Don & Charlie's
Don & Charlie's

Don & Charlie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.donandcharlies.com/
  • Phone: 4809900900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm Sundays 5pm to 9pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Barbecue
  • 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: 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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Don & Charlie's reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (122)special occasion (113)good for groups (86)fit for foodies (84)kid-friendly (40)hot spot (38)vibrant bar scene (33)notable wine list (29)romantic (22)late-night find (13)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good food not fancy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Don and Charlie's is the place for good food that reminds you of your home city if that city is Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, etc. It isn't haute cuisine, but it is all good and recognizable. The Chopped Liver is great and the ribs are just what babybacks should be. The Goldbrick Sundae is a fine way to top off the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    cclark
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is great! The chicken & ribs were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • duffer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Highly recommend the restaurant. Diverse menu and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    barbarry92
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    First time, love the ribs and rib eye, service was fantastic,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    Danno
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Don and charlies is a chicago place. The wedge salad is great. If you like char steaks and my wife does, this is the place. I had the pork chop, it was dry, It happens. Plenty of food, no one left hungry. Our reservation time was kept, the waiter was prompt, the place is clean. You won't be embarrassed taking freinds or clients. It was very affordable. The sports memorbilia is impressive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Don and Charlie's is still good hits the spot for ribs. Service was very good and the food is always consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Always Great
    RuthinAZVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Although there are many red meat offerings, I love the trout, which was cooked perfectly. My husband got the ribs and as always, they were delicious. Our dining partners had the ribs, a different kind, and the skirt steak and everyone was exceptionally happy with their choice. The cole slaw comes 2 ways and if you're not sure which one you like, you can get a little of both. The bread is crusty. Service is always friendly and attentive. This is a place we come back to often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just so-so tonight
    BobLoblawVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great service but slow kitchen for a Sunday night before 7.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MOB1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As alwAys, the food was outstanding. A wonderful evening with friends
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Fran
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After hearing all the hype about how great it was, we were very disappointed in the food. Although the menu pricing was acceptable for entrees other than steak, the steak prices were very high. We ordered the baby back ribs with a char, they came very dry without much meat. The pork chop was tasteless but moist and the 16 oz NY Strip with garlic topping (George Wills style?) was very dry and not worth the money we paid for it. Hot fudge sundae was grainy. Overall, I would not recommend and we will not return.
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  • A Scottsdale Institution
    suzcruz
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Don and Charlie's is most definitely a Scottsdale institution - the ASU football team eats dinner here every week before their Saturday home games. The broasted chicken, steaks with char crusts and pork chop are not to be missed! They also serve the absolute best au gratin potatoes I have EVER eaten! The cheese toast is also so good. Plan to wear an elastic waistband and be served some really good - not fussy - food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don & Charlies
    9100
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    food and service was excelent and served at the right temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great
    budandmargVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have been going to Don and Charlie's for 30 years....and...have ALWAYS had a great meal. The food is just the BEST..good quality and prepared so well. Love ALL the people who work there....including Don...they make you feel so welcome. If you order a steak or roast beef medium rare....it comes out medium rare. All the time. How great is that? Their early bird has such good things on it...reasonab;y priced. Great cole slaw, great bar b q sauce on chicken and ribs...I could go on and on. Truly one of our VERY favorite restaurants...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    JimS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I were waited on by JEFF and the service was outstanding and made the experience even more pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with excellent service.
    janethebrit
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating our 35th anniversary but did not advertise the fact. Food quality was very good - their chopped liver is truly excellent, and my husband really enjoyed his selection of ribs. Portions are very large, and leftovers were plentiful. The restaurant was busy but we never felt rushed, quite the reverse. At end of our entrees our server inquired if we were celebrating a special occasion, and then insisted on boxing up a free dessert for us to take home. We will definitely return....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always, ALWAYS delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been coming to Don & Charlie's for years and have never been disappointed. The food is, well, I should say the full rack of baby back ribs, always the best! We have only had 1 meal, over the years, that wasn't the ribs!!! Things have changed, for sure. No longer do we get the complimentary plate of chopped liver & carrots & onions with the crackers & butter, only the crackers & butter are on your table. Cole Slaw comes with the rib dinner & baked potatoes, salad is now an additional cost rather than a substitution for coleslaw. BUT STILL, we haven't found ribs anywhere else to compare! Friends who do order other entrees, rave about the taste. This is one of our favorites for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    favritedining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been frequenting this restaurant for several years. Never disappoints. Great food; perfect presentation, and outstandingly friendly service. Reservation always prompt and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheWen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always have the prime rib and even though I get the end cut, it is super tender and delicious! My son loves the spicy chicken and ribs. This is a comfortable environment where you feel like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Chicago Style Restaurant
    Doc1VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This restaurant features the Best of Carson's and L Woods in Chicago. For those Midwest transplants who seek the food and nostalgia of Chicago this is the place. The pictures on the wall are L Woods, the Barbeque is Carson's and the waiters are friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Than A Sports Bar
    hkkippy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My daughter, son in law and granddaughter recently took my wife here for her birthday. Everything was first rate and it's one of our favorite restaurants. It is a hot spot for both sports fans and foodies. I strongly recommend Don and Charlie's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Special Occasion
    dps9100
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoyed our birthdays at one of our favorite restaurants and as usual, it was great!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sports enthusiasts only
    Jeevers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I stepped out to the restroom for two minutes, came back to the table where my steak was waiting. My wife was given the opportunity to cut into her steak to verify it was cooked to her liking; I wasn't. My was well done rather than medium. I would have like to have sent it back, but I didn't want to wait any longer. The crust on the steaks is pretty sub-standard too.
