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
235 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)special occasion (123)fit for foodies (93)good for groups (93)hot spot (44)kid-friendly (40)vibrant bar scene (35)notable wine list (29)romantic (22)great for lunch (12)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 9/28/2014 Dinner
    Craig
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We entertained 2 guests that flew into town for dinner and I mentioned that we would treat them to an original Chicago chop house. Everything was great until our entrees arrived. We ordered a full slab of ribs (Charr Slab), Bone-in Rib Eye, regular Rib Eye and the 16 ounce Prime Rib. The Prime Rib was overcooked as well as the Bone-In Rib Eye. Our Service was great, unfortunately, our guests suffered the marginal meals. Even though I picked up the tab ($385), I'm not so sure our guests will want to return?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointment
    herbodocVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    have noticed,over the years,that the food quality has deteriorated and the prices have become top tier. I doubt if we will go back. Chargin g 6.95 fort the formerly accompanying chopped liv er is disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Over all a good experience. We went for restuarant week. I would go again to check out the other thinks on the menu. Wait staff are very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a Baseball Fan
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lots of memorabilia. Like a museum plus wonderful food and excellent service. A fun place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun dinner
    Jasmin10VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    You can't even get around to see all the awesome items on display. Too cool for sure if you love sports. Dinner was good, service was ok, but very loud and hard to enjoy a conversation at your table. But fun stop for sure.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining for any event
    easynifty
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent food, attentive service, and overall great time. The food is great and such a selection. Our party enjoyed very attentive, personal service and the food was wonderful. We had leftovers that were boxed up for us and placed in a carry home package and able to enjoy the memories through food the following day. This was a birthday celebration and the guest of honor had never been to this establishment - I believe she will go again in the future. I have been several times and recommend this establishment to others who have reported back to me that they have enjoyed the same quality service and wonderful food selections as we enjoy during out visits. This is a true attestation that the quality is consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Religious experiance
    junkman
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We decided to take advantage of the Rosh Hashanah menu. From the two types of chopped liver great motza ball soup,3 delicious choice of main course to wonderful honey cake. It was a very enjoyable and memorable evening. Thanks Don , Austin and Phil.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and excellent food
    Cjcurcio
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a great waitress, Christine, she made the dinng experience fantastic. The food was what we've come to expect at don and Charlie's, excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Restaurant
    Tchnaz
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Don and Charlie's has delicious food and large portions. Great ribs and salmon. A bit noisy, but better if you go earlier in the evening. Generally the service is good, but on this particular evening our server was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and sporty atmosphere
    Lantana
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Don & Charlie's is loaded with enough baseball memorabilia to make a fan happy but we go for the food. Warning: portions are large! I had the trout which was wonderful. My son had prime rib and didn't talk until he was finished. He also loves their broasted chicken but opted to try something different this visit and was quite pleased. We will be back! BTW, service here is both excellent and well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We think D & C's has the highest quality, best tasting food in the valley. This is really our favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Baseball and Great food
    Dtini
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Don and Charlies is the place to go for baseball lovers, and great food, the service is outstanding the food really good. when you pack it all together it equals a must go experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual
    Code3pro
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Don & Charlie's is a Phoenix (albiet Scottsdale) institution, and remains so because of their impeccable service and outstanding food. It has captured the unique atmosphere of serving high quality comfort food while maintaining an air of class and history that doesn't exude pretension or snobbery. In recent dines, I've had all iterations of their ribs, Parmesan-encrusted New York steak, both cole slaws and a creme brulee' that was one of the best I have had. Additionally, the enormous amount of A-grade sports memorabilia can't be missed. I am not a baseball fan, but even I am always in awe of what's on the walls. This is a don't-miss spot when in Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    Valleygirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was restaurant week, do they were extremely busy. It seemed like they had meals plated in advance as our ribs were a bit tough, and the artichoke dip had crusted over like it was under a heat lamp for quite some time. Overall, nice restaurant, but we won't be back for quite some time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don & Charlie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Solid, all the way around. A Phoenix area institution.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoke1722
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Cheri was our server and made for a great night. We had friends that visited for the first time and all came away raving. I travel quite a bit and always look forward to our nights out at Don and Charlie's. I recommend it to all friends and business acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pjasr
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The entire Memorabilia Experience was right up my alley. The food was great , but We were told We shouda had da Ribs. Next time...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NO MIS-STEAKS
    averagejoe
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best steak I have ever had in my life. Always an enjoyable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food not fancy
    easyeats
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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.
  • Ribs are great
    Chop
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always great food. The ribs are the best in town. Service is excellent and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.