The Boathouse

4.6
3684 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(407) 939-2628
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert B. Getchell II
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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Dallas
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice in Disney Springs. The food is wonderfully prepared and so fresh! Service is stellar. Always on our list. Price is high but very much in line with other excellent choices here.

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o
St. Louis
100 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my most favorite restaurants delightful atmosphere great service good food

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JJ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday and it was a fantastic night! Dinner was amazing. We got a steak and the crab stuffed lobster. We got the beef carpaccio and cream steamers fit appetizers. Every single item was delicious! Our servers were so accommodating! I would return in a heartbeat and can not wait until my next visit.

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MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Payton great service !!! Tops in my book!!! Patient, caring, knowledgeable, on her game!!!
Great yummy food... yum!!! Great scenery... on the water!!!
Must go!!!

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F
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual. Try to stop every time we are in Orlando.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great especially because we we where sitting outside

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal very busy restaurant was packed food and service exceptional even with the busyness Never felt rushed.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tables are somewhat close together, it was also a bit noisy but that was expected as it's a family-oriented place

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DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great bday dinner. Haley was a friendly Server. She accommodated requests. We asked for fried pickles as an app, she checked with the Chef and they were great!
Porterhouse for two is a great menu item and delicious !
Great birthday!!

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MP
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic food, superb atmosphere and very reasonably priced, next time we are in Orlando we’ll be back

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good was ok but the service and location were great!!!

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YL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best stake ever and oyster was amazing, has no smell or rocks inside eveything was perfect dinner for our family.

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Outdoor dining is the perfect setting!

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e
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food was disappointing. We ordered the lobster for two. The seafood was over cooked plus the corn and potatoes were horrible. We expected much more for the price

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C
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and atmosphere is fabulous. it gives you that ocean kind of feeling and the seafood is fantastic. the burger is out off this world.

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S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food took ages. New arrivals getting their food while we were still waiting (> 1hr 15). Hungry kids. Cold food when it did arrive. Sure we were just unlucky but not a good night out.

They did however address the issue properly after a complaint.

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RG
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing , great food

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LF
Key West
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was incredible server!!!! He had it all- personality, excitement, knowledge about menu, helpfulness and just super awesome. I wish there were more people out there like David!!! Superstar

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, wonderful food. Unbeatable local seafood and Gibson's steak, makes choosing an entree tough!

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EM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent service amazing staff the food was incredible exceeded my expectations loved the waterfront however very very noisy lots of screaming kids a typical Disney environment the tables felt like they were all stuff together so I would not recommend this place for a date but I get together with friends and drinks yes but too many tables all crammed into one space so you can’t really get a quiet moment

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FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Excellent cocktails. But in multiple visits the food has never impressed. This time the issues were: cold fries with the shrimp bucket, lobster pasta with very little pasta, and ridiculously priced oysters - they were very small and $27 for a half-dozen. Go for drinks, but eat somewhere else.

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K
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I expected better food and service but it was still fun. Very noisy and tons of kids.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I have ever had. Will go again when in town.

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FS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On an INCREDIBLY busy evening in Disney Springs, our server (Nic) and the rest of the Boathouse crew were attentive, fast and pleasant while putting out really quality food - much better than I expected (on all counts) from a restaurant located in what's basically a giant tourist trap. We will return to The Boathouse on future trips to Orlando.

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J
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The combination of views and live music make the Boathouse one of our favorites for a special occasion. Unfortunately, the food quality has fallen-off in the last 2 visits. We ordered scallops that were overcooked and never should've made it out of the kitchen. Swordfish was warm at best and also overcooked. When you spend over $30/dish the quality of food should be far better than it was.

The live music and ambiance are always fantastic...when the food is good it's tough to beat.

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FD
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service Food always cooked to PERFECTION BUT MOST OF ALL EXCELLENT SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT ROB CHECKED BACK TO OUR TABLE MANY TIMES TO SEE IF ALL WAD GOOD

WE HAVE BEEN COMING HERE SINCE IT OPENED HAVE NEVER Had A Bad EXPERIENCE 👍

We have watched a server Anthony Brown work his way all the way to Management 👍👍

Way to go Boathouse 🥇🥇🥇🥇

Mr and Mrs Gerard Decanio

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OT
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually the food is excellent
This time our fish was raw and the side dishes cold
Our waitress ignored us once we complained and management did little to resolve our food issues
I WAS VERY SURPRISED!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was really amazing, the Ahi Tuna was a standout. Our server was excellent, the best we've had one a long time!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fries too salty

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DE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere both were amazing- we enjoyed everything immensely

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three generations on vacation from Scotland. Oysters, salmon and swordfish were outstanding. 14 year old said it was maybe the best dining experience he’s ever had. Rest of our party wouldn’t disagree. Staff knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Go if you can.

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MS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. Service is always amazing. Love their rolls. The crab and avocado app is a must. My go to are the filet sliders.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The loabster for two was not as espected and kind of dry.

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RU
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was over the top...
Best Filet I’ve ever had.

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MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty place. Food was well prepared but ridiculously small portions especially for the price. Fill up on the bread first.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I were in Orlando for business and it was my Birthday so we asked around when we were in Disney Springs (which also is amazing) and the Boathouse was highly recommended! We loved it from the time we walked in to the time we left. Our waitress Heather was outstanding!! So accommodating,sweet, definitely the perfect waitress you want to have when you’re out to dinner! Of course that doesn’t happen unfortunately often. But at the Boathouse it definitely did. It has amazing starters and my Gibson’s burger was to die for. Had to have it since we frequent Gibson’s when we are in Chicago. My husband had the swordfish with jambalaya YUM!
The have vintage cars that are boats fun for kids!
If you go ask for Heather to serve you!

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t
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately my husband ordered Salmon and both attempts were undercooked (less than medium). Waiter was OK @ best, however manager was gracious and comped unedible dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff, food was delicious but quantity of food was a little short

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M
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Seafood great atmosphere staff was wonderful

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