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  • Somewhat disappointed
    Lookn4goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Visiting PHX area on business, and use Open Table to find local restaurants. While service was excellent (Thank you Kesha) I was disappointed in the food. Nothing wrong, but was expecting more than average due to the reviews given. Wedge was large. prime rib and potatoes were average. Table was in the bar area. Lucky it was overcast or the sun coming thru the glass doors would have blinded me. Would not use this table during daylight hours.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Herseyskiss
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Your place was to say the least, outstandably enjoyable. The lady that waited on us was very well worth her tip, I will be back with my brood as well. Thank you so much for the fantastic meal and great atmosphere. Sincerely your customer always, Toni Wolters
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for the 80's?
    azdiva
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a restaurant in need of a remodel. The outside is unkept, parking is valet or on the street and the inside smells of thousands of meals cooked trapped in the acoustic tiles in the ceiling. Lots of lovely memorable which would look better in a refreshed setting. The food was good, although the chicken dish was obviously cooked in advance, which is not unusual, but it was not well reheated. We had a family event at D & C in the 80's and nothing has changed. Wait staff was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing!
    desert
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've been in the valley for twenty years and have been coming to Don & Charlie's forever. The quality of their food seems to have gone down. Use to tell everyone these were the best ribs in town, not anymore. They didn't have enough service staff working. We had to wait after every course for silverware, napkins, sauce, and had to ask for water. Also they squished our party of six at a very small table so our plates were on top of each other and everyone was elbow-to-elbow. We use to love this place, and would always bring out of town guests here. We were so disappointed in this last visit. Don't know if we will be back anytime soon?
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steakhouse landmark
    DaveKanFoodies
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Never a bad meal. A local landmark & favorite. Service the best in town.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the Best
    AnnOVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of my favorite's in the Valley. Don and Charlies makes the best Cosmo around. They have a couple of different menu's Bar menu, 6x6 menu, original menu....I haven't found 1 thing yet that I didn't like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little loud, but fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant is a little loud for older patrons, but the atmosphere is fun and laid back. The service was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very noisy. Great service. Food was good. Parking can be a challenge. We were there on a Wednesday night.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don & Charlies Rocks
    AlbeeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, great service...all Chicago style! Had a great meal for the second time there...we will be back!
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    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Perfection!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My family and I have been coming here for years and we're always blown away with the quality of their food. The other night was no exception with what had to be the best Prime Rib I've ever had! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sdcameformore
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Patrick and Karina ROCK...heard we were 'celebrating'... Everything about Don&Charlies is special
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family outing
    Aaron13
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent food , great service, loved the server. Great for sports nuts
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our table was ready and waiting--hostess staff very friendly. Our server Jeff was outstanding! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and all of our requests were met or exceeded. One of our guests is visiting us from out of State and had not been to Don & Charlie's before--he was very impressed with all aspects of our evening's dining--his request is to be sure and take him there again next time he is in town. Thanks for the GREAT job celebrating my husband and my sister's birthdays!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CaryVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been going to Don & Charlie's for years and it has always remained consistent. The ribs are excellent and always come out exactly as I like them. The best rye bread and chopped liver in Az.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Best ever ribs and steak.
    MABMAB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I were former very satisfied customers so this was our treat for our GRANDdaughter and her husband. She is a Cubs fan (me too) while her GRANDfather and husband are Sox fans. The food was so excellent it didn't matter. GRANDdaughter rated her parmesan crusted steak the best she had ever eaten. Her husband chose the house favorite dry ribs and he rated them the best he had ever eaten. Looks like this is our new "go to" place when we treat them. The gratis birthday treat was excellent and huge. Chris was our waiter.
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    special occasion
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  • Fit for a queen
    QueenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love baseball...love the food....love Don and Charlies!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iconic Phoenix Dinner Spot
    CRStewart
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Don & Charlie's is a go-to anytime my family has something special to celebrate. The steaks and seafood are flavorful and cooked to perfection. This is a unique place for sports fans, steak fans, and anyone who enjoys an amazing meal with impeccable service!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    RuthinAZVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband had the Charred Ribs which he loves and I tried the shrimp with garlic. It was delicious but you MUST love garlic as it had more garlic than I've ever seen in a dish. They offer deli style and creamy style cole slaw, and we each LOVE the one we always choose. The rye bread they serve is the best in the valley. Service was great and it's always fun to read the walls of sports memorabilia.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate