Now Open: Paddlefish at Disney Springs

On Feb. 4, Paddlefish opened in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Formerly Fulton’s Crab House, the much-anticipated opening of this re-imagined restaurant aboard an iconic paddleboat brings rooftop-level waterfront seating (perfect for a sunset happy hour), an open kitchen area specifically for seafood boils, and an exciting seafood-centric menu.

Executive Chef Mark Boor, who was previously at the helm of the kitchen at Fulton’s Crab House, worked on developing the new Paddlefish menu for over two years. While some favorites remain from the original menu, including the Lobster Corn Dogs with a sweet chili aioli, the new additions push the limits when it comes to flavor and creativity.

Start with the Tableside Lobster Guacamole, a unique spin on the classic south-of-the-border appetizer with plump Maine lobster mixed in. From the raw bar, try the Hamachi Crudo with blood orange, lime, chili, jicama and aji panca or a half dozen of the Market Fresh Oysters topped with a refreshing champagne-cucumber mignonette or a slightly spicy cocktail sauce. One of Chef Boor’s favorites is the scallop entrée with brown butter, cauliflower puree, crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon. Finally, a must-try dessert is the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tart, which is a rich, gooey treat with candied bacon, sea salt and dulce de leche ice cream.

At Paddlefish, you can enjoy lunch, dinner and a late-night menu every day or the week as well as a weekend brunch.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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