PHOTOS - Smoke stacks and Paddle Wheel arrive at Paddlefish

Jan 06, 2017 in "Paddlefish"

Paddlefish construction
Posted: Friday January 6, 2017 9:41am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today we have an updated look at the new Paddlefish restaurant opening soon at Disney Springs.

Paddlefish is a complete rebuild of the former Fulton's Crabhouse, but will still be operated by Levy Restaurant's as a seafood restaurant.

Along with a remodel throughout, Paddlefish will have new decor, a rooftop lounge and an outdoor bar. The interior decor will take on the theme of modern yachting.

Recent additions to the new exterior include smoke stacks and new paddle wheel.

An opening date has not yet been announced, but expect an early 2017 opening.

Click the gallery for more Paddlefish construction photos.

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danlb_2000Feb 08, 2021

Looks like Paddledish had a leaky roof... Paddlefish - Install new interior drywall celling on 3rd level Paddlefish - Remove & re-install wood deck & repair waterproofing 2nd/3rd exterior levels

Marlins1Aug 17, 2017

I was there Saturday and loved it. Had the Cracker boil and it was one of the best meals I've had in years. Service and view from our table were great too.

eeyore_isno1May 16, 2017

Well, this is sad to hear. My wife and I got married on the deck of Fulton's back in 1998. Fulton's was the great loophole, to get married anywhere on Disney property started at obscene numbers like $10,000 and up. So we rented the deck from Fulton's for a few hundred, hired a justice of the peace over the internet, and had flowers done up by Goodings supermarket (who did an amazing job).

TDogg76Apr 18, 2017

It is not, which is why I do not blame Disney for this one!!

WDWBigEdApr 18, 2017

Correct Paddlefish, Portobello, & Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe are all owned by Levy Restaurants

Figment2005Apr 18, 2017

Sad to hear you had a bad experience, but I'm pretty sure Paddlefish is not Disney owned.

TDogg76Apr 17, 2017

Looking at the reviews I was hoping for great! I am here to give you a review that was not! My wife and I went in late March! We were greeted by a not so friendly host! We had reservations and he told us to wait for the table! While we waited, another couple came to the desk to let them know that "they were sat for 25 minutes before anyone came to them! Once someone did, the person said let me see if I can find someone!" Apparately no one came and they left! When it was time for us to be seated, a gentleman with ZERO personality walked us to our table! He then proceeded to just drop the menus on the table and walk away! My wife, who is a vegan, told the server and he stayed " there is not much on the menu"! Yes, being a vegan is challenging! However, every Disney owned restaurant always goes above and beyond for her! This was not the experience she had! I ordered the chicken salad sanwhich( which was good but way to much bread)! My wife had a salad with wilted ice burg! This restaurant was my pick and I hoped for so much more! Luckily this is not a Disney owned restaurant! Would I go back? Not a chance!

Walter YensidFeb 18, 2017

I went here last week for dinner with some family and was very impressed. Some people may miss the more 'traditional' feel of Fulton's as it is very modern, but honestly, I thought it all looked great and feels so much cleaner and open. They do some cool things where you feel you are on a modern cruise liner. Food was also great, serving size was not too large, but richness makes it very filling. Highly recommend the seats on the first floor near the water. With the floor to ceiling windows, you almost feel you are sitting outside on the water edge. Upstairs is great for the views. Only surprise was their limited bar selections. Going with an old-style bar menu is fine, but they did not have some staple liquors. But again, great visit.

LukeS7Feb 06, 2017

Thanks for actually knowing how to take a photo (unlike some other sites which shall not be named). A lot of these photos make me actually want to go there

flyerjabFeb 06, 2017

We have ours for the 15th of March! Can't wait!

wdwmagicFeb 06, 2017

Reservations now available for Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Ariel1986Feb 06, 2017

I think it looks great- I'm looking forward to trying out the bar & being able to have a few apps to try out the food, without having to have a full blown meal. Looks like an awesome view too! Loving all the new lounge options that most new restaurants at Disney Springs have. We love going to the bars for a drink or two & a taster (or more!) of the food.

PleakleyFeb 05, 2017

I like the lounge seating upstairs. It's like they're actually encouraging people to just hang out, and not always be on the move like so many other places.

emcclayFeb 05, 2017

This makes me sad I'm allergic to shellfish. It looks beautiful.