Experience one of the most unique Disney dining options with 5 Reasons to Eat at the New Paddlefish at Disney Springs, now open! Post sponsored by Paddlefish Restaurant. All delicious opinions are my own
5 Reasons to Eat at the New Paddlefish at Disney Springs
Remember that good ole Fulton’s Crab House? The historic steamboat restaurant floating on top of the Downtown Disney lagoon was so iconic to the area. At least back in the day. But in case you haven’t noticed, things have changed. With new foodie restaurants popping up everywhere, this timeless boat was taking a backseat to other notable eateries. So we said goodbye to Fulton’s and hello to the all-new Paddlefish at Disney Springs.
Come discover why this updated paddleboat has re-earned it’s primo location – time to pull out the drool-worthy pictures.
Disney Nostalgia with a Modern Appeal
Anyone else feeling nostalgic? There’s something about boarding the historic paddleboat at Disney Springs that feels like “home.” But with changing times comes the need for an update. Insert Paddlefish’s new décor. Modern. Cool. Refreshing. Smooth. These are not words I would have used to associate the old Paddlefish Restaurant.
But I love the new look. Staying true to the Paddleboat theme, this is a boat you’ll actually want to board and have a look around. 3 floors to discover, lounge, sip and stroll – I could get used to this.
One of the Best Views at Disney Springs
I admit, there are plenty of moments when the name slips out of my mouth: Downtown Disney. It’s an old habit that dies hard. But the habit doesn’t need to cloud the view. It’s spectacular. Direct rooftop access from the outside, come hang out at the rooftop lounge. 3 floors up, overlooking the water, and this view of Disney Springs – I could stay here all evening.
And you should. Not only can you enjoy one of the best birds-eye views from 3-stories up, but enjoying a few sips from comfy couches during sunset – Disney magic.
And with outdoor seating around the perimeter of every floor, there’s a great view no matter where you are.
Divine Seafood Offerings
Did I mention the food yet? If the name didn’t give it away, the menu will. Paddlefish offers some of the most delectable seafood at Disney Springs, with so many tasty options for the sea lovers and non-sea lovers alike. During a recent media grand opening, we got to sip and stroll along the 3 levels. With deliciousness around every corner, try not to drool on your computer.
Impressive Raw Bar
Oysters, snow crab, ahi poke…take me away. Raw bar aficionados – I’ve found your home.
Crab and fries together. I couldn’t have paired it better, myself. Well, except with more crab fries. Addictive, y’all.
The Lobster Roll
If you’re looking for lobster, you’ve come to the right boat. The Lobster Roll is chock full of fresh Maine lobster. Also notable is the Lobster Corn Dog with a sweet chili aioli.
Not a seafood fan? There’s still something tasty for you. The Burger is high quality with housemade pickles, topped with pimento cheese and sandwiched between a brioche bun.
By the time I found room to even consume dessert, the sun had long said goodnight. So by the moonlight I found my sweet tooth. Hands down, the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tart topped with candied bacon was a personal favorite. Close second was the Charred Carrot Cake.
Unique Cocktails for the Most Distinguished Palette
A bar on every floor. Paddlefish takes cocktail hour very seriously on this ship. And with fresh local flavors and top shelf beverages available, there’s a unique sip to be explored.
Not Everyone’s Margarita
Might be your new favorite. Spicy, sassy and fun – this clever twist on a classic drink infuses jalapeno throughout. Definitely for sipping, watch out for that kick.
For a lighter ending, be sure to try this pineapple and vodka mix. Sipping on the rooftop is highly recommended.
A Place for the Socialites and Families
Whether you’re coming for an evening party or just a family dinner, there’s something for everyone at Paddlefish. The views, the food, the drinks, the decor – everything culminates into one Disney Springs experience that’s not to be missed. Paddlefish has re-earned it’s spot at Disney Springs as one of the prime spots for gourmet food, drinks and fun. Check out the extensive menu and make reservations at https://paddlefishrestaurant.com. Follow Paddlefish Restaurant via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more delicious offerings, specials and more.
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I was invited to attend a media grand opening of Paddlefish Restaurant. All opinions are my own. Be sure to follow Raising Whasians for more family travel tips, Disney insider info and more.
robin rue says
We will be down in Disney again in August. I will add this to my list of things to do.
You had me at crab fries. This looks like a great place to eat at Disney Springs.
Bill Sweeney says
This is definitely going on our list of places to eat when we head to Disney again. I can’t believe how swanky it is.
Jen Rattie says
That is fully awesome! It looks like such a comfortable place to eat, and the views are amazing. I need to get in on that seafood action!
Liz Mays says
Wow, this really is an impressive place. I’d love to plan for a nice meal there. Hanging out on the balcony would be nice too!
Myrah Duque says
DEFINITELY going this weekend! Taking my hubby for his birthday! What a great place with great food, my favorite food: SEAFOOD!
This food looks gorgeous and delicious. I will definitely have to make a stop one day!
Louise Bishop says
It looks like it’s a little fancier! That would be a blast with the kids!
It looks great! The pictures you took are amazing! I’m hungry now! haha!
Amber Ludwig says
Mmmm!! Im a huge seafood fan and this post made me SO hungry!! Everything looks so delicious and beautifully displayed!!
Jeanine Carlson says
I’ve not had much opportunity to explore the eateries at Disneyworld. I hope to be able to next time we’re there!
Our family world says
This is totally what I love. The view, the place especially the foods! OMG! Super like and love it.
MJ. L says
This restaurant looks and sounds amazing! We will be going to Disney soon so this will be on our list!
Oh my goodness, this food and the restaurant look amazing. I am a huge fan of seafood so I am all about this post.
Janet W. says
Those seafood options look so amazing!! I’d love to go to this restaurant!
Tamra Phelps says
You know, I have never tried lobster. I think it looks great & I love seafood. I’d love to go to Paddlefish!
Cassie Tucker says
That view is definitely a spectacular one! And I know that my husband would love all of the great food options!
Cynthia C says
Years ago we had a Disney character breakfast at the riverboat. I’d love to try the new incarnation because the food looks fantastic.
Nicole escat says
Wow! The place, the view, the foods and environment are totally awesome! This is a great place for family vacation.
Shannon Gurnee says
That looks like an awesome place to eat at! I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m there.