Restaurant Review: The Boathouse

While strolling through Disney Springs on a Sunday morning in April, doing some last-minute shopping before hitting the road, I realized that I wanted a truly memorable lunch. The weather was gorgeous, and I was in the mood for some seafood. Sadly all of the restaurants serving sushi were closed, but that ended up being a wonderful accident because it meant that I got to eat at The Boathouse!

Of course, I was drawn in by the nautical themed shop which, at least at one point, was a Tommy Bahama retailer. They have the most wonderful beach-themed accessories and goodies. Definitely a must-shop, even if there’s nothing with a special mouse embroidered in sight.

Upon entering The Boathouse, I was greeted by a charming 1940s style Oyster Bar, which perfectly fit the theme of the restaurant. While it did make me crave oysters, I was much more tempted by what I saw past the bar…

They have a Dockside Bar! I walked across a dock to this adorable extension of The Boathouse and grabbed a lake-side table.


I started with a margarita…. I was ready to not have anything else to drink after the Flower & Garden Festival on Saturday,


Oysters! I love oysters. A perfect portion size for one.


The scallops on grits was INCREDIBLE! I wanted to eat every single bite, but I was so stuffed, I couldn’t finish it. The corn flavors played nicely and the scallops were perfectly seared and seasoned so the outsides were packed with flavor and the insides soft and succulent.

Where’s your favorite place to eat at Disney Springs? Tell me below in the comments!

Check out this view from my lake-side seat at The Dockside Bar
Have you ridden in one of these floating cars? I haven’t yet, but it’s definitely on my someday list!
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Where to Eat- Disney World

Welcome back! I’ve compiled a list of all of the places to dine at Walt Disney World! Inspired by Disney-grammer @DisneyAtoZ, I’m determined to someday eat at every single one of them. But for now, I’m going to have to settle for just trying a few each year. I’m linking to my restaurant reviews, and will put some notes on each restaurant below. I’m super excited to be working on this project and cannot wait to review all of the Disney Dining options.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Rainforest Cafe Safari Bar

Discovery Island

  • Eight Spoon Cafe
  • The Smiling Crocodile
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Isle of Java
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Pizzafari
  • Pizzafari Family-Style Dining
  • Creature Comforts

Pandora- The World of Avatar

  • Pongu Pongu
  • Satu’li Canteen


  • Harambe Fruit Market
  • Harambe Market
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments
  • Dawa Bar
  • Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House Restaurant
    • Review coming soon!
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery


  • Caravan Road
  • Mr. Kamal’s
  • Warung Outpost
  • Drinkwallah Hosted by Coca-Cola
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe
  • Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages
  • Anadapur Ice Cream Truck
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks

Dinoland U.S.A.

  • Resturantosaurus
  • Dino-Bite Snacks
  • Trilo-Bites
  • Dino Diner

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Boulevard

  • The Trolley Car Cafe
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Echo Lake

  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine
  • Minnie’s Seasonal Dine
  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe hosted by Coca-Cola
  • Tune-In Lounge
  • Dockside Diner
  • Oasis Canteen
  • Backlot Express

Grand Avenue

  • PizzeRizzo
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • BaseLine Tap House

Commissary Lane

  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
  • ABC Commissary
    • Quick-Service Lunch
    • Fast-Casual Dinner

An Incredible Celebration

  • Neighborhood Bakery

Toy Story Land

  • Woody’s Lunchbox

Animation Courtyard

  • Market

Sunset Boulevard

  • Sunshine Day Bar
  • Sunset Ranch Market
    • Anaheim Produce Hosted by Cuties
    • Rosie’s All-American Cafe
    • Catalina Eddie’s
      • Review coming soon!
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Hollywood Scoops
  • KRNR The Rock Station

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey’s Corner
  • The Crystal Palace (A Buffet with Character)
  • The Plaza Restaurant
    • Restaurant review coming soon, in the mean time, check out my Instagram post.
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor


  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Cool Ship
  • The Launching Pad
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant


  • Cinerella’s Royal Table
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market
  • Cheshire Cafe
  • Storybook Treats
  • The Friar’s Nook

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Sleepy Hollow


  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Westward Ho


  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
    • Full review coming soon, until then, check out pictures of the food here, and you can see more pictures on the Instagram post.
  • Aloha Isle
    • Full snack review coming soon, until then, check out my Instagram post.
  • Tortuga Tavern

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

  • Lottawatta Lodge
  • Cooling Hut
  • Frostbite Freddy’s
  • Arctic Expeditions
  • Avalunch
  • I.C. Expeditions
  • Warming Hut
  • Polar Pub

