Restaurant Listings

Boathouse

Address1620 Buena Vista Dr.
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-DINE
Price Level$$$$
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Brunch

Everyday
Everyday
No brunch offered
Wheelchair AccessYes
BeveragesFull Bar
Noise LevelMedium Noise Level
Late NightNo
Scott's Review

I finally had a chance to try out the food recently at the Boathouse, the first major Disney Springs restaurant that opened in April. What took me so long? Well, I wasn’t looking forward to shelling out 21 bucks for fish tacos or 29 clams for for a lobster roll. Even a “classic burger” demands $18. So when I was invited to attend a wine luncheon hosted by Breakthru Beverage Group, I said yes. And I was most anxious to try that Lobster Roll. A lobroll, of course, is a sandwich, a fairly simple one at that, with a lobster salad — steamed lobster meat chopped and tossed with mayonnaise and celery — on a toasted and buttered bun, most usually a mere hot dog bun but sometimes even just a piece of toasted white bread. The kitchen, perhaps as a means of justifying the just-under-30-dollars price tag, turned the lobster roll here into an over-produced concoction that had to be eaten with knife and fork. The salad, which featured big, meaty chunks of deliciously sweet lobster, sat atop a mini loaf of a buttered roll. There was a slit in the top of the roll, but there was no way to elegantly cram the salad into it, and even if one could, decorum would prevent one from picking it up to shove into one’s mouth. Good lobster salad? Yes. Delicious buttered, toasted roll? You bet. Good lobster roll? No. And the fries that were served with it were just a tad too greasy.
Address:

1620 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-939-DINE
Website: The Boathouse