Dining at The BOATHOUSE in Disney Springs is a very nautical experience. After dining there several times, I found there not a bad seat in the house. This last dining experience had me sitting at a lovely inside table that was right in front of the double doors that open to the outside. The view was fabulous. I had a front row seat overlooking the water and pier. And watching the amphicars and ferry boats go by only added to the nautical dining experience.
The menu is quite unique. Instead of the usual headings of Salads, Appetizers and Entrees, you will find Launch which reflects the appetizers, Sea and Shore for entrees and The Not So Bitter End for the desserts.
For starters the rolls are amazing. They are the soft Parker House rolls that melt in your mouth. Add the creamy butter that comes on the side and you can make an entire meal on the rolls by themselves. But save some room . . . the best is yet to come!
As an appetizer I ordered the Firecracker Shrimp. The generous mound of shrimp was coated in a sauce made from Sriracha mayo and topped with parsley and peppers. The shrimp was coated and fried before being mixed with the sauce and toppings. It was a hard choice since other appetizers listed on the menu were Main Lobster Bisque, Hoisin Chili Calamari and P.E.I. Steamed Mussels.
Shrimp & Andouille Mac N’ Cheese
For an entrée, I highly recommend the Shrimp and Andouille Mac N’ Cheese. Macaroni shells, shrimp and small slices of andouille sausage were mixed in a creamy Cheddar and Beer sauce. Once again, the portion was generously impressive. While this dish is a favorite of mine, a few other entrees that looked tempting were the Main Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and the Baked Crab Stuffed Lobster.
For those not interested in seafood, there are many other selections, especially for the beef lovers. Such suggestions would be the Filet Mignon, NY Steak and Fries and Porterhouse. The BOATHOUSE also has fish dishes such as Grilled Fish Tacos and Cedar Planked Salmon, and special salads which include a Buffalo Chicken Salad.
If you have saved some room and are dining with several others, I recommend ordering the Gibson’s S’mores Baked Alaska for four. It is a mountain of chocolate ice cream topped with browned meringue. Other desserts that stood out were the Key Lime Pie in a Mason Jar and the Double Chocolate Bundt Cake.
Between the ambiance, the amazing selections of meals and the superior service, The BOATHOUSE is now considered one of my favorites. Bon appetite!
Have you tried The BOATHOUSE yet? What are your thoughts?