Charley's Steak House - Tampa

4.6
3161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
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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Payment options
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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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
Self-Parking
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Special events & promotions
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
Additional
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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was wonderful, but our server was not the most polite.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant! Setting is beautiful and elegant. There is also a private room that provides an exclusive location within the restaurant. Food is pricey, but well prepared, and well worth it if your the sort who can appreciate the intricacies of a meticulously prepared meal. Wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu, food prep, even explaining the different aging processes they use on the steaks. They are also happy to let you enjoy your dining experience with those you came with.

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YS
West Virginia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While the restaurant was in a good location and the service was great I did not like my steak. I thought it was overpriced as well. My husband did like his steak. The asparagus was over cooked and stringy with no flavor. I did like the ambiance and and the Sommelier and our Server were awesome. At this price range I would NOT recommend this steakhouse. I would suggest going to Berns or Ruth Chris.

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I
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food & service were very good. Enjoyed our dinner

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and atmosphere

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OE
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food - loved our waiter.

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C
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Charley's displays the total package. Food, service, and atmosphere. Espresso martini, excellent steak, amazing shrimp cocktail, and overwhelming cauliflower.

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

Wonderful night at Charley's as usual. We are never disappointed when dining here. Most recent night out was for our wedding anniversary and the staff made sure it was a special night.

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

Charley’s Management—I was a bit disappointed this visit ...mainly because this report is s reflection of this visit and the last (which I hoped was an anomaly). The trends are this ..the food quality in terms of delivery time and presentation is lacking originality. Specifically, on this visit the calamari was soggy and rubbery when delivered to the table. Now as a disclaimer to why I didn’t address this on the spot...I use Charley’s for my most important out of town clients for business discussions. I do this because the wait staff is professional, attentive, appointed well and; most importantly, aware. But the food needs to stay on par. My bone in rib eye 28oz dry age cut was done correctly but the outside was grill burnt not crusted. And, finally the Caesar salad was just whole leaves with sauce on then ..could we at least rough chop the romaine?

I know you don’t want to hear this but between my last visit and this one I took a friend to Bascoms Chop house ...the food was better and the service was on par. Again I’m disappointed that my next business meeting is probably going to be there.

Feel free to contact me,

Doug Orman

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MM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Steaks, great craft beer and wonderful service always a treat to eat at Charley’s

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KM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant steak I’ve ever had ... cooked to perfection!

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HI
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

I was surprised when my waiter offered my son and I, an option for an appetizer, that should've been introduced as an entree. We were considering something from the appetizer list, and he suggested the lobster bites (fried in a light batter) and we went for it, and loved it! So I, under the impression that it was going to cost someone in the area of the appetizer's price range, ordered a second one, because my second son joined us. And when I get the bill, the lobster cost $64 per order. I guess I should've asked the price, but I also think he could've given us an indication of the cost. But, we still enjoyed your wonderful restaurant, and look forward to our next visit. Your manager Ms. Dasilva, gave us a $35 card for our next visit. Thanks.

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B
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday, everything was perfect!

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JC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!! Keeps me coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there tonight. Our experience started with being seated exactly at our reservation time, while it was still very busy. We sat down and were greeted quickly by a very nice, happy, informative server. I looked over the cocktail menu and while not being a big drinker, I asked her for a recommendation. She said her favorite drink was a Blueberry Mojito. I went with it. I was more than impressed at how quick it came and how good it was. She then went over all the different kinds of steaks they had and we ordered. We had split the Fabulous Filet (which was tender enough to cut with a fork), bacon & cheddar mashed potatoes & broccoli. Our meal came with very tasty fresh garlic cheese rolls and one of the best house salads I've ever at. The salad had lots of Parmesan cheese and a very flavorful house vinaigrette. Our meal came out almost immediately after we were done with the salads. Wow, those steaks were so tender and seasoned perfectly. The bacon and cheddar potatoes were a perfect complement to the roasted garlic broccoli with the steaks. Then very full, but completely enticed by the desserts strolling out of the kitchen, we ordered the Warm Butter Crunch Cake with caramel ice cream. It was amazing!! Such a great finish to this meal. Completely expecting a $300 tab, we ask for the bill. It wasn't even $150.00. This place was amazing. 100% best experience in a fine dining establishment. I more than recommend this place and will definitely be back!!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were simply excellent, aged to perfection. The presentation by our waiter of the various steak options was very entertaining and informing. The decor and environment was very cozy, quiet. They have a great wine selection as well, suited for all budgets. The sides were amazing and the desserts delicious.

