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Don & Charlie's
Don & Charlie's

Don & Charlie's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.donandcharlies.com
  • Phone: (480) 990-0900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm Sundays 5pm to 9pm
    Closed Mondays ONLY( Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Teo Moralas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our new catering menu reflects the most popular items we feature at Don & Charlie's. The staff and management would love the opportunity to be a part of your next event, pool party, celebration, tailgate or just lunch. We can furnish everything needed to make your party a success.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Don & Charlie's will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. However we are not taking online reservations on these dates. Please contact for reservations. Thank you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 75th St. (3 blocks east of Scottsdale Rd)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is also available (weekends only), as well as a private lot and street parking.
A word from Don & Charlie's
Don & Charlie’s menu reflects the kind of fine American dining that has never gone out of style. The most popular menu items remain USDA prime steaks; hickory – smoked BBQ baby back ribs and chicken; prime rib; and fresh fish.

Don & Charlie’s features a comfortable atmosphere with warm wood paneling, banquettes, and crisply white – clothed tables. The star attraction is the veritable sports museum housed throughout the restaurant. It is thought to be the largest collection of sports memorabilia west of the Mississippi. It includes literally hundreds of autographed bats, balls, jerseys, and photos from athletes of past and present. It is not unusual to see celebrity players from every sport dining at the restaurant.

