Boatwright Menus

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.

Boatwright’s Dining Hall re-opened post-COVID on 14th December 2021. “Disney Dining Plan” and “Tables in Wonderland” discounts were both previously accepted at this location, but neither scheme is currently operating post-COVID.

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 60 days in advance, or book online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app. Resort Hotel guests may be able to book an extra 10 days further out.

Opening Hours: 5pm — 9pm

Boatwright’s Dinner Menu

Menu Prices Last Verified 29 July 2023

(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time. For online updates from Disney, please see their Boatwright’s web page which also includes Allergy-Friendly Information)

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

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

Taste of the Bayou
All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Platter

Hickory-smoked Pork Ribs, Crispy Cajun Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Barbecued Beef Brisket, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Roasted Corn with Cajun Butter, and Seasonal Vegetables
~ Recommended Pairing: Columbia Crest H3 Merlot, Columbia Valley ~
Lowcountry Seafood Boil NEW
Shrimp, Mussels, Andouille Sausage with Corn on the Cob and Potatoes
simmered in a Spicy Cajun broth served with Toasted Baguette
~ Recommended Pairing: Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ~
Blackened Prime Rib *
Slow-roasted Blackened Prime Rib topped with Cajun Butter
served with Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
~ Recommended Pairing: Don Miguel Gascón Malbec, Mendoza ~
Boatwright’s Jambalaya
A New Orleans Dinnertime favorite!
A Slow-cooked Spicy Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Chicken served with Rice
~ Recommended Pairing: Dr. Loosen Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwar ~
Crispy Cajun Chicken
Spicy Battered Chicken Breast, Red Beans and Rice, and Collard Greens with House-made Pickles
~ Recommended Pairing: Abita Amber Lager ~
Harvest Red Beans & RiceNEW
Red Beans simmered with Plant-based ‘Sausage’, Peppers, Onions, and Celery
served over Rice with Cornbread
~ Recommended Pairing: McMurray Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ~
Deep South Shrimp and Grits
Sustainable Shrimp and Andouille Sausage served with Spicy Cream Sauce over Creamy Charleston-style Grits
~ Recommended Pairing: Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ~
Blackened Salmon NEW
with Dirty Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Picked Onions, and Brown Butter Beurre Blanc
~ Recommended Pairing: King Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ~
Boatwright’s Harvest Jambalaya [Removed 2023]
Spicy Tomato Rice with Mushroom, Peppers, Onions, and Garlic
~ Recommended Pairing: Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ~
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 ~
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 ~
Louisiana Grilled Shrimp NEW $10
Fried Okra $5
Andouille Sausage NEW $7
Seasonal Vegetables [Removed 2023] $5
Southern Greens [Removed 2023] $5
Red Beans and Rice [Removed Dec 2021 re-opening] $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 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]
Milk Chocolate Crème Brulee with a Sable Breton Cookie and Fresh Fruit
Southern Cheesecake [Updated from Pecan Pie Cheesecake]
Classic Vanilla Cheesecake with a Bourbon-Caramel Sauce garnished with Pecan-Praline Brittle (Dessert contains alcohol)
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding [Updated from Banana Cream Pie Bread Pudding]
Warm Bread Pudding with House-made Bananas Foster Sauce, Bourbon-soaked Raisins, and Vanilla Ice Cream (Dessert contains alcohol)
Peach-Blackberry Cobbler NEW
Classic Peach and Blackberry Cobbler topped with Blackberry Sorbet
Sorbet [Removed 2023]
A Trio of Southern-inspired Sorbets
Lemon Chess Bar [Removed 2022]
Centuries old recipe made with Cornmeal and Buttemilk, served with a Strawberry-Basil Sauce, and Crispy Cake Croutons

An 18% service charge is added for parties of 6 or more.
⚘ Made without animal meat, dairy, eggs, and honey.
* 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

Dessert Cocktails
Chocolate Martini
Mozart Chocolate Liqueur, Stoli Vanil Vodka, White Crème de Cacao, and Frangelico Liqueur
Baileys and Coffee
Baileys Irish Cream mixed with Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee
Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port
3-oz Pour
Cold Brew XO [Removed 2022]
Patrón XO Cafe Coffee Liqueur, Heavy Cream, and Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee
Specialty Cocktails
Big Easy Whisky Sour
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Lemon Juice, and Pure Cane Sugar with a float of Fess Parker Big Easy Red Blend
Southern Hurricane
Bayou Silver Rum, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Orange, Pineapple, and Lime Juices with Grenadine and a float of Myer’s Dark Rum
Knob Creek Rye, Agave Nectar, and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of Pernod
Rum-A-Rita [Removed 2023]
Bayou Select Rum with Bayou Satsuma Orange Liqueur, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Orange Juice, and Sour Mix
Citrus Smash [Removed 2023]
Bayou Satsuma Orange Rum Liqueur mixed with Orange Juice and topped with Tonic Water
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
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. $9.75
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. $9.75
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. $9.75
Sample all three with an Abita Beer Flight $10.75
Current options as of July 2023. Subject to change.
Budweiser – St. Louis, MO
Bud Light – St. Louis, MO
Coors Light – Golden, CO
Corona Extra – Mexico
Heineken – Netherlands
Michelob Ultra – St. Louis, MO
Miller Lite – Milwaukee, WI
Modelo Especial – Mexico
Stella Artois – Belgium
Kona Longboard Island Lager – Kona, HI
Yuengling Traditional Lager – Pottsville, PA
Blue Moon Belgian White – Golden, CO
Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen – Germany
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – Chico, CA
SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale – Atlanta, GA
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA – Tampa,FL
Goose Island IPA – Chicago, IL
Samuel Adams Seasonal – Boston, MA
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider - Cincinnati, OH
Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer – Boston, MA
$8.50 — $12.75
Non-Alcoholic Specialties
Agave Garden NEW
Lyre’s Agave Reserva Spirit, Cold-pressed Lime Juice, Passionfruit Papaya Green Tea, and Cucumber
Pink London Spritzer NEW
Lyre’s Pink London Spirit, Grapefruit Soda, Pomegranate Green Tea, Lime, and Mint
EARidescent Sip-a-bration [Removed 2023]
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!
Pomegranate Lemonade [Removed 2023]
Minute Maid Premium Lemonade with Pomegranate and Lime Juices
Grapefruit Spritzer [Removed 2023]
Ruby Red Grapefruit and Lime Juices topped with Soda Water
Mega-Berry Smoothie [Removed 2022]
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 Zero Sugar Lemonade $ ?
Specialty Hot Beverages

Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee

New Orleans Chicory Coffee
French Press Pot (Serves Two)
Espresso $3.99
Cappuccino $4.79
Latte $4.79
Café Mocha $4.99
Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee
Regular or Decaf
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 from older menus, current items TBC
(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 [Removed 2022]
with Fat-free Ranch Dressing
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
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

— 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

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, phoning 1-407-824-5967, or emailing

It is advisable to contact individual restaurants in advance to discuss any specific dietary requirements that you might have (including Kosher, Halal, etc, as well as allergy and preference choices) 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.


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.