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Where to find a good steak
It’s difficult to get a bad steak in the Disney / Orlando area so finding a good steak should be pretty easy. Here are some of our favourites.
Manny’s Chop House
This is our particular favourite for steaks. It' s always very busy and frequented by the “locals” which is a sign that the food will be good or they just wouldn’t bother coming back. Located on H27 south of the I4 junction it is a bit of a trek from some areas but is well worth the drive.
A tip is to call ahead to put your name on the list, this will save you some waiting time, because there is always a wait. Also don’t bother with the half price fajitas night (Wednesday) unless you are on a really tight budget, it gets very crowded and the food is excellent value even at full price.
While you are waiting to be seated get yourself a drink from the bar (happy hour 4-7pm) and soak up the atmosphere. The décor is unique and it can be noisy but this all adds to the atmosphere.
The steaks are out of this world. My Personal favourite is the 16 oz “Top Sirloin” although the Rib eye and massive 24oz Porterhouse are fabulous. All come with “bottomless” salad bowl and warm soft rolls with cinnamon butter.
The Outback Restaurant
This is an Australian steak house, which is well known and very popular. All items on the menu have an Australian slant such as “Aussie- tizzers” (appitisers), “walkabout”, “mates selection”, “from the Barbie” etc.
Outback has a good atmosphere and good service combined with great steaks. Try the 14oz rib eye, or the Melbourne Porterhouse, all come with a choice of 2 side dishes and are served with the signature warm dark rye bread which is delicious.
It’s best to go early evening or ring ahead to get your name on their list to avoid a long wait.
Logan' s Road House
This is a chain restaurant whose main novelty is the peanuts! There is a large barrel full of peanuts in the entrance and small buckets on each of the tables, the tradition is to munch on the peanuts while you are waiting for your table or for your food to be served and then to throw your empty shells on the floor. The result is a very crunchy novelty floor covering which adults and kids seem to enjoy adding to.
The menu is pretty typical of most of the steak houses in the area with a good selection of appetisers.
My favourite is the “Logan” which is a large sirloin but the filet mignon and rib eye are also delicious.
All mains are served with hot sweet rolls with butter which are very good. The steaks come with the usual fries or baked potato etc. Try the beer braised onions which are great.
Go to Logan’s if you are looking for a good steak and a lively atmosphere but not if you have a nut allergy!
Longhorn Steak House
This is another chain restaurant from the same group as Red lobster and Olive Garden. Our “local” is the Rolling Oaks Common restaurant but they are all pretty consistent. There is a good atmosphere with a bar and separate restaurant area. When we visited the servers were very friendly and service good. Longhorn is a casual restaurant with décor based on a Western rancher’s home.
Longhorn Steak house doesn’t just serve steaks but since this article is about steak why not try the signature hand-seasoned Flo’s Filet, the fantastic bone-in Outlaw Rib-eye or the slow roasted prime rib.
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