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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Charley's Steak House - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
275 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (206)notable wine list (128)romantic (120)good for groups (75)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (42)neighborhood gem (39)hot spot (30)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best steak house in Tampa!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal in some time
    Foodie27
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have not been this disappointed in a meal in some time. For the amount of money we spent for a night out the highlight of our meal was the bottle of wine we purchased. My wife ordered a filet that was tough and the only taste it had was the taste of the wood it was cooked over which was entirely too strong. I ordered Sea Bass and I am not convinced the meal I received was Sea Bass. I frequently order this when I go out and this slab of fish did not resemble anything I have had before. It was over cooked and lacked flavor. There are several other restaurant options in the area near Charlie's that I would highly recommend over Charlie's. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still Love Charleys
    rotatingmass
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have been going to Charley's since 2002. The food is great. However, this latest time, they over cooked the steak. They caught it before they brought it out BUT it took them 30 minutes to get a new one cooked. The waitress (Susan) was great and the manager comped the drinks while we waited on the new steak. Once the steak came out it was great like always. I still love Charleys but someone dropped the ball this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JBfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Charley's continues to be a little hit and miss on the food. i have eaten there 3 times in the last 6 months and the steak has been less than tender 2 out of 3 times. Not a good batting average for a steak house that is supposed to be top of the line. Not a fan of their asparagus with the cheese; 86 the cheese. They had a cauliflower side that was very good that is not always on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    4lakeland
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrating another wedding anniversary. Great food and service, can't go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    Nich14
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Took a female there for a date night. Everything was good, our server Shawn knew his knowledge about the steaks & was polite. I'd recommend going there but make sure you got some money. Prices are lil high but the food was worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Salad was wilted, overdressed, and not cold. Pork chops were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience
    Tina
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were celebrating my husbands birthday and he loves Charley's. Both he and my son had the Bison steaks and loved them. I had the sea bass and it was delicious. We all had take home boxes as the portions are generous. Our Server was a gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent, service, food atmosphere. Everything about going to Charley's is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!
    Vicdoc55
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been going to Charley's for several years now, for both business and personal. This past visit was arguably my worst dining experience at a high end establishment. This was a business dinner and my client was in town from St. Louis and this is his favorite place. Starting with the lack of AC in the bar area to the unavailability of several appetizers and wines, to the worst $50 steak you can ever imagine, the whole night was a disappointment. Normally the steaks there are why you go, but I've had better steaks at Waffle house. And on top of the whole thing after all the disappointments and complaining, the staff seemed to be very unapologetic and aloof. It is going to be a very long time before I visit Charley's again, if ever.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    Deedee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was my husband's birthday and we had 8 people in our party. With a large party, service can sometimes suffer but not at Charley's! We had outstanding service and a delicious meal. Thank you Charley's for making my hubby's night extra special.
    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.
  • Tired Safe Menu,Indifferent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were seated and given a glass of water and ordered 2 wines. A large party came in, and the 2 servers Erick and Susan fawned over them, basically ignored us. Appetizers came out, but crabcakes were cold. Another 20 minutes went by, and they brought out a 2nd one that was hot. After 1+ hours of waiting for even some bread and their "side salad", I finally flagged someone down to ask if it was coming. Side salad was a pitiful iceberg lettuce and chopped tomato thing, not even comparable to a Wendy's salad. At about the 90 minute mark, steaks finally arrived. Wife's"Filet Mignon" had 2 tough veins of fat running through them, but we didn't want to seem like complainers. $170 spent. Tired, careless, boring, inattentive- we wont be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/service, but too dark
    Amazingbutdark
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First time at Charley's for my birthday with family. The food was amazing and the service was top-notch. Expensive, but quality food was worth the price. Unfortunately, we could not read the menus without our phone flashlights, which seemed normal procedure to the waiter. I understand it accentuates the ambiance but when you can barely see your food in front of you, it's a bit much. Good thing the food makes up it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Review
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The entry waiting area is nice. Both filet mignons were too salty. They were cooked appropriately. The upselling of add ons is tiresome. I realize you are trying to increase your profits but it goes overboard.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Trip
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is typically a go to spot for special occasions or business dinners. On this visit the service was slow and all four of our steaks were cold. The staff was very apologetic and did take all of them off the bill. Every other time we have dined there everything has been fantastic. We will go back, hoping this was just a fluke.
