Walt Disney World offers a wide variety of foods for every palate, but there’s often one “steak and potatoes” person in most families. Where’s the best place to go when beef is what you want for dinner? Here are five of Walt Disney World’s best places to get a steak that offers quality beef, upscale ambiance, and unique preparations for steak.
Until STK opens in the early summer of 2016, The BOATHOUSE is really the only choice for a good steak at Disney Springs. Using certified USDA Gibsons Blue Star Heritage Angus and a choice of sauce, the 12-ounce filet mignon or the 28-ounce porterhouse for two are real winners. Make sure to save a lot of room for dessert. The S’mores Baked Alaska is an impressive dessert, big enough to serve four very hungry people.
A long-time favorite of visitors to Epcot, Le Cellier in the Canada pavilion can be one of the hot ticket dining reservations to score. The Black Angus boneless rib-eye is a favorite, along with the AAA Canadian tenderloin filet mignon with truffle butter sauce. And while the steaks are excellent, one of the most talked-about dishes is on the appetizer menu—the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup with Moosehead Beer and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked bacon.
Although the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club, like most Disney restaurants, doesn’t prohibit kids, the upscale nature of this restaurant tends to attract adults over families, partially due to its dress code requirement (not formal, but dressier than normal clothing is highly encouraged). In addition to a variety of cuts of beef, including a 21-day dry-aged Kansas City strip steak, Yachtsman Steakhouse offers an above-average wine list.
Shula’s Steak House
At the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Shula’s Steak House is largely popular with convention-goers, but still provides a good meal within easy access of Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll want to come with a hearty appetite, as the portion sizes are large, from a 10-ounce Steak Mary Anne (with a cognac peppercorn sauce) to the 48-ounce Porterhouse. If massive amounts of beef aren’t your thing, try the 4-pound Maine lobster instead.
Although not specifically a steakhouse, Artist Point in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers two steaks that are noteworthy: the grilled filet mignon with crushed potatoes and charred eggplant and the aged buffalo strip loin with barley risotto. For an extra treat, try the duck-fat-fried potatoes with spruce salt. This unique offering brings out the spirit of the Pacific northwest embodied by this restaurant. For young lovers of steak, the kids’ menu also offers a petit steak.