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Boatwrights

The Walt Disney World website and app include the latest menu information, which may be more current than the listings below. Click Here to view the Boatwright’s Dining Hall menu.

In addition to its more informal food court, Port Orleans Riverside also features Boatwright’s Dining Hall, the only table service restaurant at Port Orleans, where you can 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 tantalizing Southern entrées and family favourites — 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 Company 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 5pm until 9pm, but is closed for breakfast and lunch (please use the adjacent Riverside Mill food court instead).

A newly updated menu, with many of the offerings renamed in order to tie in with the Port Orleans theming and backstory, was launched on 29 October 2014.

Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended, especially during busy periods, or when the Disney Dining Plan is being offered as a free perk to resort guests. Call 1-407-WDW-DINE to book up to 180 days in advance, or book online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app.

“Disney Dining Plan” and “Tables in Wonderland” discounts are both accepted at this location.

Opening Hours: 5pm — 9pm

Boatwright’s Dining Hall re-opened post-COVID on 14th December 2021


Boatwright’s Dinner Menu

Menu Prices Last Verified 8 June 2022

(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)

Appetizers
French Onion Soup Au Gratin
Gruyère Cheese, Onions, and a Toasted Crouton in a rich Beef Broth
reminiscent to Pierre D’Orr’s Home Village
$10
Mardi Gras Fritters
House-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
$12
Boudin Balls NEW
A mix of Andouille Sausage, Smoked Sausage, and Dirty Rice. Breaded and Fried
served with Remoulade, Creole Mustard and Pickled Vegetables
$13
Amelia’s Salad
Romaine Heart with Rainbow Carrots, Watermelon Radish, Roasted Tomatoes, and Crispy Black-Eye Peas with an Avocado-Tarragon Dressing
$10
Crawfish Bisque [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]
Traditional-style Bisque with Crawfish Tails, a touch of Sherry, and finished with Crème Fraîche
$8
Andouille Sausage-Cheese Dip [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]
Andouille Sausage in a Three Cheese-blend
served in a Bread Bowl
$13
Fried Green Tomatoes [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]
Served with Arugula and Spicy Crawfish Rémoulade
$10
Entrées

Add Crawfish Mac & Cheese or Lump Crab Cakes to any Entrée for $10 [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]

All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Chef’s Platter
Ribs, Nashville Hot Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Barbecued Beef Brisket with Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Street Corn, and Green Beans
~ Recommended Pairing: Columbia Crest H3 Merlot, Columbia Valley ~
$35
Boatwright’s Jambalaya
A New Orleans Dinnertime favorite! A Slow-cooked Spicy Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken served with Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Seghesio Family Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma County ~
$21
Boatwright’s Harvest Jambalaya NEW
Spicy Tomato Rice with Mushroom, Peppers, Onions, and Garlic
~ Recommended Pairing: Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ~
$21
Nashville Hot Chicken
Hand-battered, Crispy-fried Hot Chicken served with Barbecue Baked Beans and Collard Greens with House-Pickles
$23
General Fulton’s Prime Rib *
Slow-roasted Prime Rib rubbed with our specialty crafted Chicory-Coffee Blend, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Horseradish Cream
~ Recommended Pairing: Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County ~
$36
Blackened Salmon NEW
with Dirty Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Picked Onions, and Brown Butter Beurre Blanc
~ Recommended Pairing: King Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ~
$26
Deep South Shrimp and Grits
Sustainable Shrimp and Andouille Sausage served with Spicy Cream Sauce over our Creamy Charleston-style Grits
~ Recommended Pairing: Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ~
$24
Turbodog Barbecued Ribs [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]
House-smoked Ribs served with Creole Coleslaw, Street Corn, and Cajun Fries
~ Recommended Pairing: Abita Turbodog Brown Ale ~
$24
The Big Easy [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening]
10-oz Grilled New York Strip with Crawfish Mac & Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables, and a Blackberry Port Demi
~ Recommended Pairing: The Big Easy Red Blend, by Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County ~
$36
Sides
Seasonal Vegetables $5
Fried Okra $5
Southern Greens $5
Red Beans and Rice [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening] $5
Dessert

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

Mississippi Mud Crème Brûlée [Updated from Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Berries]
Chocolate Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Gluten-Friendly Shortbread Cookie, garnished with Fresh Strawberries and more Ganache
$8
Pecan Pie Cheesecake [Updated from Red Velvet Cheesecake]
Pecan-Graham Cracker Crust, Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake, Pecan Pie Filling, Bourbon-Caramel Sauce and Spicy Candied Pecans (contains alcohol)
$8
Banana Cream Pie Bread Pudding
House-made Bread Pudding with Fresh Bananas, Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Caramel Sauce, Bourbon-soaked Golden Raisins and Vanilla Ice Cream (Dessert contains alcohol)
$7
Sorbet
A Trio of Southern-inspired Sorbets
$6
Lemon Chess Bar [Removed 2022]
Centuries old recipe made with Cornmeal and Buttemilk, served with a Strawberry-Basil Sauce, and Crispy Cake Croutons
$7

