Stayint at POR do I need reservations at Boatwrights?

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  1. Abibaby

    Abibaby Earning My Ears

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    We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside...Boatwrights is the TS restaurant there....do we really need resservations or can you normally do a walk in?

    Ideally I would like to plan a couple of character meals and use boatwrights as our other TS option IF we want additional TS dinners.
     
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  3. design_mom

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    It depends.

    We often stay at POR and, although we've never tried to just walk in, we have been able to get same-day reservations at Boatwrights on a number of occasions. (For instance, stopping by at lunchtime to get a dinner reservation.) But, not always....

    If it's really important to you, I'd book it in advance... but you *might* be able to walk in. It'd be a gamble.
     
  4. FredQc

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    I twice have stayed at Port Orleans Riverside (POR) in January. It is not the most crowded time of the year, obviously. Nonetheless, I feel that you don't need ADR for this one. The restaurant is large enough, it doesn't have a profile to attract guests from outside POR and people who stay at this resort already have a large food court. I have never seen a capacity room at this place and I would be very surprised to have to wait a long time for this restaurant.
     
  5. jen42002

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    Depends when you go. We went the week after Columbus Day last year. Tried to go to Boatwrights around 6:30 pm on a weeknight without reservations. Were told that it was a 1 hour wait. Gave up and ate at the POR food court.
     
  6. KatMark

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    I would make ADR's as you never know what the crowds will be like. We had ADR's in September 2007 for 5:30 at night and still had to wait 45 minutes past our time to be seated. I always recommend ADR's.
     
  7. gillep

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    We were at POR for marathon weekend in January and maybe it was just a lot of tired runners not wanting to leave the resort for dinner but most nights it was a long wait for those who did not have ADRs however, a lot of people had good luck making same day reservations a few hours before they wanted to eat so maybe this would be an option of you
     
  8. LeafsFanNL

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    I would have to add that Boatwrights is the only TS restauraunt I would not recommend. We ate there last year. I had the blandest prime rib I ever had. DW had a dish she was so so over. We agreed that if we wished to eat the POR we would eat at the CS restaurant.


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  9. OhThePain

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    I'd skip Boatwright's all together as well. It is pretty awful. If you are looking for another TS place not to far, you could always take a boat to DTD and eat somewhere in that area.
     
  10. christinec68

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    We have had luck getting into Boatrights without an ADR. There was usually some sort of wait but it was always less then what the hostess told us. They gave us a buzzer so we just waited at the River Roost.
     
  11. KatMark

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    I have to agree. We ate there two years ago for our last meal of our trip and it was awful. DH and I had the prime rib; I sent mine back twice and they still didn't get it close to be right. The service was terrible and you couldn't hear yourself think let alone have a conversation being that it is stuck between the food court and the bar and people walking back and forth, etc.
     

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