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The BOATHOUSE

 

 

 

Do you like boats? All kinds of boats. Speed boats, sail boats, fishing boats, car boats, boat boats. If you like boats, and even if you don't, the BOATHOUSE might just be the place for you to try out some really good food.

Come on in

The entrance to the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

 

Have you ever wanted to ride in a floating car? Are you looking to enjoy delicious food in a beautiful waterfront location? Check this out.

There's a boat in the dining room

a boat in the dining room of the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

About The BOATHOUSE

This nautical themed restaurant takes dining at Walt Disney World to a whole new level. From the raw bar to the beautiful water front view, the experience will tempt all of your senses. The defining feature is a full sized speedboat right inside the restaurant. Boat parts and decorations are everywhere you look.

 

This dining experience comes from Schussler Creative, which is also responsible for Rainforest Café, T-Rex, and Yak & Yeti as well as other uniquely themed restaurants around the country.

 

In addition to being a family-friendly restaurant, The BOATHOUSE has three diverse bars including The Dock Bar, which is situated over the water.

Disney Springs entertainment is right outside

Entertainment right outside the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

Location

This upscale dining experience is located in Disney Springsin an expanse soon to be known as The Landing, which you may remember fondly as Pleasure Island. This area is undergoing major renovations and is expected to be complete in 2016, when it will be renamed Disney Springs.

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This is just cool

An amphicar in front of the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

The Amphicars

This might be the coolest thing that Disney has done in a long time. Amphicars. That's right, cars that drive on water.

 

Amphicars have been talked about for a long, long time. You see them in the old black and white movies. James Bond drives submarine cars. It's romantic fantasy come true. What could be more romantic than sitting with your honey, driving your car right of the dock and into the water as the sun goes down?

 

Check out the Amphicars. They're right next to The BOATHOUSE.

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The BOATHOUSE Video

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The Menu

The BOATHOUSE is classified as an upscale restaurant and the prices certainly reflect that. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The menu is the same at both sittings, prices too.

 

As of June 2015, prices for Appetizers range from $12 - $19, Salads range from $8 - $23, entrée’s range from $ 19 - $60 (with a nice surf and turf for two running around $135).

 

The menu is simply mouth-watering.

 

The full menu from Disney

Fresh sea food

The raw bar itemsPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

 

The Raw Bar
Beautifully displayed, the Raw Bar has delectable dishes such as Oysters on the Half Shell, Wild Caught Baja Cocktail Shrimp, BOATHOUSE Lobster Cocktail, Yellowfin Tuna Poke, and Jumbo Lump Crab and Avocado.

From there, the menu turns upscale and utterly sumptuous. Prepare to drop some serious money if you want to experience top-notch selections at the BOATHOUSE.

 

Appetizers (Launch)
Hoison Chili Calamari, Firecracker Shrimp, Calamari, Coconut Frog Legs, BOATHOUSE Gumbo, Andouille and Beer Steamed Mussels, and Seared NY Strip Carpaccio

 

Salads (Field Day)
A variety including Iceburg, Caesar, Seared Tuna, and Sirloin Steak

 

Seafood
If you are looking for fresh seafood, you’ve come to the right place. You can choose from Tuna, Salmon, Swordfish, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Baked Crab Stuffed Lobster, Mahi Tacos, Anastasia Gold Caviar, and The BOATHOUSE Surf and Turf

So light and fun

Beautiful dining room at the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

 

Land-Lovers
Want to keep your food closer to land? The BOATHOUSE has you covered. The menu includes Pasta, Rotisserie Chicken, Filet Mignon, NY Strip, T-bone, Niman Ranch Heritage Pork Chop, and Porterhouse

 

Sides

Fries, Shrimp & Andouille Mac’ N Cheese, Grilled Asparagus, Sea Salt Baked Potato, Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Wild Mushrooms, and Cut from the Cob Roasted Sweet Corn

 

Dessert

Key Lime Pie in a Mason Jar, Whiskey Caramel Cornbread Cake, Mango Sorbet, Float Your Boat, and Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

The crème de la crème of desserts is the Gibsons S’mores Baked Alaska For 4.

 

This is made with one and a half gallons of rocky road ice cream with graham cracker crust and it is topped with meringue and marshmallows and chunks of chocolate. Then in Baked Alaskan style, it is torched to give it the s’mores touch.

 

Kids

Make Your Own Tacos, Blue Star Angus Chees Burger, Macaroni & Cheese, Popcorn Shrimp, Pig in a Blanket, and Chicken Tenders and Fresh Fish Nuggets

 

Kids also have their own desserts and beverages which include: Icee Brain Freeze Float, Strawberry Kabobs with Chocolate Dip, Oreo Chocolate Fudge Sundae, Sorbet with Fruit, and Icee in a Lighthouse Cup.

The inside bar

The inside bar at the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

 

Beverages

There are plenty of beverages to satisfy every palate. From ports, such as the Grahams Aged 30 Years Tawny Port, white and red wines, and martinis, you should be able to pair the perfect drink with your meal.

The Dockside Bar

The dockside bar at the BOATHOUSEPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

Reservations

You are currently able to make reservations through the restaurants main website. This means that if you can’t get a reservation through Disney, you can always try www.theboathouseorlando.com.

 

But if you really want to make your reservations easy, just contact our friends over at Destinations to Travel. They will take all of the work out of planning the dining for your vacation.

 

You can even host special events in one of two private dining rooms. Looks like a great place to have a wedding reception.

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Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is currently accepted for The BOATHOUSE. It is a Signature Dining experience.

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Dad's Bottom Line

Great food in a beautiful location what could be better? How about a ride in an amphicar? Oh, you can do that too. This one is a home run!