Boatwright Menus

NEW Minor Updates May 2018

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 10pm, 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 — 10pm

Boatwright’s Dinner Menu

Menu Prices Last Verified 24 May 2018
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
Best of the Bayou

Prix-Fixe Menu (introduced July 2015)

A collection of Boatwright’s Dining Hall’s featured flavors on a prix-fixe tasting menu designed by the Chefs Team at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
Crab Cakes [Replaces Crab Bruschetta, Dec 2016]
Jumbo Lump Crab combined with House Made Cornbread served on Grilled Corn Salad

French Onion Soup

Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Served on Crawfish Macaroni & Cheese with Red Wine Demi-Glace

Red Velvet Cheesecake
with Bourbon-Vanilla Cream

$14.99 surcharge if using Disney Dining Plan.
$1.00 surcharge if using Deluxe, Premium or Platinum plans.
We are not able to accommodate substitutions.

Crawfish Bisque
Traditional-style Bisque with Crawfish Tails, a touch of Sherry, and finished with Crème Fraîche
Colonel Peace’s Pieces
Crawfish, Shrimp, Oysters, and Okra in a crispy Cornmeal Batter with Traditional Rémoulade
French Onion Soup Au Gratin
Gruyère Cheese, Onions, and a Roasted Crouton in a rich Beef Broth
reminiscent to Pierre D’Orr’s Home Village
Charcuterie Board [was Pirogue Platter]
Chef’s Selection of Cheeses, Smoked Meats, and House-Pickled Vegetables
Louisiana BBQ Shrimp
Sautéed Shrimp in a traditional Louisiana BBQ Broth served over a Pimento Grit Cake
Fried Green Tomatoes [Updated]
with Citrus Crab Salad and House-made Herb-Buttermilk Dressing
Amelia’s Salad [Updated]
Seasonal Greens tossed in a Hard Cider Vinaigrette, with fresh Strawberries, Whipped Mascarpone Cheese, and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Mardi Gras Fritters
House-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
Crescent City Gumbo [Removed Nov 2017]
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Slow-cooked in a Cajun-spiced Broth
Cajun Bayou Chopped Salad [Removed Dec 2016]
Chopped Lettuce with Salami, Provolone, Tomatoes, Hebrs, and crispy Black-Eyed Peas with our House Vinaigrette

Add Crawfish Mac & Cheese or Imperial Crab Cake to any Entrée for $10 **

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 ~
The Big Easy *
10-oz Grilled New York Strip with Crawfish Mac & Cheese, and a Blackberry Port Demi
~ Recommended Pairing: The Big Easy Red Blend, by Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County ~
Cajun Bayou Catfish [Updated]
Corn Meal-dusted Seared Catfish with a Southern Succotash and finished with an Orange Blossom Compound Butter
~ Recommended Pairing: Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ~
Boatwright’s Jambalaya
A New Orleans Dinnertime favorite! Slow-cooked Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken in a spicy Sauce served with Rice
      As a Vegetarian Entrée [Vegetarian option removed Nov 2017]
~ Recommended Pairing: Seghesio Family Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma County ~
The Louisiana Lugger *
Grilled Cola-glazed Pork Tenderloin over a Sweet Potato Hash
~ Recommended Pairing: Flora Springs Merlot, Napa Valley ~
Nashville Hot Chicken NEW
Hand-battered, Crispy-fried Hot Chicken served on a Southern Honey Biscuit with Collard Greens and House-made Bread-and-Butter Pickles
~ Recommended Pairing: Abita Amber ~
Deep South Shrimp and Grits
Sustainable Shrimp and Tasso Ham served Traditional-style over our creamy Charleston-style Grits
~ Recommended Pairing: Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ~
Jackson Square Étouffée
Crawfish simmered in a rich Seafood Sauce over Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Meiomi Pinot Noir, California ~
Lake Charles Risotto [Updated]
Blackened Scallops over Risotto with Roasted Yellow Squash and a Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc
~ Recommended Pairing: Erath Pinot Gris, Oregon ~
Turbodog Barbecued Ribs
House-smoked Ribs served with Creole Coleslaw, Street Corn, and Cajun Fries
~ Recommended Pairing: Abita Turbodog Brown Ale ~
Chicken and Dumplings [Removed May 2018]
Pan-seared Airline Chicken Breast, Hand-rolled Potato Dumplings, Mixed Vegetables, and Cream Sauce
~ Recommended Pairing: Newton Skyside Chardonnay, Sonoma County ~
Voodoo Chicken [Removed Nov 2017]
Crispy Battered Chicken Breast and Fluffy Golden Waffles topped with Maple-Bacon Sauce
~ Recommended Pairing: Newton Red Label Chardonnay, Sonoma County ~
Ponchartrain Pasta [Removed Dec 2016]
Sautéed Shrimp with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Bell Peppers, Onion, Garlic, and Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce
~ Recommended Pairing: MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ~
Seasonal Vegetables $5
Fried Okra $5
Southern Greens $5
Red Beans and Rice $5
Louisiana Rice [Removed May 2018] $5

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 sizeable sum from their father Jean Michael D’Sert who made his fortune in the “sweets” business.

Crème Brûlée
Vanilla Brûlée with Bourbon Biscotti and Berries
Mississippi Mud Pie
Spiced Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Vanilla Panna Cotta
Bourbon Street Pecan Tart
Butterscotch Sauce and Cinnamon Gelato
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Whipped Vanilla Panna Cotta and Red Velvet Crunch
A Trio of Sorbets
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Bourbon Sauce and Toffee Brittle
Joie de Vivre Peanut Butter Mouse Brownie
Topped with Triple Berry Sauce and Peanut Brittle
Fulton’s Chocolate Cake [Removed 2017]
with Graham Cracker Crumb
Banana Pudding [Removed 2017]
Layered Banana Pudding with Salted Caramel
Doubloon Bread Pudding [Removed Dec 2016]
House-made Seasonal Bread Pudding with Ice Cream, Seasonal Accompaniments, and a Chocolate Doubloon

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 foodborne illness.
** Enhancement Items are Not Eligible on the Disney Dining Plan

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
Southern Hurricane
Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Bayou Silver Rum, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Southern Comfort
Bayou Select Rum with Bayou Satsuma Orange Liqueur, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Orange Juice, and Sour Mix
Citrus Smash
Bayou Satsuma Orange Rum Liqueur mixed with Orange Juice and topped with Tonic Water
Ramos Fizz [Removed Nov 2017]
Hendrick’s Gin, fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Half & Half, Orange Flower Water, and Agave Nectar topped with Soda Water
contains pasteurized egg whites
Dessert Cocktails
Godiva Chocolate Martini
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Stoli Vanil Vodka, White Crème de Cacao, and Frangelico
Cold Brew XO NEW
Patrón XO Cafe Coffee Liqueur, Heavy Cream, and Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee
Baileys and Coffee
Baileys Irish Cream mixed with Hot Joffrey’s Coffee
Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port
3-oz Pour
Banana Spiced Rum Martini [Removed 2017]
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Bols Crème de Banana, and RumChata Cream Liqueur
Fireball Cocktail [Removed Dec 2016]
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and RumChata Cream Liqueur
Riverside Cajun Libations
[No longer listed]
Peach Moonshine Lemonad
Tray and Sons Moonshine mixed with Peach Purée and Odwalla Lemonade
Harvest Moon Margarita
Tray and Sons Moonshine, Cointreau, Habanero Lime, Hickory Smoke, Home-made Sweet-and-Sour, and fresh Lime Juice
Summer Moon Margarita
Tray and Sons Moonshine, Cointreau, Agave Nectar, Home-made Sweet-and-Sour, and fresh Lime Juice
Sassagoula Sweet Tea
Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan Whiskey with Home-made Sweet Tea and garnished with a lemon wedge
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. $8.50
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. $8.50
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. $8.50
Sample all three with an Abita Beer Flight $8.25
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
Odwalla All-Natural Lemonade
topped with a Wildberry Foam
Mega-Berry Smoothie
Raspberry Purée and Nonfat Yogurt blended with Odwalla Berries GoMega
Coca-Cola $ ?
Diet Coke $ ?
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar $ ?
Sprite $ ?
Barq’s Root Beer $ ?
Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade $ ?
Specialty Hot Beverages

Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee

Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee $2.99
New Orleans Chicory Coffee
French Press Pot (Serves Two)
Espresso $3.69
Cappuccino $4.39
Café Mocha $4.99
Latte $4.69
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

Menu Prices Last Verified 16 January 2016
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
(à la carte)
Chicken Noodle Soup $3
Garden Salad
with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
Celery and Carrot Sticks $3
French Fries $3
Mickey Check Meals

Served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani Water

Grilled Chicken Breast Mickey Check Item NEW [Dec 2016]
Entrée: Grilled Chicken Breast with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Multigrain Pasta Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Multigrain Pasta with Turkey Marinara and Green Beans
Dessert: Sliced Apples
Grilled Fish Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Grilled Fish with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans
Dessert: Fresh Strawberries
Grilled Beef Skewers Mickey Check Item
Entrée: Grilled Beef Skewers with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Oven-roasted Turkey Mickey Check Item [Removed Dec 2016]
Entrée: Oven-roasted Turkey with Brown Rice and Green Beans
Dessert: Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

— 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

Mickey Check Item = Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitutions


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, 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




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

Discover the Port Orleans Backstory...
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 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.