I started out this evening writing a post about the best underrated steaks in Disney World, but then realized that I hadn’t even done the five best steaks in Disney World, yet!
So here you go! (Also, please note that this post isn’t about the best steakhouses in Disney World — that’s another post altogether!)
Hope you’re hungry!
Here’s our break-down of the 5 best steaks in Disney World.
Yachtsman Steakhouse Cowboy Steak
Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a tidy little nondescript restaurant churning out some really incredible food. All light woods, white tablecloths, and windows, you really don’t know what to expect when you walk in; but do me a favor and order yourself a steak.
The Cowboy Steak is just about my favorite cut of meat. It’s a ribeye that still has its bones, and it has incredible flavor all on its own. However, I always order it with some melted garlic butter on top, which makes it even better.
Sadly, the Cowboy Steak isn’t on the menu at the moment, but they change the steaks up quite regularly at Yachtsman Steakhouse, so think happy thoughts and maybe it’ll be there when you are.
Please note, Yachtsman Steakhouse is temporarily unavailable as Disney World works through its phased reopening. As soon as a reopening date for this restaurant is announced, we will be sure to keep you updated!
Le Cellier Filet
Ah, yes. How would I dare do a “best steaks” post without include this darling of the Disney set? Luckily, I’m right there on the bandwagon with everyone else who loves the Le Cellier Filet Mignon with Mushroom Risotto and Truffle-Butter Sauce from Le Cellier in EPCOT’s Canada pavilion.
The filet is always tender, and coupled with that superstar mushroom risotto it just can’t go wrong.
Found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko is a bit of a dark horse in the favorite steak category. But anyone who’s tasted it knows that their Oak-grilled Filet Mignon with Macaroni and Cheese and Red Wine Sauce is a force to be reckoned with.
The macaroni and cheese adds a sharp taste while the red wine sauce adds a tangy accompaniment to the smooth Filet. It really is an orchestration of flavors that anyone can enjoy. I mean, just look at that picture! Don’t you want to dive in?!?
Please note, Jiko is temporarily unavailable as Disney World continues its phased reopening. As soon as a reopening date is announced, we will be sure to keep you updated!
Shula’s Steak House Cowboy Steak
What can I say — another cowboy (did you know I currently live in Texas?). Shula’s Steak House in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is a fascinating place for so many reasons — Don Shula himself, the 48-ounce eat-it-all-and-you-get-your-name-on-a-plaque steak, the menu on a football, and so much more. But today we’re just talking about steak, and the steak is luxurious.
Shula raises his own cattle, and there is a bit of a “Dolphin Difference” at this place. The meat isn’t dressed in any special way, but the taste is out of this world.
Flying Fish New York Strip Steak
While there are several restaurants that I could slide into this final spot, Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk wins the slot because it’s innovative and eager-to-please. It’s an incredible steak at a seafood place — pretty hard to come by, yet I’m always hearing recommendations about it! When I finally tried their signature Char-crusted New York Strip Steak with Potatoes and Sauce Foyot, I understood what all the shouting was about.
It has a different taste to it than any other steak I’ve eaten in Disney restaurants. The char-crusting gives it a depth that might be a bit too much for some folks, but for a steak-lover like me makes it just unique enough to edge out other favorites.
Please note, Flying Fish is temporarily unavailable as Disney World continues its phased reopening. As soon as a reopening date is announced, we will be sure to keep you updated!
Let the Discussion Begin!
I know that there are a lot of you meat-heads (haha) out there who have different ideas about the best steaks in Disney World, so let’s hear ’em! Let us know your favorites in the comments section below 😃
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