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Paddlefish sets date for return to Disney Springs

If you’ve been reading The Disney Blog for the last few years you’ve probably seen our coverage of Fulton’s Crab House into the new seafood-centric restaurant – Paddlefish. We’re excited that the remodeled restaurant finally has an opening date – Saturday February 4, 2017. When it reopens guests will see the gleaming results of a multi-million dollar transformation, which included a top to bottom renovation, brand new design (inside and out) and expanded dining and lounge areas.

According to Levy Restaurants, the design of Paddlefish was inspired by modern, seafaring yachts with crisp, clean lines, refined woods, and a color palatte of blues and grays. The changes included opening up more windows for an open-air feel and new bar areas decorated with brass accents that resemble fish gills.

“We’re excited to embark on Paddlefish’s next voyage, and can’t wait for guests to share this new experience with us,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “As Disney Springs evolves and grows, we’re looking forward to sharing this newly imagined restaurant with both vacationers and Florida locals.”

The new menu for Paddlefish will feature fresh seafood including sea bass, catfish, and salmon. Fan favorites and classic dishes from Fulton’s Crab House, such as Lobster Corn Dogs and Crab Legs, will still be offered on the menu along side new contemporary options such as Rissotto and Jambalaya. The menu also features interacting dining experiences including table side services like Lobster Guacamole and Branzino for Two carved right at your table.

“It’s been incredible to have this opportunity to not only completely redevelop the menu, but also the kitchen design to accommodate it,” said Executive chef Mark Boor. “I’ve put my heart and soul into creating a well-balanced menu that will have something that appeals to every palate and I’m excited to finally welcome guests onboard and see that hard work and vision come to life.”

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy three unique dining rooms on the ship, which can seat a total of 760 guests. Enjoy the main dining room, the ‘Boil Room’ where you create your own seafood boils, or the rooftop deck where you can have a lounge experience with small plates and interesting drinks. Private dining options are also available for events and groups.

Paddlefish will open for lunch and dinner and it’s also bringing back the Sunday Brunch that was a hit before it close for a remodel.