About Charley's Steak House - Tampa

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!

4444 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Cypress between Lois & Westshore

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 353-9706

Website:
http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet
Self-Parking

Executive Chef:
Leo Ballen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Charley's Steak House - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (130)
Good for a Date (116)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
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Romantic (85)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Notable Wine List (73)
Business Meals (72)
Worth the Drive (66)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Good for Groups (43)
Cozy (36)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Hot Spot (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Fun (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Casual (23)
Authentic (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Happy Hour (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (11)
Paleo Friendly (9)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Desiree, our server was exceptional. Very nice and very knowledgeable. With tip, our bill came out to $297.80. We were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary. Typically we go to Armani's for the view and the big splash they make for birthdays and anniversaries . We had a generous gift certificate from a friend and wanted to try Charlies so we decided to celebrate here. The steaks are excellent, grilled at 1200 degrees. Only downsides is that for a special occasion, they really do not do anything special except a scoop of ice cream with a candle. We will go back because the steaks are wonderful and that is why you go to a steakhouse. Just cannot recommend it for special occasions as there is nothing very special for major Anniversaries.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was as fantastic as ever. Had the crabcakes as an appetizer, huge Caesar salad, and had to take most of the main course and sides home because I was so full. Our server Michael was extremely personable and an absolute delight.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great dinner experience. One of the very best steakhouses in America!
Steak is melt in your mouth fantastic, lobster tails are flavorful and tender, sides are delicious and plentiful. Drinks are good, they always have a nice selection of single malt Scotch. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. I had a ribeye cooked medium and the quality of meat mixed with a bit of charring on the outside certainly made this a meal to remember. I have been to a couple other award winning notable steak places in the area and I will say i have only had one other steak that was on the same level.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

All was going great. Food was amazing. Proceeded to pay with a gift card and was denied because it appears the card was expired. Despite telling waitress I was not aware of expiration and asking if there was anything she could do, the response was: “it’s stated on the back of the card, would you want me to swipe your credit card”. This was the turning point of a wonderful experience to a very negative ending. We didn’t go there just because of the gift cards, that was a plus. We went there because we have enjoyed their food for years. The least the waitress could have done was to tell us she would see what a manager could do knowing we were celebrating a very special occasion. Instead she ignored that and asked for alternate form of payment. Very poor customer service recovery skills. Sad that it happened as there are other companies that are as good out there. We drove 45 minutes hoping to have a nice dinner but she ruined it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Wagyu Ribeye and Stone Crab Claws were delicious. We will be coming back for sure

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

My sister had an amazing birthday here! We were sat in a private room and had one of the best waitresses. The food was absolutely amazing!! Great ambiance, food, and people.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was outstanding! From the beginning, starting with the smoked old fashion, the gator, and the filet with the shrimp/scallop scampi. Finishing off the evening with the chocolate cake! It was the perfect date night! Vinny our server did an excellent job.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time eating at Charley's. We were blown away by the service and the waiter's attention to detail about the wine list and food being offered. I would definitely come again for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

The overall experience was good, but the steak (Kansas City Strip) was not the best I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly, but not as tender or flavorful as I had hoped.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food service and oversll tome

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I went to Charley's (our first time) on the advice of a dear friend to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time, the food was amazing, but the service (Michael) out-shined everything and was absolutely impeccable! Everyone was so incredibly attentive and so very gracious to let us know that they knew that it was our anniversary. They absolutely went out of their way to make us feel extra special. We will definitely return❤️

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·Dined 6 days ago

Ordered the 20oz filet, rare + it came out cooked to medium. I showed the waiter he agreed it was far past medium & took the steak back to the kitchen 10 minutes later they bring a steak that was “extra rare” cold all the way through the steak basically the cooks sarcastic response to me sending the steak back. I let them know the steak would need to be cooked a bit more to get it to rare + 10 minutes later again a manager brought the steak out still extra rare I had them box it up and said I’d be better off cooking the steak myself. Unfortunate ending to a 4 year relationship with this restaurant. I will no longer be a regular at this Steakhouse.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Always consistent, great tasting steaks and food! Incredibly knowledgeable service!

We will return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter suggested a great scotch for me... the food was great as usual..

