Wedged between Downtown Disney’s tourist-trap dining is a seafood restaurant that stands tall above the rest in its replica riverboat, Fulton’s Crab House. In Disney-style, you walk the gangplank to its nautically-themed dining room to be rewarded with an amazing Orlando seafood dining experience — and Fulton’s finale? A complimentary recipe of their Crab Boursin .
Alaska king crab claws, snow crab, blue crab, lobster, shrimp, catch of the day – pick your favorite water creature and Fulton’s Crab House will serve it to you chilled, steamed, surfed and turfed, or otherwise inspired creation by Executive Chef Ron Cope.
Starter Fulton’s Crab Boursin is a house specialty, a tasty crab spread for crackers — and Fulton’s even gifts you with the recipe when you dine there (see recipe below).
Wedged between Downtown Disney’s tourist-trap dining is a seafood restaurant that stands tall above the rest in its replica riverboat, Fulton’s Crab House. In Disney-style, you walk the gangplank to entire the nautically-themed dining room to follow your nose to an amazing seafood experience.
Alaska king crab claws, snow crab, blue crab, lobster, shrimp, catch of the day – pick your favorite water creature and Fulton’s Crab House will serve it to you chilled, steamed, surfed and turfed, or otherwise inspired creation by Executive Chef Ron Cope. The fresh seafood will have your mouth watering, and a super-sized riverboat is the perfect way to enjoy your lunch or dinner selections. For those carnivorous diners, the menu does include filet mignon, charcoal-grilled New York Strip and chicken dishes.
Crab and Lobster Bisque, rich, creamy, sherry-infused
Other classic starters: New England Clam Chowder (signature recipe) and Classic Caesar Salad.
Appetizers include Fulton’s Seafood Tower, Seared Tuna, Blue Crab Cake, Crispy Calamari, and my favorite Shrimp Cocktail, chilled with just-right spicy cocktail sauce.
Lobster Narragansett, whole Maine lobster, oven-roasted and stuffed with shrimp and scallops served with red skin potatoes
Alaska King Crab Claws or Legs
And the wine! You can pair any dish beautifully with Fulton’s Crab House substantial wine cellar with more than 2,000 bottles, showcasing its award-winning wine selection, 11-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
- Alaska King Crab Claws & Canadian Lobster Tail
- Filet of Beef Oscar
- Louis Fulton’s Ultimate Crab & Lobster Experience for TWO
- Fulton’s Seafood Trio, Taste seasoned Wahoo, Grilled Shrimp & Super Lump Crab Cake.
And who can resist desserts that look like this?
Three outdoor decks are popular places to dine while enjoying the stars and the view of the wharf side restaurant. Or be seated inside (often with view of water too), and your backdrop will be décor featuring seafaring history, folk art, and nautical blues. No matter where you sit, though, it’s a hustle and bustle restaurant, with a constant flow of guests and friendly employees.
Because it’s part of the Disney dining family, Fulton’s Crab House also family-friendly, offering age-appropriate kids’ menus.
For those unable to get to Orlando’s Downtown Disney, enjoy Fulton’s Crab Boursin without the mileage, courtesy of Fulton’s Crab House.
Fulton’s Crab Boursin
Yields 3 cups
1 1/2 lb Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Roasted Garlic
1/2 Tblsp Green Onions, chopped
1/8 cup Fresh Basil
1/8 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Tblsp Horseradish
1 Tblesp Crabmeat or Crab Base
1/8 cup Roasted Red Peppers
1/2 Tblsp Hickory Smoked Mustard
Mix all ingredients except cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Cut cream cheese into small cubes and place them in themixer. Mix until smooth. Stop, scrape sides and mix again. When cream cheese is smooth, add the rest of the ingredients to mixer. Be careful not to over mix.
Store in covered container until ready to serve. Serve with an assortment of crackers.
From the archives (2011). Fulton’s provided complimentary delicious food for my review; opinions expressed are my own.