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.

Where is the best steakhouse in Central Florida?

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It's difficult to find independent steakhouses, most have been bought up by national chains. But they're still out there, and we've got some terrific ones in Central Florida. Which is the best steakhouse? That's up to you.

The restaurants listed here are among the best steakhouses in town. You may select up to FIVE of your favorites you'd like to see advance to the finals.

Four our purposes here, a steakhouse is defined as a restaurant that prominently features steaks and chops on its menu. If you have a favorite steakhouse not on the list, you may write the name of the restaurant in. But please, be certain that the restaurant isn't listed elsewhere on the roster already. If it is, your write-in vote -- and any subsequent votes it receives -- will be deleted; the votes will not be added to the previous entry.

Also, remember that the Foodster Awards are for Independent Restaurants with three or fewer locations. Any chains written in will also be deleted. No chains.

Nominations will close on Jan. 16. The restaurants receiving the most votes will advance to the finals.

Here are the nominees:

Best Steakhouse Nominees 2019
  • Bull & Bear
    9.97%
  • Tap Room at Dubsdread
    4.12%
  • American Kitchen
    0%
  • Venetian Chophouse
    0.34%
  • Kres Chophouse
    7.22%
  • Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster
    27.15%
  • Linda's La Cantina
    26.46%
  • Charley's Steak House
    5.15%
  • A Land Remembered
    2.75%
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
    1.72%
  • Capa Steakhouse & Bar
    1.72%
  • Vito's Chophouse
    3.44%
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
    2.75%
  • Fig's Prime
    0.69%
  • Moonfish
    0.69%
  • The Backroom
    2.75%
  • Matthew’s Steakhouse in Winter Garden
    2.41%
  • Colorados, Sanford
    0.69%