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“Good Choice in Downtown Disney” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fulton's Crab House

Fulton's Crab House
1670 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830 (Lake Buena Vista)
407-934-2628
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Ranked #619 of 3,168 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
Vienna, Virginia, USA
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Good Choice in Downtown Disney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fulton's Crab House is in Downtown Disney in Orlando, FL. It was quite crowded and luckily we made reservations over a month in advance and were seated very rapidly. Without reservations, expect a long wait! It's a large restaurant and noisy with a lot of kids (Disney). But, the food was very good and the service was prompt.

Visited March 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Very nice but not outstanding , book at least a week ahead !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had eaten here about 10 years ago so thought I would take my wife as she loves crab . Don't get me wrong this place is a very nice but its reputation seems higher than it delivers today . For the money they charge you expect good hot food and excellent service . Our server was nice but very busy , we never saw him from after we ordered our meal to when we had finished and he came to clear the plates away ( most servers come and check you meal is ok --- even at Applebees ). In fact my wife's crab was nice but my pasta was luke warm at best . There were others around us waiting a long time for food and service , seems success has had a negative impact on quality . We tried to book two days in advance and here were only two times available , on the day they were taking no reservations . I am also annoyed by the Disney online booking system , it takes forever to book as they take all your credit card data . Then if you cancel on the same day they charge you $10 each cancellation charge , which i think is a rip off based on how full their wait list is on the day.
Sad to say i think this will be my last visit to this place unless things change

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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“Great Food and Unique Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went here as part of a business group looking for an outing from our hotel and were pleasantly pleased with the food and facility. The seafood is top notch with many options. It is housed in a beautiful old paddle boat docked at the edge of the lake in Downtown Disney, so looking out over the lake adds to a special atmosphere.

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Wichita, Kansas
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“Impeccable service & outstanding food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Celebrating a 34th and 32nd wedding anniversary, we called ahead in January to make reservations for an outside table for seven. Upon our arrival, we were told it would be a 45-minute wait and they would try their best to accommodate our party inside by a window. The evening did not start out as originally planned. However, the General Manager at Fulton's quickly offered to pick up our cocktails and place us with the best server he had to offer. Linnea did not disappoint. She was top-notch in everything she did to make our night a special one. Her service was only matched by the exquisite appetites and entrees. The management also arranged two massive slices of chocolate cake to celebrate our anniversaries. By far, this was one of the best meals the entire group had ever experienced.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesboro, Tennessee
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We made a last minute reservation and could only get in at 930pm. I almost cancelled it cause it was so late and we were tired (Disney all day). so glad I didn't! We checked in about 30 minutes early and sit out on the deck and watched fireworks. We were seated about 15 minutes early. The waitress was great. She apoligized for being late getting our drink order (she wasn't at all). She had the chef come out and speak to another customer about an allergy. The chef then sent out some crackers and crab dip that wasn't on the menu. It was delicious! I got the grouper and it was wonderful. My son got some seafood pasta which was a small potion for him but with the dip and the bread, he was full. My daughter got the crab legs which were wonderful with the mashed potatoes and corn on the cob that tasted like it was from my Dad's garden. great service and great meal!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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