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Old 08-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #16
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I loved the service, but the food was pretty poor for dinner. General rule for this one- Breakfast good/ Dinner bad.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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Eek! We are checking in on 10/26 and I thought it would be convenient to eat at Boatwrights. Where else could we go for dinner outside a park where we could still get a reservation?

It will be 3 adults and 2 kids - we wanted to check in, eat dinner, and leave the kids with my Mom while we go to Hollywood Studios.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:46 PM   #18
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What about Trails End at Ft. Wilderness?? The food is always yummy and I've never had to have an ADR- it's one of the wonderful yummy little secrets of Trails End.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #19
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Hmm, and not too far away from POR. I just don't want to do anything too complicated, since I have to send my Mom (she's 82 - shhh!) back to POR with the kids after dinner while DH and I head on over to Hollywood Studios. (That's the "price" Mom pays for us taking her to WDW - we get a few hours to do rides without kids.)

Thanks, I will call tomorrow!
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:29 AM   #20
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I'd just recommend going to Downtown Disney then and having dinner at one of the restaurants there. Earl of Sandwich is really good (counter service) adn the portions are huge. She can take the kids on the boat to and from the resort. Very easy! No busses!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #21
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Has anybody dined here recently? I just made reservations for Boatwrights. Since we are staying at POR, I thought we might as well try out their table service on site. The reviews that I am reading are a mixed bag and leaning toward the negative.....but these seem to be a couple of years old. I may go ahead and dine here anyway; we are not picky eaters and pretty much enjoy anywhere we have eaten (except Coral Reef - yuck!).
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:29 AM   #22
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It was amazing! We ate there last month, tons of pics and full review in my May 11 thread, we scored a walk in (stayed at POFQ) and it was not busy and the food was just excellent....we enjoyed it so much we going back there in Oct
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:10 AM   #23
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It was amazing! We ate there last month, tons of pics and full review in my May 11 thread, we scored a walk in (stayed at POFQ) and it was not busy and the food was just excellent....we enjoyed it so much we going back there in Oct
Thanks! That makes me feel a little better. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #24
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It's not the best restaurant on property but it is not the worst either. It's not usually very busy and the food is alright. Since you are staying at POR, it is a good meal if you plan on spending the night at the resort or plan on heading to DTD that night (I'm not overly thrilled with most of the DTD restaurants). I would suggest it to anyone staying at POR or POFQ looking for a lazy night, but it is not the type of restaurant I would go out of my way to eat at.
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It was amazing! We ate there last month, tons of pics and full review in my May 11 thread, we scored a walk in (stayed at POFQ) and it was not busy and the food was just excellent....we enjoyed it so much we going back there in Oct
After reading your dining report the other day my tummy was growling!!! I hadn't given Boatwrights a second thought until I read your report. It looked great!
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Has anybody dined here recently? I just made reservations for Boatwrights. Since we are staying at POR, I thought we might as well try out their table service on site. The reviews that I am reading are a mixed bag and leaning toward the negative.....but these seem to be a couple of years old. I may go ahead and dine here anyway; we are not picky eaters and pretty much enjoy anywhere we have eaten (except Coral Reef - yuck!).
Our party of 4 had dinner at Boatwright's last November and loved it...service and food were excellent and the martinis were yummy too. Two of us had the beef medallions, one had the pork chop, and one ordered the prime rib, we all just couldn't resist the pecan pie for dessert. We hadn't eaten there since '08 and were not completely impressed then but thought we'd give it a try last year...glad we did. I've made ADR's again for Boatwright's this October.

Can you tell me what you didn't like about Coral Reef? I booked an ADR for lunch and am still deciding whether to keep it or not. We had dinner there in '08 and we thought the food was good although the service was very slow and the restaurant is extremely loud.
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Has anybody dined here recently? I just made reservations for Boatwrights. Since we are staying at POR, I thought we might as well try out their table service on site. The reviews that I am reading are a mixed bag and leaning toward the negative.....but these seem to be a couple of years old. I may go ahead and dine here anyway; we are not picky eaters and pretty much enjoy anywhere we have eaten (except Coral Reef - yuck!).
My family and I dined at BW last July and it was one of our favorite places we’ve eaten. Our host was prompt and courteous and the food was good. We had a party of 6 and three of us had prime rib. YUMMY! We’re going back this August and I’m looking forward to eating at BW again. We also enjoyed the boat ride from DD to POR.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #28
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Can you tell me what you didn't like about Coral Reef? I booked an ADR for lunch and am still deciding whether to keep it or not. We had dinner there in '08 and we thought the food was good although the service was very slow and the restaurant is extremely loud.
I loved the aquarium and the theming; we even had a turtle settle down right next to us and watched us eat. We had no trouble with the service at all. But for a seafood place, I really thought that their seafood would be exceptional but it wasn't at all. I can't remember exactly what we ordered, (I know we stuck with the seafood) but I do remember that most of the food was either tasteless, overcooked, or just plain unremarkable. Given the overall atmosphere I expected better; I can get better seafood here at home from a corner take-out. As I said, we are not at all picky but it just didn't come close to expectations. That being said, the theming makes it almost acceptable....almost.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:19 PM   #29
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DH and I ate there in November, I do remember a long wait, even with our ADR- and it wasn't my favorite..... We had the crawfish bites as an app. and they were chewy... Never had crawfish before, so maybe they are supposed to be that way - DH loved them - I did love the sauce that came with them, lol. DH had the tenderloin medallions as an entree, and I had the prime rib. I love prime rib - but am really particular as to how it's done, and I thought "It's Disney it'll be gooood". It wasn't really. Very chewy. DH thought his was "okay" but loved the sides. I truly hated dessert, the bananas foster th'ing, and it was just gross. Can't remember what DH had, but know he didn't care for it either, lol.
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It's not the best restaurant on property but it is not the worst either. It's not usually very busy and the food is alright. Since you are staying at POR, it is a good meal if you plan on spending the night at the resort or plan on heading to DTD that night (I'm not overly thrilled with most of the DTD restaurants). I would suggest it to anyone staying at POR or POFQ looking for a lazy night, but it is not the type of restaurant I would go out of my way to eat at.
can i ask what you ate while you were there? I've eaten at House of Blues a couple of times and really like the jumbalaya and saw some tasty looking jumbalaya on Boatwright's menu....

(and before and of you southerners kill me about the jumbalaya; i'm an italian from NY that cooks well- so there's no way i'm eating at any Italian place in Florida :wink)
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