volpe. He is a true artist and one heck of a pianist and singer. It was such a nice evening, with great food. Did not disappoint...today, my son and I were browsing OpenTable for a brunch place for our last hurrah before leaving Orlando, and the Boathouse came up with 2 times available. Of course that was a no-brainer, and what a treat! Cinnamon butter on the already delicious rolls. We got an outside seat, and it was such a nice morning to enjoy a breeze and eat on the side of what I think is Lake Buena Vista. Watching the Amphicars drive into the lake is just that much more fun. Our server was spot on her job. I normally tip about 20% as rule, but today I doubled that. What a pleasure. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super helpful and knowledgeable! Those rolls are to DIE FOR! Food is also delicious. Couldn’t recommend this place more. Will be back next time I’m in the springs.

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Tracy
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful table outside overlooking the water. Food and service were great!! Definitely going back on our next trip here!!

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HarmonyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful views and an overall amazing dining experience, especially while on vacation!!

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Carmngary
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good Food and view of Lake. Hostess and Service excellent. It is a Large Disney Shopping area (very nice)and in the back ergo a long walk from garage for elderly or disabled so plan accordingly. We will go back when not spring break! RECOMMENDED, FOOD AND STAFF👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipCrazyTravel
Orlando
112 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak & fries

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honeymooning!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The entrees were really awful. I ordered the red grouper and it was literally like eating a piece of rubber, the flavors were not great even if the fish would have been better. My daughter had the mahi mahi tacos, there were 3 tacos and she ate a half of one and said she just couldn’t even eat anymore they were so bad. The place is nice and the server was nice...just the food was awful...literally could not eat it.

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Loribell
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time we go there for dinner it always good. Food was excellent. The wait staff was good but our server was non existent. We’d return again.

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RandyU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a table of about 10 right next to where you sat us they had about 6 children who were out of control and the adults didn’t seem to notice they were playing and got right next to our table the best thing that happened was they left before to long and we had an enjoyable evening I realize that children can’t sit for long periods of time and that it puts the restaurant in a difficult position I don’t have a solution but you should plan how to deal with that type of situation the staff must have notice they had to navigate around their rough housing, thanks for listening

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and cocktails. Very friendly staff.

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ChesterP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food. We requested outside seating and then the weather turned. The made accomodations for us to finish our meal inside. We will make reservations everytime we are in the area.

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Geno
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. We sat outside on the dock. Our waiter was fantastic, and our food was just as good. Can't wait to go back. Make a reservation, you won't regret it.

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PattyH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal. Had a couple friends in from NY and brought them here. They loved sitting outside and loved the food and drinks!

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Anne
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outside table by car boat launch was fun. Drinks good, crab and shrimp tasted fresh, baked potato and salad good too.

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vipGigi
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britta and Marcus were fantastic. Britta was our server and she was so friendly and pleasant. Service was excellent. Marcus chatted with us on the way out and he was very friendly. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

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SandyC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! We sat outside and the weather was great. Had a good view of the lake and the balloon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Great atmosphere

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vipPv0619
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipDisney
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The electricity went out in the kitchen 15 minutes before our reservation so they were not able to serve any hot food and had no estimate of if or when the kitchen would reopen. We scoured Disney Springs for alternatives but at that late hour we had no options without a 90 minute or more wait. Finally deciding to return to our hotel for dinner the Boathouse texted to advise that the kitchen reopened. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation. Food and service were good. I enjoyed our lunch experience from a different day better.

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Whit
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and overall experience was wonderful! I tried their duck drink, it was cute with the rubber duckie on top and it was worth the price. The food was decent, but a tad overpriced. The fish tacos were not as great as expected, but they were still good. The filet sliders were delicious, just the right amount of meat, and the fries were tasty too! Our server was super friendly and helpful, and the outdoor seating was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent waitress and lovely view. Recommend this place!

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PeterD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

14 April vist was exactly as expected. Excellent service and food. Asked for a table by window, no issues.

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The Boathouse is rated 4.8 stars by 8833 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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