Shula’s Steak House

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend! I’m sure a lot of people will be grilling today, so why not talk about steaks?

Back in January, Matt and I decided to give Shula’s Steak House a try. We both enjoy the steaks at Yachtsman, but we’d been there a few times and wanted to try a new restaurant. Shula’s is located in the Dolphin Resort.

We immediately knew we were in for a treat. The colors were warm and inviting, while the overall ambiance was masculine and what is typically thought of for a steak house. We were a little early for our reservation, so decided to have a drink in the lounge to imbibe.

C.C. Manhattan on the Rocks

Pretzel nuggets for snacking

When our reservation time rolled around, we were escorted to our table. We were given menus, and were brought a loaf of bread.

Reviewing our menus, we both knew immediately we would be ordering their French Onion Soup!

There was happily a lot of cheese on top of the crouton. There wasn’t as much bread for absorbing broth like at the Grand Floridian Café, so the loaf of bread they served came in handy for that. The broth had more of a meat flavor than salt, and there were plenty of onions.

We were then brought the infamous steak menu:

We each ordered a 24oz. Porterhouse cooked rare and waited for it to arrive…

Yes, this is rare! The steak was delicious and cooked as we had requested. I love when that happens! There was just enough crust to the exterior that it contrasted nicely with the tender interior. A little bit of butter on top for some additional flavor and we had little trouble tackling these steaks! I did have a little to take home for a steak salad the next day, though.

Matt’s a big fan of crème brûlée, so we decided to order it for dessert. The picture doesn’t do it justice. That dish is served on dinner plate!

There was a nice layer of caramelized, sugary crust on the creamy, just-sweet-enough vanilla custard. For being as full from everything else as we were, we managed to finish the crème brûlée!

We had a great experience at Shula’s and I know we’ll visit again. While the dining room is nice for special occasions, we personally would have been comfortable dining in the lounge. The bartender was very personable, and it was a much more relaxing atmosphere which we enjoy. Sometimes you just want a great meal in such a setting! Regardless of your preferences, the service is outstanding and you’re bound to have a fantastic experience.

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