Location

Walt Disney World Resort, Downtown Disney (Disney Springs), The Landing

Entree range

$12–$60 (child $10)

Summary

Quality is hit or miss; some items are superb (fish buckets); some should be avoided (tuna burger). Expensive, but the servings are big enough to share, and the food is fresh—even the fries are hand-cut. While seafood is the star, the steaks are top-notch as well.

Setting and Atmosphere

The first things you notice about The Boathouse, on the waterfront at Disney Springs, are the vintage Amphicars (amphibious autos produced in the 1960s) and the Italian water taxis floating next to the front door—a multimillion-dollar fleet of 19 rare boats from private collectors, museums, and boat shows around the world. The airy restaurant seats up to 600 (200 outdoors) in nautically themed dining rooms (two private). The three bars include one built over the water and attached to more than 300 feet of boardwalk and docks.

House Specialties

Seafood of every sort: a raw bar with three to five varieties of fresh oysters and wild-caught Baja shrimp; lobster; fish and shellfish, including Florida seasonal varieties; jumbo lump crab cake; Florida-farmed caviar; filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crab. Baked Alaska.

Specialty Cruises at The BOATHOUSE

Amphicar Tours

An Amphicar is a car that can drive on land and water. They were produced in the 1960s, and The BOATHOUSE has purchased several from private collections. Up to three people can climb in at the BOATHOUSE landing for a 25 minute tour of the lake for $125. Reservations are made on a walk-up basis at the BOATIQUE (the gift shop). $25 vouchers toward an Amphicar tour are available with food or merchandise purchases at The BOATHOUSE of $50 or more.

The Venezia

If you're looking for something more than the Amphicar, The BOATHOUSE also offers the Venezia, a 40-foot water taxi that can host your group of up to 16 for a champagne or wine-tasting cruise.

Venezia pricing:

Reservations (407-939-2628) are required for the Venezia, though walk-up discounts may be available if the boat isn't in use. The BOATHOUSE can work with you to create a custom experience with private dining on your Venezia cruise.

Other Recommendations

The "AmphiBar" in the front of the restaurant (open most days, after 4PM) is clever and fun. It's a good place to grab a drink either before your meal or as you pass by. The BOATHOUSE has the only oyster bar in Disney Springs, with a good selection of mollusks, shrimp, and crab.

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: No
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
DVC Member 10% All Dinner
WDW Passholder 10% All Dinner
WDW Passholder 15% All Lunch
DVC Member 15% All Lunch

Disney Dining Plan

2017

Requires 2 credits

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