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Paddlefish

4.3
4.3
1912 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

21:30


Booked 91 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

Offers

  • Open on Christmas Day!

    25 Dec 2022 only
    Sun - 16:00 - 22:45,Mon - Sat - 11:30 - 15:45, 16:00 - 22:45
    Join us for our Christmas Day Special: The Paddlefish Christmas Seafood Bounty – Key West Pink Shrimp, Cedar Key Little Necks, PEI Mussels, Corn Bread, Red Potatoes, Sweet Corn.
  • Ring in the New Year at Paddlefish!

    31 Dec 2022 only
    Sun - 16:00 - 22:45,Mon - Sat - 11:30 - 15:45, 16:00 - 22:45
    Open on New Year's Eve featuring our Holiday Surf & Turf – Maine Lobster, Andouille , Littlenecks, Corn Bread, Red Potatoes, Sweet Corn.
  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 - 15:00
    Every Sunday, we're serving up our brunch menu with the classic Bloody Mary until 3pm!

What 1,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nothing bad, just nothing exceptional
  2. JL

    JenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the scallops and salmon, and they were both excellent. The crab ceviche was so good that we both wanted more, just really fresh and flavorful. Highly recommend the cucumber mocktail as well.
  3. TR

    TeriR

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took a group here from the track conference and had a very good meal. The steaks were good and so was the Mahi and the swordfish.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Sat us in the very back of boat with no view. It was a wed. Eve and lots of available tables. There were 3 tables in use in the section we were seated. Halfway through our dinner a party of 40 people were seated right in the middle of the room we were seated. Extremely loud and obnoxious group. Waitress simply said sorry about the noise and we never saw our waitress again as she was only worried about the large group for the remainder of our eve.
  5. C

    Cole

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    My family and I were placed in the far back room, service was extremely slow and seemed confused by simple asks. We only received 4 out of 5 meals. 15 minutes goes by with no communication as to there being an issue. I found a manager who was aware of the issue(why they couldn’t tell us is beyond me) he said that it will be resolved shortly. By this time all other tables had cleared and my family was left sitting with a large loud conference group. We couldn’t talk to each other and staff was barely in the room to assist us due to the party. Once the other food was delivered our server was completely MIA. Awful experience from a restaurant that used to be amazing. It’s disappointing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chihuahua

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Cod fish was overdone
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg was phenomenal. Highly suggest eating outside!
  8. GB

    GunnerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing staff and atmosphere. Thank you to the staff for helping me set up my proposal!
  9. D

    Drkevinz26

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As expected for Disney Springs, this place is quite pricey. The food is very good- especially the “Crab” fries. Dishes were a good size. Service was great. Overall, this place was good but expect to get out your wallet.
  10. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, excellent quality and value
  11. S

    Sylvia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so informative and had great suggestions since it was our first time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent, however the food was very bland and definitely not worth the price. We had the shrimp and grits and stuffed cod. We wouldn’t go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Super expensive for an average experience. Service was amazing though.
  14. NO

    NOTtheGRINCH

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat by the window, service was wonderful, crab cakes fabulous…we would definitely recommend.
  15. AV

    AnnV

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service. Very accomodating even though some of our family members were late due to traffic. Fish special, porkchop and flounder were excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Too loud, poor flavoring of food, service good.
  17. NQ

    NikkiQ

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Paddlefish to celebrate my daughters 30th birthday and we were not disappointed: The setting was beautiful with views of the lake surrounding us while we ate. The food was delicious, the server was lovely and so helpful. We will definitely be back.
  18. TZ

    TimZ

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    It is so noisy you cannot have a conversation or even hear the server. Food was great. Service was slow.
  19. RM

    RyanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sea food, does not disappoint, would definitely recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The outside of the restaurant looks so impressive but the food itself isnt that great! Their pasta basically tastes like noodles and co.
  21. CG

    CelesteG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining was great great atmosphere, service were very gracious and accommodating the food was great.
  22. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Not very impressed. All hype. The food was slightly below average and was expensive for the taste, amount, and overall experience. It’s like eating on a cruise ship in their cafeteria eating area. The snow crab boil was very good, the stuffed cod was poor, and was coated with an awful sauce that was not expected. We don’t recommend this place. Many other better choice in Disney Springs to eat.
  23. NF

