A Cut Above the Rest – The Best Prime Rib in Walt Disney World

12-oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding
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The Walt Disney World Resort is well-known for its abundance of dining options that include everything from carts with prepackaged snacks to signature dining experiences with tasting menus and indulgent international ingredients. One item that many Guests love to enjoy as a special treat on any vacation is a steak, and there are many different cuts and varieties available at a number of restaurants.

Prime Rib in particular is an especially decadent cut of beef from the rib area that has an excellent balance of meat and marbling for wonderful flavor. Prime Rib can be prepared in a variety of ways including roasting, smoking, and grilling, and each way features unique techniques and flavors. Here are some of the best Prime Rib options to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort on any visit!

Queen Cut Prime Rib

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The Edison – Queen Cut Prime Rib

One of the most unique dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort is The Edison in The Landing at Disney Springs. This table-service location is open for dinner only and invites Guests to dine on American classics in an area themed to feel like an electric company from the 1920s that is bustling with live entertainment and immersive décor. There are plenty of popular menu items offered at The Edison, but a favorite of many is the Queen Cut Prime Rib which features a boneless fourteen-ounce cut served with au jus, horseradish cream sauce, popover, and choice of baked potato, mashed potatoes, or fries.

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12-oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding

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Steakhouse 71 – 12-oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is just steps away from the Magic Kingdom and features several table service restaurants including Steakhouse 71. Steakhouse 71 serves up American classics from the bygone decade, while simultaneously paying tribute to the year that the Walt Disney World Resort first opened. Guests can enjoy retro and modern décor while dining on classic steakhouse options for dinner each evening, including several indulgent steak options. The 12-oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding features a juicy portion of meat that comes served with the choice of one side such as Macaroni & Cheese or Creamed Spinach and one sauce with options like Wild Mushroom or Bearnaise.

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Walt's Prime Rib Hash

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Steakhouse 71 – Walt’s Prime Rib Hash

Steakhouse 71 is also open for breakfast each morning and welcomes Guests to try indulgent and hearty meals that are the perfect way to fuel up for a long day in the Parks. Guests can select from several different options, but one in particular pairs perfect prime rib with a tribute to Walt Disney and some of his favorite ingredients. Walt’s Prime Rib Hash serves up a decent portion of seared prime rib topped with fried potatoes, caramelized onions, peppers, and a fried egg for a savory and satisfying breakfast item.

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General Fulton's Prime Rib

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Boatwright’s Dining Hall – General Fulton’s Prime Rib

Southern comfort food and traditional dishes are the stars of the menu at Boatwright’s Dining Hall, which is found in the main lobby building of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Open for dinner each evening, the table service restaurant features rustic décor with ship-building tools and beautiful views of the Sassagoula River that pair perfectly with Southern favorites. General Fulton’s Prime Rib pays homage to a fictional character from the Disney Resort and serves up a slow-roasted cut of meat with a chicory-coffee blend rub accompanied by mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and horseradish cream.

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Royal Prime Rib Roat

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Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White – Royal Prime Rib Roast

One of the most popular character dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, serving dinner each night. Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White welcomes Guests into an enchanted forest where Snow White, several Dwarfs, and the Evil Queen greet Guests while a menu of prix-fixe American favorites are served up with cleverly themed names. The Royal Prime Rib is one of the most indulgent entrée items on the menu and is paired with horseradish-mashed potatoes, carrots, and jus for a perfectly juicy and filling meal.

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Slow-cooked Prime Rib

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Olivia’s Café – Slow-cooked Prime Rib

The laid-back, tropical feel of the Florida Keys is brought to life at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, where Guests can wander through lush grounds and enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the local flavors at Olivia’s Café. This table service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch and features unforgettable menu options that highlight the fresh ingredients of Florida. Guests who dine at Olivia’s Café for brunch or dinner can order the Slow-cooked Prime Rib which is a hearty fourteen-ounce cut paired with Olivia’s potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a delicious Cabernet demi-glace.

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Prime Rib

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The Turf Club Bar and Grill – Prime Rib

A relatively overlooked table service restaurant that should absolutely be more popular is The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. Open only for dinner, the restaurant emulates the theming of a racetrack clubhouse, where Guests can look out large windows to take in stunning views of the adjacent golf course. Dinner at The Turf Club Bar and Grill features a menu of decadent American favorites including the Prime Rib which serves a ten-ounce slow-roasted cut with crispy potatoes, roasted baby carrots, broccolini, and a red wine jus.

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10-oz Slow-roasted Prime Rib

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Coral Reef Restaurant – 10-oz Slow-roasted Prime Rib

EPCOT has some of the most diverse and popular restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, including the Coral Reef Restaurant nestled inside of The Seas with Nemo and Friend Pavilion in World Nature. This table service restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and brings Guests under the sea to enjoy fresh seafood options in an immersive dining room with massive windows that look directly into the aquarium. Guests can watch many different species of sea creatures swim past while dining on the 10-oz Slow-roasted Prime Rib, which is served with loaded mashed potatoes with bacon and a bercy butter.

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Coaches-cut Prime Rib

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Shula’s Steak House – Coaches-cut Prime Rib

The Miami Dolphins celebrated a historic perfect season in 1971 under head coach Don Shula, and the incredible feat is celebrated at Shula’s Steak House at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. This upscale steakhouse is open nightly for dinner and serves up totally indulgent cuts of meat amongst photos and memorabilia from the perfect season. One of the entrée options at Shula’s Steak House is the Coaches-cut Prime Rib, which is served with an herb-crust and paired with Yorkshire pudding and au jus for a flavorful and juicy option.

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.