Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE
Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE

Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4073630228x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self Parking
A word from Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE
Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!
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Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)notable wine list (60)fit for foodies (50)good for groups (50)romantic (48)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • The best steak ever
    Melinda
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I had the best steak ever, the best mashed potatoes, it was fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steaks in Orlando
    Guru4travel
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Always consistently great steaks and great servicenter. The surf and turf for two at .. $39.99 or person with salad included is a great deal for an excellent dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience.
    Posheats22
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Although many people recommended this restaurant it was a terrible experience for me and 6 of my staff members. We all ordered filets. Everyone of them were not cooked correctly. All the steaks were extremely dry. They brought the steaks back out they were cooked right but no flavor...very odd considering they are known for their steaks. Most of all the sides were luke warm to cold. I complained to the manager he said he would take the filets off. We get our bill and he had taken $20 off instead of the $35 like he said he would. So I asked our server and he takes the check to a manager and brings it back and there was an additional $1 taken off!!! R u kidding me. These people are morons!! Total disappointment. Also had to ask for refills.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Special Occasion
    Grace
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was our first time at Charley's and it did not disappoint. The food and service was outstanding. We ordered the Grouper and the Kansas City strip and both were outstanding. There was an incredible wine selection. This was our first wedding anniversary and they were quick to recognize and provided a complimentary dessert as well. A nice touch and a great steak house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    Dino1424
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Took some clients to Charlie's. Even though we had a reservation we waited 30 minutes for our table. Which isn't the end of the world since some of our party was running late. Unfortunately each person's steak (6 people total) was overcooked. One person's was so well done it had to be sent back. Service was overly friendly, which can be good an bad. Pricing is on par with a steakhouse, but not worth it for well done meat. Maybe it was just bad luck, but I do not plan of visiting again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Debs
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Kc bone in was good. Waiter was a little snippy. Sides were not good. Lobster Mac and cheese and two in the party had grouper. They only took a few bites
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive for the food quality
    Donna
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We went to Charley's on I drive in Orlando for our anniversary. My husband ordered one of their famous steaks and he prefers his steak well done, so, he ordered it medium well. They butterflied it and it turned out dry, even for his taste, but flavorful. I ordered the chicken breast, hollandaise style and thank god I did, because my chicken was so dirt dry I couldn't have eaten a bite of it without the extra sauce I requested. It was so tough I could barely cut it. I think they also need to update the restaurant.. all those creepy old pictures need to go! The service however, was very good. We had a very nice and knowledgable server.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mushroom fondue
    Valentines
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Awesome. Please put it back on the menu or have the servers suggest it as a starter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charley's review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was good, tables were a bit too close together. Waiters were very busy, taking them awhile to wait on everyone and explain the meats etc...
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JP
    LCVistor
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A must for a special occasion when in town. The service and food was well above average. Thank you Walter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific steak dinner
    Gondo
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Wonderful service, very attentive. answered all of our questions about the different cuts of meat (which they bring out for your review). Our steaks were great, as was the mashed potatoes. Tables are a little close together, but that didn't create any real problems.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    BobS
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Good news: Crab cakes were superb - the best I have had outside of Maryland. Asparagus was excellent. Bread very good. A companion said their loaded baked potato was the best he ever had - maybe he doesn't get out much? Rib eye taste was superb. But parts of this were so tough they were very difficult to eat - not OK for $15 rib eye let alone this one for $50. The waiter? Stop lecturing and reciting speeches. Don't tell me you don't bring the bread until later. Don't touch the sample cuts with your hands - and then don't wipe your hands on your pants! Don't leave me with my drink glass dry for long periods of time. And don't be arrogant - neither you nor your restaurant is good enough to merit arrogance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    greatfoodtoeat
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We took our son to Charley's for his 25th birthday and we had a fantastic time. Both the guy's had the Bison and it was awesome. My daughter and I had fish dishes and they were tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fell short
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The cornerstones of a great steak house is a perfect steak flawlessly executed, frankly simple but perfectly prepared absolutely fresh sides, all delivered with attentive yet unobtrusive service. For our recent group outing the steak was spot on, sides flawless, but the service slow and absent attention. While we wanted the chance to visit and talk 3.5 hours was a bit draggy for dinner, taking the steak knives with the salad plate clearance, delivering the steaks in two batches separated by 4 or 5 minute (for a group of 6?), those absent knives sat staring at their steaks, having to track someone down for knives then again for the bill, searching another time for the couple sides which got missed? The auto 18% gratuity cemented never again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service disappointing
    Blazer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was great although high priced. The service was terrible. Drinks were not refilled, had to ask for bread, waiter did not come to check on needs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We try to get to Charley's when we are in Orlando. The steaks are the best we have ever had! Service is top notch, and the desserts are beautifully presented as well as delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great food, big portions and good service from our waiter Steve
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Restaurant
    RaleighHooooooty1
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We live in Raleigh and come to Florida every year or every other year. We always make a dinner reservation at Charlie's and have never been disappointed. Top Notch all the way. This trip we ate at the one on I-drive for the first time. Very Satisfied. Ask for Andrew, excellent waiter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sub par
    jc02viper
