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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
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had family in town and went to Don and Charlie's after D-Back's game. Great ambiance with all the collectibles and fantastic food (as usual). Broasted Chicken with a half rack of ribs was fantastic - enough to split. Had a child in the group and the kid's menu had great offerings"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed Don & Charlie's very much. The Wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Patrick was our server (have been served by him many times in the past). Something happened towards the end of our evening ... we were paying the bill when the floor manager took Patrick aside by the emergency door next to our table and they had a long discussion. Believe Patrick got so far behind that we waited (without our credit cards beside Patrick just picked them up when the floor manager summoned him) and for close to an hour the four of us sat there with no food (we finished our meal ... no drinks ... no water refills ... no nothing). Patrick said he was slammed and had a problem with the bill and a new "system". We were there 3 hours total ... just that last hour messed up the evening. Not happy but we'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This visit was a complete surprise to me. My son and his family came to AZ to see us and wanted to take me out for my birthday. It was spectacular. My grandsons and I are really big baseball fans so this was the perfect spot. The food and atmosphere were great. This is a dinner I will never forget."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "D&C isn't a full on special occasion restaurant but it is certainly special and one my family looks forward to. Be it the ribs (Don's way) or 12oz Prime Rib or Spicy Broasted Chicken (usually one of these and another to go for latte night or next day snacks) for me burger or filet for wife and Mac&Cheese for son... None are a miss. Its great food, not always fancy food, but certainly good enough that we enjoy planning it in once every month or so. The decor makes it great for first timers looking to enjoy Don's vast collection or a regular looking to spot something new for the first time. Always a treat."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you want great steaks or ribs, this is definitely one of the best places in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area to dine. In addition, this steak and chop house also does a very decent job on their broasted chicken and fish dishes, all of which we have tired at least once. The side dishes, baked, french fried, or mashed potatoes, or broccoli, will not disappoint fine food enthusiasts. Over the years, we have never had a complaint about the food or the very efficient wait staff. While waiting for your food, you can play a game of attempting to figure out the value of the sports memorabilia displayed on every square inch of wall and ceiling space - a slight hint, it is slightly less than the national debt."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been coming to Don & Charlies since it opened under the Carson's name. I love the ribs; however, I am very unhappy about the exorbitant upcharge for a salad. Originally, you had a cole slaw or salad option. Now you are charging nearly $5 more for a salad. I hate cole slaw & refuse to pay this gouging upcharge. I come to your restaurant less infrequently because of this."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great collection of sports memorabilia, reminiscent of the "shop houses" fro the Midwest. Wide array of entree choices, service was great, our waitress was very friendly, helpful and made it fun. Food was average at best, not a lot of flavor, portions were good sized. We ordered chicken, steak, schnitzel (chicken), and a burger, and the burger was probably the best liked of all the entrees. Overall a nice place for tourists to visit once, especially of they are in the 65+ crowd, as the average age is bit over the norm for summer in Scottsdale. Value was OK as 6 people dined for $250 including 20% tip which included 2 beers each... and yes they serve Old Style for the Cub fans."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food is always excellent at Don and Charlies! I have dined here for years! Friendly people along with great ribs, Don's way!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent service and delicious food. Always a favorite for special occasions and for bringing out of town guests."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal here. Service, food & atmosphere is always top notch!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "as many people know, they have the most outstanding ribs. buy i had the best BROASTED CHICKEN ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is amazing, the best chicken ever."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is a regular. Everything about the dining experience is excellent. The service is great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Onion rings were awsome, but ribs were dry and without flavor, and very didappointing.callamari were good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Pleasant. Accomodating. Worthwhile Dining Experience. Relaxing Atmosphere. Fun Memorabilia."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " 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
  • "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