Originally opening on May 1, 1976 as the Empress Lilly, the boat-themed structure has a long Disney history. Did you know it was the fist location to offer character dining? In 1996, Levy Restaurants began a twenty year dear to operate the location and the venue was rechristened as Fulton’s Crab House. Now that it has been 20 years, it was time for the dining establishment to enter a new era.

Paddlefish, still operated by Levy, got a stem to stern makeover. It now exudes an opulent and inviting atmosphere for guests. Each floor has its own unique charm and provides a variety of ambiance to enjoy your dining experience.

First Floor:

Second Floor:

Top Floor:

Of course the most important part of any restaurant is the food. Here is some that was previewed at the special pre-opening event.

Fresh made lobster guacamole

Hamburger (slider size for the event)

Lobster Fries

Lobster Corn Dog

Chocolate pecan bourbon tart with candy bacon and carrot cake

Lobster Rolls

In our opinion, Paddlefish is beautiful both inside and out. The smaller dining areas make it feel much more intimate than any other restaurant in Disney Springs. The outdoor seating will be a popular option. Of course, you can’t beat the view.

Paddlefish will be open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch.