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Paddlefish Opens in Fall 2016 at Disney Springs

The steamboat at Disney Springs, formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House, gets a bow-to-stern transformation and offers a whole new seafood-centric dining experience, opening in Fall 2016 for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Paddlefish will serve fresh seafood, steaks and chops, a catch of the day, and composed seafood entrees such as lobster risotto with poached Maine lobster, saffron and Meyer lemon oil and redfish with coconut milk, crab broth, tomato, peppers and ginger. (No worries, fan favorites including Florida stone crab, Alaskan King and Queen crab, and lobster corn dogs will be back.) A fun new addition is lobster guacamole made tableside with Maine Lobster, chilies, cilantro, lime and tortilla chips. And there’s a “build-your-own boil” so you can pick your own ingredients and seasonings.

The sleek and modern design of Paddlefish includes a new rooftop lounge, open until 2 a.m., with spectacular views of Disney Springs and the water. The lounge will have a separate menu of eclectic dishes perfect for sharing.

Stay tuned for more details.


  • Will there be a NewYearsEve celebration at Paddlefish ? When can you make dinner reservations for the 31st of December ?
    We know it from way back ….before Fulton’s it was Empress Lilly ….love it back then, Fulton’s was okay too, now we are curious to find out about Paddlefish ….

  • Hello. We’ll be arriving November 3, would it be open by then? Are you taking reservations?

  • WE don’t want to miss WDW’s Latest & Greatest FOOD RIDE. Here in Vermont “Fall” arrives in a couple of weeks …. winter is at the end of October … and that is when we’re headed to Port Orleans, French Quarter. I can hear the rhythm in my food loving heart: res~er~vay-shuns, res~er~vay~shuns, res~er~vay~shuns! Forget the rooftop ~ we’ll dine in the boiler room!

  • When will they be accepting reservations? We are coming November 20.

  • Sounds great! I wonder if you can reserve rooftop seating?

  • And by Fall 2016 they actually mean Spring 2017……..

  • Will you be open by October 21st and will you be accepting the Deluxe Disney Dining plan?

  • Are there going to be any vegan items on the menu? I’d love to go here but I need to be sure there’s something my family can eat.

  • We will be at Disney Springs Nov. 6-12. Any idea when Paddlefish will open?

  • This sounds good. It looks like some elements from the Empress Lilly are being added back (smokestacks, paddlewheel).

  • Will Paddlefish be on the Deluxe Dining Plan?

  • What type of entertainment will be on the rooftop lounge?

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