Orlando Steak Out: Prime Cuts for Serious Carnivores

Tourism statistics do not lie: Orlando, the City Beautiful, is among the world’s top travel destinations, hosting up to 59 million visitors annually in recent years. As such, its restaurants–which seem innumerable–must cater to the palates of the many. And not surprisingly, those discriminating palates often crave large hunks of flavorful, aged, high-quality meat available in venues such as the Capital Grille, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster and Kres Chophouse, the latter boasting a decidedly different and altogether “downtown O-Town” location. Many diners are on vacation, after all, so why not splurge on the sumptuous, all-in, steakhouse-and-sommelier experience? And if you’re truly all-in, don’t forget about dessert. Whether your steakhouse sensibility leans toward the stately, warm and traditional, like the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando’s Bull & Bear, contemporary, a family-friendly Disney-infused experience at the Yachtsman Steakhouse – or even something casual and off-the-tourist-grid with a devoted local following (not to mention comparatively low sticker shock), like that of the Tap Room at Dubsdread, Orlando has the one you’re looking for. You might like your cut medium-rare or black-and-blue, but regardless, every player on this list gets it “well done.”

Much like its grandfather, New York's famed restaurant of the same name, The Palm's walls showcase the same caricatures and cartoons made famous by its earliest regulars. Unlike its predecessor, however, this venture's location inside the Hard...  Read More

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The '72 Dolphins may have gone undefeated, but your hunger will be down for the count before halftime, particularly if you partake in Coach Don's massive 48-ounce Porterhouse. Despite this lauded restaurant's NFL connection, its atmosphere is...  Read More

Locals and visitors will find massive portions to add value to their dine-out dollar at this popular I-Drive venue, where the less carnivorous will find plenty to pick from (the portabella mushroom parm app could easily serve as an entrée) and...  Read More

At Capital Grille, you can start your meal with a signature cocktail or choose a glass from the massive wine list. Each cut of their dry aged steak delivers a different experience. Among the most popular cuts is the Delmonico, a tender, bone-in...  Read More

The Winter Park Fleming's is a fun and boisterous location with dual happy hours and a contingent of regulars who return to sample fare that runs the gamut from chili calamari and PEI mussels on the appetizer menu to the upmarket Wagyu New York...  Read More

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The Yachtsman – at Disney's Yacht Club Resort – reopened in late 2012 following some extensive renovation, primed to serve steak and seafood to the mouse-loving masses in New England-themed digs. Charcuterie and artisanal cheese appetizer...  Read More

The Taproom at Dubsdread is notable on this list because it's not actually a steakhouse. It's a restaurant that also serves as the 19th Hole on the Dubsdread (public) Golf Course in College Park, a place that enjoys a loyal following for its...  Read More

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Living up to its New York namesake's reputation, Orlando's version of Bull & Bear pulls out the stops with attentive service and a traditional, club-like steakhouse atmosphere with contemporary touches. Portions are hearty, beef is...  Read More

What opened as Del Frisco's Prime Steak and Lobster back in the 90s via an agreement that permitted them to use the Del Frisco's name for two decades will before long become Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster. The current name is...  Read More

It's slick and red, chic and modern with a little vintage essence. It's also downtown which makes it altogether unique on this list, but Kres Chophouse isn't just a pretty face, it offers quality dining the opportunistic carnivore will pair with...  Read More


Meet A.D. Thompson

A.D. Thompson has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and roughly 15 as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

A roller coaster enthusiast,...  More About A.D.

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