Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.6
3060 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 353-9706
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Leo Ballen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cypress between Lois & Westshore
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Complimentary Valet
Self-Parking
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Charley’s Steak House showcases several elegant private dining rooms accommodating 12 to 66 guests, including its famous and intimate “Wine Cellar Room”. We offer menus ranging from cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to a several course dining "extravaganza." Our Executive Chef has created a variety of group menus for you to choose from, including our award winning steaks and just-caught seafood. 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
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JK
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall Ambience is excellent. Service is spectacular. Steak didn't appear to be as good as on previous visits

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C
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my birthday and, as usual, the food and service were outstanding.

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R
Tampa
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner! Great service! Really yummy chocolate cake!the restaurant was packed and we were Not rushed at all.

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MG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Food was a little bit over priced. You can get the same steak for less at another restaurant. Steak was cooked perfect. Bar was small. Thanks.

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l
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charley's Steak House is one of our favorites! We took some friends out to Charley's that had never been there before. They loved the place as much as we did. We'll all be back!

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NB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Charley's. The service was great and I loved the feel of the restaurant! My boyfriend and I were unimpressed with our food however. We loved the escargot and house salads but both our steaks were alright with no wow factor! He got the fabulous filet and I got the bison ribeye. We felt there's other local steakhouses with better steaks and for a better price.

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LG
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Steak was over cooked so we missed eating together. This is about the third time this has happened since we have dined there.

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TB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charley’s was above our expectations. We run a summer camp in NC and had just hosted 220 evacuees from Hurricane Florence. We escaped to Florida for a couple days of rest and found Charley’s. John, the manager was amazing and comp’d us dessert when he heard our story. We will be back in town at Thanksgiving and already planning on coming back. The Lobster mac-n-cheese was incredible as well as everything else we ordered. Thank you, Charley’s!!

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b
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I, love Charlie's. I just can't say enough nice things. If your in a hurry do not go here, this is a high end steak house, but never had a bad meal. Try the cedar plank crab cakes. Awsome. Split the 20 oz. filet, have them cut it in front of you table side, ask for the bearnaise sauce. Mushrooms are to die for. Well that's enough, hope enjoy if you go. Expect a 200.00 bill if you enjoy a bottle of wine with your dinner.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was an excellent server. Knowledgeable and personable. They have great new dry aged steaks. I had the ribeye. It was amazing. The steak tartar prepared table side had incredible flavor. Really great night!!

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FV
Tampa
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak was over-cooked, which isn’t good for a steakhouse and an expensive steak at that! King crab legs were delicious and perfectly done!

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Thought there would be a little something for a birthday that they were aware of, but no,nothing. Too bad they don’t do a scoop of ice cream for a $60meal.

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MW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. Best part was the service. Food is good but not the best in town. I would rate Ruth Chris above this for steak. But it was still quite good and I’d go again.

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F
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good experience overall. The food was superb! And, our server was wonderful, however our greeting was not perfect - when we checked in, the hostess thanked us and said it would be just a few minutes. Close to 10 minutes later my husband approached and said, "I guess you're running a bit late tonight?" She said, "No, have you checked in yet?" Apparently they had forgotten about us, which was interesting, because no one else had checked in after us.

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TM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I celebrated my Mother's birthday with her two friends at Charley's Steak House. The staff was very accommodating, polite and excited to serve us. The manager brought out a complimentary appetizer of meat balls. The service was excellent but the food was just okay. There was nothing special about the food. The salad, dinner rolls, and the complimentary birthday ice cream were the best things we ate there. We also had the crab cakes as an appetizer, the server claimed they were top notch and better than Maryland crab cakes, they were filled with plenty of crab meat as he stated but runny with too much mayo and not baked to a cake. My mother and her friends ordered Porterhouse steaks, they stated their steaks were not over the top, nothing special, one of my mother's friend stated her steak was on the salty side. I ordered the $39 Sea Bass and I left the restaurant still hungry, the portion was so small. I recommend go buy a good quality steak and grill it yourself.

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RP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to have our 25 wedding anniversary meal. The waiter was excellent very friendly and always kept our water glasses full.

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RO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First of all, we have been going to Charley's for years & my wife has been going since it opened. We have always told people it was our favorite upscale steakhouse.
We went for my wife's birthday & it was a fi asco. We left without eating. It started with the hostess who was not at all welcoming. It seemed like she didn't want to be there.
Nathan was our server. We ordered cocktails and they brought us 3 marsala meatballs. My wife dropped a meatball on her napkin & asked for a new one. He never brought it & we got it from another server. We ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner. He came back to tell me they were out of that one & tried to upsell me. We chose another wine & Nathan came back & told us they had that one. A couple of minutes later a lady came to tell us they didn't have that one either. By this time we had been there about an hour & Nathan was very attentive to the other 2 tables & seemed to ignore us. We told him to forget the wine & I told him I didn't appreciate the up selling. He then said that we were questioning his integrity & he would send his manager over & get us a new server.
The manager didn't listen to our concerns & defended Nathan. He said something about they were changing out the stock & they had problems with wines at that price point ($45) and "it is what it is". By this time our evening was ruined & we asked for the check for the drinks so that we could leave. He said that he wasn't going to charge us for the 3 drinks & we left. We will probably never return.