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We tried various things on the menu all fantastic. The U2 shrimp paired with the filet was incredible!!! I could have eaten 3 of the U2 shrimp!!! The bison rib eye was also incredible. The sides and the house salad were also excellent.
The presentation of the meat and desert cart are the old steakhouse feeling!!!

I'll be back again!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service and great meal. Rich was a fantastic server and made it a great experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Birthday celebration for our oldest daughter and were able to bring along the Grandparents who hadn't been back in a while and they enjoyed the dinner very much.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have been to Berns and Charley's is every bit as good with a much better ambiance. We had their signature Old Fashion cocktail. Delicious! Angus ribeye with Oscar topper. Melt in your mouth perfection. Plus a side of broccoli and roasted garlic. Perfect evening.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Charley's has been one of my favorites for some time. It hasn't always been consistent but they fix or try to fix those issues. This was a good experience and certainly, I would be back.

Highlights - my nephew loved his first experience with Wagyu beef. However, the waiter misrepresented the product. It is NOT Kobe beef, but Wagyu. Comes from the same area but not Kobe. I am a stickler for details and especially beef.

The shrimp cocktail was excellent. I could have stood more heat in the cocktail sauce but then again I did not ask for hot sauce.

Annoying - my nephew has pretty pedestrian tastes and for an appetizer he wanted bacon. The first round of interaction was frustrating and a bit put off. Everything is premade, the bacon is wrapped around the scallops, etc. The second round, just after my shrimp cocktail was a delivered, was a little more direct - my nephew wants a bacon appetizer and I'd like to know why he can't get it, hinting manager. Several minutes later - a plate of bacon appeared.

Different - the "french fries". Battered wedges of potatoes, deep fried with parmesan cheese sprinkled on them. Tasty.

My complaint - Charley's says they are one of the top ten steakhouses in the US. So what's up with serving choice grade beef. Everything should be prime - that is what the other 9 serve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always enjoy having dinner at Charleys, service is great.
Salad and Fried Shrimp today, love it can eat it once a week!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our waiter was excellent, his knowledge of the menu items was immense. Everything was cooked to perfection, one of the best Steakhouses I’ve been to.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overpriced. Can get a much better meal at Berns. Wine list is extremely pricey for the bottles. Not worth it. Much better options if you are looking for a good steak in Tampa. Service was amazing and the ambiance was plesant.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The steak was good but way overpriced !!
No value for the money. I can get good steak elsewhere for half the price and half the stuffiness

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent for an special occasion!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing!!! Our favorite restaurant!! We will be back!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I ordered a steak medium and it came out medium rare. I feel the one thing they should definitely know how to cook is a steak.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never disappoints. We always choose Charley’s for a night out. The experience is true steak house and the steaks are a cut above the rest.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall, food was good. Although, for the price, I would want great/amazing. My husband ordered their signature filet, and that was undercooked (cold center, purple, some would say raw). My filet was cooked as asked. Cheese bread was a nice addition. Sides were good and service was great. Although, when my husband asked for assistance with his steak it was brought back without much consideration. My husband use to be a server back in the day and was very upset that they simply throw away their dessert tray display without offering it to staff.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great - My husband and I split a filet and ribeye so we got the best of both worlds. Both were fantastic. We decided to have caramel cheesecake to go - totally worth every bite! Service was excellent as always.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very intimate. The booth was an awkward height but the food was delicious!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a date night with my wife, and I will say that everything was perfect. Starting with our reservation to the end.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was amazing as well as the service.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great way to celebrate our anniversary! Food and service were excellent!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of our favorites in Tampa. The steak is tops in the area.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I frequently visit some of the top restaurants in Tampa. Charley has the best steaks of any of those other establishments.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Perfect. Vinny was an excellent waiter.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I eat at Charley's fairly often. This experience was sub-par. We had the fabulous filet and requested medium-rare. It came over done. It was dry and nowhere near the quality we're used to from Charley's. My son had the ribeye and had the same experience. Service was outstanding, as usual. For a $500 dinner, it was disappointing but, based on prior experiences, I would give them another shot.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My wife’s bday

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Overall experience was exceptional! The server was top notch and very knowledgeable about every facet of the meal.....the bone in ribeye was nothing short of excellent! A little on the pricey side but the quality was impeccable....would highly recommend this establishment to anyone!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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