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: (407) 363-0228
  • 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
167 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)notable wine list (80)good for groups (72)fit for foodies (65)romantic (64)late-night find (19)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fine steak dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Decided on Charley's as a choice for a fine steak dinner. Ended up with the surprise, Bison. You don't see it very often in the menu. Breaking the meal down; Salad Buffalo was a fine cut and prepared perfectly as requested. The portions left no room for dessert but I am sure they match the dinner quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charley's was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The servers were excellent, polite and courteous, the steaks were also Devine, just needed to send back wasn't quite cook to my liking, but they got it right, and save the night. Thank you again will definitely recommend more customers your way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent steak
    HungryBear
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The aged steaks are top notch and well worth their price. The wine list is extensive and refined, with options to fit any dining budget. The atmosphere is classic steak house, and servers are attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. I wouldn't classify this place as kid-friendly, but it is great place to wow a client, girlfriend, etc. Bottom line: prices are up there, but you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    FloridaTraveler
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Steak was overdone but was taken care of immediately.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same
    KND221VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My family has loved Charley's for over 15 years and always made it a point to visit when in Orlando. It used to be the juiciest and most tender steak I have ever put in my mouth, but the past two times we have visited (2012 and this past weekend) it just wasn't the same place we used to love. Steaks were not good and two out of the four were under cooked so they took back to cook more but when you do that it just never tastes the same. The $150 bottle of wine was warmer than room temp and the service was okay. Sad to say we won't be going back which makes me sad because it used to be something we looked forward to on our trips to Orlando.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    Cousins
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was wonderful at Charley's. The staff was very helpful and somewhat attentive. The only complaint is that the staff did not check on our drink status for refills. Other than that, everything else was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    anniversaryfav
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner while we were in Orlando. The service was top-notch and the food was amazing! We started off with Stone crab legs as an appetizer as they were in season. They were cooked perfectly and well worth the price! The steaks were cooked exactly as requestedand were extremely tasty. Our experience overall was top-tier.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night.
    whithead
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our party of 10 was seated right at our reservation time and proceeded to annihilate the menu from appetizers through dessert. Aside from a slight lull in service between dinner and dessert, everything was top notch. The food was generous in portion size and incredible to taste and was complimented nicely by most of the side dishes that were available. The servers knew their stuff and made recommendations where and when needed. It is a pricey menu so if you are afraid of $100+ per head this is not for you, but if you want some of the best cuts of meat you can find and an all around great meal and experience this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service great. Food Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Our service was great, the server was very attentive and catered to us exceptionally. However, we ordered the most expensive steak (Wagu) on the menu and it definitely did not taste good. It was Overly smoked, definitely not medium (as ordered)... more like Medium Well or Well. We were able to exchange the steak for a different cut but at that time the guest (who was celebrating his birthday) no longer had an appetite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional food and service.
    VeryPleased
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We were in Florida for a conference and this restaurant was recommended by our hotel to our group. The food and service were exceptional. I would highly recommend Charley's to anyone interested. We will be back next year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak of my life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This 22 oz. ribeye was gone in a flash. The flavor was incredible and cooked to perfection. Very highly recommend this place if you like steak. Everything else was really good as well. Sea-salt-crusted baked potato and olive salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The entree and sides were outstanding, salads could have been better. It looked like iceburg lettuce to me And could have been of a better quality. Also and better variety of breads could be served with salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filet Had Weird Taste
    TurnberryGirl3VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My husband liked his steak entree (I don't remember the type), but my filet mignon had a weird taste which I think was attributed to the cooking method. I should have returned it, but it started out ok and got progressively worse. Nevertheless, I don't want to go back as it left a bad taste in my mouth. We were there on a weeknight and the place was almost empty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charley's still as good as ever
    scrapguy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Was in Orlando for a conference this week and took clients to Charley's. Last visit was six years ago. Fantastic steaks and service just like the last visit. The oak/citrus wood flavor is truly unique. Much better than going to a national chain
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elyse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It was such an enjoyable experience, we will definitely return. Our server, Walter was extremely professional, knowledgeable, personable and pleasant. My husband was here a few years ago for a business trip and enjoyed it so much, that he made it a point to bring the four of us. The wine he suggested was fabulous and we will look for it again at fine wines. The food was prepared perfectly and delectable. The appetizer was a lightly fried portabella and a wonderful way to start our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of 5 dinners, only 1 was good
    Katarina
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The steaks look great but were so tough and overly salted that we could not finish. This was very disappointing as it was a birthday dinner. Even my crab cakes tasted as though someone opened the salt shaker and just dumped!! We dined on a Monday which may be the reason why as most chefs are off on Monday but the food should still be cooked the same as when the chef is in house. The manager did credit us on our bill however, we would have much rather enjoyed our meals
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Prefect setting, good waiter, good food, good steaks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Super steaks and sides. Great Bourbon list as well as wine. Bartender knew her stuff. wait staff very goid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry Charlie. . .
    FoodJunkieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were in town for a show and had reservations for our group. When we arrived we were asked to wait while the hostess organized herself. Tired of waiting, we went to the bar and the manager found us and bought us a round of drinks and an appetizer. Nice. Went back to the hostess to be seated again and they put us in a tiny booth then moved us. Not a good impression. Waitress was not very friendly. We had such expectations because of the ratings we had seen on the restaurant. Food was just enough to call it acceptable. One visit was enough for Charley's. Orlando has so much to offer in the realm of amazing food that I will look elsewhere next time. Sorry Charlie. . .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks
    Fendo64
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As it says on the title......Steakhouse and it certainly is, if you enjoy a good steak like I do, then this is the place. Went twice during my holidays, would have went more but got rained in from the family to try other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is one of the best steaks I've had in a long time. The Cuts of meat and presentation was excellent. Stakes cooked over the fire have a full and smoky flavor much different than the oven broil taste you get from a place like Ruth Chris.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    RtAU
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Upon being seated, the table was set, but quite poorly, eg forks at skewed angles, napkins slightly wrinkled. Assuming it had been done hastily I was worried the night's experience would be also. The table's original impression was wrong! Wonderful service, great wine, and fantastic food. We were recommended several items off the menu we wouldn't normally order and were incredibly pleased with them all! Left happy and full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Cbjnj
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had the wagyu (spelling?) and it was great, cooked as ordered. The couple we were with got one as well along with the 8 oz filet and were happy with temperature and flavor. The sides were fantastic, we ordered the cauliflower, which was served whole and roasted, can't say enough good about that. The great was a yeast great with a onion/garlic topping and hot! The salad was the only disappointing part of the dinner, mixed greens with iceberg and way too much house dressing and very little, if any, vegetables. Our server was great, knowledgeable and had great recommendations. They were out of the dessert we ordered so they brought us the chocolate cake on the house, which was fantastic, rich, moist and not overly sweet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What it could have been...
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    During our visit there was a convention at the next door center and our reservation got pushed back almost an hour due to walk-ins. Also, although the food was great, we ended up being served three hours from our reservation time. We felt as if making a reservation didn't result in having a priority. It made what could have been a great experience intoa really bad one...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordered a filet, medium rare.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Steak was a bit dry on the chewy side. My colleagues ribeye was also tough to cut and chewy -- ordered medium. To be honest, I've had better tasting filets from COSTCO for a fraction of the price. The service was also a bit slow -- not the waiters fault as he had too many tables to work. Frankly speaking, I was not impressed for my third time to Charley's and will probably think hard about going back and spending just under $400.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charley's restaurant
    Nevee
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Extremely busy for a Tuesday night. I expect a filet to be extremely easy to cut and chew. Mine was not. Should have probably sent it back but didn't want to be ugly. Sides were generous and very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A bit loud and service so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Nice 'authentic' looking steakhouse. Seafood appetizer special was pretty amazing…snow crabs, crab cakes, shrimp, etc., etc….but no one brought the 'nut cracker's' (or whatever they are called) in order to eat the crabs. PRetty messy and a poorly done presentation, although tasty. Steaks were all cooked as ordered, and very nicely seasoned. No arguments really about the food. But the noise level was a bit high and the service wasn't as good as it should have been. Yes, it was a very busy night, but it took a while for the little details to be completed: Additional wine pours, Additional cocktail orders, appropriate silverware, etc., etc..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back!
    RebelVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The restaurant is beautifully appointed. Our servers were a team of 3 and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our dining experience. Everyone's meals very delicious, especially my t- bone steak. This is a great place to dine when in Orlando!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You get what you pay for......
    Kings
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is not the equivalent of Chillis or Uno, this is what I would call a proper steakhouse so as you would expect the prices reflect that ($35 for 20oz ribeye) that said it was worth every cent. The preparation, taste and texture of the steaks are exquisite. Note to self: do not go straight from the parks dressed in your shorts and vest, jeans/trousers and a shirt is a little more appropriate. You can see it from international drive but it is set back a little (just behind Ripleys believe it or not).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissatisfied
    LovefoodinFlorida
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had looked forward to our birthday dinner at Charley's as we had been several times before and really enjoyed the overall experience. This dining experience failed our expectations of great food and service. Our steak was not tender and our steaks were served to us 15 minutes before our sides arrived.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dinning at it's best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a very nice upscale resturant. Fine dinning at it's best
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved our dining experience!
    Denedell
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It is a beautiful place, perfect ambiance. The service was fabulous. We are definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good.
    Charles
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I did go the original restaurant. This one is not quite as good as the old one, but is still very nice. The food, steaks , were very tasty. All the side dishes were also very nice. The wine list is quite large and quite expensive. Overall a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steakhouse!
    Wc2w
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Charley's Steakhouse in Orlando is absolutely Outstanding ... Food, Service, Ambiance. Just a terrific place to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • great place
    Jens
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    - great service - need to make reservation (via internet) - great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FM NFRA Dinner
    FrankyJ
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Restaurant is outdated and would not draw anyone under 40 unless they were dining with grandparents. Requested a table near the bar and got seated in a back room. Steak was great but I spend this kind of money I expect a better dining atmosphere. They could take a few hints from Flemings or the Capital Grille.
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  • Don't believe the hype!
    skiseadoo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is not as good as they advertise. Steaks were over cooked. They charge for refills on lemonade @ $3 a glass which is ridiculous.
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  • Too much
    Gr8grannyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was very good but would have liked smaller portions. A 20oz. T-bone is way too much for a 100 lb woman to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration!
    gpcft1966
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I went to Charley's to celebrate my birthday. The food, service, and ambiance made the occasion very special for both of us. It brought back wonderful memories of other occasions when we had opportunities to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    JimW
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Much more thana steakhouse. Great food, wonderful wine list and impeccable service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet