Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.7
5262 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5262 people are saying
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4.8
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smtim
South Dakota
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great sides. I had the sea bass - wow!!

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vipKristineB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had a meal that was not delicious at Charley’s. I always over order on purpose because that little black box in my fridge makes the next day a yummy extension of dinner. The cauliflower is a MUST! Delicious cocktails. It’s pricey but worth it. Our server this time, Kelly, was exceptionally good- been to Charley’s many many times and she was probably the best!

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courtneyh
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it was a wonderful evening. We were able to be placed into a private room for our party, which was unexpected and fabulous!!!

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RonH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best steak I have ever had in a restaurant. Service was impeccable, and my entire party of 6 was extremely happy with their meals and sides. We had a surprise party waiting at home, so unfortunately had to rush through dinner just a bit faster than we would have otherwise. Even still it was an outstanding dinner experience I and cannot overstate the quality of steaks and filets.

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JimmyA
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! We were seated very quickly and the service was outstanding.

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DavidY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality food and service! Charley's somehow manages to distinguish itself from other chop houses while sticking to a classic menu, always dependable.

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JohnW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was good, but not great. Would consider going again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food very good.

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paulettel
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and our waiter was wonderful. I think our waiters name was orksana. He had a Greek name but was not Greek. He was outstanding!

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TevittG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambience was very good. Presentation of different cut of steak from which to choose was great.

The starters were good...not great. The calamari was chewy and the bacon-wrapped scallops were slightly over cooked.

When going to Charley’s you have to decide if you like your steaks seared or chard. This is not a knock on Charley’s, but they char their steaks. It’s crunchy on the outside yet tender on the inside. I prefer simply seared. The price point for their steak is a little high event for an upscale steakhouse.

Charley’s Chilean Sea Bass was simply amazing! It literally melts in your mouth with an abundance of flavor; I would go back for the sea bass alone.

The Mac n cheese, augratin potatoes, and asparagus were all just...okay. Their drinks were okay as well.

Overall, I enjoyed the dining experience at Charley’s and could consider returning again. That said, there are other restaurants in its class that do a better job with it’s steaks, but again, it’s a personal preference I not have my steak charred over wood logs.

I would rate Charley’s a 7.5 of 10.0 as a steakhouse, but 8.0 of 10.0 as a restaurant

PB
vipPaulB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks, great service. Very classy place. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night food was delicious, service was spectacular and ambiance was great!

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CourtneyF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much my mom had an excellent birthday dinner!

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AndrewK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was outstanding. Came here for a work function and our group all walked away full and satisfied.

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GeraldC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Awful service, no fair recommendation all sales oriented.
I couldn't believe it, as it was so badly done, no fun on the consumer side, like an awful movie where you have to watch until the end, credit included.
Maybe it is the rule from the House!?.
Paying up for a meal at a Steak House is one thing, cool with that, getting mugged is an other.
So disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in tampa bay! Everything is cooked to perfection and the service is impeccable. Highly highly recommended to all of my friends.

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Derrick
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The worst visit ever. The dry-aged steaks were full of grizzle and sinews. The cauliflower had a ton of onion chunks in the center that were overwhelming to the dish. Seats were very close to the neighboring family.

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BRADA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always! Celebrated a birthday. Great service!

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LindaH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very classy, great ambience, food was very good.

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RayA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated in the bar area so it was a little noisy but other than that the food was great and the service was spectacular!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food was delicious! Our server was very friendly too.

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DwightS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything! The food was excellent. I had the bone-in ribeye and it was perfect. The house salad dressing was great. Order the cauliflower...you will not be disappointed. Our server was Daryl and he was attentive, helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and guided us through a wonderful meal experience.

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GailB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it is a bit pricey it was absolutely wonderful. I think it is the best food in the area. I guess, in short, one gets what you pay for! I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special treat. Our waiter was as good as the food!

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Naomi
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seems like the common thing to do at this high end steakhouse is pre marinate a salad and let it sit in the fridge to the point that it becomes wilted and soggy. Paying nearly $20 for a salad, they could do much better. Otherwise, this place is great.

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RobynM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adonis was an amazing server. One of the top meals that we have ever had. Will definitely be retuning.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charleys Steakhouse was great. Yes it’s pricey but the food is worth the price. The service is good too. I had a wonderful waitress.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome service!! Loved it. Cant wait to go back!

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Ninaisu
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the overall experience was excellent as always there is no point in arriving early for your reservation because you are not allowed to go to the bar and get a drink.

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CristinaE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly, our server, was wonderful! She was courteous, professional and attentive to all of our needs.

DP
DougandPam
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best dining experience in Tampa yet. The food and service were outstanding.

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KristinaE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Ribeye in town along with the most entertaining service. Such a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some fantastic steaks and the service was great, actually impeccable.

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AmaliaW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as always. Thank you to everyone for the service, food and atmosphere.

The Wilhelm family

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent stone crab claws, Fabulous filet and Kansas City strip. Charley’s is our favorite place to eat and it was made even better Saturday night when we had Adonis as our server, he was wonderful...extremely friendly, his explanation of the menu made you want to order everything, meat presentation was on point, drinks remained full and plates were cleared quickly. Adonis made us feel as if we were VIP (I noticed all his other tables received the same attention) and he seemed to truly enjoy his job. We will definitely request Adonis next time we dine at Charley’s and are already planning our next visit.

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vipMAMDomer
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner and experience was awesome. The waiters are true professionals and entertainers, they made the evening wonderful. The food was absolutely fantastic while I had Chilean Sea Bass everybody else had the Wagyu beef. We were all completely satisfied and look forward to coming back sometime again! There was absolutely nothing done wrong. Thank you!!

CF
ChrisF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

first time in 30 years had a bad meal, steaks over cooked just not good, didn't complain to manager, just not happy. Brought others bragging about your place. Bill was over 1000, which it usually is for four people and that's ok but steaks were not good.

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GeorgeB
Manitoba
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My golf group from Indiana always looks forward to eating here. The steaks,king crab, the sides are all very good. Would recommend for a group or the romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing!! Ryan our sever was incredible. The entire staff was so welcoming and accommodating wow 5 stars for sure!! The food was incredible...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service, salad, and calamari were excellent. The wagyu steak was not what we expected. It was bland and not worth the money you spend. The sides were good but again not worth the price you pay. We had better steaks at Outback. Overrated.

FAQs

Charley's Steak House - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 353-9706.

Charley's Steak House - Tampa is rated 4.7 stars by 5262 OpenTable diners.

Charley's Steak House - Tampa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.talkofthetownrestaurants.com/store/giftcard-main/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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