Charley's Steak House - Tampa

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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!
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was very good, but we had loud female Tampa bay buccaneers fan trying to ruin my surprise birthday supper for my wife. Not the crew’s fault but still will be the only thing I remember most!

KK
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my second favorite steakhouse in TAMPA. Very good food and service. Will definitely be back.

RH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley’s never disappoint us the food is always great

N
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing. I had the 21 day aged rib eye and it was a large portion and cooked to perfection....more fat than I would like so next time I will order a leaner cut. I really wanted to love the lobster Mac and cheese but it was ok. The cauliflower, salad, bread, and libations was fabulous. Overall, enjoyed this dining experience and will return. For my husband’s birthday they had a card at the table and he got ice cream, that was an added touch!

R
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Exceptional meal that I would recommend.

JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful!
At times the noise level was high and was hard to hear people across the table speaking in conversational manner. Our waiter, Miguel, was excellent. He was attentive to our needs and wants.

MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had the best meals in Manhattan, New Orleans, Italy, and so many other places.... but NONE of them compared to the meal I had here! No exageration. I had the 20 once Bison...AMAZING! The other 3 people I ate with similarly had AMAZING meals!

I cannot possibly give this restaurant ENOUGH STARS!

GO HEAR! All of that said, it is EXTREMELY expensive and worth every dime!

AV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a place to recommend for great steak.

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible experience. Not worth my time to write in great detail about how bad it was. This restaurant should be better than they were tonight. Entrees were served 30 minutes after placing order and served cold; and our waiter Rich and Mgr on duty weren’t that concerned about our experience. Actually Rich found us invisible once we knew our meals were unacceptable. My filet was so cool that the truffle butter wouldn’t melt and my husbands was just as cold. We left without eating as we lost our appetites. Worst experience we have ever had at any restaurant.

TP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Most of the time it is awesome. This particular time they dropped the ball!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

SJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Was not enthused with how long it took to get our food. Eaten here many times, but this was one that took a lot longer. The only thing that kept happening for nearly half an hour until the food actually showed up was people apologizing for the delay, the manager left a card but no one actually did much more than that. Little shocked at that response considering what are bill ended up totaling for just 3 people.

V
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great as always!!
It was my wife's Birthday and they made here feel like the Queen she is. She had the 29oz lobster and I had the dry aged ribeye, all cooked to perfection!

DM
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As always our dinner was delicious. Service was good also. We were seated by the bar where it was pretty loud and very dark but decided to stay because we were seated at a booth. Seafood and steaks were delicious, cauliflower side very good!

MM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I been @ Charley’s many times. Also a great experience l. My fav is the Bison Ribeye

K
Raleigh
66 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Charley’s when we’re nearby. The prices are a bit higher but the food is of superior quality and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend the steak of course and the key lime pie.

RM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Had a guest yell across dining room how my steak was. He was upset about his steak. The manager apologized to us

BB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

When you expect to much you may be let down . Heard raving reviews from alt of people about Charlie’s . We arrived well ahead of our reservation of 8:15pm. We asked the hostess and the bartender if they would come find us when our table was ready . We finished our drinks around 8:10 and walked back to the waiting area. Waited for about 10 minutes , as they were busy , and I approached the hostess . I asked where we were on the wait list . She said oh well we called for you in the bar area and no one responded .... Not a big deal , we waited another 10 minutes for them to get a table ready .

Dakota was our waiter . He was phenomenal . Took the time to welcome us and show us the different meats and what they offered . We ordered the Ultimate Surf and Turf . Again , high expectations .... the steak was not cooked correctly and the lobster was okay . To spend a $140 on an entree , you would expect the best you’ve ever eaten . Disappointing. But we can say we’ve been to Charlie’s .

JM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Charley’s. Everything amazing

OT
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be returning

JL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley's never disappoints! We only visit Tampa a few times a year, but when we do, we always visit Charley's. You can count on impeccable service. Our server this time was Miguel, and he was friendly and made us feel right at home. He was thorough and absolutely spot-on with his recommendations. The food and drinks, as always, were superb. We highly recommend both the Wagyu ribeye and the Bison ribeye. And if you go during Stone Crab season, you MUST have the stone crab claws. Charley's is expensive by comparison from our home town, but the food, the drinks, and the overall dining experience is worth EVERY penny.

