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“Excellent Dinner but Out of the Way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yachtsman Steakhouse

Yachtsman Steakhouse
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Orlando, FL 32830 (Lake Buena Vista)
407-939-3463
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Ranked #167 of 3,180 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
Description: Yachtsman Steakhouse in Disney's Yacht Club Resort is a dinner restaurant boasting high-grade steaks, succulent seafood, free-range chicken and juicy lamb dishes. The menu is rounded out with innovative children's choices for a satisfying family dining experience.A New England theme is the backdrop for this classic steakhouse where you can discover seasonal flavors every time you dine! Serving the best in quality, aged, grain-fed beef from the open kitchen that features a butchering room where the steaks are hand-cut, the chef has paired unique accompaniments with each entree, and the sommelier offers a wide selection of wines from both new- and old-world regions on the award-winning list.The Yachtsman Steakhouse takes special care of children's tastes with a menu that sports finger-licking grilled chicken strips, baked fish, pasta and grilled sirloin steak.For the finale, let the elegant dessert tray tempt you with creme brulee with rolled chocolate and fresh berries or seasonally inspired desserts.Watch chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen as you relax in leather seats amongst gleaming brass and polished woodwork beneath knotty-pine beams. This Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts restaurant is a top-deck experience for the entire family!
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner but Out of the Way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Had a great dinner here. You pay but you get what you pay for. Only problem was getting there from the majic kingdom resorts. You will need 1.25 hrs and use 3 different modes of transport. If I had known that before I never would have come here. If you are staying in the boardwalk/epcot resorts, you are much closer and then it is worth the venture.
Food was excellent and so was service. Very attentive. The selection is strong in steaks and seafood.

Visited April 2012
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Kent, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Classy restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

A great restaurant that has everything. Great ambience, fantastic service and varied menu. My husband had the ribeye with mash which he still raves about and the children's menu made a welcome change to some of the other restaurants, it offered steak, fish and chicken without a chicken nugget in sight! Good vegetarian menu too. The dessert for the children went down a storm, the Mickey puzzle with edible paint. The chef visited our table to discuss the gluten free menu, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Although the Yachtsman is a more formal restaurant by Disney standards the staff are welcoming and you leave the restaurant having experienced a top notch meal out. Definitely give it a go. We preferred this to Narcoosees.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“WARNING - HORRIBLE! GO ELSEWHERE! RUN!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This place was HORRIBLE. Our meal took 3 hours and everything literally got worse as it went on.

Waitress was terrible. We sat there for 30 mins. before she took our drink order. Then she left and 20 mins later came back with everything wrong. Did nothing about it.

Took our order. 30 minutes later our apps came. They were not delivered by the waitress.

The shrimp was mushy - we complained, they did nothing. Salads were below average.

Our Steaks came out all wrong. One ordered the Porterhouse and got the Fillet. One got a steak that had been sitting out so long that the plate was even cold. One ordered Rare and got Medium Well. We sent back the cold steak. They put it on the grill and it came out Well Done and the side was now freezing cold. Pathetic.

The desert "log" was horrific. The creme brulee was the worst I have ever had on Disney property. And the ice cream was not even Dairy Queen quality.

I circled a tip and the waitress never came back with the change (I had no intention on tipping 35%!!!!) The manager told us that we should have complained earlier. (Come on! We did, the manager didn't come over until the end of the meal even after our we did complain.)

We never got a single drink refill. We watched two other tables get up and leave.

This place is HORRIBLE! Go elsewhere. It is a disaster.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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“Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Perfect evening!! My husband and I invited another couple to join us for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. As soon as we arrived and met our waitress, we knew it was going to be a great evening. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable with the chefs specials. The ladies had an 8 oz filet mignon which was out of this world. Us men had two different types of steaks and both were excellent. We were allowed to select from the side dishes and all were generous and out of this world. Portions were large enough that we did not feel the need for dessert. Since it was our anniversary we received 4 sweets on an anniversay plate as a final touch.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional and a Must!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

On our recent WDW Trip we had the great pleasure of eating at the Yachtsman and we can't rave enough about it. First, if you're lucky enough to get Darrick as your tour guide through the incredible menu experience, you're in for a treat and make sure to follow his suggestions...he knows the menu like the back of his hand. This was by leaps and bounds the best restaurant we found at Disney this go around. It was top-level service, food and drinks. Even our seven and thirteen year old were catered to enabling whole family really enjoyed the evening!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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