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The Best Steaks in Walt Disney World

There is no meal as indulgent and delicious as a perfectly cooked, tender steak especially on vacation, and Guests who travel to the Walt Disney World Resort have some incredible options to choose from. There are hundreds of dining locations throughout the property, many of which are table service restaurants that serve up beautifully crafted meals including different cuts of steak.

Each restaurant that serves up steak at the Walt Disney World Resort does so in a unique way, offering up different combinations of cuts, sauces, sides, and more, making this list quite extensive. Guests who are looking to enjoy a perfect steak should be sure to check out all of these locations, as they can’t go wrong with any option on this list!

Let’s check out where to find the best steaks at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Yachtsman Steakhouse – Multiple Options

It should come as no surprise that the top of the list for best steaks is the popular Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Open daily for dinner only, Yachtsman Steakhouse welcomes Guests into a New England-style steakhouse with nautical details, exposed wood beams, and brightly colored accent walls that evoke the colors of the ocean. Guests can also enjoy views looking out at Stormalong Bay and Crescent Lake, further enhancing the nautical theme.

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The menu at Yachtsman Steakhouse heavily focuses on butcher’s cuts of meat, all of which are prepared to each Guest’s personal preference and served with one accompaniment such as mashed potatoes or house-made fries. Guests will absolutely love the 8-oz Filet Mignon which is served with cognac-truffle butter, 12-oz New York Strip Steak topped with a brandy-peppercorn sauce, or the 14-oz Roasted Prime Rib which is served with horseradish cream and au jus. Each steak can also be enhanced with the addition of a Half Maine Lobster or served Oscar-style with Alaskan king crab, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce.

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Guests who are looking for even larger cuts of amazing steak at Yachtsman Steakhouse can order the 16-oz Rib-Eye Steak which is served with a delicious blue cheese-shallot butter or an even larger option that is made to share between two Guests. The 28-oz Porterhouse for Two is a massive cut of perfectly tender steak topped with cognac-truffle butter and served with the choice of two steakhouse sides for Guests to enjoy.

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California Grill – Multiple Options

Located at the very top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is California Grill, a table service restaurant that is open for dinner each night and serves up cuisine inspired by the flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. California Grill also features a bright and modern décor that compliments floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase stunning views of the Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

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There are two steak options on the dinner menu at California Grill, beginning with the popular Oak-fired Filet of Beef which is served with black truffle-brown butter chateau potatoes, golden raisin vinaigrette, cauliflower, and roasted tomato butter making each bite burst with flavor. The other steak option is the 35oz Beef Rib-Eye Tomahawk Steak for Two which is accompanied by two year-aged gouda macaroni and cheese, honey-glazed heirloom carrots, and black garlic butter. Both steak options at California Grill are absolutely amazing choices to enjoy for dinner on any night, especially with views of Disney Enchantment in the background!

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Shula’s Steak House – Multiple Options

The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is home to another steakhouse that serves up classic menu items paired with an upscale look back at a historic moment in sports. Shula’s Steak House features a modern and upscale interior that celebrates the 1972 perfect season played by the Miami Dolphins under head coach Don Shula and there are photos and memorabilia framed throughout the restaurant commemorating the team. Guests are sure to enjoy the ambiance of Shula’s Steak House with dark-paneled, wooden walls, bright white seating and tablecloths, and a glass-lined wine cellar filled with wonderful options to choose from.

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The dinner menu at Shula’s Steak House features a range of options including several steaks that are all available either as-is or served Oscar-style for an additional fee, and Guests can choose from sauces such as béarnaise, hollandaise, horseradish cream, and beurre blanc. The steak options available for dinner each night include a 10-oz or 12-oz Filet, 16-oz Prime New York Strip, 24-oz Black Angus Porterhouse, 22-oz Cowboy Ribeye, and 42-oz Prime Tomahawk. Each option is more indulgent than the last, and Guests are sure to enjoy every single bite of their meal at Shula’s Steak House!

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STK Orlando – Multiple Options

A popular steakhouse in The Landing area of Disney Springs, STK offers up the perfect balance of modern and cool interiors with classic steakhouse options. STK Orlando is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, depending on the day, and welcomes Guests into two floors of modern décor including an outdoor patio where Guests can relax and enjoy perfectly cooked steaks while enjoying music spun by an in-house DJ.

