Charley's Steak House - Tampa
Charley's Steak House - Tampa

Charley's Steak House - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8133539706
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Trepanier
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress between Lois & Westshore
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self-Parking
A word from Charley's Steak House - Tampa
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 - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)notable wine list (116)romantic (111)fit for foodies (72)good for groups (61)neighborhood gem (35)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (28)late-night find (11)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome!
    ThefoodguyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went here for my friends birthday! It was awesome! Food was amazing and service was the best (ask for Suzi) definitely will be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our waiter Susan was excellent. She went above and beyond but was still down to earth and conversed with us to make us feel right at home and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food...great service...as always! We have never had a bad meal...will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best and the Worst!
    BuddytheFoodguy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Charley's and each time was the same experience. It's a beautiful restaurant with elegant decor. The cocktails that we had were always above excellent! The appetizers superb. The wine list, great. Then comes the steak, ugh! I had the Kansas City strip the first time and the Delmonico the other times. Each time, the steak was tough and gristly. But I pretended to like it since we were with a party and not to be the whiner, I simply endured. Also, the so called "Signature" wood pit that they cook the steaks on adds a flavor that I can only describe as a smokey old chimney. If you're a steak house you should know how to select and cook steak, and Charley's just doesn't know how to do either.
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  • maria
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    outstanding service, great food, a great wine/champagne list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deliscious!
    jeninsarasota
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My filet was amazing, the cauliflower fantastic & the mushroom fondue appetizer very yummy. Service was excellent. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a night
    TerminallyMarried
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Charlie's in Tampa rivals the best of the best when it comes to great steak houses. From the moment you arrive on their driveway until you leave every detail is managed perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great steaks
    Ilovefish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dining at Charley's is special. The steaks are always flavorful and well-prepared. The new dessert selections are fun and tasty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diffrent but good
    Murmur
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The steaks have an unique smoked flavor that was not exactly my cup of tea but good. Overall it's a very good place to dine if you want to try a different type of flavored steak.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tampa
    Ed1331VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great place for a steak been there many times, always great service and a fun place to celebrate anything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem!
    Junebug
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. We both loved it. The waiter was great and very on top of everything. The pricing is on the higher side but the portions are huge. I would definitely recommend the Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Kansas City New York Strip. The molten lava cake was superb as well. You truly can't go wrong with going here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so great second time around!!
    TheFifGroup
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went with a group for a birthday party and service was incredibly slow, the steaks we all ordered to be medium were, well, more medium rare and bleeding all over our plates. It was an awful experience!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my 2nd time at Charley's. The steak with amazing. It melted in my mouth. The serveice was wonderful as always.....I will definitly go back !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kickass!!!!
    luvsteak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great place to come for a special day like birthdays or anniversary. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Outstanding!
    JeditexanVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very refined, great wine list, good service, and awesome menu. Try the alligator appetizer - it is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Wish we could have seen how our steaks were cooked as told, by our server. A quick walk around to see the entire dining area would have been appreciated. Noise level high!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened?
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My fiance and I love and have been to Charley's many times. We went on the 3rd with some friends and don't know if we will be back. Our serverer was celebrating her birthday and should have taken the night off. Three out of the four meals either had to be sent back or were not up to the normal Charley's presentation. A pork chop that could never be cooked all the way, cold crab legs, and a bland steak were our issues. Scott did take of the pork chop for our friend and sent dessert for each couple. It was dissapointing that for all we bragged about the excellent service and food to our friends to have an experience like this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks!!!