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  • Outback is Better
    ArtiesReview
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Waitress was Scattered and couldn't multi task.. (and I don't like being touched) The place was noisy... and my steak ($36.00) was rough... Way over priced... I've had better meals at Outback... Charley's is off my dining list... They say 3 strikes and you're out.. You're Out!! My girlfriend gets upset when I complain so I don't.. she says reflect your dislike in the tip... $170.00 for a meal I didn't like is crazy...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food and service was excellent! Will be back for sure. Server was on top and did a great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ohh the Bison
    BentheadsVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    High style modern steak house package ala Mortons but even better quality for my money. My two friends opted for non steak items. One loved her salmon the other liked her chicken although it was a bit overcooked in parts. I chose the off menu Bison rib eye done rare and it was astounding (as it should be for $60!). Everything was top quality and they do nickle and dime you for everything extra you are offered such as little containers of sauce and cheese or the wedge salad alternative to the house salad. If you keep your eye on those things you should not be disappointed in any aspect of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frankie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    the food and service was outstanding. The prices were very reasonable. We have always enjoyed Charley's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak i ever HAD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Me and my girlfriend went here on our vacation to Tampa and Clearwater. Nice place, extremely friendly staff. Even lost my sunglasses and the manager and waitress found them and return them to me before my flight left the next day. I will for sure be back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charley's
    1Dad
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Charley's is one if the iconic steakhouses in Tampa and did not disappoint. From the ambiance to the delicious meal to the exquisite service, this restaurant is a first class experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How it's changed
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Decor is old, but the food was always good until last Friday. The place was empty, food was cold, steak over cooked, and manager not sympathetic! Never again!
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  • Best Steak House in Tampa Bay Area
    AbelN0MZ
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Manager Steve was more than accommodating for our last minute large group and had us sat in "the Wine Room" for private dining. Our Servers Susan and Vanessa graciously and tirelessly made sure everyone was happy. Our meals where outstanding and the Charley's signature Wood Fire Grilled steaks did not disappoint. Our guest of honor had an amazing experience he will never forget. Surprisingly, no one in my group had been to Charley's before, but I'm sure they'll be back. Charley's proved, once again, why they are by far the best steakhouse in the Tampa Bay Area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Jim Wilson from Sharp Electronics. Always a pleasure to entertain Clients at Charlie's Steak House on W. Cypress in Tampa. Atmosphere , Servers, Bartenders are all enjoyable to work with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but why?
    Karlos
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A truly disappointing experience. Claim to fame meat was marginal. Salads warm and wilted. Service was the only partial upside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Night Out
    Bobbymac23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    With all of the new Tampa restaurants that seem so culinarily tempting, I forget that Charley's is truly fantastic. The wet aged steaks cooked at high temperatures above the fire grill distinguishes it from other fantastic steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great service! Wonderful food! The ambiance was very interesting. The meat education table side was very informative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Overall
    DINNO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great place! No wait, busy yet quiet, excellent service. Everything from soup to nuts was very good, though I'd prefer they not over-smoke the steaks. I'd just as soon have a more natural, traditional flavor. Also, side dish portions are too small for a steakhouse. Those things aside, though, Charley's offers an excellent dining experience, and I'd certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were there for a little over 2 hours. We ordered appetizers, main course and dessert. Our food was very slow to arrive. People around us came and went.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not miss out
    Steffy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    if you like a great steak with fantastic service Charley's is the place to get it in the Tampa Bay Area. Make sure you make a reservation your going to miss out if you just try to walk in. While wait for our table, I say no more than three minutes, four or so parties walked in without reservations and were told they had no room in the dinning area that night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak!!
    Mahimahi4mehemehe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter Dan was most attentive and knowledgable. The timing of the food was perfect and cooked as requested. Final tab can be a bit pricy when drinks enter the picture. ($200 total for me and my wife- with 1 bottle of wine).Aged meat tastes and cooks slightly different than norm. Salted caramel cheesecake was amazing. All said, great restaurant, super friendly and courteous staff. Only negative was table of drunken idiots across from us, spilling drinks and laughing uncontrollably at whatever....not what you want to deal with when celebrating a wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I like smoked food but, when paying $$$ for a steak and I can't tasted the meat because it's like I'm drinking liquid smoke right out of the bottle. NO thanks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of a disappointment
    Johnc
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had bragged to my children (grown) how good it was based on previous visits. A birthday celebration for one of them had us there for the evening. For the price I expect more. The lobster mac was VERY salty and the steaks were tender but totally lacked flavor. The spinach for two was more like for one and was chewy. The atmosphere was great but the dinner was disappointing. For a 300.00 meal for four it should be better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed a SECOND time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    What is it with large groups? The first time my filet was cold and bland. This time my chicken was like rubber....I could only take a bite and took the rest home for my dogs. This is Charley's, it's not supposed to be mediocre!
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  • Great food. Long dinner
    Clark2864
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was excellent. But it took almost 2 1/2 hours to dine here. It could have been quicker.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!!
    NapaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was fresh, delicious and well presented and reasonably priced.
    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, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    Peter
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This time I took relative for a birthday celebration. There were 5 of us and the service was great. Got the center cut filet with a 24 oz lobster tail WOW!!!. appetizer was crab cakes, my guess ranted and raved. Then got the scallops with bread crumbs not so great but was free with meal so that made it good. Everything else was great. Going again on Saturday. This place gets it right 99% of the time. Steaks always cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • food and service were wonderful.
    lovethefood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Crabcake appetizer was one of the best I ever had . The steak and lobster were done perfectly and the suggested wine was wonderful. Our server Eron was knowledgable and attentive and helped make the night even more enjoyable. overall highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.