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Christner's Steakhouse

729 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's)
407-645-4443
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Ranked #69 of 3,100 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-4 Exit 88
Description: The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for prime steak and lobster. Opened in 1993, Christner's is truly a family business "we have very little turnover because our employees are part of the family"!!! Our customers are locals...business people... travelers...vacationers and sports stars... including many celebrities. Everyone agrees...outstanding menu...professional staff and America's Most Award Winning Steakhouse!! The Christners maintain an informal flavor of warm, hands-on, personal hospitality. As Russ said, "Hey, we're just a humble little steakhouse" Enter a guest, leave a friend. The Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife. The Beef: Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest never frozen and cut to order right off the loin. The Lobster: Cold Water Australian Tails. The Wine Room: 5500 bottles of selected wines to choose from.
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Winter Park, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Old-fashioned steakhouse. Peruse Christner's menu online to get an idea of its prices--with a couple notable exceptions. MP (market price). You need to determine this with your server. The couple we dined with ordered a lobster tail to share between them without asking the cost. When the lobster tail arrived at the table it was huge and delicious--it was also... More

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Newcastle
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180 reviews 180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When it comes to steaks, I am a restaurant NIGHTMARE!!! I am super fussy of how I want my steak - fussy like you cannot believe. I travel extensively, and more and more my requirement and quality standard becomes higher, these guys, bust ever steak, and that includes 'Bones' of Atlants and they take some beating!! It was a 40... More

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Orlando
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87 reviews 87 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I went for our anniversary. The neighborhood is sketchy (at best) but once you get inside you will find the restaurant is a throwback to the days of Mad Men. Very well appointed interior and well maintained. The drinks at the bar were all great--one of the best Cosmos by wife has ever had (thanks Stacey). The... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Service at the bar for martinis was as we expected, excellent. We had the ahi tuna appetizer that was delicious. For dinner, the Carole's filet was perfect in size for the smaller appetite, and the 16 oz. ribeye was the best my husband has had in a restaurant. The lobster was delicious, but a bit overcooked this time. Overall, excellent... More

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Orlando, FL and Oberaudorf, DE
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As a lover of this family owned restaurant, nothing could be better than to be greeted by all the owners, seated at the best table in the house, and served one of the finest meals of this kind! Fortunately, our daughter and dear friends have gifted us with gift cards to this old fashioned steak house. It is especially fitting... More

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Longwood, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Love this place. we eat here mainly on special occasions. Everything I have eaten is amazing. The Australian lobster is the best lobster I have ever eaten for sure. A+++

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Orlando, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We dined at Christner's last month for my birthday. Once again I elected to have the filet, this time the 12 oz size. I am a fan of having it cooked Pittsburgh black and it arrived cooked to perfection. Basically I just had the steak and bread as I love their homemade bread. My wife enjoyed the shrimp scampi with... More

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Steaks were salty chewy and tough. The lobster was cool and rubbery. The service was inconsistent. I'm wondering if this is why they are no longer del frisco's?! There are to many other choices. Won't be back.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster has consistently been one of Orlando’s best steakhouses. Its also one of Orlando's longest standing, having been in business for over twenty years under the former Del Frisco's name. What makes this fine dining experience even better, is that it is fashioned after a traditional old world Chicago style saloon. The inside of Christner's is... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I took my husband here for his 30th birthday and on another occasion I brought my parents. The bread is possibly the best I've ever eaten. I ordered the beef Wellington both times. Best I've ever eaten hands down! The lobster Mac n cheese is so rich and creamy! And you must get their orange cake. It's to die for!

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