Boatwright Menus

In addition to the two food courts, Port Orleans Riverside also features Boatwright’s Dining Hall, which is the only table service restaurant at the resort. Enjoy classic American favourites in a relaxing waterfront environment. This restored boat-construction warehouse is a shipbuilder’s paradise along the Sassagoula River. Home-style meals include heapin’ “Tin Pans” for breakfast [sadly no longer available] and tantalizing Southern entrées for dinner. It’s a boatload of fun!

Themed after a wooden shipbuilding yard with vintage shipbuilding tools hanging on the walls inside the restaurant, even your cutlery is presented to your table in a woodworker’s toolbox. The partially built sailboat located inside the restaurant is actually an authentic reproduction of a flat bottom “New Orleans Lugger” that sailed the Mississippi River in the 1820s. Constructed at the Brewers Dauntless Ship Yard, you can find construction information and photos here.

The 208-seat Boatwright’s Dining Hall is located inside the main Sassagoula Steamboat Co. building at Port Orleans Riverside, just between the River Roost lounge and the Riverside Mill food court. Boatwright’s is open daily for dinner from 5:00pm until 10:00pm, but is closed for breakfast and lunch (please use the adjacent Riverside Mill food court instead).

Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended, especially during busy periods, or when the Disney Dining Plan is being offered as a free perk with resort room reservations. Call 1-407-WDW-DINE to book up to 180 days in advance. “Disney Dining Plan” and “Tables in Wonderland” discounts are both accepted at this location.

Please use the following links to see what sort of food choices and price ranges you can expect at Boatwright’s:

Boatwright’s Dinner Menu
Boatwright’s Kids Dinner Choices
Sassagoula Eatin’ History (historical menus, including some from the Dixie Landings era, circa 1995)

Also, the Walt Disney World website includes downloadable PDF menus for Breakfast (note: not currently being served), Dinner, Dessert and Kids Picks at Boatwright’s, but the most recent update appears to have been September 2012.


As from Sunday 22nd February 2009, Boatwright’s Dining Hall no longer serves breakfast. Dinner reservations are unaffected. This means that the only on-site breakfast options for guests staying at either Riverside or French Quarter are now the counter service locations — and no more Sweet Potato Cakes or Banana-stuffed French toast, which must count as some sort of crime!

It is unclear at present whether this is merely a short term cost-cutting measure due to the current economic downturn or if this curtailment will continue in the longer term. Disney’s official word on the subject is as follows:

As a part of our normal course of business, we regularly evaluate our offerings and make appropriate adjustments as needed. Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans - Riverside will no longer be open for breakfast effective Sunday, February 22, 2009. Dinner will continue to be offered daily.

Guests looking for dining options at Port Orleans - Riverside throughout the day are invited to visit the Riverside Mill for a wide variety of meals or the River Roost for lounge-style dining. If looking for a more formal dining experience, please visit one of our many other Resort restaurants for breakfast or lunch including Olivia’s at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort or The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside

Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside

Boatwright’s Dinner Menu

Revised ‘Backstory Theme Based’ Menu Launched 29 October 2014 (changes from 2013 options are noted)
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
French Onion Soup Au Gratin
Provolone and Swiss, Onions, and Roasted Crouton in a rich Beef Broth
reminiscent to Pierre D’Orr’s home village
Crescent City Gumbo
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Slow-cooked in a Cajun-spiced Broth
Amelia’s Salad
Spinach Salad with Seasonal ingredients and House-made Vinaigrette
Plantation Salad
Romaine, Parmigiano-Reggiano Croutons, and Prosciutto with our House Dressing
Mardi Gras Fritters
House-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
Colonel’s [sic] Peace’s Crawfish Pieces
Crispy Crawfish Bites served with House-made Rémoulade
Gulf Delta Chilled Shellfish NEW
Tender seasoned Shrimp and Crawfish with Pickled Vegetables and Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce
Ol’ Man Island Oysters NEW
Lightly Fried Oysters with House-made Rémoulade and Watercress Salad
N’awlins Barbecued ShrimpNEW
Classic slow-cooked Shrimp with a Grilled Baguette
General Fulton’s Prime Rib * †
Carefully Seasoned with a hint of Coffee and Slow-roasted served with Horseradish-Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Red Wine Demi-glace
~ Recommended Pairing: MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ~
The Big Easy * †
10 oz Grilled New York Strip with Brandy-Peppercorn Sauce, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Arugula, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
~ Recommended Pairing: Benziger Merlot, Sonoma County (certified sustainable) ~
Voodoo Chicken † [Updated Item]
Buttermilk-marinated crispy Chicken Breast with Red Beans, Rice, and Collard Greens topped with Redeye Gravy
~ Recommended Pairing: Newton Red Label Chardonnay, Napa Valley ~
Turbodog Barbecued RibsNEW
with Cajun Steak Fries and House-made Cole Slaw
~ Recommended Pairing: Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County ~
Ponchatrain PastaNEW [sic; Pontchartrain?]
Sautéed Shellfish served Bouillabaisse-style in a Garlic Broth with Fennel over Fettuccine
      With Chicken
      As a Vegetarian Entrée

