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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was an awesome experience

GT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Charley's Steak House to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Reservations were a snap on Open Table as always.

Everything was OUTSTANDING and PERFECT. From the atmosphere to the service to the incredible food this was truly a great dining experience.

Can't wait to go back. Kudos to everyone at Charley's for helping to make this celebration a very memorable one!

DB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great - the service and servers were all fantastic- and the food was PHENOMENAL!!!

EA
Jacksonville
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, food was very good, waitress was excellent. Has an old Steakhouse feel. Kind of a throwback. If you were looking for a quite private dinner, this isnt it. High energy everywhere.

BB
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is right up there with all the other upscale fine dining opportunities in Tampa.

GN
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful meal and great service, we love Charlie’s.
Birthday Buttercake was delicious after a very full meal of incredible steaks and sides. One side was timed off of the meal and they brought it to us on the house. The right simple thing to do.
We did get seated in the bar thinking it would be fun but to talk it was a bit loud but great people watching.
Thank you for a beautiful evening staff of Charlie’s!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing, as always. The service was very disappointing and far from the standard that we have previously experienced at Charley’s. At several points through the night we were out of water and we couldn’t even see the waiter to flag him down to ask for any. The process of getting boxes for our food took a while and we had to ask for the check multiple times. This was not a good representation of how Charley’s service is and we will still be back.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What’s with the bed frame as a booth divider? Tacky!!!!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Salad average , potatoes not hot , steak under cooked , service slow steak fries great , desert good , disappointed

JF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Aisha was spectacular!
Amazing food and drinks.

S
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok steak was not as juicy as I hoped for. Had to wait for refill on coffee and dessert took a long time.

RP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. Very pretty restaurant and a lot of big parties. Service was excellent!. I was a bit disappointed in the mixed grill as the fish was overcooked and the shrimp scampi did not really have much taste. The bread and cauliflower dishes were awesome. The best part of the meal were the drinks and the butter cake with salted caramel ice cream - to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a pleasurable experience here. Food and service were excellent.

TT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed it. A bit on the noisy side, but we adjusted to it. The steaks we both received were excellent cuts of meat and cooked as ordered, which is always a good starting point for a steakhouse. In general, however, we thought the steaks were over-seasoned. Way, way too much seasoning for our taste. I prefer to add my own salt or whatever, so I was not happy they chose to do it to that extent, as I was not able to eat most of the steak at the restaurant. I took home about 2/3 of it, scraped off the seasoning, and ate the leftover steak for breakfast. My wife did the same. If we ever go back, we would probably opt for the seafood.

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Christmas late with family

JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was superb. All in our party were extremely pleased. We had one table behind us who were rather loud, but that is something you cannot fault the restaurant for. Overall, wonderful experience

CC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve tried them all, Bern’s, Shula’s, Roccoco. I always go back to Charley’s. I recommend the Waygu ribeye.

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

A very noisy, overcrowded, overpriced restaurant.
Would not return ~ there are too many classy, gourmet restaurants to patronize these overpriced, ridiculously large meal restaurants.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Georgi was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

g
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was an amazing waiter. We felt like we were the only ones he was taking care of. We are scoping out all high end steak houses in Tampa area. Charley’s hands down is far superior to Bern’s. Keep up the great work and let Matt know he is passionate about his job and it shows.

TS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an outstanding dining experience at Charley's. This visit was a celebration of birthday's and an anniversary. As usual our meal presentation was flawless and our waiter, Melissa, was welcoming and helpful with suggestions and tips. We would not hesitate to recommend Charley's (and Melissa). From appetizer to dessert a top notch meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stopped in for meal at the bar early before 7PM NHL GAME. Service, food and steaks excellent. Only problem was room temperature at the bar was about 60F as they had not started the wood grill in the open kitchen area. Fortunately after a cocktail and a few started steak orders that problem resolved itself

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dodd is always amazing and the service was great

JS
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daryl was outstanding and the food was exceptional. With higher end restaurants, you expect a great experience and often are disappointed. The Charley’s experience was awesome. The pace of the meal and the attentiveness of the staff was perfect. Add great food to the mix and you have a great dinner experience. When in Tampa, highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service was fine but the prices were a bit high for Florida.

OR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Steaks. Excellent Service. Once of the best steakhouses in FL

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My lobster was horrible. My only complaint.

GB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Your Steakhouse is our favorite. Brought my sister and her husband. They were Ruth Chris fans.
They both said Chrarley's is head and shoulders above.
You are the only steakhouse that can beat my own.
Can't wait to go again.

We did have an issue with the service.
My sister asked for butter for her bread.
She was told there is plenty on it already???
It was brought to her but after a couple requests.
Never before.

You are the best.
Thank you again.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The food was delicious!

RD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food and service was excellent as always. However, my wife and I had a reservation and were placed in a dark corner near the bar. The crowd next to us was pretty rowdy, there were several fruit flies pestering us, and the lighting by our seats was very poor. We usually have a great time whenever we come to Charley's, but this past visit was ruined by the environment around us.

RC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was superb and food was delicious. We were seated as per out reservation time.

MD
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Service and atmosphere 👍

K
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good special dining place

WI
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot, especially the potatoes, which were cold. Waiter not the most personable. Somewhat indifferent to our request for Apple martini to point of recommending something we where not interested in. Have dined at Charley’s in Orlando several times and found service less than exceptional. This definitely last time we will join any Charley’s for a meal. In our opinion, no comparison to Capital Grill, Perry’s Steak House or Ocean Prime.

SR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved, loved, loved our visit to Charley's Steak House on New Year's Day 2020! My family and some close family friends - ten of us - enjoyed a special private dining experience in the wine room. Mr. Fish, our server, was THE BEST at explaining all of our drink and food choices. If he ever left the restaurant business, he could be in sales :) His descriptions had our mouths watering and taste buds sizzling!

I highly recommend Charley's...not only for the excellent steak; but, for their seafood options, as well.

PH
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing is the best way to describe our dining experience at Charley’s Steak House. Yes, it is a pricy restaurant to be sure, but what you’re paying for is so much more than a good meal in a nice atmosphere. The quality and the attention to every detail of the enjoyment of that food is what makes it worth every penny you pay. Everyone in our party had a different entre and everyone enjoyed everything about their meal. No disappointments, no complaints. Shelly was our server, and she was the best, attentive to our every need and request. This is a restaurant that should be on everyone’s list if you’re in Tampa.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Charleys!! They never disappoint and honestly we think it’s the best steakhouse in Tampa.

AC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to get a drink at the bar while we waited to be seated for our reservation and the 3 bartenders looked at us and passed us by several times so we decided to just get drinks after we were seated. The drink my BF ordered was not the correct gin that he ordered but he didn't want to complain about it. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were a little disappointed that we didn't get to view the tray of meats before ordering. My filet was excellent, although I ordered medium and it came out medium rare. My BF's bison steak was not the best cut but he still enjoyed it. The salads and the side dishes were perfect. We will be back to give Charley's another chance in the future as it is my BF's favorite steakhouse and we look forward to it!

SB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willie our server was amazing. Met friends their for dinner on NYE prior to going out. Fun, energetic atmosphere as the patrons as well as the staff were in a festive mood. Place was extremely busy however that did not dampen the mood!

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