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The Back Room Steakhouse
The Back Room Steakhouse

The Back Room Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thebackroomsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (407) 880-7832
  • Hours of Operation:


    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Brent Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Welch Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Back Room Steakhouse
The Back Room Steakhouse features aged Black Angus steaks including our boneless Rib eye, Porterhouse, New York Strip, and our Center Cut Filet. We also prepare fresh seafood dishes like our Chilean Sea bass and North Atlantic Salmon. Sunday we feature our Prime Rib Dinner. All entrees' include a choice of two of our fresh made sides. Spectacular dining in an unpretentious environment. Locally owned and operated with an emphasis on personal service.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "What a great find! The food was delicious! My wife had the filet which was Like butter. I had the ribeye which was just as tender. Perfectly seasoned. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Quiet dining experience, great for romance. The staff especially Michael were all wonderful, and quickly saw to our needs. Now the food was outstanding. The filet mignon melted in my mouth and the house salad was fresh and looked beautiful. I can't say enough about how good the dinner was. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will go back soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food! Just have to get past the strip mall atmosphere... Once inside, you will be pleasantly surprised.. Now our favorite steak house."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is a tiny. friendly place but can't say it is cozy in it's décor. We have been to the Back Room several times for the steak. It is nice to be able to go to a local restaurant that isn't serving fast food. We need more places like this in Apopka. The steaks are expensive but excellent quality. The garlic mashed potatoes are very good. The salmon, at this visit, was tasty but dry. Our waitress was great - helpful & attentive."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had one of the best steak house restaurant strip sirloins ever - on par with steak houses charging double the price for the same fare. Aged for minimum of 28 days with great flavor and seasoning - no need for the excellent in house made steak sauce. Very tender and as I said before great flavor and did I say it was very tender? My 10 oz strip was priced at $23 with sides. The most expensive steak on the menu was a center cut Filet Mignon at $33. Great service as well. The owner brought out our main courses and checked on us afterwards to be sure that we were satisfied. Great little steakhouse in Apopka Fl - 45 min drive from the Universal Studios area and well worth it. I live in Tampa, Fl but will be back when I am in the area again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a small restaurant... We loved the bread so much, we asked the waiter where the restaurant buys it. He said he'd check. The owner came out and told us he orders it in from New York!!!! We were seated exactly at our reserved time. We were served almost immediately. The food came quickly. The steaks were cooked perfectly and as tasty as any I've had in high end steak restaurants. The hostess called us the next day to ask us if if we were happy with the restaurant. I gave it 2 stars for ambience because this restaurant isn't charging you for the fixtures. It is not an expensive steak house. There was almost a family like feel to it. I recommend it highly to anyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We come here fairly frequently. The food is always consistent and excellent. service staff is knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The bar staff makes very good cocktails as well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dine here frequently and always exceeds expectations."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Tucked away in a hidden corner of Apopka is an understatement! Tender steak, prepared as requested, with ample sides and a wonderful presentation...So happy we found this little gem!! The restaurant is small but has the feel of an English/Irish pub. We got there 30 minutes before closing time but were not rushed at all. The service was friendly and attentive and we genuinely felt that they cared about everything being as ordered. We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Always a great meal and super service. A hidden gem in Apopka with nice atmosphere and a good steak. Variety of appetizers and wines. Enjoyable for a special occasion, a quiet dinner for a special occasion. Friendly wait staff and reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our third visit and the food, especially the steaks, have been awesome every time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant has excellent food along with staff and the ambiance was great. I would recommend this restaurant for everyone. You can go with a group and actually able to talk over the meal, it's not loud. It's a great place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was our first time dining at this "neighborhood gem". Everything was delicious from the special cocktails and appetizers to the fabulous entrees and sides. The flavorful risotto was cooked perfectly as were all the other wonderful additions. The ribeye and filet were delicious and cooked to perfection. The organic grilled chicken a "winner" too. We were a small group consisting of some foodies and picky eaters. Everyone commented they would definitely come back. We will be dining there again soon. Thank you Back Room. You are doing everything right. Foodlover"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been there three times and have never been disappointed. Food and service is always outstanding and we never felt rushed. Always a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting the Back Room and it was amazing. A good friend recommended it some time ago, but I could never find the time to visit until now. I'm glad I finally found the time, as I plan to make it a mainstay in my repertoire of steak restaurants. The service was outstanding, as was the food. Be sure to make a reservation, as it fills up fast!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our second visit to Backroom was on the evening of Father's Day; our waitress and the owner helped that special occasion to be another memorable night for our family, just 10 mins down the road from home. The stellar service was only paralleled by exquisite food! We shall return much sooner now that you've added our favorite dining out food: Lamb to the menu. Although we were impressed our first go around, it was almost a year later when we returned for our next visit...I'm not sure if we'll be able to make a month pass w/out coming back for more this time!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A little more gristle in my New York Strip this time but still an excellent taste and experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A little difficult to find the Back Room is worth looking for. The single entry door leads in to a small clean and pleasantly quiet dining area. We had an early reservation so the dining area was not full when we arrived and but was by the time we left. The menu isn't large but every thing we ordered was excellent. The server was attentive and timed the delivery of our entree so we were not rushed to finish our salads. The filet was the best we have ever had. It was cooked to perfection and had a great char grilled flavor. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I'm not easy to convince that a steakhouse can be consistent, but Back Room has proved itself to be among the very finest of any steakhouses in the US for meat quality, preparation and taste. I'm a ribeye guy and my wife is a filet lover. For the 2nd time in about 4 weeks we enjoyed our meals at Back Room as much as it's possible to enjoy a steak dinner. Our 2 guests (who live in Apopka and didn't know about it) were astonished by their meals (one of which was a fish meal) and gave it 5 stars. For uncompromised value, tenderness and taste (as well as delicious appetizers and sides and wines), I'm willing to bet that this is the best you'll ever have. And we live 50 minutes from Apopka - there's no other place we'll travel that far."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Apopka has long lacked an upscale dining place. Imagine our surprise when Ed opened this gem. The food is great. The restaurant is small but has an ambiance that is lacked in many of the larger places.."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We live in South Orlando and decided to try The Back Room Steakhouse in Apopka because of the reviews on Open Table. It was definitely worth the drive!! I had the NY Strip. It was just right...temperature & taste. We went on a Sunday and my mom tried the Prime Rib..she was very happy with her meal. There is a variety of beers on tap and the waiter was very helpful in making a selection. We didn't have any mixed drinks, but they looked wonderful and were quite a nice size. The owner was there and introduced himself to us. We had a very nice evening. If you are anywhere in Central Florida, this is a place worth checking out. And if you are in Apopka, you're lucky! Don't miss out!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Menu and food was great.. Enjoyed the wine menu . Owner walks around to meet a greet.. Very small restaurant... The food makes up for the initial visual of the restaurant- a shopping center in Apopka... We will be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I found this place looking on Open Table for a nice place to take out our hosts while we were visiting. It was a great sell after looking through the reviews and made us very confident selecting a new place that long time residents never had been to. We were a group of five. Appetizers we ordered were: fried green tomatoes and Back Room Short Rib egg rolls. Delicious. The dip that came with the egg rolls was so good that we asked for some to take home with our leftovers! Entrees ordered were: Ribeye, filet mignon, NY Strip, Braised Australian Lamb Chop Dinner and Chilean Sea Bass. Everyone loved their food and this place such a pleasant surprise to us all. If you are in the neighborhood...make this a stop for sure!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was great and service was as good as it gets. Prices are reasonable with the quality of food."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had the BEST prime rib dinner last Sunday (5/25). It was the tastiest yet."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is excelllent - not a great place for large groups and there is NO children's menu at all. But the food is fantastic"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The steaks are amazing. Sooo tender and juicy. Will definitely be visiting again. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "this was my first time going man I had a great experience the food was very good the service was very good the prices very high I will go back again I had the prime rib it was cooked perfect and the baked potato was cooked great"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Ed had a nice little place going here in Apopka, good food, good servers, but you may have to wait for the food if the are really packed. But the wait is worth it, just have another beer or glass of wine. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first trip to The Back Room Steakhouse so we ordered a variety of dinners. The steaks were excellent, much better thank Outba** or LongHo**. Larger steaks also. Prime rib was huge cut and very good. Pasta was delicious. The sides were good, but could use a bit more flare. The mushrooms as a side were excellent with the steaks. Service was great! Dining area was clean. Do not leave without having dessert!! The cheese cake was the best we have ever had! While it seems many restaurants are moving to pre-prepared foods (bland), The Back Room has not followed that path. Everything is made to order and they even whip their own butter.... WOW! Make reservations, they fill up quickly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed the Back Room last Sunday for Mother's Day. Ed runs a great place. Excellent. Thanks JD"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Shared this eatery with my family for a special occasion. They enjoyed the meal so much I thought they were going to embarrass me by licking the plates. A real gem for our neighborhood. Good job"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was very good service was excellent. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We came with a couple of friends. They were impressed with the food and service. The Backroom is great for special occasions. We always split a wedge salad with our meal, absolutely the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Always excellent service and food. We are never disappointed here. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's wonderful to have a great steakhouse in the neighborhood. Excellent steaks and wonderful service make this an exceptional local restaurant to go back to again and again. Steaks are perfectly aged, cooked and served. The Backroom is a real gem."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Nice to have a good restaurant close to home! Apopka has needed The Back Room Steakhouse for a very long time! Love the new hostess station at the door!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Amazing steaks, an owner that cares and comes by several times to check on you. Well worth a visit. Make a reservation though - it gets busy fast."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great food and service. Been there three times now and have dined with friends and family. Everyone loved the food. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We dined here on Easter Sunday 2014. We ordered salads which were excellent, as was the bread. My husband ordered prime rib done medium. The queen cut was full of gristle which was tough to cut through when he tried to cut it from the meat. Also, it was okay at first with being done medium, but when he got to the center it was too red for his liking. We asked the waitress to put it in the microwave for a few minutes to cook it more. When she returned, the meat was the exact same as it was when she took it. There was a lot of waste when my husband finished the prime rib. He loved his garlic mashed potatoes. I had the steak tips with asparagus (a special that day) and it was all wonderful. We ordered neither drinks nor dessert. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014