    mjcalderone3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always Charley's did not disappoint. The steaks are always great. The service was very attentive. The lobster mac and cheese was also a nice new addition to the menu. The bar also pours quality. Only disappointing thing was that the desserts are now made in-house and the new chocolate cake has Grand Marier in the icing; should stick with only chocolate dropping the Grand Marier.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The price of the food was understandable, but if I pay for a five star meal then that's what I should receive. The food was bland, the salad was brown. I was disappointed. But, the waiter was delightful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we love charley's
    tarheels
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We make a special trip to Tampa just eat at Charley's. We usually go for the awesome Australian lobster tail although we did steak too this trip. We were celebrating 51 years of marriage. Looking forward to the next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoylife
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have dined a number of times and always very pleased. Would recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A South Tampa Gem
    NatelyBately
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Charley's on a number of occasions. We found this occasion much like the others. the food and service was excellent. I believe the value for the dollar is greater at Charley's than at other similar steakhouse's. The Flavor of the beef (wood grilled) is memorable. The service has an old school air about it, efficient precise and elegant. We left Happy and overly satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding wine, meal, and dessert
    HonHak
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The environment is awesome, very rustic in many ways with the lighting, decor, and dinning areas. The wine list is large - so we enjoyed the help of our server to recommend based on our description. It was a great choice - Chilean wine! We both had steak - which you can't go wrong. Cooked absolutely perfect temperature, and the cut of meats were the best you could expect. The dessert was a great surprise, chocolate/chocolate/chocolate with grand marnier! Overall - would go anytime, any occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    SignGuy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Beat I have ever had, service excellent would highly recommend for special occasions or just a great night out with someone special. On this night it was a business meeting and yes I closed the deal!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food just be specific
    Alwayshungry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had dinner a Charley's a few nights ago asked for a medium steak which on the menu say hot pink center, what I received was barley cooked steak with a bright red center. Lobster Mac and Alaskan crab legs were great, don't get the mushroom and onions "not a lot of flavor barley caramelized"
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Ultimate Steak
    NYsteaklover
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is an above the norm steakhouse. Unfortunately Rib eye steaks are not listed on the menu but they carry both black angus and Kobe steaks. The oversize steaks are reasonably priced and unbelievably delicious. Next time I'm in the Tampa area this is a must go place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charley's, a cut above
    Niles
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food, as always, was outstanding and our waitress just made the entire evening even more enjoyable. Great service, great smile, sense of humor, very personable - the type that you would ask for again. Needless to say, I be returning sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Experience!!
    tampatori
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The steaks are enormous and some may appreciate the smokey flavor. I found it to be a bit to harsh for my taste buds but that's MY opinion. The service was good and a little scripted but our glasses where always full and we were very pleased. The Lobster Macaroni is to die for! The deserts are excellent! $400 later we left beyond full with leftovers to take home. I would suggest you definitely try it!! I also requested a medium steak and was definitely given a rare steak as was my husband. No I did not send it back but enjoyed it rare! LOL So just ask questions and be very very clear on how you want the center of your meat to look. Happy eats! Don't forget to tip the free valet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit better in the past
    AgedFiletLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    2nd visit in the last 2 weeks. The 1st visit the table did not have salt & pepper or sweetener on it, and both the martini glasses and water glasses had marks around the lip, .. not quite clean. The 2nd visit yesterday, filet delicious but I ordered it butterflied and it was not, did not get new knives when the steak arrived and the knives on the table upon sitting at it were looking like they should've been shined after coming out of the dishwasher. Overall Charley's is amazing but attention needs to be paid to the silverware, glassware, and the chandelier shades (1 in the bar behind the hostess stand has been crooked for a long time now!)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    pbj1965
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a birthday dinner there. promptly seated. Waiter took drink order from their specialty cocktail menu. Came back 15 minutes later and said they don't offer that drink anymore -- old menu. Anyway similar experience with appetizer -- sold out. Don't offer a Cesar salad!? Really? Dinner came and bison rib eye was good, but the bison filet was mediocre at best. The side dishes were very small. For my money, Ruth's Chris or Flemings is much better experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great time. Our server was Hector and he was great. He knew all about the food and wine. The steak was excellent.
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  • Every Time is the Charm
    HappyinTPA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I have been to Charley's on numerous occasions and it has never failed to deliver. The food is uniformly excellent, the service superb, and ambiance appreciated. You simply can't go wrong... unless you don't have reservations. On Friday and Saturday nights that is a big no-no.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A letter in detail has been mailed. Not enough space was allowed to share my experience. Thank You
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good. The general ambiance was good, as well. I felt oversold by our server. She was a bit overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steaks in Tampa PERIOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My brother and our two friends recently dined at Charley's Steakhouse. The service was great and the steaks were simply awesome. Their seafood was extremely good (Recommend the rock claws!) and the atmosphere was sublime. I would definitely go back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Going to Charley's was a special occasion, my daughter's birthday. The drinks were prepared as perfect as humanly possible. The drinks were also large which is unusual in most restaurants. The service was very attentive and spaced perfectly. The food was outstanding especially the steaks. Overall it was a great evening and we will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak house in Tampa!
    BestSteakTampa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was amazing! Great drinks and wine list. Bison ribeye, tartare, lobster Mac n chez are all must haves! Martinis are always a great start, they have some different and interesting ones on the drink menu. Wine list was pretty awesome as well, almost had the Screaming Eagle, yet left for future patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    SunshineInTampa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband & I dine here on special occasions or if we are in need of delicious meal. Never been disappointed. Food & service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The cake was ruined with the raspberry sauce. Just chocolate !! Dinner was delicious The open table app is great and I will use it again. Was
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Looked forward to visiting Charley's for a year now. finally got in.. Table Service was not attentive... understanding this is an upscale restaurant. The feeling was we were not ordering enough for attention. and the food was not cooked to order. Now .. we paid our bill and left an 18% tip.. we will not return.. :( Hope others have a more favorable review... Good Luck..
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