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Shula's is the quintessential steakhouse in a busy convention hotel.

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Shula's Steak House, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Shula's Steak House Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: Shula’s has a built-in clientele of conventioneers at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, and is definitely not as family-friendly as most of the Disney World restaurants. But if you’re looking for a pricy piece of beef, make a reservation. The themed restaurant pays homage to the 1972 Miami Dolphins' 17-0 perfect season, the NFL's only unbeaten team, and the décor includes pictures and game footballs from the '72 season.

Food & Drinks: The clubby atmosphere is just fine when you're in the mood for a thick, juicy steak with wine. The nicely grilled slabs of meat are enormous --- a 22-ounce cowboy rib-eye, 48-ounce porterhouse --- and there’s even a four-pound Maine lobster. We're amazed that diners start with an appetizer, though the half-dozen seasonal oysters and colossal shrimp cocktail are classic choices. We recommend the gargantuan wedge of crisp iceberg that's plenty for two to nibble. The salad and a steak make a good combination, but you can add mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach or truffle cream corn if you’d like. The thought of all those calories may force you to skip dessert --- unless the attentive servers have already convinced you to order the chocolate soufflé for two. With all that self-indulgence, why not go for broke? We can almost guarantee leftovers.


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