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Boatwright's Dining Hall
Located at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Dinner - January 2004
the short ten-minute drive from Disney’s Boardwalk Villas we self
parked our car and made our way into the building called the Sassagoula Steamboat Company, which is the main commerce area and
where Boatwirghts Dining Hall is located.
Our 8:00pm priority seating allowed us to be seated immediately into
the half empty dining room. The dining room is simple in design and
decorated with ship building tools and even a wooden boat, which
allows it to follow the resorts overall theme . A review of the menu
left us with a couple of questions for our server who offered up a
rather unenthusiastic explanation of the items listed.
For appetizers we had selected the Crab Cakes and the Chicken Gumbo.
I found the Crab Cakes to be a little heavy on breading and light on
crab, while my dinner companion remarked that his Chicken Gumbo was
tasty but thin.
we were still eating our appetizers the wait staff appeared at our
table and seemed determined to serve us the main course, but did
retreat after we mentioned the obvious that we were not quite ready
For our entrees we both selected the Blackened Seafood Pasta with
Shrimp, Scallops and Catfish served over Linguini with Tomato
Provencal Sauce. Although I cannot offer a specific complaint about
this dish I do have to say that I did not enjoy it. Perhaps the
combination of the distant service and the rushed atmosphere were
both conspiring to sabotage the night. The end result was that I did
not finish my portion of this taste of Cajun cuisine.
From the uninspired dessert menu I selected the Pecan Explosion,
which was rock hard. Not quite sure if this was how a Pecan
Explosion is to be served I chiseled off a couple of bites and left
the remaining portion on my plate. As we left we said good bye to
the hostess who was really an innocent by stander in all this and
made our way back to our home resort.
Served atop Cajun Slaw garnished with Creole Tartar Sauce $7.99
Creole favorite with tender Chicken and Andouille Sausage $4.99
Blackened Seafood Pasta
Seared Shrimp, Scallops and Catfish over Linguini with Tomato
Provencal Sauce $17.59