Shula's Steak House. Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Thumper_Man, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    We are thinking of eating at Shula's Steak House on our next trip; on the day we arrive. Our flight won't get in until late evening. We won't have time to go to a park this night, so we're looking for a nice place to eat. DSis and I are Miami Dolphins fans. We thought it would be great to check this out and dine here. Anyone that's dined here, is it worth the money? How was the food? Would love to get my fellow Dis'ers opinion on this place.
  2. drumms2112

    drumms2112 Mouseketeer

    Jul 24, 2008
    HellYeah! My wife and I loved the food. We both had the filet and it was cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth good. I had Lobster bisque which had huge flavor and my sister in law had the chicken, which I tried, Crazy good! The atmosphere rocked if you like the Dolphins. Don Shula's son (David?) was working in the restaurant that night. It is worth dinning there just for the football menus. It is an upscale restaurant with alot of football pics on the walls......Very cool. Make sure you take a picture of the football menu....I forgot. A MUST DO FOR MIAMI DOLPHIN FANS!
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  4. AprilSunshine

    AprilSunshine Earning My Ears

    May 23, 2009
    I dont even like football & I reccomend Shula's to everyone I know. I would say it is the best steak I have ever had anywhere.
  5. shellybaxter

    shellybaxter Dis Veteran <br>Disney Restaurants for one hundre

    Sep 20, 2003
    Shula's is an excellant steak house. If you like steak house menus and you don't mind the expense, then Shulas is a great choice. However, if your flight doesn't get in until late evening I'm not sure you will have time to make dinner anywhere?
  6. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    YES !

    Our Ratings of Shula's Steakhouse:
    . . . food price value: A-
    . . . food quality: A
    . . . food quantity per serving: B
    . . . food prep speed: B
    . . . food selection: B
    . . . seating quantity: A
    . . . seating comfort: B
    . . . eatery atmosphere: B+
    . . . eatery convenience: C
    . . . staff friendliness: A
    . . . staff helpfulness: B
    . . . character interaction: n/a

    Shula's is at the Dolphin Resort, thus just a little inconvenient unless coming from DHS or Epcot. The restaurant is not owned by Disney. Shula's is a chain and this eatery does not disappoint.
    Beware, it is pricey.
  7. trac96

    trac96 DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2009
    another HELL YES from me.

    my son loved it so much that he wants to for go his graduation party and fly to shula's for dinner instead. yes, it's that good.
  8. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Y kant Donald fly?

    Jun 20, 2006
    I wouldn't haul myself all the way to the Dolphin to eat at Shula's.

    I also probably wouldn't bother because there are Shula's in other cities. I'd go to a Disney-specific restaurant instead. Same with Planet Hollywood.

    But if you don't normally go on vacation to places besides Disney where you can find a Shula's, then I would check it out.
  9. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks everyone. :worship: You've all confirmed my suspicions about this place. This is the closest Shula's we'll probably get to. DW and I own a timeshare offsite and have arranged for a late check-in. We just might go here straight from the airport. I checked their website :surfweb: and they're open until 11 pm for dinner. So we should have time to make it. If not, then I'll have to rearrange our dining options to go there while we're on vacation. We'll definitely be checking it out.

    drumms: thanks for the tip . I'll have to remember to also take a picture of the football menu.
  10. diskids2

    diskids2 <font color=CC66CC>Not above grovelling for a tag

    Jun 7, 2000
    LOL.....My DH won't step foot in this restaurant for that very reason! I try every time we stay at the Dolphin and I get an empathic NOOOOOOO each and every time. Maybe I will go without him!
  11. mollygirl13

    mollygirl13 DIS Veteran

    Dec 13, 2005
    Oh, I LOVE Shula's. Had the absolute best meal there in January: French Onion soup, Filet mignon, Baked Potato. It was SO delicious that DH and I just planned a Sept trip to The Dolphin and we're going there again!
  12. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

    Jul 30, 2009
    We've been back a few days now, and I want to Thank all of you for confirming this pick for us. :worship: I gotta say, I had the best steak ever here. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the atmoshpere. We don't have a Shula's nearby, so this was a real treat for us. We learned the closest one to us is in Phoenix. Might have to take a weekend trip out there and try that one. We'll definitely go back to the one in Orlando, if we ever get a a chance to go out that way again.

    Thanks again.

    I remembered your advice on this one and took some. Even got some pictures of all the footballs in the cases from their perfect season. DW even bought me one of the autographed hats with Don's signature on it.
  13. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

    Mar 7, 2002
    It's even better if you use a certificate or have a Tables in Wonderland dining card (available to purchase if you're a FL resident or an annual passholder).
  14. Disnydad

    Disnydad DVC Member -- OKW

    Feb 11, 2001
    Glad you liked it, one of our favorite places to dine.
  15. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!
  16. DisTeach1

    DisTeach1 DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2005
    Well, you already ate, so I guess this is too late, but we would say NO, it's not worth it. We spent about $300 for four of us, and didn't feel like it was that great for the expense. I mean it was good, but it was sort of like Outback Steakhouse good, not $300 good, for what we got. Next time we are trying Yachtsmen or some other place. We all agreed, it's not worth going back for the price.
  17. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

    Feb 17, 2002
    Wow DisTeach what did you order? Perhaps certain cuts/temps are better elsewhere. Their prime rib is the best I have ever had. A restaurant near home used to hold that honor but they aren't even playing in the same league as Shulas. We have always found Shulas steaks comparable only to what we could get at an even more expensive steakhouse up here. Our previous meals at the Yachtsman were even more expensive and with the exception of the Wagyu we had a few years ago, the meal was nowhere near as good as Shulas.
  18. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

    Jun 21, 2006
    Outback? Really? I have never seen such a negative review of Shula's. Le Cellier maybe, but Shula's?
  19. katmittens

    katmittens OKW Owner

    Mar 21, 2007
    We also just came back and ate at Shula's and thought it was fantactic. DH had the porterhouse and he loved it. I had steak Mary Ann which is two 5 ounce filets. They were wonderful. They had some type of sauce on them, but I got it on the side. I liked the sauce but am happy I got it on the side. tThe flavor of the steak was great and did not need the sauce. We had double stuffed baked potatoes and they were wonderful and the best drinks. We will be back there in February or in June when the kids are with us. Kids are older adults.
  20. Uncleromulus

    Uncleromulus Plain grey will be fine

    Jan 28, 2001
    Ican't imagine Shula's being compared to Outback. We eat at Outback around here a lot and while their steak is good, it isn't even in the same league as Shula's.
    And now Thumper-man knows!!

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