Don & Charlie’s is a Scottsdale landmark with a national reputation, their food and ambiance have been lauded in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet Magazine and dozens of other publications.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The shrimp appetizer was delicious; ribs and broasted chicken entrees amazing as usual. However, very disappointed in the side salad. Had I known it was all iceberg lettuce with little else, I wouldn't have substituted that from my cole slaw (trying to save a few calories). $4.50 upcharge for item I barely touched was disappointing. Don't order the Shiraz at $8.50--was bitter and only took a couple sips after trying two, yet was not removed from tab. won't make those mistakes again!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I arranged a surprise birthday dinner for my best friend. Originally my reservation was for the two of us, but I decided to add another element of surprise by inviting his family to join us. Don & Charlie's staff changed my reservation from 2 to 9 with no hesitation a few days prior. Our server was so very kind, and took his time with our group. The food was outstanding! Everyone loved the atmosphere. Don & Charlie's receives 18 thumbs up from us!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "When I go to Don and Charlie's I have to order steak. They have the best steak. This is a busy place and reservations are a must but even if you have to wait for your table, the wait is worth it."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The macadamia incrusted Halibut is excellent piece of fish."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went to Don and Charlie's to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We were greeted by name and made to feel like old friends and our waitress (Donna) was great. She knew the food intimately and was very efficient. The food was excellent and good sized portions."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "First time visiting your restaurant,enjoyed it very much,food was very good service was the very best!!! It was great to have a round table as there was eight of us giving a a much better chance to visit with everyone. The breasted chicken was the best we have had in a very long time, juicy, tender and very hot which I love. The server was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. We will certainly return"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was excellent and enjoyed all the sports memorabilia on the walls. Good was very good with large portions. Will go again when in town."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've eaten at dozens of steak joints, some priced several times higher than D&Cs, and they consistently produce the best ribeyes, strips, and filets that I have had. The ribs are amazing as well, the dry char ribs are tender and tasty!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a regular. Everything about the dining experience is excellent. The service is great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our regular fav was in Chgo, but we got Jeff. Jeff made our anniv. wonderful. Food- always a taste of home (Chgo)."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "After a six-month hiatus, we returned to Don & Charlie's for dinner - we sat in the bar for a change and it was delightful. The food was terrific and the service was attentive. The only surprise we had was small, but we found it odd that another patron had their pet pooch with them - cleary it was not a service dog - but in the booth with them. In fact, one person in our party was suspicious the dog was being fed treats off the table! Woof."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Onion rings were awsome, but ribs were dry and without flavor, and very didappointing.callamari were good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Even though we used a coupon, our waiter didn't skip a beat! The food was great - - my husband had the beef ribs, and they truly fell off the bone, and my chopped salad and french onion soup were to die for! I even had to take half my salad home! And they were super busy on a Tuesday night at 6, so definitely make a reservation!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "restaurant seems to be going downhill....the new patio door windows were filthy dirty. the sun came in and blinded the person sitting in its way. why they haven't put sun shields on is beyond me. they had a patio for a few weeks and then closed it. what has happened to this restaurant?..... very disappointing to us and many of our friends. we had ribs for dinner and they were great, not a complaint there"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I find this place by accident one day when I was learning my way around the area. I instantly fell in love. The food is delicious. There wasn't one bad course. The staff is all extremely friendly and courteous. That little extra mile like ensuring my drink never goes completely empty really resonates with me."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wowed by consistently stellar service. Our server Cooper helped keep our 3yr and 6yr old focused on staying in their seats (she made dinner possible);she had our kid's meals ordered and delivered ASAP. We dined on prime rib (that we no longer order out ANYWHERE else, except here), and loved every morsel. Although we seem probably a bit out of sorts being there with our two little ones getting in and out of their seats, we will continue to brave 40 min one way trips to your restaurant, just because Don & Charlie's is a classy act, with superior food & service,and an overall favorite for us! note: we truly miss your quality ranch dressing;super sad to find that the ranch dressing we came to love has been abandoned. We rally to bring it back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "For the price of the meal , I thought the service was excellent. The place has an old fashion feel to it. The bathrooms are old and out of date . Only 2 stalls one was dirty.Food was good but $18.99 for chicken is a little much. Steak was over cooked ."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Steak and ribs excellent. Celebrating our anniversary and got a complimentary choice of dessert to share. Server was very helpful. Not a place to go if you're looking for quiet dining however!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Was a very nice first time visit. We were taken care very well by Patrick our waiter. Explained specials, and all the menu items. Made sure if we needed anything. Food was very good, enjoyed the ribs and the app cheese bread."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The portions are as large as they are tasty. Do as Mom always said and be sure to share what you have. The prices are good so you may be tempted to order more items. If you don't share, plan to take home a doggy bag."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Don and Charlie's has always provided excellent food and service. The ambience is fun and enjoyable and I always bring out of town guests here. The value of a meal here is hard to beat anywhere else in town."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I ask for my salmon to be cooked a bit extra well. By the time the food came I did not really feel like eating. We had some salad so I was done. I really just ate a bite off my salmon and took it home. The next day I broke it apart and realized it was completely raw. Not just pink, but raw. I really wished I had checked it there. Since I ended up not eating it, I didn't need to spend the $25 for nothing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at Don & Charlies, my husband has been many times before. One of the most interesting things about the restaurant is the history of the owner and his family. The decor with all the sports history on the walls is awesome. Many restaurants today are stark and do not have this great atmosphere and history. The food was great. I had the filet trio and it was cooked perfectly. The servings are very generous and we all had a little to take home. I would definitely go back and would recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and excellent service by Donna. I hadn't been her in several years."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " My son and I have dined here several times. He is 16 now and the first time we went there he was 13. It is a place where the atmosphere lends itself to a good talk and when the conversation wanes we can pick it up with thoughts of baseball, a sport we both love. We will be back again and again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Pleasant. Accomodating. Worthwhile Dining Experience. Relaxing Atmosphere. Fun Memorabilia."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a signature Phoenix/Scottsdale restaurant and a destination for all who want to see the local color of the area. The baseball and other sports memorabilia collection is not be be believed. Not a coincidence that Don's last name is Carson and the ties with Carson's Ribs in Chicago. Like Phoenix/Scottsdale, Don and Charlies has many roots from Chicago."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had been looking for a place for my 18 year old son's birthday and wanted something new to try. I had been once before and the steaks were delicious and with two boys I thought we'd give it a try. They were concerned when we pulled up it was not a place for younger folks but to be honest once inside they enjoyed the sports walls memorabilia and really enjoyed the food! They would come back again!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Don & Charlie's is consistently good. It has been around since the 70's. For a restaurant to have such longevity in this town, it has to be doing something right! You always know what to expect here -- good food and good value. The only downside is that they now charge for the chicken liver appetizer which had always been complementary and the charge is pretty steep."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was good, the service ( server Cooper ) excellent. Felt rushed throughout meal. Was not finished with soup when entrée arrived."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I think this place might be explained as an upscale deli. The salmon tasted good but nothing special. The guys seemed to enjoy their ribs."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful experience here! And we always come back with friends and family!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Don and Charlie's is a fixture in Scottsdale, but it doesn't seem content to rest on its laurels. The staff is engaging from the moment you walk in, and service is brisk and professional throughout. The highlight is the steaks, aged and nicely charred, but there are plenty of other choices. There is a very strong wine list, and our guest was offered a chance to sample the wine he wanted - the waitress volunteered it - before he ordered. There is so much sports memorabilia, plastered and hung from the walls and the rafters, that the restaurant should offer a tour for sports fans. Most of it is Chicago-related, in keeping with the restaurant's roots, and the ambience isn't so dark that you can't scan the room and see it."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service was a little slow this night and parking as always in this area is hard to find. But the food itself was great. When they found out it was our first visit, we received a free order of their garlic bread appetizer for free! The wine selection was pretty good and the cost wan't too bad."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a large group meet for dinner. Good service and good food. Wine list did have a great selection of very good wines."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Fun and lively place loaded with sports memorabilia - bats, balls, photos, caricatures. Lots to look at. Great place to eat after seeing a spring training ball game. Can be a bit noisy though, but makes it a good place to bring kids to or a large group. Be sure to make a reservation or you may have a long wait. Ribs are always great!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The broasted chicken and mashed potatoes were the best! Loved the Cheese bread. Friends had the Pork Chop & a Burger. They also loved every bite!! French fries were too salty and over cooked."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "You could have a romantic dinner if you requested a table off to the side but even if you're not looking for that... the decor and attention from the staff will win you over. Had the mustard crusted salmon and it was fabulous. We've been here several times both in restaurant and bar...equally enjoyable. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Have been going for years. Went for my birthday enjoyed the rainbow trout delish my Bros had whole bbq chicken the other had the trout. We started with the chopped liver appetizer love that so much. For dessert served a chocolate sundae. All in all a great evening as usual."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Brought a friend with me to share this restaurant with him, since it was his first time dining with you, and my second time. We both eschewed our regular diets and took a walk on the wild side by ordering the Baby Back Ribs. "Ummm.....Ummm Delicious"! Flavor - Check! Smokiness - Check, Check! Tenderness - Check! It was all good. Love the flavorful "deli-style" Cole Slaw too! Will be back again that's for sure! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014