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“Riverside Must Do!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boatwright's Dining Hall

Boatwright's Dining Hall
2201 Orleans Dr, Disney Dixie Landings Resortc, Orlando, FL
407-939-3463
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Ranked #454 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "Boatwright's Dining Hall is a Southern, shipyard-themed casual restaurant serving dinner at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. It's a shipbuilder's paradise parked alongside the Sassagoula River that winds through the resort.This restored boat-construction warehouse features the large wooden hull of a fishing boat suspended from the ceiling, from which dangle rustic, rope-strung lanterns. Fantastic shipbuilding tools and artifacts adorn the high walls, while shop rags are used as napkins and tool boxes contain salt shakers. Fireplaces keep the vibe and the interior quite cozy.This popular table-service restaurant features Southern-style cuisine as well as American dishes imbued with the South. Savory entrees such as jambalaya and blackened red snapper, and more traditional fare like prime rib, pasta with shrimp and filet mignon, grace dinner plates. Southern sides and pecan pie round out the dining experience.A children's menu is available for dinner.
Wetumpka, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Riverside Must Do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Really good food! I had the blackened Mahi Mahi and was very pleasantly surprised that it was so flavorful and cooked perfectly! Service was good. My only negative was that it wasn't very cold outside, but there was a fire in the fireplace. Although it added to the ambiance, it made the dining area a little warm. If you stay at Port Orleans Riverside, you should definitely try this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Service, ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This was our second year to dine at Boatwright's, which is a decent choice when staying at Port Orleans - Riverside. My husband loved his crawfish étouffée. My son's child's meal pizza was barely edible. My onion soup and Caesar salad were both good. The best part of the meal for all of us is the corn bread - a true treat. Service was exceptional again this time, but we do miss Joanne.

Visited October 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food & Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great selection and decent quality and value.
Bit of a journey to get there if you're not staying there.

Visited July 2013
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“AWESOME. Best meal on trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were staying at POFQ and had no intention of eating TS (had dining plan) at Boatwright's as we had made reservations elsewhere. We ended up cutting out day a little short at the parks (just too pooped, needed a break, and too tired to go to Downtown Disney) so we cancelled our DD reservations and went to Boatwright's to see if we could get in w/o reservations. Had no trouble and only waited 3 minutes to be seated. I had read some reviews on TA so I was not expecting much - but it was truly the best meal I had at WDW. Very high quality food. The service was good, the portions were huge and atmosphere lovely. We will definitely go there again next year!! Will be on my must do list.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“A very nice hotel option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We ate here our first night at the Riverside. The Cajun flavours are very good. Not tons of ambiance otherwise it would be a 5 for me. The staff is excellent and when my husband arrived late from picking up the rental car and wished to change what I'd ordered for him there was no problem. Would definitely eat there again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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