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

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4.7

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4.6

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4.2

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Romantic (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Good for a Date (43)
Business Meals (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Authentic (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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Scenic View (4)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
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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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Many gaps in service - constantly trying to up sell - forgetful. Lack of honesty when recommending items about the cost of the upchatge.
Steaks, Crab cakes and chocolate cake were excellent. Potatoes, mixed veggies and ahi appetizerwere disappointing

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Server was late and did not seem up to snuff. We were early but watched others seated who came later with the same reservation time. We felt unwelcome or unappreciated.

I have eaten at Charley's several other times and it was one of my favorites. Next time I may hit Del Frisco's instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Always enjoy the food and good service. Our recent visit was no exception!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Always delicious!The steaks are incredible, service top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Jane our server was incredible! She guided us through the whole dinning experience....from start to finish! The drinks were incredible & the food was fabulous!!! Can't wait to come back! Thanks for the memories !!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant when visiting Orlando!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2017

No need for appetizers. The portions for dinner are large. The food is well prepared. It's an old time steakhouse. The service was pretty good. Great wine list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The ribeye is delicious and was perfectly prepared. The truffle butter was great on the steak. Also, the fried mushroomso are awesome.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing meal at Charlie's in Orlando. The food was cooked perfectly and the presentation quite impressive. Our waiter was excellent and helpful in assisting us with menu and wine selections. This is a restaurant I hope to visit again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. The Kobe steak was the best day we've ever eaten. Service was incredible and they made the evening very special for us

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This Was excellent, pricey but worth it. Great food, great waiter!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2017

still one of the best steak houses, to bad i have to write a min. of 50 characters as i fell i have already summed it up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food and service always consistently good. Love this place and always try to come here when visiting the Orlando area.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Charley's Steak House is a gem of a restaurant. We had a great meal and the service and the atmosphere were fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2017

An admittedly expensive place where you truly get what you pay for. Dinner starts with salad with an absolutely fabulous house dressing, and plenty of delicious home-baked garlic bread. Most of the steaks are simply huge; since this was the last night of a short getaway, we couldn't take anything home, so we each had the 8-ounce filet, which were cooked as ordered and melt-in-your-mouth tender. One side order of bacon/cheddar mashed potatoes (also terrific) was enough for the two of us.
This is a great upscale place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2017

It was our first time at Charley's Steakhouse. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Thank you for making my husband's birthday so special!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Charley's is always an exceptional experience. We live a couple hours away, but travel to Orlando 5 or 6 times a year and Charley's is always part of the plan. Great service, food, and atmosphere. Never disappointed. Highly recommend if you enjoy a superb steakhouse experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Our steaks were overcooked and hair was in the bread basket. The steaks were great the second time around. Manager gave a free round of drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Very good food & service we have gone there for years when we are in Orlando We live in Ft Lauderdale

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Superior steak house, definitely the best in Orlando and at or near the best our group had ever experienced. Our Pittsburgh style medium rare black angus rib eyes were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return to Charley's whenever in the Orlando area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We started out with a Spiked Strawberry Lemonade for my wife; and, a Bourbon Flight for me. The lemonade was light and refreshing. The Bourbon flight was served with three excellent pairings of a blue cheese wedge along with orange blossom honey, steakhouse bacon and, the best of the lot, tuna sashimi which paired unbelievably well with the Woodford Reserve. My favorite, unbelievably for me, was the Jack Daniels... it was incredible. My wife had the bacon-wrapped scallops for her starter, which were out of this world!

For wine with dinner, we splurged on the Kestral Old Vines Merlot, from 2002. It was moderately priced; and, very unique; and, very very tasty!

My wife ordered the 8 ounce chef's feature, which was a Filet de Mignon, topped with Crab Meat and a foie gras beurre noir. She loved it! I had the 24 ounce Porterhouse, which is unusual for me, as I am more of a ribeye person... it was the BEST porterhouse I have ever had.

To go along with our steak, we chose the Creamed Kale, which was okay; but, had too much butter. Our plans included dessert, to finish our wine! We split the Chocolate Cake, which is covered in orange-infused dark chocolate icing; and, topped with chocolate bits... it paired very well with the wine.

Erleen was a terrific server; providing the best service; and, making meaningful suggestions. Nabil, was an exceptional bus person; and, he even helped deliver dessert menus and to-go boxes, while making sure our table was cleaned as we completed each course.

The only "hitch" in the whole evening was the change in the location of the valet stand, so we were facing the wrong way when we came in from Universal Blvd.

I truly believe that Charley's Steak House is the epitome of steak anywhere.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Have been going to Charlies for many years,
Best steaks in Orlando, Open wood grill, aged beef and great apps.
Staff is always friendly and service is great.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Great Food/Great Time at Charley's..........Would go back again when I'm back in Orlando or Tampa.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Waited 55 minutes past my reservation time. Unacceptable in my opinion for a restaurant of this nature.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Had a 8:30 reservation, didn't get sat at a table until 9:40. Every time I went to ask how much longer they would tell me I was second in line and would be any minute but would continually sit other tables of same size party with no explanation. Clearly overwhelmed but they did not have the ability or wherewithal to set proper expectations for buyers so we could make a decision to stay or leave. Poor service, would not return or refer.

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