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Tampa. Everything about our meal was perfect from the food to the great service we got.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The difference in all steak houses is the quality,cut,preparation and finnish!
All were outstanding!
The lamb chops were phenomenal also!!

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RA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entree a bit on the pricey side but very delicious. We will be back.

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DH
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service. Our server Rich was the ultimate professional. Detailed explanations, helped us make good selections, and was very pleasant to work with The Beef selections were plentiful and various hi quality cuts.

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g
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was more than enough and we enjoyed every bite. Thank you for having excellent chefs and waitors.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the food!! We made reservations and walked over from our hotel next door. There was a bit of a wait because it was a Saturday night and it was packed. We had a great time and the atmosphere was elegant and dark. Perfect for a special occasion!

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NW
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When we are in Tampa or Orlando we like to go to Charlies

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B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service is always amazing and the food is top notch. We had an issue with one of the orders, but the person waited until the end to say anything, so I can't fault the restaurant. For steak in Tampa, it doesn't get better than Charley's.

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KJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I went last night for my 60th birthday. We had a party of 10 and we were placed in the banquet room with very load people around us making it impossible to talk to one another. It was so loud our waitress kept having us repeat ourselves when ordering. Next the room was extremely cold and way to lite up. the food was fantastic as usual and my group as it was their first time raved about the food.

I was disappointed to see people wearing shorts, tee shirts and flip flops. I thought the restaurant held a standard of being on the elegant side.

We will be going back and sit in the main dinning room where is quiet and romantic.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers, Vinny and Fish, were great and the food was wonderful. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the staff made him feel very special.

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TR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are excellent
Probably one of the best meals you will get anywhere in the world

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and super yummy! Best ever

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great experience but when it got busier, some of the service was slower

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stefan was absolutely wonderful. I had the absolute best steak of my life. Highly Recommend and will be returning again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 2

I’ve been here a few times before and had a decent time and decent food. This time my meal was horrible asked for medium rare and basically got well done which made it dry and extra smokey flavored. The worst filet i’ve ever had. Spent waaay too much family of 4 for 2 over cooked terrible filet’s and some mediocer sides. The only good thing about the meal was the bison that was cooked the way it was requested.

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R
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience from the very beginning. We were 10 minutes early for our reservation, but that didn't matter. We were seated immediately. Our server was professional, and very nice. He was very attentive to our selections. The drinks and food came instantaneously from when we ordered them. Each dish was perfectly timed. The appetizer was followed immediately by our salad and our delicious bread. I've been doing the ketosis diet, but I decided to cheat when I saw the bread. It was well worth it. My wife ordered the filet mignon and I had the ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection. My side of asparagus was the most delicious I had ever eaten. My wife's baked potato was perfect as well. They prepare it for you at the table to your liking. We had the best steaks and the best experience ever. If we had one complaint, it would be that we didn't have enough room in our stomachs to try dessert.

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L
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family shared another Birthday at Charley’s Steak House, the wine selection is endless, bison ribeye OMG- must eat and the service was perfect. We had an early dinners reservation, highly suggested because it can turn out to be event which Charley’s wants you to have. No rush, we took our time and enjoy a lot good laughs. Over the last 20hrs we keep coming back, don’t waste your time and go anywhere else, just go to Charley’s!!!

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VM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent !! the best dirty martini to date. The rib-eye steak was outstanding !!

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C
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are always outstanding!!!!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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E
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

I have enjoyed dining at Charleys for years. This was not a enjoyable visit. Upon arrival one hostess was assisting someone on the phone while the other Justin Bieber lookalike was texting on his personal phone. The young lady elbowed him repeatedly to assist me to no avail. He continued on with his text until he was finished. After waiting 10 minutes or so past our reservation time we were seated. We waited more than 15 minutes for the first contact with our server. Three tables sat after us had drinks and one had appetizers prior to our waitress breaking away from the table of young fellas she was focused on the entire evening. I will return to charleys, if I have the same service again it will be my last visit.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Steaks are always decent. Lobster Mac and cheese was dry and not edible The waitress had too many tables. Service was the worst we have ever experienced there. Disappointed overall.

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i
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting some friends for the weekend, and Charley’s is my go to place in Tampa. Best steakhouse in town IMO.

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