Disclosure: We were invited to Fulton’s Crab House to experience their menu in exchange for an honest review.
If you are looking for succulent seafood near Disney or in Orlando, don’t miss Fulton’s Crab House located in Downtown Disney. We have been living in Florida for three years and not once have we ever tried it. We’ve thought about it, but just never took the plunge. We were missing out.
To start this dining experience starts out on an old riverboat where you will walk the plank to enter the nautical themed dining room. You might even be blessed with one of the most spectacular views of the gorgeous sunset on the water if your lucky. Chances are you will be because there is no such thing as a bad seat here. If you are into photos you can even go outside on the top of the boat and grab some amazing shots!
Upon our arrival we were greeted by Chef Marcus. He welcomed us and asked if we had any questions. He gave us a short overview and a bit about himself. He did a great job and between him, our server, and the remaining staff our dining experience was beyond expectations.
Our meal started off with the FULTON’S SEAFOOD TOWER for 2 ($45) but in all honesty I thought this was for 4 as it was huge! In the center there were Alaska king crab legs surrounded by the freshest shrimp cocktail I’ve had in a long time. The signature piece of this platter was the Ahi tuna lettuce cups. Never thought of doing something like that and the avocado on top just finished this perfectly. It also had lump crab and oyster on the half shell on it. Prior to entering the restaurant we were greeted outside with samples of their CRAB CEVICHE – which was really good and not overpowered with peppers, something a lot of other places don’t get right. Finally, we got to sample the LOBSTER CORN DOGS and I have to say I was fan of the sweet chili aioli that served as the dipping sauce.
For our main course we decided to try the ALASKA QUEEN CRAB, which neither of us have ever had. It’s the largest of snow crab species and nearly the size of king crab ($45). If I had my choice I wouldn’t ever eat snow crab again because there is so much more meat in these and they were just the right amount of saltiness. I hate when the salt over powers the flavor and they did it perfectly with these. Our second entree was a recommendation from our server Gray (who happened to be VERY good at his job), the FLORIDA GROUPER with a house guacamole, artichoke, spinach & cherry tomato sautee ($35). I was pretty full by the time we got to the GROUPER so we brought it home for my youngest son and he loved it.
No meal would be complete without dessert and as a treat they brought us over a Biramisu from Portobello’s, their sister restaurant next door. I shared the recipe for the Biramisu earlier this week, go check it out. We also got to try the flour-less chocolate cake and a creamy key lime. Let’s just say, dessert was equally amazing but they also were brought home and shared as the portion sizes are very generous.
Overall, the seafood at Fulton’s Crab House is fresh and delicious. Next time we go we will have to try the turf part of the surf and turf as it is rumored their steaks are equally as good! Anyway, next time you are around Disney or if you are looking for a place to entertain out of town guests and make a big impression this is your place!
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About Fulton’s Crab House
Located in Downtown Disney, Fulton’s Crab House serves exceptional seafood and shellfish ranging from Alaskan king crab, snow crab, blue crab and more. The restaurant space boasts a nautical dining room with an eclectic mix of folk art and seafaring history as well as three outdoor decks for guests to enjoy. Since opening on March 8, 1996, Fulton’s Crab House has been awarded an eleven-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Fulton’s Crab House is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 407.934.2628.