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Paddlefish

4.2
4.2
1758 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 58 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 1,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

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  1. M

    Mimi

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food great, excellent preparation. Server went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our experience
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Standard food . Expensive. Small menu
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tardaban en retirar los platos de la mesa, su platillo estrella Snow Crabs no tenían disponible, el servicio en general lento.
  4. A

    Alidacosta

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We arrived on the later end, and they had run out of a meal that my wife had specifically identified as the reason to go there. The food was good, but not great - a change from my previous visit. I'll probably return for another meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. The food was incredible and our server gifted us with an amazing anniversary dessert.
  6. AC

    AbeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cameron our waiter was very attentive the food was good and we enjoyed the dinner
  7. A

    Ashley123

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Snow crab legs and new england clam chowder soup was amazing, service from Ryan was fantastic! Looking forward to coming back soon!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nerissa was a great host and made the night great by checking in at the right times. The food was really good. The flounder was our favorite. Thank you for making it a good night. We will be back soon!
  9. PT

    PatT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food choices were limited and food quality was Ok, but it was expensive and sparse. Barely any grits on my shrimp and grits entree and the dish and side peppercorn sauce was beyond spicy which left no option for not spicy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Tried new things tonight Clam chowder was nice and the stuffed cod was delicious Service was a little slow at first but picked up and we were well looked after Locally sourced Organic Pinot noir red surprisingly went well with fish :) we just fancied a red and this was nice - we were able to try a few before we bought a bottle This was a 10 yr anniversary meal and was worth the visit

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  11. SD

    SarahD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab Fries! Amazing!! I changed our reservation from another Disney Springs restaurant almost solely based on Crab Fries. They were better than expected and HUGE! The rest of the menu is awesome as well. We had the Crab Cake BLT and the Fried Shrimp. A table near the window was PERFECT!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alli was amazing!!!! She went above & beyond!

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  13. N

    Newfoodie

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a dinner res but decided to eat at top floor bar instead. Management very nice to find an extra stool so we could sit. Food was excellent, salmon, tuna poke , crab cake blt . Bartender Matt was fun, just interactive enough without being intrusive. The view and ambience can’t be beat, but was disappointed that they couldn’t get oysters- said it was a supply chain issue.

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  14. DN

    DeborahN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third time visiting this year and every time is always just as good or better than the last. Our server Greg from Hartford, CT was amazing!! He offered us the special of the day and gave us time to place our orders. At the end of our meal he offered us a dessert menu. The service is always exceptional and the food is always amazing

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  15. b

    bucyguy

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful. Very streamline and comfortable. My wife and I both had the scallops. They were accompanied by a cauliflower puree, haricots verts and a honey saffron vinaigrette. Amazing! My wife had the choclate dessert and I had the Key Lime Pie. The pie was huge and the meringue was exquisite! We will definitely go back! Ryan was our server and she was wonderful!

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  16. TC

    TaniaC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    A disappointing experience this time. We had been previously about four years ago and loved it. Firstly, it all depends on where you are seated. This time we were upstairs in the soulless load canteen. No music. No ambiance. Just the noise of diners. Downstairs is much nicer. Then the server was so disinterested in us and our order. She walked away after my husband asked for his starter and didn’t ask me. We tried to get her back. Her food delivery was kind of flopping down the plate.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation present
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good selection. I had the crab coated French fries and I never would have guessed that mayo-ketchup with chives on top of a busily placed set of fries would taste so magnificent. I thoroughly enjoyed the flounder with bok choy and even had a snag of my friends shrimp linguini. Both were delightful. Definitely would recommend for a casual dine in the Springs.

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  19. DL

    DanielleL

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was helpful. The restaurant was clean. We had the lobster roll and crab cake but. Both were great! We will be back again!

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at Paddlefish! Rita gave us an amazing experience. The Snowcrab was perfect and had a great portion size!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We especially enjoyed the blue crab ceviche and the scallop entree was a big hit. The scallops were perfectly pan seared and fresh. The ambiance is great, especially if you’re seated along the water.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very pleasant. The waitress was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious!

    PaddlefishResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We will happily share your compliments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again!

