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The Boathouse, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Boathouse

4.7
4.7
14007 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

8:30 PM


Booked 253 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 14,007 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

14,007 Reviews
  1. NIDIAM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is amazing, my table was located on the deck with an awesome view of the lake. The waitress was so kind and nice. Food was ok. I recommend 100% this restaurant 😊
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  2. AmyL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants at Disney Springs. Food is always excellent and service is outstanding.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  3. adriand

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was outstanding and they were able to recreate my late father's favorite dish. IMPRESSIVE!
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was good; when we informed of my allergies a manager came out to confirm. They made note and said what I was ordering was fine. Then it arrived with an ingredient that I’m allergic to. My son ate the salad since I couldn’t, they tried bringing another but I was quite disappointed. I started eating the salad and luckily saw before putting the bite in my mouth. Very scary and dangerous for that to happen. The $9 salad was comped, but I was still left disappointed that this happened.

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  5. Mike

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were having a rough day and the Boathouse experience didn't help. Nothing went right and service was not up to expectations. Food quality was good so perhaps in another time it would have been better.

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  6. reds

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great!!! Chelsea great waitress. Chicken dish with baked potato not great. Dried out and felt like it had been sitting there. Didn’t complain. Oysters great! Lobster bisque not great. Chopped salads great and poke bowl great. All kids meals good. Drinks good. Expensive but like the boathouse. Probably should have sent chicken back but don’t like to be complainer.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood at the Boathouse. One of the only places to get fresh Stone crab.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch on the covered patio(it was raining). My sister has a severe gluten allergy and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate her, and never made her feel it was an inconvenience. The Crab Benedict and Shrimp and Grits were delicious!
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very easy to book The Boathouse on open table the night before we wanted to dine for brunch. Our server was amazing. The bread is so delicious with a sweet cinnamon & sugar glaze dripped over it. We had the crab cakes Benedict. I wasn’t sure about crab for brunch but it was yummy & savory. We aldo got the BISCOFF COOKIE WAFFLE, highly recommend! Perfect sweet breakfast flavor. And lastly we got the CHORIZO BREAKFAST TACOS. Perfect savory breakfast dish. Highly recommend dining here when in Disney Springs.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  10. DavidS

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    One of our favorite spots provided an extremely disappointing night. After waiting more than 30 minutes past our reservation time we were finally seated. The server was obviously more concerned with paying attention to the two large tables in his area rather than bother with our two top. Steaks were delivered and he asked how everything was before we even had a chance to pick up a knife. That was the last we saw of him until we finished our overcooked steaks. Never received the tools we had requested, never received a refill on our beverages. I will definitely think twice before going out of my way to get reservations here again

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  11. 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
    Our server Julie was awesome!! She was so helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious as well and the portions were definitely huge.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Restaurant at Disney Springs. There are multiple options for gluten sensitivity my wife has celiac Disease and they kept everything separated.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joel was a superior server and the tuna steak was the best I’ve ever had in my life. It melts in your mouth. I’d give you 10 stars if that was an option.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  14. TerriP

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. The service was ridiculously slow for all the people we saw standing around. It took 15min to get coffee. Food is great, service needs to be more efficient!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Server was great. Love the Gibson’s experience.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  16. JayTodd

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a great seafood meal at a wonderful setting this is a great spot.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere, but food was only fair. For the price paid, little popcorn shrimp should not be on the menu. I had the andouille sausage and shrimp pasta and was not impressed by the taste and quality of the dish. The server was excellent though!

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  18. floatingdoc

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience. Excellent food. Great dining experience.
    The BoathouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  19. David

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit would definitely go back! Service was outstanding. Reservations a must, quite busy. Raw oyster bar was top notch. Grouper and tuna entrees were great. Portion size very good. Cocktails were excellent. Our server Jonathan was excellent, suggestions and descriptions very informative and timing of service was excellent. Will go back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service! Grandson loved the Mahi sandwich. Wife loved the filet sliders. My red grouper was delectable!
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  21. Newark1011

    Fort Lauderdale

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our “go to” restaurant every time we’re in Disney Springs (12-14 times a year). This was the 1st time we were disappointed in the food $65 for a very small lobster tail with nothing else, no sides etc had to ask for butter The coconut shrimp has changed, the 2 salads were old/wilted lettuce. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was the highlight of our meals. Get back to the way you were, please!

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  22. Kyle

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time! Thank you! We will 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience with our server Kim. The food was good too
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  24. MargieJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Mac & Cheese was excellent. I was impressed with how the chef personally came to my table to discuss directly with me and, to verify for himself, that I had chosen the appropriate meal to avoid possible allergen contamination. From our table of six - three guests ordered the mac and cheese and three ordered the salmon. We all raved about our meals. Dined outside and air remained comfortable with outside heaters after sun went down.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here at least once on our trips to Orlando. Always fantastic!
    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 Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Order the Salmon on the cedar plank, excellent. The sweet potato on the side with the sweet cinnamony topping is great and very large. The Beefeater Martini was good, generous size. Service was great, relaxing, no rush. Sit outside with a water view, watch the Amphicar boats. Enjoy.
    The BoathouseResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  28. KKS17

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed out time at The Boathouse and food was good. Really liked the rolls :) and the service was upbeat and quick.
    The BoathouseResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  29. BobB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They do such a great job with the amount of people they serve. Great food and management and they had a table waiting for us outside in a quiet location just as I had requested a few days earlier when I made the reservation. That is great service that shows they care about their customers.
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  30. KevinS

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Buff was terrific and the food was great. A shout out to the bar for a tasty Old Fashioned. We were very happy with our dinner experience!
    The BoathouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  31. PVFoody

    Kansas City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure! We love the food and service.
    The BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  32. Sassy18

    Fargo

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a very busy place, so even with reservations, we did stand and wait for awhile. But the food was delicious - so it was worth the wait. The dinner rolls are a fun treat and were soft, warm, and yummy. The tables are a little close together, so it’s a bit hard to move around.
    The BoathouseResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  33. AndyZ

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Noisy and crowded but to be expected. Also seated by the door on a chilly evening so that did not help ambiance. But we have been here before and come back, so there’s that!
    The BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  34. KemF

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It wasl enjoyable this time around. No complaints
    The BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  35. LindaK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and food was great! Music was a little loud, which wasn’t really noticeable until there were empty tables around and we were seated in the bar area by the front door. Definitely a favorite place also for the view.
    The BoathouseResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  36. LovesGoodFood

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had yet another wonderful experience at the Boathouse! Our server, Ian, was prompt, friendly, and helpful with the menu. He kept an eye on our every need. The food was exceptional and there was plenty of it - can you say doggie bag? The Manager, Lena Gordon, stopped by and checked in on things, she made us feel like special guests! Needless to say, we’ll be back!
    The BoathouseResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  37. erics

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and gave the waiter and Sean the manager  made us feel right at home.
    The BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak overcooked Service was great Oysters amazing
    The BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had someone in our party with a food allergy. A special person took their food order. All food items included a toothpick stating allergy. I appreciated their detail and highly recommend this restaurant.
    The BoathouseResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

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  40. lilianal

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was best part of dinner. Our waiter was awesome!!
    The BoathouseResponded on February 13, 2024
    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 14007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 253 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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