Before & After: Paddlefish Crab House? [Polls]

Time for some seafood, folks!  Tons of it, actually.  I’ve reviewed them both.  In fact, we dropped by Fulton’s Crab House way back in April of 2016.

Check out their cuisine at …

Dining Recon: Take a Final Look at Fulton’s!

My friends, you had to have loved their Lobster Corn Dogs!  Crunchy and loaded with lobster meat.  Yum!

Of course, almost one year later – in March of 2017 – the response to my Paddlefish trip report was nothing short of epic.

Packed with shots of the restaurant’s brand-new decor, as well as filled with two separate meals full of food, take a peek back at …

Disney Springs’ New “Crown Jewel” – Paddlefish [Dozens of Pics!]

Recognized by the restaurant, themselves, on their social media streams, this was one of All in WDW’s most-read posts in 2017!

The staff is fantastic.  The food is phenomenal.  And, the executive chef actually took the time to visit with us in person.  In fact, we were so impressed, we dined there twice in two days!

Plus, I have great news, my friends.  Paddlefish serves Fulton’s corn dogs!  Served with a sweet chili aïoli, they’re a bit pricey ($16!), but they are there!

Anyway, having said all of that, I have some questions for you.  Have you experienced both venues?  Which do you prefer?  For us, it’s clear … we’ll “paddle” through Disney Springs any day!  How about you?

Will Paddlefish Open On Time?

Good question, eh, my friends?  Formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House, Disney Springs’ other “boathouse” has been a work-in-progress for a number of months now.

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It was originally slated to re-open as Paddlefish sometime in the Fall of 2016 – uh, right about now, I’d say.  Well, given the fact that Disney will be decorating for Christmas any minute now, I’d say that there’s not much of Fall left.

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Sadly, folks, the venue, is most definitely still very much a work-in-progress.  Oh, Paddlefish will arrive sooner or later.  “On time”, however, would seem to be a long-lost proposition.

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Dining Recon: Take a Final Look at Fulton’s!

Or, I guess, in our case, I should say, “Let’s take a first look at Fulton’s”!  Yes, folks, up until very recently, Mrs. All in WDW and I had never hopped aboard Disney Springs’ landmark paddleboat.

Good morning, my friends!  Welcome back to All in WDW!

Wow!  In actuality, it has only been five days since we concluded our Favorite WDW Attraction tournament, but I feel like I haven’t published anything in months!

But, back to Fulton’s.  Yes, we finally took the time to visit Fulton’s Crab House … just in the nick of time.  You see, as of yesterday, the restaurant was shut down for renovations.

Disney reports that the refurb will last about six months … after which time the spot will reopen with an outdoor waterfront bar and a rooftop lounge.  Sounds great!  Look for it in November.

In the meantime, let’s take a tour through the decor that “was” and the outstanding food that we hope will return later this year.  Yes, everyone, we had a delicious time!

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We started our meal by sharing a duo of delectable soups.  First, we sampled the New England Clam Chowder.  Pretty standard stuff, but very tasty!

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Then, we moved on to Fulton’s Corn and Crab Soup.  Wow!  My favorite of the two, it was outstanding!

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It’s not like us, really, to order an appetizer on top of having had soup as a starter, but I just couldn’t resist trying Lobster Corn Dogs!

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What are these, you ask?  Simply, they are cornmeal-breaded, skewered Southwest Pacific slipper lobster tails.  Do I need to say anything more?  Geez, I hope these babies come back in the Fall.

Of course, after filling up with soup and lobster (even though Mrs. All in WDW and I shared it all), we decided we were a bit too full to order separate entrees.  As a result, we split Fulton’s Fish and Chips.

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Yes, my friends, this was half of a portion!  The fish was very good and reminded me a lot of (but not quite as good as) what you can get at Epcot’s Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room.

Did I mention that one of the reasons we finally stopped in was that a friend of ours had just taken a job at Fulton’s?  Well, she was our server that day, and she insisted we try dessert.

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This Chocolate Crème Brûlée was out of this world.  Trust me, we were quite full of seafood, but we ate every last chocolatey bit!

Folks, we can’t wait to see the “new” Fulton’s open later this year.  Will it still be “Fulton’s”?  Will it be re-themed?  I’ve heard all sorts of rumors.

I will say this, however … if they keep making food this good, we’ll be back!  What about you?  Will you miss Fulton’s?

Dining Update: Disney Springs [Fulton’s Crab House, STK Orlando]

Good morning, friends!

We hope that your weeks have started off in magical fashion … whether you’re lucky enough to be in Orlando or reading from home!  Stay strong, folks.  Hopefully your next trip is right around the corner!

Mrs. All in WDW thinks that I’ve been asleep at the switch.  After all, she’s convinced that she knew about this already …

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What?  Well, a Cast Member friend of ours has confirmed that Fulton’s Crab House will close for a 7-month, major refurbishment in April.  It will re-open this coming November.

Did you also already know about this?  Yes?  What can I say, fans?  I can’t possibly catch every piece of Disney’s news!

Changing topics, as I reported in a post at the beginning of December, this is how the construction of STK Orlando looked back then …

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Now, a few short months later, the exterior of the restaurant is really taking shape.  Below, here it is today!

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We can’t wait to see this new Disney Springs venue up and running.  Can you?  Let me ask you this, how likely are you to prioritize making an ADR for a newly-opened STK Orlando?