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Leaning Palms
  • Happy Landings
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • Hammer Head Fred’s Dive
  • Typhoon Tilly’s
  • Snack Shack
  • Let’s Go Slurpin’
  • High ‘N Dry
  • Surf Doggies
  • Tropical Amity Outpost

Disney Springs

Quick Service

  • 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • The Basket at Wine Bar George
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe Express
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Food Trucks at Exposition Park
  • Frontera Cocina To-Go Window
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Pepe by Jose Andres
  • Pizza Pointe
  • The Polite Pig
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill To-Go Window
  • Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace

Table Service

  • The Boathouse
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
    • Full review coming soon!
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • The Edison
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
    • Full review coming soon!
  • Frontera Cocina
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by Jose Andres
  • Maria & Enzo’s
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37 Taste of the Americas
  • Planet Hhollywood
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restuarant
  • STK Orlando
  • T-Rex
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • Wine Bar George
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Specialty Food & Beverage

  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • AristoCrepes
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
  • Ghiradelli’s Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
  • Goofy’s Candy Co.
  • Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
  • The Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Sprinkles
  • Starbucks
  • Vivoli il Gelato


  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
  • Dockside Margaritas
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe
  • Stargazers Bar

Carts & Kiosks

  • Disney Springs West Side
    • Haagen-Dazs
    • Italian Ice
    • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies
    • Wetzel’s Pretzels
    • YeSake
  • Disney Springs Marketplace
    • Florida Snow Company
    • Italian Ice
    • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies
    • Wetzel’s Pretzels

Disney Resorts

Art of Animation

  • Animation Hall- Landscape of Flavors

Disney All Star Movies

  • World Premier Food Court

Disney’s All Star Music

  • Intermission Food Court

Disney’s All-Star Sports

  • End Zone Food Court

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge / Kidani Village

  • Boma
  • Jiko
  • Utima-Springs Pool Bar
  • The Mara
  • Victoria Falls Lounge

Disneys’ Beach Club / Disney’s Yacht Club

  • Ale and Compass Lounge
  • Captain’s Grille
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill
    • Review coming soon!
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Cape May Cafe

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort

  • Belle Vue Lounge
    • Review coming soon!
  • ESPN Club
  • BoardWalk Bakery
  • Trattoria al Forno
  • Seashore Sweets
  • BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas
  • Flying Fish Cafe
    • Review coming soon!
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Jellyrolls
  • Atlantic Dance Hall
  • Leaping Horse Libations

Disney’s Caribbean Beach

  • Banana Cabana
    • Review coming soon!
  • Sebastian’s Bistro
  • Centertown Market
  • Island Markets
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary

  • Contemporary Grounds
  • The Wave…of American Flavors
    • Review coming soon!
  • Chef Mickey’s
    • Review coming soon!
  • Outer Rim Lounge
  • Contempo Cafe
  • California Grill
  • The Sand Bar

Disney’s Coronado Springs

  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • Toledo Restaurant
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago
  • Laguna Bar
  • Cafe Rix
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Maya Grill
  • Siestas Cantina

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground

  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Trail’s End Restaurant
  • Crockett’s Tavern

Disney’s Grand Floridian

  • 1900 Park Fare
    • Check out @DisneyAtoZ’s review here!
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Victoria & Albert’s
  • Citricos
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Mizner’s Lounge
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

Disney’s Old Key West

  • Olivia’s Cafe

Disney’s Polynesian Village

  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Kona Cafe
  • ‘Ohana
    • Review coming soon!
  • Tambu Lounge
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
  • Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
    • Review coming soon!

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter  / Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

  • Riverside
    • River Roost
    • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
    • Riverside Mill
  • French Quarter
    • Sssagoula Floatworks & Food Factory
    • Scat Cat’s Club

Disney’s Pop Century

  • Petals Pool Bar
  • Food Court
  • Classic Concotions

Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Le Petit Cafe
  • Voyageurs’ Lounge
  • Primo Piatto
  • Bar Riva
  • Topolino’s Terrace

Saratoga Springs Resort

  • On The Roks Pool Bar
  • The Artist’s Palette
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill
  • BBQ Grill Area
  • Backstretch Pool Bar

WDW Swan & Dolphin

  • Dolphin
    • Shula’s Steak House
    • Lobby Lounge
    • Cabana Bar & Grill
    • Picabu
    • The Fountain
    • Todd English’s bluezoo
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
  • Swan
    • Splash Grill
    • Splash Terrace
    • Garden Grove
    • Kimonos
      • Review coming soon!
    • Java Bar
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
      • Review of their bar coming soon!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Territory Lounge
  • Artist Point Dining
  • Roaring Fork Snacks
  • Trout Pass Pool Bar

Flower & Garden Festival.