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Paddlefish

4.3
4.3
1823 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Boasting 360 views of Lake Buena Vista, aboard a reimagined, modern, and luxurious steamboat, the Paddlefish dining experience is unmatched in Disney Springs. Serving guests with genuine hospitality and 360 degree
waterfront views, Paddlefish has earned multiple Diners’ Choice badges for good reason. Led by Executive Chef Steve Richard, the seafood menu features a Daily Catch, Whole Maine Lobster, King Crab, Scallops, and even Filet Mignon for those that prefer a little turf with their surf. With an international wine list and craft cocktails to boot, Paddlefish is the perfect vessel for a memorable dining experience, post-dinner roofdeck libations, or a crisp refresher to pair with your meal. Welcome aboard.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 934-2628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Richard

  • Private party facilities

    Group dining space is available on all three of Paddlefish’s decks. The first and third deck feature outdoor areas with magnificent views of beautiful Disney Springs™ and Lake Buena Vista. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining areas.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales Team: (407) 828-8996

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in Lime and Orange Garages

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,823 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Scenic View

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Greg was very helpful with food selection and knowledge of food!
  2. MD

    MarkD

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Felt a bit rushed, though the server was very friendly. Barely sat down and was asked for our food order when we ordered drinks. We asked for some time and it seemed like no more than 5 mins and they asked again if we knew what we wanted! You get the drift. That is too nice a restaurant in which to feel rushed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I sat at the bar on the third floor and enjoyed drinks and dessert with a great view. Oscar was an awesome bartender with a great personality. He made us feel welcomed and well taken care of.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The food was ok, but nothing impressive.
  5. DK

    DKhan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice in busy Disney Springs, we were seated less than 10 min from our reservation.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Our server, Ali, was excellent. She was friendly, accommodating, and fast.
  7. NB

    NickB

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor all round. The service was rushed, our main course came out before we had finished our starters. Food was no better than a roadside diner. The setting was good to start when we were greeted but the table & setting were average at best. Very poor value for money & not a dining experience of any kind. Avoid.
  8. JC

    JosephC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a wonderful lunch with my wife, Lobster roll was delicious and plenty of lobster, my wife had the same, would highly recommend dining at Paddlefish.
  9. B

    Brandy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service from Alfredo was top notch! Beef skewer and lobster corn dog appetizers were DELICIOUS. Nice scallop dish, was highly recommended and done perfectly, but definitely not the standout compared to the pork chop. The cut is nothing to write home about but those blistered peppers and chimchurri sauce were on point and hands down the winner for the night. My husband would go back just for that dish and I agree. Stuffed flounder was good, but the “stuffing” (which lays on top, sort of deconstructed) was a little sweet for the other adult with us. Super kid friendly and more choices on the children's menu compared to most restaurants.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    our server Ryan was so sweet and attentive. loved her and will be coming back!
  11. S

    Sammy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance and excellent service. The food was good, but not exceptional.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Food was horrible. Fish was dry. Bread was stale. Flavor was bland.
  13. TA

    TaylorA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service! The bread was the only food that wasn’t great, and just that people who have been out all day in their park clothes typically walk in and drop the ambiance down a little. The bathroom needed some help but otherwise amazing dining experience!
  14. UD

    UbaldoD

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cameron gave us a great service!!!
  15. DR

    DebbieR

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was really good and so was the service
  16. C

    Corpsman50

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was my birthday and since I was alone it was not a big deal. The staff was friendly and attentive, ambiance was nice, good for everyday dining. I really was not impressed with the food as I had heard how great it was going to be. Not so for me. For the price I have had better. The bread was dry, the mahi was good but a little dry and the potatoes were tough. The drink was good. For my next birthday will choose somewhere else.
  17. G

