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8 Things You’ll Love about Yachtsman Steakhouse at Walt Disney World

A favorite way to enjoy Walt Disney World that many guests make a point to do on each vacation in indulging in delicious food that might not normally be eaten at home. This could include decadent snacks or desserts, large meals each day, or even delicious cocktails. Many guests who vacation in Walt Disney World absolutely love to enjoy a full service meal in one of the resort’s signature dining locations. These restaurants are considered to be the most decadent and indulgent on property and offer up cuisine that ranges from contemporary American to worldly. Those who find themselves spending time near Crescent Lake should head to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort to enjoy an amazing signature dining location that is open daily for dinner only. Yachtsman Steakhouse is a very popular signature restaurant and guests absolutely love everything about it. From amazing décor and atmosphere to absolutely wonderful food, this restaurant has it all and those looking to enjoy dinner there definitely need to book far in advanced due to its popularity. Here are eight things that guests are sure to love about dining at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

1. Atmosphere

Since Yachtsman Steakhouse serves up cuisine found in a New England-style steakhouse, it is no surprise that the décor and atmosphere inside feature the same inspiration. Guests are sure to feel welcome in the airy dining areas that feature light wooden floors, pine beams and accents, nautical details such as portholes and anchors, and rich colors on the walls. Paired with the crisp white tablecloths and other accents, the atmosphere at Yachtsman Steakhouse is one of upscale dining combined with comfort and warmth.

2. Soup & Salad

While guests are sure to enjoy the décor and feel of Yachtsman Steakhouse, it is the food that truly steals the show beginning with the Soup & Salad course. Guests can choose from a classic French Onion Soup or creamy Lobster Bisque which truly pays homage to New England. Those looking to enjoy a lighter salad option instead can opt for the classic Caesar Salad or The Waldorf Wedge Salad which features lettuce, kale, apples, bacon, Shropshire Cheese, candied walnuts, and Waldorf Vinaigrette.

3. Appetizers

Appetizers at Yachtsman Steakhouse also feature an incredible selection which will make it hard for guests to choose just one! The Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail is a popular choice are is the Blue Crab Cake. Other classic steakhouse options that guests can indulge in are the Artisanal Cheeses with seasonal accompaniments or the house-cured Charcuterie Board. Those really looking to indulge should definitely opt for the Escargot and Bone Marrow En Croute which is served with a Hokkaido Milk Bread Crust, Maitre d’Butter, and Membrillo Jam.

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4. Steaks

Obviously, Yachtsman Steakhouse is going to serve plenty of delicious steaks which guests will certainly have a hard time choosing between. The 8-oz Black Angus Filet Mignon served with mashed potatoes and cabernet wine sauce is a popular option, however guests also love the 14-oz Roast Prime Rib, 12-oz Prime New York Strip Steak, and the 16-oz Prime Rib-Eye Steak. While all of those options are amazing, the most decadent is the 32-oz Porterhouse for Two which is served with beef fat potatoes, choice of one steakhouse side, and garlic butter.

5. Entrees

Those who are looking to enjoy an option other than steak have plenty of entrée options at Yachtsman Steakhouse including some fresh and amazing seafood choices. Guests can order the Maple Farms Duck which comes with a variety of fruits and vegetables, the Braised Beef Short Rib, Chicken Cordon Blue All-Natural Bell & Evans, or the Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato-Filled Pasta. Those looking to enjoy fresh seafood entrees can choose between the 1.5lb Live Maine Lobster which is served broiled or thermidor-style with risotto, garlic butter, and lemon, or the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops which feature a smoked tomato sauce, black garlic spaghetti, and ash-roasted carrots.

6. Enhancements

Since Yachtsman Steakhouse is a signature dining experience in Walt Disney World, it is no surprise that there are several decadent enhancements that guests can add onto their order to make the meal even more special. Guests looking to add onto their meal can order the Bone Marrow with quince jam, the Shrimp Scampi, the Broiled Half Maine Lobster, or the Oscar-Style with asparagus, jumbo lump crab, and béarnaise.

7. Sides

Like any classic steakhouse, Yachtsman Steakhouse also features steakhouse sides that perfectly pair with any entrée whether it be seafood or steak. Guests can order the Braised Onions, Caramelized Onions, Creamed Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms, or Beef Fat Potatoes to pair with their entrees. While all of those steakhouse side options are wonderful, it is the Truffle Macaroni & Cheese that steals the show featuring orecchiette pasta, smoked gouda, sweet peppers, and spinach. In addition, there are premium steakhouse sides which include Yachtsman’s Twice-Baked Potato, Butternut Squash Risotto, and Glazed Thumbelina Carrots.

8. Desserts

No indulgent meal at Yachtsman Steakhouse is complete without enjoying a decadent dessert and the signature restaurant features several delicious options. The Admirals Cake features layers of chocolate brownie cake, dark chocolate ganache, chocolate cake, bananas foster jam, and caramel ganache for an especially rich and delicious option. Other delicious options include the White Chocolate Cheesecake, The Lexington Sundae, and Crème Brulee. Those looking to indulge in dessert with a lighter option can also enjoy the Lime Semifreddo, Seasonal Sorbet Trio, or no sugar added Carrot Cake.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.