An 18% service charge is added for parties of 6 or more.
* 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 food-borne illness.
** Enhancement Items are Not Eligible on the Disney Dining Plan


Dessert Cocktails
Godiva Chocolate Martini
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Stoli Vanil Vodka, White Crème de Cacao, and Frangelico
$14
Baileys and Coffee
Baileys Irish Cream mixed with Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee
$12
Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port
3-oz Pour
$11
Cold Brew XO [Removed 2022]
Patrón XO Cafe Coffee Liqueur, Heavy Cream, and Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee
$11.25
Specialty Cocktails
Sazerac
Knob Creek Rye, Agave Nectar, and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of Pernod
$15
Rum-A-Rita
Bayou Select Rum with Bayou Satsuma Orange Liqueur, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Orange Juice, and Sour Mix
$15
Southern Hurricane
Plantation Original Dark Rum, Bayou Silver Rum, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Southern Comfort
$14
Citrus Smash
Bayou Satsuma Orange Rum Liqueur mixed with Orange Juice and topped with Tonic Water
$13
Magical Star Cocktail [Removed June 2022]
X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir Multicolored Glow Cube
$13.75
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. $9.25
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. $9.25
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. $9.25
Sample all three with an Abita Beer Flight $10.25
Non-Alcoholic Specialties
EARidescent Sip-a-bration NEW [used to be Buzz Lightyeat or Tinkerbell]
Minute Maid Premium Lemonade and Fruity Strawberry Punch served in a souvenir 50th Celebration Cup with a surprise Character and a little bit of magic!
$10.00
Pomegranate Lemonade NEW
Minute Maid Premium Lemonade with Pomegranate and Lime Juices
$5.49
Grapefruit Spritzer NEW
Ruby Red Grapefruit and Lime Juices topped with Soda Water
$5.49
Mega-Berry Smoothie [Removed 2022]
Raspberry Purée and Nonfat Yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega
$6.00
Beverages
Coca-Cola $ ?
Diet Coke $ ?
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar $ ?
Sprite $ ?
Barq’s Root Beer $ ?
Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade $ ?
Specialty Hot Beverages

Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee

New Orleans Chicory Coffee
French Press Pot (Serves Two)
$9
Espresso $3.99
Cappuccino $4.79
Latte $4.79
Café Mocha $4.99

Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee
Regular or Decaf

$4.29
 
 
Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside

Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Riverside

 

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

Kids Menu Items and Prices TBC
 
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
 
Appetizers
(à la carte)
Chicken Noodle Soup $3
Garden Salad
with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
$3
Celery and Carrot Sticks [Removed 2022]
with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
$3
French Fries [Removed 2022] $3
Mickey Check Meals

Served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani Water

Grilled Chicken Breast Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Grilled Chicken Breast with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
 
$10
Multigrain Pasta Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Multigrain Pasta with Turkey Marinara and Green Beans
Dessert: Sliced Apples
 
$10
Grilled Fish Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Grilled Fish with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans
Dessert: Fresh Strawberries
 
$11
Grilled Beef Skewers Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Grilled Beef Skewers with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
 
$12

— OR —

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

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

Soft Drinks may be substituted upon request

Entrées (Choose One):
Macaroni & Cheese ($9)
Cheeseburger ($10)
Cheese Pizza ($9)
Jambalaya ($11) A New Orleans Dinnertime favorite! Slow-cooked Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken served over Rice [Removed Dec 2016]

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$9—$12
Mickey Check Item = Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions

 

Special Dietary Requirements

The Walt Disney World website and app provides extended menu listings for all their restaurants to assist anyone with special dietary requirements, allergies, etc. For Boatwright’s Dining Hall additional options, please Click Here.

You can also contact Walt Disney World directly to check or make special arrangements for specific dietary needs by visiting their information website at www.disneyworld.com/specialdiets, phoning 1-407-824-5967, or emailing Special.Diets@disneyworld.com.

It is also advisable to contact individual restaurants in advance to discuss any specific dietary requirements you might have, and/or speak to the chef upon arrival. Another useful resource are the menus that have been uploaded to the handy Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at WDW website.

Kosher/Passover Options — Available by Request

Appetisers:

Entrées:

Dessert:

Kids’ Menu:



Special Thanksgiving Dinner Menu (details from 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

Discover the Port Orleans Backstory...
For the nostalgia 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 Café which was located inside the main building, just to the right of the current Scat Cat’s lounge area.

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 Café 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

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 stopped serving breakfast. 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! Disney’s official word on the subject was 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.