    Gordo

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, would go back just because it was so good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    offensive expensive 2 appetizers, 2 drinks $90 before tip. They charge $5.00 extra to use basic Tito’s in their cocktails. We were also the only customers there. I’ve always been curious to try this place. The boat buildout is beautiful but I understand why it’s always empty now. I’d rather pay Boathouse prices than sneaky up charges at Paddlefish for basic service and food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing first visit to Paddlefish. Our server Cat was the best! She was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. She even made suggestions that turned out to be the best choice.
  20. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Dinner was ok. Little expensive for the quality. Waitress was more attentive to another table which was so loud and obnoxious we couldn’t talk between ourselves.
  21. JM

    JudyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was wonderful. Great people made our experience super. Thanks.
  22. SW

    SherriW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The concierge was rude overlooked us several times even with a reservation
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we sat down to the moment we left, it was a blast. Our server checked on us frequently and the food was amazing. The birthday cheesecake was bomb too.
  24. S

    Susie50

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably one of the best meals I’ve had out in a very long time. We went to the downstairs bar first and I was disappointed how bright it was. Once we were seated at our reserved table it was very enjoyable. Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed our entire experience.
  25. BM

    BulldogMom

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for the lobster corn dog and mezcal flights we high were not available
  26. B

    Butch

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Cod
  27. j

    js12970

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Nice window table as requested. The thing that made the night was our server, Hany! Friendly, attentive, bubbly, professional and answered all our questions honestly about the menu. Would go back and request her again. Nice experience.
  28. MG

    MichaelG

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. Loved the strawberry -basil lemonade
  29. G

    Girrly

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our waiter Jesse, was overtly working a few large tables simultaneously. Our clam chowder had to be sent back it was lukewarm but delicious non the less. My catfish dinner was incredible 10/10 recommend. My sister ordered crab cake and it was fully loaded with blue crab and extremely thick and incredible 10/10 recommend. The porkchop recommendation from Jesse was cooked to perfection med well incredible 10/10 recommend. Oh did I mention it was my birthday dinner celebration.
  30. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, and wonderful view. This was a return trip and just as great as the first time.
  31. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service was great. Handled our large dinner easily.
  32. DB

    DarnellB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, returned for a second time , same result, excellence.
  33. BK

    BobbyK

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Waitress was friendly & very informative. A little pricey but we had a great experience for it being our 1st time there. Will be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The Stuffed Cod was excellent. The Shrimp and Grits and Crab-topped french fries were very disappointing and cold. The table next to us also had to send their food back as it was cold. Our server was very attentive and there were food runners, but overall the quality has diminished in the past couple years.

    PaddlefishResponded on September 2, 2022thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy dining with us with this time. We will certainly share your comments with our team for consideration and improvements. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was terrible and overpriced
  36. CB

    ConnieBM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Lack of attention to special occasions listed on reservation. Ambience lacked the original paddleboat style prior to the renovation.
  37. CA

    CarolA

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Excellent service. However food was extremely bland. No flavor to the clam chowder nor the peak and eat shrimp nor the red potatoes or corn. Over priced for food that we were served.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was our anniversary + honeymoon but we just felt like we dinned at any restaurant. Nothing special. Food was good

    PaddlefishResponded on September 2, 2022thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy dining with us with this time. We will certainly share your comments with our team for consideration and improvements. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Micheal is amazing! Floors are a bit dirty with food droppings.
  40. RM

    RMF5630

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Typical Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) restaurant. Quality facility, average food and waiter rushed meal. Best part of meal was Margarita, well done with black salt. Mahi tough, eggplant ragu very good. Rest of meal pedestrian. Wires swordfish ok. Waiter ruined evening, felt rushed. Couldn't understand him through mask. Felt like in a race as he spoke very fast. Would not go again, other better choices in price point.

    PaddlefishResponded on September 2, 2022thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy dining with us with this time. We will certainly share your comments with our team for consideration and improvements. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Paddlefish is rated 4.3 stars by 1823 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Google Map for Paddlefish

1670 N Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Buena Vista

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in Lime and Orange Garages

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Richard

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 934-2628

  • Private party facilities

    Group dining space is available on all three of Paddlefish’s decks. The first and third deck feature outdoor areas with magnificent views of beautiful Disney Springs™ and Lake Buena Vista. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining areas.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales Team: (407) 828-8996

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