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.

Past Winners

Best Takeout 2020
Best Tacos Foodster Award 2020
Best Burger Foodster Award 2020
2019 Best Restaurant Overall
Old Jailhouse Voted Best New Restaurant for 2019
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Wins Best Microbrewery Foodster Award
Here are the Winners of the Best Indian Foodster Award
2019 Best Seafood Foodster Award
Best Vietnamese 2019
Best Sushi 2019
Best Pizza Foodster Award Winners 2019
Le Coq au Vin named Best French, Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants 2019
Christner's Wins 2019 Best Steakhouse Foodster Award
Bull & Bear Voted Best Restaurant Overall for 2018
Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Voted Best New Restaurant of 2018
Upstart Hangry Bison Takes Best Burger Title
Greek Corner Wins Foodster Award
Bad As's Sandwich Wins Foodster Award
Foodster Presentation to 1921 by Norman Van Aken for Best New Restaurant
2017 Foodster Award Winners
Best New Restaurant -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Restaurant Overall -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Microbrewery -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Fine Dining -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Craft Beer -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Barbecue -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Brunch -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Craft Tacos -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Tex-Mex -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Mexican -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Power Lunch -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Irish Pub - 2017 Winner Announced
Best Hotel Restaurant -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Breakfast - 2017 Winner Announced
Best Sushi -- 2017 Winner Announced
Most Romantic -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Pizza -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Cocktails -- 2017 Winner Announced
Best Burger - 2017 Winner Announced
Best Italian 2018