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Paddlefish

4.3
4.3
1679 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–23:00

  • 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

  • Area

    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 1,679 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FA

    FoodAdventure

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience1

    There are so many great restaurants to choose from in Orlando and this is one you can certainly skip, so many better ones.

  2. JZ

    JoleneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ordered was delicious from the calamari to the clam chowder to the stuffed cod.

  3. S

    Skiptomyloo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Rolls cold and dry. Salmon with Wasabi just ok, rather bland. Catfish overcooked with no taste. Sat outside the restrooms, not a pleasant location. Service okay. Waiter agreed with our review of meal and said that Chef is not the best!

  4. JH

    JonH

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience5

    A completely mediocre food experience in a fun, if touristy environment.

  5. CM

    CMAMaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Paddlefish has extraordinary food and atmosphere.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Trip with the family

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    La comida no es muy buena. El lugar el precioso y buen servicio. Pero mala comida.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Food a was just ok. View was very nice. Our order was completely wrong, but rectified.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had reservations for 8:15 an they got us in early that was great then the staff was right on the food was awesome an service was great.. All together it was a great experience.. Also been trying to get in there since March

  11. LE

    LilahE

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was great and so was the food!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great evening!

  13. FJ

    FJones

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Stuffed cod was amazing! Kids shrimp was heavily breaded and fried way too hard.

  14. k

    kitkat

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    I expected a nicer atmosphere and better quality food. I am usually not a big complainer but... We sat in the dining room with the wall of windows and were seated next to the windows. It was a hot, sunny day so it was quite warm and I was getting too much sun. The windows were dirty. The dining room decor/style was plain and dull. l had the burger. It seemed like a pre-made hamburger. The kind that comes frozen in a bulk pack from Sam's club. I say this because the texture of the burger was stiff and felt like it had an additive that made the meat hold together. If it was truly their own proprietary blend, then someone mixed the meat together for far too long which made it tough. Without the much too large for the burger bun and toppings, there would have been no flavor at all. My advice is skip Paddlefish. Find another restaurant at Disney Springs.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was awful. I should have listened to the other reviews. We had swordfish (catch of the day), vegetable pasta, crispy shrimp and catfish. The only mean worth eating and paying for was the crispy shrimp. Nothing more to say. Do not recommend

  16. SR

    ShamR

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Overall the food was good, service from our waiter was great and overall ambiance was set for the mood. I would recommend this restaurant at least once to try however there are much better restaurants for the money on the list.

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! Happy Anniversary! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  17. A

    Adman

    Orlando

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Beautiful restaurant. Greeted well. Great service. Nice views. Typically priced for a Disney located restaurant. Better than a Disney owned restaurant.

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    My Mahi fish didn’t taste fresh. It taste like frozen fish.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wish we weren’t on the 2nd floor without a view but it just works out that way sometimes, great service, great food!

  20. RC

    RandallC

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy dining here. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. Highly recommended.

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Randall Thank 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!

  21. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is beautiful the views to the lake and sunset are amazing. Delicious food and excellent services

  22. m

    mickik

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Booked this for a birthday dinner. Asked for rooftop dining to watch fireworks. Waited for a half an hour and they told us it would be another 40 minutes for the rooftop dining so we settled for a different table. The food was good the server was great but it was disappointing that we bought it for a specific reason and couldn't have that

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback, while rooftop dining unfortunately is not guaranteed, we do hope you had a wonderful meal to celebrate your birthday!

  23. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding meal here for our 22nd wedding anniversary after eventually getting back to Florida from Scotland 2 years later than planned. We had clam chowder & beef skewers for appetisers then the stuffed cod & peel n eat prawns for entrees. No room for dessert or the delicious sounding cocktails! Couldn't fault anything... delicious! Our server Joe was very helpful and courteous. Lovely experience overall . 100% will return in November on our next trip!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    HI Lisa, Happy Anniversary! Thank 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!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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. RJ

    RaymondJ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious. The service was lacking though as we waited a long time for the server to come to the table. Then after we ordered he never really checked on us. Food was brought out by bus boys/other servers.

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Raymond, Thank 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!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The fried green tomatoes were delicious. Everything else was pedestrian. I ordered the mahi. It was so overcooked and dry it was hard to swallow. Seasoning level was bland. Overall, it was underwhelming.

  27. O

    Oooo

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacation, we found it hard to find once in Disney Springs.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We went as a quick lunch and it was perfect! The chicken caesar wrap is super good (maybe too much dressing) and the fries are amazing!!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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. TG

    TobiG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Natalia was wonderful and fun! Can’t say enough about her! All of our food was superb but the fried green tomatoes were the favorite by far.

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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!

  30. 1

    122721

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    My waiter is not very friendly

  31. M

    Meri

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We’re a senior couple that was seated between two families with children in the back room of the restaurant that looked like the Disney section. There was room in the section with a view of the lake. Another adult group arrived shortly after; they asked to be moved which is what we should have done. Next time 🤷🏻‍♀️

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Meri, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We apologize for the unpleasant seating, and will certainly bring this to the attention of our team. We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! At first we were sat by the bathrooms which obviously isn’t ideal. The manager was so great with helping us get a different table. Staff was polite and friendly! Restaurant is beautiful with great views! Would highly recommend! We will be back again for sure!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Paddlefish was a wonderful venue for our dinner on our last night at WDW! Our server (Dan) was professional and attentive - a genuine pleasure to have as a great representative of Paddlefish!!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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! We will be sure to send your complements to him!

  35. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at Paddlefish during the lunch hour to celebrate my son's birthday. The staff was attentive, the food was excellent and worth the price and they even sang Happy Birthday to my son and gave him a special birthday dessert. It was a great experience!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! Happy birthday to him! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Ok It was okay

  37. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good. Fried shrimp was a touch overcooked with TONS of fries. Crab cake, fried green tomatoes and stuffed cod were all amazing. Will definitely go back!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and will certainly loop in our team on this information we hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  38. RS

    RachelS

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    Not worth it! We went here for my sisters birthday celebration and were very disappointed. The waitress was serving all other tables before ours. It took a very long time to even get water. I ordered the lobster and it was cooked so hard that it was MUSH! disgusting. When I went to crack open the claw, there was still so much water in it, it drained all down my arm and on my outfit. She ordered the swordfish and it looked and tasted like it was boiled. Also disgusting. We ordered the crab guacamole which we loved! We were waiting for at least 20 minutes for our check to come after completely finishing our dinner/dessert. The other waitresses started stacking glasses and napkins at the table next to ours and cleaning them...WHAT! We are there for a dining experience, not to watch the staff clean dishes and fold napkins. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful, now if only they could figure out how to cook food appropriately.

  39. j

    jonp

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was very good other than being somewhat pricey as was expected

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and will surely pass it along to our team. We hope to see you next time you visit Disney Springs!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great atmosphere!

    PaddlefishResponded on 15 June 2022

    Thank 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!

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Paddlefish is rated 4.3 stars by 1679 OpenTable diners.

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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 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–23:00

  • 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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