A photo tour of Paddlefish, Disney Springs' newest restaurant

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PHOTOS BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photos by Faiyaz Kara
Paddlefish, the three-story floating fortress of food permanently moored at Disney Springs, opened this past weekend in the Empress Lily after it underwent a thorough gut and redesign.

I spent a good chunk of Friday evening getting lost among the three floors of contempo dining rooms, bars and outdoor spaces. Take a look inside Disney Springs' newest (for now) restaurant.



Lakeside dining
  • Lakeside dining
Unique Disney view
  • Unique Disney view
First-floor bar/lounge
  • First-floor bar/lounge
East and West Coast oysters
  • East and West Coast oysters
Seafood boil
  • Seafood boil
Inside the riverboat
  • Inside the riverboat
Maine lobster
  • Maine lobster
Bar scene
  • Bar scene
Shellfish jackpot
  • Shellfish jackpot
Third-floor railing
  • Third-floor railing
Rooftop deck
  • Rooftop deck
Third-floor dining room
  • Third-floor dining room
Scallops
  • Scallops
Hamachi crudo
  • Hamachi crudo
Paddlefish Restaurant
Disney Springs
1670 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL
(407) 934-2628



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