I know it may be silly, but I’ve always wanted to eat at Fulton’s Crab House because it’s a boat. Well, I guess it’s really a riverboat replica, but close enough. Fulton’s Crab House sits in the Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney overlooking the water and boasts a menu full of seafood and a smaller assortment of non-seafood favorites like steak, chicken, & pasta.
We were seated at a table on the upstairs level. The whole place is decorated in tasteful and elegant ocean décor. The theme is there, but it’s not screaming at you. Our waiter was one of the best I’ve ever had, Jesus. He was very friendly, helpful, on the ball, and a wealth of information.
We were given two complimentary starters:
Freshly Baked Bread with Butter – warm & wonderful
Crab Boursin – This was a tasty spread featuring cream cheese, crab, horseradish, herbs, & spices on crisp wafer crackers! If you want to make it at home, here’s Fulton’s recipe for Crab Boursin.
And because we were so intrigued at trying Lobster Corn Dogs a second time (the first time the portion was skimpy and the lobster flavor was not very prominent), we also ordered them as an appetizer. We didn’t think we’d ever see them on another menu again and Jesus had never heard of another restaurant besides Fulton’s that served them.
Lobster Corn Dogs ($14) – These had a decent portion size & were served with two sauces, a salsa verde & a chili aioli. Both were good compliments and this time the lobster flavor shined through.
All the entrée choices sounded fabulous for a seafood lover like me, so it was really hard to decide. The couple next to us said they had been there a few days before & loved it so much, they decided to come back and share the Ultimate Lobster and Crab Experience ($92 for two), which featured two 1 1/4 pound Maine lobsters, Alaska snow crab, Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab with sides. It was a huge amount of food that I think my whole family of five could have split, and this couple loved it!
Mr. Diner opted for the Snow Crab Legs ($31). As you can see, it was served with just a few red potatoes. If you want additional sides, you have to order them a la carte. There were 1 1/4 pounds of steamed crab legs and they were prepared perfectly. Our server, Jesus, actually stepped up to our table when he saw Mr. Diner cracking crab and stayed to help him get every last little piece of meat out!
The Crab Cakes ($32) were made from jumbo lump blue crab and served atop fried green tomatoes and a roasted corn maque choux, which is a Cajun corn stew. It’s topped with a remoulade sauce…definitely a Cajun-inspired dish. The whole thing was so delicious and the flavors all went so well together. There’s was a little sweet, a little salty, some creaminess, and just a little heat. I had never had a crab cake served this way and I loved it all!
We absolutely loved our experience at Fulton’s Crab House. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It is a bit pricey, so it’s definitely a splurge. The chef had changed within the past year before we went, which from what I have heard has been a good thing for both food quality and presentation. So if you’ve been in the past, it’s time to try it again!
Fulton’s Crab House
1670 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Entrée Price: $$$$
Average Fork Rating: 4.3
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 4.5