Don & Charlie's
Don & Charlie's

Don & Charlie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.donandcharlies.com/
  • Phone: (480) 990-0900
  • 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
247 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (129)special occasion (117)fit for foodies (113)good for groups (107)hot spot (57)notable wine list (40)vibrant bar scene (40)kid-friendly (35)romantic (23)late-night find (13)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best spot for out-of-town guests
    WorldDiner
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    November starts the season when people begin to visit Scottsdale, and Don & Charlies is my #1 spot to take people for dinner. It is fun and unique, the food is outstanding, the service is impeccable, and the restaurant treats you the way you should be treated when you step out for a fine dining experience. Don and Charlies never disappoints, and many of my guests insist upon eating there every time that they visit. The restaurant has become a tradition in our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delivers!
    Tempe3
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We always enjoy our meal at Don & Charlie's. Going earlier, on a weeknight, was great, just a little quieter than usual. The food, to us, is always consistently delicious! The baby back ribs are the best we have found anywhere. We splurged on the Gold Brick ice cream dessert, splitting it between the 3 of us, it was so refreshing. Service was outstanding. This was always our special place to celebrate with our family, and it will continue to be special to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience, service is fast, food great!
    Poochini
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The staff is very friendly and efficient. The food is varied, served hot and very tasty. The wine list is comprehensive with much variety. The experience is well worth makng reservations in advance. Definitely a five star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket list restaurant!
    PAKR
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    If you want to see nostalgic sports memorabilia in a historic landmark, this is your place! Millions of autograph sports memorabilia are the backdrop of your dining experience. It truly is a gem of a place to visit more the once. Bring friends and family and you'll have a great experience. Haven't even begun to talk about the food, but that is another reason to go to Don and Charlie's. So much to pick from and meets everyone's palate. Superb steak selection, wonderful fish options, great pork chops, chicken and pasta. Au gratin potatoes are to die for. And you have to save room for dessert. Choose the creme brûlée, it is the best in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • History
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This place is filled with more sports memorabilia than I have ever seen anywhere. It is a large restaurant and noisy. The steak was deemed excellent, ribs just ok, fried chicken good. Meals include choice of coleslaw or soup and one side dish potato or broccoli. Good rye bread. Deserts are made in house and the chocolate cake and banana cream pie were good (HUGE portions). Not a place I would visit again though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don & Charlie's - Past It's Time?
    Picayune
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A landmark on Scottsdale's casual-upscale dining scene for over 30 years, Don & Charlie's may have seen its day at this point...while the millions of dollars worth of sports memorabilia with which the restaurant's interior is festooned (literally from floor to ceiling) certainly provides interest, many will find the dark, low-ceilinged space to be oppressive and unappealing. Similarly, the decibel level of the clamor on a busy evening is beyond raucous, rendering dinner conversation nearly impossible. Service is very good, but sadly, as with far too many other relatively expensive eateries, the uniform standard of the appearance of the servers has been lowered to allow piercings, tattoos, etc., which some diners will find to be off-putting, especially with a menu offering a mediocre rack of ribs for nearly $30. In summary, I think this veteran of Scottsdale's culinary may have reached a crossroads, and its proprietor has some decisions to make about the future of his historic restaurant, particularly about how to recapture relevance and build a stalwart future with something more reliable than hundreds of sports chachky's and and thirty-year-old menu.
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  • Always and excellent experience!
    Robert
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Always an excellent experience, from the moment you enter and are greeted by the Host/Hostess, throughout the entire meal. Everything was delicious and with our party of 7, served all at once. Cannot ask for a better time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JIMBLOSKI
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is top notch basic fare.No fancy-smancy epicurean delights, just good quality delicious eats. Cooper-(our waitperson) is super. Neat sports, et al memorabilia adorning the walls and ceilings; speaks to the quality of clientele that this quality invites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service at happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The bartender was very friendly and extremely efficient. Right on top of everything.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrFox
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Love the ribs. Especially the char. The cheese toast was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paulb
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I took my wife for our anniversary. We were treated very well. Donna our server was excellant and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lukinforgoodfood39
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall the food was good but had to wait over thirty minutes to get our table. Not a good way to manage reservations. Very disappointing in this respect.
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  • Great Place
    brianVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Don and Charlie's is a great place for a family dinner or a nice night out with your spouse. We had the rib appetizer (took a few of them home), my wife had broasted chicken (according to her the best she has ever had), I had the bone in ribeye (charred) and we shared a few sides (coleslaw rocks). The rib app was so good we took (2) orders of ribs home with us for sunday football… We had a waitress in training (from Alaska) that did a great job with a little help from her trainer. Keep up the good work… We will be back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dancingdiva
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Ambiance and service rated high, but menu had very few healthy choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time plus birthday
    lovinglife
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were welcomed, led to a great round table for a family birthday celebration. Had a wonderful, efficient waitress who was informative and attentive. Several had fish for the main course which all enjoyed and the coleslaw was a hit. Hope to return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Beat It
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Everything about this place is A+. The ribeye was outstanding and the hot fudge sundae was a great way to end the great meal. Fun place. Looking forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always something new to look at.
    Watanight
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I never had a bad meal The ambiance is just great. I highly recommend this for people looking for a unique spot to dine. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    robertVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of the best restaurants in scottsdale Fantastic beef and cocktails People watchers delight A true chicago steakhouse Superb service always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • azanneVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed our evening. Food was served in a timely manner & the staff was very efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rib heaven
    NickVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    if your looking for the best ribs in town, this is it. it does not matter ribs, steak, or chicken are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mom/sons
    ILAZWIDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Took our 88 yr old mother--first time for her. She loved it Loved the ribs. We had an enjoyable evening at a great restaurant. Food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sports and Food
    starforbram
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food. Amazing sports memorabilia. I must place to eat every time I am in the Phoenix area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    WillNeverReturn
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our dinner at Don and Charlie's was outstanding. The food was excellent and the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 19th hole
    ILAZWIDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    stopped for cocktails and dinner after golf---great experience. ribs and chicken excellent. recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annual Visit
    FrontofHouse
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Broasted chicken, liver platter appetizer and creamy garlic salad were fantastic. About 25 -30% more than I expected to pay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sports Bar in Scottsdale
    AlawsonVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place was amazing...great food and service (waitress was amazing) but also had plenty of space in the bar for watching your favorite sports.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Besides the food being good, the waitress was great, it's makes dining so much more enjoyable. I have been coming with my friends for many years and will continue to do so. I was taken-a-back that the broasted chicken went up quite a bit, but will continue to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    bripad24VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Another great meal with great service at DCs!!! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    steaks good -ribs very disappointing. Over priced!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • intimate evening
    Datenight
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I spent the early evening at Don and Charlie's enjoying their six before six menu. Jeff, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and the ambiance great. Though surrounded by tables filled with patrons we had a wonderfully quiet evening together. It's a great neighborhood place that happens to attract people from all around the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the service!
    ALMESAVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our server, Cat, couldn't have been more attentive. We were surprised to learn she was new. The manager was checking in at every table to assure a pleasant experience by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JC42VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good food, especially the creamy coleslaw. Always great service and a good place for special occasions and for out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.