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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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (77)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Romantic (56)
Business Meals (52)
Worth the Drive (49)
Notable Wine List (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Casual (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Tasting Menu (15)
Fun (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I was disappointed with my steak preparation. I order medium rare and it was over cooked. It took awhile to get our entrees and didn’t want to wait for another one. The decor is a bit dated. Needs some upgrades. For the price I was disappointed. I had a better steak and more upscale environment at Eddie V’s.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

All good , dress code too sporty

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined 3 days ago

I am really impressed by how everything turned out minus the food. The steak was over cooked and the lobster was also over cooked, dry and chewy. However I will say we had an amazing night but I can easily get a better steak and lobster for a third of the price elsewhere. The service was great and very polite. Overall a great night and experience but food could definitely be much better especially for the price. The atmosphere is great and made for a wonderful evening. I would not recommend this restaurant simply based on quality of food. I am not a person that will send my meal back, I will except it for what it is or not eat at all.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Service and Food Amazing! The ambiance perfect Going back ASAP

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

Steak was suppose to have s butter truffle finish but it looked more like butter soup. Sometimes more is not best.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Charley's at least 10-12 times as I go every time I pass through Orlando. It has always been, and continues to be, one of my favorite restaurants, anywhere, anytime. Excellent service, wonderfully prepared cocktails and meals. The only problem is deciding what to get!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere / great service very attentive and of course great steaks !

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

The kids' burgers were enormous and delicious. The adults ordered seafood entrees which were outstanding as well. The shareable sides were very large- enough for 3-4 people to share. Overall we were very happy with our meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

We dine here often and decided to take the in-laws for a treat. Food was great, service was even better. Two of the items cane out not exactly at our desired temperature, agreed upon by management they quickly took the item back and served perfectly cooked pieces, they did accommodate these errors perfectly. It was evident that Charleys was having a busy night after checking the grill on the way out there was no space for any other meats. I give them two thumbs up as usual, this time for their ability to keep the customer happy and resolving the issue quickly. I still recommend charleys to everyone that wants a good steak. I get the fabulous filet once a year, if you have not tried this and you are a steak lover....do yourself a favor and just do it. Order the fabulous filet once in your life.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious steaks prepared exactly the way you like. Great service and greater quality food keeps us coming back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Visiting Orlando and wanted a quiet dinner with my wonderful husband. Charley’s was perfect! The food was spectacular and the ambience was wonderful.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and delicious food. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

The first time I ever experienced the incredible Charley's experience was 20 years ago, and I am so grateful to the great man that made it happen. This time was no different. From the wonderful wine and drink selection to the kind of quality food that makes your eyes roll into the back of your head in disbelief, every single thing was absolutely amazing. The service was a bit higher than top notch, never skipping a beat. They even made a togo box of some leftover steak for my loving pitbull Charlie. My friends from Ohio and Arizona were blown away by the experience. Couldn't imagine a single thing that could have made it any better, except maybe saving room to try that salted caramel infused cheesecake... Save up for that special occasion, make a reservation, and thank me later! Thank you Charley's!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Tapas, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

We visited for Valentine’s Day. Everything was great. We were seated at the appropriate time of our reservation and our server tried to make our dining experience one to remember. The food was cooked to perfection. Dessert (chocolate cake) was delicious. Wine recommendation was really spot on to compliment our dinner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, the porterhouse steak was fabulous and so easy to cut, I didn’t need my knife most of the time!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter Frances was awesome, very attentive to our needs. Food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and service, probably the best ribeye that I have ever eaten! Make it a must stop if you are in the area!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter would promise some item, water refill or sugar for tea, then not bring it. The steak and sides were delicious but a side lobster tail had shell fragments. Toward the end I began to feel like serving us was a distraction to the waiter. For $150 meal I was expecting better.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Todo lo que pedimos estaba excepcional!!!
Partiendo por el servicio, el pan y la carne es espectacular!!! Infinitas gracias por una tremenda velada, 1.000% recomendable.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food a little bit noisy but overall great

