Charley's Steak House - Tampa
Great Food & Great ServiceThis was my 5th trip to Charley's and I still go back - great place to eat and have conversation with family, friends or a date.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!The food and service was amazing!! Gabby our waitress was a step above the rest!! From start to finish the food was heavenly! Charley's just made its way to the top of our restaurant list! Can't wait to go back!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeWent to Charlie's for dinner for the first time. Food was wonderful, ambiance was nice and our server was awesome!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best of TampaWe've been dining at Charley's for nearly a decade and have never been disappointed. The service extends beyond the food (always excellent) and wine (always compliments the meal) and is quite personalized. It's as though your wait staff has come to work for the sole purpose of making your dining experience unforgettable - and it always is!
Forget Berns and Ruth's Chris and all the others you might associate with Tampa. Go to Charley's and have the time of your life--Every Time!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first visit toIt was our first visit to a Charley's location in more than 15 years and our first in Tampa. The steaks were great and the drinks were extra special. We enjoyed our experience so much we returned 3 nights later on our last night in Tampa. Keep up the good work!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceIt was our first visit and the service was great. Our waitress went the extra mile. My wife's steak was a little over-cooked and they replaced it and gave it to her for free and also have us two free sides. Most places don't do that much for you but they did and it wasuch appreciated.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCharley's ExperieneceI have long been a fan of Charley's. From the minute you arrive, you are treated as a guest in a close friend's house. The staff are always smiling and stop to answer questions whether they are your server or not. It is a welcoming feeling to have such a personal touch while you are dining. Never once do you feel rushed or unwelcomed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you want the best.When we think about going out to the best restaurant in the Tampa Bay area, we always think of Charley's Steak House. Every item on the menu is served perfectly. Just thinking about the lobster makes your mouth water. The staff is always professional and the service is outstanding.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurantI love Charley's. they have the best steak that i have ever eaten in my life. I also enjoy the salad. The service is always excellent.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingI have had steak`s in all the best steak house`s up and down and all around this country but charley`s has the most outstanding steak`s I have ever had .hat`s off to this outstanding steak house.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest filet in townAte at Charlie's in Orlando about 10 years ago. And this time in Tampa, no different. Best filet mignon I've ever had. And according to my wife, her lobster couldn't be beat.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Wagyu ribeye was outstanding.The Wagyu ribeye was outstanding. 20 oz filet never disappoints either. We split a 16oz lobster tail that was delicious. Also, the chocolate cake was a perfect ending. The price for two people, $350 including tip, was hefty but I dare say worth it for a special occassion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat beefWe were a little concerned about the smoke flavor competing with the beef flavor. It was subtle and very good with the beef. When the server found out we were from Arkansas he sent over one of the bartenders who is as well! She was sweet as could be! Very friendly atmosphere. Not stuffy. Great food. LOVED the au gratin potatoes!!!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit loudThe food was good. I found out very large lobster tails are tough and will never order any over 8 oz. again. The room was full and louder than I prefer. I found it difficult to carry on a conversation without speaking up. Finally, I was disappointed and the way folks dressed. Jeans, flip flops, and tee shirts was not what I was expecting.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back!I was staying at the hotel next door, and decided to walk over. I hadn't ever heard of the place, but saw their sign and the claim that they were "One of Americas Top 10 Steakhouses" and had to see for myself. They were right, I really can't say anything other than that the place was superb. Wonderful ambiance, great food, wonderful wait staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will be back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCharliesGood food, great service, and a wonderful ambiance makes Charlies a favorite for me and my wife. I recommend for any occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCharleys is the king of beef.I spend allot of time traveling, both domestically and international.
I have done all the self proclaimed top steak restaurants such as Morton's, Ruth Chris, Shula's, Gallagher's , etc..
However over years of being a fine steak coinsurer, when I want the best , you can find me and my wife at Charley's Tampa.
And worth mentioning , on Mothers Day this year I switched over and decided on " Bone in Bison" best description would be WOW !!!!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI selected Charley's Steak House for Mother's Day dining. First, the food was great. My dining party of five selected steaks, shrimp and pork shops as entrees. My guests were delighted with the food. The filet minion was divine. Our waiter was extremely attentive and offered a variety of meal and dessert suggestions.
As for the desserts, the three tier chocolate cake was excellent but the carrot cake was just ordinary.
Finally, overall the dining experience was excellent. The restaurant is a little on the expensive side but well worth it. Great steaks and excellent service, I highly recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe thouroughly enjoyed our steaks. We enjoyed everything. Chocolate cake for desert was to die for. Fresh. Our waiter was on top of it...true professionalwhat a nice experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasic foodFirst time at charlies, the service and food where fantastic!! Will be bsck soon!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCharley's A++One of the best steak house restaurants on the the west coast of Florida. We live in Ft Myers-Naples metro area and
take 2 week end trips a year to Tampa Bay area every year and never miss a night a Charleys.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful RestuarantMy family and I went to Charley's in Tampa on 5/11/13 to celebrate my mother's birthday that was the day before and mother's day and it was fantastic! The restaurant was upscale without making us feel overwhelmed and the food was phenomenal! I loved our waiter Tarec as he was energetic and not pushy, but informative. My family and I had a wonderful time and I recommend Charley's in Tampa!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwowCharley's does everything right. we started with a pound of stone crabs, shared a huge filet and a huge lobster tail. everything was just right. great service, great food. pricing is not for the faint of wallet, but if you want tampa's best meal...have it here.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMB's 21st Birthday Dinner at CharleyMom and Dad to our son to Charley's to celebrate his 21st birthday. He had a choice of going to any of the other local premier steakhouses in town. He chose to go to Charley's for the great food, excellent service and professionalism of the staff. Thank you for a great dining and experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Prodigal ReturnsAfter a hiatus from Charley's, we decided to give the restaurant another try. Made reservations through OpenTable naturally, and also modified it to a later time via the same OpenTable process.
