Fulton's Crab House
1670 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
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The food was ok. IMy wife and i both had the Blue crab sandwhiches and crab bisque which was ok and could've been bette. The service was great. The waitress had asked us if the meal was good and we mentioned that the sandwhiches were not what we expected. A few minutes later the manage came by and apologized along with removing the sandwhiches off of the bill no questions asked. I will definitley be back because of the service and atmosphere. Hopefully something else on the menu is better.
09/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Tonight we visited Fulton's Crab House!! So disappointing. We had the fried fish platter! Mistake!!! Fish was soggy and French fries were limp. The shrimp were like little hard stubs!!! Absolutely no flavor! Worst of all was the ""tartar sauce"". My wife and I did not recognize the taste. Waiter said it was made of mashed potatoes!!!mistake!! We love good food and are never concerned about the price if food is acceptable!,, This place is totally ridiculous.save your money!
05/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Anybody who says this restaurant is bad is just all worked up about the price.
if you dont have the money to go to a realllly nice classy restaurant and are going to cry about the bill, dont go
I went there twice and both times the food was AMAZING
Each day they fly freshly caught fish in from California and all over the country and list the name of who caught it and the location on the menu.
If you complain about having to wait to be seated, then dont go there on a saturday night..
If you dont want to spend too much money, i suggest you get one of their soups (crab & lobster bisque, and clam chowder) which are both great! For one of these soups and a caesar salad it will cost about $13.
And if you complain about wait times, thats your own fault. You tell them when you want your food and what order you want to eat it in, so if you want your food at a certain time, tell them instead of complaining about your own mistake on a ratings website
12/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I and our baby daughter met my niece and her husband and stepson at Fulton's on December 22 for lunch. We were horribly disappointed and I was embarrassed that I even suggested this floating nightmare. We made reservations and still had to wait 15 minutes for a table. We then had to wait 20 minutes to get our drinks...just sodas and glasses of water, mind you. We then had to wait FORTY FIVE MINUTES for my husband's cold calamari. I was not impressed and I should have read the other horrible reviews about this restaurant. We should have gone to T-Rex or Rainforest Cafe. It would have been a lot more fun. We sat there waiting and waiting and the food was cold. No one had any fun. I live here in Orlando and I am certainly telling you NOT TO GO TO this restaurant no matter what. Also, the food is WAY, WAY too overpriced for what you get. Red Lobster is SO MUCH better!
02/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I love seafood. I also love nice restaurants. Well this one thinks its a nice restaurant, charges high prices, but thats it, its not. I had better food at ihop. This place is WAY overpriced!!! I ordered flounder, $28.00, and comes with NO sides. For that much money, i expect perfection. I received it on the cold side and overcooked! the waitress even ""warned"" that they tend to undercook fish, since it is so fresh, but not in my case. They have sooo many customers they turn around, they absolutely do not care about you. My husbands overpriced steak was tuff, he had to send it back, 12 TINY oysters were $27.00 and we weren't allowed to have crackers cause the ""chef"" doesn't believe in them, they were not anything special, they sucked!
We were thinking we might be overreacting until another couple walking out at the same time said their food was horrible and terribly overpriced. All the servers have their noses in the air like they are the best. There are so many other restaurants, eat somewhere else. Oh yeah, i ordered a ceaser salad too, you get better at Wendys! and i love homemade dressing, this was the worst, certainly did not taste like homemade.
no manager ever comes around to check on you. they dont care.
02/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Horrible tourist trap! We were hoping to find a great seafood restaurant or at least a decent crab shack. It was neither. Even with the 10% discount for annual passholders, it was not worth it. The average entree was $40.00. The calamari appetizer was inedible(you could get better and fresher calamari at Carrabbas or Red Lobster) and looked like it came out of a frozen bag. The house salads were wilted and had obviously been sitting around too long. The soups were ok, but nothing to write home about. The tuna appetizer was dry and bland (you could get better tuna at Cheesecake Factory). Kids meals were nothing special (runny mac n'cheese), and when my husband asked for a refill on his lemonade, we were told they were not complimentary, and then no one bothered to show up to fill our waters. Although we requested lemon wedges, they never came. Stuffed shrimp entree was try and tasteless and accompanied by a large untrimmed hunk of broccoli. We will never go back and do not recommend it to anyone, unless they just want to pay for overpriced food and consider it an admission fee to step on a fake theme boat overlooking the water.
10/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered a sampling of raw oysters, the lobster and crab bisque, and the snow crab legs. Total cost was $55, which would have been worth it had the dishes been prepared correctly. The oysters unfortunately had chunks of shell in them, and were served in multiple smaller pieces instead of as an intact oyster. Looks like the oyster-shucker needs more practice. The lobster bisque was not bad, but was rather flavorless and bland. After the bisque, I had to wait another 30 minutes before the main course. The snow crabs were the worst - incredibly over-salted, to the point of almost inedible. Overall, the experience was definitely well below expectations. On a positive note, the waiter and hostess were all very pleasant, and the view on the deck was wonderful.
06/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
There are few things I hate more than eating at an expensive restaurant and coming home hungry. Fulton's was 3 steps below Red Lobster. My family and I dined there while on vacation and were disgusted with our dinner. The waitress tried to sell us our dinners like we were shopping for a used car. The time it took to get our drinks and place our order was unacceptable considering the place was fairly empty. We waited 25 minutes to eat our calamari; which ended up being ""fishy french fries"". I've eaten my share of calamari, and this was nothing like I've ever had. Each piece was actually shaped like a french fry and had the consistency of rubber. After that we tried the Seafood Tower, which at almost $20 per person I expected to be good. It was a cold tower of old seafood. The clams and mussels were dry and rubbery, the tuna was over-seasoned with basil and the shrimp tasted like it had sat in the sun all day. To be fair, the crab and scallops on the tower were not bad. Our entrees were passable, but given the time we had to wait (40 minutes after our appetizers) we were not happy. The place smelled funny, the server was too pushy and the food wasn't worth the inflated prices. Tourist or not, nobody should settle for this dismal excuse for a ""crab house"".
04/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Living in Orlando, we have been to Fulton's several times, and never have any major complaints about the food or service, but I always feel slightly silly paying the these prices, even with 10% off for season passholders. This time, the noise and table location was especially intrusive.
Absolute madhouse upon arrival, jammed, hectic, noisy. Our party of six had ""reservations"" for 8:50 on a Friday and we were seated earlier, which was nice. Tables are too close together. Our chairs bumped the folks behind us; large folks can actually become completely trapped! The noise continued throughout our stay.
Average entree is $50, including NO side dishes (which run $6-10) . With the automatic 18% gratuity, you can easily pay $90-100 per person for a basic meal with a beer. If you add appetizers, wine and dessert, you should expect $130-150 per person - and this is just NOT that level of dining experience.
I had an 8oz filet Oscar. Filet was good and done as ordered. My wife had a combo of wahoo (like swordfish), crab cake and grilled shrimp. I love crabcakes, and hers was somewhat dry, and had way too much filler for my taste.
The service was good, and our waitress was kind enough to point out that the gratuity was already included in the bill.
Given a choice, the next time I will opt for Flying Fish at the Boardwalk.
[For comparison - some of our favories Disney World restaurants are Spoodles, Kona Cafe, O'Hanas, Victoria and Albert's)