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The Boathouse, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Boathouse

4.7
4.7
14096 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 215 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 14,096 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

14,096 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The room where we were seated was extremely loud. We sat right outside the two slinging galley doors.

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  2. MichaelD

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a unforgettable experience. The cocktails were amazing the service was great especially our waiter Kim . The food (lobster roll) was so good We asked for a seating in the speed boat and we were so happy they were able to make that happen . We came all the way from Belgium and it was worth it

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was outstanding, the food was just amazing!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Souper fête extra service repas délicieux Ambiance avec le Serveur TG était extraordinaire Vaut le détour

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great place on the water inside Disney Springs. Food was really high quality and service was excellent! Great place for lunch or dinner.

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  6. kathy121688

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous. Fresh and well made. Service was great. Fast and friendly server. We sat at a table outside next to the water on this beautiful day n’a perfect lunch date.

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  7. StaciW

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere and really good food! I enjoyed the experience.

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  8. SueE

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine and good service. Loved having table by the lake

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fed five people on what felt like an outdoor side table. I’ve had better food there before but our server was not good. 10+ minutes to get a beer, everything took forever. We were not impressed and sad too bc we’ve been here before and loved it. Food was just ok. Not a lot of options

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Expected a bit more from the meal but it was still very good. Service and location are excellent! Will return!
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit. We had reserved for quite some time - months - as we travel 21 hours to Disney. We were seated close to an hour late. Fine. But we were also celebrating 3 birthdays that were never acknowledged. Then my husband’s order was burnt to a crisp. They took it back. An hour later - After things did not come out together as requested. I gave my husband half my dinner as everyone in our party of 7 (4 kids) were tired and finished. Bummer.

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  12. SallyD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly server. Very attentive and helpful.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  13. RhondaB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very accommodating with our disney springs reservation for 12 on open table (could not get reservation through disney app). Delicious, warm sweet bread was delivered immediately to the table, and service was outstanding, attentive and fast. Kids meals served in little cardboard cars which were adorable. Had fried clams appetizer, yellow fin tuna, crabcake, seafood boils, mac and cheese and hamburgers and all were plentiful and very good (crabcake was huge). The restaurant was very busy but helped us celebrate a special occasion with a celebratory cupcake and assistance with our own (outside provided) Cupcakes. We started at 520pm and by the time we left the restaurant was very crowded but the experience was great and the view was nice. Highly recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was so good we came back a few days later! Madison was an absolute joy and made our last meal very memorable. Our favorite choices were the beef carpaccio, wedge salad, filet mignon sliders, and mahi tacos!
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boathouse never disappoints. Freshest oysters and seafood along with superior service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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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  17. cate

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 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 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  19. AshleyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  22. Jtf21

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great our server was friendly and I would recommend the Boathouse

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  23. JoeP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  25. ThomasE

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  26. AngelaD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

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  29. Followthepinkcar

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 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 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  30. AndresA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  31. BirthdayFamilyY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  33. KateR

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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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  34. Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars for service is not a high enough rating! After a rough start, we had a reservation at 8 and took an hour to be seated, the manager Brandi and our server Ricky turned it right around ensuring we had an amazing night out. I have never received the outstanding level of service these two provided to us and you can tell they take pride in and love their job. I truly cannot thank you enough for making my boyfriend’s birthday a special one! Above and beyond what I could have asked for! Can’t wait to come back!!! You two are exceptional people and it was so appreciated.

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  36. KayleeM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 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 5 days ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was average and service was pretty good. Overall for the price not worth it

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  39. KellyM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 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 3 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 14096 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 215 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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