From the moment we stepped into Charley's, we could sense the difference - a more relaxed vibe without the excessive pretensions from "yesteryear".
I ordered the steak tartare as my appetizer. The steak tartare was very good, but could use a bit less Worchestershire sauce. The toasted points were too buttery, and didn't have the crispy texture that I prefer. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the steak tartare without the toasted points.
For my entree, I ordered the bison ribeye - It was prepared to my preference - medium rare with a nice charred crust.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedTerrific service and food. We took some clients here and it was a huge hit. Everyone left happy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother excellent meal at Charley'sI live in Indianapolis and look forward to coming to Tampa at least once per year. We always spend one evening dining at Charley's. I would highly recommend them...you won't be disappointed!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJust how I remembered!I truly forgot how good this place was... I used to frequent Charley's several times a month about 10 years ago. The place is as great as the last time I was there. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and had a great time! Service is awesome too! Can't wait to get back there again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCharley's is awesome...In a town with a wide selection of steak houses, Charley's can run with the best. Service was excellent and food was cooked to perfection. The bill does add up quickly if you go off of the standard menu, but the bison ribeye that I ordered was every bit as good as advertised! While Charley's is not the newest decorated, or most chic, if food is as important who's hanging around the bar, I would highly recommend going here!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Evening!New to Tampa and with a gift card in hand, we tried Charley's for the first time. We were expecting fabulous food, and we got it! Perhaps not as expected, the service was impeccable. Our server, Erin, was polished, professional and knowledgeable, and she was genuinely welcoming. The entire dinner was flawless, from taste and presentation to Erin's attentive service. Definitely worth the price.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & Sports- A great combination!Wonderful-- from start to finish.. The Food was off the Hook & the service was Top Notch. The whole experience was amazing.. & we went to a Ray's Game & Yes my Friend they Won!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the ultimate surf andWe had the ultimate surf and turf which is a 50oz porterhouse and a 1.5lbs lobster tail. Absolutely cook to perfection, and the lobster is super sweet. Service were great as well. I would definitely coming back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJuicyBest steak I've ever had. Going again in two weeks for another function. I'm already salivating.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!As always ad excellent restaurant with consistant food and service. Best steaks in Central Florida and the Tampa area. Oakwood grilling imparts a wonderful and unique flavor to all their grilled foods, even the vegetables.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommend Charley'sWell known steak house in Tampa, lived up to its reputation. Had rsrvtion, seated rt away though busy Sat. night. Ambiance is old school - dark and warm, but manages to be romantic for couples and fine for families/groups. Svce. was exc. - friendly, knowledgeable, attentive. Food was exc. Meals come with nice salad and home made garlic rolls - light and very tasty. My wife and I shared a lobster bisque (which the waitress split for us - nice touch), and it was top notch. Rich but not overwhelming, nice amount of sherry and good chunks of lobster. We then shared lamb chops - huge and delicious (bit fatty), a 14 oz. filet mignon - outstanding, and lobster mac/cheese - also delicious. Spent $120 incl. tip, no alcohol/dessert. High reco.!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I always enjoyMy wife and I always enjoy a trip to Charley's. Great steak, and great atmosphere. I rated the noise level as "Engergetic" only because we were seated near the bar, which is the only noisy part of the location. Make sure you specify that you don't want bar-adjacent seating if you prefer a quieter evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steaks! Good serviceExcellent steaks! Good service and relaxed pacing made it a very nice special dinner!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest crab cakes ever.Great dinner, the Talk of the Town group is very consistent. Crab Cake appetizer is off the charts good.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding...steaksThe food was outstanding...steaks some of the best we've had and we are food people that entertain a lot. The restaurant did serve a couple of the steaks that were over cooked, but immediately replaced them , comped one of the entrees and gave us a very nice bottle of wine on the house for our troubles..manager intervened directly and turned a bad situation into a good one...we will return and tell our associates that Charley's is a great steakhouse...4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks & Staff five Star'sThe food was excellent, from the cedar plank crab cakes to the bison ribeye & beef ribeye.I would never order beef again, the bison was that good.The dessert which we shared was also great, a chocolate mousse pie.The only complaint I have is they do not enforce the dress code of business casual. We saw women with cut off jeans, cut way to short and boyfriend in T-shirt. Some men don't get it your ball cap comes off inside, ( staff should advise them) many looked more beach bar than business casual.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end steakhouse - as expectedHigh end steakhouse - as expected food & service were great.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a very nice diningThis was a very nice dining experience. Food, Service, parking everything was fine3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenalAn absolutely phenomenal meal from start to finish. Drinks and appetizers were good but you go to Charley's for the steak and they absolutely knocked it out of the park. As a frequent traveler who has the fortune of many expensive steak house meals, Charley's is right up there at the top. Great job guys!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCHARLEY'S IS NUMBER ONECharley's is without question "the most bang for the buck" in the entire Tampa Bay Area. The food is always good and well presented and the ambiance of the restaurant is first rate.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bison Ribeye was simplyThe Bison Ribeye was simply amazing!!! Worth the price.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM