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Boatwright's Dining Hall

Boatwright's is the table-service restaurant shared by the Port Orleans resorts. Hanging from the ceiling of the main seating area is a half-completed scow, and various woodworking tools are mounted from the walls to connect the theming to the restaurant's name. The theme might make you think the atmosphere would be too mechanical or factory-like, but the wooden floors, large fireplace, and small tables make this a very comfortable place to have a meal. The food is American, with a slightly Southern influence. Catfish, chicken, steak, and so on highlight the menu. The best feature of this restaurant is the top-notch service.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Just off the lobby.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: No
  • Reservations: Online or call (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days before your visit.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of March 7, 2011

Dinner

Appetizers

Bourbon Barbecue Shrimp - with grilled grit cake. $10.99
Spinach Salad - With grape tomatoes, raspberry vinaigrette, roasted beets, candied pecans and goat cheese. $6.49
Cajun-seasoned Crawfish Bites - served with rémoulade. $10.49
Chicken and Adouille Gumbo - Slow-cooked in a Cajun-spiced broth. $6.49
Romaine Salad - Romaine, parmigiano-reggiano croutons, and prosciutto with our house dressing. $8.49
French Onion Soup au Gratin - Provolone and Swiss cheese, roasted crouton. $6.49

Entrees

Andouille-crusted Catfish - with cayenne butter sauce and chive aioli. $15.99
Jambalaya - A Creole recipe with spiced chicken thighs, Andouille sausage, shrimp, rice, and vegetables. $17.99
Grilled Pork Chop - Amber Ale barbecue sauce, cheesy grits, and onion rings. $21.99
Pasta with Shrimp - Spinach, olives, eggplant, shallots, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes with orecchiette pasta. $18.99
With chicken $17.99
As a vegetarian entrée $16.99
Grilled Tenderloin Medallions - served with "mac and cheese," crayfish beignet, and red wine demi-glace. $27.49
Slow-roasted Prime Rib - Red wine demi-glace with Yukon gold potatoes, watercress, and balsamic vinaigrette. $27.99
Voodoo Chicken - with red beans, rice and collard greens. $17.99
Blackened Fish Fillet - with a grilled grit cake and stewed green tomatoes. $21.99

Sides

Sautéed Mushrooms - $3.99
Southern Greens - $3.99
Seasonal Vegetables - $3.99

Dessert

Chocolate Cake - with fresh cream and raspberry sauce. $5.99
Pecan Pie - A traditional Southern favorite. $5.49
New Orleans Bread Pudding - with rum raisin ice cream and Fosters sauce. $5.49
No Sugar Added Lemon Pound Cake - with seasonal berries. $5.49
Bananas Foster Angel Food Cake - served with vanilla bean ice cream. $6.49

Kid's Menu

Choice of one (1) Appetizer, one (1) Entrée, one (1) Beverage, and one (1) Dessert. $8.59
All Meals served with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water, or 100% apple juice. Soft drinks and French fries available on request.
Appetizers: Chicken Noodle Soup or Garden Salad
Entrées: Cheeseburger, Chicken Nuggets, or Macaroni & Cheese
Desserts: Fruit Salad or Ice-Cream Sundae

Kids’ Complete Meals - Mickey’s favorite meals include appetizer, entrée, and dessert served on a Mickey Plate with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water, or 100% apple juice. $8.59
Cheese Pizza - served with veggies and sliced apples
Meaty Macaroni - Ground turkey with marinara sauce topped with mozzarella served with veggies and fruit salad

Beverages

Soda - Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Barq's Root Beer. $2.69

Non-Alcoholic Specialty Drinks

Tinker Bell and Friends or Buzz Lightyear Punch - Minute Maid Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir fairies or Toy Story 3 cup with a glowing Tinker Bell or Buzz Lightyear clip-on light. $6.49
Mega-Berry Smoothie - Raspberry puree and nonfat yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega. $4.69

Specialty Cocktails

Magical Star Cocktail - X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, Parrot Bay coconut rum, pineapple juice, and a souvenir multicolored glow cube. $10.50
Blue Bayou - Old New Orleans amber rum, peach schnapps, blue curacao, and pina colada mix. $9.50
Cajun Creamsicle - Old New Orleans Cajun spiced rum, creme de banana, white creme de cacao, and vanilla ice cream. $8.50
The Big Easy - Old New Orleans amber rum, Southern Comfort, peach schnapps, and tropical juices. $8.50
Southern Hurricane - Southern Comfort, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine. $7.25
Lynchburg Lemonade - Jack Daniel's whiskey, Triple Sec, and sweet-and-sour topped with a splash of Sprite. $8.50

Draft Beer

Abita Brewing Company is nested in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Abita's ales and lagers are brewed in small batches and handcrafted with only the highest standards for quality.

Abita Amber - is a Munich-style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor, and a rich amber color. $6.00
Abita Purple Haze - is a crisp American-style wheat beer with raspberries, which provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste. $6.00
Abita Turbodog - is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of British pale, crystal and chocolate malts, giving it a rich body and a sweet chocolate-toffee-like flavor. $6.00
Sample all three with an Abita beer flight - $6.50

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Number of Boatwright's Dining Hall Reviews: 7
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Oct 05
Reviewer: TinaMouse Farmington, MN     September 10, 2006
Great place for breakfast. We stayed at POFQ for 10 days and ate breakfast here on our way to the airport. It was a sweet and satisfying end to our magical trip.

I was disappointed when they closed the FQ full-service restaurant. It was a drag to go to Riverside to eat full-service and that ended up being why we only ate here once. However, our favorite items from the FQ menu have made it on the Boatwright's menu.

The strawberries and cream, although easy to prepare, were wonderful. You were brought a little creamer (with truly heavy cream, not 1/2-n-1/2), a bowl of berries, and a bowl of brown sugar. You mixed them up to your taste. YUM!

The sweet potato pancakes were delish. They were not overly sweet and had toasted pecans sprinkled on top. The french toast was also to die for. This was my favorite (we all take tastes and move the plates around). DH had a made-to-order omelet and said it was great.

Our server was harried. She seemed to be the only server who showed up that day. She was very friendly, but it did take a really long time to get our order in and to get our food. This is why I rated 4 instead of 5 planets.

Atmosphere is rather non-descript, but it was light and fresh in the restaurant. Not a Mickey, hidden or otherwise, could be found.

I was very happy with breakfast here. I have never had dinner or lunch here.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   5/21/05
Reviewer: relaaxedwheniamthere (dustycheatham@hotmail.com) jax fl.     June 02, 2005
Started our night at River Roost Lounge. Saw the great Bob Jackson performing. He has to be seen, what a showman. While waiting for our table in Boatwright's, we shared a shrimp cocktail for the price of $6.95. Best on property. For dinner, Joann was our server. She was magical. Service was good our whole trip. Wife had crab stuffed salmon, by the look on her face it was delish. I had the pot roast. It was more than I could eat, but I did it was that good. Total with tip, $43. If you stay at Port Orleans, you must give Boatwright's a try.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   November 25, 2004
Reviewer: Tinkerbellegirl Milford, CT     March 08, 2005
My daughter was sick for 2 days, and was really craving some food-other than crackers and sprite. We walked over to Boatwright's without a priority seating and were seated right away. I got the meat with some sauce and mashed potatoes, it was great. My daughter was craving grilled cheese and though it was not on the menu it was not a problem. We had dessert packed for us, as my daughter was tired which was not a problem. Would deffinitly go back and would love to try breakfast.
 
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