Boatwright's Dining Hall reopening at Disney World's Port Orleans Riverside

Nov 29, 2021 in "Boatwright's Dining Hall"

Posted: Monday November 29, 2021 9:32am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside will reopen to guests on December 14 2021.

Returning menu items include the all-you-care-to-enjoy Chef’s Platter featuring ribs, Nashville hot chicken, smoked sausage, and barbecued beef brisket with mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, street corn, and green beans. Also on the menu is General Fulton’s Prime Rib or the Deep-South Shrimp and Grits, the signature Boatwright’s Jambalaya and the plant-based Boatwright’s Harvest Jambalaya.

Reservations for dinner at Boatwright's Dining Hall open on December 2 2021.

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"El Gran Magnifico"Nov 29, 2021

Well. There goes my dream for an ACME Oyster House, Oceania, Muriel’s, or Tropical Isle tie-in. Cause nothing “screams” NOLA like Boatwrights.

wdwmagicNov 29, 2021

No table visits.

crawaleNov 29, 2021

Do we know they won't Do we know they won't come to the table? We loved that the Evil Queen was separate since that made it easier to take pictures.

crawaleNov 29, 2021

We went the Fall before COVID and it was great. Loved the food, the theming and the characters. We took the boat to and from MK and got the bus from there.

Waters Back SideNov 29, 2021

Boatwright's is not character dining. It just so happens that is is opening at or around the same time as Storybook Dining at Artist Point.

Sbk1234Nov 29, 2021

I must have gotten confused with the term "Storybook Dining." Thanks. I see now that's referring to two different places. Silly me.

wdwmagicNov 29, 2021

No character dining at Boatwright's.

Sbk1234Nov 29, 2021

Is Boatwright's only character dining now? I hope not, as this was one of my favorite places to eat at the resorts, and I often like just a quiet, peaceful dinner in a nice atmosphere, which is what Boatwright's offered. Admittedly, it's been a WHILE since I've been able to eat there. I think 2016.

Waters Back SideNov 29, 2021

I believe it was $60. And I will say it was worth it then! It is a unique character dining experience with rare characters you cannot meet elsewhere (other than Snow White). But in my opinion, it is not the same with character sightings. Nor without the Queen meeting separately.

PatchesleeNov 29, 2021

Wasn't it $55 or $60 pre-covid? Definitely not worth the same to me. Unless they are looking at how far they can push the price point without the previous interaction.

Waters Back SideNov 29, 2021

Storybook Dining was on our must do list pre-covid. I'm excited to hear it is reopening before the holiday season. This is one character meal I really wish they could come to the tables for hugs and photos and that the Evil Queen met separately. Otherwise $60 is not worth it.

COProgressFanNov 29, 2021

Admittedly, I was upset when they changed the format to character dining at Artist Point. But we were pleasantly surprised when we went pre-covid, before the closure. The food and service were actually very good, and the character interaction was great. It's definitely a more unique experience. Hoping it stays that way and Bob doesn't shrink the Fred Flintstone size of the prime rib I got last time!

We love Edna ModeNov 29, 2021

We went to Story Book dining before it was closed, and had a wonderful time! Food and service were excellent. Interaction with the characters was fun and oh don’t forget the QUEEN. We still reminisce about that night and were disappointed the restaurant experience was not open on our most recent trip. Anyone with or without kids should try this dining experience!