  23. JA

    JamieA

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2
    It would have been better if we could have sit beside the windows when we ask. When there was a table available with the same amount of seats the hostess said with how big your party was we can’t do that. My party was 5 and the table seats were six at both table the one I sit at and the one I requested. With the price I paid that wasn’t a unreasonable request. I just about left because of that. The only reason I didn’t was because we had already waited an hour and a half.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was phenomenal from the moment I walked in the door until I left. This staff all performed with a spirit of excellence.

    PaddlefishResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  25. MP

    MarkP

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was good but way overpriced. We’ve had virtually the same meal next door at the Boathouse for less than half the price and the food is great.
  26. AD

    AnthonyD

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Very average, sent salad back much of it not green. My mahi the potatoes were over done and dry. the fish was good. Bread was poor.
  27. G

    Gosier

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinning experience!!!!
  28. FO

    FunOutings

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great! Beautiful view! Great time.

    PaddlefishResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The cocktails were good and some of the dishes my friends enjoyed but I ordered the crab ($60) and it was over cooked. You can tell it is over steamed when the meat is not moist and it sticks to the shells and is hard to get out. Mediocre crab is better then no crab, but for the price- I was disappointed.
  30. HM

    HeatherM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We enjoyed drinks and the crab fries. Three out of five people ordered shrimp pasta and had to send it back because it was way too salty. The second attempt with Alfredo wasn’t any better. Most of our group left hungry and disappointed. We would not recommend or return!
  31. RS

    RachelS

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    My steak was cooked beyond well done when it was ordered as medium. Our server was wonderful and had them make another one. When I received the second steak it was cooked exactly the same as the first one. Our server was great and tried to go above and beyond. I was told the manger would come by to speak with me and I never saw him or her and by that time it was after 10pm so I left without eating
  32. DB

    DavidB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Clean, wholesome atmosphere and pleasant staff. Would recommend reservations wll in advamnce.

    PaddlefishResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  33. CM

    ClareM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool, relaxing and civilised! After a hot morning shopping in Disney Springs with 2 over heated kids, this was the perfect antidote!! We were treated like royalty by our fabulous server Dedra xxx

    PaddlefishResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  34. MS

    MSCDR

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The upper dining room was great with a view of the lake. Our server Hany was awesome and attentive, she took time to answer our questions about the appetizers. We had the fried green tomatoes which were excellent as well as the crab ceviche which was our favorite especially with the added spice of the jalapeño! The wine we had ordered wasn’t available but the one they picked out was a great match. Great lunch!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Grilled chicken was over cooked and overall flavors did not blend well together. Burg was just ok. Would not order either again. Fries were good but needed some razzle dazzle. Added pepper, lemon juice and hot sauce. Wish dirty martini had blue cheese olives but they don’t offer.
  36. R

    Renucks

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    It was our anniversary. We mentioned this to the hostess but nothing was acknowledged. Our server was so kind and friendly. My daughter and I had the same meal. My Mahi was overly salty and hers was just ok. My mom’s catch of the day (swordfish) was very dry and my husband’s scallops were good, but the quality was not worth the price. The dessert was great! Our appetizers were also just ok. We visit several high end and mid to high end restaurants on-a weekly basis and the food at Paddlefish was definitely not worth the price. The restaurant was not full but there was a server at another table who loved the sound of his voice. All we could hear was him screaming at his guests who were across the room from us. We could hear everything he was saying and I’m certain his table did not need to hear him list all the items on the menu.
  37. A

    Amazing

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paddlefish is a must when in Orlando! Conveniently located inside of Disney Springs this place is absolutely amazing! Seafood is what they do and they do it right!

    PaddlefishResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  38. PK

    PenilopeK

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was hoping to sit outside but I was told that didn't open until later...but a big beautiful window to see the water was good enough.
  39. BL

    BrendaL

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service with fun waterside view.
  40. MB

    MaggieB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    This is a beautiful restaurant! Our server was courteous and prompt, but there was a child at the next table (tables are very close together indoors) watching his iPad on high volume to compete with the general noise inside. I requested to be moved, as there were other empty tables, and was told they'd be leaving soon. We ordered the crab topped fries, which was very salty. I ordered the shrimp for an entrée, and they were so overdone that I could not eat them. My husband got the burger, which was cooked to perfection.

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 4.2 stars by 1758 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 58 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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