Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE
Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE

Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4073630228x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self Parking
A word from Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE
Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!
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Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)notable wine list (57)romantic (51)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (37)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (10)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Michael was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Impeccable service, Michael was knowledgeable, friendly, and witty. Food was fantastic as well!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night On Town
    FCB7
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Absolutely wonderful! Great service & food! We shall be back soon. Enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleys stack house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was bad The food cold The excusas were alot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was not good. Steak was overdone and tough. Way to expensive for the quality of food
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner
    Kanji
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The steak we have eaten was the greatest steak we have ever had. We live in Japan, but if we have chance to visit Orlando again, we would definitely choice your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Selections
    beststeaksatcharleys
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The selection is great on their meats. Service was excellent, thank you Francis. I had a flavorful T-bone and my wife had a great Kansas City Strip. We were celebrating our anniversary and we loved it. Totally recommend it to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a lovely meal with my partner only thing I would say is they didn't bring the meats over and explain them all, like they was doing with the other customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak
    dricetea
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Whenever I come to Orlando (I am from NY) I never miss going to Charley's. The steaks are perfectly cooked over a open wood fire, they are extremely tender and very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a must!!!
    GoyoChedrauiVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Will come back, again!!! Don't mis it. Great gor families and groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    steamdrm
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We are never disappointed when we go to Charley's. Our wait staff was wonderful, always attentive to our needs. If you are going ask for David A. as your waiter, he is very knowledgable and fun.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    naenae
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love the service waiter was amazing and the manager was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unplanned outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I am a frequent patron to many of your establishments and decided to dine this particular evening as the steaks are always amazing and this time was no different. However not an extreme gripe but I'd prefer larger baked potatoes and expand your salad dressing offerings. One additional note I'll add is that the temperature of sides seems to be not on par to my liking. This occasion I ordered the broccoli but it was too hard and even when it came back was no better. I ended up taking it home to salvage it and the crab cakes were top notch but again as you eat toward the center it became lukewarm as oppose to being hot from the first bite. My experience was a good one so I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Steaks & Service
    MFrancaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I am a meat aficionado and this was my first time at Charley's, which now ranks amongst my top ten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fantastic experience, the best steak I've had in or around Orlando. A refreshing contrast to all the chain restaurants on I-Drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Bfcperu
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food is great, even their cooked term is compleatly exact. Price is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HillaryVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best steak dinner I've had in a l-o-n-g time. Waiter (Nick?) was a delight. Party name on the special's menu was a very nice touch. Phenomenal value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, Fair Service
    lee9600
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've been going here for many years. Food was awesome as always. Service was lousy. Had to flag down management to get drink - which was comp'd - nice - but still not the level of service they used to have and what should have for the price of the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you are looking for a good steak then this is definitely your place! The service is top notch and the food is just plain amazing! A bit pricey, but if you are able to splurge, this is your place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beef carpaccio
    theygotme
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Charlie's has the best beef carpaccio appetizer in the world. If there was a contest for the best beef carpaccio, Charlie's would win hands down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress code
    Gvera
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lots to be desire, poeple with baseball caps, sandals and old t-shirts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had the 44oz Kansas City strip steak and stuffed lobster tail. This was the best tasting steak and lobster Ive ever had. This with an appetizer, side, a couple beers, cost me just over $100. It was worth much more than that!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old school style
    MarcelFernandez823
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Charley's is great, there are no other words I can use to give a better description. The service was great very attentive and courteous. The food, as always, cooked to perfection with great flavor and taste. This is the kind of place I love to take everyone I know that enjoys good food as much as I do. I've been coming here since I was a kid every time we would come to Orlando. Glad to see this place still doing the great job it has always done. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treated like a king
    YoSoyFiestaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was in Orlando for work and did not know anyone in the area, but wanted to escape my hotel for dinner. I had previously been to the Charley's in Tampa and decided on a return visit. Despite the fact that I was dining alone, I was treated with extraordinary regard from the staff with constant attention including some free bites from the kitchen. I tried their alligator appetizer, which was pretty standard for a fried appetizer. However, for my main meal, I had their Wagyu ribeye which was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. I had some fried green tomatoes as a side which were also terrific. I would definitely recommend the dining experience to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazeballs
    Sheila318
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great overall, definitely 5 stars all the way! From awesome service to mind blowing taste, we will recommend & return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday Dinner
    mtn32714
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I went here for my birthday with my family. I have never been before and it was a great treat. The service was very good and the food was delicious. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the Surf and Turf for 2 which was a great entree to order to get a taste of both the seafood and steak. Charley's is a classic must-go to steakhouse. Wood burning grill is unique to Charley's and worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    good service......interesting sides......salmon was cooked to perfection (as requested!) Steak good......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was expecting more
    Valentine2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I has a business client take me here several years ago, and it was great. I finally came back to the area and took my wife. The food presentation and service was great. However, the purchased the 9174 special lobster and steak. the meal was under cooked and tough for a filet. We shared the Key ime Pie. WOW that was great… offer, was like off of the highway….. I would suggest skipping the meal and getting the Key Lime Pie and no coffee...
