Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs changing to Paddlefish

The iconic paddle boat restaurant Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs will change into a new seafood eatery called "Paddlefish."

Restaurant operator Levy Restaurants said Monday in a statement the restaurant has been closed as it "undergoes a revitalizing bow to stern transformation that will exude an opulent and inviting atmosphere for guests."

Fulton's should reopen as Paddlefish this fall.

Levy Restaurants said the new restaurants will serve seafood, steak and chops with a menu including lobster risotto, Maine lobster and more. Popular menu items from Fulton's including Florida Stone Crab, Alaska King and Queen crab and lobster corn dogs will be coming back as well.

It will serve lunch and dinner."We're excited to embark upon Paddlefish's next voyage, and can't wait for guests to share this new experience with us," said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants in a statement. "As Disney Springs evolves and grows, we're looking forward to sharing this newly reimagined restaurant with both vacationers and Florida locals." Fulton's closed recently, laying of 214 people as it underwent the renovation.Fulton's Crab House is one of the highest grossing eateries in the entire country, bringing in about $21.2 million annually with an average check of about $45, according to Restaurant Business Online.That puts it at number 13 among independent restaurants nationwide, and the highest grossing independent restaurant at Disney, more than Wolfgang Puck Grand Café.The restaurant is built as a riverboat, and patrons board via a gangway entrance.

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