8 Things You’ll Love About Paddlefish at Walt Disney World

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Paddlefish is a signature dining experience located within The Landing area of Disney Springs.  The restaurant is extremely popular for the food, service, views and more.  Check out these 8 things that you’ll love about Paddlefish at Walt Disney World:


8. Amazing rooftop views

The restaurant has a beautiful rooftop that overlooks Disney Springs.  It is a popular location to hang out and enjoy delicious drinks and food.  You can watch the sunset over Disney Springs, relax with friends and so much more.  It is a fun atmosphere to hang out and unwind after a long day in the parks.

7. Delicious seafood offerings

The menu for the restaurant is absolutely amazing, especially if you love seafood. I love the Crab Ceviche and the fresh oysters!  There are so many great offerings that you are sure to find your favorite seafood selections. If you aren’t a seafood fan, there are still options for you, too!  You will find steak and chicken options as well.

6. Frequent special events

There are a variety of special events that are offered at Paddlefish.  The events require an admission to be able to attend and provide guests with culinary education for a specific topic along with food and drink pairings for the event.  They are very popular, so guests have to follow the restaurant’s website for the latest and greatest offerings.


5. Disney Dining Plans are accepted

If you are in the Disney Dining Plan, then you may be in luck.  As long as you are on a Disney Dining Plan that includes table service entitlements, then you can use your entitlements at Paddlefish.  The location requires 2 entitlements, so guests will want to budget accordingly.  If you aren’t on a dining plan, then be sure to ask about discounts as there are discounts available like Disney Vacation Club, Annual Passholder, etc.

4. Lunch and dinner services are offered

Paddlefish isn’t just an evening spot.  There are lunch and dinner service offered so that you have more opportunity to check out Paddlefish.  You can even bring the whole family for a delicious meal that you don’t have to wait until the late night for.  The location does offer late night dining, so you can head over until 11 PM to enjoy a night out on the town in Disney Springs. 

3. Great lounge specials

There are often various lounge specials and offerings like happy hours, themed holiday offerings, etc.  If you enjoy a drink and a few bites with a beautiful view, there is typically always something to check out.  It can be a great way to get an introduction to the menu and try something new!

2. There is a Sunday brunch.

If you love brunch, then you definitely want to check out the Sunday brunch offering at Paddlefish.  The brunch is offered only Sundays from 11:30 AM through 4 PM.  There are great options like Crab and Asparagus Benedict (two poached eggs, jumbo lump crap, asparagus, bacon and hollandaise sauce) and The King Meets the Captain (peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast that is crusted with breakfast cereal and served with a berry compote). There are other great offerings, too, so you really can’t go wrong!

1. You’ll want to save room for dessert!

This is probably true for most of the restaurants at Walt Disney World, but you should treat yourself here and there while on vacation.  Paddlefish offers several amazing dessert options.  My favorite is the Flourless Chocolate Cake.  I don’t know what it is about the richness and texture of a flourless cake that gets me hooked!  If you are a fan of Key Lime Pie, theirs is delicious and is a nice follow-up to a delicious seafood meal.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!