    NathalyF

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The experience was going well until the food came to the table. A couple of orders were incorrect and my order had a side of red potatoes that were old, shriveled, dry had been completely over cooked but reheated a few times. Every issue was corrected but when you are out celebrating a birthday and not everyone can enjoy their dinner it puts a damper on the event. We were constantly waiting for bits and pieces of missing items to come out. It was a bit disappointing. It ends up being a 1 and done restaurant. With all the options at Disney springs, this has been marked off the list and probably would not be on the recommendation list. It’s unfortunate.
  24. J

    Jeff

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Overall, it was a "just ok" experience. There were several large parties near our table of 4 that were so loud it was difficult to engage in conversation at our table. The service was ok, could have been better. Asked for wine menu 3x before I went up to the host stand and got one myself. Due to the late wine order and delivery, we didn't get our bottle until midway through our meal. The food was good, but was surprised the mashed potatoes seemed to be "instant box potatoes" v freshly made. I would give it another try, but the large loud parties seated near us seemed to take up all the air, noise, good service and our overall experience of the night.
  25. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the paddle fish restaurant after our wedding for a meal and the staff were very polite and welcoming. The food was excellent and portions were large. The table service was top class.
  26. JG

    JohnG

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly memorable experience, excellent food, I can highly recommend the stuffed cod, served by very friendly and efficient staff. This coupled with meeting up with some old friends together with the unique atmosphere of the venue, who could ask for more?
  27. HG

    HannahG

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The main dining rooms can be very noisy. We are asked to be seated in the hallway at the top of the stairs, as it was quieter there. The bread service is mediocre. I got the salmon; it was cooked well but was bland as were the mashed potatoes and veggies. My boyfriend got the mahi-mahi which he said was cooked and seasoned excellently and was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paddlefish has excellent food in a unique environment. Service was impeccable and quick for fine dining. I was impressed by how clean the place was.
  29. N

    Neenaapproved

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Initially I was concerned as the floors were very dirty - from the stairs to the second level to under the tables. Gave benefit of the doubt with them being very busy and perhaps not enough people. Our server Justin was excellent, providing great recommendations and descriptions of the food. We had a delicious meal- the fries with crab and Louis sauce appetizer and Caesar salad were fabulous, then the stuffed cod and shrimp and grits were amazing! Sad the upstairs was not open, but sure they were short staffed. The restaurant was extremely bright, which could have been a bit dimmer- especially because you can look out over the water and see outside over Disney Springs. Kind of plain decor- nothing super special. Overall great meal! Would go back.
  30. CI

    CI21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Service was overwhelmed. Request were either delayed or outright forgotten. Similar issues with surrounding tables. Boil was overcooked but the crab guacamole app was great, thought the request for additional chips went unanswered. Would potentially go back.
  31. RK

    RobinK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The hostess that checked us in was a little awkward and made things a bit confusing. Wasn’t overly friendly, but the rest of the staff was great, as was the food.
  32. DT

    DanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and staff were amazing. We were able to move reservation up once the winds and rains picked up.
  33. TS

    TheSutherlands

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been here more than any other restaurant in Disney Springs. The food is always excellent and the wine list is killer. The staff is super friendly as well!
  34. CM

    CML1

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for a window table looking out to the water. Very nice. Great wedge salad. Cheesecake ok but next time I will try another dessert.
  35. JA

    JAndJH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    the server seemed extremely overwhelmed. It took 45 minutes to get first rounds of drinks and apps. It was another 30 minutes for 2nd rounds. He didn't knw how to split tickets and was aggravated that we asked. The food was just OK.
  36. C

    Chocobunny

    Fayetteville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The service was good; the food was much to be desired. My salmon was dry and there was too much spicy sauce on my squash medley. The wasabi mashed potatoes had no wasabi flavor. My cucumber refresher drink was tasty. The stuffed cod was dry according to my husband and the stuffing was slightly sweet and similar to the consistency of mashed potatoes. My daughter’s hotdog looked dry as well.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was not professional
  38. BB

    BryanB

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Simple menu with great selections. Recommend the stuffed cod and the Bacon Succotash. Ambience was nice and service was excellent.
  39. GE

    Gr8Eats

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate on rooftop. Had great service and great view. Food was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a beautiful view on the outdoors patio with a view of the Magic kingdom fireworks

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Paddlefish is rated 4.3 stars by 1912 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

21:30


Booked 91 times today
Google Map for Paddlefish

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

Additional information

  • Area

    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

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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