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Boathouse Dining Review

Boathouse Dining Review

The Boathouse is nestled along the waterfront of Disney Springs. This signature restaurant specializing in serving up seafood as the name would suggest. They also have several great steak options for the land lovers out there. You can dine outside on the dock alongside a collection of vintage boats or inside, with over 600 seats you can’t go wrong.

Quick Boathouse Breakdown

  • Service: Table-Service – Signature Dining
  • Type of Food: Steaks, Seafood, Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy Options
  • Price: $$$$
  • Location: The Landing, Disney Springs
  • Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 2 Credits
  • Tables In Wonderland: No
  • Features: Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
  • Good For: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
  • Menu: Official Disney Lunch MenuOfficial Disney Dinner Menu

A Look Around the Boathouse

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As soon as you walk into the Boathouse you are greeted with the showcase of the Oyster Bar. This is a look at the fresh seafood picks from the raw section on the menu here.

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The outdoor seating area and bar here is amazing too. Don’t discount eating outside here. There are tons of antique boats on display to tour.

Boathouse Dishes

Butter Rolls

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When dining here for dinner your meals comes with a starter of butter rolls. They are so delicious but make sure you don’t fill up on these, the main courses are worth saving the room for. 

Lobster & Steak

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Here is a look at the ultimate entree here at the Boathouse, steak, and lobster. If you choose to dine here while on the Disney Dining Plan this is the dish you want to order to make up for the two credits it will eat up. 

Lobster Roll

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The lobster roll is my favorite thing to order off the menu at Boathouse. Since I am originally from New England this dish just reminds me of home, the lobster is fresh and mixed with just the right amount of mayonnaise. The fries paired with the dish are a shoestring style and the perfect pairing with seafood. 

Because this is my go to dish and I get it pretty much every trip to Boathouse. I had to include a second picture for you to savor.

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Coconut Shrimp

Coconut-fried Wild Pacific White Shrimp
Coconut-fried Wild Pacific White Shrimp served with Orange-Chili Sauce and Fresh Cut Fries

Seafood is the way to go when dining at the boathouse. These shrimp were so perfectly cooked and the sweet flavoring of the coconut breading was a win. 

Shrimp & Andouille Mac’n Cheese

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Despite chowing down on way too many rolls at the start of this meal this mac and cheese didn’t last long once it made it to the table. The mac and cheese is loaded with Bay Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, and Pipette Pasta in Spicy Cheddar Beer Sauce. For an extra $10 you can also add in Maine Lobster Meat which another at the table got and swore it was worth every penny.

Classic Cheese Burger

BOATHOUSE Barbecue Bacon Burger
BOATHOUSE Barbecue Bacon Burger.

This burger is an absolute hit with family and friends that we have brought to the Boathouse. The burger is served with Creamy Coleslaw, Smokey BBQ Sauce, Pimento Cheese, House BBQ Spice Rub. This is a great option that won’t break the bank, especially if fish isn’t your thing. 

“Yacht Club” Club

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Roasted Turkey Breast, Cucumber, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Chipotle Honey Mayo, Swiss Cheese, Multigrain Bread. This sandwich was a great lunch pick and absolutely packed with meat and toppings. It was a thumbs up and a healthier option we actually enjoyed.

Grilled Wild Pacific Shrimp & Grits

Grilled Wild Pacific Shrimp & Grits
Grilled Wild Pacific Shrimp & Grits.

This dish is served with White Cheddar Cheese Grits, Grilled Andouille Sausage, Creole Gravy. This dish was a total win and beat out grits at other places on Disney property, like Homecomin‘. 

NY Steak and Fries

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This is the NY Steak and fries, the dish comes covered in Maitre d’ Butter, Pearl Onions, Roasted Garlic. My husband said it was good, not outstanding. We recommend upgrading to a more expensive cut of steak here. 

Raw Bar Oysters and Shrimp

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Baked Alaska

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Be sure to bring a few friends along so you can enjoy their signature dessert, Baked Alaska. The menu suggests it serves four, but after trying to conquer this mountain of a dessert with six people and failing I think it serves a few more. The center of the dessert holds rocky road ice cream covered in marshmallow and Hershey chocolate bars! Just to give you an idea of how large this thing is, it comes out with a steak knife to serve it out.

Key Lime Pie

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This is a look at the Key Lime Pie in a jar. In Florida you can never go wrong with picking a key lime dessert! This dessert is topped with vanilla bean chantilly cream and fresh raspberries.

Brownie Sundae

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This isn’t just a normal brownie sundae, it’s served with Cherry Compote, Vanilla Ice Cream, Pecan Pralines.

Recommendation

The atmosphere here is unbelievable! We recommend getting a seat as close to the water as you can. Our go-to spot is grabbing a table behind the main bar when you walk in, but let’s keep that between us because you get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the water in addition to the live performances, all while getting the Orlando add-on relief of air conditioning. If you want to make this a date night you can also arrange a ride around Disney Springs in an Amphicar.

There are a lot of standout dishes at this dining location. First off you just can’t go wrong with any of their seafood. They have a raw bar featuring at least three different types of Oysters. My go-to favorite is the lobster roll. It’s overflowing with lobster and is always a home run. If you are looking to save some money but still enjoy the amazing atmosphere their burgers are one of the cheaper menu items and are delicious.

With Paddlefish right around the corner in direct competition with the Boathouse, we still pick Boathouse every time. Boathouse offers a far better value and meal. 

This restaurant has great versatility since they have a variety of mid-range priced items all the way up to top tier pricing. The downside to all of this is they are a two credit Disney Dining Plan, making this a skip if you are on the Dining Plan. 

Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.

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