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While the menu at STK Orlando is rather extensive and offers up fresh seafood and starter options, the steaks are obviously what Guests are there for, and there are many delicious cuts to choose from. Guests can dig into a 6 oz. or 10 oz. Filet, 8 oz. Wagyu Flat Iron, 14 oz. Bone-In Filet, 14 oz. Dry-Aged Delmonico, 16 oz. Cowgirl Ribeye, 18 oz. Dry-Aged Bone-In Strip, 28 oz. Dry-Aged Porterhouse, 34 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye, or Surf & Turf combination of an 8 oz. filet with lobster tail. Guests can even further indulge by adding on sauces such as chimichurri, red wine, horseradish, and blue butter as well as toppings like king crab Oscar, peppercorn crust, or shrimp for additional fees.

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Le Cellier Steakhouse – Multiple Options

The Canada Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to the popular Le Cellier Restaurant, a small table service location that brings Guests into a charming dining room that feels like a wine cellar somewhere in the heart of Canada. Open for lunch and dinner, Le Cellier Steakhouse features a menu of steakhouse classics infused with flavors and ingredients popular in Canada, and Guests can enjoy their meals in cozy rooms with low vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework, and rich dark colors.

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Le Cellier Steakhouse serves up several different steak options, starting with the specialty Le Cellier Filet Mignon which is a AAA Canadian Tenderloin perfectly cooked and served with mushroom risotto, asparagus-tomato relish, and truffle-butter sauce. Guests can also enjoy the Ribeye Steak, USDA Prime served with lemon-scented fingerling potatoes, caramelized onions, and roasted shallot-whiskey butter or the New York Strip Steak, USDA Prime with smoked cheddar potato au gratin, au Poivre sauce, and crispy onions.

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The Boathouse – Multiple Options

One of the best places to enjoy a perfect steak paired with stunning water views is at The Boathouse in The Landing area of Disney Springs. This table service restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and features an extensive menu of land and sea favorites that Guests can enjoy both in a large nautical themed dining room as well as an outdoor deck with beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista. The Boathouse is a must-do restaurant thanks to its over-the-top menu items that include some of the freshest seafood options at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Guests who are looking for steak at The Boathouse will absolutely not be disappointed as the Gibson Heritage Steaks section of the menu features several different cuts that can be topped with add-ons such as Maine lobster tail, classic Oscar, lobster Oscar, roasted garlic cloves, and béarnaise sauce. Guests can choose from steak options including NY Steak & Fries served with maître d’ butter and roasted garlic, Filet Mignon, Petite Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Boneless Ribeye which has been aged for seventy-five days, or the Porterhouse.

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Narcoossee’s – Multiple Options

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to Narcoossee’s, a table service restaurant that is well-known for its fresh seafood, but also home to a delicious steak option. Narcoossee’s is open for dinner only and is situated right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon offering Guests the chance to enjoy beautiful water views with the Magic Kingdom in the distance from their tables and a small outdoor deck. The interior of Narcoossee’s is bright and airy with a coastal feel thanks to exposed wood, bright white accents, and bold pops of blue.

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Since the menu at Narcoossee’s primarily focuses on coastal cuisine and seafood, there are only two dinner options that include steak, but both are absolutely perfect. Guests can opt for the Filet Mignon which is accompanied by a buttery potato mash, roasted rainbow vegetables, and red wine demi-glace, or the Surf & Turf option which features a 6-oz sirloin and the same accompaniments plus the addition of cold water lobster, pan-seared scallops, blackened salmon, or grilled shrimp. Guests who order the Surf & Turf can also choose to upgrade to a filet mignon for an additional fee.

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The Hollywood Brown Derby – Filet Mignon with Walt Disney’s Roast Beef Hash

The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a popular table service restaurant that brings Guests into the golden age of Hollywood in a dining environment based on the famous restaurant of the same name that was once located in Hollywood. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a menu of contemporary American cuisine that Guests can enjoy while checking out art deco details, warm wooden accents, and caricature sketches of some of Hollywood’s biggest names lining the walls.

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The lunch and dinner menus at The Hollywood Brown Derby are identical and feature several delicious entrée options that all feature beautiful flavors and ingredients. The one steak option available to Guests is the Filet Mignon with Walt Disney’s Roast Beef Hash which is cooked to each Guest’s personal preference and served with haricots verts, red wine sauce, and a fried egg on top which was Walt Disney’s favorite way to enjoy a steak. Guests are sure to appreciate both the delicious steak as well as the nod to the man who created it all while at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Tiffins Restaurant – Surf and Turf

One of the most inventive and unique menus at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Tiffins Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The table service restaurant welcomes Guests in for lunch and dinner each day and serves up a fusion of international cuisines that reflect the theme of travel and adventure brought to life through the décor and artwork lining the walls. Tiffins Restaurant is truly unique in its theming as each dining room features artwork and items that showcase the beauty of a different area of the world.

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The only steak option on the menu at Tiffins Restaurant is the Surf and Turf which combines an array of international flavors and ingredients for an unforgettable meal. The menu choice features South African Braai-spiced beef tenderloin, seared scallops, potato pave, grilled vegetables, dhania butter, and a col demi-glace that combine to make each bite packed with bold and wonderful flavors.

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Be Our Guest Restaurant – Center-cut Filet Mignon

One of the most popular restaurants in the Magic Kingdom is Be Our Guest Restaurant which brings the charm and romance of Beauty and the Beast to life. The table service restaurant in Fantasyland brings Guests into the Beast’s Castle where they can dine on traditional French cuisine in either the stunning ballroom, mysterious West Wing, or charming portrait gallery. Guests who dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch and dinner feel as though they have stepped directly into the Disney animated film, and they might even catch a glimpse of the Beast himself as they dine.

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Lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant are prix-fixe menus where Guests choose one appetizer and one entrée before enjoying a trio of desserts. There are several delicious entrée options to choose from, but the Center-cut Filet Mignon is the best choice for both value and flavor. The steak entrée is served with Robuchon Yukon potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cipollini-garlic puree, and red wine puree that makes each bite infused with classic French flavors that Guests are sure to enjoy for both lunch and dinner.

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Toldeo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Multiple Options

A relatively new restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood which is located on the top floor of the Gran Destino Tower offering up beautiful views of the Disney Resort and Lake Dorago below. The menu at the table service restaurant is focused on traditional Spanish tapas that are prepared in an on-stage kitchen as well as delicious entrees that focus on big flavors traditionally found in Spanish cooking.

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While soaking in the wonderful views and atmosphere at Toldeo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, Guests can indulge in several steak options that are each served with unique sides and sauces. The Filet of Beef features an olive oil-potato puree, forest mushrooms, date jam, and sherry vinaigrette, the Marinated Hanger Steak is served with potatoes, salsa verde, and blistered peppers, and the Chueleton Bone-In Rib-Eye for Two is perfect for sharing with tomato, onions, and the choice of two house sides such as roasted cauliflower, or blistered shishito peppers.

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Steakhouse 71 – Multiple Options

One of the newest restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort is Steakhouse 71 found on the main lobby level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The table service restaurant is open each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and pays homage to both Walt Disney and the year 1971 when the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort first opened. Guests can enjoy bright colors and designs that were popular in the 1970s as well as photos of Walt Disney and family traveling the world.

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The menu at Steakhouse 71 features American classics that were favorites of Walt Disney himself, with plenty of delicious steak options to choose from each served with one side such as garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, or charred asparagus and one sauce such as chimichurri, wild mushroom, or au Poivre. Steak options to choose from include the 8-oz Beef Tenderloin Medallions, 6-oz Filet Mignon, 10-oz New York Strip, 6-oz Top Sirloin Steak, and the 12-oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding.

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Citricos – Multiple Options

Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a table service restaurant that has recently been reimagined to reflect the charm and elegance of the Disney film Mary Poppins Returns. Open each night for dinner, Citricos features a bright and airy interior with formal columns and crown molding, pastels and floral prints, and charming small details like golden bird statues. The menu at Citricos blends traditional Florida cuisine and ingredients with the flavors of the Mediterranean for unique options that Guests will love.

