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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4.7

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
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Good for a Date (54)
Business Meals (46)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Authentic (21)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
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Disabled Access (2)
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People Watching (2)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Out of this world pork chops, incredible steak, awesome sides, great service. We visit Charleys about 5 or 6 times a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Every time I come to Orlando I think about going to Charlie steakhouse. Now if your idea of a meal is some kind of organic grain health food vegetarian gluten-free fare stop reading right here. However if you want to genuine prime steak cooked on a woodfired Grill the size of a pick up truck you can't beat Charlie's. The place is elegant with wood paneling and oil paintings like a whole time steakhouse should be. Our server Jane was Pleasant and attentive. Apple crumb pie desert rounded it all off. And the prices are less than I pay at Emerils back home

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Brooke was attentive and helped make my birthday celebration fun.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My absolute favorite restaurant. Best food and service every time. I thoroughly enjoy every experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Please put some chairs in the waiting area so people can be comfortable waiting for a table. Great food I'm there 2x a month

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Their food is amazing! The service was awesome with Ivan, who also speaks Spanish for our friends last night... we enjoyed a lot!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We celebrated my parents 50th Anniversary. It was a very pleasant night. Meat is great and so is the service. Complimentary valet parking is also a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. My only negative was that it was loud. I had trouble having a conversation with a person across the table from me.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our wait staff was great. Our meal wasn't. I most likely won't go back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was great as well as atmosphere. We ordered draft beer that came out warm. Server apologized and we picked a different beer. We ordered medium well filet steak and half of steak was rare. Didnt want to say anything else to server. This is second time i have been to charleys and the steaks were undercooked. Very dissapointed considering we like the restaurant.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Terrible do not bother. Lobster tail was rubbery. Steak was bad and crab meat tasted old

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

They had no trouble accommodating our table of 8 and our server was a very pleasant and knowledgeable one. The food was out of this world and prepared exactly as described. We didn't save room for dessert but we ordered a few anyways and they were incredible. I would highly recommend Charley's for steak lovers especially!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2017

For many years Charley's at International Drive was one of my favorite steak houses anywhere. Last visit turned to be somewhat disappointing. Service was not excellent from the greeter, bar tender and waiter as before. "Family size" sides were individual sized.
Steaks still good though.
Hopefully training and side dishes will be improved.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We all visited the establishment with 14 people and were VERY disappointed.
First the server told us the seafood platter is $39/per person and he said two people is enough as appetizer for the three of us at one end of the table. Then when the check came he charged us $259??? He said he never said that and four of us heard that, we all said we heard you.

Then three of our meals were not cooked properly. I was the host and ordered a filet 8 oz medium. it arrived raw, and I asked for medium, and then 8 minutes later? It arrived well done??? And i was the host paying the bill and had NO dinner. My wife sent back her meal as it also was not cooked well at all. My regional sales manager received beef tartare that had veins and nerves showing, also sent back. Needless to say we were MOST disgusted and VERY disappointed. Then to make it really awful they added 22% gratuity??? This is UNACCEPTABLE.

We will never return to this establishment. I was so embarrassed for my clients.
the management did not want to hear anything we said or asked.
TERRIBLE RESTAURANT.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Nice restaurant but grossly overpriced. My Kansas City steak had a lot of gristle and my wife's had a large tendon running its length.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Wow was dinner a disappointment. Lots of issues...one steak overcooked, forgot the creamed kale, had to ask multiple times for another round, beer bottles routinely sat on the table empty, requested water- never refilled. Server was MIA half the night, obviously busy with other tables. Steak was good but not amazing. I thought this was the best, most famous steak house in town but clearly they have gotten complacent. We spent a lot of money there and I would not go back. Very disappointing client dinner!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Amazing service, Michael was awesome! Food beyond compare! Loved the entire experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

One of our all time favorite steak houses. We go back every time we are in Orlando. Not cheap, but worth it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We had a private dinner in the Congress room. Food, service and Ambience were terrific.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Every time I leave this restaurant I can't wait til my next visit. The food is always great as is the service. Even though we arrived earlier than our reservation, we still were seated when we arrived. I would recommend this location to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Unique, excellent meat (filet and Kansas) with great marinade, wonderful veggies...a pleasure after only nachos, chips hummus in Orlando- no space to try the desserts, sorry!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Great food and wine. The staff was very attentive. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Very nice Restaurant. Presentation of food by waitress was good. Food was exactly how it's described in menu.. reservation was dead on time.. Valet parking was definitely a plus👍👍

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food service and dessert, Valeria is a great server and did an awesome presentation of the steaks and desserts. She an employee that seems she loves her job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Disappointed is the only way to describe my experience. An inattentive waiter who appeared rushed, steaks that tasted like liquid smoke are enough to keep me from ever going there again. Management was pleasant enough and did try to rectify the situation.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2017

One of the best, if not the best steak house I've been to so far. I had the Bison ribeye cooked medium and my taste buds were on cloud 9. Would highly recommend this place to anyone, seasoned or beginner steak eaters. Must warn that it may cost you a pretty penny but quality comes at a price and this was well worth it ! ! ! Even the sides and appetizers were off the charts! ! ! Cudos to the chefs......

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2017

the service was outstanding as was the food. the lobster mac was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The surf and turf for 2 was amazing. Enough food for 3. Lobster Mac and cheese was humongous. Great service by the whole team led by Brooke.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2017

I had a reservation for 5:00, showed up at 4:55 and didn't get seated till 5:15. The two women in the front did not do a good job. I wanted to be seated at 5, that is why I made the reservation. I would understand if they were busy but Thurs. at 5, we were the only ones standing there.

Also, the younger lady that was seating had a bad cold. I would rather not get sick when I go out to eat. She should have stayed home.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Steaks were average in taste and the cuts were not thick so the juices were cooked out of the steaks

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Awesome food, wine and atmosphere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Unbelievable experience filled with amazing food and experienced and fun waitstaff! I consider myself a home steak conisour, who has dabbled quite a bit in steak aging and creating "my" perfect steak experience. Charley's took this to another level and pretty much ruined me and will make me work harder to reach my goal of aging and cooking the perfect steak at home. Flat out loved it!

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Our waitress, Rachel was very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Very nice and causal the best place to eat in Orlando I drove all the way from Ocala to take my husband out for his birthday diner

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Everything was fantastic and our server, Brooke, was very attentive and sweet.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The service is always great! We love this place for special occasions!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We visit Orlando annually for a trade show. Dinner at Charley's is a must. The food, the atmosphere and experience for our customers keep us coming back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I have made this trip to Charley's an annual event for several years now. It used to be fantastic and the past few years has steadily gone downhill. The service was spot on but the food, wasn't. The house salad was old and wilted. My lamb chops way undercooked. The porkchop was overcooked, dry and tough. Definitely not going back. There are plenty of places on International Drive to try instead.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great service ,server eileen was awesome .best steak I ever had . And being from Chicago that's a lot. Can't wait til I come back again

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We have been to Charley's before and every time we come to Orlando we go. The steaks are amazing, as is the service and the waiters knowledge and pride in the food is adds to the experience. The steaks are cooked without chemicals and are high quality meats. Couldn't have been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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