About 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!

8255 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 363-0228

Website:
http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet
Self Parking

Executive Chef:
Jose Rodriguez

Private Party Facilities:
Charley’s Steakhouse offers many private dining options. Beautifully appointed private rooms accommodate 10 to 150 guests and a semi-private room will accommodate up to 85 guests. Charley’s outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy Florida weather for up to 120 guests reception style or 80 seated.

Private Party Contact:
Group Events: (877) 757-3832

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Elegant private dining rooms at Charley’s Steak House can be customized for any corporate or social event from 10 to 150 guests. Charley’s outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy Florida weather, accommodating up to 120 guests reception style or 80 seated guests. From unique appetizers to chef driven entrées, an award winning wine list to handcrafted signature cocktails and infused martinis, Charley’s motto is “Who says you can’t have it all!” Our professional team and personalized service set Charley’s apart from any other restaurant in the area.

Contact our Special Events Team: 407.581.3236 · groupevents@tottrg.com

Charley's Steak House I-DRIVE Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Romantic (47)
Business Meals (42)
Worth the Drive (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Notable Wine List (36)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Authentic (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We loved our waiter!! The food was amazing, and everyone was friendly

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·Dined 3 days ago

First time here definitely not my last I did a review on the menu before going in so I kind of already knew what I wanted to order. The presentation of the meat was awesome my waiter did a fantastic job explaining each piece of meat it was just all around A great experience! The food was delicious the service was great what more could I ask for.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve eaten at Charlie’s many times. I was disappointed in tonight’s meal. Our steaks were ordered medium rare and arrived rare. our server seemed to be overwhelmed by too many tables. I’ll be back but this wasn’t their best showing.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

1 1/2 hours is to long for a table of two. We were going to have dessert but couldn’t stand any more brain damage with the wait.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Ironically we all had fish . Very expensive and everything is A La Carte. Great dinner on an expense account or special occasion.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

James and the entire staff from the managers to hostess were great

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a wonderful meal and great service, fantastic desserts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We all enjoyed special cocktails.
Wine availability a little sparse however the suggested wines were good.
Food was prepared as ordered and sides were tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

way too crowded and seemed liked they overbooked...i mean busy is fine but having to wait 45 minutes when you book a reservation two months ago is akin to olive garden not the “top independent steakhouse in america”....would rather visit mortons, capital grille etc at least they know how to manage their reservations....gaggle of a hundred people waiting to be sat when i walked in...steak was good but whole ordeal took four hours!!!!!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I would not even recommend this restaurant. Made our reservations 4 weeks in advance. They seat 5 of us in a booth so tight we had to ask to be moved. They stuck us on the patio (a little cold)... and WE had to turn on the heaters ourselves. Waiter was no good at all. We had to ask for EVERYTHING. Steaks we ordered medium and came RAW. No salt and pepper on table...drink refills were slow to come and food was cold. Manager came out and knocked our bill down which did us no good at all because we had purchased a promo for $100 get $25 free...(They called us the week before reservation with offer) so just got a credit back on the card. Steak comes with salad but everything else is extra...and expensive! Save your money and go somewhere else....They cater to big parties and us little groups get shoved into corner!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

33 yr anniversary

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this restaurant. My husband and I go every time we come to Orlando. We have never had a bad experience.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was great! It was a surprise dinner for my husband. The restaurant did great to keep it a surprise. Our waitress was amazing!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, great food & service. Lots of steak options & seafood options also. Just a bit pricey, but worth the treat once in a while or while on vacation.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We are on vacation in Orlando. According to my husband it was the BEST steak he has ever had. Throughly enjoyed our meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

carne discreta servizio medio prezzo alto dei vini complessivamente va bene ma c’è di meglio per il prezzo totale

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good. That’s all I have to say about that

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

if you want to try a steakhouse in Orlando this would be it...ooh and try their whiskey also its fantastic...thanks for a great evening

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Celebrated our wedding anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Staff and management took great care of my wife and family. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We loved our experience, the steak and wine were phenomenal.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My wife and I go every year to celebrate our anniversary and absolutely love it there.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Charley’s on I drive has been our favourite restaurant for years, however our experience on Tuesday left us very disappointed.

1) I asked for a sparkling water, only to be told they’d sold out! How can a restaurant of this size sell out of sparking water. And there’s a seven eleven across the street, surely Someone could at least go buy some from there so that customers are able to drink What they ask for!

2) at the bar there was only 1 person serving a full bar so she was so rushed I got half a glass of cosmopolitan rather than a full one.

3) the server in the dining room was looking after way too many tables and could not possibly attend to everyone as required. My husband and I had to pour every drink ourselves. I’m not saying we can’t do that but when you pay $800 for a meal out with wine you expect the service to be better than that! Our server disappeared for 10-12 minutes at one point leaving everyone in the restaurant needing his assistance the second he walked back in, so we waited 20 minutes for a bottle of water!

4) I ordered lobster and their “special of the day “ a 1lb Madagascar shrimp!! At a cost of $25. It seriously cannot have weighed more than 4oz. Although it was very tasty, unlike the lobster, which was inedible! It was so dry our server had to use a steak knife to remove it from the shell and use a sawing action to remove it! Therefore resulting in cracked shell all over my plate!

5) I ordered truffle butter as it’s my favourite side that they offer in Charley’s and perfect with the lobster. When it arrived at the table it was as frozen as ice cream and not at all suitable to be served. Our server did take it away and brought it back completely melted.

We have come away very disappointed and feel the price we paid does not reflect the experience we received. next time we will likely look for an alternative restaurant. I would go back and give Charley’s another shot in the hope it was a one off and maybe just short staffed on the night.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great tasting steaks that cannot be beat. The service was excellent also and the food was prepared perfectly as ordered. It is a great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Never disappoints. Great food, kudos to the men manning the grill! They do not receive the respect they deserve & it’s their expertise that makes the meal & the servers look good. We will continue to visit every time we’re in Orlando!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

If you see a special deal on open table, be sure to mention it to your server. We got a significant savings on our surf & turf (filet mignon & lobster tail) on New Year's Eve because we asked.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very expensive for the food quality, the waiter works as a salesman and for the tips but the quality of the food is not enough to expend that much money.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The best steakhouse ever! There wasn’t one thing to complain about. From beginning to end, our waiter Matt was phenomenal, the salad, bread, our steak, everything was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were in Florida just for the night and wanted dinner somewhere classy. We had about 5choices, but not everyone had reservations available for New Years Eve; So happy we chose Charley’s! Will definitely dine with Charley’s again if we’re in Orlando!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Top Notch steaks that you can literally taste the citrus wood used on the grill.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner with a party of eight. This is a must visit whenever we are in Orlando. We had flown some special wine with us from California and the champagne and white was immediately taken from us to keep chilled until serving. Service, as always, was friendly and attentive. Several of our guests (friends of our daughter) had never eaten at a steakhouse of this caliber and said the steaks were the best they had ever had. There is something about that citrus wood that adds a subtle, unique flavor. Cauliflower - amazing, bread - awesome. Recommend without reservation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What an experience. The biggest, most tender slab of succulent beef that I have ever tasted. Excellent service. Comfortable booth. What more could you ask for from a steak house?

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best steak, best scallop appetizer, and the best customer service ever!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pricey but well worth it. Manager came by table to make sure everything was great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My family and I had gone to one of the area hotels for a ice sculpture exhibit. It was very cold at the event and so we weren't really dressed for an upscale dinner, but opted to go ahead. We were greeted warmly and felt welcomed by everyone. Kahn and his team did an outstanding job through the entire meal. The food was outstanding! See you again soon!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I used to frequent Charley's on Orange Blossom Trail, which was the original location. We were heartbroken when they closed; heartbroken because of the nostalgia.
We were hesitant to try the Charley's I-Drive location, fearing it wouldn't be the same and too 'touristy'.
We we VERY pleasantly surprised by the entire experience at I-drive! Same awesome quality, much better neighborhood, and we had a fabulous celebration of life!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is our second time visiting Charley's as a family and once again we have enjoyed everything. From the vast wine selection to the beef presentation. Plus, the staff does everything to answer your questions and provide very good service. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I go every 2 months cause that is a place I enjoy to eat at steak is never over or under cooked its always perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was on point as usual.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As usual, the service was excellent and the meal was out of this world. Had the filet and lobster special with the grilled aspargrus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our experience at Charley’s was just fantastic. I confess I didn’t have great expectations, because I thought it was just one more of those chain restaurants. I was utterly wrong. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. Mr. Don attended us flawlessly. We ordered fried mushrooms as a starter, as a suggestion of Mr. Don himself) (the mushrooms were the star of the night in our opinion) and shared a 24 ounce Wagyu Ribeye. A fine bottle of Spanish Rioja Reserva Red Wine escorted our meal. I totally recommend this restaurant. Thank you for the great Xmas Eve my family and I had. We’ll definitely come back!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I dont write many reviews, but this place is amazing. From the time we valeted the car to we left. 100% amazing. I had the gator (first time) and the Waygu steak. Life changing. Seriously. The best steak I have ever had. Excellent in every way.

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