Our only hitch, and this is strictly a personal preference, is that the bar area is very LOUD (this was a Saturday night) and we were seated very close to it (separated only by a half wall) and so at times it was difficult to carry on a conversation without feeling like we were yelling. It's a nuisance, but it isn't going to prevent us from going back. Everything else is so good, it's worth a bit of noise.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner and service.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server Adonis was amazing! I can’t rant and rave about him enough! He was kind, polite and made the entire experience perfect! Our food came out in a timely manner, it was cooked to perfecting and so much was taken home in leftovers. I can say that this was one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever had.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My steak was undercooked. I asked for medium well. The waitress asked if it was okay if they butterfly it. It came to the table not butterflied and with a red center and red juices. They took it back and cooked it more.

NG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

E
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive service, wonderful food and drinks. One of the best steaks we’ve ever had.

HB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Charlie's and feel very comfortable when we go for a dinner...I ordered the large stone crabs I used to complain as a child when we had to eat them during WW11 along with shrimp fish all just fresh caught at our cabin at Pass-a-grille Beach ….I am sorry to say these were not sweet but dry still I tried to reach back into my childhood and enjoy them as they were.

AW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and wine are great! The AC is not stable, sometimes too cold.

JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Appetizers were delicious too. Lobster mac n cheese and cauliflower were great. steaks were perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Business meeting

PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing...I had the NY Strip with truffle butter, it was cooked perfect. I could cut it with my fork. My husband had the filet. He couldn't even speak, he said it was incredible..
Our server Miguel, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. I highly recommend Charley's.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This was my second time going to Charlie's. A dinner like this requires service. There were 3 times I almost went to the bar to get a refill on my soda. Disappointed in service this time, but food was fantastic.

EM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to this restaurant for at least 5 years. The last time I ate here the service was good but the meal was nothing special. This time the meal and service were outstanding. I will be back

LB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday party was great. Most of the entrees were good. One couple said there steak was cold when received and they were compensated I believe. My girlfriends steak was good but she mentioned a bit on the cool side But overall great dinner

PV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I spend a lot of time with clients in high-end restaurants all over the US and West Indies. So I have a lot of experience to compare with. This was our first time at Charlie’s. The service was excellent as expected. At one point I think we saw more staff than patrons. It was early in the evening. We were able to get a spot at the bar before dinner. Bartender was spot on, very responsive, she spoke intelligently about her menu, and made an excellent martini. When I saw the $65 price tag on my dry aged ribeye I thought... this is going to be awesome. Well sorry Charley, it wasn’t. I don’t think it was even a prime cut. I don’t have a plans to come back. It’s just not worth the value.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Entire staff was as amazing as meal

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We’ve been dining at Charley’s in Tampa for over 25 years. We eat there several times a year with family, friends, clients, etc. I travel throughout North America for business and I do a LOT of entertaining and have always considered Charley’s in Tampa as my favorite. Last night’s service was HORRIBLE and unacceptable! Our sever, Aisha, was completely inattentive. She never once poured us a glass of wine from our bottle and checked on us only when we wanted desert and I had to wave her down to get her attention. I’m typically a large tipper for good service. I begrudgingly gave her 10%, against my better judgment. She didn’t deserve a tip. I’m very disappointed in Charley’s of Tampa...very very poor performance last night.

T
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

It was horrible....the best part were the mashed potatoes and ruby red drink...the rolls weren't so bad either
..the meal itself was very disappointing

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

There is a lot of hype around this place and sadly it didnt meet expectations. The steak was chewy and lacked flavor. A tiny bit of salt would have done wonders. The best part was the cauliflower side, which is not why you come to a steakhouse of this caliber

AS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great experience. We had Vinny as our waiter and he was excellent. Lots of energy and really fun.

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