Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Dining

Shula's Steak House

For reservations call:

Complimentary Valet and Self-Parking

Email: dining@swandolphin.com

About Us

Hours of Operation:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In order to be the best, Don Shula followed the same principles that made him the winningest coach in football history - select the best talent available and give them the resources they need to succeed. In the restaurant business, that meant serving Premium Black Angus Beef® steaks, the best beef money can buy and providing our restaurant team with the best training. In terms of our restaurant team, he ran it like a sports team. In sports, one's performance is based on results - either you win or lose. The same is true for our restaurant team. Our managers are called Head Coaches and they have the authority to manage the team as they see fit to ensure repeated winning seasons.

Our custom center cuts of Premium Black Angus Beef® steaks accompanied with our aging process make up our award winning SHULA CUT®, the best beef money can buy. Our custom cuts and aging process are the highest in the industry. You won't find a better steak anywhere.

Our restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins' "Perfect Season" - the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. The menus are hand painted on an official NFL game football. At Shula's Steak Houses, one of the featured entrees is the 48-Ounce Porterhouse. Those who finish it join Shula's 48-Ounce Club, which currently has almost 35,000 members. I invite you to experience Shula's Steak House, where we only offer the biggest and the best.

Meet the Chef

James Stout

Chef James Stout was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His passion for cooking came from the skills he was taught while spending large amounts of time in the kitchen with his grandmother. Chef Stout’s earliest and fondest memories are of helping her in the kitchen and learning about cooking. Chef Stout has worked in professional kitchens since he was 14. He attended the University of Central Florida studying Hospitality Management. Chef Stout came to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in 2011 as a line cook in Shula’s Steak House.

Chef Stout has progressed through the ranks by working in each and every kitchen within the hotel. Chef Stout was a Junior Sous Chef in the casual dining outlets that includes Garden Grove, Cabana Bar & Beach Club, and Fresh. He recently was the Sous Chef of Garden Grove before taking over as the Chef of Shula’s Steak House.

Chef Stout is always looking to improve himself by taking on more responsibilities and assisting with challenging culinary projects to hone his skills. When not at work, Chef enjoys reading books, playing golf, or just being outside exploring the different places Florida has to offer.


Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

For Reservations:
Telephone: 407-934-1362
Email: dining@swandolphin.com

Restaurant Video


  • Best of Award of Excellence -Wine Spectator - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Award of Excellence -Wine Spectator - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Best Hotel Restaurant - My City Eats Restaurant Guide - 2012
  • Critic's Choice for Best High End Steakhouse - Orlando Sentinel, Scott Joseph
  • Critic's Choice for Best Chain - Orlando Sentinel, Scott Joseph
  • Critic's Choice for Best Restaurant Overall - Orlando Sentinel, Scott Joseph- 2002
  • Best Steakhouse - Zagat's
  • Top 500 Restaurants in Florida - Florida Trend Magazine, Robert Tolf