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Christner's Steakhouse

729 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's)
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Ranked #70 of 3,117 Restaurants in Orlando
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Price range: $0 - $50
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Tampa, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As you know from my prior reviews I don't often give 5-stars but the meal/experience I had recently at Christner's deserves a 5-star rating. Here are some tips to help you 1) Location: Christner's is on Lee Rd/423 about 1/4 mile WEST of i4, whereas all the new fangled places are on Lee Rd east of i4. In spite of... More

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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For those of you who don't know it, this is the exact same owners, food and service that you loved when they were paying for the usage of the Del Frisco's name which always was known as Orlando's premier steakhouses. It still is the absolute best for prime steaks, and huge lobster tails that are the sweetest and most succulent... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

If you are not a local...Do not schedule time out of your precious vacation to travel here. I have been to almost every fine dining restaurant in the Orlando area. I adore a great steak. But I was not impressed. Your will read reviews of awesome steaks..etc. The location is not great. The restaurant was dark as a cave. And... More

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Garner, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This steak was simply perfection! The wait staff was attentive and charming. The sides we selected were very tasty and complemented the meat very well. We were especially pleased with the broccoli au gratin. Bear in mind, the menu is entirely a la carte so be aware of all that you are ordering. One side dish would have easily served... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We chowed down Saturday 7/2/14 and had delicious steaks and sides. Well worth the $$$$. However, not choosing the valet parking option may have cost me a tire. What are the odds of having ur tire punched in the sidewall because u parked in a valet spot???? Gee....I wonder who did that???? Had heard of that happening at this restaurant,... More

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Winter Park, FL
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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