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
239 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (132)special occasion (122)fit for foodies (103)good for groups (94)hot spot (48)vibrant bar scene (39)kid-friendly (38)notable wine list (35)romantic (22)late-night find (12)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • good place for dinner w/friends
    Thomas
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The atmosphere is casual, the noise level does not discourage table conversation and the food and service are always great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    MorrisogVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love all of the Chicago touches, being from Chicago. Ribs are great. We sat in the bar for the first time, but sat in a booth. Au gratin potatoes are awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ribs are the best in down and you have to follow it up with a hot fudge sundae. Loving eating there. It had been waaaaay too long since our last visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • shebeme
    shebeme
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the noise level was so loud it was hard to have a conversation at our own table and the music was very loud! our table was served later than other tables of guests who arrived later than we and had ordered after us...one party left before we even got our meal and they were seated a good half hour after we were...that was very disconcerting! our server told us the kitchen was backed up due to a party of 16, please!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don and Charlies
    ScottsdaleStoo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great neighborhood style restaurant. The food is very good and the staff has always been exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ribs ever!
    QueenVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been frequent diners at Don and Charlie's for years. The food is great as is the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Visit
    MargetAnn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've had 3 visits to Don & Charlie's....one was extremely disappointing on a Christmas Eve when the wait staff and front desk were very rude. We tried them again on another occasion and found the food and staff very good. Our last visit on 10/16/14 was okay. Service was great but the food was not on par with the previous visits. It's still a good eatery but will try other spots for our Phoenix visits.
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  • Upbeat Atmosphere
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wandered over from Scottsdale Fashion Mall for drinks and a bite to eat after doing some errands, on a Wednesday evening. Lounge was packed with a lively group. Food was good as usual, and although super busy, we got decent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great standard
    rxmarilynrxVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Never disappointing; always exceptional service and good food! A great choice for all; satisfying for all appetites; a place you cant go wrong
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JanetVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    love this restaurant, especially when taking first timers here. they are amazed at the "decorations"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for dinner
    CFNOBIS
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I selected this place due to the comments people made about the ribs and chicken so we decided to try it. The place is very dated but it gives it that old time charm. The place was packed and the service was fantastic. They gave us their garlic cheese bread free as this was our first time here. I ordered the chicken and my wife ordered the ribs. Both were really good. We enjoyed our time here and will be back when returning to Scottsdale,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too noisy
    relaxingVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    what happened to the patio? restaurant too noisy, bar area better to talk to each other
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again
    thedaleteam
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Well it has been about 5 yrs since we were there. Something we were not satisfied with back then. not sure what it was. After several people telling us how great it was, we decided to give it another try. ( It use to be our favorite place back in the 80's and 90's. We were pleasantly surprised at how amazing it was. We had mouth watering Ribs and the 16 oz rib eye, complete with mashed potatoes, amazing rye bread, cole slaw to die for and a waitress that just could not do enough for us( Copper) she said she has been there 21yrs and her service sure showed that. It is now our new favorite place, all the way down from Ftn. Hills.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Best restaurant experience we've had in a long time. The service was great--our waiter did everything he could to make sure we were happy, and food was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    maremare
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We can always count on a great meal and fantastic service. We just recommended D & C to two couples in visiting from CA. They asked for the best restaurant in Scottsdale and Don and Charlie's headed the list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margot
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A bit old, but a landmark so to speak Some of the smells in the restaurant, bar area, need looking into, kind of musty. Food was good and plentiful. Pricing on the higher side for a glorified sports hang out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than positive experience
    foody
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    1. server wore not gloves and touched our take out fries. 2.chicken sandwich only bun and piece of chicken. 3. once initial bread gone no refill 4. not offered pepper for coleslaw 5. carry out cole slaw- server not ask which type. bought creamy. told him no taste. told us to add other things.server miffed when wanted other type. 6. server pushed text club. asked for email info never brought it.
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  • the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    if your looking for the best ribs, don and charlie"s is the best. they also have double baked potatoes that are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had better meals there.
    Janifer
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Have had better meals there in the past. Not enough attention to food quality or service. Disappointing this visit. Long wait times and the server did not come back to check on the food quality. We have been to this restaurant many times and have always had great food and service. Unfortunately, Friday night did not meet our expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again
    Baseballjunkie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great prime rib again, and an amazed first timer guest...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • Deborah
    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
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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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    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
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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
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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
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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
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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.