~ Recommended Pairing: Newton Red Label Chardonnay, Napa Valley ~
Flambeau FishNEW
Today’s Sustainable Fish Selection lightly Blackened with Corn Spoon Bread and Peach Mostarda
~ Recommended Pairing: Two Princes Riesling, Nahe ~
Cajun Bayou Catfish
with Dirty Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Cayenne-Butter Sauce and Chive Aïoli
A personal favorite of Philip Leane
~ Recommended Pairing: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ~
Charleston Shrimp and GritsNEW
Sautéed Shrimp with Vegetables, Tasso Ham, and fresh Herbs served over creamy Cheese Grits
~ Recommended Pairing: MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ~
Jackson Square Étouffée
Crawfish simmered in a rich Seafood Sauce over Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Two Princes Riesling, Nahe ~
The Louisiana Lugger
Our Sweet Tea-brined Pork Chop with Sweet Potato Hash and Citrus-Whiskey Glaze
~ Recommended Pairing: Canyon Road Merlot, California ~
Boatwright’s Jambalaya
A New Orleans Dinnertime favorite! Slow-cooked Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken in a spicy Sauce served over Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Hogue Genesis Syrah, Columbia Valley ~
Garden District Jambalaya
A Vegetarian version of this New Orleans Classic with Asparagus, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes with Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ~
Sassagoula Short Ribs
Slow-cooked Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Cheesy Grits and Red Wine Reduction
~ Recommended Pairing: Once Upon a Vine Red Blend, California ~
Sautéed Mushrooms $4.29
Dirty Rice NEW $4.29
Seasonal Vegetables $4.29
Southern Greens $4.29

A Finale from the D’Sert Sisters
Celia & Delia D’Sert were from a very wealthy and socially prominent family in Port Orleans. They inherited a sizeable sum from their father Jean Michael D’Sert who made his fortune in the “sweets” business.

Red Velvet CheesecakeNEW
with Bourbon-Vanilla Cream
Brew du Krewe † [Updated Item]
Espresso-Chocolate Cake with Mocha Ganache and fresh Whipped Cream
Bourbon Street Pecan Pie
A traditional Southern favorite
Doubloon Bread Pudding [Updated Item]
House-made Seasonal Bread Pudding with Ice Cream, Seasonal Accompaniments, and a Chocolate Doubloon
Royal Bananas Foster
served on Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Crème Brûlée † [Updated Item]
with Seasonal Berries
A No Sugar Added Dessert

We proudly serve Edy’s Ice Cream

An 18% service charge is added for parties of 6 or more.
† Denotes contains alcohol products
* This item is cooked to Guest preference and/or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Non-Alcoholic Specialties
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
Mega-Berry Smoothie
Raspberry Purée and Nonfat Yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega
Odwalla All-Natural Lemonade
topped with a Wildberry Foam
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
Bulleit Rye Small Batch American Whiskey, Agave Nectar, and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of Pernod
Ramos Fizz [Updated Item]
Hendrick’s Gin, fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Half & Half, Orange Flower Water, and Agave Nectar topped with Soda Water
Southern Hurricane
Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Don Q Cristal Rum, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Southern Comfort
Dessert Cocktails
Godiva Chocolate Martini
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Stoli Vanil Vodka, White Crème de Cacao, and Frangelico
Fireball Cocktail NEW
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and RumChata Cream Liqueur
Banana Spiced Rum Martini NEW
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Bols Crème de Banana, and RumChata Cream Liqueur
Baileys and Coffee
Baileys Irish Cream mixed with hot Coffee
Draft Beer