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There are two steak options on the menu, each of which is accompanied by potato puree, broccolini, cipollini jam, and bordelaise sauce for a decent portion of sides and sauce to pair with each bite. Guests can choose between the Oak-grilled Filet Mignon or the Oak-grilled 12-oz Prime New York Strip, both of which are cooked perfectly to each individual Guest’s preference. Citricos is definitely a great choice for dinner as it features the perfect balance of British charm and delicious cuisine!

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Teppan Edo – Multiple Options

The Japan Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase might not be the first location that pops into mind when discussing steak, but there is one restaurant there that can’t be kept off this list! Teppan Edo is a truly unique table service restaurant that invites Guests to dine on traditional Japanese and Asian cuisines that are prepared right there at the table on specialty grills in Teppan-yaki-style. Guests can not only enjoy delicious meals but partake in the experience as they chat with their chefs and watch as vegetables and more are sliced and cooked in entertaining ways.

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Guests who dine at Teppan Edo for lunch or dinner can choose from a lengthy menu of various proteins that are all prepared on the grill in front of them and directly placed on their plates to enjoy. Guests who are looking to indulge in some steak can order the Filet Mignon, NY Cut Steak, Julienne Steak, Asakusa Combination which has steak and shrimp, or Nihonbashi Combination which features steak and chicken. Each steak entrée option at Teppan Edo is served with a garden salad, udon noodles, vegetables, and steamed white rice for a filling and unforgettable meal.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table – Tenderloin of Beef

Guests who want to dine like royalty have the perfect opportunity to do so at Cinderella’s Royal Table, a table service restaurant located in the heart of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. The restaurant brings Guests into an opulent dining room with gothic vaulted arches and pillars, stained glass windows, dramatic lighting, and royal flags on display. Guests can feast like royalty on prix-fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with items that focus on indulgent American cuisine.

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The lunch and dinner menus at Cinderella’s Royal Table are the same, and Guests have one delicious steak option to order for their entrée course. The Tenderloin of Beef is fit for a king or queen and is grilled to perfection and served with whipped potatoes, maple-glazed Brussels sprouts, seasonal vegetables, and bordelaise sauce for a filling and wonderful meal that pairs perfectly with the regal setting.

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Wine Bar George – Skirt Steak

The Landing area of Disney Springs is home to the incredibly popular Wine Bar George where Guests can indulge in hundreds of wine selections on a menu handcrafted by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. The interior of Wine Bar George features a modern and industrial vibe with exposed brick, metal fixtures, and a beautiful outdoor patio with views of Disney Springs, and Guests can enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner at the table service restaurant.

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The food menu at Wine Bar George predominantly focuses on small plates and elaborate charcuterie and cheese boards, but there is also a very limited menu of entrees and family-style plates where a wonderful steak option can be found. The Skirt Steak is a family-style option that feeds two to four Guests and it is beautifully presented with roasted potatoes, chimichurri, and a medley of seasonal vegetables.

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Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Filet Mignon

Disney’s Riviera Resort is home to the popular Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, a table service restaurant that is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Guests who enjoy a meal at the restaurant can enjoy a beautifully themed interior that continues the Disney Resort’s Riviera style as well as beautiful views of the grounds, lake, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The menu at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera is a wonderful fusion of French and Italian cuisines and Guests will find themselves having trouble deciding which menu items to enjoy!

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Since both French and Italian cuisines rely heavily on fish as protein, it is no surprise that most of the entrée options for dinner at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera feature those ingredients, but there is also one delicious steak that Guests can enjoy. The Filet Mignon is served with potato puree, soubise, pickled scallions, onion jus, and shallot jam, making each bite flavorful and the perfect combination to the beautiful views.

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Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Charred Strip Steak

The final location on the list is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano located in the Grand Avenue area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The table service restaurant features classic Italian cuisine infused with Californian ingredients and flavors, all of which were created by Mama herself when she moved to Hollywood from Italy. The interior of Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is charming and quirky with exposed brick, classic red and white checkered fabric, and lots of random Hollywood memorabilia and props adorning the walls.

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Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is open for lunch and dinner each day, and Guests have a lengthy menu to choose from with plenty of classic options to indulge in. The Charred Strip Steak is the only steak option on the menu and it is cooked to perfection and served with a generous portion of four-cheese macaroni with pancetta, aged balsamic-shallot butter, and a chianti wine reduction for a creamy and flavorful addition to the perfect protein.

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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.