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I have been here 3 times, the first time was awesome and the last two were very disappointing. The last time in particular I ordered a steak cooked medium and the filet mignon came out very charred and burnt on the outside and rawl on the inside. I will not be coming back
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  • Excellent
    JudeeVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Outstanding food & service! Pricey, but the quality is top notch & worth the extra bucks! Great special occasion restaurant. Steaks cooked perfectly. Rolls were different & excellent change from typical white bread/rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    In Orlando for a conference and needed a steakhouse for hosting a group of 6. Service was outstanding, drinks and wine were flowing and the steaks were excellent. They have a Bison bone-in ribeye that was the best of the group. Our group enjoyed it so much our customer took a different group back the next night. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We came in for an anniversary celebration. We were pleased but a little disappointed with the lobster not really that good.....service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steak ever
    LenR
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Charley's is my favorite steak house in Orlando, I am always satisfied with the food, the service and the wine.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff
    Bizdiner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    At the beginning our service was great, but after our main entree's arrived they were nowhere to be seen. Waiter forgot one of our desert orders also.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could’ve been better
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    In other words it was good, staff very accommodating, atmosphere wonderful. At the same time I have to take issue with a couple of things that happened during our meal. 3 glasses of wine were ordered, 2 Chardonnays and a Merlot in each case the amount served was far far less then one would expect given the price per glass--did not feel we got what we paid for. The other issue, during the course of the meal, diet coke apparently ran out, and we were told that someone was changing the tank, but a member of my party had to ask 3 times for a refill. One ribeye steak was more fat, then substance, but was good, just wish I had more meat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tale of Two Visits
    Bluebird
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    When we visit Orlando, we always love to eat at Charley's on I-Drive. For the first time, we had a disappointing dinner and reported it to the manager. We requested no freebies or price reduction - just wanted him to know. While my wife's steak was perfection, our house salads were blah, bread was tasteless, and my twin lobster tails were terribly overcooked and dry. We returned a few nights later. This time, they brought us some extra salad dressing on the side which GREATLY improved the house salad, and some butter which also greatly improved the bread. Everything else was great - steak and pork chop. Also, don't miss the portabella mushroom fries with fondue for dipping. Not on the menu, but available as a special appetizer.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sub-par
    beenaround
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our table was less than 6 inches away from another party of 6. The atmosphere was Fake Tiffany lights Old acoustic cieliing tile and in general worn . Our waiter while initially attentive had no help so no water refills no pepper for the salad etc., which would be fine at longhorn but the price tap was Capital grill or Ruth's Chris. The Coke was undrinkable and the waiter removed it but did not replace or question why or remove it from the bill. The salad and the calamari appetizer were OK and the sauce for the Calamari was above average. The Strip steak was tough and even difficult to cut with the dull knives. Absolutely no reason to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Dinner experience!
    JudyO
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Dined at this location for the first to celebrate my birthday and it was perfect! Food was prepared exactly as ordered and the wine list had something for everyone. Best Crème Brulee ever!!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Everything was just great. There was eight of us including an eight month old. The service was amazing. The staff are very professional and accommodating. The food was amazing. One comment that was made " The best steak I have ever eaten". Congratulations we will be back and I would recommend to my friends. Thanks again. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TerBear2VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Delicious. Excellent service. Would definitely eat at other resturants affiliated with your chain. Used part of a coupon for my husbands birthday. That worked out well.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Best steak I ever had and the service and people were great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvin
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We were very pleased with our experience at Charley's Steak House, our waiter Frias was fantastic,they actually show you each cut of meat on on serving tray and will entertain any questions you may have . ( something you would expect at affine steak house. Overall the food was incredible. The deserts were amazing, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak house
    Merkdawg
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Some of the best steaks we have had. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. He gave good recommendations for an appetizer and wine. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AUsome
    AUsome
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food great, wine great, service wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccible Service, Great food
    20thAnniversaryVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our service was impeccable. Khan and his staff were the best. The manager was very professional and truly took care of our needs. We were celebrating out 20th wedding anniversary and the staff was great in acknowledging our celebration. Thank you to the Charley's staff for making our evening one we will always remember.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steak
    Lisa
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We had a table of 14. Each of us ordered a different cut of steak and everything was excellent. When we ordered our appetizers, the chef surprised us with 2 complimentary tuna tar tar. Excellent food, wine and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Celebrations
    Anne
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Husband and I visited to celebrate our anniversary and had a lovely evening. Food was delicious and ample. Service was great, too!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We are locals in the area and found Charley's to be not warming to locals but tourist was there main focus.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous meal
    Manth
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had been to Charley's twice before on our holiday 2 years ago and thought we'd give it another try and were so glad we did! It was an amazing evening with beautiful food and a brilliant attentive waiter called Dave A! Wish there was somewhere this good in UK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood & Steaks
    EasyE
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My wife and I love seafood and always have a wonderful dinning experience, includes ambiance, service and fresh delicious food. The Lobster Mixed Grill entree is a medley of lobster, shrimp, salmon and scallops, a must have. The Ultimate Surf & Turf for Two is an excellent choice, for the best of both worlds. The Open Pit Fire Grill creates an amazing flavor. The entire staff, the valet, servers and managers provide excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.