Time for A Steak Out: Orlando's Got Prime Cuts for Serious Carnivores

A.D. Thompson

By , Local Expert, Orlando
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Tourism statistics do not lie: Orlando, the City Beautiful, is among the world’s top travel destinations, hosting more than 50 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 Vito’s Chophouse, the Capital Grille, Christner’s Del Frisco’s and Kres Chophouse, the latter boasting a decidedly different and altogether “downtown O-Town” location. Many are on vacation, after all, so why not splurge on the...  Read more »

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    Christner's Del Frisco's Prime Steak & Lobster

    Local Expert Tip: "Three words: potatoes au gratin. At Christner's Del Frisco's they are as indulgent as any dessert. "


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    Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

    Local Expert Tip: "If you manage to save room for dessert and you find it among your options, try the chocolate mint semifreddo. "


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    Bull & Bear Steakhouse

    Local Expert Tip: "Bull & Bear's Lemon dessert is not just delicious, it's a fascinating example of the sweet spot where culinary art and science fall in love and make babies. Even if lemon's not your thing, ask your server to explain how it's made and sneak a peek."

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    The Palm

    The Palm is easily one of Universal's most upscale dining venues and budget-wise an undeniable splurge. One...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Velvet Sessions, held on the last Thursday of the month, are how the Hard Rock does cocktail parties. Past performers include ABC, Foreigner and Joan Jett. Pair it with dinner at The Palm for an unforgettable date night."


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    Shula's Steak House

    Local Expert Tip: "Finish the Super Bowl-sized Porterhouse and you'll gain admittance to Shula's 48-Ounce Club, which now boasts nearly 35,000 members. Come hungry. "

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    Kres Chophouse

    Local Expert Tip: "Hitting the Amway Center for a Magic game? Kres makes for a great pre-game dinner spot."

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    Vito's Chophouse

    Local Expert Tip: "Like martinis? Level up and ask your barkeep for the Gorgonzola-stuffed olives."

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    Yachtsman Steakhouse

    Local Expert Tip: "Great steak venue for families dining with children. Crayon-ready menu with mini-versions of grown-up entrees lets kids partake in the sophisticated experience (and keeps them occupied at least long enough for parents to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail). "

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    Capital Grille

    Local Expert Tip: "A Pointe Orlando location means you won't have to stray far for after-dinner entertainment. Belly dancing at Taverna Opa begins at 7 p.m. Or check out B.B.King's Blues Club for a cocktail and live music."


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    Tap Room at Dubsdread

    Local Expert Tip: "The Taproom is open for lunch, but the hand-cut steaks are dinner only, so plan your visit accordingly. "


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