Fulton's Crab House

(407) 934-2628 | View Website

1670 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL | Directions   32830

28.370347 -81.513987

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 4pm - 11pm

 
Restaurants, Seafood, Steakhouse  more

Price: $$$$

Tags: Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, Private Rooms, Waterfront Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Lake Buena Vista

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Menu
Calamari, Crab Cake, Portobello Mushroom Fries, Clams & Mussels, Lobster Corn Dogs, Lobster Bisque, New England Clam Chowder, Fultons House Salad, Ahi Tuna Cobb, Asian Chicken... more

Reviews for Fulton's Crab House

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

What an awful experience! – Words can not express how lousy this dinning experience is. I love places like Bern's, Peter Lugers, Del Frisco's, Sparks, etc. all expensive, but classy, elegant dinning experiences. The only thing Fulton's has in common with those wonderful places... is the price.

The atmosphere is pretty much the same of any cafeteria found at Disney World: Crowded, loud and tacky. The waiters stand at your table and yammer on forever about nearly every-single-thing on the menu, when all you want them to do is tell you the specials, shut up and leave you alone to decide what you want. Instead you?ll have to listen to how every-darned-dish is the ?best ever.? (Boy was that waiter clueless!)

Personally, I think $40 for a fried seafood platter with french fries and coleslaw is ridiculous. But hey, it?s better than the $43 we paid for a modest tuna steak that, although tasty, came with absolutely nothing else. C?mon, for $43 you can throw on some green beans and a potato for cryin? out loud.

The ONE thing they did get right was that the food came out quickly. Since the noise, waiter and atmosphere all made our skin crawl, we couldn?t have been more thankful than to get out of there as quickly as possible.

I have, literally, had better meals at Red Lobster where the atmosphere was exponentially superior and the bill was a fraction of the cost of this place.

Fulton?s is nothing short of a scam.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

SOOO DISAPPOINTED!! PLS READ IF YOU ARE THINKING OF GOING. – I have wanted to eat at Fulton's for about 2 years, so when my husband and I went to Disney in May 2007, we decided to do Fulton's on our first night there. From the outside the boat was beautiful, and allures a great deal of people, but the inside is much different. It is very lowly lit with dark wood everywhere; it is very much in need of an update. It almost reminded me of Friday's. We made reservations, and even we had to wait 15 mins. People also came in without reservations, and they were turned away. It was only a Wednesday night for goodness sake! Meanwhile we got 2 very $$$$ vodka and tonics. Our Waiter finally took us back to our table, but it wasn't ready so he made us stand in the crowded room while everyone was eating and watching us stand around. He then (apologetically) took us back to the lobby where we waited a bit more until the stressed out waiters got another table. Unfortunately when we went back again the SAME thing happened, and we returned to the lobby. When we finally did get our table it was not clean. I put my hand on the menu and got a gob of cream cheese all over it. When the waitress came she did not care in the least, but she did bring me a wet cloth. How wonderful. We were seated extremely close to another table; it was almost like they were part of our party. When they left a huge LOUD Puerta Rican family arrived, and overpower everything I tried to talk to my husband about. Our meals took FOREVER, and they forgot to bring the claws. I thought our waitress was a Bitc#, as did my husband; I am only a 27 yr old teacher so please don't think I am this rich thing who expects everything. I got a less expensive meal, as did my husband and it came to $90; normally I wouldn't complain, but this place was not a great restaurant.

We did tip the normal 15%, but she sooo didn't deserve it. I would suggest The House of Blues if your looking for a good meal! FULTON'S was LOW CLASS service. :(....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

cold, overcooked food and high prices, nice view – Ate here with the family while in town on Spring Break. Food was cold and overcooked, service was slow. Kids commented that Red Lobster would have been better. A real disappointment especially considering the price. Highly recommend Bonefish Grill for seafood. View of Lake Buena Vista was nice.

