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Christner's Steakhouse

#88 of 3,039 Restaurants in Orlando
#108 of 3,309 Places to Eat 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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Pricey, but the best steak I've eaten

I had a Prime Ribeye, medium rare. Slightly overcooked but perfectly seared on the outside, and hands down the best steak I've eaten. It was flavourful, and had a beefy, buttery taste typical of well-aged steaks. Others ordered the Filet, and the Prime Strip, which I tasted. The Filet was soft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had a Prime Ribeye, medium rare. Slightly overcooked but perfectly seared on the outside, and hands down the best steak I've eaten. It was flavourful, and had a beefy, buttery taste typical of well-aged steaks. Others ordered the Filet, and the Prime Strip, which I tasted. The Filet was soft enough to be cut with a spoon but if... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Being a frequent visitor to the Orlando area, a stop to Christner's is a MUST every single time. This is the first place across the nation that comes to mind when I'm craving a good steak! Onion rings for an appetizer are always a good idea, as is the cheese plate, loaded up with real Wisconsin cheese!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I came here before the Rolling Stones concert. If it had not been the Stones, this would have been the highlight of my night. The food was amazing (just as good as Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa). Steak was cooked perfectly and tender. The spinach was great and so was the wedge salad. Christner's is an old high class restaurant with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

By far the best steakhouse in Orlando. If you are familiar with Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa, this is Orlando's answer. Used to be Del Frisco's, but now the Christner Family, the original franchise owners, have "done their time" as franchisees and now own the best steakhouse in town. They stamp the place with personalized service only an owner operated place... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Orlando is flush with chain restaurants, especially steak houses. My advice is skip the chain spots and forget the hype that is directed to tourists. Find your way to Christner's. The food is outstanding. I had the strip steak and it was so tender that I did not need a knife. The skillet potatoes and onions were so good that... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a place where you will lose yourself with your party I expected this to be one of those snobby places where they will frown up on you if you screeched with your utensil. The environment was friendly. The waitress made us feel as if we were guests in her house. The owner passes by and says hi and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Met up with some local friends here for the first time at their suggestion. The steaks were very good. The sides were nothing special; the spinach was bland, the Lobster Mac and Cheese was oddly sweet. My favorite was the mashed potatoes. The decor is nice and soothing. The service was absolutely excellent. I just can't give them five stars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It will always be weird for a European - aremium restaurant in a shopping mall setting. However, the food is very good, the service better and the wine best! We had diner here with a group of european business partners - again don't go for the view (we st in a room without a single window) but the restaurant is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We make a point of always going there for our anniversary. This place you can always guarantee great service and food. I learnt that if you cal ahead you can get seated in private room without extra charge as long as it's available. At first they said they hadn't put down private room but I told them I had requested... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are in Orlando you need to stop by and have dinner at Christner's. The salads are great,as well as the steaks and fried shrimp. The service is first class. Either get a quiet table or sit at the bar in the back room. The carrot cake is special.

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Additional Information about Christner's Steakhouse

Address: 729 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's)
Phone Number: 407-645-4443
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
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
Average Prices: USD 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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