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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  • Great steak and atmosphere.
    BigWigg
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Old school style steak house with dark wood, low lighting. Good bar, I've enjoyed both romantic and business dinners here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, classy restaurant
    datenighthusband
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Charley's International Drive. Charley's on Orange Blossom Tr. was our favorite Restaurant of all, but it has been closed down. We have gone to the I-drive location once before. The valet parker, Brandon, was a polite and personable young man. Our server, Steve, was very good: pleasant, professional, and attentive. The food was very good, too. We shared the ultimate Surf and Turf. I miss the old location; the ambience was better -seating was more romantic, lighting was better for mood, too. The I-drive location has no salad nar, either. I-drive location is much nicer. Overall, we liked this Charley's, but didn't love it. Everything was very good, just not great. would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time at Charley's.
    gtcharleys
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food and service are always great at any Charley's restaurant. Charley's is our favorite upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening. A must !!!!
    Franmar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first time to Orlando from the UK and Charley's International Drive was recommended for fine steaks. We booked on line and our reservation was confirmed by email. We arrived and the valet took our car and we were warmly greeted as we walked in. The service was excellent and my son had the Wagyu steak which was as described "As the best" and it didn't disappoint, it was cooked perfect. I had the pork chop which was one of the best I've ever had and my little girl had the fillet which was perfect. We had desserts creme brûlée and chocolate sponge to finish. There was so many steakhouses to choose from but I think we went to the best and would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    Nevergoback
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was the worst dining experience I've had in a very long time. The price of the food for the service, the ambience, the food was ridiculous. They stuck us in the back where it was very musty. The service seemed like they could care less to handle the simplest of tasks. The bathroom was disgusting. It had water all over the sink and floor and was just very dirty. I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Time Steak House Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I felt like I was in an old-timey steak house. I loved the oldies music and quiet so you could talk ambience! Good food and time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak is great.
    CriticHelen
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I asked a friend to recommend a steak restaurant during our visit to Orlando. He recommended Charley's without hesitation and he was spot on. It's not cheap but with so many cheap options this was a great change. The steak was only equalled but that I had in New York and that was fantastic! My lobster bisque had two whole lobster claws in it, well the meat anyway. The style is formally casual a nice change from the remainder of Orlando. Bottom line: if you love steak and style this is the place to enjoy an evening out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak
    mlmama
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was as we expected … unbelievable steak, but everything else was just okay. The grouper was okay (should have been amazing for $29.95), lettuce on house salad was wilty and overdressed, and broccoli was over cooked. Bread was yummy. Our waitress was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary dinner
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The escargot and the stuffed shrimp for appetizers were very good. My wife had the stone crab appetizer for dinner which had very good taste however they could have been cracked a little better to make it easier for her to eat. I had the bison bone in rib eye which was very very good. The flavor was amazing. Very nice wine list and David Cross our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely return and would recommend this restaurant highly to other diners.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    Girlzluvdirt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    They have the best bread of any nice steak house I have visited and I live on Texas . The service was awesome and we were able to get a table last minute for eight of us .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Bartender was very friendly. Birthday specials should be available as other locations....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice adult dinner spot
    Momkatdoc
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great wine and single malt scotch menu. I would have given it 5 stars but my husbands filet was a little overcooked. The manager quickly took care of it. Next time in Orlando we will be going back. They do not offer a kid menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • fantastic food
    kbug
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    One of the best steaks I've ever had! We travel a lot and have tried many steak houses. Charlies is up there in the ranks with the best of the best. If you are a steak lover, I recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.