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Christner's Steakhouse

#290 of 2,927 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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729 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810-5621 (Formerly Christner's) (I-4 Exit 88)
+1 407-645-4443
05:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
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Long Island, NY
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time here and loved it. Classic steakhouse look, excellent service and one of the best steak dinners I've ever had. Our group had the ribeye, both with and without the bone, porterhouse and the triple filet dish. All the steaks came out cooked perfectly to the wishes of the customer. The lobster mac n cheese was good ,not great,... More 

Thank PnM53
Panama City, Panama
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122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been dining at Christner's for years, going back to when they were Del Friscos Steak & Lobster. The Christner family substantially enlarged the restaurant, but retained all the things that made it great. Christner's is a must-go place for us on all special occasions. We've enjoyed our birthdays there, and have entertained our friends at this fabulous eatery. The... More 

Thank Peter J
Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to Christener's a couple times of year for special dinners out. Let me say that the steak here is the best in town; Morton's and Ruth's don't compare. Christener's is a bit of a drive from downtown and the attractions, but worth the effort. It is a classic steakhouse with wood paneling decor on the inside.... More 

Thank IndustrialWolf
Lake Mary, Florida
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275 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great. Thanks Kevin. You're a pro. Lamb chops were excellent. The steak phenomenal. Side dishes were hot. One of the best steak houses in Central Florida.

Thank Ed G
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to begin....I visited Christner's Steakhouse with several coworkers. We got the sesame seared tuna, crab cake, and the shrimp cocktails. Everyone loved everything. Excellent is all I can call those appetizers. I also got their clam chowder, which was excellent as well. Christner's is known for their steaks, and yet that was the only weakness of the whole meal.... More 

Thank Maketrax
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a classic staple in Orlando. Originally known as Del Friscos it still has the same quality food and amazing service. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the chocolate mousse is a must for dessert. Wonderful wine list and the sommelier was so helpful and friendly.

Thank Shannon S
Palm Coast, Florida
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138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to eat after being gone for 10 years and I must say it was just as good as before. Since I was there they have remodeled the lobby and renamed the restaurant. I walked in the bartender was the same and many servers were the same. We were served by Melanie and we had the shrimp sampler, ribeye and... More 

Thank Chris C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to Christner's. The excellent reviews that I read before making reservations were spot on. Great food, atmosphere and service. Our server, Alec, was top notch.

Thank Heath S
Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We just visited Christners for Valentine's Day. The meal and service was excellent. The wait staff is very attentive and strives to meet your every need. We tried three appetizers (because several come as half orders). The calamari, fried oysters, and Ahi tuna were all wonderful, although next time I would order full orders of the Fried Oysters and Ahi... More 

Thank Smichels1234
Sanford, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This Former Del Frisco's was & still is, the BEST RESTAURANT IN ORLANDO!! I have tried ALL of their competitors & they are still the best! They were a Del Frisco's franchise for 20 years & have ALL the same food but better since it's not a chain!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 729 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810-5621 (Formerly Christner's)
    (I-4 Exit 88)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-645-4443
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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