All Aboard Paddlefish Orlando!
Paddlefish Orlando has opened aboard the famous Empress Lily at Disney Springs, bringing new life to the ship with fresh seafood and cocktails. The former Fulton’s Crab house has been renovated with sleek lines and paneling, and the nautical-chic decor is a perfect match for the delicious menu. While the menu is mostly seafood, there is a little something for everyone, and no shortage of delicious cocktails, live music, and a beautiful atmosphere.
The newly redesigned Paddlefish Orlando
A huge selection of beer and wine adorn the menu, along with an abundance of handcrafted cocktails. The focus is on classic drinks with a unique spin, made with fresh ingredients and artisan spirits. A fine example of this is the popular Southern Sangria, which includes bourbon as a fun twist.
Clockwise from top left: Little Bird Martini, Backyard Fizz, Not Everyone’s Margarita, Southern Sangria
One of the first menu items I tried was an immediate hit – the Lobster Guacamole. Fresh lobster and avocado is a genius pairing, and we couldn’t get enough. Yet, as good as the actual guacamole was, the homemade, perfectly seasoned chips definitely made the dish.
Clockwise from top left: Mini Seafood Boil, Tableside Lobster Guacamole, Scallops
A classic seafood restaurant wouldn’t be complete without oysters, and Paddlefish Orlando definitely delivers in the shellfish department. We had ours served with the house champagne-cucumber mignonette, and kept going back for more. The sauce was light, crisp and flavored to perfection: you can taste the ingredients, but they don’t overpower the oyster flavor.
Fresh Paddlefish oysters with sauce selections
The delicious Lobster Roll, available on the lunch menu
After (or before!) dinner, make your way upstairs to the outdoor deck for a drink (or three) alongside a beautiful view. This “rooftop” setting is a great spot that can also be rented out to accommodate private events. Paddlefish Orlando is also offering a Sunday Brunch, with a special brunch menu.
Rooftop vibes at Paddlefish Orlando
Paddlefish Orlando is located at Disney Springs, 1670 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830.