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined at Charley's on several occasions including on Valentine's day and have NEVER been disappointed with the restaurant staff starting with the Valet before you get into the restaurant, the waitstaff, food and ambience. Would highly recommend!!!

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DO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday. Food was incredible, service was awesome, would definitely recommend!

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SZ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in a long time and I’ve been all over the world. Joy and John were absolutely fantastic. Loved the steak selection and presentation. We started off with the delicious steak tar tar with a new world bottle of Etude Pinot Noir. Our dinner was accompanied with the house salad served with a warm, buttery, and cheesy bread. We opted for the 50oz. And Caribbean lobster tail dinner and split a filet done in an almost Oscar style. The Sommelier was outstanding as well. The Banfi Brunello di Montepulciano. He brought over a decanter to my delight. Very appropriate service. The only critique I had was that I found the side of lobster Mac and cheese was a little bland and not as much lobster that hoped there to be, but hey everyone has their own way of doing that dish. The thing I liked most about the atmosphere is we weren’t rushed. I come down to celebrate 2 birthdays a year. Usually our go to is Bern’s. Well, that’s going to change for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal, little pricey but for special occasions it’s the best.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are on vacation and it was a wonderful decision to eat at Charley’s! Food was awesome and staff was above and beyond friendly. Definitely will be back the next time we are in Tampa.

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated wedding anniversary and was seated in quieter area of restauarant so ambiance was perfect. Steaks were amazing except for one of steaks bit undercooked but still great experience.
Wait staff surprised us with some extras for our special occasion, which was a class act gesture.

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered Charley's on our honeymoon 28 years ago and anytime we are in the Orlando or Tampa area we make sure to visit. Top notch service and great food. Looking forward to many more visits.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I don't know what they do to the steaks, but it is insane. Everything was incredible. I actually had the double pork chop and those are just off the chart

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GA
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service Excellent food - cannot beat a better quality experience

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B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the service was just as good(Rich was our waiter and was AMAZING!!) I would highly recommend a martini with their blue cheese/bacon olives! YUM!!

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PB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I specifically requested a quiet table for a business meeting. What I got was a table for 8 pushed into a corner banquet style - not at all conducive to conversation.

On top of that, the steaks were not cooked to order, some steaks were cold, and items were missing from the order.

Overall very disappointed with the experience.

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JS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Broccoli and garlic sounds like a great side but when it comes out steamed to death x 2, there’s a kitchen issue. And server/management didn’t do anything to make up for it. KC Strip was good.

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GV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Very Bad Service for a very pricey dinner....

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HA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could say nothing, but amazing!!
Thanks for such as great night!!

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r
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Charley's years ago went last Saturday for my wife's birthday got lucky got seated at a great table next to the window, the food was excellent one of the top five meals that we have had, could be the top 3 cant remember them all

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AR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to Charlie's twice and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The steaks were tremendous. I highly recommend the bone-in rib-eye. To add some more flavor you have to get the truffle butter, you will not be disappointed.

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JR
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinning experience was absolutely phenomenal!

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BE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT PLACE FOR DATE NIGHT. GREAT FOOD. WORTH THE DRIVE

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Richard was our server. We had him before and as always he was excellent

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G
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

steak was salty
waitress poor
overcharged for wine

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TH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service. We went to Charley's in Tampa, FL, to celebrate our anniversary and were treated almost like royalty! Some might consider the prices a bit expensive (we did not because of the quality of the food and service) but, as they say, "you get what you pay for". We highly recommend Charley's without hesitation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was horrible and host was even worse. Wasn’t worth the money

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W
Naples
47 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Charleys, Escargot, Filet, Pork Chops all delicious. Michael was a very good server.

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