Meat on the Menu: Where to Steak Your Claim at Disney

Harmony and fun are earmarks of Disney, of course, and that carries through to its restaurant menus – which is nice, since even the most loving families don't see eye-to-eye on everything! For example, perhaps your group has a meat lover in its midst. If beef is what's for dinner, you won't go hungry at Orlando's Walt Disney World, dedicated purveyors of prime cuts – both Shula's and the Yachtsman Steakhouse may come to mind – abound. But what of the rest of your troupe: the seafood lovers, the vegetarians, the sushi fiends and the adventurous eaters always on the hunt for an exotic experience? Moreover, what about the little (or big) ones who want to dine in a castle? This is Disney World, after all. Well, fear not. Carnivores can find fantastic cuts – not to mention creative ones – all over the Kingdom. At the popular Polynesian-themed Kona Cafe, for example, miso butter turns a typical strip loin into an Asian-infused excursion. STK's dedicated offerings at Disney Springs reel them in with DJ-spun beats and keep them there with expertly grilled meats. And deep in the heart of Fantasyland, the castle of the Beast is home to Be Our Guest, boasting three brilliantly-themed fairy tale dining rooms, French-inspired fare and a steak that's fit for a prince.


Magic Kingdom ®


Appropriately located in the Fantasyland realm of the Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest brings diners inside the Beast's castle. Lunchtime here is a fast-service affair but come dinner, things become far more formal, with sit-down table service in...  Read More

Magic Kingdom ®


The relaxed Polynesian vibe of the Kona Café permeates the ambiance at all three squares, leaving few dishes untouched, including its miso-buttered strip loin. Scallion mashed potatoes, Misoyaki baby eggplant, sake reduction, and wild...  Read More



Affording incredible views of the Disney landscape from the 15th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, this fashionable, long-time favorite has undergone a recent "reimagining," and now features a design inspired by mid-century modern...  Read More

Disney Springs ®


Disney Springs' dedicated steakhouse is a different affair than other Walt Disney World venues in that it embraces the popular chain's slick, big-city atmosphere. If the Yachtsman is where you'd bring grandma and all the kids (and it would be a...  Read More



The Epcot World Showcase may be well known for its "drink around the world" aspects, but in recent years it has exploded into a dine-around-the-world destination, as well. In Canada, the top-shelf option is the Le Cellier Steakhouse, where the...  Read More

Lake Buena Vista


Al fresco dining with sweeping golf course views and a comfortable clubhouse feel inside make the Turf Club Bar and Grill an excellent option for families looking for a fine array of steakhouse-style offerings alongside the Lake Buena Vista...  Read More

Disney Springs ®


Walt Disney World's big, beautiful Boathouse venue can accommodate up to 600 seafood and steak lovers amid its nautically themed confines. Views of Lake Buena Vista beckon from throughout; in fact, you can drink and dine al fresco here, as well....  Read More

Walt Disney World ®


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

Walt Disney World ®


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

Disney's Hollywood Studios™


Grain-fed. Aged in-house. Oak-fired. Is your mouth watering yet? These are some of the sexiest phrases in the realm of steak and all three apply at the upscale (but family-friendly) steakhouse inside Disney's Yacht Club Resort, where butches cut...  Read More


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