Abita Brewing Company is nestled 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. $6.75
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. $6.75
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. $6.75
Sample all three with an Abita Beer Flight $7.25
Specialty Hot Beverages

Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee

Espresso $3.69
Cappuccino $4.19
Latte $4.19
Café Mocha $4.69
Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee $2.79
Diet Coke$2.99
Coca-Cola Zero$2.99
Barq’s Root Beer$2.99
Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade$2.99

Boatwright’s Kids’ Meals — for Guests Ages 9 and Under

Last Updated 28 September 2013
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
(à la carte)

[Appetizers are no longer included in kids’ meal prices, although oddly enough the meal prices somehow stayed the same...]

Chicken Noodle Soup $2.19
Garden Salad
with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
Celery and Carrot Sticks $2.19
French Fries $2.19
Mickey Check Meals

served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani Water

Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions

Grilled Chicken
Entrée: Grilled Chicken with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Multigrain Pasta
Entrée: Multigrain Pasta with Turkey Marinara and Green Beans
Dessert: Sliced Apples
Grilled Fish NEW
Entrée: Grilled Fish with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans
Dessert: Fresh Strawberries

— OR —

Choice of one (1) Beverage, one (1) Entrée, and one (1) Dessert

Soft Drinks may be substituted upon request

Beverages (Choose One):
Small Lowfat Milk
Small Dasani Water
Small Minute Maid Apple Juice

Entrées (Choose One):
Macaroni & Cheese
Cheese Pizza

Desserts (Choose One):
Ice Cream Sundae
Sliced Apples
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Fresh Strawberries



Special Dietary Requirements

You can contact Walt Disney World directly to check or make special arrangements for specific dietary needs by visiting their information website at, phoning 1-407-824-5967, or emailing

It is also advisable to contact individual restaurants in advance to discuss any specific dietary requirements you might have.

Kosher/Passover Options — Available by Request




Kids’ Menu:

Special Thanksgiving Dinner Menu (as served on 27 November 2008)

Roast turkey, giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry relish.
Choice of apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie for dessert.

A limited menu of Boatwright’s favorites is also available.

Adult Price (2008): $24.99
Child Price (2008): $9.99
(Drinks, tax and gratuity not included)

Restaurant Opening Hours (Thanksgiving 2008): 2:00pm—10:00pm

Sassagoula Eatin’ History

Boatwright’s Menu Art

For the nostaglia buffs, I thought it would nice to include some references back to the early days of the Dixie Landings and Port Orleans resorts.

Prior to the year 2000, Boatwright’s wasn’t the only table-service restaurant on property. The French Quarter section also had its own restaurant called Bonfamille’s Cafe which was located inside the main building, just to the right of the current Scat Cat’s lounge area.

Discover the Port Orleans Backstory...
So if you’d like to hold on tightly to the handrails and keep your arms, legs and appetites inside the car, the Disney Wayback Machine will whisk you all the way back to 1995 to see what you might have been savouring in the good ol’ days. Is it just me, or do those earlier breakfast choices seem so much more enticing than the more recent rather bland, generic offerings? There sure was some good eatin’ in them there days...

Bonfamille’s Cafe Menu, Breakfast & Dinner, circa 1995 [PDF format, 1.5Mb]
Boatwright’s Dining Hall Menu, Breakfast & Dinner, circa 1995 [PDF format, 1.7Mb]
Boatwright’s Dinner ‘Specials’ Menu, 1995 [PDF format, 1.2Mb]
Boatwright’s Breakfast and Dinner Menus, 2007
Boatwright’s Final Breakfast Menu, 2009

If anyone can add to these older menus, or help out with updates for the current menus, please feel free to get in touch with me via the Contact Page. Thanks.