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foodWelcome to Scott Joseph's Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

The Foodsters are an ongoing program to recognize and celebrate culinary excellence in Central Florida. The Foodsters are open to any business with three or fewer locations -- no chains.

Winners are chosen by you, with your vote. Make your selection in each category carefully -- only one vote is allowed per person.

You may nominate a restaurant for an appropriate category, but make sure it isn't already in the list of nominees. And remember: independent restaurants only.

Who Has the Best Burger in Central Florida?

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So much has changed since the last time we conducted a search for Best Burger in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants, one of our most popular categories.

For one thing, many of the nominiees from last year are no longer open, including North Quarter Tavern, Oblivion Taproom, Nova, TR Fire Grill and Nona Tap Room. 

For another thing: The burger game has really been kicked up a couple of notches by some newcomers, some of whom you'll see in the list of nominees below.




Scott Joseph’s Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants recognize culinary excellence in restaurants with three or fewer locations.

These restaurants have been nominated for the 2018 Best Burger Foodster Award. To vote, click next to the restaurant of your choice -- you may choose up to five -- then submit by clicking the VOTE button at the bottom. Nominations end Nov. 14. The finalists will be announced on Nov. 15 and the winners on Nov. 28.

If you'd like, leave a comment below giving your reason for your vote; we might quote you when the winner is announced. You may submit a write-in candidate, but keep in mind any nominee must qualify as an independent restaurant with three or fewer locations. Any chain restaurants nominated will be deleted.

May the Best Burger win!


Best Burger Nominees 2018
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