Best Steakhouses in the Dr. Phillips Area
Game Plan Local
By Riesa Pascal
#1 – Vito’s Chop House
Address: 8633 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 354-2467
You don’t have to travel far to experience the best steakhouse around Dr. Phillips. A five minute drive will bring you to I-Drive’s Vito’s Chophouse where exceptional quality food and service awaits you. My own highly anticipated dining experience took place on a quiet Friday evening in which my companion and I were sat at a charming booth and fish tank.
The delightfully peaceful ambiance of the restaurant was complemented by the charismatic and friendly personality of our waiter, Stephen.
With a Merlot and a Hawaiian Cosmo Martini in hand, we were ready to begin our Vito’s Chophouse adventure. The culinary journey began with the delicious Crispy Eggplant Fries which came crusted with Semolina-parmesan, roasted red pepper aioli and crispy herbs.
As we enjoyed this not-to-be-missed appetizer, Stephen returned to present a tray of the various cuts of steak available on their impressive menu.
The unique, Italian-style menu features USDA Prime and Choice grain-fed and hormone-free beef, aged four to six weeks on the premises. Steaks and chops are hand-cut daily by the managers and are flame broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom built fire pit to guarantee consistent quality. Steak selections range from an 8oz Filet Mignon to a 30oz Wagyu Tomahawk Long Bone Ribeye and everything inbetween!
Since a chop house is about more than just one type of meat, my companion and I chose the T-bone steak and the Pork Chops di Vito in order to see what Vito’s Chophouse is all about. Complimentary house salad and fresh cheesy bread tantalized our taste buds and appetites as we awaited the main course.
Conversation and fish tank photos also stole the time away and before we knew it, the meat had arrived! Steak aficionados will be lost for words at a taste of the excellently prepared T-bone steak. The tender and juicy beef was a picture of perfection. The 2” thick pork chops also arrived in glamorous fashion topped with assorted peppers and piccata sauce for a vibrant dining experience.
Our last bites were just as good as the first and each morsel of juicy goodness testified to Vito’s passion for high-quality meat. The saying, “There’s always room for dessert,” proved to be true as a sweet chocolate brownie brought the night to a close and a smile to my face! Next time the craving for a delectable steakhouse hits, join the masses and check out Vito’s Chophouse! Their sustainable, hormone free, no antibiotics, excellent beef is guaranteed to have you returning often.
#2 – Charley’s Steak House
Address: 8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 363-0228
For the classic steak lovers, Charley’s Steak House prides themselves on being a traditional steakhouse with culinary flair. Their menu consists of chef-driven appetizers and entrées as well as many established menu items that will get your mouth watering. With a variety of steaks featuring naturally organic, Bison and Kobe selections, Charley’s strives to provide guests with a truly tasty and unique dining experience. By using steer that were exclusively raised for the steakhouse by Harris Ranch, Charley’s boasts “We know our steers from the day they’re born!”
#3 – Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Address: 8030 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 352-5706
When the first Fleming’s was founded in 1998, the vision was to create a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and the very finest aged USDA Prime beef. Nearly twenty years later, Fleming’s is continuing to serve up the finest in prime steak, fresh seafood and signature dishes. Today and everyday, their menu reflects their passion for seasonal ingredients, diverse selection and innovative flavor pairings. Don’t wait any longer to try Fleming’s for yourself!
#4 – Cafe Mineiro Brazilian Steakhouse
Address: 6432 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 248-2932
Cafe Mineiro is a steakhouse that offers diners a taste of the delicious brazilian cuisine they’ve come to be known for. The lunch and dinner menus feature unlimited servings of up to 12 different delectable cuts of meats. Each selection is slow-roasted over an authentic Brazilian Churrascaria to capture the individual flavors of homemade recipes and fresh ingredients. The cuts are then presented on skewers and carved tableside by Cafe Mineiro’s authentic ‘Passadors’ at your request. From sirloin steak and chicken to pork ribs and sausage, there’s something from everyone at this wonderful family-friendly steakhouse.
#5 – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Address: 7501 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 226-3900
It’s safe to say Ruth’s Chris knows a thing or two about beef! After all, they have had 50 years to master the art of serving up the perfect steak. Their simple recipe for success is fresh ingredients, classic dishes, skillful preparation and a passion for detail. The Ruth’s Chris menu offers up 12 signature USDA Prime beef steaks that are seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. The broiling method and seasoning techniques of the dedicated chefs will ensure that your first visit isn’t your last.
#6 – Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Address: 9150 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 351-5074
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House was established more than 20 years ago and in all those years, their vision has remained the same. They seek to embody the “rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality.” True to their word, Del Frisco’s menu serves up only the best hand-cut steaks and USDA Prime Beef chops. Fresh ingredients and exquisite flavors combine to offer guests an unforgettable dining experience in a vibrant, energetic setting.
#7 – Vines Grille & Wine Bar
Address: 7533 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 351-1227
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of food and live jazz, look no further than Vines Grill & Wine Bar. The restaurant and jazz lounge is one of Orlando’s premier locations for exceptional fine dining in an upscale and lively atmosphere. The chophouse is located on Restaurant Row and presents a menu that includes the finest USDA prime and wagyu steaks. As a chef-driven establishment, Vine’s Grille focuses on creating seasonally inspired dishes highlighting the very best local and global ingredients.
#8 – Stefano’s Grill
Address: 7512 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 668-4745
Stefano’s Grill was established on two main pillars of success: Passion and pride. Passion for creating a memorable dining experience and pride in the exquisite food they serve. Chef Steff ensures every steak is cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Along with hand-cut chops and steaks, their delectable menu also features pasta specialties, creative gluten-free options, sumptuous appetizers and fresh seafood with fish that is expertly filleted in-house. The charming atmosphere combined with carefully prepared dishes puts Stefano’s Grill at the top when it comes to Dr. Phillips’ Steakhouses.
#9 – Morton’s Steakhouse
Address: 7600 Dr Phillips Blvd #132, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 248-3485
Are you ready for The Morton’s Experience? Morton’s prime beef is aged for 23-28 days and is custom-cut per Morton’s specification by a network of experienced meat cutters for high quality assurance. Their USDA Prime-aged beef arrives to their locations fresh and ready to be consumed in the ultimate dining experience! Since day one, Morton’s has used the same meat suppliers and only the best of their inventory is presented. If it doesn’t meet Morton’s standards, it doesn’t make the cut! Needless to say, steak is what Morton’s does best so hop on over and enjoy The Morton’s Experience for yourself.
Dr. Phillips is a large area with many wonderful locations for steak! Did your favorite make it on the countdown? Vote for your go-to spot to help them receive the Top Orlando Reader’s Choice award!