I had the crab/lobster bisque and grilled shrimp w/ lobster ravioli. My wife had the gilled shrimp. The bisque was very below average in flavor with almost no crab or lobster and it is supposedly their specialty. All food was cold. Shrimp were like rubber and the lobster ravioli was almost inedible. Vegetables tasted fishy - like raw fish.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best server & food – We are seafood lovers and try it everywhere we go. This restaurant definitely got rave's from us. We did have a bit of wait when we got there, but it was such a nice evening we people watched from the walkway. it was worth the wait, we had an incredible view of the sunset from an upstairs booth. Our waitress could not have been nicer. She turned us on to Copperhead river Salmon (which, surprise... niether had ever heard of). Holy Salmon!!! Our meal was in credible! Our server was great. She said she was from Alaska, we didn't know how true that was but it made for a great story. We definitely went back before the end of our vacation and requested her & the fish.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

This elaborate seafood restaurant, built on a light-filled Mississippi riverboat, provides a feast for the senses. – In Short
Situated in the heart of Downtown Disney, Fulton's is housed in a replica of a turn-of-the-century riverboat. The deck offers lovely outdoor dining--and great people-watching. Each day, Fulton's produces a special menu utilizing the freshest fish to be found around the country. Starters include a variety of tempting shellfish options, plus lobster bisque and clam chowder. Hearty entrees feature various combinations of lobster, crab, steak, shrimp and fish. Lighter lunch items include salads and sandwiches.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The worst experience I have had in Orlando, Fl – I was in Orlando, Fl for 3 months and we ate at many restaurants while we were there.

This was the worst. Lousy atmosphere, so crowded you couldn't get out once you sat down, the food was mediocre at best. The shrimp tasted like iodine. Waiter was not at all interested in whether the food was good or not. One person had crab and they didn't bring the cracker for it until we asked and never gave us a bowl to put the shells in.

I would definately not go back or recommend it to anyone.

Don't bother with reservations you still wait forever.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

What you'd expect in a tourist destinati – Overcooked, oversalted, overpriced. Despite the luck of a nice atmosphere and friendly staff, this is a restaurant is in a GREAT location and really doesn't have to serve good food. It's overpriced bland tourist food. I went with a group of coworkers on convention so we had a nice sample of almost everything on menu. I thought the food was very expensive and so badly cooked. I paid 55 dollars for myself for just an appetizer, entree and dessert + tip. No alchohol. I tried very hard to like this restaurant but eventually you can't eat atmosphere.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

cgingras – The atmosphere here is fantastic. We took our 6-year old daughter, who had a blast. When we first arrived, we requested a window seat on the 2nd floor. After waiting for about 5 minutes, the server took us to the 2nd floor only to find out someone else was seated at our table. They very quickly cleaned a different table and bought us a drink for our troubles. This is definitely a pricey restaurant, with entrees ranging from $34 - $44. We "cheated" and ordered several more reasonable appetizers, including a special seafood sampler for 2, for $12.95 per person. We had our fill of wonderful seafood, bread, wine by the glass, and a great view!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

AWESOME! – Every year we visit Disney World and this year was no exception. We were planning to see the La Nouba show and had Fulton's Crab House recommended to us by our resort. We made reservations & decided to give it a try. The service was great, the food was incredible. We enjoyed our first experience there so much that we returned the very next day. On the second day, our server learned that it was the day before my birthday, no matter, they surprised me with a fantastic dessert decorated to the occassion. Special attention & care is what we were given.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Neat idea, average food – The service here was the major downfall. We were seated promptly with menus for lunch on a slow day and over ten minutes elapsed before we were attended to. We did bring this to the manager's attention & they generously solved our problem, so a big plus there. The flounder sandwich was ok. My wife had the shrimp/crab club sandwich, which was nearly all bread. Average food. Poor waitstaff. Above average management's handling of the problem, it was rectified. This place could be something really special if they can all get on the same page. A paddlewheller restaurant docked.

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