2023 Nominations Are Now Open!

“What Makes Orlando’s Best the Best?”

Good question. Orlando’s Best Awards aim to recognize the best businesses in the greater Orlando area. Using a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings, and votes, we recognize Orlando’s best businesses across over 200 categories. You can read more about how the awards work right here.

No one cares about getting it right more than Orlando’s Best™ does, period. We are relentless in our pursuit to find and recognize the best places, companies, and organizations in Orlando. We’re able to find the best (with your help) because we do it differently:

  • No pay to play — participation is free. While we couldn’t do it without our sponsors, they are still held to the same scoring standards as any business in Orlando’s Best™.
  • You choose the nominees and do the voting, not us.
  • Online reviews help determine the winners.


The Orlando’s Best Business Awards take place in three stages — nominations, voting, and reputation scoring.

Phase 1: Nominations

Anyone who lives in the Orlando area can nominate a business or organization for Orlando’s Best; you can even nominate yourself! Nominations take place online from September 4 – 15, 2023. Remember; the more nominations you get, the better. The top nominees in each region will progress to the voting round.

Phase 2: Voting

After the nominees have been determined and notified, it’s time to get out the vote. The voting period is October 9 – 13, 2023. Any Orlando area resident with a mobile phone can cast their vote for as many categories as they like, but only one vote for each category. Voting is done through our website and ballots are secured through SMS verification.

Every Wednesday during the voting period we’ll be giving away great prizes via our “Hump Day Giveaway”. Those who referred other voters via our voting application will be automatically entered to win; every referred voter is an additional entry.

Phase 3: Reputation

The top vote-getters for each category in their region will move on as finalists. We’ll announce this as soon as we can after tallying and confirming votes. Finalists are then scored for their online reputation. Specifically, we’ll capture the previous 12 calendar months of reviews leading up to October 13, 2023.

Announcing the Winners

Once all the data is in, we’ll announce the winners at our Orlando’s Best Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for the evening of November 30, 2023 in the Orlando area.

Now let’s kick this party off with some nominations!

Orlando’s Best is an awards contest that is owned and operated by Inbound Systems.