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Christner's Steakhouse

#318 of 3,261 Restaurants in Orlando
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729 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's) (I-4 Exit 88)
407-645-4443
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Description: The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you want the best you want Christner's

From the moment you drive up to this 20 year old family owned restaurant, until the moment the valet returns your car, you will be impressed by the staff, menu and service that you will receive from the Christner's team. The appetizers are exceptional, the Prime steaks are perfectly done and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
roy m
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you drive up to this 20 year old family owned restaurant, until the moment the valet returns your car, you will be impressed by the staff, menu and service that you will receive from the Christner's team. The appetizers are exceptional, the Prime steaks are perfectly done and the sea food is always fresh. The signature deserts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Christner's has always been one of our "go-to's" for special occasions. Perfectly done steaks and excellent wine. The desserts are always a great treat as well!

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Thank Miles T
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have eaten here several times spanning the past 20+ years, beginning when it was Del Frisco's and now that it is Christner's. It has always been consistently great, with the most delicious large shrimp appetizers, to the filet, charred on the outside, buttery tender on the inside, and the delicious sides, and the unequaled chocolate mousse. The service is... More 

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Thank DrDevo
Orlando, Florida
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for 20 years and I still love it. Awesome bread, excellent calamari starter and the grilled Australian lobster tail is the best on the planet. My wife said her tuna was one of the best she had ever had...and she is a tuna snob. The only reason that I didn't give Christner's 5 stars was that our... More 

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Thank TheOranges
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have eaten in Christner's several times as I have a customer that lives near by and the steak is always consistently good. The last visit I had the Ahi Tuna appetizer and my customer had the Crab Cake. They both were outstanding as were the Filet's we both had. They were cooked just like we asked. We usually sit... More 

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Thank David G
York, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

There is no doubt that the meat selection here is professionally done , the steaks are well cooked and the sides are generous portions . The steaks to our families taste were good but not quite like the people here in some reviews are raving about ..so although I realise and fully accept food is a very personal experience ,... More 

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Thank Tony F
Bellmore, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ok, so I don't know if it was a fluke, but I had the best ribeye I've ever had here! My wife also enjoyed the lobster tail. Appetizers and sides were good. My 5 year old daughter loved the salmon. Note, for kids, there is no kids menu. Luckily my daughter loves seafood and steak :)

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Thank ZQubed
Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Their are very few restaurants in Orlando where the cut of your aged steak is gong to be as tender as a baked potato and for me, none does it better than Christener's Steak House. Here are my Top 10 Reasons to eat here. 1- aged steaks 2- extensive wine list 3- formerly known as Del Friscos now back to... More 

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Thank TheAcostaJourney
Vero Beach, Florida
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We began our evening with cocktails at the bar. Kyle was friendly and provided excellent cocktails and customer service. At our table, service was equally good. The warm bread is always a great start to the meal. We enjoyed the excellent Ahi Tuna appetizer (so fresh). For dinner I once again enjoyed the Carole's filet that was cooked quite nicely.... More 

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Thank cb628
Philadelphia, PA
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We discovered Christner's while searching for a special restaurant in which to celebrate my husband's birthday during our visit to Orlando. There were clearly many groups celebrating events during our Saturday night visit. While the price point is high for some menu items (although not high relative to comparable steakhouses), we found the value to be extraordinary. Attention to detail... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 729 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's)
    (I-4 Exit 88)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-645-4443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

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