Don & Charlie's
Don & Charlie's

Don & Charlie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.donandcharlies.com/
  • Phone: 4809900900x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Don & Charlie's reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (118)special occasion (116)good for groups (80)fit for foodies (77)kid-friendly (37)hot spot (35)vibrant bar scene (32)notable wine list (26)romantic (20)late-night find (13)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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?
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    RuthinAZ
    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
  • Great meal at Don & Charlie's
    winebill
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening out
    azsunshinz4
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed Don & Charlie's very much. The Wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience but we'll be back.
    Bubba
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    iluvfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continuing a fine tradition.
    HRM42
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whyg
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don & Charlies
    ABCD
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    QueenVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is always excellent at Don and Charlies! I have dined here for years! Friendly people along with great ribs, Don's way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real favorite!
    reserve7
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent service and delicious food. Always a favorite for special occasions and for bringing out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Never had a bad meal here. Service, food & atmosphere is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chicken
    NickVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    saradipity
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak
    CarrieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    JimS
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The macadamia incrusted Halibut is excellent piece of fish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dave
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sports memorabilia!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate with friends
    Emmaredhead
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed!
    Robert
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a regular. Everything about the dining experience is excellent. The service is great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate