One of the best-kept dining secrets at Walt Disney World is Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. In fact, this is one of my personal favorite places to dine when I want a nice dinner at Disney.
The beautiful steakhouse is located down a quiet corridor near the pool at the hotel and is worth trying to snag a reservation for.
If you’re thinking about dining at one of the best restaurants at Walt Disney World keep reading to learn everything you need to know, how to snag the best tables, and of course my suggestions about what to order.
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What is Yachtsman Steakhouse at Walt Disney World?
And believe me, you DON’T want to skip this Disney dining spot on your vacation!
What is the Vibe like inside Yachtsman Steakhouse?
You’ll feel as if you’re whisked away on a nautical escapade through the great North East of America.
The interior is quite cozy and far away from what you’d expect at a Walt Disney World restaurant.
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How Do I get a reservation at Yachtsman Steakhouse?
The easiest way to get a reservation for Yachtsman Steakhouse is through the My Disney Experience app.
You can also make reservations on the Walt Disney World website or by calling the reservation center at Walt Disney World.
A word of warning though, the latter of the two options is not the most efficient and phone calls to Disney have been taking upwards of two hours just to talk to someone.
If you do see a reservation for the restaurant you should go ahead and book it even if it’s not at your intended dining time, because it’s always easier to modify an existing reservation versus make a new one.
If you decide you don’t want to dine at Yachtsman Steakhouse after you’ve reserved a table you can cancel without penalty up to 24 hours before your reservation.
What if I Can’t get a reservation for Yachtsman Steakhouse?
There are a few options if you can’t get a reservation for Yachtsman Steakhouse before your trip to Walt Disney World.
The first is to get to the restaurant right when it opens at 5:00 p.m. and see if you can be seated.
Another option is to eat in the nearby lounge, Crews Cup, which is currently serving the exact same menu as Yachtsman Steakhouse.
Crews Cup Lounge
The Crews Cup Lounge is located right next door to Yachtsman Steakhouse. Its vibe is very relaxed with tables, booths, and bar seating.
This lounge used to have its own unique menu, but post-pandemic the original menu has not returned and the lounge is serving the Yachtsman Steakhouse menu.
If you are able to snag a table inside the Crews Cup Lounge, try to get the table near the window looking into the dry-aging room at Yachtsman Steakhouse.
Through the window, you can see the steaks being expertly cut by the restaurant’s butcher for service as guests order.
What’s on the Menu at Yachtsman Steakhouse?
Yachtsman Steakhouse only serves dinner and everything on the menu is a la carte, meaning every item you order is a certain price.
Meals start out with a bread basket filled with savory pull-apart onion rolls and cherry multigrain sourdough rolls.
The bread is served with the restaurant’s signature roasted garlic and salted butter.
Yes, that means you can literally smear pieces of roasted garlic and slather butter all over these delightful breads.
When it comes to starters, I really enjoy the French Onion Soup, which is perfectly rich with plenty of onions, sourdough croutons, and topped with melted gruyère cheese. You definitely have to try the Beef Carpaccio as well.
Also the famous Caesar Salad is perfect here!
Entrees and Dessert at the Yachtsman Steakhouse
Entrees obviously mean having a steak, and no matter which one you choose it comes with a sauce or butter, and your choice of side. I always order the 14-ounce roasted prime rib with horseradish cream.
Each entree comes with your choice of accompaniment, with either mashed potatoes, potato-leek gratin, or house-made French fries. I typically choose the gratin or the fries.
When dinner is done, do not leave the restaurant without trying one of the delicious desserts.
The signature dessert at the restaurant is the Yachtsman’s Chocolate Cake, which is made with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, mixed berry curd, peanut butter crunch, and mousse, and serves two.
What to Know Before You Go
You likely have a few more questions about the Yachtsman Steakhouse, so I want to be sure to answer those as well.
Does Yachtsman Steakhouse take any discounts?
Yes, you’ll be happy to know that Annual Passholders can get 10 percent off of their bill here.
Does Yachtsman Steakhouse have a dress code?
Yes, it’s requested that men wear khakis, slacks, or dress shirts with a collared shirt, and women should wear capri pants, skirts, dresses, or dress shorts.
Jeans can be worn if they are in good condition for men and women.
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Final Thoughts and Review of Yachtsman Steakhouse
Here are a few tips to ensure your experience at Yachtsman Steakhouse is the best that it can be.
- Security at the front of the Yacht Club can be very strict about who they let into the parking lot at the hotel. If you don’t have a confirmed dining reservation at the Yachtsman Steakhouse, your better option for dining here will be to take a ride share or take the Disney Skyliner. This is best if you’re staying at one of the resorts that the transportation service goes to and from.
- If you’re at EPCOT and want a break from the park and think Yachtsman Steakhouse sounds like a nice place, you’ll want to walk to the back of the park to the International Gateway to get to the Yacht Club and to the restaurant.
Final Score and Review for Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney
- Ambiance: 9
- Food: 10
- Prices: 7.5
- Drinks: 10
- Service: 10
I give this restaurant a 9.3 out of 10 on the ThemeParkHipster dining scale and I know you will definitely enjoy it too!
I hope this guide helps you narrow down the places you want to eat at when visiting Walt Disney World.
What’s your favorite place to eat at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments section below.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipster!
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