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 (Dorset)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Waited nearly an hour to finally order some food! Asked for a bottle of wine which they couldn’t find, eventually we choose a different bottle but still had a long wait until it came then finally put our food order in which again took ages. When the food arrived it was good but I was past the point of wanting to eat and out daughter was falling asleep at the table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is our go to steakhouse in the Orlando area mainly due to the unique flavor for the wood pit they use to cook the steaks. All the food was good but the lobster tail was just ok. It had some breading and seasoning on it which was over powering. I wouldn’t recommend the lobster tail but other dishes were all very good. I suggest the creamed kale side which is similar to creamed spinach. Wine list is a little over priced at around 3x retail.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First-our waiter -Walter was amazing. Not pretentious very friendly. Small error with our drinks. He replaced them immediately. Filet was cooked perfectly. Recommend ordering key lime pie first-so you save room. Our second trip will return !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ambiance of the restaurant is nice, the grill is at the front when you first walk in and gives a wonderful welcoming aroma. The grill is 1200 degrees and supposedly sears your steak immediately to lock in the juices and flavor.

The side dishes here are more like sides you would get at a typical chain restaurant, they are large portions that were clearly not created or prepared by a chef and unfortunately nothing special.

The portabello mushroom app was tasty, with the mushrooms lightly breaded and crispy, but the "fondue" was nothing more than a ranch-type dressing with chunks of blue cheese. Although there was a candle under the "fondue" it was not the slightest bit warm. The wedge salad was huge and again, nothing special. The lobster mac and cheese was very good but a little light on the lobster. The presentation was also lacking as it came in what could only be described as a large brick and was not very visually appealing. The sauteed onions were good. Lastly, the broccoli was seemingly steamed although it said "sauteed" on the menu. It did not have any seasoning at all and was almost raw to the point I could not spear it with my fork.

The flavor of the steak was great and the high temperature grill does give a beautiful sear to the outside of the steak, but all of that is lost when the steak is overcooked. My medium plus steak came out well done.

Dessert was decent, but the salted caramel ice cream had a slightly gritty texture.

Service was ok, but our waiter was a little over the top. I also am not a person that cares for a presentation of raw meat to choose from prior to dinner.

All in all I think that quality of the food does not justify the price. We ended up with a bill over $300 after tip and we've paid less for a much better meal at the more upscale Bull & Bear Restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

See previous review that was left, great food and waiting staff as always. Was originally told 1.5 hour wait without a reservation hostess and bar staff were rude about the bar area being open seating. I then went online and made a reavervation and was called back within 5 minuets of making resveration. If reservations are going to be required for quality service they should be required.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Charley's was recommended from someone that dined there 2 years ago. They highly recommenced Charley's and I was not disappointed. We had the Bison and Ribeye

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place with awesome food and a unique experience for the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great dinning experience. Kobe Ribeye, crab appetizer platter, lobster mac and cheese were all awesome. Charley's is the one must place for us to go when were on iDrive. Doesn't matter if you only speak Spanish or English our waiter Ken was the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Been there once before. This time around food was ok but seating left a lot to be desired. Seated near entrance and although I looked for different seating was not told other side of the restaurant was available. Issue was not with service as that was good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants, anywhere, not just in Orlando. The escargot was fabulous and the Famous 20oz Filet was prepared perfectly for my wife and I. Our waiter Ken and his associates were extremely proficient and helpful, and seemed to anticipate our every need.

Outstanding dining experience and great way to celebrate an 80th Birthday!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was awesome, best Steak I ever had.

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 (Bath)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great waiter service and understanding the menu and steak pieces. Changed some food for us, took garlic off the bread to start etc which was lovely.
The steaks were cooked to perfect, but personally, although we liked the smoked taste, it was a little too much for us hence the stars here. Nothing to do with how they were cooked, just our taste preferences.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good as always

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

All around awesome. The servers are the best. No better place for steaks.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best service, hands-down. The wait staff and management at this location is top notch. The steak was phenomenal as usual. The French fried potato wedges were awesome. The mushroom appetizer made with rice flour, needed more breading... The crispy mushroom pieces were the most desirable, the larger cuts of mushrooms are not very good.
Last, the Mac n cheese square was poor. I would like the Mac n cheese to be made with better cheeses. It was not good.
This place is very special. Overall great job.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vegan, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a perfect dinner. They treated us like VIPs and the food was delicious! Our experience has been the same since the first time we went there 3 years ago. We highly recommend Charley’s in Orlando!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing place. Great wait staff, food, and cocktails

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Charley’s. The server was very attentive, the atmosphere was comfortable yet sophisticated, and, best of all, the steaks were superb! We’ll be sure to return during our next visit to Orlando.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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