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.

Best Burger Foodster Award 2021

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Hangry Bison burger

Note: This article has been updated with the names of some of the other top vote-getters.

The readers of Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide have voted the Hangry Bison the winner of Best Burger 2021 in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

Perennial favorite and top winner of the 2020 award Tap Room at Dubsdread was second and Kiwi’s Pub & Grill of Altamonte Springs dropped from second to third.

“Hangry Bison has a wide variety of burgers and all of them are delicious and mouth-watering!” wrote Constance Samuelson after placing her vote. “You can choose from the menu of creative burgers and design your own!”

Corrina Skye Quesada said Hangry Bison’s burger were “the definition of a food-gasm” and that the restaurant had converted her “from veganism to a meat-loving woman.”

Hangry Bison opened three years ago in Winter Park Village and will open a second location in Winter Garden later this year.

Teak Neighborhood Grill  and Mason Jar Provisions tied for fourth place. The Whiskey followed with the next highest number of votes.

Scott Joseph's Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants celebrate excellence in Central Florida's nonchain culinary community and are open to businesses with three or fewer locations. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.


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