Vegetarians Beware: These are the Best Steakhouses in Orlando
Easily find a great steak to satisfy your hunger while on your next vacation to the popular city of Orlando. Here are four great restaurants to check out.
Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. The city draws in a massive crowd of people every year, particularly in the summertime, and these people need to know where to eat! There are tons of great places to get a delicious meal inside the theme parks, but most of the best restaurants can be found without having to drop money on a ticket. Check out this list to discover the four best steakhouses in Orlando.
Fogo de Chao
Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steakhouse renowned for its wide variety of perfectly-cooked meats as well as its impressive salad bar. The “Full Churrasco Experience” includes the salad and all you can eat service from the day’s selection of meats. As in other Brazilian steakhouses, guests are provided a small sign to place on their tables when they are ready for meat service. Wait staff brings around freshly prepared options, and guests are able to continue selecting meats until they turn the sign over and signal that they are finished eating.
If you are looking for an impressive steakhouse experience, Fogo de Chao is sure to leave its mark. You may not be able to eat a little of everything while you’re there, but definitely try the picanha, which is the best part of the sirloin cut. At Fogo, this meat is prepared simply with rock salt, which brings out its incredible taste. Take note that most meats served at Fogo de Chao are medium-rare.
Fogo de Chao is located at 8282 International Drive in Orlando.
Head toward the Universal Studios area to find The Palm, which is located in the Orlando Hard Rock Hotel. While its location may make you wonder, rest assured that the Palm is one of the nicest and most delicious steakhouses in the city. It’s a fun experience for the whole family! The walls of the restaurant are decorated with cartoons, sketches, and caricatures by famous artists who have either stopped in or donated their work to be featured at the Palm.
Any cut of steak you order at the Palm is sure to be prepared perfectly to your specifications and make you feel like you’re enjoying a true steakhouse feast. Try the 14-ounce filet mignon for a truly elegant experience, or dial it back a bit and order a larger 18-ounce prime New York strip. Both cuts are delicious and full of incredible flavor. If you want some surf and turf, order your steak the “Classic Oscar” way: topped with crab meat, grilled asparagus, and house-made Hollandaise sauce.
The Palm is located at 5800 Universal Boulevard in Orlando.
The Yachstman is located on Disney property, but you do not have to purchase a ticket to the parks to get in. Visit Disney’s Yacht Club Resort to discover this nautical themed steakhouse. The Yachtsman is fine dining the way only Disney can do it, with high quality ingredients and an incredible attention to detail. The restaurant is designed to look like a New England yacht on the inside. The food is thoroughly New England as well, and this is another great place to get some surf and turf.
The entrees at the Yachtsman are excellent. Choose the 32-ounce porterhouse steak for two and share it for a slightly more affordable price. Or, if you can’t agree on a steak with someone else in your party, try the 14-ounce roast prime rib, topped with house made au jus and horseradish cream sauce. For a more unique steak-like experience, choose the bison strip loin, which is served with macaroni and cheese and roasted beets.
The Yachtsman is located at 1700 EPCOT Resorts Boulevard in Orlando.
Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster
Head into downtown Orlando to discover Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster. This restaurant boasts fine steakhouse dining with a major focus on wine pairings. If you enjoy a glass or a bottle of delicious wine with your steak dinner, you’re sure to find your perfect pairing at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster. The restaurant keeps over 4500 varieties of bottled wine available to select and enjoy with house-aged filet mignon or other delicious cuts of corn-fed beef steak.
The salads at Christner’s are divine, and topped with homemade dressings that are well known throughout Orlando. Don’t hesitate to begin your meal with a blue cheese lettuce wedge! Select the 24-ounce porterhouse for a large portion of incredibly seasoned steak that can’t be beat. Or, for something different, try the 10oz beef wellington. This traditional beef dish is served inside a puff pastry and topped with gravy. Whichever type of steak you choose, try the peppercorn sauce. You won’t be sorry!
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster is located at 729 Lee Road in Orlando.
Grab your steak knife and get ready to feast! These are the four best steakhouses in Orlando, and they are just waiting for you to stop in and see what makes them so great. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a fine dining experience near one of the theme parks, or you prefer to stay in the downtown area and avoid the crowds, there is something for you in the world of Orlando steakhouses. Enjoy!
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