Orlando’s Best 2023 is in full swing, recognizing the best businesses and places in our community.
The awards include over 200 individual categories, and uses a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings, and community votes to determine the winners of each respective category.
Our nominees were selected by Orlando metro residents in September, and the top fifteen of each category are moving on to the voting round. Voting takes place online from October 9 – 13, 2023. Anyone with a Orlando metro area zip code and mobile phone can vote.
When voters register their ballots, a confirmation code will be sent via text message. Enter the code to finalize and submit your votes.
While you can only vote once for each category, feel free to come back during the voting period to support your favorites in the dozens of other categories available.
Don’t Miss the Hump Day Giveaway!
We’re excited to announce a Hump Day Giveaway during the voting period. For every new voter you refer after registering your ballot, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a nice prize. We’ve got a new prize every week while voting is open, and they are fantastic.
Details about the Hump Day Giveaway are available on the voting page.
When Will We Know the Results?
After voting closes on October 13, we’ll announce the finalists (the top 3 in each category) as soon as we have confirmed the votes and vetted our list with the BBB. But that’s not where it ends!
In addition to votes, the winner of each category is also determined by their online reviews from Google. Overall ratings and the number of 5-star reviews from the previous 12 months are counted. Our team will take a little time to confirm the review scores for each finalist and tally that with the vote total.
Once the final scores have been determined, we’ll announce the winners at the Orlando’s Best Awards Ceremony first before publishing them online. The ceremony is tentatively scheduled for end of November, though we’ll keep you updated as we get closer.
For more details about the 2023 Orlando’s Best, see our details page.